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.
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.
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.
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 - seminar canceled

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
Augusta University
Department of Physiology
Augusta, GA

Host:   Dr. Ningjun Li

Sex differences in hypertension:  Does it all come down to a T?
Nov. 10, 2017


Mohammed Shoaib, Ph.D.
Institute of Neuroscience
The Medical School
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Host:   Dr. Imad Damaj

Factors affecting tobacco smoking by patients with schizophrenia:  focus on cognitive enhancement and reinforcing properties of nicotine in laboratory rodents 
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.
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