University of Wisconsin–Madison

Seminar Series

Our weekly seminar gives students the opportunity to practice presenting, learn about research in physiology, and learn about what others in the program are doing.  Students are required to present one seminar in this series annually and to attend the course regularly.  All faculty (especially committee members!), students, and postdocs are welcome!

Our seminars celebrate the array of fields that make-up Physiology; speakers are grouped together to represent these fields.  This year, the groups are, “Cancer;” “Organs & Muscles;” “Brain;” and “New Students.”

Meetings are on Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm, 5571 WIMR II.  The classroom is at the end of the hallway.  The doorway to this wing can be locked.  Should you be interested in attending, please contact Shelley ( and she will ensure that you are able to enter the building.

The 2017-2018 PGTP 901 seminar schedule for the fall semester is outlined below.  Check back regularly for updates, including seminar titles!

Fall 2017


September 7      Aurelia Faure
How does Epstein-Barr virus likely contribute to Primary Effusion Lymphomas?

September 14    Thejaswi Nagaraju
Understanding the temporal evolution of EBV lytic cycle

Organs and Muscles      

September 21    Dan Smelter
Central domains of cardiac myosin binding protein-C in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

September 28    Angela Greenman
Muscle Functional Properties in a Novel Model of Cancer Cachexia

October 5           Anna Kowalkowski
Intestinal atresias: a story of cell death and extracellular matrix changes

October  12        Katrina Carter
Does Obesity Impact Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Blood Flow?

October  19        Joe Sepe

October 26         Kathleen Miller

November 2       Kent Maclaughlin

November 9       Journal Club

November 16    Outside Speaker

23 Thanksgiving – No seminar


November 30    Vicki Tsao

December 7       Yihe Ma