Departmental Seminar Series 2012-2013

Date Speaker Institution Title Host Time/Place
10 Nancy Elliott Ibidi Microscopy, Verona, WI Cells in focus – imaging techniques Imaging Facility 1:00-3:00 LSC 1330
20 Mike Gold Prof & Head, Dept of Microbiology & Immunology, UBC Cytoskeletal regulation of lymphocyte activation Guy Tanentzapf 12:30-1:30 LSC3
4 Eric Accili Assoc Prof, Dept of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, UBC; Canada Research Chair in Pacemaker Channel Biology; Member, Cardiovascular Research Group (LSI) Regulation of HCN channel function by cyclic AMP Guy Tanentzapf 12:30-1:30 LSC3
18 Michael Kobor Scientist, CMMT, CFRI; Assoc Prof, Dept of Medical Genetics, UBC Epigenetic variation in human health and disease Susanne Clee 12:30-1:30 LSC3
25 Richard Oko Assoc Prof of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Reproductive & Developmental Biology, Queen’s Univ, Kingston, ON PAWP, a candidate sperm-borne oocyte activating factor Geoff Hammond 12:30-1:30 LSC3
1 Ernesto
Larry D. Soderquist Prof; Assoc Prof of Internal Medicine, Div of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes, Univ of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor Dissecting nutrient signaling in beta-cells Jim Johnson 12:30-1:30 LSC3
8 Douglas Allan Asst Prof, Dept of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, UBC; Tula Foundation Investigator (BRC), CIHR New Investigator, MSFHR Scholar & EJLB Scholar Spatial and temporal regulation of neuronal subtype differentiation during development and through aging Guy Tanentzapf 12:30-1:30 LSC3
9 Hannah Boycott Postdoctoral candidate, INSERM, UMRS 956 & Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France Shear stress triggers an integrin-dependent recruitment of potassium channels to the plasma membrane of atrial myocytes Matt Farrer
10:30-11:30 LSC 1510
15 John Whitelock Prof and Head, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Univ of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Proteoglycans – biochemical structures perfect for biological complexity! Perlecan, a key modulator of inflammation and wound healing Don Moerman 12:30-1:30 LSC3
29 Christopher Nelson Asst Prof, Dept of Biochemistry & Microbiology, Univ of Victoria, BC Regulation of chromatin and ribosome biogenesis by a nuclear peptidyl-proline isomerase Christopher Loewen 12:30-1:30 LSC3
6 Georg Zoidl Prof and Canada Research Chair, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Faculty of Science & Engineering, York University, Toronto Characterization of two Pannexin1 genes in the zebrafish retina: Redundancy or more functionality? Christian Naus and Brain Research Centre 12:30-1:30 LSC3
13 Matthew Farrer Sr Scientist, CMMT; Prof, Dept of Medical Genetics, UBC; Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neurogenetics & Translational Neuroscience Genetics and Parkinson’s Susanne Clee 12:30-1:30 LSC3
10 Erin Green Zoology job candidate, Post Doctoral Scholar, Department of Biology, Stanford University, Calif, USA Expanding the Methylome: Defining novel lysine methylation events in epigenetic and cellular signaling pathways Vanessa Auld 12:30-1:30 LSC3
17 Jamie Kramer Zoology job candidate, Dept of Human Genetics, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands Epigenetic regulation of memory and oxidative stress response in Drosophila models for cognitive disorders Michael Gordon 12:30-1:30 LSC3
24 Chris Q Doe Prof, Dept of Biology, Institute of Neuroscience, Univ of Oregon, Eugene
McClintock Lecture, Dept. of Zoology
Mechanism and function of spindle orientation in neural stem cells Michael Gordon 12:30-1:30 LSC3
31 Tai Montgomery Zoology job candidate, Dept. of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital Unraveling gene regulation using small RNA sensors Don Moerman 12:30-1:30 LSC3
7 Brian MacVicar Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience, Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, UBC Neuron-Glia signaling in maintaining a healthy brain Guy Tanentzapf 12:30-1:30 LSC3
14 Kurt Haas Associate Professor & Recipient of 2012 Department Researcher of the Year Award, Dept of CPS, UBC How do complex brain neural networks form? New insights from direct in vivo imaging of the awake developing brain Guy Tanentzapf 12:30-1:30 LSC3
28 Brad G. Hoffman Assistant Professor, CFRI, Faculty of General Surgery, UBC Identification and analysis of enhancers in pancreatic islets Geoffrey L. Hammond 12:30-1:30 LSC3
MARCH 2013
7 Brian Burke Principal Investigator, Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore The nuclear envelope and its LINCs to human disease. Cal Roskelley/ Nelly Pante 12:30-1:30 LSC3
14 Kirst King-Jones Associate Professor and AHFMR Scholar, Biological Sciences, University of Alberta How flies make steroid hormone pulses. Douglas Allan 12:30-1:30 LSC3
15 Andrew Fraser Principal Investigator, Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto, Ontario A whole can of worms: evo-devo and natural variation in nematodes. Guy Tanentzapf 1:00-2:00   LSC1510
21 Joanne Weinberg Professor & Distinguished University Scholar, CPS, UBC Prenatal alcohol exposure: Fetal programming, stress and vulnerability over the lifespan. Guy Tanentzapf 12:30-1:30 LSC3
28 Stephen R. Bond PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Cell & Developmental Biology, UBC Pannexin 3 in developing bone, and the duplication of Pannexin 1 in ray finned fishes Christian Naus 12:30-1:30 LSC3
APRIL 2013
4 Brigitte Lavoie Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto Keeping it together in mitosis — Pds5 maintains sister chromatid cohesion by antagonizing polysumo-targeted proteolysis of cohesin Vivien Measday (BMB) 12:30-1:30 LSC3
11 Christopher McIntosh Professor, Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, UBC Antidiabetic Actions of Incretin Hormones and Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4 Inhibitors Guy Tanentzapf 12:30-1:30 LSC3
18 No Seminar – PHYL 449 Presentation Day 12:30-1:30 LSC3
25 Ruth Slack Assoc Prof, Dept of Medicine, Neuroscience Group, Univ of Ottawa The role of the Rb/E2F pathway in the regulation of neural precursor cell fate decisions in the developing and adult brain. Shernaz Bamji 12:30-1:30 LSC3
MAY 2013
2 T. Michael Underhill Professor, Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, UBC Mesenchymal cells in development, health and disease. Guy Tanentzapf 12:30-1:30 LSC3
7 Marc W. Kirschner (9th D. Harold Copp Lecture) Professor and Chair, Dept. of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA On Being the Right Cell Size. I. Robert Nabi 4:00-5:00 LSC1
9 J’Nelle Young PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Cell & Developmental Biology, UBC Intercellular Junction Disassembly: Assigning a Function to Tubulobulbar Complexes in Testis. A. Wayne Vogl 12:30-1:30LSC3
16 Victor Viau Associate Professor, Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, UBC Afferent Mediators of Gonadal Status on the Paraventricular Nucleus of the Hypothalamus. Susanne Clee 12:30-1:30 LSC3
23 Daniel Kai Long Tham PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Cell & Developmental Biology, UBC ECM-receptor Interactions Regulate the Distribution of Kir4.1 and AQP4 Channels in the Kidney and Blood-brain Barrier. Hakima Moukhles 12:30-1:30LSC3
30 I. Robert Nabi Professor and Director of Research, CPS; Director, LSI Imaging, Life Sciences Institute, UBC The Gp78 Ubiquitin Ligase (A.K.A. Autocrine Motility Factor Receptor) and Regulation of its Activity in ERAD Susanne Clee 12:30-1:30LSC3
JUNE 2013
6 Kang Shen(Dept of Zoology McClintock Lecture) Assoc Prof, Depts of Biology (School of Humanities & Sciences) and Pathology, Stanford Univ School of Medicine, CA Extrinsic and Intrinsic regulators of Synapse Formation in C. elegans Michael Gordon (Zoology) &Guy Tanentzapf 12:30-1:30LSC3
27 Henry Krause (Perceptions of the Cell Seminar) Professor, Banting & Best Dept of Medical Research, Donnelly Centre, and Dept of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, Ontario Use of a zebrafish platform for nuclear receptor-based hormone and drug discovery. Guy Tanentzapf 12:30-1:30LSC3
JULY 2013
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9 Shabnam Tavassoli PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Cell & Developmental Biology, UBC Endoplasmic Reticulum Membrane Contact Sites: Roles in Phospholipid Synthesis and Cell Polarity. Christopher Loewen 10:00-11:00LSC 3
11 Christa Testerink Assistant Professor, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Novel functions for the lipid second messenger PA: shaping roots in response to salinity stress Christopher Loewen 12:30-1:30LSC3
18 Sarah Chow PhD Candidate, Graduate Program in Physiology, UBC Energetic and Structural Impact of Cyclic Nucleotide Binding to Hyperpolarization-activated Cyclic Nucleotide-gated Channels Eric Accili 12:30-1:30LSC3
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