Seminar Series

The Department of Pharmacology Seminar Series is held on Tuesdays at 12 PM in W331 (unless otherwise noted) and is open to all.  

January 9th, 2024

Corey Speers, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Radiation Oncology, University Hospitals - “Novel Strategies to Improve Radiation
Efficacy for Women with Aggressive Forms of Breast Cancer: Biologically Informed Clinical Trial Design”

January 16th, 2024

Tae Hun Kim, Ph.D., Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine - “DNA Damage Repair and Biomolecular Condensates: Deep Dives into Post-Translational Modifications and their Biological Functions”

January 23rd, 2024

Agata Extner, Ph.D., Radiology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine - “Unique Potential of Gas Core Nanoparticles (aka nanobubbles) in Drug Delivery to Solid Tumors”

January 30th, 2024 

Yang Liu, Ph.D., Bioengineering, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine - “Identification of Novel Targets for Genome-Wide Cancer Genomic Changes”

February 8th, 2024 (Online via Zoom)

David Olson, Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Davis - "Psychedelics and Related Plasticity-Promoting Neurotherapeutics"

February 13th, 2024

Afshin Dowlati, M.D., Medical Division of Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine - “Translating Biology into Therapy for Small Cell Lung Cancer”

February 20th, 2024 

Xiao Li, Ph.D., RNA Center/Biochemistry & Biochemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine - “Utilizing Wearables for Early Disease Detection and Personalized Health Management”

February 27th, 2024 

Kaixiang Cao, Ph.D., Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, "Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression and Cell Identity" 

March 5th, 2024

Deepika Vasudevan, Ph.D., Cell Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - "mRNA Translation Regulation in Photoreceptor Health and Disease"

March 12th, 2024

Sujata Rao, Ph.D., Ophthalmic Research, Cleveland Clinic Foundation - “Ocular Clocks in Retinal Development and Disease”

March 19th, 2024

Sheila Singh, Ph.D., Counseling & Psychological Services, Cornell University - "Understanding Clonal Evolution in Recurrent Medulloblastoma: in vivo Modeling and Cancer-selective Drug Discovery and Design"

March 26th, 2024

Zihua Gong, M.D., Ph.D., Cancer Biology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation - "Regulation of DNA Repair Pathways"

April 2nd, 2024 (Sternlicht Family Memorial Lectureship in Cancer Biology and Pharmacology)

Kunle Odunsi, Ph.D., Comprehensive Cancer Center (Obstetrics and Gynecology, Biological Sciences Division), University of Chicago - "Novel Insights in How Tryptophan Metabolism Shapes Immunity to Ovarian Cancer" (Will be in E401)

April 9th, 2024

Julio Cordero-Morales, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas (Houston) McGovern Medical School - "The Role of PIEZ02 in Angelman Syndrome"

April 16th, 2024

Konstantin Petrukhin, Ph.D., Ophthalmolic Science, Columbia University Irving Medical Center & Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

April 23rd, 2024

Susan Brockerhoff, Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Washington - "Mitochondria and Retinal Disease"

April 30th, 2024

Samer Hattar, Ph.D., National Institute of Mental Health - "Beyond Vision: How light influences behaviors"

May 7th, 2024

Ze Zhang, MBBS., Ph.D., Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin - “The Reciprocal Regulation
Between Lipids and Blood Clotting”

May 14th, 2024

Natividad "Natacha" Ruiz, Ph.D., Microbiology, Ohio State University - “Lipid transporters that build the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria”

May 21st, 2024

Dipanjan Chowdury, Ph.D., Radiation Oncology, Harvard University - "Expanding the Scope of DNA Repair Factors-Novel Roles and Applications"

May 28th, 2024

Peder Lund, Ph.D., Nutrition, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine - "Tracing metabolic connections between the gut microbiota and host epigenetics”