2017-2018 Seminar Series

Seminars are held on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. in Rayford Auditorium (Biomed II, Room 106-2).

October 18, 2017
Mina Nekouei, M.S. (Visiting Ph.D. CandidateShahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran)
“Changes in Biophysical Characteristics of Profilin1 Due to Mutation Causing Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis”

November 1, 2017
Allison Oliveto, Ph.D. (Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Translational Research Institute, UAMS)
“Identifying Efficacious Medications for Opioid Use Disorder: Clinical Trials Methods”

November 8, 2017
William Hyatt, B.S. (Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, UAMS)
“Hyperneophagia and Novelty-Elicited Locomotor Activity as Predictors of Psychostimulant-Like Effects in Mice”

November 15, 2017
Andrew Alt, Ph.D. (Associate Director, Biology, Arvinas, Inc., New Haven, CT)
“A New Approach for Pain Medications: The Discovery of Positive Allosteric Modulators of Opioid Receptors through High-Throughput Screening”

December 6, 2017
Christopher McCurdy, Ph.D., B.S.Ph., FAAPS (Professor, Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida)
“Improving the Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Pain through Translational Research”

December 13, 2017
Sara Taylor, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Hendrix College)
“A Scientist, a Drug User, and a Rat Walk into an Operant Chamber…”