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).

2016 - 2017

September 27, 2016

Lecture: "An inner life of GPCRs" (PDF)
Speaker: Mark von Zastrow, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Psychiatry & Cellular& Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco
Host: Johannes Hell, Ph.D.

October 18, 2016

Lecture: "Sensory Functions of TRPA1 Channels in the Cerebral Endothelium" (PDF)
Speaker: Scott Earley. Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology, University of Nevada, Reno
Host: Manuel Navedo, Ph.D.

October 19, 2016

Lecture: "A How the Brain Controls Blood Pressure: Role of (Pro)renin Receptor"
Speaker: Yumei Feng, M.D., PhD., Associate Professor, Pharmacology, University of Nevada, Reno
Host: Chao-Yin Chen, Ph.D.

November 15, 2016
No Speaker: American Heart Association and Society for Neuroscience Meetings

January 17, 2017
Lecture: "Neuron-specific approaches for altering cardiac autonomic tone in health and disease" (PDF)
Speaker: Matthew Kay, Ph.D., Associate Prof, BME Associate Chair for Research and Graduate Affairs BME, George Washington University
Host: Crystal Ripplinger, Ph.D.

February 21, 2017
Lecture: "Multiple Roles for Protein Acetylation in Heart Failure" (PDF)
Speaker: Tim McKinsey, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Associate Division Head for Translational Research, Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado, Denver
Host: Julie Bossuyt, Ph.D.

March 10, 2017
Lecture: "Massively Parallel All-Optical Cardiac Electrophysiology" (PDF)
Speaker: Emilia Entcheva, Ph.D., Professor, BME, George Washington University
Host: Daisuke Sato, Ph.D.

March 21, 2017
Lecture: "Cardiomyocyte CaMkinase II regulates inflammatory and fibrotic responses associated with development of heart failure" (PDF)
Speaker: Joan Heller Brown, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, and Depart Chair Pharmacology, UCSD
Host: Don Bers, Ph.D.

April 18, 2017
Lecture: "Kinase Fusions in Cancer: From Model Systems to the Development of Novel Therapeutics" (PDF)
Speaker: Monika Davare, Ph.D., Research Instructor, Oregon Health & Science University
Host: Johannes Hell, Ph.D. & Mary Horne, Ph.D.

May 16, 2017
Lecture: "Endothelial KCachannels: Critical mediators of vascular tone in health and disease" (PDF)
Speaker: Andrew Braun, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Physiology & Pharmacology, Physiology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Host: Heike Wulff, Ph.D.

July 21, 2017
Lecture: "Physiology and Biophysics of Cardiac Pacemaking" (PDF)
Speaker: Catherine Proenza, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Denver
Host: Eleonora Grandi, Ph.D.


See: Prior Seminars