LIU Pharmacy Research Events

2018-2019 LIU Pharmacy Seminar Series (all seminars are held in LLC 515 unless otherwise noted)
Date Time Special Guest Institution Topic
Oct 18  1 PM Kathleen Frey LIU Pharmacy "Computational and structure-based methods for resistance prediction and drug design"
Oct 25 1 PM Kenneth Morris LIU Pharmacy " Levothyroxine, the most recalled drug product in FDA history: solid form transitions and chemical stability”
Nov 2 1 PM Ossi Korhonen University of Eastern Finland “Continuous manufacturing of tablets; pharmacy at UEF- Kuopio, Finland”
Nov 8 12 PM Benedict Albensi University of Manitoba
“A new view on therapies for Alzheimer's disease”
Nov 27 2 PM Eyal Schwartzberg
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
“Overview of the Israeli drug regulatory affairs system”
Nov 29 1 PM Peter Wildfong Duquesne University
“Predicting API dispersability in PVPva using the R3m molecular descriptor”
Dec 20 11 AM Shao-Qing Cai
Peking University Health Science Center
“Design of ‘ultra-hypotoxic multidrugs’ based on the  efficacy theory of traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs)”
Jan 24 1 PM Grazia Stagni LIU Pharmacy “Applications of dermis microdialysis”
Jan 24 3 PM Tuo Jin Shanghai Jio Tong University Pharmacy
“Industrial pharmacy aspects of microspheres and microneedles”

Feb 7 12 PM Yoonsun Mo LIU Pharmacy “Clinical and economic comparison of dexmedetomidine and propofol in ICU settings”

Feb 12 11 AM John Pezzuto LIU Pharmacy “Resveratrol: 20 years of growth, development and controversy”

Feb 14 1 PM Michael Ng EH&S Annual lab safety seminar (mandatory)
Feb 15 1 PM Alesandro Marangon
“From bench to business: making the transition from academia to the pharmaceutical industry” 
Feb 28 1 PM Tycho Heimbach
“PBPK modeling in drug discovery and development”
Mar 20 11 AM Gernot Warnke
JRS Pharma
“Continuous direct compression in drug tablet manufacturing”
Apr 9 2-4 PM Gisella Benitez Pharmacometrics Boehringer Ingelheim
“Graduate Student to Pharmacometrician” 

2018-2019 Pharmacy Research Seminar Series (all seminars are held in LLC 515 unless otherwise noted)
Date Time Special Guest Institution Topic
FALL 2019  TBA Kenneth Dretchen  Georgetown Medical School TBA

Conference Date Location  Website

American Pharmacy Association (APhA)

March 22 – 25, 2019

Seattle, WA

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

March 29 – April 3, 2019

Atlanta, GA

American Chemical Society (ACS)

March 31 – April 4, 2019

Orlando, FL

Experimental Biology (EB)

April 6 – 9, 2019

Orlando, FL

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

July 13 – 17, 2019

Chicago, IL

American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP)

July 13 – 17, 2019

Madison, WI

5th International Congress of the European Society for Pharmacogenomic and Personalized Therapy

October 16 – 18, 2019 

Seville, Spain

Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

October 19 – 23, 2019

Chicago, IL

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)

October 26 – 29, 2019

New York, NY

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

November 3 – 6, 2019

San Antonio, TX

Dissertation and Thesis Defense
Date Time Location Student Name Title 
Dissertation Defense
Nov 8 10:15 AM HS 614B Sawani Talekar
PhD Thesis Defense: Incorporation of Self-Nanoemulsifying W/O/W Emulsions into Oral Films: An Approach to Improve Permeability of a BCS Class III Drug (Advisor: Dr. Rutesh Dave)
Feb 7 9 AM HS 614B Kushal Shah
Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Development and Application of a Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic (PBPK/PD) Model for Lamivudine Using the Simcyp Simulator (Advisor: Dr. David Taft) 
Apr 19 11 AM HS 614B Kaushalendra Chaturvedi Modeling of Adhesion in Tablet Compression at Molecular Level Using Thermal Analysis and Molecular Simulations (Thesis advisor: Dr. Rutesh Dave)
Thesis Defense
Sept 24 11 AM HS 614B Pravin Phadatare
MS P/T Thesis Defense: MTA1 Targeted Anticancer Activity of Mitoxantrone in Prostate Cancer (Advisor: Dr. Anait Levenson)
Oct 5 10 AM HS 614B Kajal Risbud 
MS P/T Thesis Defense: Computational and Experimental Methods to Elucidate the Effects of GSTP Polymorphism I105V on Ezatiostat (Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Frey)
Oct 11 10 AM HS 614B
Kshiti Dholakia 
MS Thesis Defense: MTA1/ETS2-Mediated Antitumor Activity of Stilbenes in Prostate Cancer (Advisor: Dr. Anait Levenson)
Oct 17
11 AM
HS 614B
Dhvanir Kansara
MS P/T Thesis Defense: Palbociclib (PD-0332991) Synergistically Enhances the Anti-Cancer Activity of Cisplatin in Various Preclinical Models of Upper Gastrointestinal Cancers (Advisor: Dr. Vikas Sehdev)
Nov 1 10:30 AM HS 614B
Melinee D’silva
MS P/T Thesis Defense: Chemopreventive Activity of Grape Powder Extract (GPE) in Prostate Cancer (Advisor: Dr. Anait Levenson)
Nov 13 3 PM HS 614B
Md Zahidul Islam Zahid 
MS CS Thesis Defense: In-Vitro Diffusion Studies to Develop and Evaluate Various Semisolid Bases to Optimize Clotrimazole Release with Reduced Level of Drug (Advisor: Dr. Almas Babar) 
Nov 19 1 PM HS 614B
Swati S. Rao
MS IP Thesis Defense: Effect of Silicon Oil Viscosity During Microencapsulation by Coacervation Phase Separation Technique (Advisor: Dr. Rutesh Dave) 
Dec 13 11 AM HS 614B
Mangesh Kurade
MS P/T Thesis Defense: Angiotensin II Type 2 (AT2) Receptors: A Novel Target in Asthma” (Advisor: Dr. Dovenia Ponnoth) 
Mar 21 12:30 PM HS 614B
Abhee Brahmbhatt
MS DRA Thesis Defense: Cybersecurity in Community Pharmacies (Advisor: Dr. John Lonie) 
Apr 15 11 AM HS 614B Mai Bana MS CS Thesis Defense: Transdermal Vitamin D3-A Literature Review (Advisor: Dr. Mimi Pezzuto)
Apr 18 12 PM HS 614B Tasnim Tabassum MS P/S Thesis Defense: Drug Repurposing: A Novel Approach to Discover HIV Therapies (Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Frey)
Apr 24 11 AM HS 614B Prajakta Bagul MS IP Thesis Defense, “In-Vitro Diffusion Studies for the Assessment and Optimization of Hydroquinone Release from Dermatological Bases with Reduced Levels of Drug (Advisor: Dr. Almas Babar)
Apr 25 9:30 AM HS 614B Cara M. Clementelli MS P/T Thesis Defense: Effect of Fluoxetine (Prozactm) on Expression of Biomarkers for Inflammation and Neurodevelopment by the Placenta (Advisor: Dr. Anait Levenson)
Apr 25 12:15 PM HS 614B Sarosh Ahmed MS P/T Thesis Defense: Effect of 2,4,6 Tribromophenol (TBP) on Expression of Biomarkers on Inflammation and Neurodevelopment by the Placenta (Advisor: Dr. Anait Levenson)

AAPS Student Chapter Journal Club
Date Presenter Article Title Journal Publication Date