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Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Seminar Series

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
2/2/2023 - 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Stephen Meriney, PhD 
Professor and Chair, Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

My talk will focus on the rational design and development of a novel voltage-gated calcium channel drug.  I will start with the basic science that led to the discovery, and then present the pre-clinical data that supports the development of this drug for use in a variety of neuromuscular diseases (including SMA, ALS, and LEMS), as well as frailty in normal aging.    
 

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
2/9/2023 - 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Abby Olsen, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor Neurology
University of Pittsburgh

There are no disease-modifying therapies for Parkinson’s disease, and glial cells have been overlooked as a source of potential therapeutic targets. Dr. Olsen will discuss efforts to better understand the genetic contribution of glia to Parkinson’s disease pathogenesis. These efforts rely heavily on a Drosophila model of Parkinson’s disease that can be used to understand the mechanism of known risk genes in glia and also to identify novel glial genes that contribute to pathogenesis. 
 

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
2/23/2023 - 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Osama Harraz, PhD 
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Larner College of Medicine
University of Vermont


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
3/2/2023 - 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Wayne Stallaert, PhD 
Assistant Professor
Department of Computational and Systems Biology
Hillman Cancer Center
University of Pittsburgh


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
3/16/2023 - 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Murali Prakriya, PhD 
Magerstadt Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Department of Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
3/23/2023 - 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Melanie Koenigshoff, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
3/30/2023 - 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Stefan Feske, MD 
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Pathology
Jeffrey Bergstein Professor of Medicine
New York University School of Medicine 


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
4/6/2023 - 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Steven Zheng, PhD 
University Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Chief, Cancer Pharmacology and Co-Leader
Cancer Pharmacology Research Program
The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
4/13/2023 - 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Gary Hammer, MD, PhD 
Millie Schembechler Professor of Adrenal Cancer
University of Michigan
Rogel Cancer Center


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
4/20/2023 - 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Allison Sharrow, PhD 
Research Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
4/27/2023 - 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Stephen West, FRS, FMedSci 
Principal Group Leader
The Francis Crick Institute