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Seminar Schedule Spring 2014
Seminars in Medicinal Chemistry/Pharmacognosy


(Seminars are Fridays at 11:30 AM in Room 134-3 PHARM in Chicago
and via remote in E226 in Rockford unless otherwise noted)

 

Monday, January 13

First day of classes - Spring Semester

 

No Seminar

   

Thursday, January 16
11:30 AM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR:
Drug Metabolism in Early Stage anti-TB Drug Discovery, Drug Development and Clinical Practice

36 PHARM

Nan Zhang, PhD Candidate, Medicinal Chemistry (advisors: Scott G. Franzblau and Hyun-Young Jeong)

   

Friday, January 17
9:30 AM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR:
Closing the In Vitro / In Vivo Gap in Tuberculosis Drug Discovery

134-2 PHARM

Geping Cai, PhD Candidate, Pharmacognosy (advisors: Scott G. Franzblau and Guido Pauli)

   

Friday, January 17

Oxygen, Friend or Foe?

 

Lin L. Mantell M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, St. John’s University (host: Doug Thomas)

 

Friday, January 24

Epigenetic Plasticity at the SOD3 Locus Drives Phenotypic Diversity during Cancer Progression

 

Frederick E. Domann, PhD, Director, Molecular & Cellular Biology Graduate Program, Co-director, Radiation and Antioxidant Enzyme Core Service, Co-director, Free Radical Cancer Biology Program, Professor of Radiation Oncology, Professor of Pathology, Surgery, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa (host: Doug Thomas)
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Friday, January 31

*** CANCELLED ***
rescheduled for April 4, 2014

Pax2 and epigenetic mechanisms of cell lineage specification in development

Gregory R. Dressler, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pathology Collegiate Professor in Pathology Research, University of Michigan (host: Joanna Burdette)
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Friday, February 7

TBA

 

TBA

   

Friday, February 14

Genetic regulation of the glutamate system is disrupted in major depression and schizophrenia

 

Monsheel Sodhi, MRPharmS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, UIC (host: Judy Bolton)
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Friday, February 21

Novel vitamin D receptor modulators as drug candidates

 

Alexander (Leggy) Arnold, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI (host: Terry Moore)
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Friday, February 28

14th Webster-Sibilsky Lecture
"Activity-Based Proteomics – Applications for Enzyme and Inhibitor Discovery "

 

Benjamin F. Cravatt, Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology The Scripps Research Institute

 

Wednesday, March 5
12:00 PM

“Limonene in "green" Arizona liquid systems used in countercurrent chromatography”

32 PHARM

Karine Faure, Ph.D. University Lyon-CNRS, Villeurbanne, France (host: Guido Pauli)

   

Friday, March 7

College of Pharmacy Research Day
"Pharmacogenetics: Discovery and Implementation"

Room 134-1 PHARM

Mary V. Relling, PharmD, Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

   

Friday, March 14

Antibacterial Drug Discovery – Is the Sun Finally Rising Again?

 

Paul Miller, PhD, VP, iScience/Infection Biology, Infection Innovative Medicines Unit, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Waltham, MA (host: Shura Mankin)

 

Tuesday, March 18
11:35 AM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR:
Identification and biological characterization of progestins from botanicals in vitro and in vivo

MBRB Auditorium

May Fern Toh, PhD Candidate, Medicinal Chemistry (advisor: Joanna Burdette)

   

Thursday, March 20
11:00 AM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR:
Conformational Plasticity in Histone Deacetylases as a Source of New Discoveries

36 PHARM
(E226 Rockford)

Hazem Abdelkarim, PhD Candidate, Medicinal Chemistry (advisor: Pavel Petukhov)

   

Thursday, March 20
2:30 PM

Polyphosphate contributes to hemostasis, thrombosis and inflammation

 

James Morrissey, PhD, Professor and Acting Head of Biochemistry, Roy and Eva Hong Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign (host: Karol Bruzik)

   

Friday, March 21
3:30 PM

*** CANCELLED / POSTPONED ***
Second Annual Norman R. Farnsworth Lecture:
"Bio-organic Study on Ginkgolides"

134-1 PHARM

Koji Nakanishi, PhD, Centennial Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Columbia University, New York, NY
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Friday, March 28

No Seminar (Spring Break)

 

No Seminar

 

Friday, April 4

Pax2 and epigenetic mechanisms of cell lineage specification in development

 

Gregory R. Dressler, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pathology Collegiate Professor in Pathology Research, University of Michigan (host: Joanna Burdette)
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Friday, April 11

52nd Annual MIKI Meeting - April 11-13
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

 

TBA

 

Saturday, April 12

52nd Annual MIKI Meeting - Keynote Lecture

 

Paul A. Wender, Bergstrom Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology, Stanford Medical School, Stanford University, Stanford, California

 

Sunday, April 13

52nd Annual MIKI Meeting - April 11-13
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

 

TBA

 

Friday, April 18

Hypoxia-Induced Cellular Nonheme Iron Mobilization and Nitric Oxide:
Biological Functions of an Unusual Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Signal Observed in Tumors 50 Years Ago

 

Jack R. Lancaster, PhD, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, UAB School of Medicine, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

   

Friday, April 25

The Many Faces of Drug Metabolism: An Industry Perspective

 

Peter Fan, PhD, Scientist, Genentech (host: Judy Bolton)

 

Friday, May 2

Last day of classes - Spring Semester

 

No Seminar

   

Course Coordinator: Doug Thomas