The goal is to bring cutting edge information and distinguished scientists to Mississippi to increase opportunities for students and faculty associated with the center to interact with renown researchers. CORE-NPN will host four nationally and internationally recognized Distinguished Lectureships each year. These lectureships will be incorporated into the structure of existing departmental seminar series.
March 2, 2010 - Steven Childers, Ph.D., Wake Forest University, "Monitoring acute and chronic actions of drugs at G-protein-coupled receptors."
April 9, 2009 - Peter J. Houghton, Ph.D. , St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, “The TOR Pathway in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Cancer.”
February 17, 2009 - Thomas F. Murray, Ph.D , Creighton University Medical Center , “ Discovery and Characterization of Neuroactive Marine Natural Products: Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels as a Common Target”
February 12, 2009 - Craig A. Stockmeier, Ph.D. , University of Mississippi Medical Center , “ “COBRE Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience – Cellular and Molecular Research into the Neuroscience of Depression”
October 7, 2008 - Edward W. Boyer, Ph.D., M.D , University of Massachusetts Medical School “ Department of Emergency Medicine, “Fostering Translational Research” ”
September 19, 2008 - Lawrence J. Marnett, Ph.D , Vanderbilt Institute for Chemical Biology, “ The Chemistry and Biology of COX-2-Selective Oxygenation of Endocannabinoids ”