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  • Thumbnail September 6, 2017 PharmTalk: How to Make the Best of Your Experience on Capitol Hill: Tips from ASPET Washington Fellows Alumni
    If you read this blog, chances are that you are at least somewhat aware of the amazing opportunity ASPET offers to gain experience in public policy, known as the Washington Fellows program.
  • Thumbnail July 21, 2017 PharmTalk: CRISPR-Cas9 and the Brain: Commentary From a Symposium Speaker at the ASPET Annual Meeting
    Whether or not you were able to attend the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2017 (EB 2017) in Chicago, I have no doubt that you have heard of the CRISPR-Cas9 system and its potential applications in the field of biomedical research. In this interview, we will talk with newly minted PhD recipient and “CRISPR-Cas9 Revolution in Pharmacology” invited symposium speaker at ASPET…
  • Thumbnail June 27, 2017 PharmTalk: Young Pharmacologist Committees at Home and Abroad, Part II
    We are now proud to bring you the second half of our young pharmacologist committee interview series. In the first half,  we introduced ASPET Young Scientists Committee (YSC) chair, Karen Tonsfeldt, and the Young Pharmacologists Advisory Group (YPAG) representative Laura Ajram, who met at Pharmacology 2016, the British Pharmacological Society’s (BPS) annual meeting. Karen and Laura gave…
  • Thumbnail May 1, 2017 PharmTalk: EB2017: How to Make a Difference Through Advocacy
    With the March for Science having overlapped with the first Saturday of EB 2017, I’m sure many attendees might have wondered if there is anything else they could do to get their voices heard by the government of this great nation. It just so happened that another event held on Tuesday morning helped to answer this exact question, with a session entitled “Science and Government: How to …
  • Thumbnail May 1, 2017 PharmTalk: EB2017: Julius Axelrod Awards in Pharmacology Lecture
    Tuesday morning at EB brought us a wonderful session by the 2016 Julius Axelrod award winner in pharmacology, Dr. Paul A. Insel from UC San Diego. Dr. Insel was introduced by colleague Dr. Joan Heller Brown, and gave the audience a brief overlook of his extensive contributions to the field of pharmacology, which include 300 peer reviewed papers and over 150 invited chapters and reviews on the expr…
  • Thumbnail April 26, 2017 PharmTalk: EB2017: The CRISPR-Cas9 Revolution in Pharmacology
    Monday morning kicked into high gear with a wide variety of sessions to choose from, including one on the way CRISPR-Cas9 has revolutionized the field of pharmacology. Since before the session even began, the meeting room was completely packed, and even standing room in the back was limited, to say the least. After a brief introduction by chair Karen Tonsfeldt, Dr. Charles Gersbach from Duke Unive…
  • Thumbnail April 25, 2017 PharmTalk: EB2017: ASPET Student/Post Doc Poster Competition and Mixer
    The ASPET student and postdoc poster competition was held on Sunday 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 in room W375d of the McCormick convention center. This event had dozens of some of ASPET’s brightest young minds presenting their research in hopes for winning an award. Check back for more on the winners later, after the meeting. Immediately after the poster competition, the ASPET student and post doc…
  • Thumbnail April 25, 2017 PharmTalk: EB2017: Highlighting ASPET members from Sunday’s poster session
    Sunday’s ASPET poster session was a great hit, with most of the poster presenters regularly engaged in constructive discussions with other attendees visiting their poster. Many laboratories both domestic and from abroad were very well represented, making it difficult to hone in on just one to talk about. Here we discuss a brief overview of two graduate students, Aleena Arakaki and Cara Rada,…
  • Thumbnail April 24, 2017 PharmTalk: EB2017: ASPET Graduate Student-Postdoctoral Colloquium
    This year’s colloquium provided attendees with an in depth look at a subject that has the power to strike fear into the hearts of many (including this writer) and yet is an essential part of being a member of the scientific community. This subject, dear readers, is the art of effective science communication. The colloquium featured presentations from three speakers, along with a short Q&…
  • Thumbnail April 23, 2017 PharmTalk: EB2017: Welcome Reception
    At the end of an eventful official first day of EB 2017, attendees from all societies could unwind at the first ever inter-disciplinary welcome reception. The event was held in the Skyline Ballroom W375E from 7 pm until 8:30 pm, and it was impressive to see just how many people this event brought together. Light refreshments were served, including hamburger sliders and cheese plates, and attendees…
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