2012 Seminars

January 20: Toxic α-synuclein oligomer accumulation, endoplasmic reticulum stress and neurodegeneration in in vivo models of Parkinson’s disease

Michael Lee, Ph.D. 
Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota Pharmacology Graduate Faculty Candidate 

Hosted by: Dr. Gibson Wood (612.625.2742)
Moos Tower, Room 1-451 12:30-1:30 pm (Note: location and time are different) 


January 24: NMR analysis demonstrates the IgG N-glycans are accessible and dynamic

Dr. Adam Barb
Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia
Candidate for an assistant professor position, Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota.
1:30 pm, 3-125 Mayo


January 27: MicroRNA regulation of alternative splicing networks during heart development and diseases

Dr. Auinash Kalsotra 
Instructor, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine
Candidate for an assistant professor position, Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota.
12:00 pm, 3-125 Mayo


January 31: HCN Channels in Parkinson's Disease

Dr. C. Savio Chan
Research assistant professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Candidate for an assistant professor position, Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota.
12:00 pm, in 3-125 Mayo


March 2: Building and remodeling neurons in C. elegans

David M. Miller III, Ph.D. 
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University

Hosted by: Dr. Brock Grill (612.626.8837)
Moos Tower, Room 2-690, 12:00 - 1:00 pm (Note: different location) 


March 6: Mechanisms of Cholinergic Signaling in the Thalamus

Dr. Yangang Sun
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Medical School
Candidate for Faculty Position, Department of Pharmacology, Univ. of MN.
Tues. 12:15 p.m. 3-125 Mayo (Note changed day and time.) NO ITV


March 8: Decision Making in Mitosis

Dr. Emily Foley 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Rockerfeller University
Candidate for a Faculty Position, Department of Pharmacology, Univ. of MN.
Thur. 1:30 p.m. 3-125 Mayo (Note changed day. NO ITV)


March 13: Mechanisms That Regulate Expansion of Preneoplastic Cells in Normal Tissue Environments

Cheuk T. Leung, Ph.D. 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
Candidate for our Faculty Position in the Department of Pharmacology
Tuesday 12:00 p.m. 3-125 Mayo (Note changed day) NO ITV


March 14: Metabolic Signaling Through Protein Glycosylation

Michael Boyce, Ph.D. 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of California and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Candidate for a Faculty Position in our Department of Pharmacology
Thursday Noon 3-­100 Mayo (Note changed day and time) NO ITV


March 21: AMPA Receptor Trafficking in Input-Specific Homeostatic Regulation

Hengye Man, M.D., Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Boston University
Candidate for our Faculty Position in th Department of Pharmacology
Wednesday 12:15 p.m. 2-250 Moos (Note changed day and time) NO ITV


March 23: The Ins and Outs of Calcium Signaling Across Mitochondria

Dawei Jiang, Ph.D. 
Research Associate, Children's Hospital, Boston
Candidate for a Faculty Position, Department of Pharmacology, Univ. of MN
Friday 12:00 p.m. 3-125 Mayo (NO ITV)


March 26: Structural Basis of KCNH Channel Regulation by the C-terminal Region

Tinatin Brelidze, Ph.D. 
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington School of Medicine
Candidate for Faculty Position in our Department of Pharmacology
Mon. noon 2-137 Jackson No ITV


March 27: "The CRL4-­Cdt2 Degron: A New Twist on Ubiquitin-­Mediated Proteolysis

Courtney G. Havens, Ph.D. 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School
Candidate for Faculty Position, Department of Pharmacology, Univ of MN
Tuesday 12:15 p.m. 3-100 Mayo (Note changed day and time) NO ITV


April 27: Tumor Microenvironment: MicroRNAs and Tumor Metastasis

Xiao-Fan Wang, Ph.D. 
Donald and Elizabeth Cooke Professor of Experimental Oncology and Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University Medical Center

Hosted by: Dr. Horace Loh (612.626.4460)
Noon Fri. 3-125 Mayo


May 4: Molecular Clues to Migrain

Andrew Russo, Ph.D.,
Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa


Hosted by Dr. Ping-Yee Law (612.626-6497)
Noon Fri 5-125 Moos Tower


Dec 17: HIV RNA as a Target for Drug Development

Eric J. Arts, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine
Director, Uganda Core Lab, Center for AIDS Research
11:00 am-Noon, Nils Hasselmo Hall 2-101