Colloquium in Integrative Physiology

Spring 2005 Schedule

January 20

Evidence for Association Between CNR1 Gene and Marijuana Dependence

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

January 27

Stress, Central Cytokines, and Affective Disorders

John Johnson, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder

February 3

Two Puzzles About Locomotion and Obesity

Rodger Kram, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder

February 10

Loss of Cyclic Nucleotide Regulatory Element Binding Protein (CREB) Function Concurrent with Cardiovascular Complications of Diabetes Mellitus

Pete Watson, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes
Department of Medicine
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
(Host: Russ Moore rmoore@colorado.edu)

February 17

Identifying the Mechanisms of Neuromuscular Fatigue: Does the Task Matter?

Katrina Maluf, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder

February 24

Is Estrogen a Male Reproductive Hormone? An Analysis with Mammalian and Amphibian Models

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

March 3

The Remarkable Role of Plant Antioxidants in Plant Survival and Human Health: ęCase Study of the Carotenoid Zeaxanthin

Barbara Demmig-Adams, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Colorado at Boulder

March 10

Robotic Exoskeletons for Human Locomotion

Dan Ferris, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
University of Michigan
(Host: Rodger Kram rodger.kram@colorado.edu)

March 17

Exercise Training and Progression of Cardiovascular Disease

Stephan Gielen, M.D.
Associate Professor
Heart Center
University of Leipzig, Germany
(Host: Demetra Christou demetra.christou@colorado.edu)

March 31

Aging, Exercise, and Endothelial Progenitor Cells

Greta Hoetzer, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder

April 7

Genetic Control of Physical Drug Dependence and Associated Withdrawal Episodes in Mice

Kari Buck, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Behavioral Neuroscience and Portland Alcohol Research Center
Oregon Health and Science University, and VA Medical Center
(Host: Marissa Ehringer marissa.ehringer@colorado.edu)

April 14

Mechanics of Sprint Running

Alain Belli, Ph.D.
Professor
Dœpartement des Sciences et Techniques des Activitœs Physiques et Sportives
University of Saint Etienne, France
(Host: Rodger Kram rodger.kram@colorado.edu)

April 21

Muscle Lipoprotein Lipase, Lipid Fuel Partitioning and Insulin Action

Robert Eckel, M.D.
Charles A. Boettcher Endowed Chair in Atherosclerosis
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes, and Division of Cardiology, and Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
(Host: Robert Mazzeo robert.mazzeo@colorado.edu)

April 28

The Influence of Sleep Deprivation and Circadian misalignment on Endocrine Physiology

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