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Research Colloquium

School of Pharmacy Research Colloquium


School of Pharmacy Research Colloquium - Abstract Submission form

Abstract Deadline: March 15, 2023



Thursday, March 30, 2023

3:00 – 4:00 PM          Registration / Posters Setup


4:00 – 5:30 PM          Poster Presentations


5:30 – 7:30 PM          Welcome Reception / Dinner


Friday, March 31, 2023

7:30 – 8:20 AM          Registration / Breakfast


8:20 – 8:30 AM          Welcome

Indra K. Reddy, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Pharmacy and

Senior Associate Vice President, Texas A&M Health


8:30 – 9:30 AM          Keynote Address

                                    Pharmacognosy: An Enduring Pharmaceutical Science

Lance McMahon, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President for Research

Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock


9:30 – 9:45 AM          Coffee Break


9:45 – 11:00 AM        Scientific Session I

Moderator: Allison Ficht, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Research, School of Medicine


9:45 – 10:15 AM        Guest Speaker

Leveraging Thin-film Freezing as a Particle Engineering Platform - Stabilizing and Delivering Antivirals, Antibodies and Vaccines

Robert O. (Bill) Williams III, Ph.D.

Division Head and Professor of Molecular Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery

University of Texas, Austin


10:20 – 10:40 AM      Zein Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Srinath Palakurthi, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


10:40 – 11:00 AM      Nanomedicine for Tumor Targeting and Intracellular Drug Delivery

Lin Zhu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences                                             


11:00 – Noon            Scientific Session II

Moderator: Henry Fadamiro, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Research Strategic Initiatives

Texas A&M University


11:00 – 11:20 AM      Positive Allosteric Modulators of the Cannabinoid CB1 Receptor as
                                     Novel Non-addictive Pain Relivers

Dai Lu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


11:20 – 11:40 AM      Clinical Implementation of Pharmacogenomics and Artificial Intelligence Tools

Sara Rogers, PharmD., BCPS

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice


11:40 – 12:00 AM      E=Environment, Epigenetics, and Endocrinology

Mahua Choudhury, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


12:00 – 1:00 PM        Lunch


1:00 – 2:15 PM          Scientific Session III

Moderator: Radcliff, Tiffany, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Research, School of Public Health


1:00 – 1:30 PM          Guest Speaker

Population-Based Safety Research in Geriatrics

Rajender R. Aparasu, Ph.D.

Musty and Sanober Lokhandwala Endowed Professor and

Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy University of Houston  


1:35 – 1:55 PM          Effective but Not Cost-effective: the Price Impact of New Cancer Drugs

Lixian Zhong, Ph.D.

                                    Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


1:55 – 2:15 PM          Evaluation of Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Training Progress Efficacy in
                                    Targeted Community Participants

                                    Joy Alonzo, ME, Pharm.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice


2:20 – 3:20 PM          Scientific Session IV: Rapid Fire Presentations

Moderator: Kelley Wilson, Ph.D

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Education


2:20 – 2:35 PM          Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER), a Potential Therapeutic Target for Mutant p53 Colorectal Cancer

Ashish Tyagi, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


2:35 – 2:50 PM          Resident: Best poster presentation


2:50 – 3:05 PM          Grad Student: Best poster presentation


3:05 – 3:20 PM          Post-doctoral Scholar: Best poster presentation


3:20 –  3:30 PM         Closing Remarks

Chendil Damodaran, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences


3:30 – 3:50 PM          Coffee/Refreshment Break


3:50 PM                     Award Ceremony

Jon Mogford, Ph.D.

                                    Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President

Texas A&M Health

Specifications for Poster Presentations

  • The maximum poster size will be limited to 47 by 71 inches in landscape orientation
  • Posters can be smaller than this maximum size
  • Supplies for mounting the posters to the boards will be provided
  • It is recommended that you hand-carry your poster to the conference, using tubular packaging or a portfolio case. Costs associated with creating and shipping the poster display will be the responsibility of the authors
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