Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Seminar Series

The Departmental Seminars will be held at 1:30 pm every Thursday. Anyone who wants to be on the e-mail reminder list can send Patty an email. List of past seminars can be found here. Other seminars in the college can be found in Academic Events Calendar.

Date Speaker Title/Description
 08/27/09 Arthur Forer, Professor, York University, Department of Biology, Toronto, Canada Unorthodox Views on What Causes Chromosomes to Move During Cell Division
 09/17/09 Robert Gennis, Professor, University of Illinois, Department of Chemistry, Urbana, IL The Family of Proton-Pumping Heme-Copper Oxidases
 09/24/09 Denis Stuehr, Professor, Cleveland Clinic, Department of Pathobiology, Cleveland, OH Stabilization of a Compound 1-like Intermediate in the Catalytic Cycle of NO Synthase: How Does the Heme-Thiolate Tune Reactivity?
 10/26/09 Helder Maiato, Auxiliary Professor, University of Porto, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Porto, Portugal Spatiotemporal Control of Chromosome Segregation
 11/05/09 Chandrima Chatterjee, Yale University, Department of Chemistry, New Haven, CT Manifestation of Lower-Barrier Hydrogen Bonding in Electronically-Excited Species
 11/12/09 Aihua Xie, Professor, Oklahoma State University, Department of Physics, Stillwater, OK In Search of the Secret of Proton Transfer in Proteins
 11/13/09 Anderson Ayuk Agbor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA JP-45 Protein, A Molecular Entity for the Muscle SR Junctional Face Membrane
 12/10/09 Craig Branch, Director, MRRC, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Radiology Using MRI to Assess Axonal Myelination and the Compartmentalization of Water within the White Matter
 01/07/10 Yoshikawa Shinya, Professor, University of Hyogo, Department of Life Science, Japan Bovine Cytochrome c Oxidase Structures Enable O2 Reduction with Minimization of Active Oxygen Species and Provide a Proton Pumping Gate
 01/21/10 Kelvin Davies, Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Urology The Role of Opiorphins in Regulating Smooth Muscle Tone
 01/28/10 Dean Connor, Research Associate, Biomedical Research Imaging Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Imaging Soft Tissue with High Energy X-rays: Contrast Mechanisms and Applications of Diffraction Enhanced Imaging
 02/04/10 Justin Decarreau, University of Vermont, Department of Biochemistry, Burlington, VT Loops and Switches: How ADP Release is Corrdinated in Smooth Muscle Myosin
 02/18/10 Mark Wagshul, Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MRRC, Bronx, NY Imaging Brain Pulsations in Hydrocephalus
 03/08/10 Melissa Rolls, Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University Park, PA Intracellular Highway Construction: Control of Microtubule Polarity in Healthy and Injured Neurons
 03/18/10 Sandy Asher, Distinguished Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Chemistry, Pittsburgh, PA UV Resonance Raman Studies of Peptide Folding Energy Landscapes
 04/08/10 Laurence Pelletier, Assistant Professor, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario The Human Agmin Complex and Mitotic Cell Division
 04/27/10 Jorgen Johansen, Professor, Iowa State University, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Ames, IA Spindle Matrix Function and Dynamic Nuclear Reorganization during Mitosis
Timothy Sonbuchner (Thesis Defense, Student of Dr. David Sharp)
Roles of Motors and Microtubule Severing Proteins in Mitosis
Steve Rogers, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Department of Biology, Chapel Hill, NC
Regulation of Microtubule Dynamics by Factors that Bind to Their Ends
Teizo Kitagawa, Professor, University of Hyogo in Hyogo, Graduate School of Life Science, Picobiology Institute, Hyogo, Japan
Structural Mechanism of Sensing and Communication in Gas Sensor Proteins Revealed by Resonance Raman Spectroscopy
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