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2019-2020 Schedule

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

2019-2020 academic year seminars schedule

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

Date and Time Speaker Title
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
"Dietary Fatty Acids Fine-Tune Cells Mechanical Response"
January 13, 2020
Monday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
W Jonathan Lederer, MD, PhD
Professor of Physiology
Director of the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology
University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Baltimore MD
Host: Michael Fill, PhD
“Mitochondria: Calcium Calcium Calcium”
January 20, 2020
Monday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lydia Usha, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Rush Inherited Susceptibility to Cancer (RISC) Center
Rush Medical College
Host: Fredric Cohen, PhD
“Creative Thinking in Biomedical Sciences”

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