Seminar Schedule

Spring Semester 2020 Weekly Seminars

Wednesdays, 12:20 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Online only Spring 2020




January 22

Course Introduction and Orientation

Research Emphasis Track


Mahmoud Al-Kofahi, PhD, DDS, 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

January 29

Doxorubicin Induces Endothelial Cell Senescence

Ibrahim Abdelgawad, ECP PhD Student, Dr. Beshay Zordoky’s Lab

February 5

Pharmacokinetics of Cannabidiol

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

February 12

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria: Why We Should Let It Be

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

February 19

Modulating Neuroimmune Function to Mitigate Vascular and Cortical Amyloid Pathology in a Transgenic Mouse Model of AD

Rui Zhong, ECP PhD Student, Dr. Ling Li’s Lab

February 26

Biological Signatures of N-acetylcysteine in Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Design of a Clinical Study

Siddhee Anand Sahasrabudhe, MS, ECP PhD Student, Dr. Kartha’s Lab

March 4

Pan-cancer Analysis of Key Long-noncoding RNAs Related to Patient’s Overall Survival

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

March 11

Spring Break - NO CLASS


March 18

The Application of Target Mediated Drug Disposition Model for Warfarin Pharmacokinetics

Shen Cheng, MS, ECP PhD Student, Dr. Richard Brundage Lab

Online seminar here.

March 25



April 1

Faculty Research Presentations

Dr. James Cloyd and Dr. Robert Kriel

Online seminar here.

April 8

Role of Inflammation in HIV Prevention in Women

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

April 15

Glycoengineered MSCs as Cell Based Therapeutics

Judy (Mei-Chi) Su, MS, ECP PhD Student, Dr. Swayam Prabha’s Lab

April 22

Impact of Obesity on the Pharmacokinetics of Voriconazole in Children Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant

Takuto Takahashi, MD, ECP MS Student, Dr. Mark Kirstein Advisor

April 29

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

Joshua Mentzer, ECP PhD Student, Dr. Stephanie Huang’s Lab

May 6

Graduate Student Research Updates

ECP Graduate Students