Distinguished Lecture Series in Physiology

Each year the Department of Physiology invites distinguished researchers to present their work on topics broadly related to physiology. Topics range from those closely aligned with the research interests of the department to areas of interest to researchers across the UC Davis campus and the UC Davis School of Medicine. Seminars will be on Thursdays at 12 p.m. in GBSF Auditorium and Zoom.

Contact: Jorge Contreras <jecontrer@ucdavis.edu>, Theanne Griffith <tgriffith@ucdavis.edu>.

2023 Seminars

January 12, 2023

Speaker: Mariajose Metcalfe, Ph.D., Project Scientist, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine

Title: "Consequences of AAV-retro mediated deletion of PTEN following cervical spinal cord injury in mice." (PDF)


January 19, 2023

Speaker: David MacLean, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Rochester Medical Center

Title: "Activation and desensitization mechanisms of acid-sensing ion channels" (PDF)


February 2, 2023

Speaker: Justin Taraska, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Biochemistry and Biophysics Center, NHLBI, NIH

Title: "Imaging the structure of the plasma membrane with correlative light and electron microscopy" (PDF)


February 16, 2023

Speaker: Baron Chanda, Washington University

Title: "TBA"


February 23, 2023

Speaker: Vera Moiseenkova-Bell, University of Pennsylvania

Title: "TBA"


March 30, 2023

Speaker: Amy Lee, University of Texas Austin

Title: "TBA"


April 27, 2023

Speaker: Lyna Luo, Western University

Title: "TBA"


May 4, 2023

Speaker: Leigh Anne Swanye, University of Victoria

Title: "TBA"