2016-2017 Series




August 26, 2016

Vollum & EM Study Group Special Seminar: Structural studies of coronavirus fusion proteins

David Veesler, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington
Host: Eric Gouaux

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September 27, 2016

Vollum Special Seminar: Structural basis for negative allosteric modulation of GluN2A-containing NMDA receptors

Kasper Hansen, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Montana
Host: Eric Gouaux

September 30, 2016

Vollum & EM Study Group Special Seminar: Random spherically constrained (RSC) single ­particle cryo-­EM for structures of membrane proteins in a membrane environment

Liguo Wang, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Department of Biological Structure
Host: Eric Gouaux

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October 6, 2016

Brain circuits mediating negative emotions

Xiaoke Chen, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, Stanford University
Host: Tianyi Mao

October 13, 2016

Signaling interactions that control lateral line sensory organ morphogenesis and regeneration

Tatjana Piotrowski, Ph.D.
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Host: Peter Barr-Gillespie

October 20, 2016

Big function from a small pathway: Substantia nigra neuron mutual inhibition

Charles Wilson, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio
Host: Tianyi Mao

October 27, 2016

Visual fear and strategies to cure blindness

Andrew Huberman, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University
Host: Kevin Wright

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November 3, 2016

Excitement about action potentials at presynaptic terminals

Michael Hoppa, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff

November 10, 2016

Calcium signaling in mesolimbic dopamine circuit: Does timing matter?

Hitoshi Morikawa, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience, University of Texas at Austin
Host: John Williams

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December 1, 2016

Active zones as substrates for the homeostatic modulation of synaptic strength and structure

Dion Dickman, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, Neurobiology Section, University of Southern California
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff

December 8, 2016

Molecular mechanisms of myelin development and repair

Kelly Monk, Ph.D.
Department of Developmental Biology, Hope Center for Neurological Disorders
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Host: Gary Westbrook

December 15, 2016

What turns sperm on: The link between endocannabinoids, steroids and ion channels

Polina Lishko, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Host: Matt Whorton

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February 17, 2017

Vollum & EM Study Group Special Seminar: Opening windows into the cell: Bringing structure to cell biology using cryo-EM

Elizabeth Villa, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California San Diego
Host: Eric Gouaux

February 23, 2017

Genetic and genomic approaches to tackling neuronal diversity

Sacha Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Biology, Center for Behavioral Genomics, Brandeis University
Host: Larry Trussell

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MARCH 2017

March 2, 2017

Neural circuits controlling sleep

Yang Dan, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Host: Tianyi Mao

March 9, 2017

Regulation of neuronal signaling by PKA

G. Stanley McKnight, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology, University of Washington
Host: Haining Zhong

March 16, 2017

Herbert Memorial Lecture: Re-writing the language of life: Impacts and challenges of DNA editing

Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.
HHMI, Departments of Molecular & Cell Biology and Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley
Host: Kevin Wright

March 20, 2017

Vollum Special Seminar: Mechanisms underlying the demise of neurons

Hugo J. Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.
HHMI, Departments of Molecular & Human Genetics and Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
Host: Marc Freeman

March 23, 2017

Dynamic reorganization of neuronal activity patterns in the mouse cortex

Christopher Harvey, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
Host: Haining Zhong

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APRIL 2017

April 20, 2017

Cell fate specification in the mammalian cerebral cortex

Bin Chen, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Host: Soo-Kyung Lee

April 27, 2017

Cytoskeletal control of axon integrity and function

Matthew Rasband, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine
Host: Ben Emery and Gary Westbrook

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MAY 2017

May 11, 2017

Astrocytes regulate neural circuits driving innate behavior

Baljit Khakh, Ph.D.
Brain Research Institute and Department of Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Marc Freeman

May 25, 2017

Photoacoustic tomography: Omniscale imaging from organelles to patients

Lihong Wang, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology
Host: Haining Zhong

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JULY 2017

July 19, 2017

Vollum Special Seminar: Molecular recording: Capture and storage of data within the genome of a cell

Seth Shipman, Ph.D.
Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Hosts: Gary Westbrook and Eric Schnell

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