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 for more information.

Winter 2018






"Personalized Cancer Immunotherapy with Nanomaterials."

James Moon, Ph.D., John Gideon Searle Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UM Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Arun Iyer


"Rethinking Pharmacogenomics from the Ground-up and the Top-down"

Brian D. Athey, Ph.D., Michael Savageau Collegiate Professor & Chair, Department of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, Professor of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine, Co-Director, Michigan Institute for Data Science.  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Wanqing Liu


"Career Opportunities for Students in the Pharmaceutical Sciences:  A Personal Perspective"

Daniel Acosta, Jr., Ph.D., Food and Drug Administration. Deputy Director of Research, National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, Arkansas

Dr. George Corcoran


"Inhibitory G protein Signaling in Diabetes: Down the Rabbit Hole"

Michelle E. Kimple, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Madison, WI

Dr. Anjaneyulu Kowluru






"Oxidative Stress and its Functional Consequences Measured In Vivo by MRI"

Bruce Berkowitz, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Small Animal MRI Facility. Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. 

Dr. Aloke Dutta


"Reward, Interrupted: Inhibitory Control and its Relevance to Addictions".

J. David Jentsch, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Dr. Anna Moszczynska


"Targeted Epigenetic Perturbation Through Designed Multiple Ligand Approach"

Adegboyega K. Oyelere, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry,  Atlanta, GA

Dr. Zhihui Qin


"Synthesis, Characterization, and Evaluation of Carbonic Anhydrase IX Anchored Polymeric Nanoparticles for Targeted Imaging and Therapy of Resistant Renal Cell Carcinoma"

Hashem Alsaab, 3rd Yr. Ph.D. Student Seminar   

Dr. Arun Iyer, Mentor



Dean P. Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.  Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Dr. Fei Chen

4/18 "Bone tissue engineering and anti-engineering: Heterotopic ossification and lessons from the Boston Bombing" Benjamin Levi, M.D., Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery; Director, Burn, Wound and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI  Dr. Jiemei Wang


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Past seminars