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Pharmaceutical Sciences

Graduate Program Seminar Series

All seminars will be held on the Anschutz Medical Campus in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building, Seminar Room V20-1000, from 11 am to noon.

Lecture topics are announced a few weeks prior to each seminar.

Please follow the hyperlinks to learn more about our selected speakers and their fields of expertise. For questions about the series contact Rochelle Cassell, 303-724-6257,

​​​Date Presenter​​ ​Lecture
Thursday, October 3, 2019 NEENA B. HAIDER, PhD​
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Schepens Eye Research Institute
Massachusetts Eye and Ear,
Department of Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School
“Gene Identification to Gene Therapy: Development of the First Broad Spectrum Therapy for Inherited Retinal Disease”
Thursday, October 17, 2019 CARSON BRUNS​
Assistant Professor
ATLAS Institute,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder
“Biomedical Tattoos for Human Health”
Thursday, November 7, 2019 JEFFREY D. LASKIN, PhD​
Distinguished Professor
Department of Environmental & Occupational Health,
Rutgers University School of Public Health
“Mechanisms of Chemical Toxicity”
Thursday, November 21, 2019 RICHARD SLAYDEN, PhD​
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Center for Environmental Medicine
Department of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases,
Colorado State University
"Regulation Mechanisms of Bacterial Adaptation, Population Heterogeneity and Treatment Outcomes"
Thursday, January 16, 2020 JOHN W. KAPPLER, PhD​
Distinguish Professor,
Senior Faculty, Integrated Dept. of Immunology,
Kappler Marrack Research Lab
National Jewish Health and University of Colorado Denver
Lysosomal Cathepsin Creation of CD4 T-cell Chimeric Epitopes in Type-1 Diabetes
Thursday, January 30, 2020 NIDIA QUILLINAN, PhD​
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Cerebellar Ischemia – Neuronal Cell Death and Synaptic Plasticity Impairments
Thursday, February 13, 2020 STEVEN E. BOTTLE, PhD​
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering,
Molecular Design and Synthesis
Queensland University of Technology, QUT
Nitroxide Antioxidants: Radical Chemistry in Plastics and People
Thursday, February 27, 2020 PAUL NORMAN, PhD Seminar Title: TBD
Thursday, March 12, 2020 JAMES LUYENDYK, PhD Mechanisms linking the hemostatic system to liver injury and repair
Thursday, March 26, 2020 Speaker: TBD Seminar Title: TBD
Thursday, April 9, 2020 Speaker: TBD Seminar Title: TBD
Thursday, April 23, 2020 PAUL JOHNSTON, PhD Seminar Title: TBD
Thursday, May 7, 2020 BRIAN BAER, PhD Seminar Title: TBD
Thursday, May 14, 2020 STEVEN TOWNSEND, PhD Seminar Title: TBD