In collaboration with UW departments, programs and centers, the Sackler Scholars program sponsors a seminar series that brings world-class biophysicists to the UW campus.   These visiting scientists present their latest research findings and meet with students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty.

2012-2013 Seminar Series

Jack Johnson, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute

Perspectives on Structure and Function of Viruses
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
10:30 am, K-069 HSB
Co-hosting department: Biochemistry

Dan Needleman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Applied Physics; Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard

Physical Aspects of Spindle Assembly
Monday, October 15, 2012
3:30 pm, G-328 HSB
Co-hosting department: Physiology & Biophysics

John Solaro, PhD
Distinguished University Professor and Head, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Illinois at Chicago

Heart Failure and Signaling To and From Cardiac Sarcomeres
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
9:00 am, Orin Smith Auditorium, South Lake Union Medical Campus
Co-hosting department: Distinguished Lecture Series at the SLU Medical Campus

Mary L. Kraft, PhD
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois

Imaging the lipid distribution in the plasma membrane and probing the mechanisms that control it with high-resolution SIMS
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
12:30 pm, Bagley Hall, Room 260
Co-hosting department: Center for Nanotechnology

David Warshaw
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, University of Vermont

Molecular Mechanics of Cardiac Myosin Binding Protein-C: Why Is It There?
Thursday, April 04, 2013
10:30 am, HSB G328
Co-hosting department: Physiology & Biophysics


Third Annual Sackler Scholars Symposium
The 3rd Annual Sackler Scholars Symposium will be held on Thursday, June 6.  This year, two current Scholars will present their recent research findings. Jacob McPherson (Perlmutter/ Bohringer labs) will talk on “Targeted, activity-dependent spinal stimulation for motor rehabilitation following spinal cord injury”.  Jonathan Driver (Asbury/Biggins labs) will present his research on “Kinase effects on kinetochore attachment strength”.   Following the presentations in Foege N130, a reception will be held in the lobby.  Please join us to hear about the latest research from two of our scholars and chat with your fellow UW biophysicists.

Brown Bag Lunch meeting
This informal meeting is held every second Wednesday of the month at 12:30 pm. The venue will rotate, so please check back for more information. Bring your lunch and talk science with your colleagues.


Times and Venues for Biophysics Seminars at the University of Washington

PBIO 519 Spring Thursday Postdoc Lectures

Department of Physiology & Biophysics

Department of Biochemistry

Biological Physics, Structure and Design

Department of Physics

Department of Bioengineering

Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering