Seminars

Pharmaceutics seminars are open to the public and offered weekly during the academic year.

Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Central Time, Remote/Online
Email kmjames@umn.edu to request a Zoom join link

September 8

Welcome to the Department of Pharmaceutics & Introduction to the Seminar Series
Karunya Kandimalla, PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Director of Graduate Studies

Lab and COVID-19 Safety
Rebecca Cuellar, PhD, Interim Director of Research Advancement, College of Pharmacy

September 15

Research Ethics and Cultural Values
Carolyn Fairbanks, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education

September 22

Plasma Pharmacokinetics and Behavioral Impact of Agmatine-Based Prodrugs
Ben Clements, Graduate Student, Fairbanks Lab

September 29

Simulating Dissolution and Absorption of Amorphous Solid Dispersions
Krutika Harish Jain, Graduate Student, Siegel Lab

October 6

CNS Delivery of HDAC Inhibitors for Brain Tumors 
Wenqiu Zhang, Graduate Student, Elmquist Lab

October 13

Blood-Brain Barrier Insulin Resistance in Alzheimer's Disease and Metabolic Syndrome 
Andrew Zhou, Graduate Student, Kandimalla Lab

October 20

Pharmaceutical Lauryl Sulfate Salts - Prevalence and Formation Rules 
Yiwang Guo, Graduate Student, Sun Lab

October 27

No Seminar (AAPS Annual Meeting)

November 3

Delivering Antibody-Drug Conjugates Across the Blood-Brain Barrier
Jess Griffith
, Graduate Student, Elmquist Lab

November 10

CNS Delivery of VX-970: A Strategy of ATR Inhibition for the Treatment of Brain Tumors
Surabhi Talele, Graduate Student, Elmquist Lab

November 17

Tuning Cell-Cell Interactions with Chemically Self-Assembled Nanorings for Cancer Immunotherapy
Carston R. Wagner, PhD, Professor and Endowed Chair of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Medicinal Chemistry

November 24

t-Butanol Enables Dual Functionality of Mannitol: A Cryoprotectant in Frozen Systems and Bulking Agent in Freeze-Dried Formulations
Jayesh Sonje, Graduate Student, Sury Lab

December 1

Development of Translational Systems Pharmacokinetics Models for Protein Therapeutics
Dhaval K. Shah, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University at Buffalo

December 8

Measuring Mechanical Properties of Pharmaceutics at the Nanoscale
Nathan Mara, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

December 15

Macropinocytosis as a Cell Entry Route for Peptide-Functionalized and Bystander Nanoparticles
Yuexuan Li, Graduate Student, Pang Lab