CNUP: Center for Neuroscience

Seminars

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May 6 2015 4:00 p.m.

Sally Marik, PhD
Research Associate
The Rockefeller University
New York, NY

Seminar Title: Neural circuits sculpted by experience
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute and Department of Neurobiology


May 4 2015 4:00 p.m.

Meredith Jackrel, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Seminar Title: Re-engineering a prion disaggregase, Hsp104, to counter protein misfolding implicated in neurodegenerative disease
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute and Department of Neurobiology


Apr 30 2015 1:00 p.m.

Angela Mabb, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
UNC School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Seminar Title: Ubiquitin-dependent pathways in postsynaptic plasticity and disease
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Brain Institute and Department of Neurobiology


Apr 29 2015 4:00 p.m.

Ellen A. Lumpkin, PhD
Associate Professor of Dermatology and
Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Columbia University

Seminar Title: Neurobiology of skin: Illuminating mechanisms of touch
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Pain Research


Apr 29 2015 9:00 a.m.

Caitlin Marie Kirkwood
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense
The role of neuronal calcium sensing protein Vilip-1 in Aß-induced neuronal death in Alzheimer disease

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


Apr 15 2015 4:00 p.m.

Ardem Patapoutian, PhD
Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
California Campus

Seminar Title: May the force be with you: Search for molecular sensors of pressure
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Pain Research


Apr 10 2015 4:00 p.m.

Amy J. Bastian, PhD, PT
Professor of Neuroscience,
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Director,
Motion Analysis Laboratory
Kennedy Krieger Institute

Seminar Title: Learning and relearning movement
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Apr 10 2015 9:00 a.m.

Bradley Molyneaux, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Neurology and
Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Fate plasticity in the cerebral cortex: Generating new corticospinal neurons
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Apr 9 2015 4:00 p.m.

Ed Boyden, PhD
Associate Professor
Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences
MIT

Seminar Title: Tools for understanding and fixing the brain
Location: Rashid Auditorium, 4401 Hillman Ctr., CMU
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Apr 8 2015 12:00 noon

Ilana Bennett, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
University California, Irvine

Seminar Title: Learning and memory: A neurocognitive aging perspective
Location: TBA
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Apr 7 2015 4:00 p.m.

Jeffrey D. Macklis, MD
Max and Anne Wien Professor of Life Sciences
Dept. of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and Center for Brain Science
Harvard University

Seminar Title: Generating and regenerating the cerebral cortex: From neuron subtype development and diversity to circuit implementation at the growth cone
Location: University Club, Ballroom
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology

Reception with refreshments will follow


Apr 2 2015 1:00

Sarah M. Clinton, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Seminar Title: Epigenetics, neurodevelopment, and risk for anxiety and depression in model rats
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Apr 1 2015 3:00 p.m.

Ethan A. Lerner, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Dermatology Harvard
Medical School Associate Biologist (Dermatology)
Massachusetts General Hospital

Seminar Title: Understanding itch: Are we there yet?
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower West
Sponsor: Center for Pain Research


Mar 31 2015 1:00 p.m.

Michel Desmurget, PhD
Director of Research
Center for Cognitive Neurosciences
French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)
Bron, France

Seminar Title: Mapping the sensorimotor brain in humans
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Mar 25 2015 3:30 p.m.

Charles C. Della Santina, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Vestibular NeuroEngineering Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Seminar Title: Restoring the sixth sense in 3D: Progress toward a multichannel vestibular implant to treat bilateral loss of inner ear function
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology


Mar 24 2015 4:00 p.m.

Scott M. Sternson, PhD
Group Leader
Janelia Farm Research Campus
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Seminar Title: The neurobiology of need
Location: 169 Crawford Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Mar 23 2015 12:00 noon

Shelly Flagel, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Michigan Medical School

Seminar Title: Parsing the neural circuitry underlying sign- and goal-tracking behaviors: Implications for addiction
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Mar 19 2015 4:00 p.m.

Matthew R. Roesch, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
University of Maryland

Seminar Title: Neural correlates of reward-guided decision making
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Mar 16 2015 12:00 noon

Jeehye Park, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine

Seminar Title: A novel approach to identify therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology and The Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research


Mar 16 2015 12:00 noon

Michael J. McCarthy MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego

Seminar Title: Cellular circadian rhythms in bipolar disorder
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Mar 12 2015 12:00 noon

Xiang-Qun (Sean) Xie, PhD
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Computational Chemical Genomic
Screening (CCGS) Center
School of Pharmacy
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Diseases-specific chemogenomics knowledgebase and cloud computing targethunter© for system pharmacology and alzheimer’s drug discovery research
Location: S439 ADRC, Conference Room, Montefiore Hospital
Sponsor: Alzheimer Disease Research Center


Mar 6 2015 12:00 noon

Christopher Martin, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: The essence of addiction: Optimizing the diagnosis of substance use disorders
Location: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Auditorium
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Mar 6 2015 10:00 a.m.

Marina E. Wolf, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Neuroscience
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Seminar Title: Synaptic mechanisms maintaining persistent cocaine craving
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, Learning Research Development Center
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Mar 5 2015 8:45 a.m.

Daniel Joseph Simmonds
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense
Protracted development of brain systems underlying working memory in adolescence: A longitudinal study

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


Mar 5 2015 10:00 a.m.

Mami Otaka
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense
Characterization of GABAergic projections from the ventral tegmental area to the nucleus accumbens: Effects of dopamine and cocaine

Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, LRDC
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Mar 3 2015 2:30 p.m.

Adrienne Taren
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense
Prefrontal regulatory mechanisms of mindfulness and stress reduction and links to markers of health

Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, LRDC
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Mar 2 2015 12:00 noon

Sandra Maday, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Physiology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Seminar Title: Spatiotemporal dynamics and regulation of autophagy in neurons
Location: 1496 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology and The Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research


Feb 27 2015 12:00 noon

Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Co-Director of Trauma Clinic, Fulton County Behavioral Sciences
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Emory University School of

Seminar Title: Convergent translational approaches to understanding fear and PTSD: Genetic, epigenetic, and neural circuitry perspectives
Location: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Auditorium
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Feb 25 2015 12:00 noon

Zoe Donaldson, PhD

Department of Psychology
Columbia University

Seminar Title: Functional variation in neuromodulatory genes as a source of behavioral diversity
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Feb 20 2015 12:00 noon

Marlene R. Cohen, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Multi-neuron approaches to studying visual perception and decision making
Location: Lecture Rm. 6, Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar


Feb 18 2015 12:00 noon

Sandeep Robert Datta, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School

Seminar Title: Sensorimotor coupling in the olfactory system
Location: 348 Conference Room, Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Biological Sciences


Feb 13 2015 12:00 noon

Erin Dalton
Director of Allegheny County Data and Evaluation Center

Seminar Title: Disparities in mental health services and strategies to address them
Location: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Auditorium
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Feb 11 2015 12:00 noon

Won-Suk Chung, PhD
Stanford University

Seminar Title: The Phagocytic role of astrocytes in synapse elimination
Location: 348 Conference Room, Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Biological Sciences


Feb 9 2015 12:00 noon

Fadia Ibrahim, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Pathology and
Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Seminar Title: RNA-binding proteins in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Location: 1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology and the Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research


Feb 5 2015 12:00 noon

Betty Robison, MSN, RN-BC
Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Lost: When wandering turns dangerous
Location: S439 MUH ADRC Conf. Room
Sponsor: Alzheimer Disease Research Center and Western Psychiatric


Feb 3 2015 12:00 p.m.

Udai Pandey, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Seminar Title: Cellular and molecular genetic approaches to define mechanisms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Location: 1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology Special Seminar


Feb 2 2015 12:00 p.m.

Christopher Donnelly, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology and the Brain Science Institute
Johns Hopkins University
Faculty Candidate for Neurobiology

Seminar Title: Dysfunction at the nuclear pore and nucleocytoplasmic trafficking defects in C90RF72 ALS
Location: 1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology and the Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research


Jan 26 2015 12:30 p.m.

Amanda Haitdet-Phillips, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neurology
Northwestern University
Faculty Candidate for Neurobiology

Seminar Title: Stem cells for in vivo disease modeling of ALS
Location: 1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology and the Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research


Jan 22 2015 4:00 p.m.

Anne Churchland, PhD.
Associate Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
New York

Seminar Title: A category-free neural population supports evolving demands during decision-making
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Jan 21 2015 10:00 a.m.

Robert C. Malenka. MD, PhD
Pritzker Professor of Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Careers in neuroscience: a pragmatic discussion
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jan 20 2015 2:30 p.m.

Peter Neumann
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts &
Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense
Cocaine-based signaling changes in the nucleus accumbens, the lateral habenula, and the thalamus

Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Jan 20 2015 12:00 noon

Julie A. Kauer, PhD
Professor
Department of Molecular Pharmacology
Physiology and Biotechnology
Professor of Medical Science
Professor of Neuroscience

Brown University, Providence, RI

Seminar Title: Long-term potentiation of glycine synapses in the pain pathway
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology


Jan 16 2015 10:00 a.m.

Marvin L. Leathers
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts &
Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: POSTPONED-PhD Dissertation Defense
Representation of value and salience in the primate brain

Location: 2nd Floor, Auditorium, Learning Research Development Center
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Jan 15 2015 4:00 p.m.

Jonathan Wallis, PhD
Professor
Department of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley

Seminar Title: CANCELLED-Challenging prefrontal dogma
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jan 6 2015 12:00 noon

Daniel Campbell, PhD
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences
University of California
Los Angeles

Seminar Title: Non-coding RNAs that contribute to autism and schizophrenia
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry