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Focus On Pharmacology: ASPET Virtual Series

ASPET is pleased to present Focus on Pharmacology – a virtual series presenting high quality, innovative science in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics. Sessions focus on important and timely areas of pharmacology and career development and feature live and interactive webinars on Zoom as well as community discussions on ASPETConnect.

Focus on Pharmacology virtual sessions are 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

Focus on Pharmacology: Current Advances in Drug Metabolism Part 3

Hosted by the ASPET Division for Drug Metabolism and Disposition (DMDD)

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET


The DMDD Quarterly Webinar Series is intended to stimulate idea exchange and communication among DMDD members and to promote career development of young scientists in the field of drug metabolism and disposition. Join us for this session where our featured junior scientists will discuss recent advancements in the pharmacology of targeting cytochrome P450 enzymes to treat human disease and a novel single-cell proteomics technology and its application in understanding drug-induced hepatotoxicity.


  • Haojie Zhu, PhD - University of Michigan
  • Joanne Wang, PhD - University of Washington


  • Yuting Yuan, PhD Candidate – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Single-cell Proteomics as a Tool for Understanding Drug-induced Hepatotoxicity
  • Simone Brixius-Anderko, PhD - University of Pittsburgh
    Targeting Cytochrome P450 Enzymes to Treat Human Disease


Focus on Pharmacology: RNAscope: RNA in Situ hybridization Made (Relatively) Easy

Hosted by the ASPET Division for Molecular Pharmacology (MP)

Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

This session will be about RNA in situ hybridization – a powerful alternative to immunohistochemistry. It allows you to determine which genes are expressed in specific cells or tissue. It is particularly useful when good antibodies for your protein are not available. The technique itself is not very new, but RNA in situ hybridization used to be a very tricky to perform. Because of that many people stay away from it. RNAscope changed that and made RNA in situ hybridization accessible to many labs. Many researchers wanting to know spatial expression of specific genes will benefit from this session. Pros and cons of this technique will be discussed, and members of the audience can ask the questions at the end.


  • Nina Tsvetanova, PhD, Duke University
  • Angeline Lyon, PhD, Purdue University


  • Alexey Pronin, PhD, University of Miami School of Medicine
    RNAscope: RNA in Situ hybridization Made (Relatively) Easy


Previous Session

Focus on Pharmacology: How to Use Social Media and Networking in your Job Search

Hosted by the ASPET Mentoring Network

Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

This webinar will cover the why’s and how’s of professional networking using social media platforms, primarily focused on the goal of optimizing your job search. We will discuss LinkedIn as the primary social media platform for professional networking, including how to optimize your LinkedIn profile. Join us to learn more about how to start your network and begin to look for a new job, or explore a new career using online tools and social media.


Jeffrey Paul, PhD, Jpharm Consulting
Janet Clark, PhD, National Institute of Mental Health IRP/NIH


Prior Sessions

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

Career Development

Educator Resources

Policy & Advocacy


Coronavirus Series

Young Scientist Research Series


Last Updated: May 20, 2022

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