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 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. Juliusz Ashot Kozak via email at


2021 Spring Seminar Series
 Date and Time Location Seminar Title Speaker

Friday, February 19


via Webex


“Microglia and immune signaling at the synapse”

Dorothy Schafer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Department of Neurobiology

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Worcester, MA

Host: Keiichiro Susuki, Ph.D.

Friday, February 26


via Blackboard Collaborate

  "Diffusion in biological systems: can it still surprise us?"

Pawel Swietach, Ph.D., Professor

Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

Corpus Christi College

The University of Oxford

Oxford, UK

Host: Chris Wyatt, Ph.D.

Friday, March 12


via Blackboard Collaborate


"From the structure of a potassium channel to the heart of a patient: How an antimalarial became an antiarrhythmic"

Sami Noujaim, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

Morsani College of Medicine

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

Host: Eric Bennett, Ph.D.

Friday, April 2


via Blackboard Collaborate


"Modulation of adipose tissue-derived meta-inflammation by essential fatty acids"

Cristina Caldari-Torres, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

Denison University

Granville, OH

Host: Clintoria Williams, Ph.D.

Friday, April 9


via Blackboard Collaborate

  "Pain after SCI: What is happening in the periphery?"

Sandra Garraway, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Department of Physiology 

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Host: Clintoria Williams, Ph.D.