Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pharmacology
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Seminars & Events

Attend one of our events. View the calendar below to see what’s coming up.

May

21

"Getting a Handle on Neuropharmacology by Targeting Receptor-Associated Proteins"

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Department of Pharmacology welcomes David S. Bredt, M.D., Ph.D., Global Head Neuroscience Discovery and Site Head, La Jolla Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson Below is a description of the seminar as told by Dr. Bredt: Targeted therapy for neuropsychiatric disorders requires selective modulation of dysfunctional neuronal pathways. Receptors relevant to CNS disorders typically have associated proteins discretely expressed in specific neuronal pathways; these accessory proteins provide a new dimension for drug discovery. Recent studies show that targeting a TARP auxiliary subunit of AMPA receptors selectively modulates neuronal excitability in specific forebrain pathways relevant to epilepsy. Other medicinally important ion channels, gated by glutamate, g-aminobutyric acid (GABA), and acetylcholine, also have associated proteins, which may be druggable. This emerging pharmacology of receptor-associated proteins provides a new approach for improving drug efficacy while mitigating side effects.

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Jun

24

Channelopathy 2018

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Channelopathy 2018 June 24-26, 2018 Keynote speakers:Frances Ashcroft, DBE, FRS, FMedSci, Oxford UniversityStephen Cannon, MD, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles Topics: * Genetic Complexity * Autoimmune Channelopathies * Technological Advances * Structure-based Drug Design* Non-canonical Functions of Ion Channels * Ion Channels in Cancer * New Channelopathies Please visit channelopathy2018.org for registration and program details.

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Jun

25

Channelopathy 2018

Chicago - 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Channelopathy 2018 June 24-26, 2018 Keynote speakers:Frances Ashcroft, DBE, FRS, FMedSci, Oxford UniversityStephen Cannon, MD, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles Topics: * Genetic Complexity * Autoimmune Channelopathies * Technological Advances * Structure-based Drug Design* Non-canonical Functions of Ion Channels * Ion Channels in Cancer * New Channelopathies Please visit channelopathy2018.org for registration and program details.

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Jun

26

Channelopathy 2018

Chicago - 7:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Channelopathy 2018 June 24-26, 2018 Keynote speakers:Frances Ashcroft, DBE, FRS, FMedSci, Oxford UniversityStephen Cannon, MD, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles Topics: * Genetic Complexity * Autoimmune Channelopathies * Technological Advances * Structure-based Drug Design* Non-canonical Functions of Ion Channels * Ion Channels in Cancer * New Channelopathies Please visit channelopathy2018.org for registration and program details.

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