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JANUARY 2, 2018
David E. Cohen, M.D.,Ph.D.
Title: "Thioesterase-Mediated Control of Nutrient Metabolism and Energy Homeostasis"
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Lecture Hall Room: A-250
Host: Dr. Steven Gross

JANUARY 16, 2018
Paul Cohen, Ph.D.
Title: “Unraveling the complexities of adipose tissue phenotype”
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Lecture Hall Room: A-250
Host: Dr. Lorraine J. Gudas

JANUARY 30, 2018
Anthony Sauve, Ph.D.
Title: "Necessary and Augment if Depleted: The challenge and promise of targeting a central metabolic factor for therapeutic effect"
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Lecture Hall Room: A-250
Host: Dr. Lorraine J. Gudas

FEBRUARY 13, 2018
Kenneth A. Jacobson, Ph.D.
Title: “Structures of G Protein-Coupled Purine Receptors Enable Drug Discovery”
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Lecture Hall Room: A-250
Host: Dr. Arleen Rifind and Ryan Serio

FEBRUARY 27, 2018
Wendy V. Gilbert, Ph.D.
Title: “Regulated mRNA modification: A new function for ancient RNA modifying enzymes”
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Lecture Hall Room: A-250
Host: Dr. Samie Jaffrey

MARCH 13, 2018
Scott Waldman, M.D.
Title: “Paracrine hormone hypothesis of colorectal cancer”
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Lecture Hall Room: A-250
Host: Dr. Marcus Reidenberg

MARCH 27, 2018
Marcia Haigis, Ph.D.
Title: “Mitochondria in Health and Disease”
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Lecture Hall Room: A-250
Host: Dr. Steven Gross and Dr. Anthony Sauve

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January 11, 2018:

The first lecture, given by Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez, of the “From Molecule to Prescription” Drug Development PhD course was outstanding. Here is a picture of the class, and for a link to the syllabus for the course. Postdocs and faculty are most welcome to sit in on lectures! To read more: click here

December 12, 2017:

Dr. Anthony Sauve's research on NAD was recently featured in the December 2017 issue of SHAPE magazine! To read more: click here

November 16, 2017:

Dr. John Blenis, his postdoc Gina Lee, and colleagues just published a paper in Cell on a new signaling pathway that regulates fat production. Congratulations! For more information: click here

November 13, 2017:

PhD student Shira Yomtoubian (PI, Dr. Mittal) won first prize in the school-wide 3 Minute Thesis presentation. Congratulations!

November 9, 2017:

Here is the syllabus listed under Quarters III & IV, of the new graduate school course in Drug Development starting in January 2018: click here

October 25, 2017:

Drs. Jochen Buck and Lonny Levin, Pharmacology Department professors, won a prestigious Daedalus award, for Development of “First of Their Kind” Activators of Soluble Adenylyl Cyclase for the Treatment of Glaucoma.

Dr. Samie Jaffrey, Greenberg-Starr Professor of Pharmacology, also won a Daedalus award for a Platform and Rapid Discovery of Small Molecules That Bind and Modulate Disease-Associated RNA Targets. Congratulations! To read the award announcement: click here

October 10, 2017:

A new course in drug development taught by scientists in the pharmaceutical industry will be offered in 2018. The course is titled, "Drug Development: From Molecule to Prescription." For more information contact Aileen Ibagon.

August 16, 2017:

Some of the research from the laboratory of Dr. Lorraine Gudas was just featured on the Cornell University Research website. To read click here:

August 7, 2017:

Lisa Standke (Tan lab) was just awarded an F31 fellowship from NIH. Congratulations are in order! The title of her project is: "Development of Pharmacologically Optimized Inhibitors of M. tuberculosis MbtA as Novel Antibiotics."

June 1, 2017:

Graduation 2017 at Carnegie Hall in NYC. For more pictures click here

April 22, 2017:

March for Science, NYC!! For more pictures from the March for Science, click here

April 18, 2017:

Dr. Samie Jaffrey has won the 2017 ASPET Abel Award, an award to stimulate fundamental research in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics by young investigators. Dr. Dr. Jaffrey will deliver the John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology Lecture on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the annual meeting. Well done, Samie! Congratulations! For more, click here

March 14, 2017:

Pharmacology PhD student Jackson Harvey and his advisor, Dr. Dan Heller, have a paper accepted in Nature Biomedical Engineering. Congratulations! The paper is titled: "A Carbon Nanotube Reporter of miRNA Hybridization Events In Vivo." To read: click here

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December, 2017:

Lorraine Gudas connected with Sara DiNapoli, Julia Silveira, & Emily Mercer at a holiday party!. Emily (PhD awarded last year in Pharmacology) is now working at the healthcare co. IQVIA in NYC.