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).

2014 - 2015

September - December 2014

September 16, 2014
Lecture: "Regulated Delivery and Removal of Synaptic Machinery" (PDF)
Speaker: Andres Maricq, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Adjunct Professor of Neurology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Host: Elva Diaz, Ph.D.

October 21, 2014
Speaker: Kang Shen, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology
Stanford, Palo Alto, CA
Host: Johannes Hell, Ph.D.

November 18, 2014
Lecture: "Modern Computer-Aided Drug Discovery Approaches for G Protein-Coupled Receptors" (PDF)
Speaker: Marta Filizola, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Structural and Chemical Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
Host: Colleen Clancy, Ph.D.

December 16, 2014
Lecture: "Targeting Mitochondria for Heart Failure Therapy" (PDF)
Speaker: Rong Tian, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Bioengineering, and Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry, Pathology, University of Washington Medicine
Host: Kevin Xiang, Ph.D.

December 18, 2014
(Thursday, 12-1 pm)
Lecture: "Spatial and Temporal Aspects of cAMP Signaling in Cardiac Myocyte" (PDF)
Speaker: Robert Harvey, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular Biosciences, University of Nevada, Reno
Host: Colleen Clancy, Ph.D.

January 20, 2015
Speaker: Ehud Isacoff, Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology, University of California, Berkeley
Host: Manuel Navedo, Ph.D.

February 17, 2015
Lecture: "Caveolae as capacitors for energy and metabolism: Implications for cardiac injury, aging and diabetes" (PDF)
Speaker: Hemal Patel, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Director, UC San Diego Cardiac/Neuro Protection Laboratories
Host: Kevin Xiang, Ph.D.

March 09, 2015
(Monday, 4 pm)
Lecture: "Norepinephrine release from sympathetic nerves in cardiac slices and in vivo: real time recording using electrochemical micro carbon fiber electrodes" (PDF)
Speaker: Zhuan Zhou, Ph.D., Professor and Senior Investigator, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Peking Universit
Host: Don Bers, Ph.D.

April 06, 2015
(Monday, 1 pm)
Lecture: "Relationship between intracellular Ca2+ release and electrical excitability at intact heart level" (PDF)
Speaker: Ariel Escobar, Ph.D., Professor, School of Engineering, University of California, Merced
Host: Don Bers, Ph.D.

April 21, 2015
Lecture: "A structural driven kinetic cycle for the pore domain of a K+ channel" (PDF)
Speaker: Luis Cuello, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas
Host: Heike Wulff, Ph.D.

May 12, 2015
Lecture: "Targeting cell membrane transporters to develop new drugs" (PDF)
Speaker: Alan Verkman, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Physiology
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Host: Heike Wulff, Ph.D.


See: Prior Seminars