Physiology and Biophysics

2014-2015 Seminar Series

September 23, 2014 – 2014 Lamport Lacture “High-resolution cryo-EM studies towards a mechanistic understanding of microtubule dynamic instability and its regulation” Eva Nogales, Professor, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Natl. Lab, University California – Berkeley Host: Stan Froehner October 02, 2014 “Conformational Dynamics of CLC channels and transporters” Merritt Maduke, Associate Professor, Stanford University Host: Sharona Gordon October 30, 2014 “Protein structure determination using spin labels: Possibilities and Promises” Stefan Stoll, Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Dept. of Chemistry Host: Zagotta November 6, 2014 “Myriad Effects of Acetazolamide at High Altitude: Is it really an ideal probe of physiological carbonic anhydrase function?” Erik Swenson, University of Washington Host: Sharona Gordon November 20, 2014 “The Application of Large-scale Optical and Electron Microscopy to Study the Neuronal Basis of Behavior” Kevin Briggman, Investigator, National Institutes of Health Host: Rachel Wong Co-hosting Department: Biological Structure December 11, 2014 “The Optoclamp: Closed-loop optogenetic feedback to control neural activity in vivo and in vitro” Steve M. Potter, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University School of Medicine Host: Fetz January 15, 2015 “Protein Structural Dynamics One Tilt at a Time” Yale Goldman, University of Pennsylvania Host: Chip Asbury January 29, 2015 “Neural circuits for skilled movement” Eiman Azim, Ph.D., Columbia University Host: Stan Froehner February 12, 2015 “Using fluorescence microscopy and fluid mechanics to reveal how biological materials move through fluid. ” Aurelia Honerkamp-Smith, Ph.D. Host: Stan Froehner February 19, 2015 “How do you build a functional ciliated cell?” Eszter Vladar, Ph.D. Host: Stan Froehner February 26, 2015 “Exploring spatial dimensions in GPCR signaling” Roshanak Irannejad, Ph.D. Host: Stan Froehner March 05, 2015 “Parallel transformation of tactile signals in central circuits of Drosophila” John Tuthill, Ph.D. Host: Stan Froehner March 12, 2015 “What can sea anemone and comb jelly ion channels tell us about the evolution of the nervous system?” Timothy Jegla, Assistant Professor, Penn State University Host: Sharona Gordon March 26, 2015 “Mechano-molecular regulation of kinetochore function” Tom Maresca, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Massachussetts, Amherst Host: Chip Asbury March 30, 2015 – Hille Lecture “Membrane capacitance: two applications to Neuroscience” Pancho Bezanilla, Lillian Eichelberger Cannon Professor , University of Chicago Host: Stan Froehner April 16, 2015 “Regulation of myocardial growth and death by Hippo signaling pathway” Junichi Sadoshima, Professor, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University Host: Chris Liu April 23, 2015 “What the superior colliculus tells the saccade adaptation.” Robi Soetedjo, Research Assistant Professor, University of Washington Host: Stan Froehner April 30, 2015 “Tuning the tone of extrasynaptic GABA-A receptors” Chris Ransom, University of Washington Host: Stan Froehner May 05, 2015 – 2015 Crill Lecture “Tools for Understanding and Fixing Complex Biological Systems” Ed Boyden, Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT Host: Stan Froehner May 21, 2015 “The neural mechanisms responsible for finding sought objects” Nicole Rust, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania Host: Greg Horwitz May 28, 2015 “(A)Symmetry and Exchange: Testing the Multidrug Transport Mechanism of EmrE” Katherine Henzler-Wildman, Assistant Professor, Washington University Host: Sharona Gordon June 04, 2015 “Divergence, Convergence, and Transforms of Retinal Signals in the Brain” Gabe Murphy, PhD, Group Leader, HHMI Janelia Research Campus Host: Stan Froehner