Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Seminars & Events

Attend one of our events. View the calendar below to see what’s coming up.

Oct

01

"Long-term Presynaptic Plasticity: Novel Functions and Mechanisms"

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pablo Castillo, M.D., Ph.D.Harold and Muriel Block Chair and Professor Department of NeuroscienceAlbert Einstein College of Medicine Abstract: Long-term synaptic plasticity is critical for experience-induced neural adaptations in the brain. The mechanisms underlying synaptic plasticity are diverse and can be typically due to postsynaptic receptor modifications, or changes in neurotransmitter release. While most research has focused on postsynaptic forms of plasticity, much less is known about how neural activity regulates neurotransmitter release in a long-term manner. Importantly, increasing evidence indicates that presynaptic plasticity is a potent regulator of circuit output that underlies several forms of learning. In his talk, Dr. Pablo Castillo (Professor of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine) will discuss recent discoveries on major molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying presynaptic plasticity in the rodent hippocampus.

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Oct

09

“Single Particle Cryo-EM of TRP Channels"

Chicago - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Department of Pharmacology Seminar Series welcomes our guest speaker: Dr. Yifan Cheng, Ph.DProfessorDepartment of Biochemistry and BiophysicsUniversity of California San Francisco As a laboratory specializes in electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM), we are interested in both methodologies and applications of this versatile technology to study structures and functions of various biological macromolecules. Of particular interests to us are studying integral membrane proteins and large dynamic macromolecular machineries, and developing enabling technologies to facilitate structural studies of these challenging macromolecules by cryo-EM.

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Oct

22

"Understanding Breast Cancer Initiation in Single Cell Resolution"

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Department of Pharmacology Seminar Series welcomes our guest speaker: Kai Kessenbrock, Ph.DAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Biological ChemistryUniversity of California, Irvine School of Medicine

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Oct

29

Joint Pharmacology & Center for Advanced Microscopy Seminar: Jeffery Bylund, Ph.D.

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Jeffery B. Bylund, PhDApplications Manager, Stem Cell & Regenerative MedicineNikon Instruments

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Nov

12

Department of Pharmacology Seminar Series: Dr. Jianming Jiang

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Deparmtent of Pharmacology welcomes Jianming Jiang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

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Nov

19

The OncoPPi Network: Cancer- Associated Protein-Protein Interaction Networks for Therapeutic Target Discovery

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Department of Pharmacology welcomes, Dr. Haian Fu, Ph., Associate Dean for Innovation and International Strategies at Emory University School of Medicine.

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