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


4TH ANNUAL MATTHEW N. LEVY LECTURE

"Heart Failure: Two Inflammatory Tales"

Joseph A. Hill, MD, PhD
Hosted by:
Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD
Sept. 7, 2018 1:30 p.m.
School of Medicine E501

Cardiovascular disease is evolving rapidly such that its acutely lethal, atherothrombotic manifestations are being transformed into more chronic conditions. More and more people are surviving their heart attacks, resuming productive lives but now with an injured heart. The global pandemics of hypertension and obesity-induced diabetes are making major contributions, as well. As a result, much of the future of cardiovascular disease centers around heart failure. We will explore mechanisms involved in both heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), focusing specifically on inflammatory pathways. Inflammation has been held to contribute to many forms of cardiovascular disease, and it has emerged recently as a viable target in atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction. We will discuss recent observations from our lab pointing to inflammatory events in heart failure, uncovering previously unknown mechanisms and potential therapeutic avenues.


DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Functional dynamics via high-power relaxation dispersion: Molecular recognition, hierarchy of motions, and allostery"

Donghan Lee, PhD
Hosted by:
Matthias Buck, MA, DPhil
Sept. 10, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501


DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"The Challenge of Immature Respiratory Control Superimposed Upon an Immature Preterm Lung"

Richard J. Martin, MD
Sept. 24, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501


DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"TBA"

Carol Toris, PhD
Oct. 1, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501


DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Critical windows of respiratory system development - adverse consequences to early life insults"

Peter MacFarlane, PhD
Oct. 15, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501


DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Autonomic Modulation of Venous Capacitance in the Pathophysiology of Acute HF"

Mark E. Dunlap, MD
Nov. 5, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501


DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Organelle targeting of tail-anchored proteins"

Cory Dunn, PhD
Hosted by:
Rajesh Ramachandran, PhD
Nov. 19, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501


DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"The retrotrapezoid nucleus: A site for chemoreceptors or just a relay for other pH sensors?"

George B. Richerson, MD, PhD
Hosted by:
Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD
March 25, 2019 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501



Past Seminars


SPECIAL DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Purinergic Regulation of Renal Na+ Excretion and Blood Pressure"

James D. Stockand, PhD
Hosted by:
Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD
July 16, 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

DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"POSTPONED UNTIL 12/17/2018: 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

DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"POSTPONED TO A DATE TBD: 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

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



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