2009 - 2010 Distinguished Lecture Series in Physiology

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

Contact: Eamonn Dickson <ejdickson@ucdavis.edu>, Rose Ellen Dixon <redickson@ucdavis.edu>.

December 10, 2009

Lecture: "Hypothesis-driven computational biology: Translating the computer to the benchtop"

Speaker: Randen Patterson, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State Universtiy

February 4, 2010

Lecture: "Heavy metal homeostasis: Acquisition of essential trace elements and extrusion of toxic compounds"

Speaker: Oded Lewinson, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology


February 18, 2010

Lecture: "Ion transport, endocytosis and autism"

Speaker: Christopher Brett, Ph.D., University of Washington


February 25, 2010

Lecture: "Understanding gating mechanisms: A structural , functional and dynamic approach"

Speaker: Sudha Chakrapani, Ph.D., University of Chicago


March 4, 2010

Lecture: "Bi-directional communication between L-type Ca2+ channels and ryanodine receptors in skeletal muscle"

Speaker: Roger A. Bannister, Ph.D., University of Colorado-Denver


March 15, 2010

Lecture: "Ion channel structure prediction using the rosetta-membrane method"

Speaker: Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy, Ph.D., University of Washington


March 18, 2010

Lecture: "Investigating a new member of the voltage-gated family of proteins, Ci-VSP"

Speaker: Susy C. Kohout, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley


March 29, 2010

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lecture: "Understanding the role of individual nAChR subtypes in the Mammalian Central Nervous System"

Speaker: Ryan Drenan, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology


April 8, 2010

Lecture: "Function of a potassium channel with a single Voltage-sensing gate-keeper"

Speaker: Dominique G. Gagnon, Ph.D., University of Chicago