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).

2018 - 2019

September 18, 2018

Speaker: Mark Mercola, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute

Host: Ele Grandi, Ph.D.


October 16, 2018

Speaker: Anthony J. Baker, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, VA Medical Center, Cardiology Division

Host: Ye Chen-Izu, M.S., Ph.D.


November 8, 2018

Thursday, 2pm

Speaker: Ingo Greger, Ph.D., Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Host: Johannes Hell, Ph.D.


December 4, 2018

Speaker: David Schneider, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center for Neural Science, New York University

Host: Crystal Ripplinger, Ph.D.

January 15, 2019

Speaker: Hong Chen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Host: Kevin Xiang, Ph.D.


February 19, 2019

Speaker: Filip Van Petegem, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, The University of British Columbia

Host: Don Bers, Ph.D.


March 19, 2019

Speaker: David J. Lefer, Ph.D. , Professor of Pharmacology, Director, Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, LSU Health New Orleans

Host: Kevin Xiang, Ph.D.


April 16, 2019

Speaker: Chris Ward, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Host: Ye Chen-Izu, M.S., Ph.D.


May 21, 2019

Speaker: Carlo Brugnara, M.D., Professor of Pathology, Pathology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Host: Heike Wulff, Ph.D.


June 18, 2019

Speaker: Na Li, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine

Host: Ele Grandi, Ph.D.