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

January 14, 2014

(2:30 p.m.)

Lecture: "Single Particle cryo-EM structures of TRPV1 ion channels" (PDF)

Speaker: Yifan Cheng, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco


February 13, 2014

(1 p.m.)

Lecture: "Computational Structural Pharmacology and Toxicology of Sodium Channels" (PDF)

Speaker: Boris Zhorov, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University


February 14, 2014

(2 p.m.)

Lecture: "Lipid-dependent gating of a voltage-gated potassium channel" (PDF)

Speaker: Qiu-Xing Jiang, Ph.D., Department of Cell Biology, The University of Texas Southwestern


February 26, 2014

Lecture: "Structural and Chemical Biological studies of ion channels" (PDF)

Speaker: Daniel Minor, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco


March 05, 2014

Lecture: "Sex, Drugs and Funky Rhythms" (PDF)

Speaker: Colleen Clancy, Ph.D., University of California, Davis


April 16, 2014

Lecture: "Altered K+ Channel Gating in Early-Onset Diseases" (PDF)

Speaker: Diane Papazian, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles


April 23, 2014

Lecture: "Ion Channel Regulation of Neuronal Firing Patterns" (PDF)
**Marion G. and Loren D. Carlson Lecture**

Speaker: Bruce Bean, Ph.D., Harvard University


May 07, 2014

Lecture: "Risk Factors for Acquired Long QT syndrome: Electrolyte imbalances and drug block of the cardiac potassium channel HERG." (PDF)

Speaker: Alan Miller, Ph.D., Touro University


May 14, 2014

Lecture: "Exploring ion channel structure and gating mechanisms with tarantula toxins" (PDF)

Speaker: Kenton Swartz, Ph.D., Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Section, NINDS, Porter Neuroscience Research Center


May 21, 2014

Lecture: "Regulation of the microtubule cytoskeleton through activating intercellular soluble tubulin reserves." (PDF)

Speaker: Jawdat Al-Bassam, Ph.D., University of California, Davis