2009-2010 Series



October 8, 2009

Alternating access mechanism of glutamate transporters

Olga Boudker, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
Host: Eric Gouaux

October 14, 2009

Special Seminar: Calcium dependent exo- and endocytotic coupling at a glutamatergic synapse

Takeshi Sakaba, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff

October 15, 2009

Special Seminar: In vivo remodeling of postsynaptic glutamate receptor organization revealed by freeze-fracture replica labeling

Yugo Fukazawa, Ph.D.
Division of Cerebral Structure, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Okazaki, Japan
Host: Craig Jahr

October 29, 2009

Bi-directional signaling between Ca2+ channels in skeletal muscle and its alteration by disease-causing mutations

Kurt Beam, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Colorado at Denver
Host: Gail Mandel

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November 5, 2009

Special Seminar: Multivesicular release at a hair cell synapse

Henrique von Gersdorff, Ph.D.
Vollum Institute

November 12, 2009

Real time capacitance measurements give insight into vesicle trafficking at the hair cell afferent fiber synapse

Anthony Ricci, Ph.D.
Departments of Otolaryngology and Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Stanford University
Host: Larry Trussell



December 10, 2009

Cellular and molecular choreography of lymphocyte activation

Michael D. Cahalan, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of California Irvine
Host: Wolf Almers

December 17, 2009

Signaling between synapse and nucleus during long-term neuronal plasticity

Kelsey Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Eric Gouaux

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January 13, 2010

Special Seminar: Signaling from within: neurotrophin receptor signaling from membranes of the endosomal and biosynthetic pathways

Mark A. Bothwell, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington, Seattle
Host: Neuroscience Graduate Program and Philip Stork

January 14, 2010

Joint Seminar with Physiology & Pharmacology: Influence of acid-sensing ion channels on seizures and fear

Michael Welsh, M.D.
HHMI, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City
Host: David Dawson

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February 4, 2010

Potassium channels and the regulation of neuronal timing

Leonard Kaczmarek, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Host: John Adelman

February 11, 2010

Special Seminar: Investigation of a novel synapse to nuclear signaling pathway regulating Drosophila NMJ development

Sean Speese, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester
Host: Gary Westbrook

February 18, 2010

Synaptic circuits and odor processing in the mouse olfactory system

Venkatesh Murthy, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Host: Larry Trussell

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MARCH 2010

March 11, 2010

Herbert Memorial Lecture: The emergence and function of spinal motor circuits

Thomas Jessell, Ph.D.
HHMI, Kavli Institute for Brain Science, Departments of Neuroscience and Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Host: Craig Jahr

March 18, 2010

Development of an inhibitory sound localization circuit

Karl Kandler, Ph.D.
Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Host: Larry Trussell

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APRIL 2010

April 1, 2010

Multifunctional interneurons

Wade Regehr, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Host: Craig Jahr

April 8, 2010

Circadian clocks, a link between metabolism and sleep?

Amita Sehgal, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Host: Teresa Nicolson

April 15, 2010

Diverse properties of central axons

David McCormick, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology and Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Host: John Williams

April 27, 2010

Jungers Center: Mini-Symposium on Neural Prosthetics

Presentation 1: Retinal implants for the blind

Mark Humayun, M.D.
Doheny Retina Institute, University of Southern California

Presentation 2: Prosthetic applications of recurrent brain-computer interfaces

Eberhard Fetz, Ph.D.
University of Washington

Host: Neurobiology of Disease Course for 2010 and Gary Westbrook

April 29, 2010

Membrane-bending during regulated membrane fusion

Edwin Chapman, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Physiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Host: Eric Gouaux

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MAY 2010

May 5, 2010

Jungers Center Seminar: Molecular approaches to chronic pain

Allan Basbaum, Ph.D., FRS
Department of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco
Host: Neurobiology of Disease Course for 2010 and Gary Westbrook

May 6, 2010

The persistence of memory: Using FRET imaging to monitor the activation, assembly and disassembly of CaMKII holoenzyme in living cells

Steven Vogel, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD
Host: Paul Brehm

May 20, 2010

Joint Seminar with Oregon Hearing Research Center: Two modes of release shape the postsynaptic response at the inner hair cell ribbon synapse

Elisabeth Glowatzki, Ph.D.
Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Host: Peter Gillespie

May 26, 2010

Fluorescent reporters of protein trafficking and interactions, and application to the study of neurexin-neuroligin function at neuronal synapses

Alice Y. Ting, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Host: Gail Mandel

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JUNE 2010

June 3, 2010

Special Seminar: Non-overlapping sets of synapses drive on-responses and off-responses in auditory cortex

Michael S. Wehr, Ph.D.
Institute of Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene
Host: Larry Trussell

June 4, 2010

Jungers Center Seminar: Using aging research to inform new areas of biology

Andrew Dillin, Ph.D.
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA
Host: Neurobiology of Disease Course for 2010 and Gary Westbrook

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