Seminar Schedule

Fall Semester 2020 Weekly Seminars

ECP 8100/PHAR 6160
Wednesday, 12:20 - 1:10 p.m.
Zoom only




September 9

Course Introduction and Orientation

Research Emphasis Track


Mahmoud Al-Kofahi, DDS, PhD, Assistant Professor ECP

L’Aurelle Johnson, PhD, Assistant Professor, ECP; Assoc. Director of Grad Studies

Robert Straka, BSc, PharmD, FCCP, Professor and ECP Department Head

September 16

Novel Variants within CYP2D6 in An Underserved Community Using Next-Generation Sequencing

Jay (Ya-Feng) Wen, PharmD, ECP Graduate Student, Dr. Robert Straka’s Lab

September 23

Faculty research presentations;

COVID-19 research update

Melanie Nicol, PharmD, PhD;
Mahmoud Al-Kofahi, DDS, PhD; Pamala Jacobson, PharmD, FCCP

September 30

Safety Update

DEHS speakers: Jodi Ogilvie, PhD, and Nancy Rolstad, MS, RBP

October 7

Delivering Therapeutic Biologics into the CNS

Sarah Kim, PharmD, ECP Graduate Student, Dr. Jeanine Jarnes’s Lab

October 14


IPPE week

October 21

Using Imputed Drug Sensitivities to Predict Candidate Drugs in Advanced Prostate Cancer

Josh Mentzer, ECP Graduate Student, Dr. Stephanie Huang’s Lab

October 28

CANCELLED: Levetiracetam Pharmacokinetics in women of childbearing age

Charul Avachat,MS, ECP Graduate Student, Dr. Angela Birnbaum’s Lab

November 4

Investigating inner colonies of Pseudomonas aeruginosa during susceptibility testing

Morgan Bixby, ECP Graduate Student, Dr. Elizabeth Hirsch’s Lab

November 11

Faculty research presentations

Silvia M. Illamola, PharmD, PhD, Research Associate

November 18

Sex Differences in the Human Liver Transcriptome

Yingbo Huang, MS, ECP Graduate Student, Dr. Stephanie Huang’s Lab

November 25



December 2

Post mortem tissue analysis to assess drug penetration in potential HIV reservoirs

Fan Wang, MS, ECP Graduate Student, Dr. Melanie Nicol’s Lab

December 9

The Influence of the Microbiome on Antiretroviral Concentrations in the Female Genital Tract in HIV Positive Women

Alyssa Lantz, ECP Graduate Student, Dr. Melanie Nicol’s Lab