Journal Club Schedule

Pharmacology Journal Club

is held on selected Mondays during the Fall and Spring Terms in the Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Tower, Conference Room 1395 beginning at 8:30 am.


Announcements may also be found on:

 The Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Events Calendar

and on the electronic message board in the main hall on the 13th floor of BSTWR.



12/4/2019- 12:00 PM : Song-My Hoang

"Control of Telomeric Homology-Directed Repair by Poly(ADP-ribose) Metabolism"

12/12/2019- 10:45 AM : Nicole Kaminski
"RAD51AP1 Is an Essential Mediator of Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres"

Previous Journal Clubs

12/12/2019- 10:45 AM : Nicole Kaminski
"RAD51AP1 Is an Essential Mediator of Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres"

12/4/2019- 12:00 PM : Song-My Hoang

"Control of Telomeric Homology-Directed Repair by Poly(ADP-ribose) Metabolism"

11/21/2019- 10:45 AM : Victoria Heinrich
"Organum Vasculosum of the Lamina Terminalis Detects NaCl to Elevate Sympathetic Nerve Activity and Blood Pressure"

11/14/2019- 10:45 AM : Dennis Braden
"Bidirectional Regulation of Aggression in Mice by Hippocampal Alpha-7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors"

11/8/2019- 12:00 PM : Gregory Buchan

"Formation and signaling of electrophilic lipids in immunity "

11/7/2019- 10:45 AM : Michelle Lynskey
"Channelopathy as a SUDEP Biomarker in Dravet Syndrome Patient-Derived Cardiac Myocytes"

10/31/2019- 10:45 AM : Nicholas Todd
"LRRK2 activation in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease"

10/24/2019- 10:45 AM : Joseph Galley
"Conditional deletion of smooth muscle Cullin-3 causes severe progressive hypertension"

10/17/2019- 12:00 PM : Dr. Anthony Ford,
CEO of CuraSen Therapeutics and
former VP at both Roche and Merck

If you are interested in how to get your foot in the door of industry, you should definitely plan to come to lunch with Dr. Ford Thursday October 17th at noon.

10/10/2019- 10:45 AM : Maria Beecher
"Protein Kinase D2 Modulates Cell Cycle By Stabilizing Aurora A Kinase at Centrosomes"

10/3/2019- 10:45 AM : Thong Loung
"A Permeability-Limited Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) Model for Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in Male Rats"

9/26/2019- 10:45 AM : Atinuke Dosunmu-Ogunbi
"Electrophilic fatty acids impair RAD51 function and potentiate the effects of DNAdamaging agents on growth of triple-negative breast cells"

9/19/2019- 10:45 AM : Zheqi Li
"Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Signaling Prevents Activation of Hepatic Stellate Cells and Liver Fibrogenesis in Mice."

9/12/2019- 10:45 AM : Alex White
"Parathyroid hormone initiates dynamic NHERF1 phosphorylation cycling and conformational changes that regulate NPT2A-dependent phosphate transport"

8/9/2019- 9:00 AM : Presented by Lloyd Harvey and Nicole Kaminski

"A role for nuclear receptor co-activator 7 deficiency in the development of pulmonary arterial hypertension"
Lloyd Harvey
"A novel role of the cohesin complex in ALT"
Nicole Kaminski

8/2/2019- 9:00 AM : Presented by Thong Luong

"The role of ubiquitylation in regulating budding yeast RecQ helicase Hrq1"
Thong Luong

7/26/2019- 12:00 PM : Joshua Lorenz-Guertin

"Regulation of GABAAR Signaling and Neuroadaptations in Response to Diazepam"

7/19/2019- 9:00 AM : Presented by Ana Gorelova and Nick Todd

"New insights into endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition in pulmonary hypertension: potential role for EBP50"
Ana Gorelova
"G protein-coupled receptor kinases modulate Aβ generation in Alzheimer’s disease"
Nick Todd

7/12/2019- 9:00 AM : Presented by Oyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi and Song-My Hoang

"Investigating the Role of SOD2 in Endothelial Cell Barrier Function in Sickle Cell Disease"
Oyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi
"Control of Telomeric Homology Directed Repair by Poly ADP-Ribose Metabolism"
Song-My Hoang

6/28/2019- 9:00 AM : Presented by Braulio Bonilla and Nolan Carew
"The yeast Shu complex promotes error-free bypass of DNA abasic sites"
Braulio Bonilla
"Regulation of cardiac redox equilibrium and function by CYB5R3"
Nolan Carew

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Song-My Hoang
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Time to dissertation Defense
, last five graduating classes:  4.6 years, Completion Rate: 86.49%

First Author Publications (All students, past 5 year mean):  2.03;   Total Publications: 5.10

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