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INFORMATION FOR

Past Pharmacology Seminars

2021-2022

Dr. Ryan E. Hibbs
Thursday June 16th
“Structural mechanisms of ion channel gating, pharmacology, and CNS immune disorders”
Associate Professor
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Hosted by Dr. Joel Butterwick

Dr. Wolfgang Peti
Thursday June 9th
“Function and Selectivity of Protein Phosphatases”
Professor and Department Chair
University of Connecticut Health Center
Hosted by Dr. Titus Boggon

Dr. John Kuriyan
Thursday May 19th
“Activation of the EGF Receptor”
Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology and Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley
Hosted by Dr. Leonard Kaczmarek

Dr. Rachelle Gaudet
Thursday May 12th
“Mechanics of an Nramp-Family Transition Metal Transporter”
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University
Hosted by Dr. Gary Rudnick

Dr. Florentine Rutaganira
Thursday April 28th
“Probing the Origin of Cell Communication in Animals”
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Developmental Biology,
Stanford University
Hosted by Dr. Elias Lolis

Dr. Minglei Zhao
Thursday April 21st
“Structural insights into Ubr1 mediated N-degron polyubiquitination”
Assistant Professor
University of Chicago
Hosted by Wei Mi

Dr. Yifan Cheng
Thursday April 14th
“Single particle cryo-EM of TRPV1: from atomic structure to gating mechanism”
Professor, HHMI Investigator
University of California San Francisco
Hosted by Dr. Wei Mi

Dr. Natalie Ahn
Thursday March 31st
“The importance of protein dynamics for kinase activation and inhibitor design: The case of ERK2”
Distinguished Professor
University of Colorado at Boulder
Hosted by Dr. Benjamin Turk

Dr. Donita Brady
Thursday March 24th
“Cellular and Molecular Determinants of Copper Activation of Protein Kinases in Cancer”
Associate Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Hosted by Dr. Mark Lemmon

Dr. Klaus Hahn
Thursday March 17th
“Spatio-temporal control of GTPase signaling revealed by new optogenetic, biosensor and single molecule imaging tools”
Thurman Distinguished Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill
Hosted by Dr. David Calderwood

Dr. Natalia Jura
Thursday March 10th
“HER2 and HER3 receptor tyrosine kinases - together in sickness and in health”
Associate Professor
University of California, San Francisco
Hosted by Dr. Kathryn Ferguson

Dr. Michael Eck
Thursday Feb. 24th
“Structural insights into the regulation and pharmacology of Ras/MAP kinase pathway”
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Faculty Affairs; University of California, San Diego
Hosted by Pharmacology Graduate Students

Dr. Jared Toettcher
Thursday Feb. 17th
“Signaling, illuminated: moving proteins and assembling organelles to crack the signaling code”
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology
Hosted by Dr. Mark Lemmon

Dr. Paolo Picotti
Thursday, Jan. 3rd
“Proteomes in 3D: Structural barcodes to probe protein functional alterations”
Deputy head of Institute for Molecular Systems Biology
Hosted by Dr. Yansheng Liu

Dr. Avery D. Posey
Thursday, Dec. 9th
"Chimeric antigen receptor T-cells and carbohydrate-based cancer targets"
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology; University of Pennsylvania
Hosted by Pharmacology Postdocs

Dr. Marc N. Wein
Thursday Dec. 2nd
“Signal transduction pathways that control osteocyte differentiation and function”.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Hosted by Dr. Joseph Schlessinger

Dr. JoAnn Trejo
Thursday, Nov. 18th
“Cell Signaling by Protease-activated Receptors”
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Faculty Affairs; University of California, San Diego
Hosted by Dr. Joel Butterwick

Dr. Jason Cai
Thursday, Nov. 11th
“PET Imaging in Disease Diagnosis and Drug Development”
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Yale University
Hosted by Dr. Elias Lolis

Dr. Maria Lehtinen
Thursday, Nov. 4th
“Illuminating the choroid plexus - cerebrospinal fluid system in health and disease”
Neuroscientist and Associate Professor; Harvard Medical School
Hosted by Dr. Leonard Kaczmarek

Dr. Cyril Zipfel
Thursday, Oct. 21st
“Regulation of plant receptor kinase-mediated immunity”
Chair of Molecular and Cellular Plant Physiology; University of Zurich
Hosted by Dr. Kathryn Ferguson

Dr. Lewis Kay
Thursday, Oct. 14th
“The importance of dynamics in the function and misfunction of molecular machines”
Professor, Biochemistry; University of Toronto
Hosted by Dr. Sangwon Lee

Dr. Mart Loog
Thursday, Sept. 23rd
“Temporal control of CDK signaling via multi-site phosphorylation”
Head of Laboratory, Professor of Molecular Systems Biology; University of Tartu
Hosted by Dr. Benjamin Turk

Dr. Hoang Duong (Kelly) Nguyen
Thursday, Sept. 16th
“Replenishing the ends: Visualization of human telomerase holoenzyme by cryo-EM”
Group Leader MRC Laboratory of Molecular; Biology University of Cambridge
Hosted by Dr. Sangwon Lee

Dr. Maria Sibilia
Thursday, Sept. 9th
“Microenvironmental Drivers of Inflammation and Tumorigenesis”
University Professor; Medical University of Vienna
Hosted by Dr. Irit Lax

Dr. Dirk Slotboom
Thursday, Sept. 2nd
“Interplay between the lipid bilayer and transport proteins in membrane transport processes”
Professor in Biochemistry
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Hosted by Gary Rudnick