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Seminar Archives 2021-2022

When and WherePresenter and Seminar Title
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Room A-250, 4:00 pm

Lakshmi A. Devi, Ph.D., Vice-chair for Education, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, Professor- Department of Neuroscience, Dean for Academic Development and Enrichment, Director-office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Seminar Title: “G Protein-Coupled Receptor Dimers and Orphans: Novel Therapeutic Targets for Pain and Addiction”

Host: Dr. Lorraine Gudas


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Room A-250, 4:00 pm

Shengkan “Victor” Jin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pharmacology Department, Member- The Cancer Institute of New Brunswick, N.J., Member Center for Lipid Research of New Brunswick, N.J., Member-The Cardiovascular Institute of New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Seminar Title: “Two Platforms for Therapeutic Development:  the RNA-Aptamer Mediated Base Editing for Gene and Cell Therapy, and Mitochondrial Uncoupling for Metabolic Diseases and Cancer”

Host: Dr. Lorraine Gudas


Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Room A-250, 4:00 pm

Geoffrey S. Pitt, M.D.,Ph.D., Ida and Theo Rossi Distinguished Professor of Medicine Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine

Seminar Title: "FGF13: Novel functions for a non-growth factor"

Host: Dr. Lorraine Gudas


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Room A-250, 4:00 pm

Robert J. Devita, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Pharmacological Sciences and the Director of the Medicinal Chemistry Core of the Drug Discovery Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Seminar Title: “Small Molecule Drug Discovery – Transitioning from Industry to Academia"

Host: Dr. Lorraine Gudas


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Room A-250, 4:00 pm

Elena Oancea, Ph.D., Professor of Medical Sciences, Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology, Brown University

Seminar Title: "Melanocytes in black and white: intracellular ion channels and transporters that regulate human pigmentation"

Host: Dr. Jonathan Zippin


Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Room A-250, 4:00 pm

Elizabeth A. Heller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

 Seminar Title: "Chromatin-mediated alternative splicing regulate cocaine reward"

Host: Dr. Miklos Toth


Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Room A-250, 4:00 pm

Pengbo Zhou, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Seminar Title: "Ubiquitin-Proteolytic Control of DNA Repair, Reproduction and Tumorigenesis"

Host: Dr. Lorraine J. Gudas


Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Room A-250, 4:00 pm

Annarita Di Lorenzo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Seminar Title: "Sphingolipid Metabolism: A Therapeutic Target for Cardiovascular Diseases”

Host: Dr. Roberto Levi


Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Room A-250, 4:00 pm

Etienne Sibille, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Toronto

Seminar Title: "

GABA deficits and Cognition in Depression and Aging: Origin, Mechanisms and Novel Therapeutics”

Host: Drs. Lorraine J. Gudas & Miklos Toth


Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Room A-250, 4:00 pm

Karen Wu, Ph.D., President, Co-Founder at Lucerna, Inc.

Seminar Title: "RNA: From the Ignored Molecule to Being the New “It” Target in Biotechnology (and How it Shaped My Career Path)”

Host: Dr. Samie Jaffrey


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