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 on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. in the Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility Auditorium, room 1005.

January - March 2005

January 13, 2005
Lecture: "Intracellular Signaling From the Endoplasmic Reticulum to the Nucleus"
Speaker: Peter Walter, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

February 11, 2005
Lecture: "Novel Potassium Channels Revealed by the Comparative Genomic Approach"
Speaker: Lawrence B. Salkoff, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine

March 11, 2005
Lecture: "Ion Channel Mutations in Human Disease: Insights into Novel Cellular Physiology and Pharmacology"
Speaker: Robert S. Kass, Ph.D., Columbia University School of Medicine

April 8, 2005
Lecture: "Ion Channels and Behavior: Sleep Loss and Motor Dysfunction in Kv3-deficient Mice"
Speaker: Ralph H. Joho, Ph.D., The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

April 22, 2005
Lecture: "Cell-Based Cardiac and Vascular Repair:  What Does the Future Hold?"
Speaker: Doris A. Taylor, Ph.D., University of Minnesota School of Medicine

May 20, 2005
Lecture: "Learning From the Pupils:  Lessons in Non-visual Ocular Photoreception"
Speaker: Russell N. Van Gelder, M.D., Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine

June 3, 2005
Lecture: "Rapid and Ultrasensitive Detection of Pathogens Using Single Molecule Analysis with Quantum Dots:  Applications in Biodefense and Clinical Diagnostics" Speaker: Dan Shoemaker, Ph.D., GHC Technologies, Inc

September 23, 2005
Lecture: "Bugs, Drugs and Microarrays:  Genomic Approaches to Infectious Disease"
Speaker: Joe DeRisi, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

October 21, 2005
Lecture: "Degenerative Ataxias:  From Polyglutamine Proteins and Ion Channels"
Speaker: Stefan Pulst, M.D., UCLA School of Medicine

November 18, 2005
Lecture: "Chemical Regulation of Gene Expression"
Speaker: Joel Gottesfeld, Ph.D., Scripps Research Institute

December 9, 2005
Lecture: "Targeting potassium channels for therapy of autoimmunity, ataxia and atherosclerosis"
Speaker: George Chandy, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

January 20, 2006
Lecture: "Killing Pain with Killer Snails: PRIALT, a Calcium Channel Blocking Analgesic from Marine Snail Venom"
Speaker: George Miljanich, Ph.D., Elan Pharmaceuticals

February 17, 2006
Lecture: "Structure and Functional Mechanisms of Voltage-gated K+ Channels"
Speaker: Robert Guy, M.D., Ph.D., NCI, National Institute of Health

March 17, 2006
Lecture: "Proteomic Characterization of the Murine Cardiac 26S Proteasome Complexes"
Speaker: Pie Pie Ping, M.D., University of California, Los Angeles

June 16, 2006
Lecture: "Reprogrammin tumor cells with artificial transcription factors"
Speaker: Pilar Blancafort, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

June 30, 2006
Lecture: "Ryanodine receptors, chief integrators of cellular calcium signals at the cutting edge of health and disease"
Speaker: Isaac Pessah, Ph.D., University of California, Davis


See: Prior Seminars