CNUP: Center for Neuroscience

Seminars

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May 12 2016 2:00 p.m.

Paul B. Manis, PhD
Professor and Chief, Division of Research
Training and Education
Dept. Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Seminar Title: Functional organization of local circuits and synapses in the central auditory system
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology, Auditory Research


May 11 2016 12:00 noon

Adam L. Boxer, MD, PhD
Director, AD and FTD Clinical Trials Program
Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurosciences Clinical Research
Unit PI, ARTFL Consortium
University of California, San Francisco

Seminar Title: Neuroprotection clinical trials in molecularly defined patient populations: Modulation of neurodegenerative proteins in frontotemporal lobar degeneration
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurology


May 6 2016 12:00 noon

Michael J. Travis, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Developing a national neuroscience curriculum - progress on planning for the future of psychiatry
Location: WPIC Auditorium
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Apr 22 2016 12:00 noon

Raquel Gur, MD, PhD
Karl and Linda Rickels Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Neurology and Radiology
University of Pennsylvania

Seminar Title: Psychosis: Are we ready for precision medicine
Location: WPIC Auditorium
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Apr 21 2016 4:00 p.m.

Stephen Traynelis, PhD
Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Emory University

Seminar Title: NMDA receptor mutations in early onset epileptic encephalopathy illuminate channel gating mechanisms
Location: 169 Crawford Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Apr 21 2016 10:00 a.m.

Nathan Glasgow
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Mechanisms of NMDA receptor inhibition by memantine and Ketamine
Location: 2nd floor Auditorium, Learning Research Development Center
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Apr 21 2016 12:00 noon

Benjamin L. Handen, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Amyloid deposition and cognitive/adaptive functioning in adults with Down Syndrome
Location: S439 ADRC, Conference Room
Sponsor: Alzheimer Disease Research Center


Apr 20 2016 4:00 p.m.

Todd Vanderah, PhD
Professor and Chair, Pharmacology
University of Arizona, College of Medicine

Seminar Title: Sources of bone cancer pain and its treatment by enhancing endogenous cannabinoids
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Anesthesiology


Apr 19 2016 12:30 p.m.

Roger Sorensen, PhD, MPA
Program Official
Functional Neuroscience Research Branch
National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH

Seminar Title: An insider’s view to writing a NIH grant application
Location: 219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Apr 14 2016 10:00 a.m.

Mahlon Collins
Center for Neuroscience School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Identification of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis disease mechanisms by cerebrospinal fluid proteomic profiling
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Apr 1 2016 9:00 a.m.

Robert M. Friedlander, MD, MA
Walter E. Dandy Professor and Chair of
Neurological Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Chief of Neurosurgery
Presbyterian Hospital, UPMC Co-Director of UPMC Neu

Seminar Title: Role of caspase cell death pathways in neurological disease
Location: 601 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Apr 1 2016 4:00 p.m.

Scott T. Grafton, MD
Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of California at Santa Barbara
Director of UCSB Brain Imaging Center
Associate Director of Institute for
Collaborative Biote

Seminar Title: It’s the network… Characterizing the dynamics of skill learning across the entire brain
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Mar 31 2016 4:00 p.m.

John Serences, PhD
Professor
Department of Psychology
Neuroscience Graduate Program and
Institute for Neural Computation

Seminar Title: Training induces a qualitative shift in the mechanisms supporting attentional selection
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Mar 29 2016 10:00 a.m.

C.I. (Chris) de Zeeuw, MD, PhD
Professor
Erasmus Medical Center

Seminar Title: Yin and yang in cerebellar in motor learning: To excite or to suppress, that is the question
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Mar 28 2016 10:00 a.m.

Gregory Wojaczynski
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: Integration of the microcircuitry of the deep cerebellar nuclei into canonical cerebellar circuits
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Mar 23 2016 4:00 p.m.

Philip Sabes, PhD
Jack D. and DeLoris Lange
Endowed Chair in Cell Physiology
Professor of Physiology
University of California, San Francisco

Seminar Title: The sensory basis of motor control: Theory, experiment and applications
Location: Gates Hillman Center 6115
Sponsor: BrainHub, Carnegie Mellon University


Mar 23 2016 12:00 noon

CANCELLED Alessandra Angelucci, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
University of Utah

Seminar Title: Circuits for contextual integration in primary visual cortex
Location: S120 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Ophthalmology


Mar 22 2016 9:00 a.m.

Nathan Hall
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and
Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense: Short wavelength cone activity to and through the superior colliculus
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Mar 18 2016 12:00 noon

David R. Rubinow, MD
Assad Meymandi Distinguished Professor
Chair of Psychiatry
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Seminar Title: Everything you never wanted to know about sex: This is your brain on steroids
Location: WPIC Auditorium
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Mar 17 2016 12:00 noon

Suzanne Weisses, BA
Constituent Services Coordinator
Alzheimer’s Association
Southwest PA Chapter

Seminar Title: The Alzheimer’s association - services & programs
Location: S439 ADRC Conference Room
Sponsor: Alzheimer Disease Research Center


Mar 17 2016 4:00 p.m.

Eero P. Simoncelli, PhD
Professor
Neural Science, Mathematics, and Psychology
New York University
Investigator
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Seminar Title: Embedding of prior probabilities in neural populations
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Mar 16 2016 4:00 p.m.

Xinzhong Dong, PhD
Professor
Johns Hopkins University

Seminar Title: Mechanisms of itch and inflammation
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Pain Research


Mar 15 2016 4:00 p.m.

Donata Oertel, PhD
Professor
Mary Herman and Lucien Rubinstein
Distinguished Chair of Neuroscience
Department of Neuroscience
University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Seminar Title: How cochlear nuclear neurons enable mammals to hear
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology


Mar 10 2016 2:00 p.m.

Yale Cohen, PhD
Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Perelman School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Mechanisms underlying auditory decision making
Location: 1495 BST
Sponsor: Otolaryngology Auditory Research Group and Department of Psychiatry


Mar 9 2016 12:00 noon

Jennifer Johnston, PhD
CSO and Co-Founder An2H Discovery
E3X Bio, Inc.
San Francisco

Seminar Title: Parkin protein is a neuroprotective therapeutic target
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Mar 1 2016 3:30 p.m.

Kenneth G. Miller, PhD
Associate Member
Genetic Models of Disease Program
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Seminar Title: Keeping neuronal cargoes on the right track: New insights into regulators of axonal transport
Location: 1395 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology


Feb 29 2016 4:00 p.m.

Mriganka Sur
Newton Professor of Neuroscience
Director, Simons Center for the Social Brain
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Seminar Title: The functional logic of cortical circuits
Location: 6115 Gates Hillman Center
Sponsor: Victor M. Bearg, 1964 MCS graduate in Physics,who has generously endowed the BrainHub speaker series to bring dynamic lectures to CMU and the region


Feb 26 2016 12:00 noon

Kenneth N. Fish, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: GABA neuron subtype and layer specific changes in the prefrontal cortex of subjects with schizophrenia
Location: WPIC Auditorium
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Feb 18 2016 1:30 p.m.

Mansi A. Shah
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense:
Analysis of ADP receptor signaling pathways in nociceptors and implications for inflammatory pain

Location: 1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Feb 18 2016 12:00 noon

Kristine Wilckens, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Sleep and executive network function in older adults
Location: S439 ADRC, Conference Room
Sponsor: Alzheimer Disease Research Center


Feb 17 2016 4:00 p.m.

Julie Christianson, PhD
Professor
University of Kansas

Seminar Title: The painful consequences of early life stress
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Pain Research


Feb 12 2016 12:00 noon

Armin Raznahan, MD, PhD
Assistant Clinical Investigator
Child Psychiatry Branch
National Institute of Mental Health

Seminar Title: SEMINAR CANCELLED
Location:
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Feb 12 2016 12:00 p.m.

Sarah Ross, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: A Neural Basis for the Inhibition of Itch by Counter-Stimuli
Location: Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar


Feb 11 2016 4:00 p.m.

Andrew B. Schwartz, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Endowed Chair in Systems Neuroscience, School of Medicine
Professor of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Useful Signals from Motor Cortex
Location: Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Provost's Inaugural Lecture


Feb 11 2016 4:00 p.m.

Daphne Bavelier, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of Geneva

Seminar Title: Learning and transfer: Lessons from action video games
Location: 328 Social Room, Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Neural Basis of Cognition


Feb 10 2016 4:00 p.m.

Laura Bohn, PhD
Professor
Scripps Research Institute, Florida

Seminar Title: Harnessing GPCR signaling by using biased agonists to promote analgesia while limiting side effects
Location: 1495 BST
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Feb 10 2016 12:00 noon

Edward A. Fon, MD, FRCP(C)
Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery
McGill University
FRQS National Scholar
Director, Quebec Parkinson Network
Director, Clinical & Translational Research
Montreal Neurolo

Seminar Title: Harnessing the PINK1/Parkin pathway for neuroprotection
Location: 6014 BST3
Sponsor: Blechman Foundation Lecture Series in Neurodegeneration and the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Feb 8 2016 12:00 noon

Dora E. Angelaki
Department of Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine

Seminar Title: Merging our senses: Building blocks and canonical computations
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: BrainHub, Carnegie Mellon University


Feb 5 2016 12:00 noon

Cecile D. Ladouceur, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Neural systems supporting emotion regulation in adolescence: The role of puberty and implications for affective disorders
Location: WPIC Auditorium
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Feb 4 2016 11:00 a.m.

Maggie Wright
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense:
Role of the Atoh1 Lineage in Merkel Cell Development and Maintenance

Location: 1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Jan 29 2016 12:00 noon

Leslie E. Horton, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Predictors of social dysfunction in adolescents at risk for schizophrenia
Location: WPIC Auditorium
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Jan 29 2016 12:00 noon

Peter M. Bachman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Toward indicated prevention of psychosis: The role of developmentally sensitive biomarkers
Location: WPIC Auditorium
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Jan 20 2016 4:00 p.m.

Marco Loggia, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital

Seminar Title: The human brain in chronic pain
Location: 1495 BST
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Jan 13 2016 12:00 noon

Mark P. Mattson, PhD
Chief, Laboratory of Neurosciences
National Institute on Aging
Intramural Research Program
National Institutes of Health

Seminar Title: The challenge of successful brain aging
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Blechman Foundation Lecture Series in Neurodegeneration and the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Jan 7 2016 4:00 p.m.

Yan Dong, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Silent Synapse-Based Circuitry Remodeling in Drug Craving: Updates
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience