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 to request a Zoom link

January 16

Mechanical Properties and Compressibility of Amorphous Pharmaceuticals
Vikram C. Joshi, PhD Candidate, Sun Lab

January 23

Potential Contributions of Blood-Brain-Barrier Dysfunction Involving Pericyte Loss to the Progression of Alzheimer's Disease
Doug Nelson, PhD Candidate, Kandimalla Lab

January 30

Systems Pharmacology Approaches to Investigate Neurovascular Unit Integrity and Function
Karunya Kandimalla, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, and Associate Dean for Graduate Education, College of Pharmacy

February 6

Evaluating the Impact of Varied Conditions on the Functional Role of Extracellular Vesicles in the Intercellular Transfer of Nanoparticles
Yiqin Li, PhD Student, Pang Lab

Radiation Therapy For Brain Tumors: Does it Influence Drug Delivery?
Lina Le, PhD Student, Elmquist Lab

February 13

Stem Cell-Derived Models of the Healthy and Diseased Blood-Brain-Barrier
Samira Azarin, PhD, Associate Professor, Shell Distinguished Chair, and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

February 20

Microbatch - A Material-Sparing Technique for Roller Compactor Formulation Development
Yiwang Guo, PhD, Researcher 5, Sun Lab

Drug Phase Transformation During Continuous Tablet Manufacturing
Bhushan Munjal, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Sury Lab

February 27

A Systematic Investigation of the Tabletability Flip Phenomenon
Zijian Wang, PhD Candidate, Sun Lab

March 5

No Seminar - Spring Break

March 12

Advances in Liposomes and Lipid Nanoparticles as Drug Carriers - Are We There Yet?
Francis C. Szoka, Jr., PhD, Emeritus Professor of Bioengineering, Therapeutic Sciences and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco

March 19

Microencapsulation by Coacervation
Tianyi Xiang, PhD Student, Sun Lab

Marker Molecules to Measure the Blood-Brain-Barrier Permeability In and Around Brain Tumors
Juhee Oh, PhD, Researcher 5, Elmquist Lab

March 26

Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Blood-Brain Barrier Inflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease: Role of Inflammatory Cytokines and Gut Microbial Metabolites
Vrishali Salian, PhD Candidate, Kandimalla Lab

April 2

Understanding Nanoparticles Synergistic Cellular Entry Through Molecular Dynamic Simulation
Nianwu Wang, PhD Student, Pang Lab

Amyloid Beta Peptides Inhibit Insulin Trafficking at the Blood-Brain-Barrier in Alzheimer's Disease Brain
Vaishnavi Veerareddy, PhD Student, Kandimalla Lab

April 9

Targeted Delivery of DNA and RNA via Sub-50 nm Capsules
Gretchen Unger, PhD, CEO, Surtovol Laboratories

April 16

Iontophoretic Delivery of Drugs via IontopatchTM: Scientific Fundamentals, Practical Applications, and IontopatchTM Manufacturing Overview
Marina Ruleva, PhD Student, Siegel and Kandimalla Labs

Using a Macrophage Targeting Peptide to Improve Steroid Drug Delivery
Mitch Kowalke, PhD Student, Pang Lab

April 23

Screening the Disease Targeting Peptide Using In Vivo Phage Display Technique
Hae chan Kim, PhD Student, Pang Lab

Drugging the Undruggable: KRAS Pathway in Cancer
Ruisi Leng, PhD Student, Elmquist Lab