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 online at 2 p.m. Mondays.

Spring 2021 Speakers

DateSpeaker, Title, SchoolTalk TitleHost
Feb. 8 Ilya Levental, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics, University of Virginia School of Medicine
“The Composition, Organization and Function of Mammalian Plasma Membranes” Ilya Bezprozvanny, Ph.D.
Feb. 22 Gregorz Kudla, Ph.D.
Group Leader, MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of Edinburgh
“Synonymous but not the same: the role of coding sequence mutations in gene regulation” Yi Liu, Ph.D.
Mar. 1 Mark T. Nelson, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Prof & Chair, Department of Pharmacology, University of Vermont
“Translating thought into blood flow in the brain:  Capillaries as sensors of neural activity” Donald Hilgemann, Ph.D.
Mar. 15 Mark Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University
 “Circadian Regulation of Sleep and Arousal in Flies and Mice  Daisuke Hattori, Ph.D.
Mar. 22 Gerald Shadel, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Lab, Audrey Geisel Chair, Biomedical Science, Director, San Diego-Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in Basic Biology of Aging
“Mitochondrial Stress Signaling in Disease, Aging and Immunity” Anju Sreelatha, Ph.D.
Apr. 5 Konstantin Doubrovinski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Green Center for System Biology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
“Physical Aspects of Drosophila Gastrulation” Duojia Pan, Ph.D.
Apr. 12 Rui Chang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept of Cellular & Molecular Physiology, Yale University
 “The Molecular and functional architecture of the vagal interoceptive system”  Xing Zeng, Ph.D.
Apr. 26 Hao Zhu, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Physiology, Children's Research Institute, UT Southwestern Medical Center
“Mechanisms of Tissue Regeneration and Implications for Cancer” Jiang Wu, Ph.D.
May 3 Jian Xu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Children's Research Institute, Pediatrics, UT Southwestern Medical Center
 “Decoding the Pathogenic Non-Coding Genome”  Yi Liu, Ph.D.
May  10 Takashi Kitamura, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center
"Neural circuit mechanism for learning and memory for understanding others and myself" Daisuke Hattori, Ph.D.
May 24 Nan Yan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Immunology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
"STING trafficking and signaling in health and disease" Alec Zhang, Ph.D.
May 31  Memorial Day    

Fall 2020 Seminars

Sept. 7 Labor Day
No Seminar
Sept. 14 Mike Henne, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
“Compartmentalization of metabolism at inter-organelle contacts: lessons from yeast” Jen Liou, Ph.D.
Sept. 21 Justin Kline, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, University of Chicago Medicine
“Immunotherapeutic strategies to overcome CD8+ T cell tolerance in leukemia” Alec Zhang, Ph.D.
Sept. 28 Open    
Oct. 5 Jonathan Lederer, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology, Professor of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
“ATP Production in Heart by Mitochondria” Donald Hilgemann, Ph.D.
Oct. 14 Bashour Lecture
Carol Vivien Robinson, DBE, FRS, FMedSci
Professor, Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Oxford
“From peripheral proteins to membrane motors – mass spectrometry comes of age” Duojia Pan, Ph.D. and Donald Hilgemann, Ph.D.
Oct. 19 Open    
Oct. 26 Michael S. Marks, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Physiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania
“The dark side of organelle biogenesis enlightened by rare human disease” Jen Liou, Ph.D.
Nov. 2 Open    
Nov. 9 Vadim Gladyshev, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Harvard University
Quantifying and manipulating the aging process Anju Sreelatha, Ph.D.
Nov. 16 Richard Lu, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Decoding Brain Tumorigenesis and Heterogeneity with Single-Cell Omics Jiang Wu, Ph.D.
Nov. 23 Edward Chouchani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Cancer Biology, Harvard University
Mechanisms of metabolite regulation over health and disease  Anju Sreelatha, Ph.D.
Nov. 30 Ezra Burstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center
“Recycling in the endosomal compartment: Understanding the roles of the CCC complex” Jen Liou, Ph.D.
Dec. 7 Eduardo Perozo, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Chicago
Structural basis of Force-form-Lipid Gating in Mechanosensitive Channels  Paul Blount, Ph.D.
Dec. 14,
10 a.m.
Wolfgang Baumeister, Ph.D.
Director, Molecular Structural Biology, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Structural Biology in situ or the Power of Seeing the Whole Picture  George DeMartino, Ph.D.