PBSB Seminar Series

SPRING 2019 Schedule
  • All Seminars will be held at 4:00 pm in Weill Auditorium (1300 York Ave. Rm C-200) unless otherwise noted
  • 5:00 pm "Students Only" session is mandatory for 1st and 2nd year students. This will also be held in Weill Auditorium (1300 York Ave., Room C-200) unless otherwise noted
  • Refreshments will be served at 3:45 pm
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Peter N. Devreotes, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Department of Cell Biology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Excitable Networks in Directed Cell Migration
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Roderick MacKinnon, M.D.
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor
Rockefeller University
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Katherine Nagel, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neuroscience Institute
NYU Langone School of Medicine
Algorithms and circuits for olfactory navigation in Drosophila
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Sebastian Brauchi, PhD
Visiting Scientist
Janelia Research Campus
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Associate Investigator
Millennium Nucleus of Ion Channels-Associated Diseases (MiNICAD)
Associate Professor, Physiology Department
Universidad Austral de Chile
Evolution of functional properties in TRP channels
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Steven Finkbeiner, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Systems and Therapeutics and Taube/Koret Center for Neurodegenerative Disease, Gladstone Institutes
Professor, Departments of Neurology and Physiology
University of California, San Francisco
Harnessing Human Brain Disease Models with Robotics and Deep Learning to find Causes and Treatments
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Benjamin Machta, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
Yale University
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Silke Härteis, Ph.D.
Institute for Molecular and Cellular Anatomy
University Regensburg, Germany
Location: LC-504
The role of ion channels in Polycystic Kidney Disease
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Linda Columbus, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Associate Director
Global Infectious Disease Institute
University of Virginia
From lipid/detergent - protein interactions to host - pathogen interactions, how do membrane proteins works?
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Roderick MacKinnon, M.D.
John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor
Rockefeller University
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Location: A-250
A proposal for force transduction in the mechanosensory channel Piezo
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Laufey Amundadottir, Ph.D
Senior Investigator
Laboratory of Translational Genomics
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Location: A-950
Making Sense of Genome Wide Association Studies for Pancreatic Cancer

If you have any questions about the PBSB seminars or would like information about scheduling a future seminar, please contact our Seminar Coordinator Ashley Daugherty at asd2005@med.cornell.edu or 212-746-6360