Instructions for
faculty on how to
schedule seminar
speakers are
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Physiology Seminar Series: Spring and Fall 2019

Physiology Department Seminars - Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Whitehead Building 6th Floor, Room 600. Light refreshments are served at 8:45 a.m.

Below is a list of the Department of Physiology seminar speakers.

FALL 2019

Date Speaker Topic Host
September 12, 2019 2019 Fall semester Seminar series I Choi

September 19, 2019


September 26, 2019


October 3, 2019

October 10, 2019
October 17, 2019


October 24, 2019
October 31, 2019
November 7, 2019
November 14, 2019
November 21, 2019

Zhexing Wen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral 
Sciences, Cell Biology, and Neurology

TBA I Choi

November 28, 2019


December 5, 2019
December 12, 2019
December 19, 2019


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 Mark Lyle, Assistant Professor
Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Toward a functional role for Golgi tendon organ feedback . . . from cats to humans M Raastad
May 9, 2019 Dr. Itzhak Fischer, Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Drexel University Using neural progenitors to reconnect the injured spinal cord:  past, present and future Shawn Hochman
May 16, 2019 Lauren Orefice, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Biology
Simches Research Center
Altered touch processing in autism spectrum disorders: mechanisms and emerging therapeutic approaches Peter Wenner
May 23, 2019
May 30, 2019