MPPB Seminar Series

Throughout the academic year, the MPPB Seminar Series hosts a variety of speakers presenting on topics related to Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology. Research in the MPPB department covers a very broad range, including both basic and applied science, and topics such as cell signaling, biomedical engineering, neuroscience, drug and gene delivery, tissue regeneration, structural biology, sensory transduction, physiology and cell biology. Seminars are typically held on Fridays, starting at 12pm, in the Marcuvitz Auditorium (room 220 in Sidney Frank Hall), unless otherwise indicated on this website or the official schedule. 

Next MPPB Seminar:

Friday, March 6, 2020
70 Ship Street, Room 107

Vincenzo Venditti, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Iowa State University

"Conformational disorder in regulation of enzymatic catalysis"


Date/Host Speaker Topic

February 21, 2020

Hosted by:
Michelle Dawson, Ph.D.

David Mooney, Ph.D.
Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering
Core Facultuy Member of the Wyss Institute 
Harvard University
"Biomaterial-based T cell therapies"

March 6, 2020*

Hosted by:
Nicolas Fawzi, Ph.D.

*Seminar held at 70 Ship Street, Room 107

Vincenzo Venditti, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Iowa State University
"Conformational disorder in regulation of enzymatic catalysis"

March 13, 2020

Hosted by:
Elena Oancea, Ph.D.

Anjali Rajadhyaksha, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
Associate Dean at Weill Cornell Graduate School
Cornell University
"Contribution of L-type calcium channel mechanisms to cocaine addiction-relatedcontextual memories"

March 20, 2020


Michelle Dawson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medical Science
Brown University

March 27, 2020

No Seminar - Spring Break

April 3, 2020

Hosted by: 
Eric Darling, Ph.D.

Neel Joshi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Northeastern University
Biologically Fabricated Materials Composed of Engineered Biofilm Matrix Proteins

April 10, 2020

Hosted by: MPP Students

Shaun McCullough, Ph.D.
Principle Investigator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
epigenome as both a molecular mechanism mediating the effects of toxic exposures

April 17, 2020

Hosted by:
Wayne Bowen, Ph.D.

Valentina Sabino, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry
Boston University
Therapeutic targeting of sigma receptors for treatment of drug and alcohol abuse

April 24, 2020*

Hosted by:
Elizabeth Harrington, Ph.D.

*Seminar held at 70 Ship Street, Room 107

Larissa Shimoda, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Effects of chronic hypoxia on pulmonary circulation and the ways in which hypoxia-inducible factors impact pulmonary vascular responses to hypoxia

May 1, 2020

Hosted by:
John Marshall, Ph.D.

My Mahoney, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair of Equal Opportunity and Workforce Diversity
Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Biology
Thomas Jeffereson University
skin cancer

May 8, 2020

Hosted by:
Eric Morrow, Ph.D.

Tim Ryan, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medical School
molecular and biophysical principles of synaptic function

For more information about the MPPB Seminar Series, contact
[email protected]