Seminar Series

Spring 2024

Programs in Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics Seminar Series

Seminars are Wednesdays in 72 E. Concord St., Room L110 at 2pm, except as noted below

**If you want to attend a seminar and are not a member of PP&B, please contact Licia Holman for an invitation to the webinar.

Date Speaker Title & Host Location
1/24/24 Liangyou Rui, PhD
University of Michigan Medical School
Hepatic and biliary inflammation in liver disease progression
(Host: Zhen Jiang)
L110
1/31/24 Anna Krichevsky, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Non-coding RNA Regulators of Brain Pathologies: From Brain Tumors to Alzheimer’s Disease
(Host: Olga Gursky)
L110
2/7/24 Yimin Zou, PhD
UC San Diego
Planar cell polarity proteins in glutamatergic synapse formation and maintenance
(Host: Julia TCW)
L110
2/14/24 Takahisa Kanekiyo, MD/PhD
Mayo Clinic
APOE and ABCA7 in lipid metabolism and Alzheimer’s disease
(Host: Julia TCW)
L110
2/21/24
**3pm
Fan Wang, PhD
MIT
General Anesthesia and Pain
(Host: Venetia Zachariou)
670 Albany St.
rm 107/108
2/28/24 J Kevin Foskett, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
CALHM ion-channel synapses in sensory and immune cell signaling
(Host: Clint Makino)
L110
3/6/24 Ream Al-Hasani, PhD
Washington University
Differential role of accumbal opioid peptides in reward and stress
(Host: Venetia Zachariou)
L110
3/20/24 Elena Oancea, PhD
Brown University
TBD
(Host: Clint Makino)
L110
3/27/27 Li Huei Tsai, PhD
MIT
Enhancing gamma oscillations in Alzheimer’s disease: mechanism and pilot study in humans
(Host: Wendy Qiu)
L110
4/3/24 Julia Lemos, PhD
University of Minnesota Medical School
TBD
(Host: Vanna Zachariou)
L110
4/17/24 Nadia Tsankova, MD/PhD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
TBD
(Host: Venetia Zachariou)
L110
4/24/24 Sudha Chakrapani, PhD
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
TBD
(Host: Angela Urdaneta)
L110

Fall 2023

Programs in Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics Seminar Series

Seminars are Wednesdays in 670 Albany St., Room 107/108 at 12:15pm, except as noted below

**If you want to attend a seminar and are not a member of PP&B, please contact Michelle Wiggins for an invitation to the webinar.

Date Speaker Title & Host
8/16/23
**1:30pm
Hideyuki Okano, PhD
Keio University School of Medicine
Modeling Neurological Diseases Using Genetically Modified Non-Human Primates and Patients-Specific iPSCs
(Host: Julia TCW)
9/13/23 Richard Bazinet, PhD
University of Toronto
How Diet and the Liver Help to Maintain a healthy Fat Brain
(Host: Jim Hamilton)
10/11/23 Elijah Paintsil, PhD
Boston University
Anti-Retroviral Therapy Toxicity: Mitochondrion the Master of the Orchestra
(Host: Vanna Zachariou)
10/18/23 Bob Austin, PhD
Princeton University
Strange Attraction: How Bacteria Avoid Black Holes and Phage
(Host: Chris Gabel)
11/1/23 Jim Lillie, PhD Circuit-Based Approaches to Neuropsychiatric Drug Discovery
(Host: Clint Makino)
11/8/23 Meredithe Skiba, PhD
Harvard University
Structural Insights into Angiotensin Receptor Modulation by Diverse Ligands
(Host: Vanna Zachariou and Clint Makino)
11/15/23 Steven Marx, PhD
Columbia University
Unravelling the Mechanisms of Fight or Flight: How the Heart Responds to Adrenergic Signals
(Host: Bill Lehman)
11/29/23 Makaia Papasergi-Scott, PhD Uncovering Transient Structures of GPCR-G Protein Signaling by CryoEM
(Host: Vanna Zachariou)
11/30/23
**Thursday
Lori Birder, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
TBD
(Host: Vanna Zachariou
12/6/23
**Special time: 1:30
Javier Emperador Melero, PhD
Harvard University
Distinct Molecular Organization of the Synaptic Release Machinery
(Host: Philipp Mews)

Past Seminars

 

Date Speaker Title & Host
1/31/23 Rajan Adhikari, PhD
Boston University, P&B
Effect of Apo-opsin Content and Bicarbonate on Sensitivity in Vertebrate Photoreceptors
(Host: Chris Gabel)
2/28/23 Ev Yemini, PhD
UMass Medical School
In Living Color: Whole Nervous-System Cell Ids to Map Neural Communication and Fate in vivo
(Host: Chris Gabel)
3/28/23 Neil Ganem, PhD
Boston University, Pharmacology
Identifying Gene Dependencies in Highly-Aneuploid Human Cancers
(Host: Chris Gabel)
4/11/23 Olga Gursky, PhD
Boston University, P&B
Protein Amyloid Modulators: Structural Basis and Biological Ramifications
(Host: Chris Gabel)
5/9/23 Chris Akey, PhD
Boston University, P&B
The Yeast Nuclear Pore Complex: A Mechanosensitive Channel
(Host: Chris Gabel)
5/22/23
*Monday*
Michael J. Robertson, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine, P&B
New Horizons in GPCR Structure Based Drug Discovery
(Host: Venetia Zachariou)