Seminar Schedule

Fall Semester 2023 Weekly Seminars

ECP 8100/PHAR 6160
Wednesday, 12:20 - 1:10 p.m.
Moos Tower 1-451 (TC) and LSci 160 (Duluth) – See Calendar for Zoom Information


   Title (tentative)


September 6


Introduction to the Department, Program, and Course Requirements.


Reena Kartha, MS, PhD, Research Assistant    Professor

Robert Straka, BSc, PharmD, FCCP, Professor and ECP Department Head

September 13


Rebecca Cuellar, PhD, STS,College Safety Officer    Jodi Oglvie, PhD Research Safety Manager & Chemical Hygiene Officer & Nancy Rolsted, MS, CBSP(ABSA), Biosafety Specialist

September 20

Conversations with Experts - Collaborative research to optimize doses for prevention and treatment of deadly infections

Melanie Nicol, PharmD, PhD, Associate Professor, and David Boulware, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Univ. of Minnesota

September 27

Psychosocial stress exacerbates doxorubicin - induced cardiotoxicity in adult mice

Mary Raphel Daniel, PharmD, ECP PhD student

October 4

Industry Pharmacist: Path to a Career in Medical Publications

Thao Luu, PharmD, Deciphera Pharmaceuticals (Oncogene), CoP Alumna

October 11

Gene Therapies: Unveiling the Promise of Cures and Confronting the Cost Burden

Mohamed Duklef, ECP MS student

October 18

Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions: A 30-year Historical Perspective

Second Annual ECP Toxicology Seminar 

Sponsored by the Speedie-SafetyCall Endowment Fund

Bill J. Gurley, PhD, Principal Scientist, National Center for Natural Products Research, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi

October 25



November 1

Connections between SARS-CoV-2 and 

Alzheimer's Disease

Holly Korthas, PhD, Post-Doctoral Associate Ling Li Lab

November 8

Investigation of Enterobacterales inner colonies during fosfomycin susceptibility testing

Morgan Bixby, ECP PhD student

November 15

Fentanyl abuse epidemic:

current and emerging treatments

Jenny Vigliaturo, ECP MS student

November 22



November 29

Conversations with Experts - Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics: From Research to Clinical Care and Back Again

Lusi Zhang, PharmD, MHI, ECP graduate student, and Jeff Bishop, PharmD, MS, Associate Professor

December 6

Identifying New Therapies for Breast Cancer Patients Via Drug Response Modeling

Robert Gruener,  PhD, Post-Doctoral Associate, R. Stephanie Huang Lab

December 13