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