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Dec 17 2008 4:00 p.m.

Yves De Koninck, Ph.D.
Professor
Universite Laval Robert-Giffard
Quebec, Canada

Seminar Title: Neuroimmune-mediated disinhibition in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain
Location: 1105A Scaife Hall
Sponsor: The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Dec 16 2008 9:00 a.m.

Laszlo Zaborszky, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.
Professor of Neuroscience
Rutgers, Newark

Seminar Title: Basal forebrain corticopetal system: Anatomy to function
Location: 123 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Alzheimer Disease Research Center


Dec 12 2008 12:00 noon

Qing Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Seminar Title: In vivo and in vitro evidence for a role of a cannabinoid in suppression of neuropathic pain
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Dec 11 2008 12:00 noon

Thanos Tzounopoulos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Cellular mechanisms for memory and learning during early sensory processing
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Dec 11 2008 4:30 p.m.

Lawrence W. Barsalou, Ph.D.
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor Department of Psychology
Emory University

Seminar Title: Grounding knowledge in the brain’s modal systems
Location: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Dec 11 2008 12:00 noon

Beth Snitz, Ph.D.
Research Associate Department of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Measuring reliable change over time in cognitive test scores
Location: ADRC Conf. Room S439 Montefiore Hosp.
Sponsor: Alzheimer Disease Research Center


Dec 9 2008 12:00 noon

Ann Rittenhouse, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Physiology
University of Massachusetts

Seminar Title: Palmitoylated Cav ß2a toggles N-type Ca2+ current modulation from inhibition to enhancement: A fatty acid tale
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Dec 8 2008 2:00 p.m.

Chandrakala Puligilla, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Institute National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Porter Neuroscience Research Center
Bethesda, Maryland

Seminar Title: Molecular signaling pathways responsible for cell fate and pattern formation in the developing mammalian cochlea
Location: 5th Floor Boardroom
Eye and Ear Institute
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology


Dec 5 2008 12:30 p.m.

Karen Dobkins, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
University of California

Seminar Title: Atypical visual development in infants at risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
Location: 115 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Dec 3 2008 1:00 p.m.

Hans-Rudolf Berthoud, Ph.D.
Professor Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University

Seminar Title: Eating for pleasure or calories: Neural control of appetite
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Dec 3 2008 12:00 noon

Carol L. Colby, Ph.D.
ProfessorDepartment of Neuroscience and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Active vision
Location: 9th Floor Conference Room
Eye and Ear Institute
Sponsor: Department of Ophthalmology


Dec 2 2008 12:00 noon

Carlos Aizenman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Department of Neuroscience
Brown University
Providence, RI

Seminar Title: Functional regulation of a developing visual circuit
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Dec 1 2008 12:00 noon

Katherine Karlsgodt, Ph.D.
Neurogenetics Affinity Group Semel Institute
University of California Los Angeles

Seminar Title: Functional and structural changes in the working memory circuitry in schizophrenia
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychiatry


Nov 25 2008 12:00 noon

Stefano Vicini, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Georgetown University Medical School

Seminar Title: Tonic GABA-Activated channels controls striatal output neurons
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Nov 24 2008 2:00 p.m.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense:
Shawn E. Kotermanski
Center for Neuroscience
School of Arts and Sciences/Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Mechanism of block and behavioral effects of the NMDA receptor antagonists memantine and ketamine
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Nov 21 2008 1:30 p.m.

Nico Melzer, M.D.
Department of Neurology
University of Würzburg
Würzburg, Germany

Seminar Title: Mechanisms of excitotoxic neurodegeneration in autoimmune CNS inflammation
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Nov 21 2008 12:00 noon

Louise Parr-Brownlie, Ph.D.
Research Fellow Department of Physiology Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago

Seminar Title: Changes in thalamic and cortical activity in Parkinson’s disease: Insights from rat models
Location: 4075 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Nov 20 2008 12:00 noon

Henry T. “Hank” Greely, JD
Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law
Stanford University School of Law

Seminar Title: Mark A. Nordenberg Lecture in Law, Medicine and Psychiatry:
The social consequences of advances in neuroscience: Legal problems, legal perspectives

Location: Teplitz Courtroom - Ground Floor
Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh School of Law


Nov 12 2008 4:00 p.m.

Peter B. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor Centre for Neuroscience and Department of Pharmacology
University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Seminar Title: Pain in a dish and importance of BDNF in central sensitization
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Nov 11 2008 3:30 p.m.

Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine
Saint Louis University

Seminar Title: Peroxynitrite as a signaling molecule in pain and morphine antinociceptive tolerance
Location: 1395 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology


Nov 11 2008 12:00 noon

Lyanne C. Schlichter, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physiology Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and Senior Scientist Toronto Western Research Institute Canada
University Health Network

Seminar Title: Ion channels as therapeutic targets for controlling inflammation in the CNS
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Nov 7 2008 12:30 p.m.

Richard J. Krauzlis, Ph.D.
Professor
Salk Institute

Seminar Title: The soft underbelly of vision and action: The role of the brainstem in defining what’s behaviorally relevant
Location: 115 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Nov 6 2008 12:00 noon

Anthony Zuccolotto, BS, President/CEO.
Amy Eschman, MS Gretchen Archer, MBA Psychology Software Tools, Inc
Psychology Software Tools, Inc

Seminar Title: MedicationIQ – maximizing medication adherence among the elderly
Location: S439 Alzheimer Disease Research Center 4 South UPMC Montefiore Hospital
Sponsor: Alzheimer Disease Research Center


Nov 6 2008 4:00 p.m.

Laurence F. Abbott, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics
Department of Neuroscience
William Bloor Professor of Theoretical
Neuroscience
Columbia University

Seminar Title: Shaping spontaneous neuronal activity into something useful
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Nov 4 2008 11:00 a.m.

Ronald Wetzel, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Structural Biology
Member, Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Molecular choreography of huntington's chorea: The mechanistic complexity of polyglutamine aggregation
Location: 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye and Ear Institute
Sponsor: Cell Biology and Physiology


Nov 3 2008 12:00 noon

Marc N. Potenza, M.D., Ph,D
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Substance Abuse
Yale University

Seminar Title: Impulsivity and impulse control disorders: Neurobiology and treatment implications
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychiatry


Oct 29 2008 1:00 p.m.

Patricio O'Donnell, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Preadolescent maturation of dopamine actions in the prefrontal cortex in normal rats and in developmental models of schizophrenia
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Oct 29 2008 12:00 noon

Ben Van Houten, Ph.D.
Richard M. Cyert Professor of Molecular Oncology
Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Leader, Molecular and Cell Biology Program
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Hillman Cancer Center

Seminar Title: Reactive oxygen species, mitochondrial DNA damage and human disease
Location: 7023 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Conference Room
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Oct 28 2008 3:30 p.m.

William Kobertz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Seminar Title: Chemical tinkering with K+ channel complexes
Location: 1395 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology


Oct 24 2008 12:00 noon

Sarah B. Berman, M.D., Ph.D.
Assisrant Professor of Neurology School of Medicine Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Mitochondrial dynamics in neurodegenerative disease
Location: Auditorium 6, Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar


Oct 23 2008 3:00 p.m.

CANCELLED
Susan E. Shore, Ph.D.
Research Professor
Kresge Hearing Research Institute
University of Michigan

Seminar Title: Defining the cochlear nucleus by its multimodal inputs: What this tells us about tinnitus and hyperacusis
Location: 520 Eye and Ear Boardroom
Sponsor: Auditory Research Group, Department of Otolaryngology


Oct 23 2008 4:00 p.m.

Jacqueline Gottlieb, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience and Psychiatry
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University

Seminar Title: How does the brain decide where to attend? Evidence from the parietal lobe
Location: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Oct 21 2008 3:30 p.m.

Richard W. Ordway, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Chair, Intercollege Graduate Program in Genetics
Penn State University

Seminar Title: Genetic analysis of synaptic function
Location: 1395 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pharmacology and Chemical Biology


Oct 21 2008 12:00 noon

David Ginty, Ph.D.
Professor and Howard Hughes Investigator Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Seminar Title: Growth and survival signals controlling development and maintenance of the mouse peripheral nervous system
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Oct 21 2008 12:00 noon

Richard Vallee, Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Pathology and Anatomy and Cell Biology

Columbia University Medical Center

Seminar Title: Live in vivo imaging of microtubule motor-driven brain stem cell division and migration
Location: '03 Hall
Sponsor: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Oct 17 2008 10:00 a.m.

Michael Tamkun, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University

Seminar Title: Kv2.1 membrane corrals: Novel regulators of K+ channel localization and function
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Oct 17 2008 1:00 p.m.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense:
Patrick T. Redman
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Zinc-dependent potassium channel modulation mediates neuronal apoptosis
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Oct 16 2008 12:00 noon

Ashok Bharucha, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Clinical epidemiology of aggression in nursing home settings
Location: S439 Alzheimer Disease Research Center 4 South UPMC Montefiore Hospital
Sponsor: Alzheimer Disease Research Center


Oct 15 2008 4:00 p.m.

Robert W. Gereau, Ph.D.
Professor
Washington University

Seminar Title: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of central sensitization
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Oct 14 2008 1:00 p.m.

Marc A. Sommer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Circuits for cognition in the primate brain
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Oct 7 2008 4:00 p.m.

Jay L. Foster Memorial Scientific Lecture in Alzheimer's Disease

Peter St.George-Hyslop, M.D.
Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Neurology
Director, Center for Research in Neurodegenerative Disease
University of Toronto

Seminar Title: Genetics of Alzheimer's
Location: A115 Crabtree Hall
Sponsor: Graduate School of Public Health


Oct 7 2008 12:00 noon

Kamil Ugurbil, Ph.D.
McKnight Presidential Endowed
Chair of Radiology
Director of Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
University of Minnesota

Seminar Title: Imaging function and chemistry using ultrahigh magnetic field
Location: CHP MT, 3850/3851 Radiology Conference Room
Sponsor: Department of Radiology


Oct 7 2008 12:00 noon

Hongjun Song, Ph.D.
Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Seminar Title: Mechanisms regulating adult mammalian neural stem cells and neurogenesis
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Oct 6 2008 12:00 noon

Gustavo Turecki, M.D., Ph.D.
McGill Group for Suicide Studies
Department of Psychiatry and Human Genetics
McGill University

Seminar Title: Dissecting the suicide phenotype: Clinical and biological dimensions
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychiatry


Oct 1 2008 9:00 a.m. - noon

Barbara E. Barnes, M.D., M.S.
University of Pittsburgh

Leland L. Glenna, Ph.D.
Penn State University

Seminar Title: Special SCIENCE 2008 preview event for Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students:
Responsible conduct of research for emerging investigators: Understanding relations between academia and industr

Location: J.W. Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall
Sponsor: Office of Academic Career Development, Health Sciences
Register at http://www.science2008.pitt.edu/specialevents.html
For further


Sep 29 2008 12:00 noon

Miles A. Whittington, Ph.D.

Newcastle University
United Kingdom

Seminar Title: Multiple modes of neocortical oscillation and their disruption in models of schizophrenia
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychiatry


Sep 25 2008 10:00 a.m.

Steve Esser
Neuroscience Training Program
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Integrated information and brain function during NREM sleep
Location: 4075 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Sep 25 2008 12:00 noon

Howard J. Aizenstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Psychiatry and Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: MR imaging methods and their application to Alzheimer's disease and late-life depression
Location: S439 Alzheimer Disease Research Center
4 South UPMC Montefiore Hospital
Sponsor: Alzheimer Disease Research Center


Sep 25 2008 4:00 p.m.

Essi Viding, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

Reader
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
University College London

Seminar Title: Genetic and neural correlates of child psychopathy: The story of Hannibal Lecter junior
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Sep 24 2008 4:00 p.m.

Rock Heyman, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Chief, Division of Neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Monoclonal antibody treatments in MS
Location: 1105BC Scaife Conference Center
Sponsor: Department of Neurology Grand Rounds Series


Sep 24 2008 3:00 p.m.

Michael W. O'Hara, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of Iowa

Seminar Title: Postpartum depression: A 30-year odyssey
Location: Martin Colloquium Center
4127 Sennott Square
Sponsor: Department of Psychology Clinical Psychology Program


Sep 23 2008 12:00 noon

Martin Oudega, Ph.D.
International Center for Spinal Cord Injury
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Department of Neurology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Repair strategies for the injured spinal cord
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Sep 22 2008 12:00 noon

Paula Monaghan-Nichols, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: A novel role for the Sall1 gene in regulating cerebral cortical stem cells: Implications for attention deficit hyperactive disorders
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program Seminar Series


Sep 17 2008 10:00 a.m.

Neil Harrison, MBBS, MRCP, MRCPsych
Clinical Research Fellow
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging
University College London, UK

Seminar Title: The role of the body in emotion experience, perception and social communication
Location: 121 University Place
2nd Floor Conference Room
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center


Sep 17 2008 4:00 p.m.

Roger Fillingim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science
University of Florida

Seminar Title: What can we learn from studying individual differences in experimental pain responses?
Location: 1105A Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Sep 12 2008 3:00 p.m.

Eric Donny, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Nicotine use and dependence: A translational perspective
Location: Martin Colloquium Center
4127 Sennott Square
Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology Program


Sep 4 2008 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Arthur S. Levine, M.D.

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: 2008-2009 POSTDOCTORAL PROFESSIONALISM SERIES
Maximizing your postdoctoral success: An orientation to a full academic and social life in Pittsburgh

Location: S100 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: The Office of Academic Career Development, Health Sciences
Register at http://www.oacd.health.pitt.edu


Aug 1 2008 12:30 p.m.

Jason Kerr, Ph.D.
Group Leader
Network Imaging Group
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Tubingen, Germany

Seminar Title: Imaging the activity of neuronal populations in vivo: From the awake to the anesthetized
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jul 30 2008 11:00 a.m.

M.S. Thesis Defense:
James H. Lois
Department of Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Central respiratory circuits that control diaphragm function in cat revealed by transneuronal tracing
Location: A214 Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jul 24 2008 10:00 a.m.

D. Allan Butterfield, Ph.D.
The Alumni Association Endowed Professor of Biological Chemistry
Director, Center of Membrane Sciences
University of Kentucky

Seminar Title: Oxidative stress and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease brain: Central role of amyloid beta-peptide (1-42) and insights from redox proteomics
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and
Department of Neuroscience


Jul 23 2008 1:30 p.m.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense:
Victor S. VanLaar
Center for Neuroscience
School of Arts and Sciences/Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Proteomic analysis of dopamine oxidation-induced modifications to mitochondrial proteins: Implications for Parkinson's disease
Location: S100A Biomedical Science Tower South
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Jul 22 2008 1:00 p.m.

David B. Jaffe, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
University of Texas at San Antonio

Seminar Title: Your average CA3 pyramidal neuron is not (average)
Location: 214 Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jul 14 2008 1:30 p.m.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense:
Zheng Jing
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: The localization of c-Abl in AD brain: Implication of c-Abl's function in Alzheimer's disease
Location: S123 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Jun 25 2008 4:00 p.m.

Bruce Trapp, Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Neurosciecnes
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Seminar Title: Cellular mechanisms of demyelination and axonal degeneration in MS
Location: 1105BC Scaife Conference Center
Sponsor: Department of Neurology
Grand Rounds Series


Jun 18 2008 12:00 noon

Kalpana Merchant, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Leader
Integrative Biology
Eli Lilly and Company

Seminar Title: LRRK2: Hottest target for Parkinson's disease?
Location: 120 Biomedical Science Tower South
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Jun 16 2008 4:00 p.m.

Clifford Woolf, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Anesthesia Research
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Seminar Title: Blocking pain with pain
Location: S123 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Jun 13 2008 12:30 p.m.

Nicholas Hatsopoulos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Organismal Biology
Committees on Computational Neuroscience and Neurobiology
University of Chicago

Seminar Title: Using vision and proprioception to build and augment cortically-controlled brain machine interfaces
Location: 115 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Jun 12 2008 12:30 p.m.

Kenichi Ohki, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Seminar Title: Functional mico-organization of visual cortex
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jun 9 2008 12:00 noon

Pablo Castillo, M.D., Ph.D.
Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Seminar Title: Endocannabinoids as mediators of synaptic plasticity in the CNS
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychiatry


May 29 2008 10:00 a.m.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense:
Vincent B. McGinty
Center for Neuroscience
School of Arts and Sciences/Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Amygdala regulation of prefrontal-to-accumbens information flow: Implications for motivation and action
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, Learning Research Development Center
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


May 28 2008 4:00 p.m.

(note time change)

Joel P. Gallagher, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Seminar Title: Corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) regulates rat glutamatergic synaptic transmission differently before and after chronic cocaine administration
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


May 28 2008 4:00 p.m.

CANCELLED

Petra Schweinhardt, M.D., Ph.D.
Centre for Research on Pain
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Seminar Title: Spying on the brain - using cerebral imaging to understand clinical pain
Location: 1105A Conference Center Scaife
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


May 28 2008 12:00 noon

CANCELLED

Izhar Bar-Gad, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Gonda Brain Research Center
Bar Ilan University, Israel

Seminar Title: The neurophysiological correlates of tics in a primate model of Tourette syndrome
Location: 4075 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Systems Neuroscience Institute


May 21 2008 4:00 p.m.

William Maixner, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Center for Neurosensory Disorders
Department of Endodontics, School of Dentistry
University of North Carolina

Seminar Title: Pain genetics - lessons learned from temporomandibular
Location: 1105A Conference Center Scaife
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


May 16 2008 12:00 noon

Gerald F. Gebhart, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Pain Research
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Visceral pain-mechanosensitivity and molecules
Location: 1395 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology


May 16 2008 1:00 p.m.

Lisa P. Gwyther, MSW
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Duke Aging Center Family Support Program
Education Director, Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Duke University Medical Center

Seminar Title: The Jay L. Foster Memorial Lecture in Alzheimer's Disease:
We need to do something: Family decisions in Alzheimer's disease

Location: Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Avenue
Shadyside
Sponsor: The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

For more information call: 412-383-8849


May 14 2008 12:00 noon

Tracey Rouault, M.D.
Chief, Section on Human Iron Metabolism
Head, Molecular Medicine Program
National Instate of Child Health and Human Development
National Institutes of Health

Seminar Title: The role of iron regulatory proteins in brain iron metabolism and neurodegeneration
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


May 12 2008 4:00 p.m.

Jocelyn Bachevalier, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology and Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Emory University

Seminar Title: Behavioral outcomes of neonatal orbital frontal lesions in monkeys
Location: 4127 Sennott Square Martin Colloquium Center
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


May 12 2008 12:00 noon

Christoph Correll, M.D.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Seminar Title: Can schizophrenia be prevented? Interventions during the psychotic prodrome
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychiatry


May 7 2008 12:00 noon

Mark Mehler, M.D.
Alpern Professor and University Chairman
Department of Neurology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Seminar Title: Epigenetics and the nervous system
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


May 5 2008 10:00 a.m.

M.S. Thesis Defense:
Meera D. Ramsooksingh
Department of Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Modulation of locus coerulear neuronal activity by the central nucleus of the amygdala
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


May 1 2008 12:00 noon

Steven T. DeKosky, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: The future of therapy in Alzheimer's disease
Location: Classroom B
4th Floor W
Montefiore University Hospital
Sponsor: Alzheimer Disease Research Center


Apr 28 2008 1:00 p.m.CANCELLED

Edwin Chapman, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology
Howard Hughes Institute Investigator
University of Wisconsin

Seminar Title: Toward an understanding of how synaptotagmins regulate membrane fusion in neurons
Location: 520 Eye and Ear Institute
Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Apr 25 2008 1:30 p.m.

Matthew Smith, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Department of Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Global form processing and population coding in visual cortex
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Apr 23 2008 3:30 p.m.

Barry Connors, Ph.D.
L. Herbert Ballou University Professor
Brown University

Seminar Title: Electrical Synapses in the mammalian brain
Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room (Third Floor)
Sponsor: The Department of Biological Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University


Apr 22 2008 12:00 noon

Harvey A. Swadlow, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

Seminar Title: State-related behavior of neocortical populations and their thalamic inputs
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Apr 22 2008 4:00 p.m.

Marina E. Emborg, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Preclinical Parkinson's Research Program
Wisconsin National Primate Research Center
Department of Medical Physics
University of Wisconsin

Seminar Title: Animal models for brain disorders
Location: Second Floor
WPIC Auditorium
Sponsor: NIH Postdoctoral Programs in Translational Neuroscience


Apr 21 2008 12:00 noon

Srijan Sen, M.D., Ph.D.

Yale University

Seminar Title: Stress during medical internship: A model to explore gene X stress interactions in depression
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychiatry


Apr 16 2008 9:00 a.m.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense:
Armen C. Arevian
School of Arts and Sciences/Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Dynamic connectivity in the mouse olfactory bulb
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium
Learning Research Development Center
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Apr 15 2008 3:00 p.m.

Diego Restrepo, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO

Seminar Title: The olfactory bulb: An olfactory thalamus?
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Apr 15 2008 12:00 noon

R. Mark Wightman, Ph.D.
W.R. Kenan, Jr. Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Seminar Title: Monitoring rapid dopamine neurotransmission during behavior
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Apr 11 2008 12:00 noon

Robert Reenan, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology and Biochemistry
Brown University
Providence, RI

Seminar Title: Fine-tuning of neuronal excitability by RNA editing
Location: 1395 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Departments of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology


Apr 10 2008 2:00 p.m.

Maria E. Rubio, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Physiology and Neurobiology
University of Connecticut

Seminar Title: The cochlear nucleus: Old views and new perspectives
Location: 520 Eye and Ear Institute
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology


Apr 9 2008 12:00 noon

Richard D. Palmiter, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Department of Biochemistry
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Seminar Title: Dopamine: Roles in motivation, learning and reward
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Apr 8 2008 12:00 noon

Kenichi Ohki, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Seminar Title: Single-cell resolution functional mapping with two-photon calcium imaging in-vivo
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Apr 3 2008 12:00 noon

Martica Hall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Reducing stress and sleep disturbances in caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's Disease
Location: S439 Alzheimer Disease Research Center Conference Room
Montefiore Hospital
Sponsor: Alzheimer Disease Research Center


Mar 28 2008 3:00 p.m.

Wilfrid Janig, M.D.
Physiologisches Institut
Christian-Albrechts-Universität
Kiel, Germany

Seminar Title: Mechano- and thermosensitivity of regenerating cutaneous afferent fibers after nerve injury
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Mar 27 2008 12:00 noon

Wilfrid Janig, M.D.
Physiologisches Institut
Christian-Albrechts-Universität
Kiel, Germany

Seminar Title: Autonomic nervous system involvement in the body's expression of emotions
Location: 1395 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Pharmacology


Mar 26 2008 12:00 noon

John E. Lisman, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
Brandeis University

Seminar Title: CaMKII and the molecular basis of synaptic memory
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Mar 24 2008 12:00 noon

Dan W. Haupt, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Washington University
St. Louis School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Assessing risks and benefits of polypharmacy
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychiatry


Mar 19 2008 4:00 p.m.

Irene Tracey, D.Phil.

Oxford University, England

Seminar Title: Pharmacological FMRI as useful tool for early analgesic drug development
Location: 1105A Scaife Hall
Sponsor: The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Mar 18 2008 4:00 P.M.

Irene Tracey, D.Phil.

Oxford University, England

Seminar Title: The cerebral signature for pain perception in health and disease: Does neuroimaging tell us anything new?
Location: 1105A Scaife Hall
Sponsor: The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Mar 10 2008 12:00 noon

Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Advantages and limitations of animal models for schizophrenia
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychiatry


Mar 10 2008 4:00 p.m.

Gordon Shepherd, M.D., D.Phil.
Department of Neurobiology
Yale Medical School

Seminar Title: Maps, flavors and consciousness: New insights into the sense of smell
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Mar 10 2008 10:00 a.m.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense:
Jason B. Castro
Center for Neuroscience
School of Arts and Sciences/Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Dendritic neurotransmitter release and its modulation in accessory olfactory bulb circuits
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Mar 6 2008 1:00 p.m.

CANCELLED
Nigel Bunnett, Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery and Physiology
Director of the UCSF Center for the Neurobiology of Digestive Diseases
University of California, San Francisco

Seminar Title: Protease switches: Pathways to inflammation and pain
Location: 520 Eye and Ear Institute Boardroom
Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine


Mar 5 2008 3:00 p.m.

Eilon Vaadia, Ph.D.
The Jack H. Skirball Chair
Department of Physiology
The Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation (ICNC)
Hebrew University
Jerusalem, Israel

Seminar Title: Neuronal Representations of sensorimotor learning
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Feb 26 2008 12:00 noon

James R. Bloedel, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Seminar Title: Task dependency and tonic activity in cerebellar efferent projections: Important determinants of the cerebellum's role in motor learning
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Feb 25 2008 10:00 a.m.

Myoung-Goo Kang, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore , MD

Seminar Title: Proteomic identification and functional characterization of AMPA receptor complexes
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Feb 22 2008 1:00 p.m.

Catherine Belzung, Ph.D.
INSERM
U930
Université Francois Rabelais
Tours, France

Seminar Title: Hippocampal neurogenesis and depression: New insights from rodent models
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychiatry


Feb 20 2008 4:00 p.m.

Kenneth M. Hargreaves, DDS, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Endodontics
University of Texas Health Science
Center Dental School at San Antonio

Seminar Title: A TRP through trigeminal nociceptors
Location: 1105A Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Feb 20 2008 10:00 a.m.

Weifeng Xu, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
School of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Seminar Title: Molecular replacement: Dissecting the molecular machinery for synaptic function and plasticity
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Feb 19 2008 12:00 noon

Lakshmi A. Devi, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Seminar Title: Opioid receptor heterodimerization in analgesia and addiction
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Feb 18 2008 12:00 noon

David Glahn, Ph.D,
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Texas
Health Sceince Center at San Antonio

Seminar Title: Identifying endophenotypes for psychotic illnesses: Integrating neurocognition, neuroimaging and genetics
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychiatry


Feb 11 2008 12:00 noon

Christoph Kellendonk, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Center for Neurobiology and Behavior
Columbia University

Seminar Title: Modeling schizophrenia endophenotypes in mice
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychiatry


Feb 7 2008 12:00 noon

Michael R. Deans, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Seminar Title: Planar cell polarity and the organization of inner ear hair cells
Location: 520 Eye and Ear Institute
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology


Feb 7 2008 12:00 noon

Oscar Lopez, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Associate Core Director, ADRC
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Predictors of death and institutionalization in Probable AD
Location: S439 ADRC Conference Room
4 South UPMC Montefiore Hospital
Sponsor: Alzheimer Disease Research Center


Feb 4 2008 10:00 p.m.

Kenichi Okamoto, Ph.D.
The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
RIKEN-MIT Neuroscience Research Center
Department of Biology and Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge MA

Seminar Title: Molecular mechanisms of structural plasticity in dendritic spines
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Feb 4 2008 4:00 p.m.

Mick Rugg, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
University of California, Irvine

Seminar Title: Episodic memory encoding and retrieval: A cognitive neuroscience perspective
Location: Third Floor, Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Feb 1 2008 12:30

Thomas Boraud, M.D., Ph.D.
Charge de Recherche CNRS
Laboratoire Motricité-Adaptation-Cognition CNRS UMR 5227
Universite Victor Segalen - Bordeaux 2

Seminar Title: A dynamic model of decision making in the cortex - basal ganglia loop: Confrontation with experimental data
Location: 115 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Jan 31 2008 4:00 p.m.

Patricia K. Kuhl, Ph.D.
Co-Director
Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences
Professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences
University of Washington

Seminar Title: Cracking the speech code: Language and the infant brain
Location: 3rd Floor
Social Room
Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Jan 30 2008 12:00 noon

Giuseppina Tesco, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Genetics and Aging Research Unit
Mass General Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease (MIND)
Massachusetts General Hospital

Seminar Title: Depletion of GGA3 stabilizes BACE and enhances beta-secretase activity: Implications for Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis
Location: S123 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Pharmacology


Jan 28 2008 10:00 a.m.

Jaime G. Maldonado-Aviles

School of Arts and Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense:
Altered markers of tonic inhibition in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex of subjects with schizophrenia

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


Jan 28 2008 4:00 p.m.

Richard Olsen, Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Anesthesiology
Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
University of California, Los Angeles

Seminar Title: GABA-A receptors: Target of acute and chronic ethanol
Location: 2nd Floor, Auditorium, LRDC
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jan 22 2008 12:00 noon

Katalin Toth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Laval Robert-Giffard University, Québec, Canada

Seminar Title: Vesicular zinc and vesicle recycling at the hippocampal mossy fiber terminal
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jan 18 2008 12:30 p.m.

Aina Puce, Ph.D.
Professor
Director, Center for Advanced Imaging
Department of Radiology
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
South Morgantown, WV

Seminar Title: Making sense of the actions and intentions of others
Location: 115 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Jan 17 2008 4:00 p.m.

Eric I. Knudsen, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neurobiology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Mechanisms of spatial attention in the barn owl
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, Learning Research Development Center
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience

Reception to follow:
9th Floor, Learning Research Development Center


Jan 16 2008 4:00 p.m.

Matthew Botvinick, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology
Princeton University

Seminar Title: Conflict monitoring
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Jan 16 2008 4:00 p.m.

Luda Diatchenko, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Center for Neurosensory Disorders
School of Dentistry, UNC Chapel Hill

Seminar Title: Expansion of the genomic architecture of the human mu opioid receptor reveals a novel functional SNP
Location: 1105A Conference Center
Scaife
Sponsor: Center for Pain Research


Jan 15 2008 3:00 p.m.

Richard C. Gerkin

Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense:
Synaptic scaling and the emergence of network dynamics

Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Jan 15 2008 12:00 noon

J. David Sweatt, Ph.D.
Evelyn F. McKnight Chair, Department of Neurobiology
Director, McKnight Brain Institute
University of Alabama, Birmingham

Seminar Title: Epigenetic mechanisms in memory formation
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jan 14 2008 4:00 p.m.

Steven Yantis, Ph.D.
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Johns Hopkins University

Seminar Title: Mechanisms of cognitive control
Location: Social Room, Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Jan 14 2008 2:30

Kevin J. Staley, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Child Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Seminar Title: Does cerebral fibrillation initiate focal-onset seizures?
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jan 9 2008 4:00 p.m.

Simin Khavandgar, M.D.
Department of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: CPC "My head looks like my mom's"
Location: 1105BC Scaife Conference Center
Sponsor: Department of Neurology Grand Rounds