Frontiers in Pharmacology Lecture Series

Each year the Department of Pharmacology invites distinguished researchers to present their work on topics broadly related to pharmacology. Topics range from those closely aligned with the research interests of the department to areas of interest to researchers across the UC Davis campus and the UC Davis School of Medicine.

2020 - 2021

*Please note: All seminars are held via Zoom at 11 a.m.

March 16, 2021

Speaker: Weijian Yang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis

Lecture: “All-optical Interrogation of Neural Circuits” (PDF)

Host: Johannes W. Hell, Ph.D.


April 20, 2021

Speaker: Jiang Chang, M.D., Ph.D., FAPS, Professor, Chancellor EDGES Fellow, Center for Genomic and Precision Medicine, Texas A&M University

Lecture: TBD

Host: Kevin Xiang, Ph.D.


May 18, 2021

Speaker: Devin Horton, Ph.D., Graduate Diversity Officer: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), University of California, Davis

Lecture: TBD

Host: Elva Diaz, Ph.D.

September 15, 2020

11:00 a.m. (PST) Via Zoom

Speaker: Dr. Osama Harraz, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont

Title: “PIP2: The maestro of the cerebral blood flow symphony” (PDF)

Host: Madeline Nieves-Cintron, Ph.D.


October 20, 2020

11 a.m. (PST) Via Zoom

Speaker: Dr. Federica Accornero, Assistant Professor, Physiology and Cell Biology, The Ohio State University

Title: "Insights into post-transcriptional control of gene expression in the heart" (PDF)

Host: Crystal Ripplinger, Ph.D.


November 17, 2020

11 a.m. (PST) Via Zoom

Speaker: Dr. Laurent Groc, Directeur Recherche CNRS, Group Leader, Directeur Adjoint, Institut Interdisciplinaire Neuroscience (IINS), Centre Broca Nouvelle-Aquitaine, CNRS – Université de Bordeaux

Title: “INMDA receptor signaling: old actor, new vista” (PDF)

Host: Johannes W. Hell, Ph.D.