Upcoming Seminars

All Seminars are at 12 noon in the Link Auditorium unless otherwise stated.

Date Seminar
September 12


Peter Larsson, PhD
Host: Alex Dopico
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Title: “Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids as possible Long QT Syndrome treatment”
September 19 Paul Axelsen, PhD
Host: Anna Bukiya
Department of Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Title: “Critical Questions about Nature of Oxidative Stress in Alzheimer’s Disease, and a few Answers”
September 26 Sudha Chakrapani, PhD
Host: Valeria Vasquez
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Case Western Reserve University
Title: "Modulation of Pentameric Ligand-Gated Ion Channel Gating by Membrane Lipids"
October 3 Detlef Heck, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Title: "TBA"
October 10 Michael Elliott, PhD
Host: Nawajes Mandal
Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Title:"Seeing the light in Caves: Caveolae Functions in the Visual Systems"
October 17 Anna Bukiya, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Title: "Cholesterol and alcohol modulation of cerebral artery diameter"
October 24 Lindsay Schwartz, PhD
Host: William Armstrong
Assistant Professor
Department of Developmental Neurobiology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Title: "Uncovering diversity in brain norepinephrine circuits"
October 31  TBA
November 7 Danielle Reed, PhD
Host: John Boughter, Jr
Associate Director
Department of Genetics
Monell Chemical Senses Center
Title: "Beyond bitter taste: many roles for TAS2R38"
November 28 Alecia Gross Gutierrez, PhD
Host: Anton Reiner
Associate Professor
Department of Vision Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Title: "Program trafficking and retinal disease"
December 5 Baoji Xu, PhD
Host: Joan Han
Department of Neuroscience
The Scripps Research Institute Florida
Title: "Central regulation of food intake and body weight through BDNF-TrkB signaling"
December 12 Steve Tavalin, PhDAssociate Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Title: TBA


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Phone: (901) 448-5960
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