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University of Colorado Denver


Pharmaceutical Sciences

Graduate Program Seminar Series

All seminars will be held in the Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, Seminar Room V20-1000, from 11 a.m. to noon.


Title Presenter Date
Stimulus-Responsive Polymer-Lipid Assemblies for Biomolecule-Activated Biosensing and Imaging Contrast Agents

Andrew Goodwin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering

University of Colorado

Boulder, CO

October 8, 2015

Promiscuous Enzymology and Drug Metabolism

Bill Atkins, Ph.D.

Sidney D. Nelson Endowed Professor

Medicinal Chemistry
University of Washington

Seattle, WA

October 22, 2015
New Insights into the Role of Bound Vascular Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase in the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Hypertension

Eva Grayck, MD

Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

University of Colorado Denver

Aurora, CO

November 5, 2015
Application of Physiologically-Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling to Precision Medicine in Oncology
   Daniel Gustafson, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences and

School of Biomedical Engineering

Director of Basic Research of Flint Animal Cancer Center

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

November 12, 2015
Epigenetic reprogramming in cancer and neurogenesis

Larry Sowers, Ph.D

Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine
Director, MD-PhD Combined Degree Program

Pharmacology And Toxicology

The University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, TX

December 3, 2015
Therapeutic intervention of oral mucositis in cancer patients with radiotherapy

Xiao-Jing Wang, MD, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of the Head, Neck,

and Skin Cancer Research Program

Department of Pathology

University of Colorado Denver

Aurora, CO

January 14, 2016

Microbiome Effects on Mucosal and Systemic Immunity Leading to Autoimmune Disease

Kristine Kuhn, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology

Director, Gnotobiotic Mouse Core Facility

University of Colorado Denver

Aurora, CO

February 11, 2016
Towards Precision Medicine

Edward Ramos, Ph.D.

Program Director

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, MD

February 25, 2016
Heat Shock Proteins and Inflammation in Eye Diseases        ​Ram Nagaraj, Ph.D.


Department of Ophthalmology

University of Colorado Denver

Aurora, CO

​March 3, 2016
Targeting Innate Immune responses in Liver Disease: Stressing on chaperones   ​Pranoti Mandrekar, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Medicine,

Director of Translational Science Program,

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Worchester, MA

​March 10, 2016
​TBA ​      Adam Zlotnick, Ph.D.


Molecular and Cellular Biology Department

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN

April 7, 2016
Sirtuins, Metabolism and Cardioprotection ​      Paul Brookes, Ph.D


Department of Anesthesia,

University of Rochester Medical Center,

Rochester, NY

April 21, 2016
TBA​ ​      Michelle Arkin, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

University of California San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

May 12, 2016


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