The Boonshoft School of Medicine & The College of Science+Mathematics

2016 Spring Seminar Series

photo of a speaker and audienceThe department hosts a full schedule of seminars every academic year which features prominent researchers in the fields of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology from around the world. Seminars are held on Fridays each Semester, from 2-3 p.m., in 101 NEC - Auditorium, *unless otherwise noted. If you would like additional information, please contact seminar director, Dr. JA Kozak via email at

March 11

Walter F. Boron, MD, Ph.D. – Host: Dr. Chris Wyatt


Professor & Chairman, Department of Physiology & Biophysics


Case Western University School of Medicine – Cleveland, OH


“Sniffing CO2 and HCO3: How the kidney senses acidosis”


March 25

Ahmed M. T. Raslan, MBBCh, MSc, MD – Host: Dr. Sherif Elbasiouny


Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery


Oregon Health & Science University – Portland, OR


“Functional Brain Surgery: A synergy between science, technology and medicine”


April 1

Jeffery L. Dupree, Ph.D. – Host: Dr. Keiichiro Susuki


Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology


Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA


“Maintaining axonal domains in inflammatory environments”


April 8

Kurt Beam, Ph.D. – Host: Dr. Mark Rich


Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus – Aurora, CO 


"Trying to identify the minimal set of proteins essential for excitation-contraction coupling in skeletal muscle"