Seminars

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

Tuesdays 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT, Moos 5-125
Email kmjames@umn.edu to request a Zoom link

January 17

How Much Is Enough? BI-907828: A p53/MDM2 Inhibitor With Limited BBB Penetration but Potent Efficacy in Glioblastoma
Wenjuan Zhang, PhD Candidate, Elmquist Lab

January 24

Investigate the Dual Functionality of Poloxamer 188: A Cryoprotectant in Frozen Systems and a Bulking Agent in Freeze-Dried Formulations
Jinghan Li, PhD Candidate, Sury Lab

January 31

Enhancing Immune Protection Against Infectious Diseases with an Albumin Hitchhiking Intranasal Vaccine
Brittany Hartwell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

February 7

A Rheological Approach for Predicting Physical Stability Against Crystallization of Amorphous Solid Dispersions
Sichen Song, PhD Candidate, Siegel Lab

February 14

The Black Hole of Brain Tumors: Bending Light Thirty Years Later
William Elmquist
, PharmD, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

February 21

Power in Numbers: Advancing Nanomedicine Through Pooled Screening and Omics Approaches
Natalie Boehnke
, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

February 28

Delivery of Oligonucleotides to the Blood-Brain Barrier Through Cationic Lipid Nanodiscs
Joan Cheng, PhD Student, Kandimalla Lab

March 7

No Seminar - Spring Break

March 14

Molecular Mechanisms Governing Cerebrovascular Inflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease
Vrishali Salian, PhD Candidate, Kandimalla Lab

March 21

Tabletability Flip of Drugs Upon Formulation
Zijian Wang, PhD Student, Sun Lab

Pericyte-Controlled Genes and Pathways in the Brain Endothelium and Implications for Alzheimer’s Disease
Doug Nelson, PhD Student, Kandimalla Lab

March 28

The Landscape of Mechanical Properties of Amorphous Drugs and Polymers
Vikram Joshi, PhD Student, Sun Lab

Murine CNS and Bone Marrow Distribution of the Aurora A Kinase Inhibitor Alisertib: Pharmacokinetics and Exposure at the Sites of Efficacy and Toxicity
Juhee Oh, PhD, Post-Doctoral Associate, Elmquist Lab

April 4

Leveraging Pediatric Brain Tumor Mouse Models for Genetic and Preclinical Discovery
Timothy Phoenix, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati

April 11

Mechanistic Exploration of the Tumor Microenvironment and Blood-Brain Barrier Function Using Microfluidic Culture Models
Donald Miller, PhD, Professor, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba

April 18

Targeting Anti-Tubulin Toxins Using Antibody or Aptamer Carriers
Lina Le, PhD Student, Elmquist Lab

Enhancing Drug Delivery by Cocrystallization
Yunping Zhoujin
, PhD Student, Sun Lab

April 25

Phage Display and New Peptide Screening for Neutrophil
Yiqin Li, PhD Student, Pang Lab

Literature Review on Roller Compaction
Dhavalkumar Mori, PhD Student, Sun Lab