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 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays (per schedule below).

2019 - 2020

September 17, 2019

Speaker: Maria Kurnikova, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University

Host: Elva Diaz, Ph.D.


October 15, 2019

Speaker: Zixi (Jack) Cheng, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Central Florida

Host: Chao-Yin Chen, Ph.D.


November 5, 2019

Speaker: Manu Ben-Johny, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University

Host: Johannes W. Hell, Ph.D.


December 3, 2019

Speaker: Joshua I Goldhaber, M.D., Director, Division of Applied Cell Biology and Physiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Host: Leighton Izu, Ph.D.

February 18, 2020

Speaker: Kevin Healy, Ph.D., Professor, UC Berkeley, Bioengineering

Host: Andrew Edwards, Ph.D.


March 17, 2020

Speaker: Cam Ha Tran, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, University of Nevada, Reno

Host: Madeline Nieves-Cintron, Ph.D.


April 21, 2020

Speaker: Jerod Denton, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University

Host: Heike Wulff, Ph.D.


June 16, 2020

Speaker: Federica Accornero, Ph.D., Assistant Porfessor, The Ohio State University, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology

Host: Crystal Ripplinger, Ph.D.