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


2024 Spring Seminar Series
 Date and Time       Location Seminar Title Speaker

Feb. 2

2 p.m.

101 NEC "Time for a New Book for Multiple Sclerosis: Rewriting the Archetype"

Ahmed Obeidat, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Host: Sherif Elbasiouny, Ph.D.

Feb. 23

2 p.m.

101 NEC

 “The Role of Dietary Oxalate and Immune Signaling in Kidney Stone Disease”

Tanecia Mitchell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham
School of Medicine - Urology
Birmingham, AL

Host: Clintoria Williams, Ph.D.

Apr. 5

2 p.m.


“Drugs and trafficking: lessons from calcium channels.”

WebEx link-

Annette Dolphin, Ph.D.
Fellow of the Royal Society
Professor of Pharmacology
University College London

Host: Christopher Wyatt, Ph.D.