Spring 2017 Archive

MAY 22

Jen Nwankwo, PhD.

Healthcare Strategist and Investor Bain & Company, Boston, MA

“Target Validation of Calpain-1 as a Novel Regulator of Platelet Hyperactivity and Pain Sensitivity in a Humanized Mouse Model of Severe Sickle Cell Disease”

JAN 25

Dr. Qinglian Liu, Associate Professor

Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine

“Structural and Biochemical Studies of HSP 70 Molecular Chaperones”

FEB 22

Dr. Young-Hoon Ahn, Assistant Professor

Wayne State University, Division of Chemistry

"Chemical Approaches for Characterizing Protein Glutathionylation"


Dr. Joseph L. McClay, Assistant Professor

Virginia Commonwealth University, Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science

“Genes and Epigenetic Mechanisms Mediating Central Nervous System Drug Response”

MAR 22

Dr. John J. Ryan, Professor

Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Biology

“Statins Inhibit Mast Cell-Mediated Inflammation”


Dr. Karl Krueger, Program Director

National Cancer Institute, Maryland, Division of Cancer Prevention

“Research Funding by the National Cancer Institute: An Insiders Perspective”

APR 19

Caren L. Freel Meyers, Associate Professor

John Hopkins Medicine, Maryland, Dept. of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences

"Targeting a Bacterial Metabolic Branch Point through Inhibition of DXP Synthase"


Dr. Sandro R da Rocha, Associate Professor

Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Pharmaceutics

“Dendrimer Nanocarries for Transport Modulation Across the Pulmonary Epithelium”

AUG 21

Xu Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Arizona State University, School of Molecular Sciences

Interactions of Pleiotrophin with Glycosaminoglycans

SEP 27

Kwang Chul Kim, Ph.D., Professor and Director

University of Arizona College of Medicine, Departments of Otolaryngology, Physiology and Medicine

Roles of Mucins in Respiratory Tract Inflammation

OCT 25

Hui-Wang Ai, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, University of Virginia

Illuminating Biology with Genetically Encoded Biosensors


John Lazo, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology

School of Medicine, University of Virginia

Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases as Emerging Cancer Therapeutic Targets


Ian S. Ramsey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Physiology & Biophysics, Virginia Commonwealth University

Insights into the Control of TRPV2 Channel Activity in Microglia and Peripheral Leukocytes by ROS and Cannabinoid Ligands