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Seminar Schedule Spring 2019
Seminars in Medicinal Chemistry/Pharmacognosy


Regular seminars are Fridays at 11:30 AM in Room 134-2 PHARM in Chicago
and are also available via remote in E226 in Rockford by request (to: mcp@uic.edu)

Wednesday, January 9

8:30 AM

B36 PHARM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR:
"Synthesis of Ester Analogs of Polyphosphates"

Chensong Jiao, PhD Candidate, Medicinal Chemistry (Advisor: Karol Bruzik)

Friday, January 11

NO SEMINAR

(classes start January 14)

Friday, January 18

Innate Immune Pathways in Hepatocytes Regulate Local and Systemic Inflammatory Responses

Timothy R. Billiar, MD, George Vance Foster Professor of Surgery & Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (hosts: Douglas Thomas and Greg Thatcher)
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Friday, January 25

TBA

TBA

Friday, February 1

Chemical Proteomics Approaches for discovery and characterization of New Lysine Acylation Pathways

Yingming Zhao, PhD, Professor, Ben May Department for Cancer Research, UCCCC, Committee on Cancer Biology, Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition, The University of Chicago (host: Douglas Thomas)
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Friday, February 8

College of Pharmacy Research Day

Alum of the Year, Vahlteich Awards, and keynote lecture at 3:15pm

Friday, February 15

TBA

TBA

Tuesday, February 19

2:00 PM

B32 PHARM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR: 
"Examining the Estrogen Receptor as a Targetable Vulnerability in All Stages of Breast Cancer"

Lauren Gutgesell, PhD Candidate, Medicinal Chemistry (Advisor: Greg Thatcher)

Friday, February 22

Webster-Sibilsky lecture:
JANUVIA to MARIZEV (Omarigliptin), a Once Weekly DPP-4 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Diabetes

Ann E. Weber, PhD, Senior Vice President for Drug Discovery, Kallyope Inc.
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Monday, February 25

10:00 AM

MBRB Auditorium

DISSERTATION SEMINAR: 
"Investigating the role of PAX8 in high grade serous ovarian cancer"

Laura Rodgers Hardy, PhD Candidate, Pharmacognosy (Advisor: Joanna Burdette)

Wednesday, February 27

11:30 AM

Room 111 PHARM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR:
"Novel Treatment for ER+ Treatment Resistant Breast Cancer"

Yunlong Lu, PhD Candidate, Medicinal Chemistry (Advisor: Greg Thatcher)

Friday, March 1

TBA

TBA

Friday, March 8

*** POSTPONED - New Date: Friday, March 29 ***

*** POSTPONED *** Carrie Haskell-Luevano, PhD, University of Minnesota (host: Terry Moore)

Friday, March 15

Circulating cancer stem cells aggregate to enhance plasticity and metastasis

Huiping Liu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Medicine (Hematology/Oncology), Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (host: Douglas Thomas)
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Friday, March 22

12:30 PM

Room 134-1 PHARM

Annual Norman R Farnsworth Lectureship in Pharmacognosy
"Scientific and Market Developments of Herbal Health Products During 25 Years of DSHEA"

Ikhlas A. Khan, PhD, University of Mississippi
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Wednesday, March 27

12:00 PM

Room 134-2 PHARM

DISSERTATION SEMINAR:
"Medical Ethnobotany and the Search for New Anticancer Agents from Plants of Laos and Vietnam"

Joshua Henkin, PhD Candidate, Pharmacognosy (Advisor: Djaja Djendoel Soejarto)

Friday, March 29

Bivalent Ligand Design Strategies to Target the Melanocortin Receptor GPCRs: Homodimer Allosteric Signaling Modulators and their In Vivo Effect on Obesity

Carrie Haskell-Luevano, PhD, Professor & Associate Department Head, Philip S. Portoghese Endowed Chair in Chemical Neuroscience, Institute for Translational Neuroscience Scholar, Associate Editor for the ACS Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota (host: Terry Moore)
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Friday, April 5

TBA

TBA

Friday, April 12

MIKIW 2019: April 12-14, 2019

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Friday, April 19

TBA

TBA

Friday, April 26

Bridging Chromatin Nanoimaging and Molecular Modeling: Chromatin Packing as a Regulator of Transcriptional Heterogeneity in Carcinogenesis

Vadim Backman, PhD, Walter Dill Scott Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University (host: Douglas Thomas)
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Friday, May 3

The "Pain" of Drug Discovery: Challenges and Opportunities

Jeffrey D. Kennedy, PhD, Vice President, IP Bioventures (host: Greg Thatcher)
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Friday, May 10

NO SEMINAR (Finals Week)

NO SEMINAR

Course Coordinator: Course Coordinator: Douglas Thomas <ddthomas@uic.edu>

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