Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology (NCBP)


The 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 take place on Fridays each semester from 2-3 p.m. in 101 NEC–Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. 

For more information, please contact seminar director, Dr. Juliusz Ashot Kozak via email at


2022 Spring Seminar Series
 Date and Time       Location Seminar Title Speaker

Feb. 4

2 p.m.

101 NEC "Muscle Dysfunction in Myotonia Congenita"

Mark Rich, M.D., Ph.D.


NCBP, Wright State

March 11

2 p.m.


Blackboard Collaborate

“TRPM4 in Cancer: Yes, ICAN

Christine Peinelt, Ph.D.


University of Bern

Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Bern, Switzerland

Host: J. Ashot Kozak

March 25

2 p.m.

101 NEC

"Calcium signaling in specialized dental epithelia"

Rodrigo Lacruz, MSc, PhD

Associate Professor

Dept. of Molecular Pathology

College of Dentistry

New York University

New York City

Host: J. Ashot Kozak

April 8

2 p.m.

165 Brehm Lab

"Potential therapeutic strategies of harnessing neuroplasticity to preserve breathing and swallowing over the course of motor neuron loss"

Nicole Nichols, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Biomedical Sciences

University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia, MO

Host: Michael Matott

April 15

2 p.m.

101 NEC

“Calpain 5: an atypical calpain active at membranes”

James W. Geddes, Ph.D


Dept. of Anatomy & Neurobiology

University of Kentucky

College of Medicine

Lexington, KY

Host: Keiichiro Susuki

April 22

2 p.m.

101 NEC

Presentations by Neuroscience Honors Students 

Dan Talkington mentored by

Dr. Sherif Elbasiouny


Murad Nawaz mentored by

Dr. Mark Rich


Jacob Ward mentored by

Dr. Paula Bubulya


Kelsie Pyle mentored by

Dr. Clintoria Williams