Seminars

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

Tuesdays, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Twin Cities: Moos Tower, Room 5-125
Duluth (via ITV): Life Sciences, Room 160

January 21

Blood-Brain Barrier Insulin Resistance Reduces Insulin Delivery and Increases Toxic Amyloid Beta Accumulation in Alzheimer's Brain
Andrew Zhou, Graduate Student, Kandimalla Lab

January 28

Nanoparticle Size and Shape Determine its Cell Entry Efficiency in the Bystander Manner
Yuexuan Li
, Graduate Student, Pang Lab

Targeting of Tumor-Associated Macrophage with PI3Kγ Inhibitor-Loaded Nanocarriers for Cancer Therapy
Yihan Wang, Graduate Student, Pang Lab

February 4

Paclitaxel-Loaded Hydrogel Microspheres for Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization
Joel Updyke, Graduate Student, Panyam & Siegel Labs

Engineering the Fc Portion of Antibody
Zekun Shao, Graduate Student, Panyam Lab

February 11

Macromolecular Drug Delivery Across the Blood Brain Barrier: Challenges and Techniques
Sneha Rathi, Graduate Student, Elmquist Lab

Surprising Tabletability of Elastic Crystals
Gerrit Vreeman, Graduate Student, Sun Lab

February 18

Role of Bile Acids/Salts to Prolong the Supersaturation of Poorly Soluble APIs 
Rahul Lalge, Graduate Student, Sury Lab

February 25

Radiosensitizers as Adjuvants in the Treatment of Brain Tumors 
Surabhi Talele, Graduate Student, Elmquist Lab

March 3

Bridging Pre-Clinical Drug Screening with Patient Molecular Profiles for Biomarker Discovery and Drug Repurposing 
R. Stephanie Huang, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology

March 10

No Seminar (Spring Break)

March 17

Dehydration Behavior of Levothyroxine Sodium Pentahydrate
Navpreet Kaur, Graduate Student, Sury Lab

March 24

Constrasting Intranasal IgG Delivery to the Central Nervous System in Wild-Type and Transgenic Mice
Tongzhen Xie, Graduate Student, Fairbanks Lab

Albumin-Binding Near-Infrared Dye Conjugate for Tumor Metastasis Diagnosis
Wenjuan Zhang, Graduate Student, Elmquist Lab

March 31

Design of Synthetic Alternativies to Biologics in Medicine
Suzie H. Pun, PhD, Robert F. Rushmer Professor of Bioengineering and Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle

April 7

Molecular Imaging Probe Targeting Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1B1 Enzyme for Early Tumor Detection
Zengtao Wang, Graduate Student, Kandimalla Lab

Impact of Amyloid Beta Peptides of Glucose Trafficking in Alzheimer's Disease
Lushan Wang, Graduate Student, Kandimalla Lab

April 14

Anomalous Behavior of Mannitol Hemihydrate: Implications on Sucrose Crystallization in Colyophilized Systems
Jayesh Sonje, Graduate Student, Sury Lab

The Oral Delivery of Peptides and Proteins
Joan Cheng, Graduate Student, Sun Lab

April 21

Biomaterials for Localized Delivery: Design and Safety Considerations
Hamid Ghandehari, PhD, Professor, Departments of Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Biogengineering, Utah Center for Nanomedicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City