Rush University - Department of Molecular Biophysics and Physiology


2011 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 1005 Jelke Bldg.
and begin at 10:00 AM, unless noted otherwise (in red).

Future Seminars
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Dr. Nikolay Simakov, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Calculation of Ion-Channel Current-Voltage Characteristics Using Poisson-Nernst-Planck Theory with Soft Repulsion

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

10:00 a.m.  Monday, February 7, 2011

Host: Bob Eisenberg

[Schedule]

Janhavi Giri, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Study of Selectivity and Permeation in Voltage-Gated Ion Channels
(Ph.D. Dissertation Defense)

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

2:00 p.m.  Friday, February 11, 2011

Host: Bob Eisenberg

Dr. Edwin W. McCleskey, Science Department, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD

Sensors for the Pain of a Heart Attack

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

10:00 a.m.  Friday, March 11, 2011

Host: Bob Eisenberg

[Schedule]

Dr. Rob Coalson, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Modeling Permeation through Biological Ion Channels: A Physico-Chemical Perspective

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

10:00 a.m.  Monday, March 21, 2011

Host: Bob Eisenberg

[Schedule]

Dr. Robert T. Dirksen, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Molecular Mechanisms and Functional Role of Store-Operated Ca Entry in Adult Skeletal Muscle

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

2:00 p.m.  Thursday, April 14, 2011

Host: Jingsong Zhou

[Schedule]

Dr. Amit Singer, Department of Mathematics and PACM (Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics), Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Cryo-Electron Microscopy – Mathematical Theory and Practical Algorithms

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

10:00 a.m.  Monday, May 23, 2011

Host: Bob Eisenberg

[Schedule]

Dr. Rosetta N. Reusch, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Oligo-(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate: A Key Participant in Natural and Disease Processes

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

10:00 a.m.  Monday, June 6, 2011

Host: Elena Dedkova

[Schedule]

Dr. Mary Hongying Cheng, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburg, Pittsburgh, PA

Modeling Ion Channels: Structure, Function, and Modulation Mechanism by Anesthetics

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

10:00 a.m.  Monday, June 13, 2011

Host: Bob Eisenberg

[Schedule]

Dr. Marco Rolandi, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Electrostatic Control of Protonic Current in Polysaccharide Nanofiber Field Effect Transistors

Room 1201, Department Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

11:00 a.m.  Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Host: Tom DeCoursey

[Schedule]

Dr. Pavel Jungwirth, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic

Lipid Oxidation and Apoptosis: Can Physical Changes in Phospholipid Membranes Do the Job of “Scrambleases”?

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

10:00 a.m.  Friday, September 2, 2011

Host: Bob Eisenberg

[Schedule]

Dr. Jie Liang, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Multi-scale Modeling of Biological System: Functional Surfaces of Proteins, Membrane Protein Structure and Oligomerization, and Stochastic Epigenetic Network for Cellular Fates

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

10:00 a.m.  Monday, September 19, 2011

Host: Bob Eisenberg

[Schedule]

Dr. Bo Li, Department of Mathematics and the NSF Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Level-Set Variational Implicit-Solvent Modeling of Biomolecular Solvation

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

10:00 a.m.  Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Host: Bob Eisenberg

[Schedule]

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

Computational Studies of Biomolecular Events: From Nanoseconds to Hours

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

10:00 a.m.  Thursday, September 29, 2011

Host: Bob Eisenberg

[Schedule]

Dr. Catherine Morris, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Leaky Sodium Channels in Sick Excitable Cells: Bilayer Entropy is the Culprit

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

10:00 a.m.  Monday, October 3, 2011

Host: Tom DeCoursey

[Schedule]

Dr. Michael Zhu, Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, Houston, TX

Novel Ion Channels for Calcium Signaling and Physiological Implications

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

10:00 a.m.  Monday, October 17, 2011

Host: Jingsong Zhou

[Schedule]

Dr. Julie Mitchell, Departments of Biochemistry and Mathematics, University of Wisconson, Madison, WI

Knowledge-Based Structural Approaches for Predicting Hot Spots of Protein Binding and Allostery

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

10:00 a.m.  Monday, November 7, 2011

Host: Bob Eisenberg

[Schedule]

Dr. Hiroshi Takeshima, Department of Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Junctophilins and TRIC Channels are Essential Partners for Ryanodine Receptors

Room 1201, Department Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

4:00 p.m.  Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Host: Eduardo Rios

[Schedule]

Dr. Di Chen, Departments of Biochemistry, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Genetic Mouse Models for Bone and Cartilage Diseases

Room 1005, Herrick Conference Room - Jelke Bldg.

10:00 a.m.  Monday, December 12, 2011

Host: Bob Eisenberg

[Schedule]

Departmental Contact Information
The core of the Department is located on the 12th floor of the Jelke Southcenter (JS) Building.
1750 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612-3824, U.S.A.
Telephone: 312-942-6454     Fax: 312-942-8711

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