Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh
2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Apply to the program

Early deadline is February 1 and the final deadline is March 1. 

The program will begin May, 26 2015 and end July 31, 2015.

Program partially funded by a grant from
The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)

Congratulations to:

Shivendra Singh, NIH R01 CA142604,
01/16/15-11/30/19, $1,732,500

Shivendra Singh, NIH R01 CA101753,
12/30/14-11/30/19, $1,732,500


Journal Club

Monday, January 26, 2015
8:30 am

1395 BSTWR


"New Pyrazolopyrimidine Inhibitors of Protein Kinase D as Potent Anticancer Agents for Prostate Cancer Cells"

Manuj Tandon, James Johnson, Zhihong Li, Shuping Xu,  Peter Wipf, Qiming Jane Wang

PLOS.  September 2013 | Volume 8 | Issue 9 | e75601

David Osei Hwedieh’s 
Gladwin  Lab

Seminar Series

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

3:30 pm

1395 BSTWR


"Protein kinase D inhibitors: A chemical genetics approach for
studying oncogenic signaling networks"


Jane Wang, PhD 

Associate Professor &
Vice Chair, Regulatory Affairs

Journal Club

Monday, February 2, 2015

8:30 am

1395 BSTWR


"Selective BCL-2 inhibition by ABT-199 causes on-target
cell death in acute myeloid leukemia"

 Cancer Discovery. March 2014

Rochelle Fletcher
  Zhang Lab

Seminar Series

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

3:30 pm

1395 BSTWR


"MCL-1 Function in Normal and Malignant Biology"


Joseph Opferman, PhD
  Associate Professor
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


Journal Club

Monday, February 9, 2015

8:30 am

1395 BSTWR



"Blocks to thyroid cancer cell apoptosis can be overcome by inhibition of the MAPK and PI3K/AKT pathways"


V Gunda, O Bucur, J Varnau, P Vanden Borre, MJ Bernasconi, R Khosravi-Far and S Parangi
Cell Death and Disease (2014) 5


Alison Nagle

Lee Lab


Seminar Series

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

3:30 pm

1395 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 



"Resistance to Therapy:  Can We Outsmart Cancer?"


Roya Khosravi-Far, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center





Seminar Series

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

3:30 pm 

1395 BSTWR


"Processing and interactions between polycystic kidney disease proteins determines localization"


Peter Harris, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
    12/01/2014 E1305B Victor II has been repaired.

    12/01/2014 E1386B Cold Room will be cleaned on Friday, 12/5/2014.

    11/26/2014 The W1312A scintillation counter has been shut down. It will be transferred to the Department of Surgery on 9 BSTWR.

    11/26/2014 The E1305B Victor II is unavailable due to computer issues. Parts have been ordered.

    10/21/2014 The E1305B Victor II and Victor III are scheduled for PM on the morning of 10/14.
Equipment Update Archive

2014 BGSA Symposium Oral Presentation - Matthew Hedberg

Matthew Hedberg oral presentation titled "Whole Exome Sequencing of Patient-Matched Tumor Pairs in Metastatic and Recurrent HNSCC; Benchtop Steps Towards Bedside Translation"

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1/26/2015 - 8:30 AM
Molecular Pharmacology Journal Club

David Osei-Hwedeih
Location:1395 Conference Room Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

In The Next Seven Days

1/27/2015 3:30 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
1395 Conference Room
Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

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