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 2015 Schedule

DateSpeakerTitleHost(s)
January 12 Carole Mendelson, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Obstetrics & Gynecology
UT Southwestern
Fetal to Maternal Signaling in the Timing of Birth MeeWhi Kim, Ph.D.
January 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 26 Hesham Sadek, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern
TBD Alec Zhang, Ph.D.
February 2 Stephen J. Elledge, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
TBD Ryan Potts, Ph.D. and Carole Mendelson, Ph.D.
February 9 Ege Kavalali, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Neuroscience and Physiology, UT Southwestern
Synaptic Vesicle Recycling and Neuronal Signaling
February 16 William Dowhan, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of Texas-Houston Medical School
Post-assembly Lipid-dependent Membrane Protein Reorganization Paul Blount, Ph.D.
February 23 Jay C. Dunlap, Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Genetics, Dartmouth Medical School
Genetic and Molecular Dissection of a Simple Circadian System Yi Liu, Ph.D.
March 2 Roberto Malinow, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego
TBD Ege Kavalali, Ph.D. in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Disease Center
March 9 Samuel Gandy, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Cognitive Health; Associate Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
TBD James Malter, M.D., in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Disease Center
March 16 Kylie J. Walters, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Head of Protein Processing Section, Structural Biophysics Lab, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Riding the Ubiquitin Ticket Ryan Potts, Ph.D.
March 23 James Stull, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physiology, UT Southwestern
Myosin Phosphorylation in Muscle: Overturning Dogma
March 30 Charles G. Glabe, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California Irvine
TBD Joachim Herz, M.D. in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Disease Center
April 6 Youxing Jiang, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physiology; Investigator, HHMI, UT Southwestern
TBD
April 13 Thomas Otis, Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Neurobiology, Brain Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
Circuit Mechanisms of Cerebellar Learning and Disease Ilya Bezprozvanny, Ph.D.
April 20 Ryan Potts, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, UT Southwestern
Germline Proteins as Oncogenic Drivers of Colon Cancer: Mechanistic Insights Illuminate Novel Biology
April 27 Gyorgy Hajnoczky, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University
TBD Jen Liou, Ph.D.
May 4 W. Lee Kraus, Ph.D.
Director, Green Center for Reproductive Biology; Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Professor, Department of Pharmacology, UT Southwestern
The Role of PARP-1 in Chromatin-Mediated Gene Regulation: Control of Cellular Signaling and Differentiation Programs Philip Thomas, Ph.D.
May 11 Jr. Scientist – TBD