2015 - 2016 Distinguished Lecture Series

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>.

October 19, 2015 
Lecture: “Moving and grooving of glutamate receptors” (PDF)
Speaker: Vasanthi Jayaraman, Ph.D., Professor with the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology , University of Texas Medical School

November 02, 2015
Lecture: “Structural basis of Nav1.7 inhibition by an isoform-selective small molecule antagonist” (PDF)
Speaker: David Hackos, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at Genentech, San Francisco.

December 01, 2015 
Lecture: “Genetic dissection of KCNQ2 and KCNQ3 function in the cortex” (PDF)
Speaker: Anastasios Tzingounis, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Department of Physiology & Neurobiology, at the University of Connecticut.

December 07, 2015 
Lecture: “Metabolic plasticity of beta cells in Diabetes” (PDF)
Speaker:: Anil Bhushan, Ph.D., Professor with UCSF School of Medicine, Diabetes Center

April 11, 2016
4:00 PM
Lecture: "Chasing Men on Fire: Na Channels and Pain" (PDF)
Speaker: Stephen Waxman, M.D., PhD., Bridget M. Flaherty Professor of Neurology; Director, Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research,Yale School of Medicine
Host: Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy, Ph.D.

April 14, 2016
Lecture: "Centrosome Separation during the Cell Cycle: Knowing when to hold ‘em” (PDF)
Speaker: Linda Wordeman, Ph.D., Professor with the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington School of Medicine.

April 21, 2016
Lecture: "Using genetics and pharmacology to understand GLP-1 physiology" (PDF)
Speaker: Darleen Sandoval, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Michigan
Host: Karen Ryan, Ph.D.

April 28, 2016
Lecture: "Myosin Myopathies: Pathogenesis and Potential Therapeutics" (PDF)
Speaker: Leslie Leinwand, Ph.D. Chief Scientific Officer, BioFrontiers Institute, University of Colorado
Host: Keith Baar, Ph.D.

May 05, 2016
Lecture: "All-optical electrophysiology” (PDF)
Speaker: Adam Cohen, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Physics, Harvard University
Host: Jon Sack, Ph.D.

May 19, 2016
Lecture: "Mechanisms and functions of store-operated calcium channels” (PDF)
Speaker: Murali Prakriya, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Host: Jon Sack, Ph.D.

May 26, 2016:
Lecture: “Enter the Matrix: Novel Stroke and Vascular Dementia Therapeutic Targets” (PDF)
Speaker: Gregory Bix, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
Host: Martha E. O'Donnell, Ph.D.