Membrane Journal Club

Membrane Protein Journal Club/IRTG Journal Club  is held Tuesdays in Room 4-70 MSB at 12:00pm. Journal clubs are a great place to learn about the latest breakthroughs and technologies. For trainees they provide an opportunity to look closely at a paper and to practise their presentation skills. Refined critical and analytical skills applicable to paper and grant writing and review will be developed. Presenters usually give a literature review of a paper that focuses on membranes or membrane proteins. Guest speakers present their own work. More volunteers are needed to fill out the schedule. If you or someone in your lab can give a seminar, please email Dr. Joe Casey ( 


This year's schedule is available here


October 30, 2018

Megan Beggs will be presenting with the title of the talk being “Does loss of Claudin-15 alter Na+ permeability and glucose absorption in murine small intestine?” See Abstract

April 4, 2018

Swai Mon Khaing will be presenting with the title of the talk being "Novel model for plasma membrane organization” See Abstract

March 21, 2018

Katie Badior will be presenting with the title of the talk being "Spotlight on GPCRs: Engineering a Photoswitchable Dopamine Receptor Agonist” See Abstract

March 14, 2018 

Laine Lysyk will be presenting with the title of the talk being "Intramembrane proteolysis modulates mitochondrial localization of STARD7” See Abstract

February 28, 2018

Qiaolin Hu will be presenting with the title of the talk being "Maitotoxin Is a Potential Selective Activator of the Endogenous Transient Receptor Potential Canonical Type 1 (TRPC1) Channel in Xenopus laevis Oocytes” See Abstract

February 7, 2018

M'Lynn Fisher will be presenting with the title of the talk being "SERCA2b and RyR2 mediate thermogenesis of beige fat via Ca2+ cycling” See Abstract

January 31, 2018

Shahid Ullah will be presenting with the title of the talk being "Staphylococcus aureus and tight junctions: influence of pathogenic bacteria on tight junction properties” See abstract

January 24, 2018

Jessi Bak will be presenting with the title of the talk being "Understanding details of a P-type ATPase Reaction Mechanism using single-molecule FRET”. See Abstract

December 6, 2017
Ruiqi Caiwill be presenting with the title of the talk being PIP2 controls magnesium gatekeeper TRPM6 activity." See Abstract

November 29, 2017
Gareth Armanious
will be presenting with the title of the talk being
Molecular Understanding of Cannabinoid Receptor 1 Binding Modes."  See Abstract

March 1, 2017
Qian Wang
presented with thetitle of the talk is 'Discovering a new role of the ER stress protein IRE1 in the antioxidant response.' Abstract

February 22, 2017
M’Lynn Fisher presented with the title '4.9 Å Structure of BAM complex via Cryo-EM'. See abstract

February 15, 2017
Dr. Alka Kumari presented with the title 'The link between alcoholism and Kv7 channels'. See abstract

January 11, 2017
Ruiqi Caipresented with the title 'Function and regulation of TRPP2 ion channel revealed by a gain-of-function mutant'. See abstract

November 2, 2016
Shahid Ullah
presented with the title 'KLHL3 regulates paracellular chloride transport in the kidney by ubiquitination of claudin-8'.

April 6, 2016
Rashmi Panigrahi presented with the title 'Mechanistic insight into mammalian fructose transporter GLUT5.' See abstract.

March 30, 2016 
Carmen Wong with the title '13C NMR Detects Conformational Change in the 100 kD Membrane Transporter ClC-ec1'. See abstract.

March 23, 2016
Swai Mon Khaing with the title'Molecular Mechanism of Phospoinositide Remodeling in Ednosomal Recycling and Exocytosis'.See abstract.

March 9, 2016 
Rawad Lashhabwith the title'Dissecting the cross-talk mechanism between basolateral muscarinic AChR and tight junction protein Claudin-4'.See abstract.

March 2, 2016
Shahid Ullah from Dr. Emmanuelle Cordat's lab, Department of Physiology with the title: 'Anion exchanger-1 and Sodium pump are co-regulated in the kidney'.

February 24, 2016
Qiaolin Hu with the title: 'Reciprocal regulation of two G protein-coupled receptors sensing extracellular concentrations of Ca2+ and H+' Abstract

February 10, 2016
Dr. Alka Kumari with the title 'Dopamine Transporter: Beyond Housekeeping'. Abstract

February 3, 2016
Dr. Debajyoti Dutta with the title 'Light driven Na+ pump: a new working flavor of Rhodopsins'. Abstract

January 6, 2016
Gareth Armanious with the title "Don't Flip out: Is Extracellular Loop 3 important for Zinc transport or Immune System Evasion in ZnUD?" Abstract


Wednesday, December 6