Colloquium in Integrative Physiology

Fall 2008 Schedule

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August 28 IPHY 5100 Student Introduction
September 4

Neurobiological Consequences of Genetic Variability in Mouse Chrna7: Implications for Mental Health

Jerry Stitzel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology and Institute for Behavioral Genetics
University of Colorado at Boulder

September 11

Endogenous HSP72: Cellular Sources and Releasing Signals

Monika Fleshner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder

September 18

Influence of Sleepiness and Sleep Medications on Cognition and Fall Risk in Young and Old Adults

Kenneth Wright, Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder

September 25

Does That Warm Fuzzy Feeling Activate Brain Serotonin Neurons? Temperature and Serotonin Systems

Christopher Lowry, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder

October 2

What Are the Molecular and Cellular Processes Underlying Alzheimer's Disease?

Christopher Link, Ph.D.
Department of Integrative Physiology and Institute for Behavioral Genetics
University of Colorado at Boulder

October 9

Reproduction and Olfactory Morphogenesis Are Obliterated By Hypomorphy in a Single Gene

Pei-San Tsai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder

October 16

Aortic Stiffness, Peripheral Microvascular Function, and End-Organ Damage

Gary F. Mitchell, M.D.
President
Cardiovascular Engineering, Inc.
Waltham, MA
(Host: Douglas Seals, seals@colorado.edu)

October 23

Anabolic Steroid Addiction: Insights From Animal Studies

Ruth Wood, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Cell and Neurobiololgy
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
(Host: Pei-San Tsai, pei-san.tsai@colorado.edu)

October 30

Mechanisms Regulating Myostatin Expression in Skeletal Muscle and Adipose Are Altered by Changes in Energy Balance

David Allen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder

November 6

Age-Related Muscle Dysfunction: The Role of Protein Modifications

LaDora Thompson, Ph.D., P.T.
Associate Professor
Program in Physical Therapy
University of Minnesota
(Host: David Allen, david.l.allen@colorado.edu)

November 13

Group III-IV Muscle Afferents and the Motor Cortex: An fMRI Study

Vaughan Macefield, Ph.D.
Professor of Integrative Physiology
School of Medicine
University of Western Australia
Sydney, Australia
(Host: Roger Enoka, enoka@colorado.edu)

November 20

It's War! A 250M Year-Old Immune System vs. a Newly Emerged, Novel Pathogen. Which Will Win?

Cindy Carey, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder

December 4

Aging is No Longer an Unsolved Problem in Biology

Leonard Hayflick, Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy
University of California at San Francisco
(Host: Tom Johnson, thomas.johnson@colorado.edu)

December 11

What is Aging Anyway?

Thomas Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology and Institute of Behavioral Genetics
University of Colorado at Boulder