Seminars and Events

Fall 2013 Seminar Series

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

August 29


Lutz Birnbaumer, Ph.D., National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH, North Carolina

Title: TRPC Channels: Molecular Makeup and Roles in Health and Disease

(Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis)

September 5 Sandra B. Gabelli, Ph.D., Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University

Title:  Cytoplasmic Regulation of Voltage-gated Na Channels Nav1.5

(Host:  Dr. Carlos Escalante)
September 12

September 26

Xiang-Yang Wang, Ph.D., Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, VCU

Title: Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Potential of Molecular Chaperone and Scavenger Receptor

(Host: Dr. Louis De Felice)


October 3

Yuzo Ninomiya, Ph.D., Kyushu University, Japan

Title: Neural and molecular mechanisms of detection, transmission and modulation of taste signals

(Host: Dr. Vijay Lyall)

October 17

Joseph Landry, Ph.D., Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, VCU

Title: Physical Interactions Between NURF and CTCF Promote Cell-Type-Restricted Gene Expression

(Host: Dr. Carlos Escalante)

October 24 Sergi Ferre, M.D., Ph.D., Integrative Neurobiology Section, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH

Title: Targeting Receptor Heteromers for the Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders

(Host: Jason Younkin and Candice Hatcher, Graduate Students))

October 31

David Fedida, Ph.D., Cardiovascular Research Group, University of British Columbia, Canada

Title: Long QT syndrome Type 1 in a Canadian aboriginal population: from community studies to mechanistic understanding

(Host: Dr. Gea-Ny Tseng)

November 7

Dexian Ye, Ph.D., Department of Physics, VCU

Title: Three-dimensional Complex Nanostructures: Growth, Properties and Applications

(Host: Dr. Montserrat Samso)

November 21

Christopher Ellis, Ph.D., Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

Title:  How Does the Microvasculature Regulate the Distribution of Oxygen to the Capillary Bed?

(Host:  Dr. Roland Pittman)

December 5

Iain M. Morgan, Ph.D., Philips Institute for Oral and Craniofacial Molecular Biology, VCU

Title: Control of Human Papillomavirus 16 DNA Replication by a Cross Talk Between the Viral Replication Factors E1 and E2 and the Host TopBP1-Brd4 Complex

(Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis)