University of Illinois College of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology

Visiting Professor Seminar Series

Spring 2016

Wednesdays at 12:00 PM, 1020 COMRB 




January 27

Douglas Wallace


Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Director

Center for Mitochondrial & Epigenomic Medicine

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 

Philadelphia, PA

"Mitochondrial Etiology of Metabolic and Degenerative Diseases, Cancer and Aging"

February 3

Edward A. Miao, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC

"Inflammasomes Coordinate Pyrotosis and NK Cytotoxicity to Prevent the Purple Death"

March 9

Ali Shilatifard, PhD
Robert Francis Furchgott Professor

Chair, Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, IL

"Enhancer Malfunctions in Cancer"

March 23

Darrell N. Kotton, MD

Professor of Medicine & Pathology 

Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine

Boston University Medical School

Boston, MA

"Pluripotent Stem Cell Modeling of Lung Development and Disease"

March 30

Tariq Ghayur, PhD


Senior Principal Scientist & Research Fellow

Abbott Laboratories

Boston, MA

"The Challenges and Excitement of Discovery Research in Pharma/Biotec Setting"

April 13

Chonghui Cheng, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor


Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, IL

"Breast Cancer Metastasis Driven by RNA Regulation"

April 20

Guillermo Oliver, PhD


Center for Vascular and Developmental Biology

Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago, IL

"Novel Developmental and Functional Aspects of the Lympathic Vasculature"

May 11

Jin Zhang, PhD



University of California-San Diego

San Diego, CA

"Illuminating the Biochemical Activity Architecture of the Cell"

May 18

Gabriel Nuñez

Paul de Kruif Endowed Professor

Department of Pathology

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

"Microbiota-Host Immunity Interactions at the Intestinal Barrier"

June 9

William C. Sessa PhD

Alfred Gilman Professor


Yale School of Medicine

New Haven, CT

"Interrogation of New Pathways Regulating Vascular Function"

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:  3/3/17