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 Fall 2014 Schedule (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)

March 23, 2015
Rubenstein Aud.
Smilow Center

Jeffrey I Gordon M.D.
Washington University School of Medicine

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

October 1, 2015
Rubenstein Aud.
Smilow Center

Brian Kobilka, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine

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

April 27, 2015
Rubenstein Aud.
Smilow Center

Joseph M. DeSimone, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina


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/