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Matthias Eikermann, MD, PhD

Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

HOST:  Dr. Peter Nagele

Early Mobilization in the ICU

Jorg Grandl, PhD

Duke University
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

HOST:  Dr. Hongzhen Hu

The Mechanism of Temperature-Activation of TRP Ion Channels

Simon Beggs, PhD

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Dentistry
University of Toronto

Research Associate
Programs in Brain and Behavior
Hospital for Sick Children

HOST:  Dr. Robert W. Gereau, IV

Microglia and Pain: Beyond Immunity

Peter Nagele, MD, MS

Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Washington University School of Medicine

Host:  Evan D. Kharasch, MD, PhD

Nitrous Oxide for Treatment of Major Depression

Bradley J. Undem, PhD

Professor of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

HOST:  Dr. Qin Liu

Activation Mechanisms of Cough and Itch Receptors

Leonid Kagan, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutics, Ernest Mario School of
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Host:  Simon Harouthounian, PhD

Translational Pharmacokinetic (PK) and Pharmacodynamic(PD) Strategies for Optimization of Biotherapeutics

Robert Brenner, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Host: Christopher Lingle, PhD

Paradoxical effects of BK channels on membrane excitability of dentate gyrus neurons

Jianmin Cui, PhD

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis

Robert W. Gereau, IV, PhD

"Voltage sensor and pore coupling in KCNQ channels"

Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD

Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Anesthetist, Department of Anesthesia
Massachusetts General Hospital

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain Under General Anesthesia

David D. McKemy, PhD

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
University of Southern California

Host:  Zhou-Feng Chen, PhD

The Cellular and Molecular Basis for the Sensation of Cold

David W. Piston, PhD

Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Professor and Chairman,
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
Washington University School of Medicine

HOST:  Dr. N. Gautam

Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Pancreatic Hormone Secretion

Jean-Pierre Vilardaga, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

HOST:  Dr. N. Gautam

Endosomal cAMP Production in GPCR Signaling: From Bench-to-Bedside

Cor J. Kalkman, MD, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology
Division of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine
University Medical Center Utrecht

Host: Peter Nagele, MD

Does a 'Weekend' Effect on Mortality Exist? Should We Be Interested?

Chandra Tucker, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Colorado School of Medicine

HOST:  Dr. N. Gautam

Optical Tools to Manipulate and Interrogate Cell Function

William R. Kobertz, PhD

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Host:  Christopher Lingle, PhD

Chemical Tinkering with Ion Channel Complexes

James P. Rathmell, MD

Executive Vice Chair and Chief, Division of Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Henry Knowles Beecher Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School

HOST: Dr. Ellen M. Lockhart

Complications in Pain Medicine

Steven L. Shafer, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain
Stanford University Medical Center

Host:  Dr. Evan D. Kharasch

Houston, We Have A Problem. Why Most Published Research is Wrong.

Pall Karlsson

Senior Researcher
Danish Pain Research Center & Stereology and Electron Microscopy Laboratory
Department of Clinical Medicine
Aarhus University Hospital - Denmark

Host:  Dr. Simon Haroutounian

WUPC Seminar

Garret D. Stuber, PhD

Assistant Professor
Departments of Psychiatry & Cell Biology and Physiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Host:  Dr. Michael Bruchas

Dissecting the Neural Circuits That Mediate Motivated Behavior

Jun-Ming Zhang, MD, MS

Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Cincinnati

Host: Dr. Qin Liu

Fight or flight and the transition of pain via immune regulation