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).

2012 - 2013

September - December 2012

September 07, 2012
Kent E Pinkerton (University of California at Davis)

September 21, 2012
"Calcium channel modulation involves calmodulin on the move"
Speaker: David Yue (John Hopkins University)

October 19, 2012
"Control of intracellular Ca2+ in skeletal muscle--inside and outside"
Speaker: Paul D. Allen (University of California at Davis)

November 09, 2012
Alessandra Renieri (University of Siena, Italy)

November 29, 2012
Lecture: "G ABA Receptor Games and Pesticide Puzzles"
Sponsored by: The UC Davis CounterAct Center for Excellence, Pharmacology Training Grant and Department of Pharmacology. Speaker: John E. Casida (Emeriti Professor of Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, University of California, Berkeley)

December 07, 2012
Speaker: Virginia Brooks (Oregon Health Sciences University)

January 15, 2013
Speaker: Robert Eisenberg (Rush Medical College, Illinois)
Host: Donald Bers, Ph.D.

February 11, 2013
Speaker: Paul Simpson, (University of California, San Francisco)
Host: Donald Bers, Ph.D.

March 19, 2013
Lecture: "Specificity of the Beta adrenergic signaling in cardiac myocytes: role of phosphodiesterases" (PDF)
Speaker: Marco Conti, (University of California, San Francisco)
Host: Kevin Xiang, Ph.D.

March 26, 2013
Lecture: "Molecular basis of metabolic and mitogenic effects of insulin, insulin analogues and insulin-like growth factors" (PDF)
Speaker: Pierre De Meyts (Novo-Nordisk)
Host: Mary Horne, Ph.D.

April 16, 2013
"Membrane-targeted approaches to rescuing neurons from death following hypoxia-ischemia" (PDF)
Speaker: Jeremy Marks, (University of Chicago)
Host: Florin Despa, Ph.D.

September 17, 2013
Speaker: Vikram Shakkottai, (University of Michigan)
Host: Heike Wulff, Ph.D.

October 15, 2013
"Deciphering the Electrical ‘Cross-Talk’ Underlying A Role for Desmosomal Cell-Cell Junctions in Cardiac Muscle Biology and Disease" (PDF)
Speaker: Fara Sheikh, (UCSD)
Host: Y Chen-Izu, Ph.D.

December 10, 2013
Speaker: Joseph Wu, (Stanford University)
Host: Kevin Xiang, Ph.D.


See: Prior Seminars