2008-2009 Distinguished Lecture Series in Physiology

Each year the Department of Physiology invites distinguished researchers to present their work on topics broadly related to physiology. Topics range from those closely aligned with the research interests of the department to areas of interest to researchers across the UC Davis campus and the UC Davis School of Medicine. All seminars are held at 10 a.m. in the Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility Auditorium, room 1005.

September 5, 2007
Lecture: Phospholipid regulation of the Na/bicarbonate cotransporter NBCe1
Speaker: Mark Bevensee, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

September 19, 2008
Lecture: Molecular mechanisms of touch and pain in mammals
Speaker: Diana Bautista, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

October 3, 2008
Lecture: G-protein coupled receptors modulate ion channels and many other cellular functions through phosphoinositide lipid signals
Speaker: Bertil Hille, Ph.D., University of Washington

November 7, 2008
Lecture: New Perspectives on PIP2 in cardiac myocytes
Speaker: Donald Hilgemann, Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

December 5, 2008
Lecture: KATP channels: The exciting molecular link between cell metabolism, diabetes and cardiac arrhythmias
Speaker: Colin G. Nichols, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

January 9, 2009
Lecture: Regulation of cellular excitability by modulation of background channels: mechanisms and physiological roles
Speaker: Douglas Bayliss, Ph.D., University of Virginia Health System

January 23, 2009
Lecture: Recent Advances in Cone Photoreceptor Physiology
Speaker: Edward N. Pugh, Jr., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

February 6, 2009
Lecture: Modulation of potassium channels by free heme and heme degradation products
Speaker: Toshinori Hoshi Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

May 1, 2009
Lecture: Calcium signals in lymphocyte activation and disease
Speaker: Stefan Feske, M.D., New York University

May 15, 2009
Lecture: Synaptic vesicle trafficking and its impact on neurotransmission
Speaker: Ege Kavalali, Ph.D., U.T. Southwestern Medical Center