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.

Spring 2014 Schedule

DateSpeakerTitleHost(s)
January 13 Shmuel Muallem, Ph.D.
Chief, Epithelial Signaling and Transport Section, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health
Mechanism and Synergism in Epithelial Transport Philip Thomas, Ph.D.
January 20 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
February 3 Chi-Lun Chang
Ph.D. Student, Integrative Biology Graduate Program, UT Southwestern
Feedback Regulation of Receptor-induced Ca2+ Signaling Mediated by E­ Syt1 and Nir2 at ER-PM Junctions Jiang Wu, Ph.D.
February 10 Neal Alto, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, UTSW
Decoding Molecular Interaction Networks at the Host-Pathogen Interface
February 17 President's Day
February 24 Orson Moe, M.D.
Professor, Departments of Physiology and Internal Medicine, UTSW
A Nephrocentric View of the Klotho-FGF23 Network
March 3 Youxing Jiang, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physiology, UTSW; Investigator, HHMI 
Structural Studies of Cation Channel Selectivity
March 10 Michael Buszczak, Ph.D.
Assistant  Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, UTSW
Genetic Dissection of Self-renewal and Differentiation  Within a Stem Cell Lineage Robin Hiesinger, Ph.D.
March 17 Qiu-Xing Jiang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, UTSW
Lipid-dependent Gating of a Kv Channel James Stull, Ph.D.
March 24 Doris A. Taylor, Ph.D., FAHA, FACC
Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Building Solutions for Cardiovascular Disease: From Cell Therapy to Organ Transplant James Stull, Ph.D.
March 31 Yi Liu, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physiology, UTSW
Sense and Antisense: The Yin and Yang of Transcriptional Regulation
April 7 James Chen, Ph.D.
Professor , Department of Molecular Biology, Center for Genetics of Host Defense, UTSW
The Dark Side of DNA-Immune and Autoimmune Responses to Cytosolic DNA George DeMartino, Ph.D.
April 14

Adrian T. Keatinge-Clay, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, UT Austin

Visualizing and Harnessing Polyketide Assembly  Lines

Philip Thomas, Ph.D., John MacMillan, Ph.D., Luke Rice, Ph.D.
April 21 Ana Maria Cuervo, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology; Co-Director, Institute for Aging Studies, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Selective Autophagy: Fighting Aging One Protein at a Time

George DeMartino, Ph.D.
April 28 Kimberly Huber, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neuroscience, UTSW
Mechanisms of Synapse Elimination by Autism-Linked Genes Jiang Wu, Ph.D.
May 5 Ryan Potts, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, UTSW
Cancer-Testis Antigens: Novel Drivers of Tumorigenesis
May 12 Junior Scientist Seminar – TSO