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.

Fall 2018






"Illuminating Fatty Acid Metabolism:  Insights into Fatty Acid Signaling and Fatty Liver Disease"

Emilio Mottillo, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow, Wayne State University, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Detroit, MI Terrence Monks, Ph.D.


"Probing Cellular Processes using Engineered Nanomaterials" Priyabrata Mukherjee, Ph.D.,  Professor of Pathology, Assoc. Director of Translational Research,  Peggy and Charles Stephenson Endowed Chair in Laboratory Cancer Research, Co-Director, Nanomedicine Program, Stephenson Cancer Center.  University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Dr. Arun Iyer

9/19 "Regulation of HMGB1 and TLR4 in the Diabetic Retina" Jena J. Steinle, Ph.D, Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Ophthalmology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Jiemei Wang, Ph.D.
10/3 "Regulation of Hepatic Homeostasis by Autophagy in Drug-Induced Liver Injury and Tumorigenesis" Wen-Xing Ding, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, Director, Histopathology Core, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS Wanqing Liu, Ph.D.

SPECIAL SEMINAR:  "LncRNA and Nuclear Receptor in Liver Function and Disease"   

Li Wang, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physiology and Neurology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Fei Chen, Ph.D.



Erik Knudsen, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Associate Director for Basic Research, University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, AZ Fei Chen, Ph.D.
10/24 "Aggregation and inhibition of neuronal tau proteins and peptides" Sanela Martic, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, Oakland University, Rochester, MI Aloke Dutta, Ph.D.


Liyanaaratchige Tillekeratne, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH Zhihui Qin, Ph.D.


John L. Markley, Ph.D., Steenbock Professor of Biomolecular Structure, Director of NMRFAM and BMRB, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI Timothy Stemmler, Ph.D.

Download the Fall 2018 seminar schedule.

Past seminars