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 a.m.

October - December 2009

October 23, 2009
Translational concepts in drug discovery: Redesigning IMATINIB into a safer drug and taking it back to the clinic.
Speaker: Ariel Fernandez, Ph.D., Rice University

November 13, 2009
Lecture: Awake the sleeping, mute the sleeping: towards targeted overwriting of epigenetic marks to moculate gene expression profiles.
Speaker: Mariann Rots, Ph.D., University of Groningen

December 4, 2009
Lecture: Translating Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase Inhibitors into the Clinic, Picking the Right Target
Speaker: Bruce Hammock, Ph.D., UC Davis

January 22, 2010
Lecture: Role of Thrombin Activatable Fibrinolysis Inhibitor (TAFI)
Speaker: John Morser, Ph.D., Stanford School of Medicine

February 26, 2010
Lecture: Regulation of sodium-activated potassium channels and the Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein signaling pathway
Speaker: Leonard Kaczmarek, Ph.D., Yale University

April 23, 2010
Lecture: Calcium signaling defects in autoimmunity: the ion channel viewpoint
Speaker: Laura Conforti, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

May 28, 2010
Lecture: Natural Inequalities: Why Some L-type Calcium Channels Work Harder than Others
Speaker: Fernando Santana, Ph.D., University of Washington

June 1, 2010
Lecture: Signaling Through Protein Kinases To Gene Expression In The Cardio Myocyte
Speaker: Peter Sugden, Ph.D., Angela Clerk, Ph.D. Imperial College, London

June 2, 2010
Lecture: Central neural circuits and synapse
Speaker: J. Julius Zhu, Ph.D., University of Virginia


See: Prior Seminars