Wayne State University


Seminar Series

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences hosts a seminar series during the fall and winter semesters. Presentations take place at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and are held in Room 3105 of the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Contact Dr. Zhihui Qin at 313-577-1567 or zqin@wayne.edu for more information.

Fall 2017






Dynamics of Cu homeostasis


Sabeeha Merchant, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Director, Institute of Genomic and Proteomics, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. 

Dr. Timothy Stemmler


Zwitterionic Polymers for Nanomedicine and Implants

Zhiqiang Cao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Dr. Anjan Kowluru


Nrf2 in Environmental Response and Disease Intervention

Donna Zhang, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, The University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tuscan, AZ   

Dr. Terrence Monks


Anti-inflammatory Drugs for the Prevention 
and Treatment of Cancer

Karen Liby, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. 

Dr. Zhihui Qin


Whole Cell Based Phage Display Identifies Perlecan as a Target in Metastatic Breast Cancer    

Jayanth Panyam, Ph.D., Professor and Department Head, Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 

Dr. Arun Iyer


CCAR2 as a target for early intervention of colorectal cancer

Roderick H. Dashwood, Ph.D., Professor & Director, John S. Dunn Chair for Disease Prevention, Center for Epigenetics & Disease Prevention, Texas A&M University, Houston, TX. 

Dr. Zhihui Qin


The Role of Hypothalamic Inflammation in Metabolic Programming and Aging

Marianna Sadagurski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Wayne State University.  Adjunct Assistant Research Professor (University of Michigan). 

Dr. Anjan Kowluru


Corticohippocampal Dysfunction in the OBiden Model of Primary Oligodendrogliopathy

Alex Gow, Ph.D., Professor.  Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Pediatrics and Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI. 

Dr. Timothy Stemmler


Leverage Physiology for Bioresponsive Drug Delivery

Zhen Gu, Ph.D., Jackson Family Endowed Chair, Associate Professor,
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NC State University. Director, Translational Innovation (TraIn) Professional Science Master Program.   

Dr. Jiemei Wang,



2nd Year PhD Student Seminar (PSC7870)



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Past seminars