Seminars

The Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics hosts a regular seminar series, with invited speakers spanning a wide range of topics at the forefront of science. Students are encouraged to attend these events, and are offered the opportunity to meet with the speakers over informal lunches. As part of the Program, Graduate students are also asked to suggest and host future invitees.

In addition, a wide variety of departmental and University seminars occur daily at which all are welcome.

February 4th, 2020
Andrew R. Marks, MD
Chair, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University
Wu Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University
Founding Director, Helen and Clyde Wu Center for Molecular Cardiology, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University

Ryanodine receptor structure based insights into human genetic diseases and treatment


Previous Seminars

January 21st, 2020
Michael B. Hoppa, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Biology, Dartmouth College
All optical electrophysiology reveals new canonical and non-canonical roles for potassium channels in nerve terminals

January 7th, 2020
W. Jonathan Lederer, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology
Professor of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Cardiac Mitochondria: Calcium, Calcium, Calcium

December 2nd, 2019
Marc Tatar, PhD
Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University
Insulin/ IGF signaling of Drosophila from structure to function and aging

November 26th, 2019
Ana Maria Cuervo, MD, PhD
Professor of Developmental and Molecular Biology
Co-director of the Institute for Aging Studies, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Selective autophagy: keeping the cellular proteome on check

November 19th, 2019
Sudha Chakrapani, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University
Director, Cryo-Electron Microscopy Core, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Structural Insights into Pentameric Ligand-Gate Ion Channel Function

October 8th, 2019
Owen McManus, PhD
Chief Technology Officer, Q-State Biosciences
Precision medicine for CNS diseases

October 22nd, 2019
Matthias Quick, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurobiology (in Psychiatry), Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry – Division of Molecular Therapeutics and in the Center for Molecular Recognition
Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute
Director of Laboratory Safety at CU Psychiatry, NYSPI, and RFMH

The mechanism of secondary transporters is X-tal clear – or is it not as easy as 1,2,3?