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, 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, Department of Physiology & Neurobiology, University of Connecticut


December 07, 2015

Lecture: “Metabolic plasticity of beta cells in Diabetes” (PDF)

Speaker:: Anil Bhushan, Ph.D., Professor, 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, 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.