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The Department of Physiology & Biophysics holds seminars to inform and update on current research.  Seminars are typically held in the Med Ed Building Telemedicine Theater in Room B001 at 11:00 am unless otherwise noted.  Please join us and welcome each invited speaker.  Please check back often for updates and additions that will made to the calendar during the year.  For more information, please contact Janita Parpana at 949-824-6833 or Duke Park at 949-824-5865. 



Department/Faculty Host



Geoffrey Abbott, Ph.D.

Michael D. Cahalan, Ph.D.

Ion Channel-Transporter Interactions


Mingye Feng, Ph.D.

Michael D. Cahalan, Ph.D.

Macrophage-mediated Cancer Immunosurveillance


Erin F. Simonds, Ph.D.

Devon Lawson, Ph.D; Kai Kessenbrock, Ph.D.

Dissecting the Cellular Heterogeneity of Cancer with Mass Cytometry


Michel DuPage, Ph.D.

Michael D. Cahalan, Ph.D.; Armando Villalta, Ph.D.

Epigenetic control of T regulatory cell function in cancer and autoimmunity


Jennifer Evans, Ph.D.

Todd C. Holmes, Ph.D.

A time for change: Network-level plasticity in circadian clock function


Tomasz Nowakoshi, Ph.D.

Michael D. Cahalan, Ph.D. and Devon A. Lawson, Ph.D.

Cellular molecular mechanisms of neurogenesis in the cerebral cortex


Ruhma Syeda, Ph.D.

Michael D. Cahalan, Ph.D.

Mechanistic insights into the gating of ion channels reconstituted in droplet lipid bilayers


Medha Pathak, Ph.D.

Michael D. Cahalan, Ph.D.

Piezo 1: How neural stem cells channel their stress


Gunna Von Heijne, Ph.D.

Stephen H. White, Ph.D.

Cotranslational protein folding inside and outside ribosome exit tunnel


Ildiko Szabo, Ph.D.

Francesco Tombola, Ph.D.

Direct modulation of a mitochondrial ion channel leads to selective death of cancer cells in vivo


Junichi Sadoshima, MD, Ph.D.

UC Irvine Diabetes Center, Stem Cell Research Center, Physiology & Biophysics

The molecular mechanism of mitochondiral autophagy in the heart


Georgi Petkov, Ph.D.

Michael D. Cahalan, Ph.D.

Critical Role of the BK channel in urinary bladder smooth muscle physiology and pathophysiology