Laura Sheard Graduate Lecture

In 2012, The University of Washington Pharmacology Department established an annual lecture series in memory of Laura Sheard, an exceptionally talented and highly accomplished graduate student who lost her life in a tragic car accident in Seattle in 2011. To recognize her achievements, the Department of Pharmacology launched the Laura Sheard Graduate Lecture as an annual seminar series.


The Laura Sheard Graduate Lecture
Annual List of Lectures

2012 Take a Deep Breath: Signaling in Plant Epidermal Patterning
Dr. Keiko Torii, Professor, University of Washington

2013 Evolutionary Synthetic Biology: How evolution helps us engineer better drugs (and stuff).
Dr. Eric Gaucher, Associate Professor, Georgia Tech University

2014 Pharmacoperones: A New Therapeutic Approach Unfolding
Dr. P. Michael Conn, Professor, Texas Tech University

2015 Allostery and the Clock: Engineering photoreceptors to tune circadian clock function and develop novel optogenetic tools
Dr. Brian Zoltowski, Assistant Professor, Southern Methodist University

2016 Apoptosis-induced Compensatory Proliferation in Drosophila
Dr. Andreas Bergmann, Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School

2017 Neurovascular Interactions: mechanisms, imaging, therapeutics
Dr. Katerina Akassoglou, Professor, University of California, San Francisco