Physiology Seminar Series

The Department of Physiology offers many opportunities for fellows and graduate students to expand their knowledge and training, including a monthly seminar series conducted by faculty and researchers from UT Southwestern and elsewhere.

Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students are expected to attend these Physiology Department-sponsored seminars to ensure broad training within the Department’s academic training programs.

Seminars are held at 4 p.m. Mondays in ND13.218.

Fall 2017 Schedule

Sept. 12 Ding Xue, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology (MCDB),
University of Colorado Boulder
Apoptosis, Lipid Asymmetry, and Paternal Mitochondrial Elimination Don Hilgemann, Ph.D.
Sept. 19 Victoria Bolotina, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
PARK14, store-operated Ca2+ signaling and Parkinson’s disease Supported by the Center for Translational Neurodegeneration Research Ilya Bezprozvanny, Ph.D.
Sept. 26 Thomas Carroll, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, and Molecular Biology, UT Southwestern
Targeting glutamine metabolism to treat Polycystic Kidney Disease Ilya Bezprozvanny, Ph.D.
Oct. 3 Zhiqiang An, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Counteracting tumor evasion of antibody immunity by a novel therapeutic strategy Alec Zhang, Ph.D.
Oct. 12
Fouad A. and Val Imm Bashour Distinguished Lectureship in Physiology

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor, The Rockefeller University
Stem cells in silence, action, and cancer Kristine Kamm, Ph.D.
Oct. 17 Paul Blount, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physiology, UT Southwestern
Quest for the next generation of antibiotics: a bacterial mechanosensor, MscL, as a novel drug target
Oct. 24 Christian Schlieker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Cell Biology, Yale University
Molecular insights into the etiology of nuclear envelopathies: implications for protein quality control and cholesterol metabolism Philip J. Thomas, Ph.D.
Oct. 31 John Hulleman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Pharmacology, UT Southwestern
Emile Pinarbasi and Phil Thomas, Ph.D.
Nov. 7 Benjamin Ohlstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Genetics and Development and of Medicine, Columbia University
Counting Stem Cells in the Drosophila Intestine: You Can Go Home Again Duojia Pan, Ph.D.
Nov. 14 Haoxin Xu, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan
Ion Channels in the lysosome, opening the gate to the cell’s nutrient and recycling center Youxing Jiang, Ph.D.
Nov. 21 Jen Liou, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, UT Southwestern
Nov. 28 Bertil Hille, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington
G protein coupled receptors, phosphoinositide lipids, and ion channels control membrane excitability Don Hilgemann, Ph.D.
Dec. 5 Mark Henkemeyer, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern
Ephs, Ephrins and amyloid: A tragic Christmas fairy tale concocted and Narrated by Henkie

Supported by the Center for Translational Neurodegeneration Research
Joachim Herz, M.D.
Dec. 12 Richard Anderson, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Receptor and Phosphoinositide Signaling in Control of Trafficking, Motility, Proliferation, Survival and Autophagy Jen Liou, Ph.D.
Dec. 19 Edward H. Koo, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurosciences, University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Supported by the Center for Translational Neurodegeneration Research Joachim Herz, M.D.