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Physiology Seminar Series: 2018-2019

Physiology seminars are on Thursdays at 9:00 am.

Below is a list of the Department of Physiology seminar speakers for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.

FALL 2018

Date Speaker Topic Host
September 6, 2018
September 13, 2018

September 17, 2018



September 18, 2018

NOTE: : Hosted by Physiology and Pharmacology


Location: Department of Pharmacology
O.W. Rollins Research Center
Conference Room 5052

Gorazd B. Stokin, MD, PhD

Chair/Principal Investigator
Translational Neuroscience and Aging Program Centre for Translational Medicine
International Clinical Research Centre
St. Anne’s University Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic

Biology and Pathology of the Axons

Thomas Kukar, PhD, Pharmacology and Malú Tansey, Physiology
September 27, 2018
October 4, 2018

John Bethea, PhD

Professor & Head, Department of BiologyDrexel University College of Arts and Sciences

New insight into the role of Tumor Necrosis Factor in the pathophysiology of spinal cord injury and chronic pain: toward a better understanding of mechanisms and therapies Shawn Hochman, PhD, Emory
October 11, 2018
October 18, 2018 Alexander Staruschenko, PhD, Professor, Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin Roles of Kir5.1 channels in the control of salt handling, blood pressure, and seizure disorders He-Ping Ma

October 25, 2018


Dr. Timothy O'Shea

Craig H. Neilsen Postdoctoral Fellow in Translational Spinal Cord Injury Research at UCLA

Bioengineering neural repair in the CNS

Shawn Hochman, PhD, Emory


November 1, 2018
November 8, 2018
November 15, 2018

Jeanie Park, MD MS

Division of Renal Medicine, Department of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Sympathetic Regulation in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Shawn Hochman, PhD, Emory
November 22, 2018

November 28, 2018

Note: Day of week change

Edward Giniger, PhD

Senior Investigator

Axon Guidance and Neural Connectivity Section


So why does the elephant forget? The many mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease Shawn Hochman, PhD, Emory
December 6, 2018
December 13, 2018
December 20, 2018
December 27, 2018


Date Speaker Topic Host
January 3, 2019
January 10, 2019 Yu Shin Kim, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Anatomy University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX. In vivo Cellular Calcium Imaging to Study Chronic Pain FJ Alvarez
January 17, 2019 Christopher Makinson, PhD Postdoctoral fellow in the labs of Dr. John Huguenard and Dr. Sergiu Pasca, Dept of Nuerology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA Building and deconstructing epilepsy circuits using mice and cerebral organoids FJ Alvarez
January 24, 2019
January 31, 2019

Jessica Filosa, PhD Associate Professor Department of Physiology Augusta University, GA

Vascular risk factors contributing to neurovascular unit dysfunction FJ Alvarez
February 7, 2019

Lora Sweeney, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, Salk Institute of Biological Studies jointly in Labs of Dr. Thomas Jessell and Dr. Christopher Kintner

FJ Alvarez
February 14, 2019

Marin Manuel, PhD Assistant Professor (Charge de Rescherche, CNRS) University Paris Descartes, France

Electrophysiological investigation of spinal motoneuron vulnerability in ALS mouse models FJ Alvarez
February 21, 2019
February 28, 2019 Warren Grill, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University Temporal Pattern as a New Parameter of Therapeutic Neuromodulation Shawn Hochman
March 7, 2019

Edgar T. Walters, Ph.D., Professor - Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, McGovern Medical School, UTHEALTH (Houston)

Mechanisms of nociceptor hyperactivity that drive chronic pain after spinal cord injury

Sandra M. Garraway
March 14, 2019
March 21, 2019
March 28, 2019
April 4, 2019 
April 11, 2019
April 18, 2019
April 25, 2019
May 2, 2019
May 9, 2019
May 16, 2019
May 23, 2019
May 30, 2019