Seminars and Events

Dr. Jochen Buck spoke on October 16, 2018, about his research with Dr. Lonny Levin; the seminar was titled: Development of new tools for studying sAC biology.

On May 8, 2018, Drs. Samie Jaffrey, Steve Gross, Lorraine Gudas, and Navdeep Chandel out at dinner after Dr. Chandel's seminar titled: Mitochondria as Signaling Organelles.

On April 17, 2018, Dr. Maureen Gannon presented a lovely seminar titled: "Novel Therapeutic Targets for Enhancing Pancreatic Beta Cell Mass." She received her PhD from Weill Cornell Graduate School, and is now a Professor at Vanderbilt Medical School. Here are two pictures from her seminar.

The DuVigneaud PhD Research Symposium was held on April 3, 2018. Dr. Robert Langer, Professor at MIT, was the keynote speaker. For pictures of the speaker, student posters, judges, and student faculty luncheon: click here

Ryan Serio handles the question period after Dr. Kenneth Jacobson’s (NIDDK) seminar on February 13, 2018, titled: "Structures of G Protein-Coupled Purine Receptors Enable Drug Discovery."

Here is Dr. James Ntambi (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison) presenting his research talk titled:"Hepatic Lipogenesis and Metabolic Signaling in Obesity and Diabetes” on October 17, 2017.

Dr. James Ntambi (Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison) presented his research talk titled:"Hepatic Lipogenesis and Metabolic Signaling in Obesity and Diabetes” on October 17, 2017. Pictured, he is answering questions after his talk and at dinner with faculty member Dr. Xiao-Han Tang.

Dr. Thomas L. Kash, a PhD graduate of Weill Cornell who is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, presented the first seminar of the 2017/18 Pharmacology Dept. series on October 3, 2017. His talk was titled: "The Ups and Downs of The Extended Amygdala.” He is pictured here with his first postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Kristen Pleil, who is now an Assistant Professor in the Pharmacology Dept. here at Weill Cornell.

Dr. Craig Thompson, President of Sloan-Kettering, gave a research seminar on May 30, 2017 in our Pharmacology Seminar Series. Here he is pictured talking with faculty.

Dr. Thompson at a roundtable discussion with the Pharmacology students after his seminar on May 30, 2017.

Dr. Michael Rudnicki (Ottawa Hospital Res. Institute) gave a terrific seminar titled: Molecular Regulation of Muscle Stem Cell Asymmetric Division on February 7, 2017. Here he is with Pharmacology Program faculty member Dr. James Lo at dinner after the talk.

Dr. Watkins and Dr. Pleil at the Griffis Faculty club after his talk on January 17, 2017.

Dr. Paul Watkins, UNC Inst. for Drug Safety Sciences, gave a fascinating talk for the annual Marcus Reidenberg lecture, titled “Why Good Drugs are Sometimes Bad for the Liver.”

Dr. Vasilis Vasiliou, Chair of the Dept of Environmental Sciences at Yale, presented his interesting research on ALDHs in our seminar series on December 20, 2016.

Dr. Kristen Pleil gave a beautiful seminar titled: "Peptidergic Mechanisms of Addiction and Mood Disorder," her first as a faculty member at Weill Cornell, on November 29, 2016.

Dr. Laszlo Nagy, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Inst. at Lake Nona, gave a lovely seminar titled: Epigenomic Determinants of Cell Type Specification in Embryonic Stem Cells and Macrophages on November 15, 2016. Here he is after his seminar with Dr. Miklos Toth, out on the town in NYC!

Dr. Mary Choi, Dept. of Medicine, Weill Cornell, presented a fascinating seminar titled on November 1, 2016: "Autophagy and Necroptosis Pathways in Kidney Fibrosis".

Dr. Geoff Pitt presented a lovely seminar on October 18, 2016, titled: From Atom to Adam: Ion Channelopathies.

Dr. Silvia Moore, an Assistant Research Professor in Pharmacology, talked to the faculty about her work with Dr. Rifkind on April 26, 2016.

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.

Dr. Gary Landreth, a faculty member at Case Western Reserve, presented his research on November 4, 2014 focused on nuclear receptors and Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Lucio Castilla, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, answers a question from Dr. Ari Melnick after his Pharmacology Dept. seminar titled: Inv(16) Acute Myeloid Leukemia Targeted Therapy on November 18, 2014.

Professor Alberto Darszon from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Morelos, Mexico, spoke in the Pharmacology Dept on April 29, 2014. . Here he is pictured with his host, Dr. Jochen Buck.

Dr. Etienne Sibille, a former PhD student with Dr. Miklos Toth, gave a research talk on "Somatostatin-GABA Neurons, Depression, and Aging" on October 7, 2014. . Here are Miklos, Etienne, and Lorraine before the seminar. Welcome back, Etienne..

Dr. John Scott, Pharmacology Dept., Univ. of Washington, presents his work on April 15,2014.

Dr. Steve Clinton (Ohio State) presented a great seminar on vitamin D and cancer on December 17, 2013. Here Dr. Clinton (center) discusses his work with interested scientists after his seminar.

Dr. Jaffrey asks a question of the seminar speaker, Dr. Saeed Tavazoie, on June 4, 2013.


Dr. Suzanne Zukin gave a great talk on October 8, 2013; her talk was titled "REST-Dependent Epigenetic Remodeling Drives the Developmental Switch in Synaptic NMDARs."

Dr. Frank Giordano presented a research seminar in the Pharmacology Dept. on March 12, 2013. Here he is (left) before the seminar, talking with Dr. Dominick Falcone.

Dr. Leslie Parise, Chair of the Biochemistry and Biophysics Dept at the Medical College, UNC, Chapel Hill spoke on February 25, 2013. Here is Dr. Parise after her seminar with Dr. Aaron Marcus, a faculty member at WCMC, who attended the seminar.

Dr. Stephen Wong, the Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, Tx, an affiliate of Weill Cornell, delivers his talk on "Systems and Chemical Biology Methods for Pathway Driven Drug Repositioning," on January 15, 2013.

Dr. Stephen Wong, the Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, Tx, an affiliate of Weill Cornell, delivers his talk on "Systems and Chemical Biology Methods for Pathway Driven Drug Repositioning," on January 15, 2013.

Dr. Peter Rabinovitch presented his seminar titled: "Mitochondria and Oxidative Stress in Cardiac Aging, Hypertrophy and Failure" on December 18, 2012. Drs. Levi, Szeto, and Rabinovitch after the seminar.

Dr. Peter Rabinovitch presented his seminar titled: "Mitochondria and Oxidative Stress in Cardiac Aging, Hypertrophy and Failure" on December 18, 2012.

Dr. Alexander MacKerell, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, presents his research talk on December 4, 2012.

Dr. Miklos Toth answers a question during his research talk on November 20, 2012. The title of his talk was: "Maternal Gene in Epigenetic Programing of Behavior and Disease Across Generations"

Dr. Lester Binder speaks with interested members of the audience after his Pharmacology Dept. seminar on October 9, 2012.

Dr. Rene Hen from Columbia University gave a seminar in the Pharmacology Department on June 19, 2012. Here Dr. Arleen Rifkind speaks with Dr. Hen after his seminar

Dr. Samie Jaffrey asks our Pharmacology Dept. seminar speaker, Dr. Ferre-D'Amare, a question after his seminar on April 10, 2012.

Dr. Roberto Levi, Dr. Roberta Gottlieb, and Dr. Marcus Reidenberg after Dr. Gottlieb's seminar on May 8, 2012.

Dr. Adrian Ferre-D'Amare, from NHLBI, spoke on April 10, 2012, on "Riboswitches, Versatile RNA Regulators of Gene Expression."

Drs. Carl Nathan and Jon Clardy after the talk on February 28, 2012.

Dr. John Schimenti, Professor of Genetics at the College of Veterinary Medicine of Cornell University, gave a research talk titled "DNA Replication and Cancer Genetics in Mice" on January 17, 2012. Here Drs. Sauve, Schimenti, and Szeto relax over dinner after the seminar.

Dr. Jon Clardy gave a research talk titled: "Bacterial Conversations and the Discovery of New Natural Products" on February 28, 2012. Drs. Anthony Sauve, Derek Tan, and Jon Clardy at dinner after the presentation.

Drs. Ron Crystal, Steve Gross, and our Pharmacology Dept. seminar speaker, Dr. Kent Vrana, Chairman of the Pharmacology Dept. at Penn State, Hershey, PA. The three attended a reception after the seminar on December 6, 2011.

Dr. Gary Brewer presented his research in the Pharmacology Dept.
seminar series on December 20, 2011. Pictured at dinner after the seminar are Drs. Miklos Toth, Frances Gratacos, Dussica Curanovic and Dr. Brewer.

Dr. Mike Frohman

Drs. Tim Hla, John Wagner, Mike Frohman (seminar speaker, Chair of Pharmacology Department at Stonybrook) and Lorraine Gudas at dinner after Dr. Frohman's seminar. January 19, 2010

Dr. Bonnie Sloane

Drs. Lorraine Gudas, Bonnie Sloane (seminar speaker, Chair of Pharmacology Department at Wayne State University) and Arleen Rifkind have dinner after Dr. Sloane's seminar. February 2, 2010

Dr. Al Baldwin, UNC Chapel Hill, April 13, 2010

Drs. Al Baldwin (UNC Chapel Hill), Ari Melnick, and Selina Chen-Kiang enjoy dinner after Dr. Baldwin's Pharmacology Dept. seminar on April 13, 2010.

Dr. John Boylan, the Pharmacology Dept. seminar speaker on October 5, 2010, with his postdoctoral mentor, Dr. Lorraine Gudas.

Drs. Gross, Rifkind, Sauve, and the Pharmacology Invited Seminar Speaker, Dr. Guengerich, at dinner after the seminar on November 30, 2010.

Dr. Matt Gamble giving his research seminar on December 14, 2010. Dr. Gamble received his PhD from Weill Cornell and is now an Asst. Professor in the Dept. of Molecular Pharmacology at Albert Einstein Med. College.

Graduate student Alessia Deglincerti speaks with Dr. Susan Gerbi after Dr. Gerbi's seminar titled "Evolution of Ribosoma RNA: Ribosome biogenesis and coordination with cell division " on March 15, 2011.

Dr. Loren Runnels, Pharmacology Dept. seminar speaker on April 12, 2011, with postdoctoral fellow Dr. Ron Perez after the seminar.

Dr. Lorraine Gudas visits with her former chairman, Dr. Chrisopher Walsh, Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Walsh presented the President's Seminar at MSKCC on April 13, 2011. Dr. Derek Tan was his host.

Dr. Eduardo Farias, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, presented an excellent seminar titled: "Opposing Effects of RARs Isotypes in Breast Cancer: A New Perspective" on September 27, 2011.
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