Skip to main content

Seminars

 


January 2024

Date Time Seminar
18
Thursday,
Jan.
4:00 p.m.
Special Faculty Candidate Seminar
Title: TBD
Host: Bradley McConnell
Location: Health 2, Room 3082
22
Monday,
Jan.
11:00 a.m.
Ph.D. Candidate Seminar
Title: "From 'BioLink' to Drug Discovery"
Speaker: Renzhong Lu, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mentor: Ke-He Ruan
Location: Health 2, Room 3082
25
Thursday,
Jan.
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar
Title: "Path from Bench-to-bedside: iPS cell-based Therapy for Muscular Dystrophies"
Speaker: Rita Perlingeiro, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota Medicine School, Minneapolis, MN
Location: Health 2, Room 3082
29
Monday,
Jan.
11:00 a.m.
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Title: "Targeting USP15 in Cancer and Neurodegenerative Diseases"
Location: Health 2, Room 3082
30
Tuesday,
Jan.
11:00 a.m.
PHOP Seminar
Title: “Understanding and Addressing Health Disparities in American Indians” 
Speaker: Ronny A. Bell, Ph.D., M.S., Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor and Chair, Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill, NC
Location: Health 2, Room 3082

February 2024

Date Time Seminar
1
Thursday,
Feb.
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar
Title: "Fetal Congenital Heart Disease- from Fetal Intervention to Postnatal Outcomes"
Speaker:
Shaine Alaine Morris, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
5
Monday,
Feb.
11:00 a.m.
Ph.D. Candidate Seminar
Title: “Mechanistic Investigation of Approaches to Simplifying a Classical Herbal Formulation to Alleviate Irinotecan-Induced Diarrhea”
Speaker:
Zicong Zheng, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
8
Thursday,
Feb.
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar
Title: "Targeting Autophagy in Cancer: Mechanisms and Strategies"
Speaker: Hong-Gang (HG) Wang, Ph.D., Lois High Berstler Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Pharmacology, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
12
Monday,
Feb.
11:00 a.m.
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Title: “Neuromodulation and the Balance Between Goal-directed and Reactive Behavior”
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
15
Thursday,
Feb.
12:00 p.m.
John & Aimee Mohr PPTR Clinical Seminar
Title: “Advancing Allyship: Gender Affirmation & Beyond”
Speaker: Mario Gutierrez, Pharm.D., PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, Harris Health System
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
15
Thursday,
Feb.
4:00 p.m.
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Title: “Modulating and Monitoring Metabolism in Cancer”
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
19
Monday,
Feb.
11:00 a.m.
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Title: “Harnessing Glycosaminoglycan-Protein Interactions for Therapeutic Gain: Non-Saccharide Glycosaminoglycan Mimetics as a Novel Paradigm”
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
22
Thursday,
Feb.
4:00 p.m.
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Title: “Rational Design and Facile Synthesis of Modular Small-Molecule Tools for Chemical Biology”
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
26
Monday,
Feb.
11:00 a.m.
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Title: “Unraveling Metabolic Reprogramming: A Journey from COPD to CFRD”
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
29
Thursday,
Feb.
4:00 p.m.
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Title: “A Chemical Approach for de novo Discovery of Contextually Essential Metabolic Targets”
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom

March 2024

Date Time Seminar
4
Monday,
March
11:00 a.m.
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Title: “Developing Nanomedicine and Nanovaccine for Cancer Immunotherapy”
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
7
Thursday,
March
4:00 p.m.
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Title: TBD
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
18
Monday,
March
11:00 a.m.
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Title: “Gut Feeling for Behavior”
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
21
Thursday,
March
12:00 p.m.
John & Aimee Mohr PPTR Clinical Seminar
Title: TBD
Speaker: Rustin Crutchley, Pharm.D., AAHIVP, Director of Pharmacogenomics, Professor of Pharmaceutical and Graduate Life Sciences, Manchester University's College of Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences, Washington State University
Location: Health 2, Room 3082
21
Thursday,
March
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar
Title: “Acute and Long-lasting Musculoskeletal Complications Induced by Cancer and its Treatments”
Speaker: Andrea Bonetto, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Colorado Anschutz
Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
25
Monday,
March
11:00 a.m.
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Title: TBD
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
28
Thursday,
March
4:00 p.m.
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Title: TBD
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom

April 2024

Date Time Seminar
4
Thursday,
April
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar
Title: “Role of Acid Sphingomyolinase in Nicotine Induced Kidney Diseases”
Speaker:
Atiqur Rahman, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston
Mentor: Krishna Boini
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
11
Thursday,
April
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar
Title: "The Bone Marrow Niches as Targets of Metastases and Sources of Systemic Immunosuppression"
Speaker:
Xiang H.-F. "Shawn" Zhang, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Interim Director, Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Host: Xinli Liu
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
18
Thursday,
April
12:00 p.m.
John & Aimee Mohr PPTR Clinical Seminar
Title: TBD
Speaker: Jeffrey Hamper, Pharm.D., BCACP, Manager, Pharmacy Experiential, Intern and Residency Programs, Albertsons 
Location: Health 2, Room 3082
18
Thursday,
April
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar
Title: "Polymeric Delivery With Dual Drug Payloads For Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Therapy"
Speaker: Lu Dai, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Mentors: Diana Chow and Chun Li
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
25
Thursday,
April
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar
Title: "A Novel Interleukin-15 Receptor Antagonist for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis"
Speaker: Guoyi Jiang, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom
29
Monday,
April
11:00 a.m.
Ph.D. Candidate Seminar
Title: “Nature-Inspired Biomimetic Nanoparticles to Harness the Power of Natural Killer Cells to Attack Cancer”
Speaker:
Muhammad Hamza Malik, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston
Mentor: Dr. Xinli Liu
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom

May 2024

Date Time Seminar
2
Thursday,
May
4:00 p.m.
PPS Seminar
Title: TBD
Speaker: Andrew Judge, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Location: Health 2, Room 3082 and via Zoom