2008 DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Department of Molecular Biophysics & Physiology

Rush University Medical Center

All seminars are held at Rush University Medical Center
1750 West Harrison Street, Room 1201 Jelke Bldg.
and begin at 11:00 AM, unless noted otherwise (in red).

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Dr. Ron Elber, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Milestoning: A New Approach for Atomically Detailed Simulations of Kinetics of Biological Molecules

Room 1201, Department Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

11:00 a.m.  Monday, January 7, 2008

Host: Bob Eisenberg

Dr. David Colquhoun, Department of Pharmacology, University College London, London, UK

Science in an Age of Endarkenment: Some Examples from Scientific Fraud, Quackery, Religion and University Politics

Room 1201, Department Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

2:00 p.m.  Friday, January 18, 2008

and

On the Nature of Partial Agonism: A New Way of Looking at an Old Problem

Room 1201, Department Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

2:00 p.m.  Monday, January 21, 2008

Host: Tom DeCoursey

Dr. Dezsö Boda, Department of Molecular Biophysics & Physiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Competition of Steric Repulsion and Electrostatic Attraction in Model Calcium Channels

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

10:15 a.m.  Monday, February 25, 2008

Dr. Tom DeCoursey, Department of Molecular Biophysics & Physiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Voltage-gated Proton Channels: No Longer Apocryphal

Room 160, Field Auditorium - Cohn Research Bldg.

1:30 p.m.  Thursday, March 13, 2008

Dr. Wai-Meng Kowk, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

The Yin and Yang of Volatile Anesthetic Action on the Cardiac IKs Channel

Room 160, Field Auditorium - Cohn Research Bldg.

1:30 p.m.  Monday, March 24, 2008

Host: Jingsong Zhou

Dr. Francisco Bezanilla, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Sensing Voltage and Conformational Changes in Membrane Proteins

Room 160, Field Auditorium - Cohn Research Bldg.

1:30 p.m.  Monday, April 7, 2008

Host: Bob Eisenberg

Dr. Jianjie Ma, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ

Muscle Membrane Repair Mediated by a TRIM-family Protein

Room 160, Field Auditorium - Cohn Research Bldg.

1:30 p.m.  Monday, April 21, 2008

Host: Bob Eisenberg

Dr. Douglas J. Tobias, Department of Chemistry, University of California at Irvine, CA

Molecular Dynamics of Voltage Sensors

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

11:00 a.m.  Monday, April 28, 2008

Host: Bob Eisenberg

Dr. Gary M. Bokoch, Department of Immunology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Coupling Signaling Dynamics to the Cytoskeletal Machinery

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

11:00 a.m.  Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Host: Tom DeCoursey

Dr. Gerda E. Breitwieser, Weis Center for Research, Geisinger Clinic, Danville, PA

Life Cycle of the Calcium Sensing Receptor: Beginnings

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

11:00 a.m.  Monday, May 12, 2008

Host: Josefina Ramos-Franco

Dr. Robert S. Eisenberg, Department of Molecular Biophysics & Physiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

What is Wrong with Traditional Models of Permeation

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

10:15 a.m.  Monday, June 2, 2008

Dr. Jim Fonseca, Department of Molecular Biophysics & Physiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Ionic Permeation and Binding in Na+,K+-ATPase Via Molecular Dynamic Simulations

Room 1201, Department Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

11:00 a.m.  Monday, July 7, 2008

Dr. Jianzhong Wu, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA

Molecular Modeling of Biological Systems: Not Ab Initio but In Medias Res

Room 160, Field Auditorium - Cohn Research Bldg.

11:00 a.m.  Monday, August 11, 2008

Host: Bob Eisenberg

Dr. Susan M.E. Smith, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Alanta, GA

Homology-based Modeling Provides a Picture of NADPH Oxidase Structure

Room 1201, Department Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

11:00 a.m.  Monday, September 15, 2008

Host: Tom DeCoursey

Dr. Michael K. Gilson, Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Rockville, MD

Entropy and Affinity in Molecular Recognition

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

11:00 a.m.  Monday, September 22, 2008

Host: Bob Eisenberg

Dr. Steven S. Segal, Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO

Electrical and Calcium Signaling along Microvascular Endothelium: Integral Roles in Blood Flow Control

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

11:00 a.m.  Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Host: Lothar Blatter

Dr. Steve A. N. Goldstein, Institute of Molecular Pediatric Sciences, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Rare Ion Channel Diseases, a Path to the Common (Long QT and Sudden Infant Death Syndromes)

Room 1201, Department Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

11:00 a.m.  Monday, November 10, 2008

Host: Bob Eisenberg

Dr. Hans G. Othmer, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Robustness of Patterning in Development

Room 1201, Department Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

11:00 a.m.  Monday, December 1, 2008

Host: Bob Eisenberg

Dr. Melania Capasso, MRC Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

The Voltage-Gated Proton Channel HVCN1 Co-Localizes with the B Cell Receptor and is Involved in Class Switch Recombination In Vivo

Room 1201, Department Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

11:00 a.m.  Thursday, December 11, 2008

Host: Tom DeCoursey

Dr. Douglas J. Henderson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Henry Eyring, His Life and Times: The Inductive Deductive Method

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

1:30 p.m.  Thursday, December 18, 2008

Host: Bob Eisenberg

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Departmental contact information
The core of the department is located on the 12th floor of the Jelke Southcenter (JS) Building, 1750 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612, U.S.A.
Telephone: 312-942-6454. Fax: 312-942-8711. 

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