Sep 28, 2023 @ 12:00PMCell Biology in Neuroscience Journal Club
Speaker: Tania Perez (Holzbaur Lab)- Article: "Polarized localization of kinesin-1 and RIC-7 drives axonal mitochondria anterograde transport." Wu, Y., et al., & Hammarlund, M. (2023).
Oct 02, 2023 @ 3:00PMPHSY/PMI Seminar: Jennifer R. Morgan, Ph.D.
CRB - Austrian Auditorium
Jennifer R. Morgan, Ph.D., Senior Scientist & Director, Bell Center for Regenerative Biology & Tissue Engineering, Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, MA) - Title: “Illuminating Cell Biological and Synaptic Mechanisms of Parkinson’s Disease Using the Lamprey Model”
Oct 05, 2023 @ 9:30AMION CHANNEL JOURNAL CLUB
Speaker: Andy Harris
Aug 30, 2023Optical Control of Dopamine D2-like Receptors with Cell-Specific Fast-Relaxing Photoswitches
Jul 26, 2023CAR T therapy beyond cancer: the evolution of a living drug
Physiology is the study of how living systems function. Physiologists seek to describe biological processes in physical and chemical terms. Accordingly, physiologists can be trained in diverse, which enable them to bring unique insights and technical approaches to study living systems from the sub-cellular level to the whole organism. For example, faculty in our Department have been trained in chemistry, medicine, zoology, physics, biochemistry, mathematics, biophysics, cell and developmental biology, neurobiology, and, believe it or not, physiology. Physiologists may be interested in the molecular function of individual molecules such as enzymes, membrane transporters, or molecular motors, or in how these molecules interact within a network to generate higher-level biological activities.
Penn Physiology faculty have particular strengths in the molecular biophysics of membrane transport proteins and biological motors, as well as in the cell physiology and integrative biology of transport, motility, signaling and metabolism. We employ a wide range of experimental techniques in the fields of cell and molecular biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics. It may not be an overstatement to suggest that Physiology enables insights from biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, and pharmacology to be described in an integrated manner that can be applied to human medicine. Much of clinical medicine relies on understanding molecular, cellular and organ-system physiology.