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).

2015 - 2016

September 15, 2015
Lecture: "Marrying Fibroblast Myocyte Electrophysiology in Native Myocardium: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" (PDF)
Speaker: Peter Kohl, Ph.D., Professor, Imperial College, London, UK
Host: Crystal Ripplinger, Ph.D.

October 20, 2015
Lecture: "Microtubule mechanics and mechanosignaling in the heart" (PDF)
Speaker: Benjamin Prosser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania
Host: Ye Chen-Izu, Ph.D.

November 17, 2015
Lecture: "Insights into dynamics and allosteric communication in G-protein-coupled receptors" (PDF)
Speaker: Vaidehi Nagarajan, Principal Investigator, City of Hope, Beckman Research Institute, Duarte, CA
Host: Kevin Xiang, Ph.D.

December 08, 2015
Lecture: "Decalmodulation of voltage-gated CavCa2+ channels" (PDF)
Speaker: Amy Lee, Assistant Dean for Scientific Affairs, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
Host: Johannes Hell, Ph.D.

December 15, 2015
(11 am)
Lecture: "Dendritic compartmentalization of electrical and biochemical signaling" (PDF)
Speaker: Michael Higley, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration & Repair, New Haven, CT
Host: Johannes Hell, Ph.D.

April 19, 2016
Lecture: "Biophysical basis for cellular force transduction" (PDF)
Speaker: Alexander Dunn, Assistant Professor of Clinical Engineering, Stanford University, CA
Host: Ye Chen-Izu, Ph.D.

May 17, 2016
Lecture: "Quantitative Cardiovascular Systems Pharmacology: combining simulations and experiments to understand toxicity and efficacy of drugs" (PDF)
Speaker: Eric Sobie, Associate Professor, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Host: Eleonora Grandi, Ph.D.

June 2, 2016
Thursday, 10 am
Lecture: "Mechanical communication in cardiac cell synchronized beating" (PDF)
Speaker: Shelly Tzlil, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Technion-Israel Inst of Tech, Haifa, Israel
Host: Kevin Xiang, Ph.D.

August 16, 2016
Speaker: Prasad Sathyamangla, Ph.D., Molecular Biology Researcher, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Host: Kevin Xiang, Ph.D.


See: Prior Seminars