Invited Speakers

Seminars are held in the respective departmental seminar rooms.


May 8th, 2017

Title: Structural basis of sodium channel gating

Location: McIntyre Medical Building, Room 1345

Filip Van Petegem, PhD

Associate Professor
The University of British Columbia
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


April 24th, 2017

Title: “Structural Insights into G Protein-Coupled Receptor Signaling”

Location: R. Howard Palmer Amphitheatre, 5th Floor, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

Brian Kobilka, MD

2012 Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Hélène Irwin Fagan Chair in Cardiology
Stanford University of Medicine
2016 Recipient of the Louis and Arthur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases


 
April 18th, 2017
 
Title: Molecular mechanisms of synaptic neurotransmitter release
 
Location: McIntyre Medical Building, Room 1345
 

Axel T. Brunger

Investigator,  Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Stanford University

March 24th, 2017

Title: cAMP regulation in HCN channels

Location: McIntyre Medical Building, Room 1034

Dr. Anna Moroni

Professor of Plant Physiology

University of Milan


January 23rd, 2017

Title:  "Molecular Underpinnings of Pharmacological Phenomena in G Protein-Coupled Receptors -  An NMR Study of the Adenosine A2A Receptor"

Location: McIntyre Medical Building, Room 1345

Dr. Scott Prosser

University of Toronto


January 5th, 2017

Title: "Excitation of somatostatin interneurons is regulated by constitutive mGluR7 activity and recruitment of GluR6 kainate receptors"

Location: McIntyre Medical Building, Room 1345

Dr. Tevye Stachniak

F.Hoffman-La Roche AG

Discovery Neuroscience

Basel Switzerland


November 11th, 2016

Title: "How AMPA receptor kinetics shapes fast synaptic transmission"

Location: McIntyre Medical Building, Room 1034

Dr. James Howe

Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Yale


October 17th, 2016

Title: Dynamic aspects of the function and stoichiometry of membrane proteins

Location: Goodman Cancer Centre, Rm 501

Dr. Yoshihiro Kubo

National Institutes of Physiological Sciences (NiPS) in Okazaki, Japan


September 9th, 2016

Title: Mechanisms of GABAergic synapse formation and plasticity

Location: McIntyre Medical Building, Rm 1034

Dr. Jean-Marc Fritschy

Director of the Center for Neuroscience Zurich

Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology

University of Zurich


June 23rd, 2016

Title: FRET-FLIM reveals transmembrane conformational signaling at NMDA receptors that is required for synaptic depression

Location: McIntyre Medical Building, Rm 1345

Dr. Kim Doré


May 16th, 2016

Title: Temperature, pH, and calcium: Arrhythmogenic triggers in a mixed Long-QT3/Brugada syndrome​

Location: McIntyre Medical Building, Rm 1345

Dr. Peter Ruben


May 3rd, 2016

Title: Mechanisms of gating in cyclic nucleotide-regulated ion channels

Location: Pavillon Paul-G.-Desmarais, Rm 1120

William N. Zagotta, PhD

Professor
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA


April 27th, 2016

Title: Example application of the nano disc to membrane protein biology

Location: Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building, room 1/12

Franck Duong

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Faculty of Medicine


April 18th, 2016

Title: Targeting Ion Channel Hyperexcitability Towards Understanding CNS Disorders

Location: McIntyre Medical Building, room 1345

Terrance P. Snutch, PhD, DSc(h.c.), FRSC, FCAHS

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Biotechnology and Genomics-Neurobiology
Director of Translational Neuroscience, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

Email:  snutch [at] msl [dot] ubc [dot] ca
Web:  http://www.snutchlab.msl.ubc.ca/
Ph.: 604-822-6968


April 8th, 2016

Title: "Finding ways to activate hERG ion channel function that may protect against long-QT syndrome"

Location: McIntyre Medical Building, Room 1034

Dr. Thomas Claydon

Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology,

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC


April 6th, 2016

Title: TBD

Location: Center for Research in Molecular Modeling, Concordia University

Régis Pomès

Senior Scientist, Molecular Structure and Function, Hospital for Sick

Children Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto

Toronto, ON


March 14th, 2016

Title: “Life’s ups and downs: the elevator mechanism of the dicarboxylate transporter vcINDY.” 

Location: McIntyre Medical Building, room 1345

Dr. Joseph Mindell

NINDS, National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA


March 7th, 2016

Title: “Decalmodulation of voltage-gated Ca2+ channels"

Location: McIntyre Medical Building, room 1345

Amy Lee, PhD

Professor, Depts. of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Otolaryngology Head-Neck Surgery, and Neurology
Assistant Dean for Scientific Affairs, Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa
169 Newton Rd, PBDB 5318
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: (319) 384-1762 (office); (319) 384-1763 (Lab)
email: amy-lee [at] uiowa [dot] edu


March 3rd, 2016

Title: What can Computational Methods Tell us About Neuronal Receptors?

Location: McIntyre Medical Building 1345, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6, CA

*Time: 12:30 to 13:30

Dr. Philip Biggin

Department of Biochemistry, Oxford


February 16th, 2016

Title:  A protein of the mitochondrial metabolite carrier family modulates mitochondrial architecture and causes early onset neurodegenative disorders

Location: Pavillon Paul-G.-Desmarais, Rm 1120

Eric Shoubridge, PhD

Department of Molecular Neurogenetics
McGill University/Montreal Neurological Institute

Montreal, QC

Lab website: http://molecular-neurogenetics.mcgill.ca/


January 26th, 2016

Title: The Neurophyics of Thirst

Location: Pavillon Paul-G-Desmarais, Rm 1120

Charles Bourque, PhD

James McGill Professor
Centre for Research in Neuroscience

McGill University
Montreal QC, 
Bourque Lab Website:     http://bourquelab.mcgill.ca/


January 19th, 2015

Title: Evolutionary Biophysics: From correcting the misfolding of the CFTR channel to predicting the course of microbial evolution

Location: Pavillon Paul-G-Desmarais, Rm 1120

Adrian Serohijos, PhD

Assistant Professor

Département de biochimie et médecine moléculaire    
Faculté de Médecine
Université de Montréal


November 27th, 2015

Title: Cellular and synapthic changes underlying  neuropathic pain

Location: McIntyre Medical Building 1034, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6, CA

Dr. Steven Prescott

Department of Physiology
University of Toronto


November 24th, 2015

Title: Structure and function of Na+ dependent transporters

Location: Pavillon Paul-G.-Desmarais 1120, 2960, Chemin de la Tour, Montreal, QC, CA

Poul Nissen

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Professor
Director PUMPkin
Director Dandrite
Aarhus University


November 16th, 2015

Title: Molecular interactions between AMPA receptors and auxiliary subunits.

Location: McIntyre Medical Building, room 1345

Terunaga Nakagawa MD PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics,
Center for Structural Biology,
Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine
702 Light Hall (0615)
Nashville, TN, 37232-0615

Office: Robinson Research Building 766A
Phone: 615-875-2531
Email: terunaga [dot] nakagawa [at] vanderbilt [dot] edu
Website: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=terunaganakagawa


October 22nd, 2015

Title: Que peut-on apprendre sur le mécanisme des pompes ioniques avec les simulations de dynamique moléculaire?

Location: Pavillon Paul-G.-Desmarais 1120, 2960, Chemin de la Tour, Montreal, QC, CA

Benoit Roux, PhD

Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Chicago