2013 - 2014 Distinguished Lecture Series in Physiology

Seminars are Wednesdays 11am in the Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility Auditorium. Student and post-doc lunch with speaker following seminar is in Tupper Hall Room 2433. Journal club discussing speaker's research Tuesday prior at noon is in Tupper Hall Room 2433.

Contact: Jon Sack <jsack@ucdavis.edu>, Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy <yarovoy@ucdavis.edu>.

January 14, 2014
(2:30 p.m.)
Lecture: "Single Particle cryo-EM structures of TRPV1 ion channels" (PDF)
Speaker: Yifan Cheng, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

February 13, 2014
(1 p.m.)
Lecture: "Computational Structural Pharmacology and Toxicology of Sodium Channels" (PDF)
Speaker: Boris Zhorov, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University

February 14, 2014
(2 p.m.)
Lecture: "Lipid-dependent gating of a voltage-gated potassium channel" (PDF)
Speaker: Qiu-Xing Jiang, Ph.D., Department of Cell Biology, The University of Texas Southwestern

February 26, 2014
Lecture: "Structural and Chemical Biological studies of ion channels" (PDF)
Speaker: Daniel Minor, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

March 05, 2014
Lecture: "Sex, Drugs and Funky Rhythms" (PDF)
Speaker: Colleen Clancy, Ph.D., University of California, Davis

April 16, 2014
Lecture: "Altered K+ Channel Gating in Early-Onset Diseases" (PDF)
Speaker: Diane Papazian, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

April 23, 2014
Lecture: "Ion Channel Regulation of Neuronal Firing Patterns" (PDF)
**Marion G. and Loren D. Carlson Lecture**
Speaker: Bruce Bean, Ph.D., Harvard University

May 07, 2014
Lecture: "Risk Factors for Acquired Long QT syndrome: Electrolyte imbalances and drug block of the cardiac potassium channel HERG." (PDF)
Speaker: Alan Miller, Ph.D., Touro University

May 14, 2014
Lecture: "Exploring ion channel structure and gating mechanisms with tarantula toxins" (PDF)
Speaker: Kenton Swartz, Ph.D., Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Section, NINDS, Porter Neuroscience Research Center

May 21, 2014
Lecture: "Regulation of the microtubule cytoskeleton through activating intercellular soluble tubulin reserves." (PDF)
Speaker: Jawdat Al-Bassam, Ph.D., University of California, Davis