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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

Trainee Career Development Series – Part 4: Preparing Yourself for Successful Hiring

Friday, January 22, 2021

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Regardless of the job you choose, it is important to be knowledgeable about, and position yourself well for, the recruitment and hiring process. In most cases, the content and presentation of your application materials plays a significant role in being selected for an interview. In this session you will gain insights from newly-hired and experienced faculty at comprehensive universities, as well as an R&D scientist who has worked for almost 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry.  They will share what is required of a successful application and how your application may be reviewed by search committees, recruiters, and others. The goal of this session is to bring clarity to the hiring processes in both industry and academia. Questions from trainees before, during, and after the session are strongly encouraged.


Pamela Hornby, PhD, Janssen Pharmaceutical R&D, PA

Ram Kandasamy, PhD, California State University, East Bay, CA


Pamela Hornby, PhD, Janssen Pharmaceutical R&D, PA

David Jewett, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, WI

Ram Kandasamy, PhD, California State University, East Bay, CA

Pat Abrahams, PhD, Montgomery County Community College, PA

Coronavirus Series – Part 3: A Superantigenic Region in SARS-CoV-2 Spike and Its Immunotherapeutic Consequences: Lessons Learned from Recent Computations and Experiments

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

More information coming soon.


Ivet Bahar, PhD - Distinguished Professor & John K. Vries Chair, Department of Computational & Systems Biology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

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Professional Development Series – Part 3: Publishing Opportunities for Pharmacology Educators

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ET

In this session, pharmacology educators will learn about scholarly opportunities in Pharmacology Research and Perspectives (PR&P), an official journal of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) and the British Pharmacological Society (BPS). Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a conversation with Editor in Chief, Dr. Michael Jarvis.

In addition, the session will utilize breakout rooms to discuss collaborations among pharmacology educators and brainstorm potential publications such as Pharmacology Education Special Issues and Invited Perspectives.


Gagani Athauda, MD - Florida International University
Katharina Brandl, PhD - University of California - San Diego
Jayne Reuben, PhD - Texas A & M University College of Dentistry 


Michael Jarvis, PhD - Deputy Editor in Chief, Pharmacology Research & Perspectives


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 Scientist Series

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The ASPET 2020 Focus on Pharmacology Series is brought to you with the generous support of Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Learn more about their Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Last Updated: January 14, 2021

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