2007-2008 Series



October 18, 2007

Nitric oxide signaling: Specificity versus reactivity

Michael Marletta, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Host: John Williams

October 25, 2007

Altered cell division and migration in developing neocortex

Joe LoTurco, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut
Host: Gail Mandel



November 9, 2007

Special Seminar: Left-right asymmetry of hippocampal pyramidal cell synapses

Ryuichi Shigemoto, M.D., Ph.D.
National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Myodaiji, Okazaki, Japan
Host: Craig Jahr

November 15, 2007

Sensing voltage in membrane proteins

Francisco Bezanilla, Ph.D.
Institute for Molecular Pediatric Sciences and Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, The University of Chicago
Host: John Adelman

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December 6, 2007

Regulation of mesodermal cell behavior in zebrafish embryos by the tumor suppressor Gravin: Implications for development and cancer

David Kimelman, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Host: Gail Mandel



January 30, 2008

Special Seminar: Variability in the subcellular localization of potassium channels on the neuronal surface

Rafael Luján, Ph.D.
School of Medicine, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete, Spain
Host: John Adelman

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February 7, 2008

Regulation of signaling receptors by endocytic membrane traffic

Mark von Zastrow, M.D., Ph.D.
Departments of Psychiatry and Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco
Host: John Williams

February 21, 2008

Temperature-sensitive paralytic mutants and gene discovery for synaptic development and maintenance of neuronal viability in Drosophila

Barry Ganetzky, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Host: Dick Goodman

February 28, 2008

Addiction: Sorting out the regulation of brain potassium channels

Paul Slesinger, Ph.D.
Peptide Biology Laboratory, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA
Host: John Adelman

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MARCH 2008

March 6, 2008

The secret lives of axons

David Linden, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Host: Larry Trussell

March 13, 2008

Herbert Memorial Lecture: Making an effort to listen: Mechanical amplification by myosin molecules and ion channels in hair cells of the inner ear

A. James Hudspeth, M.D., Ph.D.
Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Host: Peter Gillespie

March 19, 2008

Special Seminar: Dynein light chain LC8 is a dimerization hub essential in diverse multiprotein complexes

Elisar Barbar, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Host: Tom Soderling

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APRIL 2008

April 1, 2008

Special Seminar: p66 Shc, redox signal, and aging

Marco Giorgio, Ph.D.
Department of Experimental Oncology, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
Host: Mike Forte

April 3, 2008

Two crystal structures of the beta-2-adrenergic receptor

William Weis, Ph.D.
Departments of Structural Biology and Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Host: Eric Gouaux

April 11, 2008

Jungers Center Lecture: Molecular basis of memory loss in Alzheimer's disease

Karen Hsiao Ashe, M.D., Ph.D.
Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Host: Neurobiology of Disease Course for 2008 and Gary Westbrook

April 17, 2008

The engrailed transcription factors regulate 3D organization of cerebellum morphology, molecular codes and afferent topography

Alexandra Joyner, Ph.D.
Developmental Biology Program, Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York, NY
Host: Gail Mandel

April 21, 2008

Jungers Center Lecture: Mechanisms of traumatic brain injury

John T. Povlishock, Ph.D.
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
Host: Neurobiology of Disease Course for 2008 and Gary Westbrook

April 24, 2008

Arresting developments in receptor signaling and trafficking

Jeffrey Benovic, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Host: John Williams

April 28, 2008

Jungers Center Lecture: Regeneration and repair after spinal cord injury

Oswald Steward, Ph.D.
Reeve-Irvine Research Center, University of California, Irvine
Host: Neurobiology of Disease Course for 2008 and Gary Westbrook

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MAY 2008

May 1, 2008

Memory and membrane dynamics in dendritic microdomains

Michael Ehlers, M.D., Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Host: John Adelman

May 5, 2008

Special Seminar: Potassium channels and cell membranes

Roderick MacKinnon, M.D.
HHMI, Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Host: Eric Gouaux

May 15, 2008

Epigenetic remodeling of AMPARs in neuronal death

Suzanne Zukin, Ph.D.
Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, Neuropsychopharmacology Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Host: Tom Soderling

May 22, 2008

How synaptic vesicle endocytosis affects exocytosis

Robert Edwards, M.D.
Departments of Neurology and Physiology, University of California, San Francisco
Host: John Williams

May 29, 2008

Finding Closure: Genetics and molecular insight into neural tube closure

Lee Niswander, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Developmental Biology, University of Colorado Denver
Host: Gail Mandel

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JUNE 2008

June 5, 2008

On the electrical function of dendritic spines

Rafael Yuste, M.D., Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, New York, NY
Host: Tom Soderling

June 11, 2008

Special Seminar: Footprints of pain

Peter Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology, Centre for Neuroscience, University of Alberta, Canada
Host: John Williams and Victor Derkach

June 17, 2008

Special Seminar: Biochemistry of gamma-secretase complex

Gang Yu, Ph.D.
Center for Basic Neuroscience, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Host: Gary Westbrook



August 4, 2008

Special Seminar: Seeing without photoreceptors: An optogenetic approach to restoring vision in mouse models of retinal degeneration

Gautam Awatramani, Ph.D.
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Host: Larry Trussell

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