Seminars and Events

Spring 2010 Seminar Series

Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
Sanger Hall, Room 3-016

January 20

      Twenty-First Annual Distinguished Lecturer

Bert Sakmann , M.D., , Ph.D., Director, Max-Planck-Florida Institute (Host: Dr. Louis DeFelice)

Title: Anatomy and Physiology of Decision Making in a Rodent Brain                             

January 27

Glenn I. Fishman, M.D., The Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology, NYU School of Medicine (Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis)
Title:Regulation of the Heartbeat

February 3

Eric B. Gonzales, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology and NeuroscienceUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth(Host: Dr. Carlos Escalante)
Title:Title: Architecture of Acid Sensing Ion Channels and P2X Receptors

February 10


Jian Yang, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University(Host: Dr. Lei Zhou) 
Title:  An Odd Trip to the Assembly of a Receptor/Ion Channel Complex

February 17

Nicole Schmitt, Ph.D., Danish Arrhythmia Research Center, University of Copenhagen (Host: Gea-Ny Tseng) 
Title:   Composition and Trafficking of the IKs Potassium Channel Complex

February 24

No Seminar
(Biophysical Meeting in San Francisco, February 20 – 24)

March 3

James P. Bennett, Jr. M.D., Ph., Department of Neurology, VCU School of Medicine (Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis)
Title: How to Solve the Energy Crisis of Aging: More Horsepower and Cleaner Engines

March 10

Francisco Bezanilla, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago (Host: Dr. Scott Ramsey)
Title: Sensing Voltage by Membrane Proteins

March 17

No Seminar
(Spring Break)

March 24

Herbert H. Lipowsky, Ph.D., Department of Bioengineering, Penn State University (Host: Dr. ivo Torres)
Title: TBA

March 31 Marthe Howard, Ph.D., Department of Neurosciences, University of Toledo(Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis) 
Title: Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Autonomic neuron Development

April 1

Special Seminar: Thursday, 3:30 PM in Sanger Hall Room 4-026

Joseph Margiotta, Ph.D., Department of Neurosciences, University of Toledo(Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis) 
Title: TBA

April 7

Ming Zhou, Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics,Columbia University Medical Center (Host: Dr. Qinglian Liu)
Title:   Structure and Function of Urea Transporters

April 14 Garrett J. Gross, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Host: Dr. Rakesh Kukreja)
Title:  CYP450: A New Endogenous Cardioprotective Pathway
April 21

Aneel Aggarwal, Ph.D., Department of Structural and Chemical BiologyMount Sinai School of Medicine (Host: Dr. Diomedes Logothetis) 
Title: TBA

April 28

Keith Jones, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, University of Cincinnati(Host: Dr. Rakesh Kukreja)
Title:  Remote Nociceptor-induced Conditioning: Using the Power of the Skin to Protect the Heart

May 5

Richard N. Kitsis, M.D., Einstein-Montefiore Center for Cardiovascular Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City (Host: Dr. Fadi Saloum)
Title:  TBA

May 12 Larry Shapiro, Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute (Host: Dr. Qinglian Liu)
Title:  TBA
May 19 Ann Beyer, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology, University of Virginia (Host: Dr. Jason Rife)
Title:  TBA
May 26 Mark Miller, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico (Host: Dr. Alexandre Fabiato)
Title:  TBA
June 9 Robert Margolskee, M.D., Ph.D., Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA (Host: Dr. Vijay Lyall)
Title:  TBA
June 16 Shobha Ghosh , Ph.D., Department of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care Division, VCU School of Medicine (Host: Dr. Vijay Lyall)
Title:  TBA
June 23 Jeremy B. Tuttle, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, University of Virginia School of Medicine (Host: Dr. Liya Qiao)
Title:  TBA