Physiology & Biophysics

Seminars


During the academic year, we sponsor a seminar on most Mondays at 4:00 PM, in the Lecture Hall (E501). We pride ourselves on presenting, at almost every seminar, an eminent scholar from around the country or around the globe.



Upcoming Seminars


DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Chemistry at the membrane: an unnatural approach in a natural setting"

Sharona Gordon, PhD
Hosted by:
Sudha Chakrapani, PhD
April 23, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501


DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Physical Mechanisms of Cell Organization on Micron Length Scales"

Michael K. Rosen, PhD
Hosted by:
Michael Babinchak
April 30, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501


SPECIAL DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Mechanisms of viral capsid assembly and genome packaging"

Xinghong Dai, PhD
May 1, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501



Past Seminars


TECHNICAL TALK

"A mathematical physics and computer science framework for reproducible multiscale modelling in physiology"

Peter J. Hunter, MNZM, DPhil, ME, FIPENZ (Hon.), FRSNZ, FRS
Hosted by:
Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD
April 19, 2018 4 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

FRONTIERS IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES LECTURE

"Cardiac research at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute"

Peter J. Hunter, MNZM, DPhil, ME, FIPENZ (Hon.), FRSNZ, FRS
Hosted by:
Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD
April 18, 2018 4 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

SPECIAL DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Structure and Biology of NMDA receptors"

Hiro Furukawa, PhD
April 17, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Huntingtin Misfolding and Membrane Interaction – Implications for Huntington’s Disease"

Ralf Langen, PhD
Hosted by:
Witold K. Surewicz, PhD
April 16, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Ribosome-Peptide Pas de Deux: Tunnel Vision"

Carol J. Deutsch, PhD
Hosted by:
Tingwei Mu, PhD
April 9, 2018 4 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Bacterial Outer Membranes and Interactions with Membrane Proteins"

Wonpil Im, PhD
Hosted by:
Matthias Buck, MA, DPhil
April 2, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

6TH ANNUAL ULRICH HOPFER LECTURE

"Regulation of Aqp2 gene expression by vasopressin"

Mark A. Knepper, MD, PhD
Hosted by:
Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD
March 19, 2018 4 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Biophysical Contributions to Glomerular Disease Initiation and Progression"

R. Tyler Miller, MD
Hosted by:
Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD
March 12, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

SPECIAL DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Structural studies of macromolecules using electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM)"

Jean-Paul Armache, PhD
March 8, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"To Be or Not To Be: The Triggering of Cell Death Signaling by Protein Oligomerization"

Tianmin Fu, PhD
March 5, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Molecular mechanisms of NMDA receptor function and regulation"

Nami Tajima, PhD
Feb. 26, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E504

DEPARTMENT & CCMSB JOINT SPECIAL SEMINAR

"Lipid-Protein Interactions Through a 'Computational Microscope': Molecular Simulation Studies of Complex Biological Membranes"

Mark S. P. Sansom, DPhil
Hosted by:
Matthias Buck, MA, DPhil
Feb. 23, 2018 noon
School of Medicine E501

SPECIAL DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Trap and Flip": Conformational Snapshots and Mechanism of a Lipid Flippase"

Wei Mi, PhD
Feb. 15, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Structural basis for selective antagonism of Nav channels and ABC transporters"

Jian Payandeh, PhD
Hosted by:
Soumili Chatterjee
Feb. 12, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Properties and regulation of renal ammonia transport by Rh glycoproteins"

Nazih L. Nakhoul, PhD
Hosted by:
Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD
Jan. 29, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"The Molecular Physiology of store-operated CRAC channels"

Murali Prakriya, PhD
Hosted by:
Sudha Chakrapani, PhD
Jan. 22, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Slc4a11: a H+ channel in HCO3- transporter’s clothing"

Mark Parker, PhD
Hosted by:
Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD
Nov. 20, 2017 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Bulk vs Selective: The Mechanisms of Cellular Self-Eating"

Steven K. Backues, PhD
Hosted by:
Rajesh Ramachandran, PhD
Nov. 13, 2017 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Life at the interface is occasionally unstable"

Ashutosh Agrawal, PhD
Hosted by:
Rajesh Ramachandran, PhD
Nov. 6, 2017 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Microtubules as Disease Modifiers and Therapeutic Targets in Striated Muscle"

Chris Ward, PhD
Hosted by:
Jessica M. Berthiaume, PhD
Oct. 30, 2017 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501



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