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.

Spring 2018 Schedule

Date Speaker Title Host
Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Day    
Jan. 22 Erdal Toprak, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Green Center for Systems Biology, Pharmacology
UT Southwestern
Protein Evolution Under Multiple Opposing Selection Factors Paul Blount, Ph.D.
Jan. 29      
Feb. 5 Qing Zhong, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Biochemistry
UT Southwestern
Biochemical Dissection and Functional Analysis of Mammalian Autophagy Jen Liou, Ph.D.
Feb. 12 Jason M. Tennessen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biology
Indiana University Bloomington
Feb. 19 Presidents Day    
Feb. 26 Azad Bonni, M.D., Ph.D.
Edison Professor of Neuroscience and Chairman, Department of Neuroscience, Director, McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
Washington University School of Medicine
Epigenetic Regulation of Neuronal Connectivity in the Brain Jiang Wu, Ph.D.
March 5 James Collins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
UT Southwestern
Stem cells and the Schistosome Tegument: Are the Origins of Parasitism in Flatworms Only Skin Deep? Duojia Pan, Ph.D.
March 12      
March 19 Richard Lewis, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Stanford University School of Medicine
The molecular choreography of store-operated calcium channels Jen Liou, Ph.D.
March 26 Christopher M. Counter, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Duke University School of Medicine
Codon bias, the silent secret of RAS oncogenes Yi Liu, Ph.D.
April 2 Henry Paulson, M.D., Ph.D.
Lucile Groff Professor of Neurology, Director, Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
University of Michigan
Ubiquitin pathways in neurodegeneration: new insights from ubiquilins Ilya Bezprozvanny, Ph.D.
April 9 David Greenberg, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine and Microbiology
UT Southwestern
  Paul Blount, Ph.D.
April 16 Kensuke Futai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Epigenetic Regulation of Homeostatic Synaptic Plasticity Jiang Wu, Ph.D.
April 23 Bruce A. Edgar, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Oncological Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah
The regulation of stem cell divisions in the Drosophila gut Duojia Pan, Ph.D.
April 30      
May 7      
May 14 S.R. Wayne Chen, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
University of Calgary
  Ilya Bezprozvanny, Ph.D.
May 21      
May 28 Memorial Day