Seminar Series

Seminar Series 2011 - 2014


March 8, 2011
Mark Bevan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
"Patterning of Subthalamic Nucleus Activity in Health and in Parkinson's Disease"

April 5, 2011
Frances Champagne, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
Columbia University, New York, NY
"Epigenetics and the Developing Brain"

April 26, 2011
David Bennett, Ph.D.
Director, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
Robert C. Borwell Professor of Neurological Sciences
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
"Mixed Dementia and Neural Reserve:  Implications for the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease"

August 30, 2011
Anthony Auger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Neuroscience Training Program
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
"Epigenetic Organization of Juvenile Social Behavior:  Do Sex Differences in the Brain Mediate Risk and Resilience for Atypical Social Development?"  

September 29, 2011
Mark Noble, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept of Biomedical Genetics
University of Rochester
School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, NY
"The CNS and cancer:  Novel approaches to tumor origins, mechanism-driven therapies and treatment toxicities"

October 18, 2011
Olivier Thibault, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Medical Center Dept of Molecular & Biomedical Pharmacology
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 
"Calcium and glucose homeostasis in brain aging"

October 25, 2011
Regina Carelli, Ph.D.
Stephen B. Baxter Distinguished Professor
Department of Psychology
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
"Dynamics of Brain Reward Processing during Behavior"

November 8, 2011
Fred Helmstetter, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Behavioral Systems Neuroscience
University of WI
Milwaukee, WI
"Creating and Maintaining Fear Memory in the Brain"

December 6, 2011
Fredric P. Manfredsson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine
Michigan State University
Grand Rapids, MI
"Gene-Therapy for Parkinson's Disease:  Moving Forward with Caution"

January 18, 2012
Peter Penzes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
"Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Structural Plasticity and Pathology"

February 21, 2012
Hey-Kyoung Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
John Hopkins University
The Mind/Brain Institute
Baltimore, MD
"Cross-Modal Synaptic Plasticity of Sensory Cortices"

April 3, 2012
Jack Waters, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
"Activation of Nicotinic Receptors on Deep-Layer Neocortical Pyramidal Neurons by Synaptically-Released ACh"

May 15, 2012
Scott Russo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
"Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity in Depression and Stress-Related Disorders" 

June 21, 2012
Dr. Peter J. Magill
MRC Senior Scientist and Programme Leader
MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit
University of Oxford
United Kingdom
"Cannot Move to the Rhythm:  Inappropriate Neuronal Synchrony and Oscillations in Parkinson's Disease"

October 2, 2012
Dr. Brian Kaspar
Associate Professor
Center for Gene Therapy, Columbus Children's Research Institute
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
"Cellular Culprits in Neurodegeneration and Mechanisms Underlying Motor Neuron Death in ALS"

October 23, 2012
Dr. Xinyu Zhao
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
"Regulatory Mechanism  and Functional Roles of Adult Neurogenesis"
 
November 13, 2012
Dr. Philip Lempert
Opthalmologist
Chicago Medical School '62
"Reconsidering Amblyopia" 

December 11, 2012
Dr. George Rebec
Chancellor's Professor
Director, Program in Neuroscience
Dept of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
"The Neuronal Communication Problem and Glutamate Dysfunction in Huntington's Disease"

January 8, 2013
Dr. Hyang-Sook Hoe
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience & Neurology
Georgetown University
"A Tetra (Ethylene Glycol) Derivative of Benzothiazole Aniline Enhances Ras Mediated Spinogenesis"

February 26, 2013
Dr. Catherine Woolley
Professor of Neurobiology
Northwestern University
"Acute Estrogen Modulation of Synapses in the Hippocampus"

March 19, 2013
Dr. Mark Mayford
Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Scripps Research Institute
California Campus
"Genetic Control of Memory Circuits"

April 2, 2013
Dr. Paul Kenny
Associate Professor of Molecular Therapeutics & Neuroscience
Scripps Research Institute
Jupiter, FL
"A Role for the Nucleus Tractus Solitarius in Nicotine Reinforcement" 

April 30, 2013
Dr. Hui Zheng
Director, Huffington Center on Aging
Professor, Departments of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
"Biological and Pathogenic Mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease:  A Mouse Model Study"

September 17, 2013
Dr. Vittorio Gallo
Director, Center for Neuroscience Research
Director, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Wolf-Pack Chair in Neuroscience
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, D.C.
"Gliogenesis and Glial Regeneration in the Adult Brain"

October 1, 2013
Dr. Kirk Erickson
Associate Professor of Psychology and Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
"Aging, Exercise and Brain Plasticity"

October 15, 2013
Dr. Devin Mueller
Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of WI - Milwaukee
"Enhancing Extinction and Inhibiting Retrieval of Cocaine-Associated Memories"

October 18, 2013
Understanding and Treating Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Symposium
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December 10, 2013
Dr. Sheryl Sorby
Professor Emerita
Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI
"Removing Barriers to Stem:  Improving Gender Differences in Spatial Skills" 

January 21, 2013
Dr. Sangram Sisodia
Thomas Reynolds Sr. Family Professor of Neurosciences
Professor, Depts of Neurobiology and Neurology
Director, Center for Molecular Neurobiology
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
"Presenilin Function in Health and Alzheimer's Disease"

February 25, 2014
Dr. Kim Huber
Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of TX Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
"Mechanisms of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor - Dependent Synaptic Plasticity:
Implications for Cognitive Function and Dysfunction"

April 15, 2014
Dr. Stan Floresco
Professor, Dept of Psychology
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
"Uncertainty, Choice and Dopamine"

April 29, 2014
Dr. Salvatore Oddo
Senior Scientist, Banner Sun Health Research Institute-Sun City, AZ
Associate Professor, Dept Basic Medical Sciences
University of AZ College of Medicine-Phoenix, AZ
"Dissecting the Role of mTOR in Alzheimer's Disease"

May 20, 2014
Dr. Lisa Monteggia
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
"Mechanism of Rapid Antidepressant Responses"

June 10, 2014
Dr. Stephanie Dulawa
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience
University of Chicago
"Serotonin 2C Antagonists Induce Fast-Onset Antidepressant Effects"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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