Seminars and Events
Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Pharmacology Seminar Series

When and Where Presenter and Seminar Title
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

Monica L. Guzman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacology in Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

"Therapeutic Targeting of Leukemia Stem Cells"
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Room A950, 4:00 pm


Dr. Katja Haedicke
Dr. Jan Grimm's Lab

"Non - Invasive High-Resolution Imaging of Tumor Vessels Using Raster-Scan Optoacoustic Mesoscopy"
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Room A950, 4:30 pm


Dr. Hsia-Yuan Ying
Dr. Ari Melnick's lab

"CREBBP Mutations Disrupt Dynamic Enhancer Acetylation in B-Cells, Enabling HDAC3 to Drive Lymphomagenesis"
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Room A-950, 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

"From Atom to Adam: Ion Channelopathies"
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

Mary E. Choi, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Nephrology & Hypertension Weill Cornell Medicine

"Autophagy and Necroptosis Pathways in Kidney Fibrosis"
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

Laszlo Nagy, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Genomic Control of Metabolism Program Professor, Center for Metabolic Origins of Disease Sanford Burnham Prebys at Lake Nona

"Epigenomic Determinants of Cell Type Specification in Embryonic Stem Cells and Macrophages"
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Room A-250, 4:00 pm

Kristen Pleil, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacology Weill Cornell Medicine

"Peptidergic Mechanisms of Addiction and Mood Disorders"
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

Jonathan Hale Zippin, M.D., Ph.D., FA.A.D.
Clinique Clinical Scholar in Dermatology Ellen Gary Davis-MRA Young Investigator Assistant Professor in Dermatology Assistant Attending Dermatologist New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medicine

"Non-Canonical cAMP Signaling Pathways Reveal New Insights into Skin Biology"
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

Vasilis Vasiliou, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences Professor of Opthalmology & Visual Sciences Yale School of Public Health/Yale School of Medicine

"Aldehyde Dehydrogenases in Cancer and Cancer Stem Cells"
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

Deepak Patil, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Pharmacology

"m6A RNA Methylation Regulates XIST-Mediated Gene Silencing"
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

Paul B. Watkins, M.D.
Howard Q. Ferguson Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology Medicine and Public Health Director, UNC Institute for Drug Safety Sciences

"Why Good Drugs Are Sometimes Bad for the Liver"
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

Michael Rudnicki, O.C., Ph.D., FRSC
Senior Scientist, Regenerative Medicine Program Director, Regenerative Medicine Program and Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

"Molecular Regulation of Muscle Stem Cell Asymmetric Division"
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

Stephen L. Helfand, M.D.
Professor Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry Division of Biology and Medicine Brown University

"Retrotransposon Theory of Aging and Pharmacologic Intervention"
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

Heidi E. Hamm. Ph.D.
Professor Department of Pharmacology Vanderbilt University Medical Center

"Regulation of Exocytosis by Inhibitory GPCRs and Gbg Subunits"
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

John G. Doench. Ph.D.
Associate Director, Genetic Perturbation Platform Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Cambridge, MA

"Genetic Screens with CRISPR-Cas9: A new Hope in Functional Genomics"
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

John Blenis, Ph.D.
Anna –Maria and Stephen Kellen Professor of Cancer Research Professor of Pharmacology Director, Pharmacology Ph.D. Program Co-Director, Cancer Biology Program

"Intracellular Signaling and Cancer"
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

Barbara S. Slusher, Ph.D. MAS
Professor of Neurology (primary),Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Medicine, Oncology, Director, John Hopkins Drug Discover, John Hopkins School of Medicine

"Changing Ecosystem of Drug Discovery: role of academia and public-private partnership for the development of system xc- inhibitors"
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

Mark Von Zastrow, M.D., Ph.D
Professor of Psychiatry/Neurobiology UCSF

"Why do GPCRs rapidly internalize after activation?"
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

Peter Tontonoz, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine David Geffen School of Medicine Dean’s Scholar UCLA

“Transcriptional Regulation of Lipid Metabolism"
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Room A-950, 4:00 pm

Craig B. Thompson, M.D.
President and chief Executive Officer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

"Targeting Cancer Metabolism"
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Pharmacology Conference Room E-415, 4:00 pm


Dr. Lorena Fontan Gabas
Dr. Ari M. Melnick's Lab

"MALT1 inhibitors for the treatment of Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma"
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Pharmacology Conference Room E-415, 4:30 pm


Dr. Maiko Matsui
Dr. Geoffrey Pitt's Lab

"Progressive Aortic Valve Stenosis in the Mouse with a Gain-of-Function Mutation in CaV1.2 (CACNA1C)"
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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