Seminar Schedule

Spring Semester 2020 Weekly Seminars

Wednesdays, 12:20 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Room 1-451 Moos Tower (Twin Cities) | LSci 160 (Duluth)




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 Induced Endothelial Cell Senescence

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

February 5

Pharmacokinetics of Cannabidiol and Tetrahydrocannabinol 

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

The Application of Target Mediated Drug Disposition Model for Warfarin Pharmacokinetics

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

February 26

Challenges with Protein Delivery to the Central Nervous System

Sarah Kim, PharmD, ECP PhD Student, Dr. Jeanine Jarnes’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

Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics in Special Populations

Silvia Illamola, PhD, Researcher, Dr. Angela Birnbaum’s Lab

March 25


Domenico Praticò, MD, FCPP, Professor, Pharmacology, Immunology and Microbiology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

April 1

Faculty Research Presentations

Dr. James Cloyd and Dr. Robert Kriel

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

The Population Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Oxypurinol in Hmong with Gout

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

May 6

Faculty Research Presentation

Dr. Debra Skaar