Department of Pharmacology Seminars

The Department of Pharmacology hosts a speaker each Monday of the academic year at 12:00 Noon. This series features prominent scientists from throughout the country and world in addition to established investigators selected from Penn's outstanding faculty, who present their latest research on a broad range of pharmacology related topics. We encourage all interested faculty, students, and staff to attend. For more information, please contact Kathleen McGlade by phone at 215-898-1184 or via email at

2014 ITMAT Symposium:
Monday and Tuesday, October 13-14, 2014, Smilow Center for Translational Research
Symposium Registration and Information

For symposium inquiries, please contact: Molly Reagan

Pharmacology Seminar Series:
View Spring 2014Schedule (pdf, 84k)

Special Lectureships
The Special Lectureships were established to honor distinguished and illustrious faculty of the Department of Pharmacology. Each spring, three renowned scientists are invited to the School of Medicine to speak on topics of wide-ranging interest. The seminars are designed to further faculty/student interactions and to promote Pharmacology within the School of Medicine.

The Dolan Boyd Pritchett Memorial Lecture [view description] (html)

February 28, 2014
Rubenstein Aud.
Smilow Center

Joseph L. Goldstein, M.D.
UT Southwest Medical Center
A Century of Cholesterol Research: From Plaques to Genes to Statins

The Christian J. Lambertsen Honorary Lecture [view description] (html)

April 7, 2014
Rubenstein Aud.
Smilow Center

Hal Dietz, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Extracellular Matrix in Homeostatic, Autoimmune and Fibrotic Disease Processes

The Carl F. Schmidt Honorary Lecture [view description] (html)

May 5, 2014
Rubenstein Aud.
Smilow Center

Richard A. Flavell, Ph.D., F.R.S.
Yale University School of Medicine
Inflammasome in health, dybiosis and disease


Location/ Contact

All seminars begin at noon in the Smilow Center for Translational Research, Rubenstein Auditorium unless otherwise stated (see PDF schedule for specifcs)

For additional information, please contact: Kathleen: 215-898-1184/