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Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology

Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology


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 <>, Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy <>.

Date Lecture Speaker
September 18, 2013 "AQP4 and JNK inhibition reduces neurovascular unit dysfunctions after Juvenile traumatic brain injury" Jerome Badaut
Loma Linda University
December 03, 2013 "Molecular mechanisms of gating in cyclic nucleotide-regulated ion channels" Bill Zagotta
University of Washington
January 14, 2014
(2:30 p.m.)
"Single Particle cryo-EM structures of TRPV1 ion channels" Yifan Cheng
University of California, San Francisco
February 13, 2014
(1 p.m.)
"Computational Structural Pharmacology and Toxicology of Sodium Channels" Boris Zhorov
Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University
February 14, 2014
(2 p.m.)
"Lipid-dependent gating of a voltage-gated potassium channel" Qiu-Xing Jiang
Department of Cell Biology, The University of Texas Southwestern
February 26, 2014 "Structural and Chemical Biological studies of ion channels" Daniel Minor
University of California, San Francisco
March 05, 2014 "Sex, Drugs and Funky Rhythms" Colleen Clancy
University of California, Davis
April 16, 2014 "Altered K+ Channel Gating in Early-Onset Diseases" Diane Papazian
University of California, Los Angeles
April 23, 2014 "Ion Channel Regulation of Neuronal Firing Patterns"
**Marion G. and Loren D. Carlson Lecture**
Bruce Bean
Harvard University
May 07, 2014 "Risk Factors for Acquired Long QT syndrome: Electrolyte imbalances and drug block of the cardiac potassium channel HERG." Alan Miller
Touro University
May 14, 2014 "Exploring ion channel structure and gating mechanisms with tarantula toxins" Kenton Swartz
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Section, NINDS, Porter Neuroscience Research Center
May 21, 2014 Regulation of the microtubule cytoskeleton through activating intercellular soluble tubulin reserves Jawdat Al-Bassam
University of California, Davis