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
|Date||Speaker, Title, School||Talk Title||Host|
|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
|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.|
|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. 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. 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.|
|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.|