Physiology and Biophysics

Health Sciences Bulletin

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

“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

“Oh To Be Seventeen Again: IL-17 signaling in autoimmunity and host defense” – Presented by Department of Immunology @ South Lake Union
Oct 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Sarah Gaffen, PhD
Gerald P. Rodnan Endowed Chair and Professor of
Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology
University of Pittsburgh