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Department Seminar Series


Times and locations vary, see below


Wednesday January 8th, 2020 – 9:30 AM
Guest Speaker: Faculty Candidate Research Talk
Title: TBD
Host: Faculty Hiring Committee

Special location: Studio A, Knight Library


Thursday January 16th, 2020 – 9:30 AM
Guest Speaker: Faculty Candidate Research Talk
Title: TBD
Host: Faculty Hiring Committee

Special location: Studio A, Knight Library

Wednesday January 22nd, 2020 – 9:30 AM
Guest Speaker: Faculty Candidate Research Talk
Title: TBD
Host: Faculty Hiring Committee

Special location: Studio A, Knight Library

Friday January 24th, 2020 – 10 AM
Alumni Guest Speaker: Steven Laurie, PhD. (UO ’12), Senior Scientist, Cardiovascular & Vision Laboratory, Deputy Vision Discipline Scientist, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston TX
Title: Keeping an Eye on the Eye on ISS
Host: HPHY recruitment

Location: Lillis 211


January 31st, 2020 – 10 AM 
Guest Speaker:  Ravi Balasubramanian PhD., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR
Title: Robotics-Inspired Passive Orthopedic Implants to Surgically Re-Engineer the Musculoskeletal System
Host: Andy Karduna

Location: 115 Lawrence Hall


March 6th, 2020 – 10 AM 
Guest Speaker:  Annie Zemper PhD., Assistant Professor, Biology, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene OR
Title: Tales from the Crypt: Gut Stem Cell Regulation
Host: Adrianne Huxtable

Location: 115 Lawrence Hall





Past Seminar Series Speakers
Date Speaker Title
12/06/19 Anusha Mishra Neurovascular coupling in health and disease
11/22/19 Bala Ambati Advancing Corneal Care to Reduce Corneal Transplant Need by Enhancing Physiology
11/08/19 Larry David Research Support by the OHSU Proteomics Shared Resource, and the Role of Aged Lens Proteins in Cataracts
10/25/19 Janet Dufek The Effects of Strategies and Variability on Research Outcomes
10/11/19 Ghee Ong Medical Wireless Sensors
06/07/19 Christopher Fry Addressing muscle weakness following an ACL injury: focus on muscle quality
05/24/19 Gary Pierce Age-Related Central Artery Stiffness in Humans: Measurement, Mechanisms and Management
05/10/19 Jenny McFarland Physiology Core Concepts: Teaching for Conceptual Understanding
04/26/19 Kate Saul Understanding brachial plexus injury and shoulder function through integrated musculoskeletal modeling
04/12/19 Kerrie Moreau Anti-Aging effects of exercise on vascular function: Does Sex Matter?
03/15/19 Ulrike Dydak Neuroimaging of Manganese Toxicity in Welders
03/01/19 Lara Rangel The flexible coordination of hippocampal neurons in rhythms
02/15/19 Hans Haverkamp Airway function during exercise in the asthmatic: dilation? Constriction? Both???
02/01/19 Tracy Baker Maternal intermittent hypoxia during pregnancy alters neural function in adult male offspring.
01/25/19 Brad Wilkins Defining the rules, breaking expectations, and other questionable science career decisions.
11/30/18 Rob Roach AltitudeOmics: Understanding exercise performance and clinical hypoxemia through the integrative human physiology of altitude acclimatization
11/16/18 Laura Villasana Generating new neurons after traumatic brain injury
11/02/18 Cancelled
10/19/18 Jill McNitt-Grey The Control and Dynamics of Human Movements Initiated With and Without Momentum
10/05/18 Fong-Chin Su An Innovative Rehab Robot with Real Time Visual Feedback & Performance Assessment
6/8/18 Gary Mouradian Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and the Control of Breathing
5/25/18 Nick Stergiou Harnessing Movement Variability To Treat And Prevent Motor Related Disorders
5/11/18 Jeff Iliff Glymphatic function in aging and dementia: sleep, waste and neurodegeneration at the crossroads of the CNS
4/27/18 Bert Tanner Sarcomere Length-Dependent Myosin Activity in Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Function
4/13/18 Taraz Lee The Costs and Benefits of Cognitive Control and Motivation: The Curious Case of Choking Under Pressure
3/16/18 Phillip Gribble Long Term Consequences of Ankle and Knee Injuries: Another Reason Athletic Trainers Are Important
3/2/18 Lara Rangel *CANCELED* The Flexible Coordination of Hippocampal Neurons in Rhythms
2/16/18 John Greer Novel Pharmacological Approach to Countering Fentanyl Induced Respiratory Depression
2/2/18 Erica Wehrwein Expanding course instruction beyond “just the facts”: What else should we be teaching our students and how to do it?
1/19/18 Anita Vasavada Neck Biomechanics for Ergonomics
12/01/17 Elisa Gonzalez-Rothi Respiratory Motor Plasticity: Implications for Rehabilitating the Injured Spinal Cord
11/17/17 Chris DeSouza Vascular Consequences of Insufficient Sleep
11/03/17 Bert Tanner *CANCELED* Sarcomere Length-Dependent Myosin Activity in Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Function
11/03/17 Kryn Stankunas Timing and Robustness Circuitry of Heart Valve Development
10/20/17 Cris Niell Neural Circuits for Vision in Action
10/13/17 Lesley-Anne Pittard & Victoria DeRose An IDEAL University: Challenges and Opportunities in Equity, Inclusion and Diversity at the University of Oregon
10/06/17 Kate Lyden Measuring Physical Behavior and Energy Expenditure in Health Research: Making Sense of Wearable Sensors
06/02/17 Bill Milson Divergent Strategies for High Altitude Performance in Tibetan and Andean Geese
05/26/17 Matthew Andrews Pharmaceutical development based on the biochemistry of hibernating mammals
05/19/17 Simon Schenk Does Protein Acetylation Link the Beneficial Effects of Exercise and Diet to Skeletal Muscle Health?
05/05/17 Charles Rice Motor Unit Properties in Aged Adults: The Exercise Effect
04/28/17 Jonathan Peake Evaluating the Rationale and Efficacy of Post-Exercise Treatments for Muscle Damage and Inflammation
04/07/17 Tim Uhl Shoulder Rehabilitation: An Exercise Progression from ‘Pendulum to Plyometrics’ based on the available EMG Literature
03/10/17 Clark Dickerson Shoulders, Shoulders Everywhere: Applying Biomechanics to Improve Human Lives
02/24/17 Katherine Ann Semsar Insights Into What Students Learn About Physiology Across a Major: Lessons From the New Programmatic Physiology Assessment, Physiology-MAPS
02/03/17 Sean Newsom Translational Metabolism Research at Oregon State University
1/27/17 Jim Pawelczyk What Price a Martian? Human Limits to Exploring the Red Planet
1/13/17 Espen Spangenburg A Surprising and Necessary Role for BRCA1 Expression in Skeletal Muscle Function
11/18/16 Jyoti Watters Mechanisms of Microglial Inflammatory Gene Regulation by Paradigms of Hypoxia
11/04/16 Elinor Sullivan Early Environmental Influences of Maternal Nutrition and Obesity on Offspring Mental Health
10/21/16 Young-Hui Chang Rules to Limp By: What Humans and Other Animals Teach Us About How We Get From Here to There
10/07/16 Thurman Lockhart Postural Stability and Falls in Advanced Parkinson’s Disease Patients
06/03/16 Gregory Funk Central Purinergic and Glial Signaling in the Hypoxic Ventilatory Response
05/20/16 Nina Stachenfeld Endothelial Function in Women with Androgen Excess Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
05/06/16 Mark Laursen Preparing to Practice
04/22/16 Roger Enoka Evolving Concepts on Motor Unit Physiology
04/11/16 Claudia Forjaz Blood pressure responses during and after resistance exercise: clinical implications
04/08/16 Brett Fenster Patent Foramen Ovale, Shunt, and Hypoxia: Can We Fit a Square Peg in a Round Hole?
03/11/16 Dan Pratt Teaching Perspectives: Mapping a Plurality of the Good in Teaching
02/26/16 Tim Hewett New Strategies to Prevent Primary & Secondary ACL Injuries
02/12/16 J.M. (Nino) Ramirez Cardiorespiratory Coupling in Health and Disease
01/29/16 Elinor Sullivan Early Environmental Influences of Maternal Nutrition and Obesity on Offspring Mental Health
 01/15/16  Wendy Murray Computer Simulation of the Upper Limb
12/04/15 Miranda M. Lim Sleep Neurophysiology in Traumatic Brain Injury: Parallel Studies in Mouse and Man
11/20/15 Cindy Meininger Fighting Vascular Complications of Diabetes by Modulating Tetrahydrobiopterin Levels in Endothelial Cells
11/06/15 Ben Miller Is Enhanced Proteostasis a Shared Characteristic of Slowed Aging?
10/23/15 Richard Weir Neural Interfaces and Bionic Limbs: Recent Work in the development of Advanced Prosthetic Hand Replacements
10/09/15 Matt Hodges Serotonin and SIDS: Using Rodent Models to Study an Unexplained Phenomenon
06/05/15 Bill Cliff Case-Based Learning In Practice
05/22/15 Jim Chestnutt Concussion Update: Research to Rehab
05/08/15 Darrel Neufer The Electrical Circuitry of Metabolic Disease: Integrating Mitochondrial Bioenergetics and Redox Biology
04/24/15 Mark Rogers Neuromechanics of Stepping for Balance and Mobility in Aging and Neurological Disorders
04/10/15 Rick Nepture Biomechanical Analyses to Improve Rehabilitation Outcomes for Those with Movement Disabilities
02/27/15 Michael Bey Dynamic Analysis of In-Vivo Shoulder and Tendon Function
02/13/15 Pope Moseley Heat Shock, Inflammation, and Autophagy
01/30/15 Gary Sieck Connecting Basic Science Discoveries to Solution for Human Disease
01/16/15 Walter Wray Taming “The Sleeping Giant”: New Insights Into the Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Blood Flow During Exercise
12/05/14 Andy Fuglevand Surprising Aspects of Synaptic Integration in Motor Neurons
11/21/14 Bob Murray The Pittsburgh Pirates, Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill, and Us – The Value of Perseverance, Stubbornness, and Stupidity in Exercise Science
11/07/14 Darin Padua Primary and Secondary Prevention of ACL Injury and Knee Osteoarthritis
10/24/14 Adam Chicco Muscle Mitochondrial Responses to Chronic High-Altitude Hypoxia
10/10/14 Paul DeVita Obesity…Osteoarthritis…The Solar System…It’s All Connected
05/21/14 Elisabet Borsheim Amino Acid Effects on Muscle Protein and Regional Lipid Metabolism
05/07/14 Csaba Galambos Anatomic evidence of intrapulmonary shunt vessels in neonatal lung disorders
04/23/14 Andrew Biewener Neuromuscular and biomechanical studies of terrestrial and aerial locomotion: guiding the development of Hill-type muscle models and biorobotic design.
04/09/14 Sandra Hunter Fatigability of Human Muscles: Sex and Age Matter
03/12/14 Dwight Klemm Distinct Fat Cell Populations Link Abdominal Obesity to Metabolic Disease
02/26/14 Wendy Kohrt Metabolic and Bioenergetic Actions of Estrogens
02/12/14 Trey Crisco Upper Extremity Biomechanics and Osteoarthritis
01/29/14 Dan Ferris Human Locomotor Control Revealed by Robotic Lower Limb Exoskeletons and Mobile Brain Imaging
01/15/14 Todd Zakrajsek Teaching for Deep Learning: Strategies for the Classroom from the Psychology of Learning
12/06/13 Terry Morgan CANCELLED Due to weather
11/22/13 J Andrew Taylor Aerobic Exercise for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: Circumventing the Lesion
11/08/13 Andrew Winterstein Patient Outcomes Following Knee Injury: Clinical Trends and Current Research
10/25/13 Richard Burwick Complement Activation in Severe Preeclampsia
10/11/13 Eric Stice Reward region responsivity and reward learning propensity increase risk for future weight gain
06/07/13 Philip Clifford Challenges and Opportunities in Scientific Careers
05/24/13 John Osborn Targeted Sympathetic Ablation for Treatment of Hypertension
05/10/13 Samual Ward Human Shoulder Muscle Structure and Function in Health and Disease
04/26/13 James Onate Developing Models of Optimal Performance Sustainment through Functional Pre-Participation Screening
04/12/13 Julius DeWald The impact of loses of corticofugal projections on movement impairments following brain injury: Scientific and Clinical Implications
03/15/13 Art Kuo How people get around: The biomechanics of walking
02/15/13 Steve Broglio A Concussion Discussion: Questions and (Some) Answers
02/01/13 Phillip Gardiner Acute and chronic responses of spinal cord neurons and circuits to changes in physical activity