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Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology

Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology


2013 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
February 13, 2013 "Next-generation nanocrystals for cellular imaging" Bruce Cohen
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley
February 20, 2013 "Multitasking voltage-sensing domains as proton channels" Francesco Tombola
University of California, Irvine
March 13, 2013 "Conotoxins and their Ion Channel Targets: Integrating Systems and Molecular Neuroscience using Single-cell Pharmacology" Baldomero Olivera
University of Utah
March 20, 2013

"Structure and Function of Na-K-Cl cotransporters: A beginning"

Biff Forbush
Yale University
May 1, 2013 "Automated electrophysiology in drug discovery: a case study on Kv2 channels in pancreatic hormone secretion" James Herrington
May 8, 2013 "K+ channel modulators as immunosuppressants and for the treatment of cardiovascular disease" Heike Wulff
University of California, Davis
 May 15, 2013  "Crystal structures of sodium and magnesium channels: insights into selectivity and gating"

Jian Payandeh

    Jerome Badaut
Loma Linda University

Justin Du Bois
Stanford University


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Department Seminar Series 2011-2012

Seminars are typically held at 10 a.m. in the Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility Auditorium, Room 1005 unless otherwise noted below.

Date Lecture Speaker
September 16, 2011 "Voltage-gated Sodium Channels at Atomic Resolution:  Structure, Function, and Disease"

William Catterall, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Medicine

May 6, 2011 "Unique trafficking mechanisms govern neuronal ion channel localization"

Hiroaki Misoni, Ph.D.
University of Maryland Baltimore

March 18, 2011 "Cholesterol regulation of endothelial K channels"

Irena Levitan, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Chicago