2010-2011 Series



Friday, August 13, 2010

Special Seminar: Properties of GluK3 containing kainate receptors, putative presynaptic autoreceptors

David Perrais, Ph.D.
Bordeaux Neuroscience Institute, University of Bordeaux, France
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff

Monday, August 16, 2010

Special Seminar: Anoctamin 1, a cloned-calcium activated chloride channel, its physiological implication and gating mechanisms

Uhtaek Oh, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Medicine and Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Host: Soo Lee

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September 30, 2010

Synaptic circuitry mechanism underlying functional development of auditory cortex

Li Zhang, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Zilka Neurogenetic Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Host: Larry Trussell

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October 14, 2010

Structural basis of voltage sensor function and pharmacology

Kenton Swartz, Ph.D.
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Host: Eric Gouaux

October 21, 2010

Exocytosis as an exercise in membrane bending

Meyer Jackson, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Host: Paul Brehm

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November 11, 2010

Single molecule investigation of antiviral signaling

Taekjip Ha, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Physics, Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Host: Eric Gouaux

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December 2, 2010

Interactions between opioid receptors and RGS proteins: Implications for receptor cross talk

John Traynor, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Host: John Williams

December 9, 2010

The complexity of complexin

Robert Chow, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff

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January 20, 2011

Membrane traffic: Lessons from yeast applied to mammalian development

Randy Schekman, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley
Host: Gail Mandel

January 27, 2011

Lipid-protein interactions in two-dimensional crystals of aquaporin-0

Tom Walz, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Host: Eric Gouaux

January 28, 2011

Visualizing circuits in the visual system

Joshua Sanes, Ph.D.
Center for Brain Science, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Host: Gary Westbrook

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February 17, 2011

Genetic analysis of neurodegeneration

Mel Feany, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Host: Mike Forte

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MARCH 2011

March 31, 2011

Dynamics of molecules in macromolecular machines: Lessons from HIV-1 and the nuclear pore

Sanford Simon, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics, The Rockefeller University, New York NY
Host: Gary Thomas

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APRIL 2011

April 7, 2011

Mechanisms of motor neuron differentiation

Shanthini Sockanathan, Ph.D.
The Solomon Snyder Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Host: John Adelman

April 11, 2011

Special Seminar: The emergence of response selectivity in primary visual cortex

Nicholas Priebe, Ph.D.
Section of Neurobiology, The University of Texas at Austin
Host: Neuroscience Graduate Program and Henrique von Gersdorff

April 14, 2011

TRAIL triggers the lysosomal pathway of apoptosis

Gregory Gores, M.D.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Host: Gary Thomas

April 28, 2011

Sodium-activated potassium channels: An unexpected role in regulation of excitability

Christopher Lingle, Ph.D.
Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Loius, MO
Host: Larry Trussell

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MAY 2011

May 5, 2011

Drosophila temporal identity: Maintaining neural stem cell competence and the heritable specification of neuronal identity

Chris Doe, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene
Host: Dick Goodman

May 11, 2011

Special Seminar: Synaptic circuit organization of mouse motor cortex

Gordon M. G. Shepherd, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Physiology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Host: Neuroscience Graduate Program and Henrique von Gersdorff

May 19, 2011

Herbert Memorial Lecture: Information processing and integration of the basal ganglia

Shigetada Nakanishi, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Systems Biology, Osaka Bioscience Institute, Suita, Osaka, Japan
Host: Eric Gouaux

May 26, 2011

Activity-dependent and independent synapse formation

Bernardo Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Host: John Adelman

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JUNE 2011

June 2, 2011

Gating of potassium channels by calcium

Richard Aldrich, Ph.D.
Section of Neurobiology, Center for Learning and Memory, University of Texas at Austin
Host: John Adelman

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