Frontiers in Pharmacology Lecture Series

Each year the Department of Pharmacology invites distinguished researchers to present their work on topics broadly related to pharmacology. Topics range from those closely aligned with the research interests of the department to areas of interest to researchers across the UC Davis campus and the UC Davis School of Medicine. All seminars are held in the Genome Building Auditorium at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays (per schedule below).

2017 - 2018

January 16, 2018
Lecture: "Exploring and Exploiting the Spatial Constraints of Local Signaling" (PDF)
Speaker: John Scott, Ph.D., University of Washington
Host: Manuel Navedo, Ph.D.

January 19, 2018
Friday, 2pm
GBSF Rm 6202

Lecture: "Therapeutic interventions for heart disease" (PDF)
Speaker: Mark Ziolo, Ph.D., Ohio State University Medical Center
Host: Don Bers, Ph.D.

February 20, 2018
Speaker: Roger Nicoll M.D., University of California, San Francisco
Host: Johannes Hell, Ph.D.

March 20, 2018
Lecture: “Calcium waves, nonlinear dynamics, and stochasticity in atrial myocytes” (PDF)
Speaker: Yohannes Shiferaw, Ph.D., California State University, Northridge
Host: Daisuke Sato, Ph.D.

April 17, 2018
Speaker: Miao Zhang, Ph.D., Chapman University, School of Pharmacy
Host: Heike Wulff, Ph.D.

May 15, 2018
Speaker: Nancy Kanagy, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Host: Manuel Navedo, Ph.D.

June 19, 2018
Speaker: Alexey Glukhov, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine
Host: Eleonora Grandi, Ph.D.

September 14, 2017
Thursday, 4pm
Speaker: Kimberly Dodge-Kafka, Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health
Host: Don Bers, Ph.D.

September 19, 2017
Speaker: Martin Young, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Host: Kevin Xiang, Ph.D.

October 17, 2017
Lecture: "Molecular mechanisms of AMPA receptor delivery and stabilization during LTP" (PDF)
Speaker: Robert Malenka, Ph.D., Stanford University
Host: Johannes Hell, Ph.D.

November 7, 2017
Lecture: "The Transcription Factor, ATF6, Links ER Stress and Oxidative Stress Signaling in the Heart and is as Master Regulator of Cardiokine Secretion" (PDF)
Speaker: Chris Glembotski, Ph.D., San Diego State University
Host: Kevin Xiang, Ph.D.

November 9, 2017
Thursday, 12pm, Valley Hall 1010
Speaker: Johannes Backs, Ph.D., University of Heidelberg
Host: Don Bers, Ph.D. & Julie Bossuyt, Ph.D.

December 5, 2017
Lecture: "Role of NADPH Oxidase in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy" (PDF)
Speaker: George Rodney, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Host: Ye Chen-Izu, Ph.D.


See: Prior Seminars