Physiology and Biophysics

Seminars

Sep
21
Thu
2017
“Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma: Risk Factors and Preventions” – Volwiler Lecture Presented by Department of Medicine Grand Rounds @ Health Sciences Building
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Hashem B. El-Serag, MD, MPH, Chairman and Professor
Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine

“How plants conquer the space: the cell’s flying plates” – Presented by Department of Physiology & Biophysics @ Health Sciences Building
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Andrei Smertenko, PhD, Assistant Professor
Molecular Plant Sciences
Washington State University

PBIO Seminar Series: Andrei Smertenko @ HSB G-328
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

How plants conquer the space: the cell’s flying plates

Plant cytokinesis is orchestrated by a specialized structure, the phragmoplast. The phragmoplast first occurred in representatives of Charophyte algae and then became the main division apparatus in land plants.  Major cellular activities, including cytoskeletal dynamics, vesicle trafficking, membrane assembly, and cell wall biosynthesis, cooperate in the phragmoplast under the guidance of a complex signaling network. My research focuses on the self-organization processes that govern phragmoplast functions. I will give a general overview of plant cytokinesis, and present our recent data on the gamma-tubulin independent microtubule nucleation by the plant-specific protein MACERATOR and a conserved member of TPX2 protein family.

Andrei Smertenko, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular Plant Sciences
Washington State University

host: Linda Wordeman

“Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy: From Molecular to Man” – Presented by Department of Neurology Grand Rounds @ Health Sciences Building
Sep 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Leo Wang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Washington

Sep
22
Fri
2017
“Sexuality and Intimacy in Patients with LCADs and their Partners: Uncovering the Un-discussed Facts” – Presented by Division of Cardiology Grand Rounds @ Health Sciences Building
Sep 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

James Kirkpatrick, MD, Associate Professor
Medicine/Cardiology/Bioethics/Humanities
University of Washington

Guest Speaker: Jason Bjelkengren, BSN
Nurse Manager, Advanced Heart Failure,
Heart Transplant and MCS

Sep
26
Tue
2017
“H2 blockers for the heart? Huh? Thoughts from a pulmonologist (about the heart)” – Presented by The Center for Cardiovascular Biology and the Mitochondria and Metabolism Center – Breakfast Club @ South Lake Union
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Peter Leary, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Washington

Sep
27
Wed
2017
Neuromuscular: “Can prediabetes cause neuropathy?” – Presented by Department of Neurology Lecture Series @ Harborview Medical Center
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dr. M. Preston, MD
Department of Neurology
University of Washington

Sep
28
Thu
2017
“Reproducibility in Basic and Preclinical Research: Enhancing the Quality & Translatability of Animal Models” – Presented by Department of Comparative Medicine @ South Lake Union
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Charles Frevert DVM, ScD

“CRISPR Biology and the Future of Gene Editing” – Presented by Department of Biochemistry – 31st Annual Hans Neurath Memorial Lecture @ Hogness Auditorium, Health Sciences Building
Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D, HHMI Investigator; Li Ka Shing Chancellor’s Chair in
Biomedical and Health Sciences; Professor, Dept. of Molecular & Cell Biology and
Chemistry, UC Berkeley; Executive Director, Innovative Genomics Institute

“Surgical Treatment of Stroke in 2017” – Presented by Department of Neurology Grand Rounds @ Health Sciences Building
Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Michael Levitt, M.D., Associate Professor
Department of Neurology & Radiology
University of Washington School of Medicine

Sep
29
Fri
2017
“Therapeutic Approaches for Promoting Immune Tolerance” – Presented by Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies – Visiting Scientist Seminar @ Seattle Children's Research Institute
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Marc Gavin, PhD
Research Associate Member
Benaroya Research Institute

Oct
2
Mon
2017
“Cell signaling and the cytoskeleton in Giardia lamblia” – Presented by Department of Biology – Promotion Biology Seminar @ Hitchcock Hall
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dr. Alex Paredez, Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Washington

“Optics in Dentistry – Using Laser-Based Imaging and Spectroscopy to Advance Dental Health” – Presented by Department of Oral Health Sciences @ Health Sciences Building
Oct 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Eric Seibel, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
University of Washington

“Human T cell function in healthy and inflamed mucosal tissues” – Presented by Department of Immunology – Immunology 573 @ South Lake Union
Oct 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Martin Prlic, PhD
Assistant Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

“Plasticity, stability, and ensemble modeling of neuronal circuits” – Presented by The Graduate Program in Neuroscience @ Health Sciences Building
Oct 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Astrid Prinz, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Oct
3
Tue
2017
“Photoacoustic Imaging and Thrombolysis with Phase-Change Contrast Agents” – Presented by The Center for Cardiovascular Biology and The Mitochondria and Metabolism Center @ South Lake Union
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Lilo Pozzo, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of Washington

“Sensitive in-vitro Imaging and Detection” – Presented by The Center for Cardiovascular Biology and the Mitochondria and Metabolism Center @ South Lake Union
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Xiaohu Gao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
University of Washington

“Research Update from the WWAMI region Practice and Research Network” – Presented by Department of Family Medicine @ Roosevelt 1 Building
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Allison M. Cole, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Associate Director WWAMI region Practice and Research Network,
Institute of Translational Health Sciences

Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, MPH, Professor, Family Medicine
Director, Community Engagement
Institute of Translational Health Sciences

“Rules of engagement: molecular arms races between viral and host genomes” – Presented by Department of Pharmacology @ Health Sciences B uilding
Oct 3 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Harmit Malik, PhD
Member, Division of Basic Sciences, FHCRC
HHMI Investigator

Oct
4
Wed
2017
“Increasing Afterload Promotes Maturation of hiPSC-CMs in Engineered Heart Tissues” – Presented by the Center for Cardiovascular Biology @ South Lake Union
Oct 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Andrea Leonard, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sniadecki Laboratory

“Episodic disorders of autonomic function: A practical Guide to diagnosis and management” – Presented by Department of Neurology Lecture Series @ Harborview Medical Center
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

John Oakley, MD, Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Washington

“Mechanism of DNA Unwinding in Eukaryotic Transcription Initiation” – Presented by Division of Basic Sciences @ Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Eric Galburt, Ph.D.
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Oct
5
Thu
2017
“Precision medicine and the health of the public” – Presented by Department of Medicine Grand Rounds @ Health Sciences Building
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Bruce M. Psaty, MD, PhD
Co-director, Cardiovascular Health Research Unit
Professor, Medicine & Epidemiology
University of Washington

“Selective autophagy in the fight against age-related disorders” – Presented by Division of Basic Sciences @ Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Ama Maria Cuervo, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology

“Dysregulated TLR7 signaling drives anemia via development of unique hemophagocytes” – Presented by IMMUN 550 Research-in-Progress (RIP) @ South Lake Union
Oct 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Holly Akilesh, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Hamerman Lab

“Myelin-Specific CD8+ T cells Exacerbate CNS Autoimmunity and Increase Clinical Signs of Brain Inflammation” – Presented by IMMUN 550 Research-in-Progress (RIP) @ South Lake Union
Oct 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Katie Wagner
Graduate Student
Goverman Lab

“Neurologic Constellations: Prosophagnosia and its Perceptual Syndromes” – Presented by Department of Neurology Grand Rounds @ Health Sciences Building
Oct 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Jason Barton, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP (C)
Canada Research Chair, Marianne Koerner Chair in Brain Disease
Department of Neurology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Oct
6
Fri
2017
“Molecular Mechanisms of DNA Replication Across UV-Induced DNS Lesions and Novel Approaches to Suppress UV Mutagenesis” – A Master’s Thesis Defense – Department of Oral Health Sciences @ Health Sciences Building
Oct 6 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Lavanya Samraj
Master’s Candidate, Oral Biology
School of Dentistry

Oct
9
Mon
2017
Postdoc Seminar – Presented by Department of Biology @ Hitchcock Hall
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Dr. Callin Switzer (Daniel Lab)
Dr. Mallorie Taylor-Teeples (Nemhauser Lab)
Dr. Floris van Breugel (Riffell Lab)
Dr. Natasha Gownaris (Boersma Lab)

“Can Minimization Improve the Usefulness of Clinical Trials?” – Presented by Department of Oral Health Sciences @ Health Sciences Building
Oct 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Donald Taves, MD, MPH, PhD
Affiliated Associate Professor
Oral Health Sciences, University of Washington