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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   Daniel Minor
University of California, San Francisco
March 05, 2014   Colleen Clancy
University of California, Davis
April 16, 2014   Diane Papazian
University of California, Los Angeles
April 23, 2014 **Marion G. and Loren D. Carlson Lecture** Bruce Bean
Harvard University
April 30, 2014   Stine Pedersen
Univesity of Copenhagen, Denmark
May 14, 2014   Kenton Swartz


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Department Seminar Series 2012-2013

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


Department Seminar Series 2011-2012

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