2019 Seminars

Seminars are presented during the academic year on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in Health Science Research Facility 300 unless otherwise noted.  For more information, contact Pharmacology at (802) 656-2500 or email Series Coordinator, jeanne.mulac@uvm.edu .


March 7, 2019
Geoff Pitt, M.D., Ph.D., Ida and Theo Rossi Distinguished Prof of Medicine, Director, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell  (CVRI)
"Lessons from the heart:  New insights into physiology from ion channelopathies"


March 28, 2019

Jessica Filosa, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Augusta University

"Vessel-to-astrocyte signaling in disease"

April 11, 2019
Mark Evans, Ph.D., Chair and Senior Academic Fellow, Cellular Pharmacology, University of Edinburgh, Edingburgh, UK

"Adapting to extrauterine life and beyond:  AMPK coordinates breathing and oxygen supply"

May 23, 2019
Matthew Nystoriak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Med., Univ. of Louisville, KY"Physiological coupling between oxygen supply and demand in the heart"

June 6, 2019

Andrea Page-McCaw, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Acting Director of Graduate Studies, Vanderbilt University"How a cell knows something is wrong:  Mechanisms of epithelial wound detection"
June 7, 2019
Arthur Karlin, Ph.D., Higgins Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Prof. of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics, and Prof. of Neurology, Director for Center of Molecular Recognition, Columbia University
"57 years in Biochemistry at Coloumbia University:  Season 1, Episode 1"

August 22, 2019


Mohamed Trebak, Ph.D., Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Penn State Cancer Institute (CVRI)"Signaling from and to Orai calcium channels"

September 5, 2019

Jonathan Jaggar, Ph.D., Maury Bronstein Endowed Professor, Department of Physiology University of Tennessee"Blood pressure regulation by PKD2 channels"

September 19, 2019


Rebecca Schweppe, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Div. of Endocrinology, Metabolism, & Diabetes, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado

"Targeting the FAK-Src complex in thyroid cancer"
September 20, 2019
Anne Joutel, M.D., Ph.D., Research Director, INSERM, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurosciences of Paris, INSERM
Nelson lab meeting
September 26, 2019
Kimberly Stroka, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland
"Form, function, and mechanisms of cell-cell junctions in the vascular endothelium"
October 24, 2019
Audrey Claing, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
"ARF GTPasses:  Molecular motors controlling cell migration, proliferation and invasion during disease progression"
November 7, 2019
Serge Charpak, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Research, Neurophysiology and New Microscopy, University of Paris, INSERM   (Retreat)
"Brain activation:  Bridging the gap between cellular microscopic and vascular mesoscopic signals"

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