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Seminars Archive 2009-2010

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January | February | March | April | May | June

September '09

    14 2pm - 3pm  
    21 2pm - 3pm Mechanisms regulating the trafficking and function of nicotinic receptors at the C. elegans neuromuscular junction. Janet Richmond, PhD, Department of Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago. CRB Austrian Auditorium.
    28 2pm - 3pm Recombinant proteins as tools to understand and treat muscular dystrophy. Jim Ervasti, PhD, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics, University of Minnesota. Reunion Hall (John Morgan Building)

October '09

    05 2pm - 3pm Regulation of synaptic transmission in C. elegans. Josh Kaplan,PhD, Department of Genetics, Massachusetts General Hospital. Reunion Hall (John Morgan Building)
    12 2pm - 3pm JMB Class of 62 Auditorium
    19 2pm - 3pm Estimating the material properties of swimming C. elegans: Wild type and MD mutants. Paulo Arratia, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universityof Pennsylvania. Reunion Hall (John Morgan Building)
    26 2pm - 3pm Harnessing the extracellular matrix to treat muscular dystrophies. Justin Fallon, PhD., Department of Neuroscience, Brown University. Reunion Hall (John Morgan Building)

November '09

    02 2pm - 3pm Reunion Hall (John Morgan Building)
    09 2pm - 3pm Molecular Genetics of congenital myopathies. Alan Beggs, PhD, Department of Genetics, Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Reunion Hall (John Morgan Building)
    16 2pm - 3pm Genetic Dissection of the Synapse in Drosophila. Kendall Broadie, PhD, Department of Biology, Vanderbilt University. Reunion Hall (John Morgan Building)
    23 2pm - 3pm Aging, sarcopenia and muscle healthspan in a simple animal model... Monica Driscoll, PhD, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Rutgers University. Reunion Hall (John Morgan Building)
    25 4pm - 5pm Introduction to mechanobiology: Biophysics and physiology of cell mechanosensing. Masahiro Sokabe, PhD, Department of Physiology, Nagoya University, Physiology Conference Room, 4th floor Richards

December '09

    07 2pm - 3pm Reunion Hall (John Morgan Building)
    14 2pm - 3pm Reunion Hall (John Morgan Building)
    21 2pm - 3pm Reunion Hall (John Morgan Building)
    28 2pm - 3pm WINTER BREAK

January '10

    04 2pm - 3pm Reunion Hall (JMB)
    11 2pm - 3pm Investigating calcium dynamics: An analysis of Caenorhabditis elegans. Kenneth Norman, PhD, Department of Cell, Biology and Cancer Research, Albany Medical College. Reunion Hall (JMB)
    19 Tuesday 2:15pm - 3:15pm Titin and MuRFs in muscle remodelling. Siegfried Labeit, MD, Professor for Experimental Medicine. Medical School, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. Reunion Hall (JMB)
    25 2pm - 3pm Endosomes and polarized protein transport: From epithelial cell polarity to cytokinesis. Rytis Prekeris, PhD, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado Denver.Reunion Hall (JMB)

February '10

    01 2pm - 3pm Reunion Hall (JMB)
    08 2pm - 3pm Mechanisms and evolution of mitotic spindle positioning: how the spindle is oriented and how protein domains evolve new functions. Kenneth Prehoda, PhD, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon. Reunion Hall (JMB)
    15 2pm - 3pm Exploring a mechanistic link between cardiac hypertrophy and electrical remodeling. Saumya Das, M.D., Ph.D. Department of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital. Reunion Hall (JMB)
    25 4pm - 5pm Introduction to mechanobiology: Biophysics and physiology of cell mechanosensing. Masahiro Sokabe, PhD, Department of Physiology, Nagoya University, Japan 4th floor conf. room (Richards Bldg)

March '10

    01 2pm - 3pm Signaling mechanisms in neuromuscular junction formation. Lin Mei, MD, PhD, Medical College of Georgia, Institute of Molecular Medicine & Genetics. Class of 62 Auditorium (JMB)
    08 2pm - 3pm Molecular chaperones, protein degradation, and protein conformational disease. Jeffrey Brodsky, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reunion Hall (JMB)
    15 2pm - 3pm  
    22 2pm - 3pm Olfactory receptors and tissue repair in skeletal muscle. Grace Pavlath, PhD, Department of Pharmacology, Emory University. Reunion Hall (JMB)
    29 2pm - 3pm The deviant ways of the extraocular muscles. Francisco H. Andrade, PhD, Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky. Reunion Hall (JMB)

April '10

    05 2pm - 3pm Cilium formation: a two-step pathway. Michel Leroux, PhD, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University. Reunion Hall (JMB)
    12 2pm - 3pm Motor protein myolc is a novel component of Nephl signaling complex. Deepak Nihalani, Assistant Professor, DM-Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension, University of Pennsylvania. Reunion Hall (JMB)
    19 2pm - 3pm No Seminar
    26 all day 19th Annual Retreat and Symposium. "Mechanisms linking cellular membranes and cytoskeleton dynamics" Organizers: Dr. Roberto Dominguez and Dr. Tatyana Svitkina. Main Auditorium and Lobby, BRB II/III. See Seminar Schedule.

May '10

    03 2pm - 3pm The BBSome: a molecular machine for membrane trafficking and microtubule acetylation at the primary cilium. Maxence Nachury, PhD, Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Stanford School of Medicine. Class of 62 Auditorium (JMB)
    10 2pm - 3pm How worms eat. Aravinthan D.T. Samuel, Department of Physics, Harvard University. Class of 62 Auditorium (JMB)
    17 2pm - 3pm Making and breaking neuromuscular connections. Michael Granato, PhD, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania. Class of 62 Auditorium (JMB)
    24 2pm - 3pm NO SEMINAR
    31 2pm - 3pm HOLIDAY

June '10


01 - Tuesday

12noon - 1pm A gene for speed: ACTN3, athletes, evolution and impact on human health. Kathryn North, MD, Department of Paediatrics, University of Sydney Head, Institute for Neuroscience and Muscle Research, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney. Class of 62 Auditorium (JMB)


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