March 22, 2012

Pharmacology forum is March 29

“Genetically modified foods and organisms” will be the theme of the 21st annual Joel G. Hardman Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum on Thursday, March 29.

The forum will begin at 11:45 a.m. with a student poster session in the third-floor breezeway of the Robinson Research Building, then continue at 1 p.m. in 208 Light Hall with presentation of the Faculty Teaching Award and three lectures.

Speakers and their topics include:

• Alison Van Eenennaam, Ph.D., cooperative extension specialist, University of California, Davis, “Ethics of animal biotechnology: Should genetically engineered salmon be allowed?”

• Douglas Gurian-Sherman, Ph.D., senior scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists, “Genetic Engineering of Crops: How does it stack up against other agricultural technologies?”

• Michelle Chang, Ph.D., assistant professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, “Building new chemical function in living organisms.”

The forum is named for Joel Hardman, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology, Emeritus, who chaired the Department of Pharmacology from 1975 to 1990.

For more information, contact Karen Gieg, Pharmacology Graduate Program Coordinator, at 322-1182 or