Seminar Schedule

Spring Semester 2022 Weekly Seminars

ECP 8100/PHAR 6160
Wednesday, 12:20 - 1:10 p.m.
1-450 Moos Tower




January 19

Course Introduction and Orientation Research Emphasis Track


Debra Skaar, PharmD, FCCM, Professor ECP

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

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

January 26

Pharmacokinetics and Physiological Changes during Pregnancy

Yuhan Long, PhD student, ECP

February 2

Epilepsy and Pregnancy Registries: Its Benefits and Limitations

Jason Sriwijaya, PhD student, ECP


February 9

Dosing of Medical Cannabis by Qualifying Condition in the Minnesota State Medical Cannabis Program


Xintian Lyu, PhD student, ECP


February 16

Development of a physiologically-based pharmacokinetic model to evaluate pharmacokinetic changes of lacosamide during pregnancy


Jessica Barry, PhD student, ECP,


February 23

Building a Global Company to Improve Lives through Innovative Preclinical Science - A focus on Infectious Diseases

Marnie Peterson, PharmD, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer and US Managing Director, Perfectus Biomed Group, Jackson, WY

March 2

Prevention of Opioid Self-Administration by Agmatine

Cecelia Barajas, PhD student, ECP

March 9

NO CLASS – Spring Break



March 16

Sex Differences in Drug Metabolism Enzymes and Transporters (DMET) Gene Expression and Their Metabolizing Activity


Yuting Shan, PhD student, ECP

March 23

Sodium Selenate: A Potential Therapy for Epilepsy

Chenxu Li, PhD student, ECP


March 30

Artificial Intelligence with Multimodal Data Sources in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Rui Zhang, PhD, Associate Professor and McKnight Presidential Fellow, Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems and Core Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

April 6

The potential role of SGLT2 inhibitors in CardioOncology

Mohamed Dabour, PhD student, ECP


April 13

Assessment of warfarin management and outcomes in Minnesota Hmong versus East Asians within an integrated Healthcare System


Boguang Sun, PhD student, ECP

April 20

Race and Tacrolimus Pharmacogenomics

Moataz Mohamed, PhD student, ECP

April 27

Using quantitative pharmacology to improve clinical outcomes in pediatric hematopoietic cell transplantation

Janel R. Long-Boyle, PharmD, PhD, Professor,
Departments of Clinical Pharmacy and Division of
Pediatric Allergy/Immunology/Bone Marrow
Transplantation; University of California San
Francisco, Mission Bay