For further information, please contact Sheryol Cox at sheryol.cox@vcuhealth.org or Andrew G. Davies, Ph.D., at andrew.davies@vcuhealth.org.

Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Program

Seminars are on Tuesdays, 4-4:50 p.m. in Sanger Hall, First Floor, Room 1-044 (unless otherwise noted).

Date Speaker Topic
Aug. 29, 2017

Ahmet Hoke, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC
Professor, Neurology, and Neuroscience
Director, Neuromuscular Division
Editor-in-Chief, Experimental Neurology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
855 N. Wolfe Street, Rangos 248
Baltimore, MD  21205

Host:  Dr. David Gewirtz

Mechanisms of axon degeneration and neuroprotection in chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN)
Sept. 5, 2017

No seminar scheduled at this time.

 
Sept. 12, 2017

Hamid I. Akbarali, Ph.D.
Professor
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA  23298

The guts of the Opioid Crisis:  Role of the microbiome
Sept. 19, 2017

Jenny Wiley, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
RTI International
PO Box 12194
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709

Host:  Dr. Matt Walentiny

“Zombie” outbreak: Unintended consequences of research on cannabinoid structure-activity relationships
Sept. 26, 2017

Cardiovascular/Renal seminar

Scott Earley, Ph.D., FAHA
Associate Professor
Physiology and Biophysics
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Reno, NV

Host:  Dr. Joe Ritter

Functional Hyperemia in the Brain Regulated by Retrograde Ca2+ Signals
Oct. 3, 2017

Qingguo Xu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Department of Pharmaceutics
School of Pharmacy
Virginia Commonwealth University
410 North 12th Street
Smith Building 454C
Richmond, VA  23298

Host:   Dr. Aron Lichtman

Nanomedicine for treating eye disorders and cancer 
Oct. 10, 2017

Aron Lichtman, Ph.D.
Professor
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA  23298

Targeting Diacylglycerol Lipase to Reduce Nociceptive Behavior in Mice: an “Anti-cannabinoid" Strategy 
Oct. 17, 2017

S. Steve Negus, Ph.D.
Professor
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA  23298

“The Role of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Addressing the Opioid Crisis"
Oct. 24, 2017

Cardiovascular/Renal seminar 

Brett Mitchell, Ph.D., FAHA
Associate Professor
Department of Medical Physiology
361A Reynolds Medical Building
College Station, TX  77843

Host:  Dr. Joe Ritter

The toll of hypertension during pregnancy
Oct. 31, 2017

Sterling Lecture

Ivan Diamond, MD, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer
Amygdala Neurosciences
Professor Emeritus
University of California - San Diego

Host:  Dr. Mike Miles

From Ancient Chinese Medicine to Modern Pharmacology: A Novel Molecular Approach to Prevent Addiction and Relapse
Nov. 7, 2017

Cardiovascular/Renal seminar

Jennifer C. Sullivan, Ph.D., FAHA
Associate Professor
Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Augusta, GA

Host:   Dr. Ningjun Li

Sex differences in hypertension:  Does it all come down to a T?
Nov. 14, 2017

 

 
Nov. 21, 2017

Jose Eltit, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA  

Host:  Dr. Steve Negus

Electrical properties of monoamine transporters as a venue for psychoactive drug profiling and discovery
Nov. 28, 2017   TBA
Dec. 5, 2017

 

 
Dec. 12, 2017

Cardiovascular/Renal seminar

Mohamed Trebak, Ph.D.
Professor
Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Penn State University
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA  17033

Host:  Drs. Ningjun Li and Joe Ritter

ORAI Calcium Channels in Disease 
Jan. 16, 2018

Brent Isakson, Ph.D.
UVA Vivian Pinn Scholar
Associate Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Resident Faculty, Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center
University of Virginia School of Medicine

 

 

Student Seminar Program

Seminars are on Mondays and Thursdays at noon in the Egyptian Building.

Date Student Mentor
Aug 24

Dr. Jill Bettinger

 
Aug. 28

Ava Daneva

Dr. Joseph Ritter
Sept. 4

HOLIDAY: University Closed

 
Sept. 11

Maciej Gonek

Dr. Bill Dewey
Sept. 18

TBA

 
Sept. 25

Lesley Schurman

Dr. Aron Lichtman
Oct. 2

Guy Harris

Dr. Michael Miles
Oct. 9

Julia Meade

Dr. Imad Damaj
Oct. 16

Wisam Toma

Dr. Imad Damaj
Oct. 23

Andrew van der Vaart

Dr. Michael Miles
Oct. 30

Sri Lakshmi Chalasani

Dr. Larry Povirk
Nov. 6

Zachary Curry

Dr. Aron Lichtman
Nov. 13

Abdulmajeed Jali

Dr. Dana Selley
Nov. 20

Jessica Jurmain

Dr. Michael Miles
Nov. 27

Essie Komla

Dr. Hamid Akbarali
Dec. 4

Ajinkya Kawale

Dr. Larry Povirk
Dec. 11

Lauren Kyte

Dr. David Gewirtz
Jan. 18

Luke Legakis

Dr. Steve Negus
Jan. 22

George Li

Dr. Pin-Lan Li
Jan. 29

Kumiko Lippold

Dr. Bill Dewey
Feb. 5

Ryan Mischel

Dr. Hamid Akbarali
Feb. 12

Karan Muchhala

Dr. Hamid Akbarali
Feb. 19

Tareq Saleh

Dr. David Gewirtz
Feb. 26

Katie Schwienteck

Dr. Matt Banks 
Mar. 5

SPRING BREAK

 
Mar. 12

Yasmin Alkhlaif

Dr. Imad Damaj
Mar. 19

Brad Neddenriep

Dr. Steve Negus
Mar. 26

Neil Varshneya

Dr. Patrick Beardsley
Apr. 2

Jean Moon

Dr. Kurt Hauser
Apr. 9

Nipa Patel

Dr. David Gewirtz
Apr. 16

Nadejda Blajkevich

Dr. Dana Selley
Apr. 23

Jeremy Cornelissen

Dr. Matt Banks
Apr. 30

Sara Dempsey

Dr. Joe Ritter 
May 7 

 Liliya Tyutyunyk-Massey

Dr. David Gewirtz