Seminars and Events

Fall 2014 Seminar Series

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

August 28

John T. Povlishock, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, VCU 
Title: Structural and Functional Evidence for Neocortical Circuit Disruption following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for Brain Reorganization and Repair
(Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis)

September 4 Patrick Tso, Ph.D., Department of Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine, University of Cincinnati
Title: The Role of Apolipoprotein AIV in the Regulation of Glucose Homeostasis 
(Host:  Dr. John Grider)

September 10
The Dean's Biomedical Research Seminar - Baruch Auditorium (Egyptian Building), 3:30-4:30 P.M.

Susan G. Amara, Ph.D., National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland
Title: A New Take on Uptake: Neurotransmitter Transporters & the Cellular Mechanisms of Amphetamine Action
(Host:  Dr. Louis De Felice)

September 18 Heike Wulff, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, University of California, Davis 
Title: Design of Potassium Channel Modulators as Immunosuppressants and For the Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases 
(Host: Dr. Miao Zhang)

September 25
Janina P. Lewis, Ph.D., School of Dentistry, Philips Institute of Oral and Craniofacial Molecular Biology, VCU
Title: Host-Pathogen Interactions in the Oral Cavity: Is Is All about the Iron
(Host: Dr. Carlos Escalante)

October 2
Daniel Coelho, M.D., Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, VCU
Title: Cochlear Implants: Marvels and Models of Neurostimulation
(Host: Dr. Richard Costanzo)

October 9 Faculty Recruitment Seminar - Sanger Hall, Room 2-020

Javier Gonzalez-Maeso, Ph.D., 
Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Title: Structure and function of a GPCR heteromeric complex implicated in schizophrenia
(Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis)
October 16
Brad S. Rothberg, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry, Temple University
Title: Structural Views of Potassium Channel Gating
(Host: Dr. I. Scott Ramsey)

October 23  
Mark Brodie, Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Electrophysiological Studies of Ethanol Effects in the Ventral Tegmental Area: Epigenetic Control of Receptor Trafficking
(Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis)

October 30
Physiology's 2014 Distinguished Lecturer

Charles Zuker, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University
Title: Receptors, Neurons, and Circuits:  The Biology of Mammalian Taste
(Host:  Dr. Vijay Lyall)

November 6
Daniel H. Cox, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, Tufts University 
Title: Stochastic Modeling of a Ca2+ Channel/BKCa Channel Complex
(Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis)

November 20
Edward Egelman, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia
Title: Cryo-EM of Helical Polymers at Near-Atomic Resolution Yields New Insights into Evolutionary Divergence and Conservation
(Host: Dr. Montserrat Samso)

December 4 Elizabeth Miller, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University
Title: Policing Secretion: How Cells Enforce Quality Control in the Endoplasmic Reticulum
(Host: Dr. Qinglian Liu)