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Functional Selectivity: from Theory to Reality

Saturday, May 6th, 2017
University at Buffalo 

Preliminary Program

Morning Session – NYPS Graduate Students and Keynote Speaker

8:00 – 8:40 am   Registration – Poster Set Up (8:00 – 8:15) – Continental Breakfast – UB Center for Arts Atrium  
8:15 – 8:40 am  Poster Review and Vendor Exhibits – UB Center for Arts Atrium 
8:40 – 8:45 am  Greeting and Opening Remarks
UB Center for Arts Auditorium
Jun-Xu Li, Ph.D. – NYPS President 
8:45 – 9:45 am   Graduate Student Presidential Symposium
UB Center of Arts
Moderator – Raj Rajnarayanan, Ph.D. – NYPS SecretaryTreasurer 
9:45 – 10:45 am   Poster Review, Vendor Exhibits, and Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:45 am  Early Career Scientist Symposium
UB Center for Arts Auditorium
Moderator – Paul J. Kammermeier, Ph.D. – NYPS Past President
  • Dr. Ying Xu, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, SUNY at Buffalo
    “Targeting PDE2 for cognitive improvement and neuronal stress remodeling”
  • Dr. Stewart Clark, Assistant Professor, SMBS, SUNY at Buffalo
    “Development of Neuropeptide S Receptor Targeted Compounds as Potential     
    Therapies for Anxiety-Related Disorders”
  • Dr. Yaoying Ma,  Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology,  SUNY Binghamton.
    “The Yin and Yang of Drug Addiction”
11:45 am – 1:00 pm   Lunch, Poster Review, Vendor Exhibits – UB Center for Arts Atrium 

Afternoon Session – Plenary Symposium

1:00 – 3:30 pm 

 “Functional Selectivity: from Theory to Reality”
Moderator – JunXu Li, Ph.D. – NYPS President
UB Center for Arts Auditorium 


  • Dr. Richard Mailman, Professor, Pennsylvania State University
    “Bias in science: it’s OK with functional selectivity”
  • Dr. William Clarke, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    “Functional selectivity of ligands at Kappa Opioid Receptors (KOR) expressed in peripheral pain-sensing neurons in vivo and ex vivo”
  • Dr. Jonathan Javitch, Columbia University
    “Old dogs with new tricks: G Protein-Coupled Receptors in Depression and Motivation”

Pharmacology Education – Panel Discussion 

  • Dr. Lauren Purington,   Assistant Professor, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    Discussant: From Functional Selectivity to Pharmacology Education: Bringing the Research to the Classroom
3:30 – 4:00 pm 

Award Presentations and Final Comments
Jun-Xu Li, Ph.D. – NYPS President 

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