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Department of Pharmacology & Physiology News & Events

Department News

Golden Apple Award winners Joel Horwitz and Michael White

Golden Apple Awards, April 2016

Congratulations to the following members of our teaching faculty who were recipients of 2016 Golden Apple Awards:

Successful Thesis Defenses, March 2016

We would like to congratulate the following department graduate students for successfully defending their thesis:

  • Hillevi Ets, PhD – defended March 17, 2016
  • Melissa Manners, PhD – defended March 18, 2016
  • Fei Shen, PhD – defended March 31, 2016

CURE Grant Awardees, March 2016

Congratulations to the following faculty members, who received CURE Tobacco Formula Funds:

Career Development Grant Winner, February 2016

Peter Gaskill, PhD, was awarded a Drexel University Career Development Grant. These awards are designed to help faculty increase their exposure to colleagues at other institutions who can be collaborators and role models while introducing outside scholars to faculty at Drexel. The program provides funding for Drexel faculty to develop networks, nationally or internationally, with colleagues whose work complements activities at Drexel.

Upcoming Seminar Schedule

All seminars take place in the New College Building, 245 N. 15th Street, in the John A. Harvey Conference Room (Room 8312) at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, May 10

Dr. Rob Ring
Topic TBA

Tuesday, May 24

Dr. Joseph Baker, The College of New Jersey
Biomolecules in Motion: Molecular Modeling and Simulation of Biomolecular Systems

Past Seminars

Tuesday, October 20

Dr. Mukund Chorghade, Chorghade Enterprises
Chemosynthetic Livers: Predict, Prepare and Prove the Structure, Activity and Toxicity of Drug Metabolites

Thursday, November 19

Dr. Dolores Di Vizio, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center & Harvard University
Large Oncosomes: New Frontiers for Cell-to-Cell Communication in Cancer

Tuesday, December 1

Dr. Dan Huh, University of Pennsylvania
Microengineered Physiological Biomimicry: Human Organs-on-Chips

Tuesday, December 8

Dr. Narayan Avadhani, University of Pennsylvania
Mitochondrial Respiratory Stress, Retrograde Signaling and Telomere Maintenance

Tuesday, February 23

Dr. Heath Schmidt, University of Pennsylvania
Central Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Signaling: A Novel Mechanism Underlying Cocaine Addiction

Tuesday, March 15

Dr. Fadi Akar, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Regulation of Arrhythmias by Mitochondrial Ion Channel Complexes

Tuesday, March 22

Dr. Felice Elefant, Drexel University
Tip60/HAT/HDAC Balance Promotes Neuroprotection of Cognitive Function in the Neurodegenerative Brain

Tuesday, April 12

Dr. Steven Thomas, University of Pennsylvania
Neuromodulatory Signaling in Cognition and Stress: Relevance for PTSD

Tuesday, April 26

Dr. Volker Neugebauer, Texas Tech
Corticolimbic Plasticity in Pain

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