CIMED Research Day/Koster Lecture: Show-Ling Shyng (Oregon Health and Science University) – “The Molecular Basis of Insulin Secretion and Diabetes Therapy: KATP Channels Revealed by Cryo-EM”

May 8, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Connor Auditorium (Farrell LTC, Medical Campus)

“The Molecular Basis of Insulin Secretion and Diabetes Therapy: KATP Channels Revealed by Cryo-EM”

The Center for Investigation of Membrane Excitability Diseases (CIMED) Research Day will be held in conjunction with the eighth annual Koster Memorial Lecture and Reception on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center (FLTC).

The poster session, with refreshments is scheduled from 2:00-4:00 pm in the FLTC Atrium space. Posters are welcomed from any interested members of the WU community, including students, staff and faculty.  Prizes of $100 will be presented to the best poster in each of the following three categories.  In each category the first author should be the presenter. The prize categories will be as follows:

  • Pre-Doctoral – includes graduate, undergraduate, technicians.
  • Post-Doctoral – includes post-Doctoral trainees and post-Doc staff members, up to and including Instructor position.
  • Translational – includes either of the above categories and will be judged with additional criteria of translational relevance.

Senior center members will be invited to judge of the posters, and the prizes will be awarded at the reception following the Koster lecture. The introductory comments for the Memorial Lecture will begin at 4:00 pm in Connor auditorium, and the Koster Memorial reception will follow immediately after the lecture in the Hearth area at ~5:30 pm.  Show-Ling Shyng, Ph.D., Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oregon Health & Science University will be the Koster lecturer with a seminar entitled: “The Making, Breaking, and Mending of KATP Channels Revealed by CryoEM”.

These and any further details will be posted on the CIMED website (

Email to to register for the event and to submit a poster abstract.