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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


Sam Mesiano, PhD
Sam Mesiano, PhD
Feb. 25, 2019 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Exploiting the molecular biology of progesterone to prevent preterm birth"


Elizabeth G. Damato, PhD, CPNP, RN
Elizabeth G. Damato, PhD, CPNP, RN
Feb. 26, 2019 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
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DCAPT SEMINAR - POSTPONED TO A DATE TO BE DETERMINED

"You can never be too rich, too thin, or have too much oxygen...Or can you??"


Sharona Gordon, PhD
Sharona Gordon, PhD
March 11, 2019 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Sudha Chakrapani, PhD

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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"No gain, no pain: phosphoinositide regulation of TRPV1 ion channels"


Alicia McDonough, PhD, FAHA
Alicia McDonough, PhD, FAHA
March 18, 2019 4 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD

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7TH ANNUAL ULRICH HOPFER LECTURE

"Maintaining Balance under Pressure: renal adaptations to angiotensin II hypertension in females and males"


Adam W. Smith, PhD
Adam W. Smith, PhD
March 25, 2019 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
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DCAPT SEMINAR

"Spatial regulation of receptor tyrosine kinases"


Carlos T. Moraes, PhD
Carlos T. Moraes, PhD
April 1, 2019 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Sudha Chakrapani, PhD

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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Developing Genetic Treatments for Mitochondrial DNA Diseases"


Jing-Qiong Kang, MD, PhD
Jing-Qiong Kang, MD, PhD
April 22, 2019 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Tingwei Mu, PhD

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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Pathophysiology of GABAA receptor mutations associated with variable epilepsy syndromes"


Richard W. Pastor, PhD
Richard W. Pastor, PhD
May 6, 2019 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Matthias Buck

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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Membrane Permeability"


Recent Seminars


George B. Richerson, MD, PhD
George B. Richerson, MD, PhD
Feb. 18, 2019 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD

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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

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


Shirley ShiDu Yan, MD
Shirley ShiDu Yan, MD
Feb. 11, 2019 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Xin Qi, PhD

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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Targeting Mitochondria as a Potential Therapeutic Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease"


Christopher I. Richards, PhD
Christopher I. Richards, PhD
Jan. 28, 2019 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Tingwei Mu, PhD

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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Brain region specific single molecule imaging of nicotinic receptors"


Xiaolei Xu, PhD
Xiaolei Xu, PhD
Jan. 14, 2019 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Julian E. Stelzer, PhD

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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Discover New Genes and Therapies for Cardiomyopathy via Zebrafish Genetics"


Michael K. Rosen, PhD
Michael K. Rosen, PhD
Dec. 17, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Physical Mechanisms of Cell Organization on Micron Length Scales"


Ryan Hibbs, PhD
Ryan Hibbs, PhD
Dec. 10, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Tingwei Mu, PhD

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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Architecture and mechanism of pentameric neurotransmitter receptors"


Brett A. Colson, PhD
Brett A. Colson, PhD
Dec. 3, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Julian E. Stelzer, PhD

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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Myofilament interactions of cardiac myosin-binding protein C N-terminal domains"


Jil C. Tardiff, MD, PhD
Jil C. Tardiff, MD, PhD
Nov. 26, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Ranganath Mamidi, PhD

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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Developing a Fully Integrative Approach to Define the Molecular Pathogenesis of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopath"


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

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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Organelle targeting of tail-anchored proteins"


Joshua S. Chappie, PhD
Joshua S. Chappie, PhD
Nov. 12, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Rajesh Ramachandran, PhD

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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Structural characterization of a nucleotide-powered endonuclease complex involved in bacterial defense"


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

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


Julio Cordero-Morales, PhD
Julio Cordero-Morales, PhD
Oct. 29, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Sudha Chakrapani, PhD

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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"The Role of Bioactive Lipids in Transient Receptor Potential Channels Function"


Radu Aricescu, PhD
Radu Aricescu, PhD
Oct. 24, 2018 4 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Sudha Chakrapani, PhD

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FRONTIERS IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES LECTURE

"Human GABAA Receptor Structures and Signaling Mechanisms"


Ardeschir Vahedi-Faridi, PhD
Ardeschir Vahedi-Faridi, PhD
Oct. 22, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Towards a structural understanding of aquaporin function and activation: a hybrid Electron microscopic and X-ray crystallographic approach"


Wah Chiu, PhD
Wah Chiu, PhD
Oct. 17, 2018 1 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Sudha Chakrapani, PhD

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SPECIAL DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Cryo-EM, an imaging tool beyond crystallography"


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

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


Gary A.  Lorigan, PhD
Gary A. Lorigan, PhD
Oct. 8, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
School of Medicine E501
Hosted by: Sudha Chakrapani, PhD

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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

"Magnetic Resonance Studies of Membrane Proteins"


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

"New ideas in glaucoma therapeutics"


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

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


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

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DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

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


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

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4TH ANNUAL MATTHEW N. LEVY LECTURE

"Heart Failure: Two Inflammatory Tales"



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