University of Illinois College of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology

Visiting Professor Seminar Series

Fall 2017

Wednesdays at 12:00 PM, 1020 COMRB 




September 13

Cheng Zhu, PhD

Regents' Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Georgia Tech

Atlanta, GA

"Biophysical Analysis of Molecular Interactions at the Cell Surface"

September 27

David A Weitz, PhD
Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics & Applied Physics

John a Paulson School of Engineering

& Applied Sciences

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

"Droplet Microfluidics for

Single-cell Studies"

October 4

Tobias Meyer, PhD

Mrs George A Winzer Professor in

Cell Biology & Chair

Chemical & Systems Biology Dept

Stanford U School of Medicine

Stanford, CA

"Mitogen and Stress Control of Cell

Cycle Entry and Exit in Mammalian Cells"


October 24

Rafi Ahmed, PhD


Microbiology & Immunology Dept

Emory U

Atlanta, Georgia

"T Cell Exhaustion and

PD-1 Therapy"

October 25

Jon Gibbins, PhD

Director, Institute for Cardiovascular &

Metabolic Research

University of Reading, UK


November 1

Gary H Gibbons, MD


National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Bethesda, MD

"Seizing Unprecedented Opportunities: Pursuit of Strategic Priorities in Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Science"

November 8

Samir Mitragotri, PhD

Mellichamp Chair Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering

U California - Santa Barbara


November 15

Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, PhD

Vice Chair of Immunology

Rose Marie Thomas Endowed Chair

St Jude Children's Research Hospital

Memphis, TN

"Regulators of Inflammatory


November 28

Omid Farokhzad, MD

Professor, Anethesia

Harvard Medical School

Director, Laboratory of Nanomedicine and Biomaterials

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Cambridge/Boston, MA

"Polymeric Nanoparticles:

Tumor Microenvironment and Implications for New Nanoparticle

Design and Development"

All seminars will be held in College of Medicine Research Building, located at 909 S Wolcott Ave

in Room 1020 Moss Auditorium unless designated above.

Coordinator:  (312) 355-3281

Revised:  11/21/17