Discipline of Pharmacology seminar series

The Discipline of Pharmacology seminar series is held on Wednesdays (12-1pm) Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building.

The series is supported by the Discipline of Pharmacology and the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) and organised by and


2nd March
Prof Alan Boddy
(Cancer Therapeutics and Personalized Medicine, Pharmacy, USyd.)
Pharmacogenetic studies in adults and children with cancer

9th March
Dr Bryony Winters
(Synaptic Physiology and Plasticity Laboratory, Pharmacology, Usyd.)
Endogenously released opioids regulate intercalated cell activity in the amygdala

16th March
Stephanie Todd (Supervisor: Jonathon Arnold)
(Cannabinoid Research Group, Pharmacology, Usyd.)
Final PhD Talk

23rd March
David Clarke (Supervisor: Jonathon Arnold)
(Cannabinoid Research Group, Pharmacology, Usyd.)
Final PhD Talk

30th March
Alex Jackson (Supervisor: Michael Kassiou)
(Drug Discovery Research Group, Pharmacology, Usyd.)
Final PhD Talk titled: Pharmacological characterisation of P2X7 receptor antagonists


6th April
Prof Stephen Twigg
(Kellion Prof in Endocrinology, Stan Clark Chair in Diabetes Medicine, CPC.)
Diabetes complications and growth factors: A NAFLD and wound healing focus

13th April Introductory honours talks (12:00-1:15pm)

20th April Introductory honours talks (12:00-1:15pm)

27th April
Prof David James
(Charles Perkins Centre and School of Molecular Bioscience, Usyd.)
Precision medicine and future health care

2nd May
*Special Guest Lecture*
Prof David Juurlink
(Head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto)
Venue: KPEC Rm 4.2 (Large Conference Room) Level 4, Building 72, RPAH (11:00am)

4th May
Dr Wendy Gold
(Paediatrics and Child Health, Westmead, Usyd.)
Intracellular trafficking in Rett Syndrome: Speeding with HDAC6 inhibitors

11th May
Dr Katie Dixon
(Anatomy and Histology, School of Medical Sciences, Usyd.)
Shining new light on melanoma with an old flame

18th May
Dr Robert Lane (Host: Mac Christie)
(Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University)
Bias and allostery at the dopamine D2 receptor: new tricks for an old dog

25th May
A/Prof Andrew Moorhouse (Host: Wendy Imlach)
(Department of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW.)
Modulating neuronal chloride homeostasis to enhance GABA inhibition

1st June
Rosemary Cater (Supervisor: Renae Ryan)
(Transporter Biology Group, Pharmacology, Usyd)
Final PhD talk titled: The Split Personality of Glutamate Transporters: A Chloride Channel and a Transporter