University of Illinois College of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology

Visiting Professor Seminar Series

Spring 2018

Wednesdays at 12:00 PM, 1020 COMRB 




January 16

Anand Swaroop, PhD

Senior Investigator

Retinal Development, Genetics & Therapy Section

Chief, Neurobiology Neurodegeneration &

Repair Laboratory

National Eye Institute

Bethesda, MD

"Stem Cell-based Treatment Design

for Retinal Neurodegeneration: Translations from Basic Biology"

January 31

Rashid Bashir, PhD

Executive Associate Dean & Chief Diversity Officer, Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering

Professor of Bioengineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Science & Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Molecular & Integrative Physiology

U Illinois - Urbana Champaign

Urbana, IL

"BIOMEMS and Biomedical Nanotechnology: From Lab to Chip to Printing Cellular Machines"


February 13

**4175 COMRB**

Elias T Zambidis, MD, PhD

Associate Professor in Oncology & Pediatrics

Institute for Cell Engineering

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

John Hopkins U School of Medicine

Baltimore, MD

"Derivation of a New Class of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells with

Improved Functionality and

Interspecies Chimera Potential".

February 21

Sam Sisodia, PhD

Thomas Reynolds Sr. Family

Professor of Neurosciences

Director, Center for Molecular Neurobiology

Dept, Neurobiology & Neurology

U Chicago

Chicago, IL

"Molecular Neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease"

**Mon, March 12

**4175 COMRB**

Elaine Dzierzak, PhD

Chair of Haematological Regeneration

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, UK

"Dynamic Intrinsic and Extrinsic Regulation of Single Cells Undergoing Fate Change during Hematopoietic Development".

April 11

Ardem Patapoutian, PhD

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator


Dept of Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience

Scripps Research Institute

La Jolla, CA

To Be Announced.

April 25

Joel Swanson, PhD


Microbiology & Immunology Dept

U Michigan Medical School

Ann Arbor, MI

To Be Announced.

May 2

Vladimir Kalinichenko, MD, PhD


Division of Pulmonary Biology

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

UC Department of Pediatrics

Cincinnati, OH

To Be Announced.

May 16

John S Condeelis, PhD

Professor and Co-Chair

Judith and Burton P. Resnick Chair in

Translational Rearch

Dept of Anatomy & Structural Biology

Bronx, NY

To Be Announced.

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:  1/19/18