Upcoming events

  • Sex, Drugs, and Funky Rhythms in Silico

    Speaker: Colleen E. Clancy, PhD, Associate Professor, Pharmacology, University of California, Davis

    A long-sought goal has been to develop drugs to manage diseases of excitability. One such disease is cardiac arrhythmia, which occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become disordered. A ...

  • The Alchemy of a Cardiac Fibroblast

    Speaker: Russell "Chip" Norris, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

    Dr. Norris's research over the past 15 years has focused primarily on how fibroblasts interact with other cell types. His work seeks to understand how disruption of these interactions can ...

  • What Makes the Human Brain Human

    Speaker: Terrence J. Sejnowski, PhD, Francis Crick Chair, Professor, and Head of Computational Neurobiology; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; The Salk Institute; La Jolla, California; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Member, NAS Institute of Medicine

    Dr. Sejnowski will discuss the progress that has been made in elucidating the structure, function, and connectivity of cellular circuits in the nervous system and how such large-scale information is ...

  • Structural Rearrangement of the Ebola Virus Matrix Begets Multiple Functions in the Virus Life Cycle

    Speaker: Erica Ollman-Saphire, PhD, Professor, Department of Immunology & Microbial Science, The Scripps Institute

  • Cancer and Aging

    Speaker: Ronald A. DePinho, MD, President, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Member, NAS Institute of Medicine

    Dr. DePinho will discuss recent discoveries that have led to better methods of early cancer detection, improved cancer patient care, and new cancer drugs. Such discoveries can come from a ...