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).

2022 - 2023

January 17, 2023

Speaker: Daniel Choquet, Ph.D., Director, Dynamic organization and function of Synapses, Bordeaux Neurocampus

Title: "Interplay between dynamic nanoscale glutamatergic synapse organization and function" (PDF)

Host: Johannes Hell, Ph.D.

February 21, 2023

The seminar has been cancelled!

Speaker: Daniela Kaufer, Ph.D., Department of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, Associate Dean of Biological Sciences, University of California, Berkley

Host: Angela Gelli, Ph.D.

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April 4, 2023

2 p.m. in Tupper Hall 2133/2135 and via Zoom

Speaker: Zhao Wang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Diabetes and Cancer Metabolism, City of Hope

Title: “Protein Folding and Glucose Metabolism: Two-way Traffic in Cardiac Disease” (PDF)

Host: Yang Kevin Xiang, Ph.D.

April 18, 2023

Speaker: Fabrice Dabertrand, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: "Impact of cerebral small vessel disease on neuronal plasticity" (PDF)

Host: Manuel Navedo, Ph.D.

May 2, 2023

Speaker: Girija Raman, Ph.D., M.B.A., Associate Director of Corporate Development, Gilead

Title: "Anatomy of a Pharmaceutical Deal -Discovery to Acquisition" (PDF)

Host: Heike Wullf, Ph.D.

June 20, 2023

Speaker: Luis G Carvajal-Carmona, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Diversity Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Professor and Auburn Community Cancer Endowed Chair in Basic Science, Genome Center and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis

Title: "Precision Health Equity: the intersection between modern medicine and health disparities" (PDF)

Host: Elva Diaz, Ph.D.

October 18, 2022

Speaker: Jan Christoph, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco

Title: "High-Resolution Imaging of the Electromechanics of the Heart" (PDF)

Host: Ye Chen-Izu, Ph.D.

November 9, 2022

10:30 a.m. in Tupper Hall Rm 2133/2135 and via Zoom

Speaker: Michael A Colman, Ph.D., F.H.E.A., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Systems Physiology, University of Leeds, U.K.

Title: "Heterogeneity, variability, and cardiac dysfunction: from dyad to ECG" (PDF)

Hosts: Eleonora Grandi, Ph.D. and Haibo Ni, Ph.D.

November 15, 2022

Speaker: Ade Aromolaran, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Investigator, Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute (CVRTI), U2M2 Program in Molecular Medicine

Title: "Illuminating the Role of the Delayed Rectifier K Channels in Heart" (PDF)

Host: Ele Grandi, Ph.D.