University of Illinois College of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology

Visiting Professor Seminar Series

Spring 2011

Wednesdays at 12:00 PM, 1020 COMRB 




February 9

John Hartwig, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Brigham and Women's Hospital 

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

"What Filamin A Null Platelets are Trying to Tell Us!"

February 16

Mortimer Poncz, MD

Division Chief

Pediatric Hematology

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

"Marking and Stopping Platelet Production"

February 23


Kalpana Merchant, PhD

CSO, Translational Science

Eli Lilly and Company

Indianapolis, IN

"Translational Science: What Is It and How It Can Improve Human Health"

March 2

John K Westwick, PhD

President and CEO

Odyssey Thera, Inc

San Ramon, CA

"High Context Drug Discovery"

March 9

Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD

Quadracci Professor

Chairman and Professor of Biophysics Director

Free Radical Research Center

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

"Targeted Antioxidants and Nitroxides in Breast Cancer Biology, Treatment and Imaging"

March 16

Ed Morrisey, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology

Scientific Director

Penn Institute for Regenerative Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

"Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Lung Endoderm Development and Regeneration"

March 23

Kristin Baldwin, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Cell Biology

The Scripps Research Institute 

La Jolla, CA

"Diversity in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Lines and Neurons: A Role for Stochastic Mechanisms"

March 30

David Brindley, PhD


Department of Biochemistry

University of Alberta


"Mechanisms for the Production of Chemo-Resistance by Circulating Autotaxin and Lysophosphatidate in Breast Cancer"

April 6

R Mark Henkelman, PhD

Department of Medical Biophysics

Mouse Imaging Centre

Hospital for Sick Children

Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics


"Imaging for Mouse Phenotyping"

April 20

Bristow Lecture

Shaun R Coughlin, MD, PhD

Distinguished Professorship in Cardiovascular 

Biology and Medicine

University of California, San Francisco

Cardiovascular Research Institute

San Francisco, CA

"Protease-Activated Receptors in Vascular Biology and Beyond"

May 2

**4175 COMRB**

David T Eddington, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Bioengineering

University of Illinois

Chicago, IL

"Microfluidic Solutions for Medicine and Biology"

May 4


Kurt Stenmark, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Section Head, Critical Care Medicine Director

Developmental Lung Biology and Cardiovascular Pulmonary

University of Colorado Denver

Denver, CO

"Importance of the Vascular Stroma in Pulmonary Hypertension: Evidence from Animal Models and the Human Disease"

May 18

J Silvio Gutkind, PhD

Chief of Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Branch

Chief of Cell Growth Regulation Section and Molecular Carcinogenesis Unit


Bethesda, MD

"From G Proteins to mTOR: Translating Signlaing Circuitries into Targeted Cancer Therapies"

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:  9/12/17