The Denis Crankshaw Lectureships


Each year, as part of Biology and Pharmacology course work, students from the graduating class have the opportunity to plan a lectureship.  A guest speaker is invited to address topics related to Pharmacology. Students choose a speaker based on their interests and are in charge of every aspect of the lectureship from advertising to running the event itself.


  • The 10th Annual Lectureship - The Diverse Clinical Applications and Mechanisms of Action of "Antipsychotic" Drugs

To be held in March 2017 with guest speaker Herbert Y Meltzer, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, and Physiology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

  • The 9th Annual Lectureship - Molecular Genetic and Pharmacological Approaches to Understanding nAChRs, Nicotine and their Role in Behaviour

Held on March 10th, 2016 with guest speaker Marina Picciotto, PhD., Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, or Neuroscience and Pharmacology; Deputy Chair for Basic Science Research, Dept. of Psychiatry, Yale University

  • The 7th Annual Lectureship - What Academics Bring to Drug Discovery

Held on March 5th, 2014 with guest speaker Richard Neubig, M.D. PhD., Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Michigan State University

  • The 6th Annual Lectureship- Transforming Discovery into Opportunity:  the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) Resources to Translate Academic Research to Novel Therapies

Held on February 12, 2013 with guest speaker Murray Webb, Head, Pharmacology & Toxicology, The Centre for Drug Research and Development, Vancouver, British Columbia

Held on February 14, 2012 with guest speaker Terry Kenakin, PhD., Department of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

       Held on January 26, 2011 with guest speaker Patrick Vallance PhD., GlaxoSmithKline Inc. Vice President Medicines Discovery and Development.

Held on March 4, 2010 with guest speaker Richard Bond PhD., Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston.

  • The 2nd Annual Lectureship - G-protein coupled receptors as oligomeric signalling machines; Insights into the molecular basis of drug efficacy.

Held on January 14, 2009 with guest speaker Michel Bouvier PhD., Professor of Biochemistry, Institute for Reseach in Immunology and Cancer, Université de Montréal.

  • The 1st Lectureship

       Guest speaker Dr. William Catterall.

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