2015-2016 Series




September 9, 2015

Vollum Special Seminar: Bicistronic cellular genes: Insights for therapy and for complex phenotypes

Christopher M. Gomez, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology, The University of Chicago
Host: Gary Westbrook

September 10, 2015

Experience-dependent dendritic spine plasticity in the living cortex

Wenbiao Gan, Ph.D.
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Molecular Neurobiology
Department of Physiology and Neuroscience, New York University
Host: Haining Zhong

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October 1, 2015

Novel regulators of glucagon secretion

David Piston, Ph.D.
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University in St. Louis
Host: Dick Goodman

October 8, 2015

A new family of kinases

Jack Dixon, Ph.D.
Departments of Pharmacology, Cellular & Molecular Medicine, and Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego
Host: Fred Robinson

October 15, 2015

Analysis and design of proton transporters

William DeGrado, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco
Host: Matt Whorton

October 23, 2015

Vollum Special Seminar: Imaging proteins and synapses in brain tissue

Haining Zhong, Ph.D.
Vollum Institute, OHSU

October 26, 2015

Vollum Special Seminar: Axon degeneration in development and disease

Marc Freeman, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Host: Eric Gouaux

October 28, 2015

Vollum Special Seminar: Development and function of Drosophila locomotor circuits

Chris Doe, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, University of Oregon
Host: Gary Westbrook

October 29, 2015

The mechanotransducer channels of cochlear hair cells

Robert Fettiplace, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Host: Larry Trussell

October 29, 2015

Vollum Special Seminar: The proteome of native GABAB receptors: Modular composition and dynamics

Bernd Fakler, M.D., Ph.D.
Institute of Physiology, University of Freiburg, Germany
Host: John Adelman

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November 4, 2015

Vollum Special Seminar: The stable brain: Homeostatic control of neural function

Grae Davis, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
Host: Gail Mandel

November 5, 2015

Underpinnings of functional and morphological heterogeneity at a developing central synapse

Lu-Yang Wang, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology, University of Toronto
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff

November 6, 2015

Vollum Special Seminar: A human genetic approach to understanding circadian clock and sleep homeostasis

Louis Ptacek, M.D.
Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco
Host: Eric Gouaux

November 12, 2015

NAD World 2.0: The importance of the inter-tissue communication mediated by NAMPT/NAD+/SIRT1 in mammalian aging/longevity control

Shin-ichiro Imai, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Developmental Biology, Department of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
Host: Dick Goodman

November 19, 2015

Dissecting circuits in the visual thalamus

William Guido, Ph.D.
Department of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology, University of Louisville
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff

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January 14, 2016

Guiding signals through anchored enzyme complexes

John Scott, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Pharmacology, University of Washington
Host: Haining Zhong

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February 4, 2016

The integration of interneurons into brain circuits: Both nature and nurture

Gordon Fishell, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, NYU Neuroscience Institute, New York University
Host: Gary Westbrook

February 8, 2016

Vollum Special Seminar: Differential calcium and voltage integration in dendrites of cerebellar interneurons

David DiGregorio, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience, Pasteur Institute
Host: Larry Trussell

February 11, 2016

Building the brush border: Shaping the cell surface with actin polymerization and adhesion

Matthew Tyska, Ph.D.
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University
Host: Peter Barr-Gillespie

February 25, 2016

Control of neuronal firing by Kv1, Kv2, Kv3, Kv4, Kv7, BK, and SK channels

Bruce Bean, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
Host: Craig Jahr

February 26, 2016

Vollum-OHRC Special Seminar: How does otoferlin control transmitter release at the hair cell ribbon synapse?

Didier Dulon, Ph.D.
INSERM and the University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux Neurocampus
Hosts: Henrique von Gersdorff and Teresa Nicolson

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MARCH 2016

March 3, 2016

Piezo ion channels and mechanosensation

Ardem Patapoutian, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute
Hosts: Eric Gouaux and Matt Whorton

March 10, 2016

CRF neurons set the threshold for fear

Larry Zweifel, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences,
University of Washington
Host: Tianyi Mao

March 31, 2016

Dissecting the neural circuits that mediate motivated behaviors

Garret Stuber, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Host: Kevin Wright

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APRIL 2016

April 14, 2016

New insights in Hsp90 client activation revealed by cryoEM structures of Hsp90:Cdc37:Cdk4 and Hsp90:Hsp70:Hop:GR complexes

David Agard, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
Host: Eric Gouaux

April 21, 2016

In vivo measurement of intracellular calcium in striatal neurons and corticostriatal afferents during behavioral performance

David Lovinger, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience, National Institutes of Health
Host: John Williams

April 28, 2016

Synaptic organization of the prefrontal cortex

Adam Carter, Ph.D.
Center for Neural Science, New York University
Host: Tianyi Mao

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MAY 2016

May 5, 2016

Breathing: From rhythm to emotion

Jack Feldman, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Host: John Williams

May 12, 2016

Mitochondria and the demise of neurons

Hugo Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
Host: Jae Lee

May 20, 2016

Vollum Special Seminar: Controlling biological pathways with photopharmacology

Dirk Trauner, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry, University of Munich, Germany
Host: John Williams

May 26, 2016

Functional implications of dopamine receptor localization

Susan Sesack, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh
Host: John Williams

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JUNE 2016

June 2, 2016

De novo synaptogenesis regulated by GABA

Hyungbae Kwon, Ph.D.
Cellular Basis of Neural Circuit Plasticity Group, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
Host: Gary Westbrook

June 9, 2016

The functional logic of cortical circuits

Mriganka Sur, Ph.D., FRS
Simons Center for the Social Brain, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Host: Haining Zhong

March 12, 2015

Herbert Memorial Lecture: Illuminating biology at the nanoscale with single-molecule and super-resolution imaging

Xiaowei Zhuang, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Host: Eric Gouaux

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JULY 2016

July 19, 2016

Vollum Special Seminar: NMDA receptors and regulation of electrical synapses between retinal amacrine cells

Espen Hartveit, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff

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