2009 - 2010 Distinguished Lecture Series in Physiology

Seminars are typically held at 10 a.m. in the Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility Auditorium, Room 1005 unless otherwise noted below.

December 10, 2009
Lecture: "Hypothesis-driven computational biology: Translating the computer to the benchtop"
Speaker: Randen Patterson, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State Universtiy

February 4, 2010
Lecture: "Heavy metal homeostasis: Acquisition of essential trace elements and extrusion of toxic compounds"
Speaker: Oded Lewinson, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

February 18, 2010
Lecture: "Ion transport, endocytosis and autism"
Speaker: Christopher Brett, Ph.D., University of Washington

February 25, 2010
Lecture: "Understanding gating mechanisms: A structural , functional and dynamic approach"
Speaker: Sudha Chakrapani, Ph.D., University of Chicago

March 4, 2010
Lecture: "Bi-directional communication between L-type Ca2+ channels and ryanodine receptors in skeletal muscle"
Speaker: Roger A. Bannister, Ph.D., University of Colorado-Denver

March 15, 2010
Lecture: "Ion channel structure prediction using the rosetta-membrane method"
Speaker: Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy, Ph.D., University of Washington

March 18, 2010
Lecture: "Investigating a new member of the voltage-gated family of proteins, Ci-VSP"
Speaker: Susy C. Kohout, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

March 29, 2010
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lecture: "Understanding the role of individual nAChR subtypes in the Mammalian Central Nervous System"
Speaker: Ryan Drenan, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

April 8, 2010
Lecture: "Function of a potassium channel with a single Voltage-sensing gate-keeper"
Speaker: Dominique G. Gagnon, Ph.D., University of Chicago