Seminar Series

Our seminar series brings distinguished experts in pharmacology and toxicology to campus and gives our faculty a forum to present their new research.

Over the academic year, our department organizes talks around themes such as drug discovery, cardiovascular research in pharmacology and drug abuse. Most months we host three or four events.

Because our work is so interdisciplinary, members of other departments often attend talks as well as our faculty and graduate students.

Notable Past Speakers

Cardiovascular Effects of Insulin

Paresh Dandona, PhD

Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD
Director, Diabetes and Endocrinology Center of Western New York
Chief of the Division of Endocrinology
Distinguished Professor, Department of Medicine
University at Buffalo

Robustness and Resilience in Networks of the Brain’s Clock

Rae Silver, PhD

Rae Silver, PhD
Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan Professor of Natural and Physical Sciences
Department of Psychology
Barnard College

Selective Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibitors for the Prevention and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disease

Richard B. Silverman, PhD

Richard B. Silverman, PhD
John Evans Professor of Chemistry
Northwestern University

The Ins and Outs of Neurotransmitter Transporters

Susan G. Amara, PhD

Susan G. Amara, PhD
Detre Professor and Chair
Department of Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh

Pioneers in Neuroscience

We have coordinated with the Department of Ophthalmology, Neuroscience Program and the Hunter Kelly Research Institute to develop a speakers series featuring prominent neuroscientists conducting research with strong interdisciplinary components.

Speakers have included:

Robert Marc, PhD
Joseph Beshare
Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD
Eric Nestler, MD, PhD
John Dowling, PhD

Robert E. Marc, PhD
Calvin and JeNeal Hatch Presidential Endowed Chair
Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Director of Research, John A. Moran Eye Center
University of Utah

Joseph C. Besharse, PhD
Marvin Wagner Professor and Chair
Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Director, IDP Graduate Program
Medical College of Wisconsin

Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist
Associate Professor, Departments of Bioengineering and Psychiatry, Stanford University
Title: Optogenics, Development and Applications 

Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD
Neuroscience Program and Friedman Brain Institute;
Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Title: Transcriptional and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Addiction 

John E. Dowling, PhD
Gordon and Llura Gund Professor of Neuroscience
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
Title: The Rich Color Vision World of Zebrafish