Seminar Series

The Department of Physiology & Biophysics holds regular seminars with invited speakers from outside the institution, as well as researchers from Rush University.

2019 seminars schedule

Seminars are held in Physiology Conference Room (1201 Jelke South), unless noted otherwise.

Date and Time Speaker Title
February 18, 2019
Monday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Luigi Catacuzzeno, PhD
Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology
University of Perugia
Perugia, Italy
Host: Bob Eisenberg, PhD
“Modeling the Voltage Sensor of Shaker K Channels as a Brownian Particle”
March 25, 2019
Monday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Nicoletta Savalli, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Division of Molecular Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
University of California Los Angeles
Host: Eduardo Rios, PhD
“Voltage Dependent Structural Rearrangements of the Skeletal Cav1.1 Channel, Governing Muscle Contraction”
May 6, 2019
Monday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Margaret Kielian, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Department of Cell Biology
Bronx, NY
Host: Fredric Cohen, PhD
“New Twists on Alphavirus Entry and Exit”
June 21, 2019
Friday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
J. Kevin Donahue, MD
Department of Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA
Host: Xun Ai, MD
“Gene Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation”
September 16, 2019
Monday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Filip Van Petegem, PhD
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC
Host: Michael Fill, PhD
“Structural Insights Into Muscle Excitation-Contraction Coupling: From Malignant Hyperthermia to Cardiac Arrhythmia”
December 2, 2019
Monday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Valeria Vásquez, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
The University of Tennessee
Health Science Center
Memphis, TN
Host: Lourdes Carolina Figueroa, PhD

Please call the department at (312) 942-7011 or email our seminar coordinator, Ruben Markosyan, PhD for additional information.

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