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2018-2019 Schedule

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

2018-2019 academic year seminars schedule

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

Date and Time Speaker Title
July 16, 2018
Monday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Jana Shen, PhD
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore MD
Host: Thomas DeCoursey, PhD
"Exploring Mechanisms of Proton-Coupled Biological Ion Transport Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations"
October 15, 2018
Monday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Jaroslaw Meller, PhD
Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Health
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH
Host: Xun Ai, PhD
"Structural Similarity in the Era of Big Macromolecular Data"
October 22, 2018
Monday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Huan-Xiang Zhou, PhD
Professor of Chemistry and Physics
LAS Endowed Chair in the Natural Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL
Host: Dirk Gillespie, PhD
"Integrated Computational and Experimental Studies on the Structure and Function of Ion Channels"
November 13, 2018
Tuesday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Bianca Brundel, PhD
Department of Physiology
VU University Medical Center
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Host: Xun Ai, PhD
Office of Basic Biological Sciences (OBBS) Seminar Series:
"Role of Proteostasis Derailment in Atrial Fibrillation: Novel Targets for Drug Therapy?"
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”

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