Frontiers in Pharmacology Lecture Series

Each year the Department of Pharmacology invites distinguished researchers to present their work on topics broadly related to pharmacology. Topics range from those closely aligned with the research interests of the department to areas of interest to researchers across the UC Davis campus and the UC Davis School of Medicine. All seminars are held in the Genome Building Auditorium at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays (except where noted otherwise).


January 16, 2024

Speaker: Shanna Hamilton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, The University of Arizona

Title: "Hyperactivity of the ryanodine receptor drives subcellular remodeling in cardiac disease." (PDF)

Host: Donald Bers, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology

February 20, 2024

Speaker: Jun Wang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics. University of Texas Health, Houston

Title: “A Hippo in the Heart.” (PDF)

Host: Kevin Xiang, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology

March 19, 2024

Speaker: Mark Dell'Acqua, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chairman, Director, NeuroTechnology Center, Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Denver

Title: “L-type Ca2+ channels couple synaptic excitation to transcription via dendrite-to-soma Ca2+ spike propagation and kinase/phosphatase signaling to the nucleus” (PDF)

Host: Johannes Hell, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology

April 16, 2024

Speaker: Ivy Dick, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Title: “Diverse Pathogenic Mechanisms Underlying Cav1.2 Channelopathies” (PDF)

Host: Ye Chen-Izu, M.S., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology

May 21, 2024

Speaker: Grace Muller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cell and Molecular Physiology, Loyola University Chicago

Title: “The search for PDE1C-mediated compartmentalized cAMP signaling.” (PDF)

Host: Stefano Morotti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology

September 17, 2024

Speaker: Jerod Denton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Anesthesiology, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Host: Heike Wulff, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology