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8th Annual Ulrich Hopfer Lecture
March 2, 2020 4 p.m.

Robert M. Carey, M.D., M.A.C.P., Dean Emeritus and Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, will gve the 8th Annual Ulrich Hopfer Lecture on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 4:00 in SOM E-501, hosted by Dr. Walter Boron and Dr. Ulrich Hopfer.

The title of Dr. Carey's lecture is "Defective renal AT2 receptor signaling in hypertension."

Dr. Carey will also meet and dine with facutly members, postdocs, and Ph.D. students during his visit, and a reception in his honor will held in the Department 5th floor lobby immediately prior to his lecture.

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics hosts the Hopfer lecture each March to honor Professor Emeritus Ulrich Hopfer, M.D., Ph.D.

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DISSERTATION DEFENSE: Michael Babinchak
March 20, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Michael Babinchak, a Medical Scientist Training Program Ph.D. candidate mentored by and in the lab of Dr. Wïtold Surewicz, will publicly defend his doctoral dissertation on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in SOM E-501.

The title of Michael's dissertation is "Pathological aggregation and liquid-liquid phase separation of TDP-43 in neurodegenerative disease."

A reception in honor of the newly minted Ph.D. will follow the defense in the Department's fifth floor bridge area.

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Open House for Post-Bacc Medical Physiology Program
April 18, 2020 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Department will host an Open House for all students, parents, and undergraduate advisors interested in learning more about the M.S. in Medical Physiology Post-Bacc program on Saturday, April 18, 2020.  A full day of activities is scheduled.

For more information:  https://physiology.case.edu/education/department-open-house/

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Medical Physiology Graduation Reception
May 16, 2020 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

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Open House for Post-Bacc Medical Physiology Program
June 20, 2020 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Department will hosted an Open House for all students, parents, and undergraduate advisors interested in learning more about the M.S. in Medical Physiology Post-Bacc program on Saturday, June 20, 2020.  A full day of activities was held.

For more information:  https://physiology.case.edu/education/department-open-house/

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Post-Bacc Application Deadline
July 15, 2020

July 15th, 2020 is the deadline for submitting applications for the MS in Medical Physiology Program (Post-Bacc Program).  The admissions committee will review your application once it is complete and all application materials are received.  If you have any questions, please contact the program at msmpadmissions@case.edu. Contact us if you need assistance.

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2020 Medical Physiology Program Retreat
Jan. 10, 2020

The Medical Physiology program held its annual retreat at the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom on Friday, January 10, 2020.  Medical Physiology students attended sessions and seminars on preparing applications for professional school.

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DPB Annual Holiday Party
Dec. 14, 2019 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

The Department hosted its annual holiday party on Saturday, December 14 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Botanical Garden in University Circle.  The Botanical Garden is currently holding its annual GLOW event, to which our guests had exclusive access during the party.

Catering was provided by Bon Appétit and a string ensemble provided seasonal music.

Santa Claus was available for pictures and passed out presents to the kids.

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Dr. Leslie Leinwand of the University of Colorado gives the 5th Annual Matthew N. Levy Lecture
Oct. 31, 2019 1:30 p.m.

 

Leslie Leinwand, Ph.D., F.A.H.A., Distinguished Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology (MCDB) and the Chief Scientific Officer of the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado, gave the 5th Annual Department of Physiology and Biophysics Matthew N. Levy Lecture on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in SOM E-501.

The title of Dr. Leinwand's lecture was “Myosin myopathies: mechanisms of pathogenesis and paths to therapeutics.”

A reception in Dr. Leinwand's honor followed the lecture.

The late Dr. Matthew Levy was a gifted, dedicated teacher and scientist who influenced countless students, conducted groundbreaking research on heart function and its relationship to the autonomic nervous system, and who co-authored one of the most influential texts on physiology. Each autumn, beginning with a daylong symposium in 2014, the Department honors the memory of Dr. Levy and his accomplishments.

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Congratulations to Dr. Hanna Zhang !
Oct. 18, 2019 12:30 p.m.

Hanna Zhang, a Ph.D. candidate in the lab of Dr. John Kirwan, publicly defended her doctoral dissertation on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in SOM E-501.

The title of Hanna's dissertation is “Growth differentiation factor-15 is a contraction-induced myokine that maintains glucose homeostasis in obesity and type 2 diabetes”.

A reception was held in Dr. Zhang's honor following the defense.

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Department 18th Annual Retreat
Sept. 19, 2019 - Sept. 20, 2019

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics held its18th annual retreat at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, OH on Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20.

Facutly, postdocs, Ph.D. and M.S. graduate students, and research staff attended.

Scientific poster award winners were:

Ph.D. students:  1st Place - Quiye Li, Surewicz lab;  2nd Place - Michael Babinchak, Surewicz lab

Postdocs:  1st Place - Nikhil Bharambe, Ph.D., Ramachandran lab;  2nd Place - Mausita Karmakar, Ph.D., Dubyak lab; 3rd Place - Di Hu, Ph.D., Qi Lab

Research Assistants:  1st Place - Omid Hajihassani, Qi lab

M.S. students:  1st Place - Pooja Madan Mohan, Ramachandran lab;  2nd Place - Gabriel Forbes, Schmaier lab 

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2019 Recknagel Symposium
Sept. 19, 2019

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics annual Recknagel Symposium was held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 during the department’s 18th annual retreat.

Three pre-doctoral students tied for first place for the academic award: Benjamin Dumm and Ling Xu, both from the lab of Dr. Wïtold Surewicz, and Ryan Lingerak, from the lab of Dr. Bing-Cheng Wang.

For the award for the Recknagel oral presentation there was a two-way tie, between Benjamin Dumm and Ling Xu.

The department established the annual Recknagel Symposium in memory of Professor Richard Recknagel, who was Chair of the Department of Physiology from 1976 until 1986 and an admired thinker and investigator who took a keen interest in mentoring young students and faculty.

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