Pharmacology Weekly Seminars, Spring 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010:|
“The Study of Neural Regeneration in C. elegans Using Femtosecond Laser Surgery and Advanced Optical Neurophysiology”
Christopher V. Gabel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, and Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, Boston University School of Medicine

Wednesday, January 27, 2010:
“Homeostatic AMPA Receptor Trafficking at Single Synapses”
Hengye Man, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Boston University

Wednesday, February 3, 2010:
“Using Simple Cells to Model Complex Organisms”
Susan Lindquist, Ph.D.
Member, Whitehead Institute, and Professor, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Wednesday, February 10, 2010:
“De Novo Pyrimidine Biosynthesis: Host Targets for Antiviral Therapy”
Simon M. Bushell, Ph.D.
Lab Head, Global Discovery Chemistry, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc., Cambridge, MA

Tuesday, February 16, 2010:
“Affinity Research Collaboratives (ARC) Celebratory Event”
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research
11:30 – 5:00, X714/715

Wednesday, February 17, 2010:
“Pandemics, Plagues and Drug-Resistant Pathogens: Innovative Approaches to Drug Discovery in Infectious Diseases”
Steven J. Projan, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, Boston University, VP and Global Head of Infectious Diseases, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, February 24, 2010:
“The Hygiene Concept: Implications for Altered Host Responses”
Joel V. Weinstock, M.D.
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Tufts New England Medical Center

Wednesday, March 3, 2010:
“The Narcotic Farm”
Conan Kornetsky, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, Boston University School of Medicine

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
BUSM Spring Recess – No Seminar

Wednesday, March 17, 2010:
“Endosomes: A Platform for the Signaling Train”
Nigel Bunnett, M.D.
Professor, Department of Surgery and Physiology, University of California at San Francisco

Wednesday, March 24, 2010:
“800 Million Years of NF-kB: From Sea Anemones to Humans“
Thomas D. Gilmore, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology, Boston University

Wednesday, March 31, 2010:“The Stress of Misfolded Proteins in Aging and Disease”
Richard I. Morimoto, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Wednesday, April 7, 2010:
“Immunomodulatory Properties of Bone Marrow Derived Stromal Cells: A Possible Treatment for Sepsis?”
Eva Mezey, M.D., Ph.D.
Tenure Track Investigator, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research/National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Wednesday, April 14, 2010:
“Substance P Modulates Fibrosis during Colonic Inflammation and Inflammatory Bowel Disease”
Charalabos Pothoulakis, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Eli and Edythe L. Broad Chair, Department of Inflammatory and Bowel Disease, University of California, Los Angeles

Wednesday, April 21, 2010:
“Structural and Functional Changes in Cortical Pyramidal Neurons During Normal and Pathological Aging”
Jennifer Luebke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Wednesday, April 28, 2010:
“Prion Neurotoxicity”
David A. Harris, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine

Wednesday, May 5, 2010:
“The Role of IL-21 in Autoimmune Disease”
Deborah A. Young, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist IV, Inflammation, Wyeth Research, Cambridge, MA