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Seminar Schedule

Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Fall 2017 Seminar Program

Fridays 3:15-4:30 pm; except where denoted by *, **

See the weekly announcement for room informaton

(Coffee & Snacks @ 2:30 pm in Break Room of Suite 212, Biotech Park I)





 8th Sept  MEDC-690 Introduction (for first year graduate students enrolled in Seminar MEDC-690) Malgorzata Dukat (course coordinator)
 15th Sept

 Department of Medicinal Chemistry Town Hall Meeting 2017 Seminar Committee

 22nd Sept "Evaluation of Interactions of Quinazoline Antagonists with the Serotonin Type 3 Receptor Using a Double Mutaint Cycling Approach" Marvin K. Schulte, PhD (Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The McNeil Research Professor, University of Sciences, Philadelphia, PA) 
 29th Sept  "Development of Lysine-Specific Demethylase 1 (LSD1) Inhibitor as a Treatment for LSD1-Positive Cancers" Heather A. Pendergrass (Graduate Student)
6th Oct  "The Sphingosine 1-Phosphate Receptor: A Therapeutic Target for Multiple Sclerosis" Claudio Catalano (Graduate Student)
 13th Oct "Using Hydropathic Molecular Modeling Tolls to Enhance Understanding of Protein-Ligand Interactions in Biological Systems" Ahmad J. Obaidullah (Graduate Student presenting his Research Seminar)
 20th Oct  "Small Molecular Enzyme Activation for Targeting Pulmonary Inflammation" Mikell Paige, PhD (Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA)
 27th Oct  "Protein Aggregation Small Molecular Inhibitor Discovery and Mechanisms" Bin Xu, PhD (Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Virgnia Tech, Blacksburg, VA)
 2nd Nov*  "Recent Progress in the Discovery and Development of Male Contraceptive Agents" Gunda I. Georg, PhD (Professor and Head of Medicinal Chemistry, Robert Vince Endowed Chair, McKinght Presidential Chair, and Director of Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development (ITDD), College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN) J. Doyle Smith/Larry Winter Seminar Series (Joint MedChem & Chemistry)#
10th Nov
 "Inhibitors of Biosynthetic and Catabolic Enzymes of the Endogenous Cannabinoid 2-AG Reduce Pain in Mice" Aron H. Lichtman (Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, VCU)
 17th Nov  MEDC-690 "How to give a Bad Seminar" (for first year graduate students enrolled in Seminar MEDC-690) Richard A. Glennon (Alfred and Frances Burger Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, VCU)
 24th Nov  University Closed (THANKSGIVING BREAK)
 1STDec  "Structure-Activity Relationships of Bupropion and Related Methcathinone Analogs at Monoamine Transporters" Abdelrahman Shalabi (Graduate Student presenting his Research Seminar)
 8th Dec  "Nanoparticle-Based Drug Delivery" Qingguo Xu, PhD (Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, VCU)

 **Please look for an updated circular for location information.

#Seminar will be held in Oliver Hall-Physical Science Wing, Room 1024 at 3:30 pm