CNUP: Center for Neuroscience

Seminars

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Sep 15 2017 12:00 p.m.

Deepak Sarpal, MD; Brandon McKinney, MD, PhD
Assistant Professors
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Researchers on the Rise Lecture
Topic areas include: Neural Biomarkers of Clozapine Response and DNA Methylation as a Mechanism for Reduced Dendric Spine Density in Schizophrenia

Location: WPIC 2nd floor auditorium
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Aug 29 2017 3:00 p.m.

Jenna Parrish, BS
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense:
Estradiol modulation of the renin angiotensin system and the regulation of fear extinction

Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Jul 27 2017 1:00 p.m.

Eric Zimmerman, BS
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense:
Circuit dynamics underlying control of dopamine neuron activity by the nucleus reuniens of the midline thalamus

Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Jul 27 2017 10:00 a.m.

Christoph Kellendonk, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmacology in Psychiatry
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Columbia University

Seminar Title: Using human brain imaging studies as a guide toward animal models of schizophrenia
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jul 26 2017 10:00 a.m.

T. Celeste Napier, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry Director, Center for Compulsive Behavior and Addiction Rush University Medical Center

Seminar Title: Parkinsonism-like brain and gut pathology in rats with a history of methamphetamine self-administration
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jul 25 2017 10:00 a.m.

Lindsey Snyder, BS
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense:
Modulation of multiple modalities of somatosensory information by peripheral kappa opioid receptors

Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Jul 25 2017 1:00 p.m.

Meredyth Wegener, BS
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense:
Impact of learning and diet on two distinct populations of midbrain dopamine neurons

Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Jul 24 2017 1:00 p.m.

Sweyta Lohani, BA
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense:
Global impact of activation of VTA dopamine neurons

Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Jul 24 2017 10:00 a.m.

Melissa Warden, PhD
Assistant Professor and Miriam M. Salpeter Fellow
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
Cornell University

Seminar Title: To seek or to flee: The neural circuits of approach and avoidance
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jul 13 2017 10:00 a.m.

Annika Rose, BA

Seminar Title: MS Thesis Defense:
Ribbon scanning confocal imaging for high-speed high resolution imaging of whole tissues

Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jun 26 2017 1:00 p.m.

Shiqi Ma, BS
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense:
Regulation of dopamine transporter subcellular localization and trafficking

Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Jun 14 2017 1:00 p.m.

W. Ted Allison, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Biological Sciences & Medical Genetics
University of Alberta

Seminar Title: An expanding role for prion protein in Alzheimer aetiology: Lessons for mechanisms of neuroprotection
Location: 6014 BST3
Sponsor: PIND


Jun 7 2017 2:00 p.m

Catherine Bushnell, PhD
Scientific Director, Division of Intramural Research
Senior Investigator, Pain and Integrative Neuroscience Branch (PAIN)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Seminar Title: Opioids in chronic pain and pleasant touch
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Jun 6 2017 2:00 p.m

Kevin Mastro, BS
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense:
Harnessing Pallidal Cell-Type Diversity to Treat Neurological Disorders

Location: S120 BSTWR
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


May 30 2017 9:00 a.m.

Annie Liu, BA
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense:
Effect of early odorant exposure on the structure and output of the mouse olfactory bulb

Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


May 30 2017 4:00 p.m.

Katherine Nagel, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience & Physiology
New York University, Neuroscience Institute

Seminar Title: Olfactory navigation in drosophila
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


May 10 2017 4:00 p.m.

Howard Fields, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurology
Director, Wheeler Center for the Neurobiology of Addiction
University of California, San Francisco

Seminar Title: How expectations change the pain experience
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


May 10 2017 1:00 p.m.

Rakez Kayed, PhD
John Sealy Chair in Parkinson's Disease Research
Departments of Neurology & Neuroscience & Cell Biology
University of Texas Medical Branch

Seminar Title: Immunotherapy targeting toxic tau in neurodegenerative disease: Neuroprotective effects and mechanisms
Location: 6014 BST3
Sponsor: PIND


May 8 2017 4:00 p.m.

Partha Mitra, PhD
Professor Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Seminar Title: Brain-wide connectivity mapping at the mesoscale in the mouse and the marmoset
Location: University Club
Sponsor: The Brain Institute


Apr 28 2017 12:00 p.m.

Nim Tottenham, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Columbia University

Seminar Title: The neurodevelopment of emotion regulation and the role of early experiences
Location: S120 BSTWR
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Apr 20 2017 1:00 p.m.

Thomas Jhou, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Medical University of South Carolina

Seminar Title: Make no mistake: Recent findings on addiction vulnerability and aversive processing in the rostromedial tegmentum (RMTg)
Location: 328 MI
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Apr 19 2017 4:00 p.m.

Michael R. Bruchas, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Anesthesiology and Neurobiology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Seminar Title: Neuromodulatory circuits in affective behavior
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research and University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute


Apr 19 2017 1:00 p.m.

Laura Feltri, MD
Professor of Biochemistry and Neurology
Hunter James Kelly Research Institute
SUNY Buffalo

Seminar Title: The role of prohibitins in myelination and axonal health
Location: 6014 BST3
Sponsor: PIND


Apr 19 2017 1:00 p.m.

Alex Martin, PhD
NIH Senior Investigator and Chief
Section of Cognitive Neuropsychology
Laboratory of Brain and Cognition
National Institute of Mental Health

Seminar Title: Evaluating and modifying functional connectivity in the ordered and disordered brain
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Apr 18 2017 12:00 p.m.

Lisa Goodrich, PhD
Professor
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School

Seminar Title: The hidden lives of spiral ganglion neurons
Location: S120 BSTWR
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology


Apr 17 2017 4:00 p.m.

Richard Palmiter, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry and Genome Science
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Washington School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Deciphering neural circuits that control appetite
Location: University Club, Ballroom A
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Apr 12 2017 12:00 p.m.

Michael V. Sofroniew, MD, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology
University of California, Los Angeles

Seminar Title: Astrocyte roles in central nervous system injury and disease
Location: 1104 Scaife Hall
Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Apr 7 2017 1:00 p.m.

Adam Large, BA
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense:
The role of somatostatin cells in anterior piriform cortex

Location: A219B Langley
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Apr 7 2017 9:30 a.m.

Donald Wilson, PhD
Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and of Neuroscience & Physiology
Senior Research Scientist, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
NYU

Seminar Title: Cortical pattern recognition and memory of odor objects
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Apr 7 2017 9:00 a.m.

Gelsy Torres-Oviedo, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Swanson School of Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Studies in locomotor learning towards advancing gait rehabilitation post-stroke
Location: 6014 BST3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health


Apr 7 2017 4:00 p.m.

Gordon M.G. Shepherd, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Seminar Title: Circuit organization of mouse motor cortex
Location: 6014 BST3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health


Apr 6 2017 9:00 a.m.

Erin Crowder, BS
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense:
To inferotemporal neurons the whole is not the sum of the parts

Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Apr 3 2017 12:00 p.m.

Scott Marek, BS
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense:
The contribution of functional brain networks and oscillations to the development of cognitive control

Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Mar 31 2017 12:00 p.m.

Amy F.T. Arnsten, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology
School of Medicine
Yale University

Seminar Title: Unique molecular regulation of the newly evolved prefrontal circuits afflicted in schizophrenia: Exposing vulnerabilities
Location: S120 BSTWR
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Mar 29 2017 11:00 a.m.

Laura Rupprecht, BS
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense:
The relationship between nicotine and body weight: Implications for tobacco regulatory policy from rats and humans.

Location: 4127 Sennott Square (Martin Room)
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Mar 28 2017 4:00 p.m.

James O. Phillips, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Otolaryngology-HNS
University of Washington

Seminar Title: Restoration of function with a chronically implanted vestibular neurostimulator
Location: S120 BSTWR
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology


Mar 24 2017 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Viviana Gradinaru
Assistant Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering
Heritage Principle Invesitigator
Caltech
Pasadena, CA

Seminar Title: Crossing the blood-brain-barrier for brain-wide anatomical and functional mapping with novel AAVs and CLARITY
Location: 6014 BST3
Sponsor: PIND and the Blechman Foundation


Mar 23 2017 4:00 p.m.

Jessica A. Cardin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology
School of Medicine
Yale University

Seminar Title: Functional flexibility: Global arousal and regulation of cortical circuits in health and disease
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Mar 17 2017 Department of Neurob

Baohua Liu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of California, San Diego

Seminar Title: Adaptive control of innate reflexes by visual cortex
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: 4:00 p.m.


Mar 15 2017

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

Seminar Title: CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Location:
Sponsor: The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Mar 10 2017 1:15 p.m.

J. Leo van Hemmen, PhD
Professor & Chair of Theoretical Biophysics
Physik Department
Technische Universität
Berlin, Germany

Seminar Title: Mathematics and neuroscience
Location: 6014 BST3
Sponsor: Systems Neuroscience Institute


Mar 9 2017 1:00 p.m.

Richard C. Gerkin, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University

Seminar Title: Building smells: The size, shape, and structure of human olfactory space
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Mar 8 2017 1:00 p.m.

Eric Delpire, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Anesthesiology Research Division
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Seminar Title: Cell volume homeostasis and peripheral nerve disease
Location: 6014 BST3
Sponsor: PIND


Mar 8 2017 4:00 p.m.

Hyun Jae Pi, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Neuroscience Program
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Seminar Title: A cortex-wide disinhibitory circuit motif controlled by VIP interneurons
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Mar 2 2017 4:00 p.m.

Elizabeth M. Brannon, PhD
Professor; Department of Psychology
Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Chair
University of Pennsylvania

Seminar Title: Developmental and evolutionary foundations of the human mathematical mind
Location: 6014 BST3
Sponsor: The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Feb 24 2017 12:00 p.m.

Susan B. Perlman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: The neurodevelopment of irritability: A multi-modal perspective
Location: S100A BST
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Feb 22 2017 10:00 a.m.

Marcel Oberlaender, PhD
Max Planck Group Leader
Center for Advanced European Studies and Research
Tübingen, Germany

Seminar Title: An on-switch for cortical output: Structure and function of L5 pyramidal tract neurons in vivo
Location: 6014 BST3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology and Pittsburgh Brain Institute


Feb 22 2017 4:00 p.m.

Reza Sharif-Naeini
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology and Cell Information Systems
McGill University

Seminar Title: CANCELED The neural basis of touch-evoked pain
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Feb 20 2017 10:00 a.m.

Puja K. Parekh, BS
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense:
The differential regulation of synaptic plasticity, mood, and reward behavior by circadian genes.

Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Feb 17 2017 12:00 p.m.

Diego Pizzagalli, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

Seminar Title: The neuroscience of major depressive disorder: Focus on anhedonia
Location: TBA
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Feb 13 2017 2:00 p.m

Matthew Kaufman, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Seminar Title: Cortical communication: Decision and action
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: Departments of Neurobiology and Neuroscience


Feb 10 2017 12:00 p.m.

Matthew McDonald, PhD; Fabio Ferrarelli, MD, PhD
Assistant Professors of Psychiatry University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Mass spectrometry investigations of synaptic protein networks in schizophrenia; Sleep spindle deficits in schizophrenia: When do they start?
Location: S120 BSTWR
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Feb 8 2017 1:00 p.m.

Sergey Dikalov, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of Free Radicals in Medicine Core Division of Clinical Pharmacology

Seminar Title: Pathophysiological role of mitochondrial oxidative stress, its regulation and pharmacological targeting
Location: 6014 BST3
Sponsor: PIND


Feb 3 2017 12:00 p.m.

Ian H. Gotlib, PhD
Chair, Department of Psychology
David Starr Jordan Professor of Psychology
Director, Stanford Mood & Anxiety Disorders Laboratory
Stanford University

Seminar Title: Understanding and reducing risk for depression: The role of stress reactivity
Location: S120 BSTWR
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Jan 30 2017 9:30 a.m.

Claire Cheetham, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University

Seminar Title: Building and rebuilding neural circuits: Lessons from the olfactory system
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jan 30 2017 4:00 p.m.

Eric Yttri, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Janelia Research Campus
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Seminar Title: The value of action: Dissecting how the brain makes value and movement decisions
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jan 27 2017 12:00 p.m.

Kymberly Young, PhD; Anna Manelis, PhD
Assistant Professors of Psychiatry University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Neurofeedback to increase positive affect in depression;
Neural mechanisms of task anticipation in bipolar and unipolar depression

Location: S120 BSTWR
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Jan 25 2017 4:00 p.m.

Lisa Stowers
Scripps Institute

Seminar Title: Chemosignals that generate behavior
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: The Center for Pain Research


Jan 23 2017 12:00 p.m.

Carolyn Runyan, PhD
Harvey Laboratory
Harvard Medical School

Seminar Title: Distinct timescales of population coding across cortex
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research and the Department of Neuroscience


Jan 19 2017 12:00 p.m.

Jay Bikoff
Columbia University

Seminar Title: Inhibitory circuits for limb motor control
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: The Center for Pain Research


Jan 18 2017 4:00 p.m.

Renata Batista De Brito, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Neurobiology
Yale School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Developmental dysfunction of VIP interneurons impairs cortical circuits
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jan 13 2017 12:00 p.m.

Kirk Erickson, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Run for your life: Exercise effects on brain and cognition
Location: S120 BSTWR
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Jan 12 2017 12:00 p.m.

Jose-Alain Sahel, MD
Ear and Eye Foundation Professor
Chair of Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Sight restoration: From neuroprotection to artificial vision
Location: Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Senior Vice Chancellor’s Office


Jan 12 2017 2:00 p.m

Rhuma Syeda
Scripps Research Institute

Seminar Title: Gating of mechanosensitive piezo and swell ion channels in droplet lipid bilayers
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: The Center for Pain Research


Jan 11 2017 1:00 p.m.

Gerold Schmitt-Ulms, PhD
Associate Professor
Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology
University of Toronto

Seminar Title: NCAM1 polysialylation: The prion protein’s elusive reason for being?
Location: 6014 BST3
Sponsor: the Blechman Foundation Lecture Series in Neuroprotection and the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND)


Jan 6 2017 12:00 p.m.

Robert A. Sweet, MD
UPMC Endowed Professor in Psychiatric Neuroscience
Professor of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: A new map of the road to recovery in schizophrenia
Location: S120 BSTWR
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry