Pharmacology Pharmacology

Past Seminar Speakers

2016-2017:

 
Thirtieth Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
Kevan Shokat, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice-Chair, University of California, HHMI Investigator
Drugging Undruggable Targets in Oncology, from Kinases to GTPases
S060, Foege Auditorium, 2:30PM, May 23, 2017, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Richard Neubig, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Michigan State University
Mechanisms of GNAO1 Encephalopathies: Movement Disorder Associated with GOF Mutations
May 12, 2017, 11:00AM, Room T-747, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Laura Sheard Graduate Lecture
Katerina Akassoglou, Ph.D.
Professor, University of California
Neurovascular Interactions: Mechanisms, Imaging, Therapeutics
S060, Foege Auditorium, 2:30PM, May 9, 2017, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Michael Ailion, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Taking the black dots out of the black box: how neurosecretory cells make a unique organelle
S060, Foege Auditorium, 2:30PM, May 2, 2017, Host: Dr. Neil Nathanson
 
David M. Shechner, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard University
New Methods for Probing and Harnessing Noncoding RNA Function
T-739, Health Sciences, 1:00PM, April 26, 2017, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng
 
Taran Gujral, Ph.D.
Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Systems Approaches for Understanding Metastasis and Drug Resistance in Cancer
S060, Foege Auditorium, 2:30PM, April 25, 2017, Host: Dr. Chris Hague
 
Young Kwon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
The Molecular Mechanisms of Organ Growth and Wasting
S060, Foege Auditorium, 2:30PM, April 18, 2017, Host: Dr. Edith Wang
 
Kevin Cheung, Ph.D.
Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Accelerating Cancer Metastasis through Collective Cell Behaviors
S060, Foege Auditorium, 2:30PM, April 11, 2017, Host: Dr. Richard Gardner
 
Pharmacology Faculty Candidate
Yasemin Sancak, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Massachusetts General Hospital
Mitochondrial Calcium Transport in Signaling and Metabolism
D-209, 2:30PM, March 21, 2017
 
Pharmacology Faculty Candidate
Yen-Sin Ang, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, University of California, San Francisco
Gene Regulatory Mechanisms in Human Cardiogenesis
D-209, 2:30PM, March 7, 2017
 
Pharmacology Faculty Candidate
Achim Werner, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
Cell-fate determination by ubiquitin-dependent regulation of ribosome biogenesis and translation
D-209, 2:30PM, February 28, 2017
 
Pharmacology Faculty Candidate
Steven Cappell, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
To divide or not divide: Dissecting the decision to enter and exit the cell cycle using live-cell biosensors
D-209, 2:30PM, February 21, 2017
 
Pharmacology Faculty Candidate
Keriann Backus, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Scripps Research Institute
Chemical Tools to Expand the Ligandable Proteome: Proteome-Wide Screening of Fragment Electrophiles
D-209, 2:30PM, February 14, 2017
 
Pharmacology Faculty Candidate
Jiansen Jiang, Ph.D.
Assistant Project Scientist, University of California, Los Angeles
CryoEM structure of Tetrahymena telomerase: insights into functions and interactions of the subunits
D-209, 2:30PM, February 7, 2017
 
Phillip Chamberlain, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Celgene
How to Target Undruggable Proteins: A New Paradigm in Drug Discovery
D-209, 2:30PM, January 24, 2017, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng
 
Faculty Candidate - Center for Integrative Brain Research
Kuei-Yuan, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
Afferent Regulation of Prefrontal Maturation During Adolescence: Impact of Social Defeat Stress
D-209, 12:00PM, January 20, 2017, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Pharmacology Faculty Candidate
Smita Yadav, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSF
Mapping the Synaptic Kinome: Autism susceptibility gene TAOK2 and its novel substrates in dendritic spine development
D-209, 2:30PM, January 17, 2017
 
Robert W. Gereau, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Dr. Seymour and Rose T Brown Professor; Director, Washington Univ Pain Center: Chief, Division of Basic Research, Washington University
Optogenetics for the modulation and treatment(?) of pain
T-625, 2:30PM, December 20, 2016, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Beth A. Habecker, Ph.D.
Professor, Oregon Health & Science University
Post-infarct remodeling of cardiac sympathetic nerves and arrhythmia
T-625, 2:30PM, December 6, 2016, Host: Dr. Neil Nathanson
 
Jin Zhang, Ph.D.
Professor, University of California, San Diego
Illuminating the Biochemical Activity Architecture of the Cell
T-625, 2:30PM, November 29, 2016, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Sergei Doulatov, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Drug discovery for blood disorders using pluripotent stem cells
T-625, 2:30PM, November 8, 2016, Host: Dr. Richard Gardner
 
Emily M. Hatch, Ph.D.
Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Nucleus rupture and repair and its consequences for genome stability
T-625, 2:30PM, November 1, 2016, Host: Dr. Richard Gardner
 
Alice Chen, Ph.D.
Principal, Accelerator Corporation (Seattle)
Early-Stage BioPharma R&D and Drug Discovery
T-625, 2:30PM, October 4, 2016, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng
 
Special Seminar
Khaled Al-hosaini, Ph.D
Signaling and trafficking of Neuromedin U2 (NMU2) receptor
K-069, 12:00 PM, September 15, 2016, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh

2015-2016:

The Twenty-Ninth Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
David Julius, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, University of California, San Francisco
Understanding Pain Mechanisms: From Physiology to Atomic Structure
D-209, 1:00 PM, June 9, 2016, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Michael J. Eck, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Understanding and Inhibiting Oncogenic EGFR Mutants in Lung Cancer
S060, Foege Auditorium , 2:30 PM, May 31, 2016, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng
 
Cyrus Ghajar, Ph.D.
Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Where the wild things are: Perivascular regulation of disseminated tumor cell dormancy and drug resistance.
S060, Foege Auditorium, 2:30 PM, May 24, 2016, Host: Dr. Richard Gardner
 
Distinguished Pharmacology Lecturer
Nephi Stella, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Washington
Cracking the Clinical Cannabis Code
S060, Foege Auditorium, 2:30 PM, May 17, 2016
 
Canceled
Moshe Giladi, Ph.D.
Head of Preclinical Research at Novocure
The science behind Tumor Treating Fields - translating alternating electrical fields into an effective treatment against solid tumors
Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Department of Pharmacology Chair Candidate Seminar
John Scott, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Washington
Guiding Signals Through Anchored Enzyme Complexes: Implications for Therapeutic Intervention
A-420, HSB, 2:00 PM, May 11, 2016
 
Department of Pharmacology Chair Candidate Seminar
Charles Chavkin, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Washington
Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Stress-Induced Drug Addiction Risk
K-069, HSB, 2:00 PM, May 9, 2016
 
David Veesler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Structural Studies of Coronavirus Fusion Proteins
S060, Foege Auditorium, 2:30 PM, May 3, 2016, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng
 
Department of Pharmacology Chair Candidate Seminar
Andres Villu Maricq, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, University of Utah
The Machinery of Memory: Delivery, Removal and the Regulation of Synaptic Strength
A-420, HSB, 2:00 PM, April 20, 2016
 
Ivan Soltesz, Ph.D.
Professor, Stanford University
Organization and control of hippocampal networks
S060, Foege Auditorium, 2:30 PM, April 19, 2016, Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Department of Pharmacology Chair Candidate Seminar
John Ngai, Ph.D.
Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Illuminating Cellular Diversity in the Nervous System
T-625, HSB, 3:30 PM, April 14, 2016
 
Dorit Ron, Ph.D.
Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Corticostriatal Neuroadaptations and Alcohol Abuse Disorders
TBA, 2:30 PM, April 5, 2016, Host: Dr. Paul Phillips
 
David Pagliarini, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin (also with the Morgridge Institute for Research)
Mitochondrial Proteins, Pathways, and Pathogenesis
D-209, 2:30 PM, March 22, 2016, Host: Dr. Shao-En Ong, co-Hosted by the UW Mitochondria and Metabolism Center
 
Michael Bruchas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Washington University
Dissecting Neuromodulatory Circuits and Signaling in Affective Behaviors
D-209, 2:30 PM, March 15, 2016, Host: Dr. Chris Hague
 
Joanne Wang, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Washington
Structure and Function of the Plasma Membrane Monoamine Transporter (SLC29A4)
D-209, 2:30 PM, March 8, 2016, Host: Dr. Dan Storm
 
CANCELED
Nathan Price, Ph.D.
Professor, Associate Director - Institute of System Biology
TBA
D-209, 2:30 PM, February 16, 2016, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng
 
Istvan Katona, Ph.D.
Professor, Head of Department of Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience, IEM HAS
STORM super-resolution imaging of synaptic cannabinoid signaling
D-209, 2:30 PM, February 2, 2016, Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Richard Palmiter, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Washington
Deciphering Neural Circuits that Control Appetite
D-209, 2:30 PM, January 19, 2016, Host: Dr. Larry Zweifel
 
William Grady, M.D.
Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
The Epigenome of Colorectal Cancer: Drivers and Biomarkers
D-209, 2:30 PM, January 12, 2016, Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Alexandra Newton, Ph.D.
Professor, University of California
Reversing the Paradigm: Protein Kinase C as a Tumor Suppressor
D-209, 10:30 AM, January 8, 2016, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Gwenn Garden, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, University of Washington
The Microglia Identity Crisis
T-739, 2:30 PM, December 8, 2015, Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Sven Enerbäck, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Gothenburg
Brown adipose tissue of mice and man
K-069, 2:30 PM, December 4, 2015, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Zachary Knight, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Neural Circuits Underlying Feeding
T-739, 2:30 PM, November 10, 2015, Host: Dr. Stan McKnight
 
Patrick Paddison, Ph.D.
Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Putting precision oncology to the test: application of CRISPR-Cas9 and RNAi in brain tumor patient isolates for therapeutic target discovery.
T-739, 2:30 PM, October 27, 2015
Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
The Laura Sheard Graduate Lecture
Andreas Bergmann, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Apoptosis-induced Compensatory Proliferation in Drosophila
T-739, 2:30 PM, October 20, 2015, Host: 4th Year Graduate Students
 
Barry M. Gumbiner, Ph.D.
Professor, Seattle Children's Research Institute
Bidirectional Signaling by Cadherins and Catenins in Development and Disease
T-739, 2:30 PM, October 6, 2015, Host: Dr. Richard Gardner
 

2014-2015:

Yoshimi Homma, Ph.D.
Professor, Fukushima Medical University
Regulation of mitochondria function by protein phosphorylation by c-Src
G-417, 2:30 PM, July 28, 2015, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Ning Zheng, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Washington
Protein Deubiquitination with Propellers
T-747, 2:30 PM, May 19, 2015, Host: Dr. Joseph Beavo
 
The Laura Sheard Graduate Lecture
Brian Zoltowski
Assistant Professor, Southern Methodist University
Allostery and the Clock: Engineering photoreceptors to tune circadian clock function and develop novel optogenetic tools
T-625, 2:30 PM, May 12, 2015, Host: 4th Year Pharmacology Graduate Students
 
The Twenty-Eigth Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
Lily Jan, Ph.D.
Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Calcium-activated Chloride Channels
D-209, 4:30 PM, May 5, 2015, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Deborah K. Morrison, Ph.D.
Chief, Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Signaling, National Cancer Institute
Mechanisms That Regulate Raf Kinase Signaling in Normal and Disease States
K-069, 2:30 PM, April 21, 2015, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Ben Land, Ph.D.
Acting Instructor, University of Washington
Kappa opioid receptor control of mTOR signaling and timing behavior
S060, Foege Auditorium, 2:30 PM, April 7, 2015, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Laurinda Jaffe, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, University of Connecticut
Intercellular signaling via cyclic GMP diffusion through gap junctions restarts meiosis in ovarian follicles
S060, Foege Auditorium, 2:30 PM, March 31, 2015, Host: Dr. Joseph Beavo
 
Gentry Patrick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego
Ubiquitin at the synapse
D-209, 2:30 PM, March 17, 2015, Host: Dr. Rich Gardner
 
Emilio Hirsch, Ph.D.
Professor of Applied Biology, University of Torino, Italy
Targeting the PI3Ky/PKA interaction: New Therapeutic Avenues for Respiratory Diseases
T-639, 2:30 PM, January 21, 2015, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Len Kaczmarek, Ph.D.
Professor, Yale University
RNA-Binding Ion Channels and Intellectual Disabilities
T-739, 2:30 PM, December 9, 2014, Host: Drs. Ed Rubel and Bruce Tempel
 
Robert Rottapel, M.D..
Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University of Toronto
Hacking the Source Code of Cancer: The RhoGEF Arhgef2 Provides Positive Feedback Required for Oncogenic RAS Transformation
K-069, 2:00 PM, December 5, 2014, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
CANCELED!
Volker Haucke, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular Pharmacology and Cell Biology, Leibniz Institute
Spatiotemporal Control of Endocytosis and Synaptic Vesicle Recycling
G-328, 2:30 PM, December 4, 2014, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh
 
Alex Kolodkin, Ph.D.
Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Establishment of Neuronal Connectivity
T-739, 2:30 PM, November 25, 2014, Host: Dr. Larry Zweifel
 
Matthias Mann, Ph.D.
Professor, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
The Modern Proteomics Toolbox and Its Application to Biomedicine
T-739, 2:30 PM, November 18, 2014, Host: Dr. Shao-En Ong
 
Champak Chatterjee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Chemical Approaches to Study Ubiquitin-Like Proteins
T-739, 2:30 PM, November 4, 2014, Host: Dr. Richard Gardner
 
K. Matthew Lattal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Oregon Health and Science University
Targeting the Molecular Circuits of Memory to Promote Extinction
T-739, 2:30 PM, October 28, 2014, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Special Seminar
Larry Wennogle, Ph.D.
Vice President Drug Discovery, Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc.
Role of Cyclic Nucleotides in Cognitive Function in the Brain
RR-134, 2:30 PM, September 11, 2014, Host: Dr. Joseph Beavo
 
Special Seminar
Alan D'Andrea, M.D.
Professor of Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School
Targeting the Fanconi Anemia/BRCA Pathway in Cancer Therapy
T-747, 10:00 AM, September 8, 2014, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng

2013-2014:

The Laura Sheard Graduate Lecture
Michael Conn, Ph.D.
Pharmacoperones: A New Therapeutic Approach Unfolding
T-739, 2:30 PM, June, 3, 2014, Host: 4th Year Pharmacology Graduate Students
 
The Twenty-Seventh Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
Michael Cahalan, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, University of California, Irvine
Cracking CRAC, the Store-Operated Calcium Channel in T Lymphocytes
T-739, 2:30 PM, May 20, 2014, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
William Zagotta, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Washington
From the Heart: Molecular Mechanisms of Ion Channel Gating
T-739, 2:30 PM, May 6, 2014, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng
 
Peter Brzovic, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, University of Washington
A Bacterial Kinase That Hijacks Host Cell Ubiquitin-Transfer Machinery During Pathogenesis
T-739, 2:30 PM, May 13, 2014, Host: Dr. Shao-En Ong
 
Charles Chalfant, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
The Role of Ceramide-1-Phosphate in Eicosanoid Synthesis and Sepsis Resolution
T-739, 2:30 PM, April 29, 2014, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh
 
Robert Bradley, Ph.D.
Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
RNA Processing is a Common Modifier of Human Disease
T-739, 2:30 PM, April 22, 2014, Host: Dr. Richard Gardner
 
Wenqing Xu, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Washington
Structural Basis of PARylation-Dependent Ubiquitination in Wnt Signaling and Beyond
T-739, 2:30 PM, April 15, 2014, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng
 
Elisenda Sanz-Iglesias, Ph.D.
Seattle Children's Research Institute
Identification of Cell-Specific Gene Expression in Hypothalamic Neurons Using RiboTag Analysis
T-739, 2:30 PM, April 8, 2014, Host: Dr. G. Stanley McKnight
 
Professor Andrew Tobin
Lead, University of Leicester
Can molecular pharmacology help in neurodegenerative disease?
K-069, 10:30 AM, March 28, 2014, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Thomas Kash, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina
Dissecting the Role of Neuromodulation in Emotional Circuitry
D-209, 2:30 PM, March 11, 2014, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Jihong Bai, Ph.D.
Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
A New Look at the Molecular Machinery for Synaptic Vesicle Endocytosis
D-209, 2:30 PM, March 4, 2014, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh
 
Brian Jones, Ph.D.
Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington
Pattern Separation by the Hippocampal Dentate Gyrus Requires AKAP7
D-209, 2:30 PM, February 25, 2014, Host: Dr. G. Stanley McKnight
 
Stephen Tapscott, MD, Ph.D.
Full Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Regulation of Gene Expression in Normal Muscle Development and Disease
D-209, 2:30 PM, February 18, 2014, Host: Dr. Shao-En Ong
 
Richard James Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Seattle Children's Research Institute
Identifying Mechanisms Mediating Drug Responses in Inflammation and Lymphoma
D-209, 2:30 PM, February 4, 2014, Host: Dr. Randall Moon
 
Carmen Dessauer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Texas at Houston
Sensitization of GPCR Signaling by Anchored Adenylyl Cyclase Complexes
D-209, 2:30 PM, January 28, 2014, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Joachim Schultz, Ph.D.
Professor
A 25 Year Pursuit of Utopia: Regulation of Adenylyl Cyclases by 2TM and 6TM Receptors
D-209, 2:30 PM, January 21, 2014, Host: Dr. Joseph Beavo
 
Steven Reppert, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Monarch Butterfly Migration: From Behavior to Neurons to Genes
D-209, 2:30 PM, January 14, 2014, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng
 
K. Heran Darwin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, NYU Lagone Medical Center
Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, nitric oxide, proteasomes and... plant hormones?
T-739, 2:30 PM, December 3, 2013, Host: Dr. Richard Gardner
 
Douglas M. Fowler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Large Scale mutagenesis to understand proteins.
T-739, 2:30 PM, November 26, 2013, Host: Dr. Shao-En Ong
 
Liguo Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Structural and functional studies of membrane proteins in lipid membranes using cryo-electron microscopy
T-739, 2:30 PM, November 19, 2013, Host: Dr. Neil Nathanson
 
Paul Nghiem, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Washington
A Chemical Genetic Screen Reveals Mechanistically Novel Inhibitors of DNA Damage Signaling by ATR/ATM Kinases
T-739, 2:30 PM, November 5, 2013, Host: Dr. Shao-En Ong
 
Donelson Smith, Ph.D.
Research Specialist II, HHMI, Department of Pharmacology, University of Washington
Structural analysis of anchoring protein complexes: new insights into compartmentalized kinase signaling.
T-739, 2:30 PM, October 29, 2013, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Henry Lester, Ph.D.
Bren Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology
Psychiatric Medication Turned Inside Out
T-739, 2:30 PM, October 22, 2013, Hosts: Dr. William Catterall and Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Michael McMurray, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado
Quality control of higher-order septin assembly: roles for nucleotide binding and folding chaperones
D-209, 2:30 PM, September 3, 2013, Host: Dr. Rich Gardner

2012-2013:

Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
Eric Gouaux, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute Investigator, HHMI
The molecular choreography underlying signal transmission at chemical synapses
June 4, 2013, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Xandra Breakefield, Ph.D.
Professor, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital
Tumor Extracellular Vesicles as Saboteurs, Biomarkers and Therapeutics
May 28, 2013, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Seva Gurevich, Ph.D.
Professor, Vanderbilt University
Playing Evolution: Can We Design Signaling-biased Arrestins That Do What We Want?
May 21, 2013, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Laura Sheard Graduate Lecture
Eric Gaucher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Georgia Tech University
Evolutionary Synthetic Biology: How evolution helps us engineer better drugs (and stuff).
May 14, 2013, Host: 4th Year Graduate Students
 
Steve Hahn, Ph.D.
Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Transcription Activators and their "Fuzzy" Complexes
May 7, 2013, Host: Dr. Edith Wang and Dr. Ning Zheng
 
Franck Kalume, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Seattle Children's Research Institute
Sudden Unexpected Death in a Mouse Model of Dravet Syndrome
April 30, 2013, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Nick Poolos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Washington
Dysfunctional Regulation of HCN Channels in Epilepsy
April 16, 2012, Host: Dr. Bruce Tempel
 
Richard Pearson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Inhibition of Ribosome Biogenesis as a Strategy to Treat Cancer
April 12, 2013, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Fernando Santana, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Washington
Calcium Signaling in Heart
April 9, 2013, Host: Dr. G. Stanley McKnight
 
Richard Bridges, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, University of Montana
The Ins and Outs of Glutamate and Cystine Exchange by the System Xc Transporter
March 5, 2013, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh
 
Darwin Berg, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, University of California
Nicotinic Control of Neural Nets
February 26, 2013, Host: Dr. Neil Nathanson
 
Weiqing Xing, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, University of Washington
A Novel Regulatory Mechanism of Protein Ubiquitination in the Circadian Clock Pathway
February 5, 2013, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng
 
James M. Olson, Ph.D.
Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Optides: A Drug Discovery Platform for CNS, Cancer, and Metabolic Diseases
January 29, 2013, Host: Dr. Edith Wang
 
David Canton, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, University of Washington/HHMI
Regulation of Mitotic Kinases by Anchoring Proteins
January 22, 2013, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
David Hawkins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Epigenomic Landscapes in Human Embryonic and Cancer Stem Cells
December 4, 2012, Host: Dr. Edith Wang
 
Bertil Hille, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Washington
Phosphoinositide Lipid Metabolism Regulates Cells and Ion Channels
November 27, 2012, Host: Dr. Bruce Tempel
 
Aaron Gitler, Ph.D.
Professor, Stanford University
Yeast and Human Genetics Approches to Define Mechanisms of Human Neurodegenerative Diseases
November 13, 2012, Host: Dr. Richard Gardner
 
Paul J. Kenny, , Ph.D.
Associate Professor, The Scripps Research Institute, Florida
MicroRNAs and Addiction
November 6, 2012, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
John Adelman, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute, OHSU
SK Channels: A Story of Synaptic Serendipity
October 23, 2012, Host: Dr. Larry Zweifel
 
Joseph Falke, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry; Director of NIH/CU Molecular Biophysics Program, University of Colorado
Mechanisms of Lipid-Regulated Signaling Reactions on Membrane Surfaces
October 16, 2012, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh

2011-2012:

Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
John Kuriyan, Ph.D.
Chancellor's Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, University of California, Berkeley
Structural mechanisms in the activation of the EGF receptor.
June 5, 2012, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Annual Graduate Program Endowed Lecture
Peter Senter, Ph.D.
Vice President, Seattle Genetices
Empowered Antibodies for Cancer Therapy
May 29, 2012, Host: 4th Year Graduate Students
 
Robert Stahelin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Notre Dame
Investigation of the Assembly and Egress of the Ebola Virus
May 22, 2012, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh
 
Muneesh Tewari, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Circulating mciroRNAs as Cancer Biomarkers
May 15, 2012, Host: Dr. Edith Wang
 
Laura Sheard Graduate Lecture
Keiko Torii, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology, University of Washington
Take a Deep Breath: Signaling in Plant Epidermal Patterning
May 8, 2012, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng
 
Amy Weinmann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Washington
The Interplay Between T-bet and Bcl-6 Helper Cell Differentiation
May 1, 2012, Host: Dr. Edith Wang
 
Jack Taunton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco
Small-molecule Interrogation of Kinase Signaling and Membrane Protein Biogenesis
April 24, 2012, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng
 
Anthony K. Leung, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Poly(ADP-ribose) Regulates Post-transcriptional Gene Regulation in the Cytoplasm
March 6, 2012, Host: Dr. Shao-En Ong
 
Phillip Robinson, Ph.D.
Professor, Medicine, University of Sydney
Dynamin Phosphorylation and Dynamin Modulators in Synaptic Endocytosis
February 28, 2012, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh
 
David Baker, Ph.D.
Professor, Biochemistry, University of Washington
Design of Protein Therapeutics
February 14, 2012, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng
 
Neal M Alto, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Probing the Mechanisms of Cell Polarity and Membrane Trafficking Using Bacterial Effector Molecules
February 7, 2012, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Nina Salama, Ph.D.
Affiliate Associate Professor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Putting the Helico in Helicobacter Pylori: Peptidoglycan Modifying Enzymes Promote Cell Shape and Stomach Colonization
January 31, 2012, Host: Dr. Richard Gardner
 
Calvin Kuo, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine, Stanford University
Molecular Regulation of Angiogenesis
January 17, 2012, Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Chuck Murry, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Pathology, University of Washington
Cardiac Differentiation from Pluripotent Human Stem Cells: Mechanisms and Applications
January 10, 2012, Host: Dr. Chris Hague
 
Richard James, Ph.D.
Acting Instructor, Pharmacology, University of Washington
Integrative Screening Reveals Novel Regulators of Wnt/Beta-catenin Signaling
December 6, 2011, Host: Dr. Randall Moon
 
Hongkui Zeng, Ph.D.
Senior Scientific Director, Research and Development, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Genetic Approaches for Brain Circuit Dissection and Connectivity Mapping
November 29, 2011, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng
 
Tuck Wah Soong, Ph.D.
Head and Principal Investigator, Ion Channel and Transport Laboratory, National Neuroscience Institute
Pre-mRNA Alternative Splicing and RNA Editing Diversify L-type Calcium Channel Function
November 22, 2011, Host: Dr. Larry Zweifel
 
Marc Caron, Ph.D.
James B. Duke Professor, Cell Biology, Duke Institute for Brain Science
Beta-arrestin-dependent Signaling of Dopamine D2 Receptor in the CNS: Opportunities for functionally selective therapeutic approaches?
November 8, 2011, Host: Dr. Paul Phillips
 
Huda Akil, Ph.D.
Co-Director and Research Professor, Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, University of Michigan
Antecedents and Consequences of Drug Abuse: Genetic Vulnerability, Developmental Modifiers and New Molecular Targets
October 25, 2011, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Kathryn Cunningham, Ph.D.
Director, University of Texas Center for Addiction Research
Serotonin 5-HT2A Receptor: 5-HT2C Receptor Imbalance in Impulsivity and Addiction
October 18, 2011, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Antonello Bonci, M.D.
Scientific Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Intramural Research Program
Optogenetic Modulation of the Limbic System: Implications for Substance Abuse
October 11, 2011, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Co-Sponsored with the Graduate Program in Neurobiology
Xinyu Zhao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Neurosciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Unraveling the Mechanisms Governing Neural Stem Cell Fate and Neurogenesis
September 21, 2011, Host: Dr. Zhengui Xia

2010-2011:

Peter K. Jackson, Ph.D.
Director and Staff Scientist, Genentech, Inc., San Francisco
Primary Cilia: Mapping Protein Networks to Link Cillopathies to Diseases of the Retina, Kidney, and Brain
June 14, 2011, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng
 
Thomas A. Reh, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Structure, Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington
What Good Are Stem Cells to a Pharmacologist?
May 31, 2011, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh
 
Athina Markou, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego
Drug and Stress Induced Anhedonia
May 24, 2011, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Annual Graduate Program Endowed Lecture
Michael Rout, Ph.D.
Professor, Laboratory of Cellular and Structural Biology, The Rockefeller University
Pores for Thought: The Architecture and Transport Mechanism of the Nuclear Pore Complex
May 17, 2011, Host: 4th Year Graduate Students
 
Linda Wordeman, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington
Finding the Middle Ground: Control of Chromosome Segregation by Motor Proteins
May 10, 2011, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh
 
Co-sponsored with Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior
Anirvan Ghosh, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Section of Neurobiology; Stephen W. Kuffler Chair in Biology, University of California, San Diego
Regulation of synaptic specificity in developing neural circuits
May 9, 2011, Host: Dr. Andres Barria
 
Co-sponsored with Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior
Patrizia Casaccia, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Genetics and Genomics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Histone Deacetylases in Oligodendrocyte Differentiation and in Demyelinating Disorders
May 3, 2011, Host: Dr. Zhengui Xia
 
Susan Dymecki, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Decoding serotonergic neuron heterogeneity by molecular expression and selective in vivo silencing
April 19, 2011, Host: Dr. John Neumaier
 
Stephen J. Haggarty, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital / Director, Chemical Neurobiology, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute
Chemical Genomics of Neuropsychiatric Disorders: DISC1/GSK3 Signaling & Beyond
April 12, 2011, Host: Dr. Randall Moon
 
Co-sponsored with Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior
Jun Chen, M.D., Ph.D
RK Mellon Professor, Department of Neurology and Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
DNA Repair and Neuroprotection in Cerebral Ischemia
April 5, 2011, Host: Dr. Zhengui Xia
 
Co-sponsored with Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior
Jenny Hsieh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Master Regulators of Adult Neural Stem Cells
March 8, 2011, Host: Dr. Zhengui Xia
 
Laura Niedernhofer, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Role of DNA Damage in Driving Aging-Related Degenerative Diseases
February 22, 2011, Host: Dr. Richard Gardner
 
David Lovinger, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience, NIAAA
Endocannabinoid Roles in Striatal Synaptic Plasticity and Learning and Memory
February 15, 2011, Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Dana Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, University of Washington
Using worms to understand the beneficial effects of hydrogen sulfide.
February 8, 2011, Host: Dr. Richard Gardner
 
Kjetil Tasken, M.D., Ph.D.
Centre Director, The Biotechnology Centre of Oslo, Professor of Medicine, University of Oslo / Director, Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway
Spatiotemporal Control of Cyclic AMP Signaling Processes
February 3, 2011, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
Prof. Jean-Pierre Changeux
Pasteur Institute for Brain Science, Paris
The nicotinic acetylcholine receptor: a model of allosteric membrane protein
February 1, 2011, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Hitoshi Okamura, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of System Biology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Intercellular Synchrony and Circadian Rhythmicity in Mammalian Pacemaker Neurons
November 23, 2010, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Jos Prickaerts, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Universiteit Maastricht
cGMP and cAMP in Cognitive Processes: What we can learn about mechanisms involved
November 18, 2010, Host: Dr. Joseph Beavo
 
Maitreya Dunham, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Genome Sciences, University of Washington
Aneuploidy and Adaptation in Yeast
November 16, 2010, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh
 
Leo Pallanck, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Genome Sciences, University of Washington
Using Drosophila to Study Parkinson's Disease: The Influence of PINK1, Parkin, Tobacco and Coffee
November 9, 2010, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh

2009-2010:

Volker Haucke, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Membrane Biochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin
Clathrin-Mediated Endocytosis at Synapses and Beyond
June 16, 2010, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh
 
Thomas Möeller, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Washington
Microglia and IGF-1 in Huntington's Disease - The Good, the bad, and the ugly?
June 1, 2010, Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
Brian Kobilka, MD
Professor, Medicine and Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University
Structural Insights into the Dynamic Process of G Protein Coupled Receptor Activation
May 25, 2010, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Harold Sontheimer, Ph.D.
University of Alabama
New Treatments for Primary Brain Tumors that Target Ion Channels and Transporters
May 18, 2010, Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Sharona Gordon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington
TRPV1 Channel Regulation by Calcium and Phosphoinositides
May 11, 2010, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh
 
Kim Neve, Ph.D.
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University
Interactions Between Dopamine Receptors and Arrestins
May 4, 2010, Host: Dr. Chris Hague
 
Shao-En Ong, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Proteomics Platform, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Systematic Identification of Small Molecule Targets with Quantitative Proteomics
April 29, 2010, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Annual Graduate Program Endowed Lecture
Michael Katz, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Washington
How can we save the world from the next pandemic - can systems and computational biology be more effective than 50 years of traditional virology?
April 27, 2010, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin and 4th Year Pharmacology Graduate Students
 
Martin Kelly, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology & Pharmacology, Oregon Health & Science University
A Gq-coupled Estrogen Receptor is Involved in Hypothalamic Control of Homeostasis
April 20, 2010, Host: Dr. Stanley McKnight
 
Matthew E. Sowa, Ph.D.
Instructor, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Tools and Techniques for Proteomic-based Discovery and Analysis of Protein Interactions and Signaling Pathways
April 19, 2010, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Allan and Phyllis Treuer Endowed Lecture on Pain Research
Ru-Rong Ji, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School
Pain Control via Neural and Glial Interactions: Role of MAPKs and MMPs
April 13, 2010, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Rachel Klevit, Ph.D.
Professor, Biochemistry and Biomolecular Structure Center, University of Washington
Mysteries of Ubiquitin: How to Understand Specificity in the Midst of Diversity
March 16, 2010, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng
 
John Dani, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine
Nicotinic Cholinergic Mechanisms in the Central Nervous System
March 9, 2010, Host: Dr. Paul Phillips
 
Marcelo Coba, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Unraveling Synaptic Signaling Complexity
February 8, 2010, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Eranthie Weerapana, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute
Chemical Proteomic Tools to Investigate Protein Reactivity
February 2, 2010, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Jonathan C. Trinidad, Ph.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California–San Francisco
Using Mass Spectrometry to Study Synaptic Phosphorylation and Protein Expression
January 21, 2010, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Anthony J. Baucum II, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Identification and Validation of Novel Spinophilin-Associated Proteins in Rodent Striatum Using an Enhanced EX Vivo Proteomics Approach
January 19, 2010, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Daniel McClatchy, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute
Quantitative Proteomic Analysis of Postnatal Brain during Development
January 12, 2010, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Charles A. Hoeffer, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, NYU: Center for Neural Science
Translational Control in Memory and Disease
January 7, 2010, Host: Dr. John Neumaier
 
Larry S. Zweifel, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington
Genetic Dissection of Phasic Dopamine Function in Reward, Fear, and Anxiety
January 6, 2010, Host: Dr. John Neumaier
 
Herb Covington, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Transcriptional regulation of depressive-like behavior
January 4, 2010, Host: Dr. John Neumaier
 
Garret D. Stuber, Ph.D.
Associate Investigator, Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, Department of Neurology, University of California–San Francisco
Dissecting the Neural Circuits of Affective Learning
December 15, 2009, Host: Dr. John Neumaier
 
Co-sponsored with Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior
Mark Smith, Ph.D.
Professor, Pathology, Case Western Reserve University
The Molecular Pathogenesis of Alzheimer Disease: Facts and Fictions
December 8, 2009, Host: Dr. Zhengui Xia
 
Annual Alumni Lecture
Scott Soderling, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Cell Biology, Duke University Medical Center
Regulation of WRP and it's Role in CNS Development
December 1, 2009, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Co-sponsored with Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior
Gino Cortopassi, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular Biosciences, University of California–Davis
Microarray and Mechanism in Mitochondrial Disease and Neurodegeneration
November 24, 2009, Host: Dr. Zhengui Xia
 
Robert Steiner, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington
Kiss1 Neurons as Central Processors for Reproduction
November 17, 2009, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Cristina Alberini, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Revisiting the Process of Memory Consolidation
November 12, 2009, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Co-sponsored with Molecular Medicine Training Program
Mark Mayford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego
Genetic Control of Memory Circuits
November 10, 2009, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Paul Slesinger, Ph.D.
Salk Institute
Mechanisms of Alcohol and G Protein Regulation of GIRK Channels Revealed
November 3, 2009, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Mark Dell'Acqua, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pharmacology, University of Colorado, Denver
Regulation of Neuronal Calcineurin Signaling by AKAP Scaffolding
October 27, 2009, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Gwenn Garden, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Neurology, Unversity of Washington
Molecular Regulation of Microglia Activation Phenotype
October 13, 2009, Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Alexander Levitzki, Ph.D.
Professor, Biological Chemistry, Wolfson Family Professor of Biochemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Signal Transduction Therapy of Cancer
October 6, 2009, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Daphne Atlas, Ph.D.
Professor, Biological Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel is a Ca2+ Sensor that Serves as the Molecular ON/OFF Switch of Secretion
October 5, 2009, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Randy Blakely, Ph.D.
Professor, Pharmacology / Director, Center for Molecular Neuroscience, Vanderbilt University
Normal and Disrupted Control of Synaptic Serotonin: Lessons for Autism and Mood Disorders
September 29, 2009, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Rodolphe Fischmeister, Ph.D.
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Paris-Sud 11
Cyclic AMP Signaling and Cardiac Pathophysiology: Act Locally, Think Globally
September 9, 2009, Host: Dr. Joseph Beavo
 
George Baillie, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Neuroscience and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Glasgow
Mdm2 Directs the Ubiquitination of beta-Arrestin-sequestered cAMP Phosphodiesterase-4D5
September 8, 2009, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Peter Reddien, Ph.D.
Member, Whitehead Institute, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, MIT, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Identification of Stem Cell and Regeneration Regulatory Genes in Planarians
September 1, 2009, Host: Dr. Richard Gardner

2008-2009:

Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
Per-Olof Berggren, Ph.D.
Professor, The Rolf Luft Research Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Karolinska Institutet
The Islet of Langerhans as an Integrative Signaling Unit
Tuesday, June 2, 2009, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Andreas Jeromin, Ph.D.
Manager, Methods Development, Allen Institute For Brain Science
High-Throughput Gene Expression Profiling in Brain: from Nanoparticles to Human Brain
Tuesday, May 26, 2009, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Daniele Piomelli, Ph.D.
Professor, Pharmacology, Louise Turner Arnold Chair in Neurosciences, University of California, Irvine
Functional Lipidomics of Alzheimer's Disease
Tuesday, May 19, 2009, Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Mark J. Reider, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Genome Sciences, University of Washington
Sequence-based and Whole Genome Association Studies for Warfarin Dosing
Tuesday, April 28, 2009, Host: Dr. Stan McKnight
 
Dr. Richard Pearson
Associate Professor, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow / Head, Protein Chemistry Laboratory
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia
The P13K/AKT/mTOR Pathway, Growth Control and Cancer
Friday, April 24, 2009, Host: Dr. John Scott
 
Zixu Mao, Ph. D.
Associate Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Neurology, Emory University
Dysregulation of Neuronal Survival Machinery by Chaperone-mediated Autophagy in Parkinson's Disease
Tuesday, April 21, 2009, Host: Dr. Zhengui Xia
 
Brian Kennedy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, University of Washington
Conserved Pathways Modulating Longevity: Translational Control and Aging
Tuesday, April 14, 2009, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh and Dr. Richard Gardner
 
Annual Alumni Lecture
Lori Isom, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology / Director, Program in Biomedical Sciences
University of Michigan
Scn1b Null Mice: A New Model of Dravet Syndrome (Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy)
Tuesday, April 7, 2009, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Robert Hevner, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington
Progenitor Cells and Transcriptional Programs in Cerebral Cortex Neurogenesis
Tuesday, March 3, 2009, Host: Dr. Zhengui Xia
 
Graduate Program Endowed Lecture
Michael E. Phelps, Ph.D.
Norton Simon Professor, Chair, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology Chair / Director, Institute for Molecular Medicine / Director, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging, University of California–Los Angeles
Molecular Imaging with PET to guide the discovery, development & selection of the right drug for the right patient
Tuesday, February 24, 2009, Host: 4th Year Pharmacology Graduate Students
 
Stan Froehner, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington
Nitric Oxide in Skeletal Muscle Function and Disease
Tuesday, February 10, 2009, Host: Dr. Neil Nathanson
 
Marc Van Gilst, Ph.D.
Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
The New Genetics of Lipogenesis
Tuesday, January 27, 2009, Host: Dr. Richard Gardner
 
Catherine Woolley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology & Physiology, Northwestern University
Estrogen and Synapses in the Hippocampus: GABA, NPY, and Seizures
Tuesday, January 20, 2009, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh
 
Russell Van Gelder, M.D., Ph.D.
Boyd K. Bucey Professor and Chair, Ophthalmology / Adjunct Professor, Biological Structure, University of Washington
Non-visual ocular photoreception: a tale of three pigments
Tuesday, January 13, 2009, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Dr. Suzanne Bausch
Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Uniformed Services University
Effects of distinct classes of NMDAR antagonists on neuronal plasticity and development of seizures
Tuesday, December 9, 2008, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Dr. Laurent Venance
Dynamic and Pathophsiology of Neuronal Networks, College de France, Paris
Corticostriatal long-term synaptic plasticity
Friday, November 21, 2008, Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Alberto Pereda, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
A Synaptic Potentiation Mediated by Endocannabinoids
October 29, 2008, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Jonathan Cooper, Ph.D.
Member, Division of Basic Science, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Reversing tyrosine phosphorylation by..... proteolysis...?!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008, Host: Dr. Zhengui Xia
 
Matteo Mangoni, Ph.D.
Departement de Physiologie, Institut de Genomique Fonctionnelle
Functional role of ion channels in cardiac pacemaker activity
September 29, 2008, Host: Dr. William Catterall

2007-2008:

Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
John Scott, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland / Member at the Vollum Institute
Cell Signaling in Space and Time
Tuesday, June 3, 2008, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Raphael Kopan, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Developmental Biology and Department of Medicine, Washington University / Co-Director, Washington University High Throughput Center
Redundancy in Notch Signaling: Quality or Quantity?
Tuesday, May 20, 2008, Host: Dr. Randall Moon
 
Hidde Ploegh, Ph.D.
Member, Whitehead Institute For Biomedical Research / Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Viruses, Ubiquitin Specific Proteolysis and the Immune System
Tuesday, May 13, 2008, Host: Dr. Richard Gardner
 
Kenton Swartz, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Section, NINDS, National Institutes of Health
Toxin Interacting with Paddle Motifs in Voltage-Activated Ion Channels
Tuesday, April 29, 2008, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Ben Major, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Randall Moon, University of Washington
Proteomic Dissection of Wnt/b-catenin Signaling
Tuesday, April 15, 2008, Host: Dr. Randall Moon
 
Richard Morrison, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Neurological Surgery, University of Washington
p53 Displays Neuron Specific Apoptotic Actions
Tuesday, March 25, 2008, Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Michela Marinelli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, Chicago Medical School
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Stress, drugs, and dopamine cells: interactions that promote addiction liability.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008, Host: Dr. Paul Phillips
 
Bradley B. Olwin, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, University of Colorado
Enhancing Muscle Regeneration with Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells
Tuesday, February 5, 2008, Host: Dr. Stanley McKnight
 
Joachim Schultz, Ph.D.
Professor, Biochemistry, University of Tubingen School of Pharmacy
Biochemical analysis of mammalian tandem GAF domains: Examples for intramolecular signaling
Friday, January 11, 2008, Host: Dr. Joseph Beavo
 
Jean Rossier, Ph.D.
Professor, Neurobiology, Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles
Characterization and Roles of Neocortical Interneurons
Monday, December 17, 2007, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Annual Alumni Lecture
Jamey Marth, Ph.D.
Professor, Cellular & Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego
Glycosylation in Cellular Mechanisms of Health and Disease
Tuesday, December 4, 2007, Host: Dr. Joseph Beavo
 
Matthew Topham, Ph.D.
University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute
The Tangled Web of DGK, EGFR, Ras, and PKC Signaling
Tuesday, November 13, 2007, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh
 
Joint with Otolaryngology
Tobias Moser, M.D.
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology & Center for Molecular Physiology of the Brain, University of Gottingen, Germany
Molecular physiology of the hair cell ribbon synapse
Thursday, November 1, 2007, Host: Dr. Bruce L Tempel
 
Allan and Phyllis Treuer Endowed Lecture on Pain Research
Stephen Waxman, Ph.D.
Bridget Marie Flaherty Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology & Pharmacology / Chairman, Department of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine / Director, Center for Neuroscience & Regeneration Research
Playing with Fire: Multiple Roles of Sodium Channels in Neurological Disease
Wednesday, October 31, 2007, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Larissa M. Podust, Ph.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco
Structural Insights into P450 Drug Targeting and Antibiotic Biosynthesis
Thursday, October 25, 2007, Joint Presentation: Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, and Pharmacology
 
Chen Yan, Ph.D.
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase and cardiovascular disease
Tuesday, October 9, 2007, Host: Dr. Joseph Beavo

2006-2007:

Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
Jack Dixon, Ph.D.
University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases: Their Roles in Health and Disease
Tuesday, June 12, 2007, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Jauzac Phillipe, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Biochemistry, Caen University Hospital France
Agonist-regulated trafficking of delta opioid receptor in the human neuroblastoma cell line SK N BE
Tuesday, May 29, 2007, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Heather Arnett, Ph.D.
Scientist, Inflammation, Amgen, Inc.
Inflammation as a double-edged sword during remyelination of the central nervous system
Tuesday, April 17, 2007, Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Hong Qian, Ph.D.
Associate Director of National Simulation Resource, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington
Protein Phosphorylation: Biochemical Signal Transduction and Its Energy Cost
Tuesday, April 3, 2007, Host: Dr. Dan Storm
 
Lutz Birnbaumer, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, NIEHS
TRPCs, IP3Rs, STIMs and Orai: Their Respective Roles in ROCE and SOCE, the Receptor and Store Operated Forms of Calcium Entry
Tuesday, March 13, 2007, Host: Dr. Dan Storm
 
Roy Wise, Ph.D.
Chief, Behavioral Neuroscience Research Branch, NIDA/NIH
The Normal Roles of Dopamine in Reward and Motivation
Tuesday, March 6, 2007, Host: Dr. Paul Phillips
 
Bill Shain, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Wadsworth Center, New York Department of Health
Controlling Tissue Responses Around Inserted Microfabricated Neural Prosthetic Devices
Tuesday, February 13, 2007, Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Eric Klann, Ph.D.
Professor, Center for Neural Science, New York University
Translational Control Pathways Involved in Synaptic Plasticity, Memory, and Behavior
Monday, January 29, 2007, Hosts: Dr. Dan Storm and Mike Garelick
 
Allan and Phyllis Treuer Endowed Lecture on Pain Research
Dr. Charles Inturrisi
Professor of Pharmacology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Cornell University
NMDA Receptors and Pain Signaling
Tuesday, December 12, 2006, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Lisa Walter, Ph.D.
Immunobiologie des Cellules Dendritiques, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Defining the Rules of Cross-Priming CD8+ T Cells Specific for Intracranial Antigen
Thursday, November 30, 2006, Hosts: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Joint with Neurobiology and Behavior
Dr. Yang Dan
Professor, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Coding of Natural Stimuli in the Visual Cortex Affiliation
Monday, November 27, 2006, Host: Dr. Mike Shadlen and Peter Meilstrup

2005-2006:

Dr. Lakshmi A. Devi
Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry, Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Opioid Receptor Dimerization in Analgesia and Addiction
Tuesday, May 23, 2006, Hosts: Charles Chavkin and Kenneth Mackie
 
Graduate Program Endowed Lecture
Dr. James O. McNamara, M.D.
Carl R. Deane Professor and Chair, Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center
Tyrosine Kinase Receptors and Epileptogenesis: In Search of an Ounce of Prevention
Tuesday, May 16, 2006, Hosts: Fourth-year Graduate Students, Department of Pharmacology
 
Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
Dr. Joan Brugge
Chair and Professor, Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
Use of 3D Models to Study Signaling Pathways Involved in Epithelial Morphogenesis and Oncogenesis
Tuesday, May 9, 2006, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Dr. Donald B. DeFranco
Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh
Dissecting the Role of MAPK in Neuronal Oxidative Toxicity
Tuesday, April 25, 2006, Host: Dr. G. Stanley McKnight
 
Dr. Patricio O'Donnell
Professor, Center for Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience, Albany Medical College
Peri-pubertal Changes in Dopamine Function in the Prefrontal Cortex
Tuesday, April 4, 2006, Host: Dr. Paul Phillips
 
Dr. John Scott
Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University / Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Spatial Temporal Organization of Signal Transduction Events
Tuesday, February 28, 2006, Host: Dr. G. Stanley McKnight
 
Dr. Beat Lutz
Professor, Department of Physiological Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
The Endocannabinoid System: Friend or Foe?
Wednesday, February 15, 2006, Host: Dr. Kenneth Mackie
 
Dr. Karl Obrietan
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Ohio State University
Seizures, Circadian Timing and the ERK/MAPK Pathway
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Dr. Howard Fields
Professor, Departments of Neurology and Physiology, Director, Wheeler Center for Neurobiology of Addiction, UCSF
Opioids in Reward and Analgesia: A Motivation-decision Model
Monday, February 13, 2006, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin and Ben Land
 
Dr. Yuki Goda
Senior Group Leader, MRC Cell Biology Unit & Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London
Synapse Regulation Across the Cleft and Between Boutons
Tuesday, February 7, 2006, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh
 
Dr. Julius Zhu
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Oncogenic Ras Signaling at Synapses
Tuesday, January 31, 2006, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Dr. Phyllis Hanson
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine
Unraveling the Role of AAA+ ATPases in Membrane Trafficking and Human Disease
Tuesday, January 24, 2006, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Dr. Peter Gillespie
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Department of Cell Biology, OHRC and Vollum Institute, OHSU
Molecules of Hearing
Thursday, January 19, 2006, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Dr. Antonello Bonci
Associate Professor, Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center and the Department of Neurology, UCSF
Plasticity at Excitatory Synapses and Ion Channels After Drug Exposure
Tuesday, January 17, 2006, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Dr. Philip Beachy
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics & Department of Oncology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine / Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Hedgehog Signaling in Development and Disease
Tuesday, January 10, 2006, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Dr. Margaret Rice
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, New York University
Neuromodulation by H2O2 Acting via KATP Channels in the Nigrostriatal Dopamine System
Tuesday, December 13, 2005, Host: Dr. Paul Phillips
 
Molecular Neurobiology Lecture
Dr. Steve Thomas
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Pennsylvania
Beta-adrenergic Signaling: A Molecular Mechanism for Memory Retrieval in the Hippocampus
Tuesday, December 6, 2005, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Molecular Neurobiology Seminar
Dr. Michael J. Caterina
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
TRPV Ion Channels and Thermosensation by Nonneuronal Cells
Tuesday, November 1, 2005, Host: Dr. William Catterall and Dr. Bruce Tempel
 
Allan and Phyllis Treuer Endowed Lecture on Pain Research
Dr. Edwin W. McCleskey
Senior Scientist, Oregon Health and Science University
An Acid-sensing Ion Channel for Detecting Ischemic Pain
Tuesday, October 25, 2005, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Dr. Gary Banker
Senior Scientist, Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, OHSU
Protein Trafficking and Neuronal Polarity
Tuesday, October 18, 2005, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh

2004-2005:

Dr. Norman Greenberg
Professor, Clinical Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
The Androgen Receptor and Prostate Cancer: Friend or Foe?
Tuesday, June 14, 2005, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Joint with Anesthesiology
Dr. Ekiva Cohen
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Injury-induced Alterations in Brain Function
Tuesday, June 7, 2005, Host: Dr. Kenneth Mackie
 
Dr. Hans S. Keirstead
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Reeve-Irvine Research Center
Demyelination as a Therapeutic Target for Spinal Cord Injury
Tuesday, May 31, 2005, Hosts: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Annual Graduate Program Endowed Lecture
Dr. Steven McKnight
Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Schizophrenia, Stem Cells, and Sprouty Signaling
Tuesday, May 24, 2005, Hosts: 4th Year Graduate Students
 
Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
Dr. Roger Perlmutter, MD, PhD
Executive Vice President for Research and Development, Amgen, Inc.
Facing Grand Challenges: Drug Discovery and Development in the 21st Century
Tuesday, May 10, 2005, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Dr. Jane E. Johnson
Associate Professor, Center for Basic Neuroscience, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Transcriptional Control of Neuronal Diversity
Tuesday, May 3, 2005, Host: Dr. Zhengui Xia
 
Dr. David Greenberg
Professor, Buck Institute for Age Research
Cannabinoids, Neuroprotection, and Neurogenesis
Tuesday, April 26, 2005, Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Dr. Sathyamangla V. Naga Prasad
Assistant Research Professor, Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center
Protein Kinase Activity of Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase Regulates β-Adrenergic Receptor Internalization
Wednesday, April 20, 2005, Host: Dr. Neil Nathanson
 
Dr. Gary Thomas
Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute, Director, Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, Oregon Health & Science University
A Deadly Intersection: Membrane Trafficking Meets Apoptosis
Tuesday, April 19, 2005, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh
 
Dr. Peter Kalivas
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina
Are New Drugs for Treating Addiction Hiding in Glutamate Synapses?
Tuesday, April 5, 2005, Host: Dr. Paul Phillips
 
Dr. Steven Ebert
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Georgetown University Medical Center
Adrenergic Influence in Heart Development: Discovery and Characterization of Novel Cardiomyocyte
Thursday, March 10, 2005, Host: Dr. Neil Nathanson
 
Dr. Sheng Ding
Assistant Professor, Departments of Chemistry and Cell Biology, The Scripps Research Institute
Chemical and Functional Genomic Approaches Toward the Regenerative Medicine
Tuesday, March 8, 2005, Host: Dr. Randall Moon
 
Dr. Ellen Lumpkin
UCSF Fellow, Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco
Probing Mammalian Touch Reception
Thursday, March 3, 2005, Host: Dr. Neil Nathanson
 
Dr. Joachim E. Schultz
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, University of Tuebingen
Structures of Class III Adenylyl Cyclases
Tuesday, March 1, 2005, Host: Dr. Joseph Beavo
 
Dr. Huai-hu Chuang
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco
Tuning Thermal Sensitivity with Small Molecules
Thursday, February 17, 2005, Host: Dr. Neil Nathanson
 
Dr. Dalia Gordon
Department of Plant Sciences, Tel Aviv University
The Active Site of Scorpion Toxins That Alter Sodium Channel Gating
Friday, February 11, 2005, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Dr. Shiladitya Sengupta
Postdoctoral Associate, Biological Engineering Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Playing with Pipes
Tuesday, February 8, 2005, Host: Dr. Neil Nathanson
 
Dr. Diana Ramirez-Bergeron
Instructor, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania
The Role of HIF in Cardiovascular Development
Tuesday, February 1, 2005, Host: Dr. Neil Nathanson
 
Joint with Neurobiology and Behavior
Dr. Chris J. McBain
Chief, Laboratory of Cellular & Synaptic Physiology, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Containing the Detonation: Multiple Modes of Plasticity at a Mossy Fiber - Neuron Synapse
Monday, January 31, 2005
 
Dr. Chris Hague
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pharmacology, Emory University
Heterodimerization and Surface Localization of Class I GPCRs
Thursday, January 20, 2005, Host: Dr. Neil Nathanson
 
Dr. Michel Leroux
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University
Function and Genomics of the Cilium, a Sensory Organelle Linked to Obesity and Other Disorders
Tuesday, January 18, 2005, Host: Dr. Paul Muchowski
 
Dr. Francis Boudreault
Biomedical Engineering Institute, Department of Medicine, University of Montreal Biomedical Engineering Institute
Mechanosensitive ATP Release From Lung Epithelia
Tuesday, January 11, 2005, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh
 
Dr. Antonello Bonci
Associate Professor of Neurology, Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, UCSF
Synaptic plasticity in the mesolimbic and mesocortical systems: implications for drug abuse
Tuesday, November 23, 2004, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Dr. Xuan Liu
Associate Professor of Biochemistry, University of California Riverside
Balancing p53 Phosphorylation: Implications in Cell Growth and Death
Tuesday, November 9, 2004, Host: Dr. Edith Wang
 
Dr. Theo Palmer
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University
Inflammatory Modulation of Neural Stem Cells
Tuesday, October 19, 2004, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Dr. Alfred Goldberg
Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
Role of the Proteasome in Protein Degradation and Immune Surveillance: From Basic Understanding to Human Therapy
Tuesday, October 5, 2004, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng

2003-2004:

Dr. Christophe Fuerer
Institut Suisse de Recherche Expérimentale sur le Cancer (ISREC), Oncogene Group
Replicating Adenoviruses Targeting Tumours with Constitutive Activation of the Wnt Signalling Pathway
Research Seminar
Monday, June 21, 2004, Host: Dr. Randall Moon
 
Dr. Alexander H. Maass
University of Wuerzburg, Germany
New Aspects of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy-From Bench to Bedside
Research Seminar
Tuesday, May 25, 2004, Host: Dr. Todd Scheuer
 
Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
Dr. Tim Hunt
Clare Hall Laboratories, England
The Control of Cell Cycle Transitions
Tuesday, May 11, 2004, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Dr. Traci Czyzyk
Rutgers University/UMDNJ
Genetic Analysis of Peptide Amidation in Mice
Research Seminar
Thursday, May 6, 2004, Hosts: Dr. Randall Moon & Dr. Stanley McKnight
 
Dr. Charles Luetje
University of Miami School of Medicine
Neuronal Nicotinic Receptors Bind Acetylcholine and Zinc at Alternating Subunit-Subunit Interfaces
Tuesday, April 27, 2004, Host: Dr. Neil Nathanson
 
Annual Alumni Lecturer
Dr. Peter G. Gillespie
Oregon Hearing Research Center & Vollum Institute
Molecules of Mechanotransduction by the Inner Ea
Tuesday, April 6, 2004, Host: Dr. Stanley McKnight
 
Dr. Ivan Diamond
University of California, San Francisco
PKA Signaling in Alcoholism and Addiction: The Role of Adenosine and Beta Gamma Dimers
Tuesday, March 30, 2004, Host: Dr. Stanley McKnight
 
Dr. Franz Hofmann
Technische Universitat Munchen - Germany
Pacemaker Channels and the Control of Rhythm
Tuesday, March 23, 2004, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Psychiatry Seminar joint with Pharmacology
Dr. Klaus Miczek
Tufts University, Boston
Impulsive Choice and Aggressive Behavior: Serotonergic and GABAergic Mechanisms
Monday, March 22, 2004, Host: Dr. John Neumaier
 
Dr. David Self
The Seay Center for Basic and Applied Research in Psychiatric Illness, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Regulation of Addictive Behavior by Neuroadaptations in the Nucleus Accumbens
Tuesday, March 2, 2004, Host: Dr. Stanley McKnight
 
Dr. Michael Kahn
Pacific Northwest Research Institute and University of Washington
Chemogenomic Investigation of Wnt/Catenin Signaling
Tuesday, February 17, 2004, Host: Dr. Randall Moon
 
Dr. Daniel Morgan
Rutgers University/UMDNJ
Targeted Mutagenesis of proSAAS in the Mouse: Implications for Proteolytic Processing During Development and Adulthood
Research Seminar
Tuesday, February 10, 2004, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh and Dr. Stanley McKnight
 
Dr. George Kunos
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health
Endocannabinoids: Novel Lipid Mediators with a Broad Range of Physiological Functions
Tuesday, February 3, 2004, Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Dr. Rama Ranganathan
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Evolutionary Rules Specifying Protein Folding and Function
Tuesday, January 27, 2004, Host: Dr. Randall Moon
 
Dr. Harry T. Orr
University of Minnesota
Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1: Cell Signaling and Neurodegeneration
Tuesday, January 20, 2004, Host: Dr. Paul Muchowski
 
Dr. Krzysztof Palczewski
University of Washington
A concept for G protein activation by G protein-coupled receptor dimers: the transducin/ rhodopsin interface
Tuesday, January 13, 2004, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Joint with Neurobiology and Behavior
Dr. Karel Svoboda
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Imaging Experience-dependent Synaptic Plasticity in Viv
Monday, December 15, 2003, Host: Dr. Christopher Davenport
 
Dr. Josep Rizo
University of Texas Southwestern
Structural insights into the mechanism of neurotransmitter release
Tuesday, December 9, 2003, Host: Dr. Ning Zheng
 
Molecular Neurobiology Lecture
Dr. Diane Papazian
University of California at Los Angeles
Voltage sensor/pore domain interactions during activation gating in potassium channels
Tuesday, December 2, 2003, Host: Dr. William Catterall and Dr. Bruce Tempel
 
Dr. Bruce Ransom
University of Washington
The Molecular Pathophysiology of CNS White Matter Injury
Tuesday, November 25, 2003, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Dr. Wolfgang Dostmann
University of Vermont
New Tools to Study cGMP and cGMP-dependent Protein Kinase Signaling
Tuesday, October 28, 2003, Host: Dr. Charles Chavkin
 
Joint with Anesthesiology
Dr. Hugh Hemmings
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Presynaptic Targets for General Anesthetics
Tuesday, November 18, 2003, Host: Dr. Joseph Beavo
 
Dr. Byron Jones
Pennsylvania State University
Brain Iron and Dopamine: A Lifespan Developmental View
Research Seminar
Tuesday, October 7, 2003, Host: Daniel Storm
 
Joint with Neurobiology & Behavior
Dr. Joseph Tsien
Princeton University
Integrated Analysis of Memory Process in Mice
Monday, October 6, 2003, Host: Zach Scheiner

2002-2003:

Sun-Young Han
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Molecular Genetic Analyses of c-Jun N-terminal Kinases: Isoform-specific Functions in Transcriptional Activation and Repression
Research Seminar
Friday, June 6, 2003, Host: Dr. Stanley McKnight
 
Dr. Benjamin Glick
Associate Professor, University of Chicago
Where Do Little Golgi Stacks Come From?
Tuesday, June 3, 2003, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh
 
Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
Dr. Roger J. Davis
Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Signal Transduction by Stress-activated Protein Kinases
Tuesday, May 27, 2003
 
Dr. Rusiko Bourtchouladz
Director of Model Systems, Helicon Therapeutics, Inc.
Long-term Memory: From Genes to Drugs
Tuesday, May 13, 2003, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Dr. Joan Heller Brown
Professor and Interim Chair, University of California, San Diego
GPCRs Regulate Cell Growth and Cytoskeleton Via G12, Rho and PIP2 Signaling Pathways
Tuesday, May 6, 2003, Host: Dr. Neil Nathanson
 
Annual Graduate Program Endowed Lecture
Dr. Robert Malenka
Pritzker Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
Synaptic Plasticity: The Brain's Response to Experience
Tuesday, April 29, 2003, Student Host: 4th Year Graduate Students
 
Dr. Mani Mahadevan
Associate Professor, University of Virginia
A Cell Culture Model for Myogenic Defects in Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy: RNA Toxicity Compromises MyoD
Tuesday, April 22, 2003, Host: Dr. Edith Wang
 
Annual Alumni Lecture
Dr. Michael Tamkun
Professor, Colorado State University
Regulation of Kv Channel Function and Expression via Lipid Raft Association
Tuesday, April 15, 2003, Host: Dr. William Catterall
 
Dr. David Ginty
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Semaphorin and Neurotrophin Signaling During Neural Development
Tuesday, April 8, 2003, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Dr. Andrea Giuffrida
Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of California
Endocannabinoid Modulation of Basal Ganglia Functions: Implications for Schizophrenia and Parkinson's Disease
Tuesday, March 25, 2003, Host: Host: Dr. Nephi Stella
 
Dr. Elizabeth Grove
Associate Professor, University of Chicago
Patterning the Neocortical Area Map
Tuesday, March 18, 2003, Host: Dr. Daniel Storm
 
Dr. Linda Buck
Full Member and Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
ODOR Maps and ODOR Codes
Tuesday, February 25, 2003, Host: Dr. Dan Storm
 
Joint with Neurobiology & Behavior
Dr. Edwin R. Chapman
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin
Dopamine Transporter: The Molecular Mechanism that Mediates Ca2+ -triggered Exocytosis
Monday, February 24, 2003, Host: Dr. Sandra Bajjalieh, Student Host: Ken Custer
 
Dr. Lori Isom
Associate Professor, The University of Michigan Medical School
Sodium Channel β Subunits: Anything But Auxiliary
Tuesday, February 11, 2003, Host: Stanley McKnight, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Gillian Bates
Professor, GKT School of Medicine - England
Genetic and Pharmacological Approaches to the Development of Therapeutic Interventions for Huntington's Disease
Tuesday, January 14, 2003, Host: Paul Muchowski, Ph.D.
 
David Kapfhamer
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Mutations in Rab3a Alter Circadian Period and Homeostatic Response to Sleep Loss in the Mouse
Research Seminar
Tuesday December 10, 2002, Host: Stanley McKnight, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Benjamin Cravatt
Associate Professor, The Scripps Research Institute
The Enzymatic Regulation of Endogenous Cannabinoid Signaling - How to Achieve a Natural High
Tuesday, December 10, 2002, Host: Nephi Stella, Ph.D.
 
Joint with Neurobiology & Behavior
Dr. Marc Caron
Investigator, HHMI and James B. Duke Professor, Duke University Medical Center
Dopamine Transporter: Probing its Physiological Function by Genetic and Biochemical Approache
Monday, December 9, 2002, Host: Dr. Richard Palmiter, Student Host: Siobhan Robinson
 
Dr. David Sweatt
Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Protein Kinase Signal Transduction Cascades in Memory
Tuesday, December 3, 2002, Host: Dr. Dan Storm
 
Dr. Antonio Feliciello
Universita Federico II Naples, Italy
Cyclic AMP Signaling to Mitochondria
Research Seminar
Tuesday, November 26, 2002, Host: Dr. Stan McKnight
 
Dr. Stefan Hoppler
University of Dundee, Scotland
Tissue-and Stage-Specific Wnt Signaling in Xenopus Development
Research Seminar
Monday, November 25, 2002, Host: Randall Moon, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Steve Finkbeiner
Assistant Investigator & Assistant Professor, University of California San Fransisco & Gladstone Institute
Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Huntington's Disease
Tuesday, November 12, 2002, Host: Paul Muchowski, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Johannes Hell
Associate Professor, University of Iowa
Assembly and Function of Ion Channel Signaling Complexes
Tuesday, October 29, 2002, Host: William Catterall Ph.D.
 
Dr. Jesse Hay
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Regulation of SNARE Complex Formation and Function
Tuesday, October 15, 2002, Host: Sandy Bajjalieh, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Wade Regehr
Professor, Harvard Medical School
Retrograde Signaling by Endocannabinoids
Tuesday, October 8, 2002, Host: Nephi Stella, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Frank Porreca
Professor, University of Arizona
Opioid Tolerance and Paradoxical Pain
Tuesday, October 1, 2002, Host: Charles Chavkin, Ph.D.

2001-2002:

Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
Richard H. Goodman, Ph.D.
Regulation of transcriptional coactivators and corepressors
Thursday, June 27, 2002, Host: William A. Catterall, Ph.D.
 
Bryan Roth, M.D., Ph.D.
Hallucinogen Actions at the Molecular Level: from Ergots to Salvia
Tuesday, May 7, 2002, Host: Charles Chavkin, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Jan Braun
Cysteine String Protein: A Synaptic Chaperone
Tuesday, April 9, 2002, Hosts: Drs. Sandra Bajjalieh & Paul Muchowski
 
Dr. Mick Bhatia
Novel Regulators of Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Tuesday, March 26, 2002, Host: Randall T. Moon, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Chris Cunningham
Alcohol: Attractive, Aversive or Both?
Friday, March 15, 2002, Host: Charles Chavkin, Ph.D.
 
Dr. John Ngai
Molecular Biology of Olfactory Development
Tuesday, March 12, 2002, Host: Randall T. Moon, Ph.D.
 
Suarav Misra, Ph.D.
FYVE Fingers and VHS domains: Structural Analysis of two Protein Modules Involved in Intracellular Trafficking
Wednesday, February 20, 2002, Host: Pharmacology Search Committee
 
Kathleen P. Pratt, Ph.D.
Mechanisms of Coagulation Factor VIII Cofactor Activity and Aberration Resulting in Hemophilia A: Designing Improved Therapeutics Using Structure/Function Approaches
Wednesday, February 13, 2002, Host: Pharmacology Search Committee
 
Dr. Mark von Zastrow
Regulation of Signal-Transducing Receptors by Endocytic membrane Trafficking
Tuesday, February 12, 2002, Host: Charles Chavkin, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Matthias Buck
Modular Design of a Signal Transduction Protein: Using NMR and Hydrogen Exchange to Probe the Conformational Dynamics of the Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Protein (WASP) and its Interaction with the GTPase Cdc42
Tuesday, January 22, 2002, Host: Pharmacology Search Committee
 
Dr. Yizhi Tao
RNA Catalysis in a Cage - Structural Studies on Reovirus Polymerase Lambda3
Thursday, January 17, 2002, Host: Pharmacology Search Committee
 
Dr. Rosalind Segal
Neurotrophins Use MAP Kinase Pathways to Signal "Where" and "What"
Tuesday, January 15, 2002, Host: Daniel Storm, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Philip A. Beachy
Hedgehog Signaling in Development and Disease
Wednesday, January 9, 2002, Host: Randall T. Moon, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Jan Christian
Calmodulin Dependent Protein Kinase IV Mediated Antagonism of BMP Signaling Regulates Lineage Commitment & Survival of Hematopoeitic Progenitors
Tuesday, November 20, 2001, Host: Randall T. Moon, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Nikolai Artemyev
PDEG: A Visual G-protein Effector Enzyme
Tuesday, November 6, 2001, Host: Kris Palczewski, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Olaf-Georg Issinger
Protein Kinase CK2: From Structure to Function
Monday, September 17, 2001, Host: Edwin Krebs, Ph.D.

2000-2001:

Annual Alumni Lecture
Dr. Natalie Ahn
Analysis of MAP kinase signaling by proteomics and deuterium exchange mass spectrometry
May 23, 2001, Host: Dr. Daniel R. Storm
 
Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
Dr. Anthony J. Pawson
Protein Modules in Signal Transduction and the Cell Cycle
Wednesday, May 16, 2001, Host: William A. Catterall, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Peter Aronson
Role of Na-H Exchanger Isoforms in Mediating Epithelial Na, HCO3 and Cl Transport
April 25, 2001, Host: Dr. Karol Bomsztyk
 
Graduate Program Endowed Lecture
Dr. Richard Tsien
The Calcium Channel-Calmodulin Connection: Local and Long-Distance Communication
April 18, 2001, Hosts: 4th Year Graduate Students
 
Dr. Wen Xie
A Nuclear Receptor-Mediated Xenobiotic and Metabolic Safety Net
February 14, 2001, Host: Dr. Stan McKnight
 
Dr. Paul Muchowski
Molecular Functions of Stress Proteins in Huntington's Disease
February 7, 2001, Host: Dr. Stan McKnight
 
Dr. Kenneth Prehoda
Signal Processing by N-WASP: A Regulator of Actin Polymerization
February 5, 2001, Host: Dr. Stan McKnight
 
Dr. Baolin Wang
PKA-dependent & Hedgehog(Hh)-regulated Gli3 Protein Processing
January 18, 2001, Host: Dr. Stan McKnight
 
Undergraduate Neurobiology Program Lecture
Dr. Monte Westerfield
Mechanisms regulating morphogenesis of the eyes and diencephalon
January 16, 2001, Host: Dr. William A. Catterall
 
Dr. Maria Luisa Garcia
Role of Potassium Channels in T Cell Function
January 12, 2001, Host: Dr. William A. Catterall
 
Pharmacological Science Training Program Seminar
Dr. Gregory Kaczorowski
Strategies to Develop Novel Ion Channel Drugs
January 11, 2001, Host: Dr. William A. Catterall
 
Dr. Ron Johnson
Control of Hedgehog Signaling in Development and Tumorigenesis
January 10, 2001, Host: Dr. Stan McKnight
 
Dr. Samie Jaffrey
S-Nitrosylation in nitric oxide signal transduction
January 9, 2001, Host: Dr. Stan McKnight
 
Dr. Kevan Shokat
Unnatural Ligands for Engineered Kinases: Chemical Genetic Analysis of Signal Transduction
November 15, 2000, Host: Dr. Stan McKnight
 
Dr. Theophile Godfraind
Calcium Channel Blockers & Hypertension
October 23, 2000, Host: Dr. William A. Catterall
 
Dr. Noreen Reist
Genetic Dissection of Synaptic Transmission in Drosophila
October 20, 2000, Host: Dr. Sandy Bajjalieh

1999-2000:

Annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology
Roger Y. Tsien, Ph.D.
Genetically Encoded Indicators of Signal Transduction and Protein Interactions
Wednesday, June 7, 2000, Host: William A. Catterall, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Bruce E. Kemp
AMP-Activated Protein Kinase and Regulation of Energy Metabolism
Wednesday, May 31, 2000, Host: Joseph Beavo, Ph.D.
 
Dr. J. Eric Gouaux
Structure and Function of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors
Wednesday, May 24, 2000, Host: William A. Catterall, Ph.D.
 
Dr. John H. Nilson
Targeted Overexpression of LH in Transgenic Mice: An endocrine train wreck that signals hypersecretion of several hormones, engineers multiple tumors, and derails pregnancy
Wednesday, April 19, 2000, Host: Stan McKnight, Ph.D.
 
Joshua Sanes
Analyzing Synapse Formation in Mutant and Transgenic Mice
Monday, April 17, 2000, Host: Neil Nathanson, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Martha U. Gillette
Point, Counterpoint: Opposing Glutamatergic and Cholinergic Mechanisms in the Brain's Circadian Clock
Monday, April 3, 2000, Host: Neil Nathanson, Ph.D.
 
Dr. David J. Julius
From Peppers to Pain: The Molcular Biology of Nociception
Wednesday, March 29, 2000, Host: Stan McKnight, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Matthew W. Michael
The Biochemistry of Cell Cycle Checkpoints
Tuesday, March 7, 2000, Host: Stanley McKnight, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Xianxin Hua
Cooperation and Specificity in Transforming Growth Factor-beta (TGF-β)-Induced Transcription
Wednesday, March 1, 2000, Host: Stanley McKnight, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Julia A. Segre
Developing the Mammalian Epidermal Barrier
Thursday, February 24, 2000, Host: Stanley McKnight, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Laura D. Attardi
Transcriptional Activation by the p53 Tumor Suppressor Protein: Growth Arrest, Apoptosis, and Target Genes
Tuesday, February 22, 2000, Host: Stanley McKnight, Ph.D.
 
Graduate Student Endowed Lecture
Dr. Richard M. Losick
Asymmetric Division and Cell Fate
Thursday, February 17, 2000, Host: Graduate Students
 
Dr. Guoping Feng
Cellular and Genetic Studies of Selective Synapse Formation in Mice
Wednesday, February 16, 2000, Host: Stanley McKnight, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Roger K. Sunahara
Structural Insights into the Catalytic Mechanism of Adenylyl Cyclase
Thursday, February 10, 2000, Host: Stanley McKnight, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Daniel L. Minor
Structural and Mechanistic Studies of Mammalian Potassium Channels
Tuesday, February 8, 2000, Host: Stanley McKnight, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Jack McMahan
The Macromolecular Architecture of Active Zone Material and its Role in Synaptic Transmission
Wednesday, October 6, 1999, Host: Neil Nathanson, Ph.D.
 
Dr. David M. Ornitz
Essential Roles for Fibroblast Growth Factor Signaling During Organogenesis
Wednesday, October 27, 1999, Host: Stan McKnight, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Len K. Kaczmarek
Regulation of Prolonged Changes in Neuronal Excitability
Wednesday, November 10, 1999, Host: Bruce Tempel, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Louis J. Ptacek
Ion Channel Disorders of the Nervous System
Wednesday, November 17, 1999, Host: Bruce Tempel, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Marina Picciotto
Use of Knock-Out Mice to Determine the Molecular Basis for the Behavioral Actions of Nicotine
Wednesday, December 1, 1999, Host: Stan McKnight, Ph.D.
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