Seminars and Events

Spring 2011 Seminar Series

Thursdays at 4:00 P.M. 
Sanger Hall, Room 3-016


January 20

Jeanne M. Nerbonne, Ph.D., Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences,Washington University- St. Louis

(Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis)
Title: Multiple Mechanisms Contribute to Repolarization and Remodeling in the Mammalian Heart

January 27

Arin Bhattacharjee, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, The State University of New York at Buffalo

(Host: Dr. Zhe Zhang)
Title:  The Contribution of KNa Channels to DRG Neuron Excitability

February 3

Twenty-second Annual Distinguished Lecturer

Richard W. Tsien, Ph.D., Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology,Stanford University School of Medicine

(Host: Dr. Louis De Felice)
Title: Pivotal Role of Calcium Channels in Excitation-Transcription Coupling and in a Monogenic Form of Autism

February 10

Robert Allen, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

(Host: Dr. John Grider) 
Title:  Has Anyone Ever Done This?

February 17

No Seminar (Cancellation)

February 24

Diego Restrepo, Ph.D., Department of Cell and Developmental Biology,University of Colorado-Denver

(Host: Dr. Vijay Lyall)
Title:  Associative Cortex in the First Olfactory Brain Relay Station

March 3

Leonidas Tsiokas, Ph.D., Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

(Host: Dr. Akbarali)
Title: Primary Cilia and the Cell Cycle

March 10

Richard Aldrich, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, School of Biological SciencesUniversity of Texas at Austin

(Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis)
Title: Gating Mechanisms of SK Calcium-Activated Potassium Channels

March 17

Spring Break

March 24

John S. Olson, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University

(Host: Dr. Roland Pittman) 
Title: Evolution of Hemoglobin Gates and Tunnels: Different Ways to Capture O2

March 31

Matthew Trudeau, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

(Host: Dr. I. Scott Ramsey) 
Title:  N-terminal PAS Domain Interactions Regulate Gating in hERG Potassium

April 7

Hector Viadiu, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, University of California San Diego

(Host: Dr. Carlos Escalante)
Title:  Structural Studies on p53 Regulation

April 14

Georgios Skiniotis, Ph.D., Department of Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan

(Host: Dr. Montserrat Samso) 
Title: Molecular Architecture of a Late 40S Ribosome Assembly Intermediate

April 21

Ivan Araujo, D. Phil., Laboratory of Neurobiology of Feeding, The John B. Pierce Laboratory - An Affiliate of Yale University

(Host: Dr. Vijay Lyall) 
Title:   Metabolic Sensing in Brain Reward Pathways

April 28

S. Stevens Negus., Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, VCU School of Medicine

(Host: Dr. Louis DeFelice)
Title:   Monoamine Releasers as Candidate Medications for the Treatment of Cocaine Addiction               

May 5

William R. Kobertz, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology,  University of Massachusetts Medical School

(Host: Dr. I. Scott Ramsey)
Title:   Chemistry, Carbohydrates and K+ Channels: The Sweet Science

May 12

Alonzo Ross, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School

(Host: Dr. Carlos Villalba-Galea)
Title:   Enhancing Glioma Chemotherapy by Suppressing Notch Signalling

May 19

William Weis, Ph.D., Department of Structural Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine

(Host: Dr. Carlos Escalante)
Title:  Mechanism of G Protein-Coupled Receptor Activation

May 26

Seminar Cancelled

June 2

Dirk Gillespie, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Biophysics and Physiology, Rush University

(Host: Dr. Montserrat Samso) 
Title: Physiological Insights from Ryanodine Receptor Modeling

June 9

Hao Wu, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

(Host: Dr. Qinglian Liu) 
Title: Digital Switches in Signal Transduction: Structural Basis of NF-kB Activation by Toll-like Receptors

June 16

Fievos L. Christofi, Ph.D., Department of Anesthesiology, Ohio State University

(Host: Dr. Murthy Karnam) 
Title: TBA

June 23

Charalabos Pothoulakis, M.D., Division of Digestive Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

(Host: Dr. Liya Qiao) 
Title: Neuropeptides, Mesenteric Fat and Intestinal Inflammation

June 30

Ariel L. Escobar, Ph.D., School of Engineering at University of California, Merced

(Host: Dr. Carlos Villalba-Galea)
Title:  TBA

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