Seminars and Events

Fall 2011 Seminar Series

Thursdays at 4:00 P.M., Sanger Hall, Room 3-016 (except as noted)

August 25

Student Seminar

Mark Mayer, Ph.D., Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology, NICHD

(Host: Vasilis Petrou, Ph.D. Candidate))
Title: Crystallographic Studies on iGluRs: The Molecules of Memory

September 1

No Seminar (Labor Day, September 5)

September 8


Frederick J. Sigworth, Ph.D., Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale School of Medicine

(Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis)
Title: Cryo-EM Structure of a Membrane Protein in a Membrane: The BK Channel

September 15 TBA
September 22

Julio Vergara, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

(Host: Dr. Jose-Miguel Eltit) 
Title:  The Distribution of Ion-Conductive Pathways between the Sarcolemma and the Transverse Tubular System Membranes in Skeletal Muscle Fibers: Implications in Muscle Physiology

September 29

Lois Greene, Ph.D., National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH

(Host: Dr. Qinglian Liu) 
Title: Role of Molecular Chaperones in Clathrin-Mediated Endocytosis

October 6

David Linden, Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering,  Mayo Clinic- Minnesota

(Host: Dr. Liya Qiao)
Title:  Altered Neurophysiology During Experimental Colitis

October 13


October 20

Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy, Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology, University of California–Davis

(Host: Dr. Gea-Ny Tseng)
Title: Structural Basis for GAting Charge Movement in the Voltage Sensor of a Sodium Channel

October 27

Catherine Fox, Ph.D., Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

(Host: Dr. Qinglian Liu) 
Title: Using Yeast Genetics, Genomics and Biochemistry to Understand how DNA Replication Origins are Selected in the Context of Chromatin

November 3

Donald W. Hilgemann, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

(Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis) 
Title: Endocytosis Driven by Lipidic Forces: A New Approach to Membrane Recycling    and Lipid Domains

November 7 (MONDAY)

The Dean’s Biomedical Research Seminar – MSB Auditorium: 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.

Michael Karin, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

(Host: Drs. Sarah Spiegel and Paul Fisher) 
Title: TBA

November 17

Merrit Maduke, Ph.D., Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology  Stanford University School of Medicine

(Host: Dr. Scott Ramsey)
Title:  TBA

November 24

No Seminar (Thanksgiving Holiday)

December 1

Sixteenth Annual Robert W. Ramsey Memorial Lecture

Clara Franzini-Armstrong, Ph.D., Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania

(Host: Dr. Montserrat Samso) 
Title: Components and Interactions of the Supramolecular Complex in Calcium Release Units of Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle

December 8

Eduardo Perozo, Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics, The University of Chicago

(Host: Dr. Carlos Villalba-Galea) 
Title:   Metabolic Sensing in Brain Reward Pathways

December 14 (WEDNESDAY)

The Dean’s Biomedical Research Seminar – MSB Auditorium: 3:30 – 4:30 P.M.

Philip N. Tsichlis, M.D., Molecular Oncology Research Institute, Tufts University Medical Center

(Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis) 
Title: TBA