University of Illinois College of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology

Visiting Professor Seminar Series

Spring 2017

Wednesdays at 12:00 PM, 1020 COMRB 




February 1

James K. Liao, MD

Harold Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine

Chief, Section of Cardiology

The University of Chicago Medicine

"ROCK and Cardiovascular Disease"

February 15

Toren Finkel, MD, PhD

Senior Investigator

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Bethesda, MD

"Mitochondria, Metabolism and Aging"

March 12

Hongbo Luo, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Harvard Medical School

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, MA

"Reactive oxygen species (ROS) in innate immunity"

March 15


Gary H. Gibbons, MD


National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Bethedsa, MD

"Seizing Unprecedented Opportunities:

Pursuit of Strategic Priorities in Heart,

Lung, Blood, and Sleep Science"​​​​​​​

April 19

Timothy Hla, PhD

Patricia K Donahue Professor

Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

"Chaperone-dependent S1P Signaling"

May 3

Samir Mitragotri, PhD

Mellichamp Chair Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering

U California - Santa Barbara


FALL 2017


May 15

Ralf Adams, PhD


Dept of Tissue Morphogenesis

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Munster, Germany

"Heterogeneity and functional specialization of endothelial cells"

May 24

Anthony P. Adamis, MD

SVP, Global Head

Ophtalmology, Immunology, Infectious Disease Container & Metabolism, Clinical Science

Genentech, Inc

"Shedding Light on AMD"

June 7

Mark Kahn, MD

Professor of Medicine

U Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

"Celebral Cavernous Malformation: fom Mechanism to Therapy"


June 23

Helen M. Blau, PhD

Donald E and Delia B Baxter Professor

Director of Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology

Stanford U School of Medicine

Stanford, CA

"Finding the Fountain of Youth through Muscle Stem Cell Rejuvenation"

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