Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences (GPPS) | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Date Time Room Speaker Presentation Title
08-21-2020 12:30 PM Zoom GPPS Student Sarah Anderson "Primed Dental Pulp-Derived Stem Cells as a Potential Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease"
08-28-2020     NO SEMINAR  
09-04-2020 3:00 PM Zoom GPPS Student Snehal Raut, Doctoral Dissertation Defense "Assessing the Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on the Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells"
09-11-2020 12:30 PM Zoom GPPS Student Racheal Akwii, Oral Qualifying Exam "Targeting the Angiopoietin-2 signaling axis as a therapeutic option for lymphatic metastasis and pre- and post-metastatic adjuvant therapy"
09-18-2020     NO SEMINAR - Faculty Retreat  
09-25-2020 3:00 PM Zoom GPPS Student Sharavan Ramachandran, Doctoral Dissertation Defense "Repurposing Pimavanserin, an Antipsychotic Drug for Pancreatic Cancer and Medulloblastoma Treatment"
09-30-2020 12:00 PM Zoom GPPS Student Md. Ashraf-Uz-Zaman, Doctoral Dissertation Defense "Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Penfluridol Analogs as the Blood-Brain Barrier Permeable Therapeutics with Implementation in the Various Disease Models"
10-02-2020 12:30 PM Zoom GPPS Student Abdullah Al Shoyaib, Doctoral Dissertation Defense "Therapeutic Drug Intervention Along with Delayed Voluntary Exercise for Motor Recovery after Ischemic Stroke"
10-07-2020 12:30 PM Zoom GPPS Student Yoon Jung Lee, Doctoral Dissertation Defense "Anticonvulsant Effects of Physical Activity in a Corneal Kindling and Impact of Physical Activity in a Population Study, West Texas"
10-09-2020 12:30 PM Zoom GPPS Student Rachel Hudson, Oral Qualifying Exam "Novel Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor 2-Based Antibody Drug Conjugate for Cancer Therapy"
10-16-2020 12:30 PM Zoom GPPS Student Shiva Hadi Esfahani, Oral Qualifying Exam "Role of SARS-CoV-2 infection in ischemic stroke incidence and severity with mechanistic insights into brain renin angiotensin system and a potential therapeutic strategy"
10-23-2020 12:30 PM Zoom GPPS Student Derek Barthels "Protective Effects of Dental Pulp Stem Cells on Astrocytes during an In Vitro Model of Gliosis"
10-23-2020 12:30 PM Zoom GPPS Student Sounak Bagchi, Oral Qualifying Exam "Investigating the role of antagomir-34a against HIV-1 Tat associated neuroinflammation"
10-30-2020 12:30 PM Zoom GPPS Student Saeideh Nozohouri "In-Vitro Drug Development Studies of Neurolysin Activators"
10-30-2020 12:30 PM Zoom GPPS Student Daniela Rolph "Ferutinin promotes osteogenesis in dental pulp stem cells via various signaling pathways"
11-06-2020 12:30 PM Zoom GPPS Student Fatema Tuz Zahra "The Small GTPase RhoA Regulates bFGF-Induced Angiogenesis: A Potential Target for Anti-Angiogenic Therapy"
11-13-2020 12:30 PM Zoom GPPS Student Hossam Abdelrahman "Quantitatively assess the effect of smoking on BBB permeability using sucrose and mannitol as small-molecular-weight markers"
11-20-2020 12:30 PM Zoom Faculty Guest Speaker Kaci Bohn [Cancelled]
11-27-2020     NO SEMINAR: Thanksgiving Holiday  
12-04-2020 12:30 PM Zoom GPPS Student Trevor Anderson "Exploring the use of granzyme-B fusion proteins to model potential antibody-drug conjugate candidates"
12-11-2020 12:30 PM Zoom GPPS Student Sree-Pooja Varahachalam "Assessing the effects of COVID-19-induced hypoxia and ACE2 signaling on the human blood-brain barrier in vitro"
         
         
Date Time Room Speaker Presentation Title
01-08-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Shreyas Gaikwad "A novel therapeutic option for pancreatic cancer"
01-08-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Kumari Itishree “Iti” Kaushik "Protein Kinase A: a target for the management of pediatric medulloblastoma"
01-15-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Siavash Shahbazi Nia "Design and Synthesis of Novel Small-Molecule Ligands to Target Opioid Receptors"
01-22-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Yashwardhan Ghanwatkar "Drug development studies of cyclic biphalin used for the treatment of ischemic stroke"
01-22-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Chanakya Patil "LC-MS/MS method development and in-vitro permeability of gentamicin"
01-29-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Behnam Noorani "Effect of Bulk Flow-Mediated Clearance on Brain Uptake Measurements of Different Molecular Weight Markers"
02-05-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Hossam Abdelrahman "Fabrication and characterization of long-acting subcutaneous implants of metformin using 3D printing"
02-12-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Sadisna Shahi "Synthesis and evaluation of urea-based analogs for the treatment of TNBC"
02-19-2021     Seminar canceled due to inclement weather  
02-26-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Yeseul Ahn "Effect of isoflurane anesthesia on ceftazidime brain uptake"
02-26-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Iqra Pervaiz "Effect of glucose deprivation on iPSC-derived brain endothelial cells homeostasis"
03-05-2021 12:30pm Zoom Faculty Guest Speaker Kaci Bohn, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy, TTUHSC Amarillo "Medical Marijuana Programs: You can’t spell healthcare without THC"
03-12-2021     NO SEMINAR: Student Research Week, TTUHSC GSBS Lubbock  
03-19-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Behnaz Lahooti [tba]
03-26-2021 12:30pm Zoom NO SEMINAR: Spring Break  
04-02-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Hossameldin “Hossam” Abdelrahman, Doctoral Dissertation Defense [tba]
04-09-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Hong-My Nguyen [tba]
04-09-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Ashok Silwal [tba]
04-16-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Trevor Anderson [tba]
04-16-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Elizabeth “Beth” Daugherity [tba]
04-16-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Mariam Oladejo [tba]
04-23-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Md. Rakibul Islam [tba]
04-23-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Amanda Wooster [tba]
04-30-2021 12:30pm Zoom Guest Speaker: Ann M. Stowe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky [tba]
05-07-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Sabrina Rahman Archie [tba]
05-07-2021 12:30pm Zoom GPPS Student Sejal Sharma [tba]