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Focus On Pharmacology: ASPET Virtual Series

ASPET is pleased to present Focus on Pharmacology – a new virtual series presenting high quality, innovative science in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics. Sessions focus on important and timely areas of pharmacology and feature pre-meeting community discussions on ASPETConnect, live and interactive webinars on Zoom, and post-meeting Q&A with the presenters.

This new virtual series is free for all ASPET members. Not a member yet? Sign up now for your membership now.

To register for a session, join the ASPET Focus on Pharmacology community in ASPETConnect.

Upcoming Sessions

Fun Science Day with ASPET Juniors

Hosted by the ASPET Young Scientists Committee

Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM ET

The Young Scientists Committee wants to inspire and engage the next generation of scientists by sharing their research projects in a fun and interactive poster presentation with ASPET Juniors. Speakers will present their research topics in a 5 minute presentation. Children will be encouraged to ask questions and judged the presentations. The session will include a short break after the third speaker where children will have the opportunity to engage in fun activity while learning about science.

The main goal of this activity is to promote scientific awareness among participating children.


Anna Di Staulo, PhD Candidate – University of Illinois at Chicago
“Don't Eat Me: Escaping Immune Detection”

Gisela Camacho Hernandez, PhD  – NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse
“Illuminating the Monoamine Transporters”

Dianicha Santana, PhD Candidate– University of Illinois at Chicago
“Our Bodies Adapt to the Mechanics of Blood Flow” 

Nipuna Weerasinghe, PhD Candidate - University of Arizona

Natalie Jay, PhD Candidate   – University of Buffalo
“The Sunshine Vitamin: Why is Vitamin-D important?”

Previous Session

Trainee Engagement in the Scientific Peer Review Process

Hosted by the ASPET Young Scientists Committee

Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM ET

The event is composed of 2 main components: 1) A 30-40-minute presentation by Dr. Kathryn Meier including polling questions; 2) A 10-20-minute breakout room discussion after which the audience will report back on their discussion and the results of the polls will be shared as well (10 min). The aim of this session is to educate young trainees on the scientific peer review process, introduce ASPET’s new “Reviewer in Training” Program, and spark a broader discussion on how senior investigators can foster trainee involvement in the peer review process.


Kathryn Meier, PhD  – Washington State Univ - Coll of Pharmacy

Prior Sessions

For prior session details and to view session recordings, visit the pages below,

Coronavirus Series

Professional Development Series

Trainee Career Development Series (Hosted by ASPET Mentoring Network)

Young Scientists Committee Series

Young Scientist Research Series

Last Updated: July 27, 2021

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