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Drug DELIVERY Specific Seminar – Liangfang Zhang, PhD

2336 Rennebohm Hall

Dr. Zhang will discuss the biological functionalization of polymeric nanoparticles with a layer of membrane coating derived from natural cells, focusing on the use of these cell-mimicking nanoparticles for the treatment of bacterial and viral infections.

2022 Hutchinson Lecture – “Leverage a Large Actinobacterial Strain Collection for Natural Products and Drug Discovery” – Ben Shen, PhD

2006 Rennebohm Hall 777 Highland Ave, Madison, WI

The Natural Products Discovery Center (NPDC) at UF Scripps Biomedical Research houses one of the world’s largest actinobacterial strain collections, totaling ~125,000 strains.  These strains, isolated over the last eight decades and from 69 different countries, encode natural product chemical and biological diversity that are impossible to reproduce in laboratory settings today. Professor Shen will talk about his group's efforts to launch a large-scale genome sequencing campaign to establish the Natural Products Genomics Resource Center (NPGRC) at NPDC. The sequenced genomes will be used to create the NPGRC database, which, together with the strains, will be made available to the scientific community to enable natural product studies and drug discovery.

Drug ACTION Specific Seminar – Oren Becher, MD

1116 Rennebohm Hall 777 Highland Ave, Madison, WI

This Drug ACTION Specific Seminar will feature Dr. Oren Becher of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: "Diffuse Midline Glioma - Which therapeutic targets are relevant?"

2022 Busse Lecture – Samir Mitragotri, PhD

2006 Rennebohm Hall 777 Highland Ave, Madison, WI

The Busse Lecture series brings speakers to the School of Pharmacy who have a fundamental research interest combined with a strong knowledge of the industrial pharmaceutical research environment.