Seminars and Events
Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Pharmacology Seminar Series


When and Where Presenter and Seminar Title
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

Jason S. Lewis, Ph.D.
Vice Chair for Research and Chief of the Radiochemistry & Imaging Sciences Service in Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Radiology Director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Radiochemistry and Molecular Imaging Probe Core Facility Member in Memorial Sloan Kettering, head of a laboratory in the Sloan Kettering Institute’s Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program Professor at the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. New York, NY


"Interrogating Cancer with Precision Radiopharmaceuticals and PET"
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

David A. Foster, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Hunter College of CUNY


"Exploiting Dysregulated G1 Metabolic Cell Cycle Checkpoints in Kras-Driven Cancer Cells"
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

Dr. Gerd Kempermann.
Professor, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) Fetscherstraße 105, 01307 Dresden


"New Neurons and the Neurobiology of Individuality"
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Room C611, 4:00 pm

POSTDOCTORAL SEMINAR

Dr. Mingxu You
Dr. Jaffrey's Lab

"Imaging cellular metabolites and signaling molecules with riboswitch and ribozyme RNA sensors"
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Room C611, 4:00 pm

POSTDOCTORAL SEMINAR

Dr. Nina Svenson
Dr. Jaffrey's Lab

"A Platform for Massively Parallel RNA Biochemistry"
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Room A950, 4:00 pm

Dr. Anthony Sauve
Professor in Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medicine

"Metabolism in Health and Longevity: Development of Novel Approaches to Treating Diseases by Pharmacological Manipulation of Metabolism"
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Room A950, 4:00 pm

Dr. William Lee Kraus
Director, Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences, Professor and Vice Chair for Basic Science, Department of Ob/Gyn Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Cecil H. and Ida Green Distinguished Chair in Reproductive Biology Sciences, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

"Control of Cellular Signaling and Differentiation Programs by PARP-1, a Multifunctional Regulator of Chromatin and Transcription"
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Room A950, 4:00 pm

Dr. Arleen Rifkind


***CANCELLED***
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Room A950, 4:30 pm

Dr. Daniel Bachovchin
Assistant Member, Chemical Biology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) Assistant Professor, Tri-Instititional Training Program in Chemical Biology, Sloan Kettering Institute, Cornell University, and Rockefeller University Assistant Professor, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, MSKCC Assistant Professor, Pharmacology Program Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Cornell University

"High-throughput, family-wide profiling of enzyme activity"
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Room A950, 4:00 pm

Dr. Francis S. Y. Lee
Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry and a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and an Attending Psychiatrist at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College.

"The Role of Neurotrophins in OCD-related Disorders"
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Room A950, 4:00 pm

Dr. Paul Brent Watkins
Director, The Hamner-UNC Institute for Drug Safety Sciences Professor of Medicine, Pharmacy and Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Why good drugs are sometimes bad for the liver"
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Room A950, 4:00 pm

Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D.
Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program

"Environmental Chemicals Acting as Uncontrolled Medicine"
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Room A950, 4:00 pm

Wei Min, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University

“Seeing molecular vibrations: Chemical imaging for biomedicine"
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Room A950, 4:00 pm

Marvin Gershengorn, M.D
Chief, Laboratory of Endocrinology and Receptor Biology National Institute of Health

“Small molecule antagonists for the TSH receptor; Probes & lead drugs”
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Room A950, 4:00 pm

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D
Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development The Rockefeller University

“Tissue stem cells in wound repair and cancer"
April 12, 2016

Room A950, 4:00 pm

Danica Chen, Ph.D.
Professor, Program in Metabolic Biology, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, Principal Investigator, Berkeley Stem Cell Center, Principal Investigator, QB3 Consortium on Life Span Extension, University of California, Berkeley


“Mitochondrial Regulation of Stem cell aging and rejuvenation”

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Room A950, 4:00 pm

B. Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology Director, Toxicology Training Program University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

"The Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor & Defenses Against Respiratory Infection"
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Pharm Library E415, 4:00 pm

*SPECIAL SEMINAR*
Charles M. Rudin, MD, PhD
Chief, Thoracic Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

"Novel Therapeutic Approaches to Small Cell Lung Cancern"
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Room A950, 4:00 pm

Nathanael Gray, Ph.D.
Professor, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School Professor, Cancer Biology, Dana –Farber Cancer Institute

“Developing kinase inhibitors for the treatment of cancer"
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Room A950, 3:00 pm

Jason Mastaitis, Ph.D
Staff Scientist Muscle and Metabolic Diseases Division Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

“Three Tales from Industry: Validation and Development of Therapeutic Targets for Muscle and Metabolic Disease”
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Room E415, 4:00 pm

*SPECIAL SEMINAR*
James C. Lo, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine Weill Cornell Medicine

“Adipose Regulators of Metabolic Diseases”

Dr. Elaine Fuchs gave a seminar titled: Tissue Stem Cells in Wound Repair and Cancer on March 29, 2016. She was selected by the students to present her research here!

Dr. Wei Min gave a fabulous seminar on, March 1, 2016, titled: "Seeing Molecular Vibrations: Chemical Imaging for Biomedicine."

Dr. Linda S. Birnbaum, Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program, spoke to us on on the topic of "Environmental Chemicals Acting as Uncontrolled Medicine." Here are pictures from her seminar and from her meeting with graduate students after her talk. Dr. Arleen Rifkind hosted Dr. Birnbaum on February 16, 2016.

Dr. Lee Kraus spoke on November 17, 2015, on Control of Cellular Signaling and Differentiation Programs by PARP-1, a Multifunctional Regulator of Chromatin and Transcription”. It was wonderful to have him back for a visit.

Dr. Anthony Sauve speaks with some of our first year PhD students after his seminar on November 3, 2015, titled: Metabolism in Health and Longevity: Development of Novel Approaches to Treating Diseases by Pharmacological Manipulation of Metabolism".

Dr. Changyuan Lu speaks at the faculty lunch seminar in the Pharmacology Dept on September 29, 2015.

Dr. Jason Lewis, Chief of Radiochemistry & Imaging Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering, started off our Pharmacology Dept. 2015-16 seminar series with a talk titled: "Interrogating Cancer with Precision Radiopharmaceuticals and PET" on September 22, 2015.

Please note: Coffee and Cookies will be served at 3:40 PM.

For more information, contact Lissett Checo at (212) 746-6250
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