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Dec 19 2012 11:00 a.m.

Roma Konecky
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Role of monkey prefrontal cortex in encoding multiple items in working memory

Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Dec 19 2012 12:00 noon

X. William Yang, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Bio-behavioral Sciences
University of California: Los Angeles

Seminar Title: Pathogenesis of selective neurodegeneration in Huntington's Disease: Insights from designer mouse models
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease


Dec 18 2012 4:00 p.m.

Christos Constantinidis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Prefrontal and posterior parietal contributions to cognitive processing
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Dec 17 2012 10:30 a.m.

Richard Mains, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
University of Connecticut Health Center

Seminar Title: Kalarin, multidomain guanine nucleotide exchange factor; functions of its parts
Location: 1395 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology


Dec 17 2012 1:00 p.m.

Christina M. Cerkevich
Post Doctoral Candidate
Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Vanderbilt University

Seminar Title: Connections of oral cavity representation in somatosensory cortex of macaques
Location: 4075 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Systems Neuroscience Institute


Dec 14 2012 9:00 a.m.

Bradley J. Molyneaux, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Harvard University

Seminar Title: Molecular development of corticospinal motor neurons
Location: 7023 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Dec 13 2012 4:00 p.m.

Sean Slee, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Oregon Hearing Research Center
Oregon Health and Science University

Seminar Title: Transformation of auditory spatial coding within the inferior colliculus of marmoset monkeys
Location: 520 Eye and Ear Institute
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology, Auditory Research Group


Dec 13 2012 4:00 p.m.

David Yeomans, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Pain Research, Anesthesia
Stanford School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Transcriptional control of pain chronification
Location: 1195 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Dec 12 2012 4:00 p.m.

Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
St. Louis University

Seminar Title: Selective activation of A3 adenosine receptors to alleviate chronic neuropathic pain states
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Dec 12 2012 12:00 noon

Monica Driscoll, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Rutgers University

Seminar Title: Challenges of neuron and muscle maintenance into old age: Deciphering molecular secrets for longevity and healthy aging using simple animal models
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease and the Department of Neurology


Dec 11 2012 12:00 noon

Gordon M. G. Shepherd, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Physilogy
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Seminar Title: Synaptic circuit organization of mouse motor cortex
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Dec 7 2012 12:00 noon

Tija C. Jacob, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: GABA(A) receptor trafficking: Dynamic Inhibition in CNS health and disease
Location: Auditorium 6 Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar


Dec 6 2012 4:00 p.m.

David Freedman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology
The University of Chicago

Seminar Title: Neuronal mechanisms of visual categorization and decision making
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)


Dec 4 2012 12:00 noon

Aryn Gittis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University

Seminar Title: The role of striatal microcircuits in basal ganglia disorders Note Date and Location Change
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Dec 3 2012 9:00 a.m.

Deepak Soneji
Center for Neuroscience
Neurobiology Graduate Program, School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Molecular mechanisms of phenotypic change in intact nociceptors

Location: 1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Nov 30 2012 9:00 a.m.

Rachel S. Bouchard
Department of Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Neural substrates of spinal sensory integration for reflex control of sympathetic overflow: Where's the connection?
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Nov 29 2012 9:30 a.m.

Hugh Garavan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry,
The University of Vermont, and
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Seminar Title: Cognitive control and its role in addiction, addiction risk and recovery
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Nov 28 2012 4:00 p.m.

Hui-Lin Pan, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Division Head for Research
Departments of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Seminar Title: Mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in neuropathic pain
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Nov 28 2012 1:00 p.m.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Jessica Porter
School of Medicine/Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: The effects of chronic cocaine self-administration on cognition and cerebral metabolic function
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, Learning Research Development Center
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Nov 16 2012 12:30 p.m.

Laurent Goffart, Ph.D.
CNRS
Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone
Marseille, France

Seminar Title: Brain mechanisms for foveating a visual target here-and-now (where it is and when is it there)
Location: 115 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)


Nov 15 2012 4:00 p.m.

Joshua Greene, Ph.D.
John and Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of the Social Sciences Department of Psychology
Harvard University

Seminar Title: Integrative moral cognition: Hume's journey in reverse
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)


Nov 14 2012 12:00 noon

Jeffrey H. Kordower, Ph.D.
The Jean Schweppe-Armour Professor of Neurological Sciences
Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Research Center for Brain Repair
Section Head, Neuroscience
Rush University Medical Center

Seminar Title: A tale of two stories: Why nigral neurons die in Parkinson's disease and how to save them
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: PIND and the Samuel Colella Lecture Series


Nov 12 2012 4:00 p.m.

Gary Aston-Jones, Ph.D.
Murray SmartState Endowed Chair in Neuroscience
Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
Director, Neuroscience Instittue
Department of Neurosciences
Medical University of South Carolina

Seminar Title: Seeking Reward: Overdoing it with orexin neurons
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Nov 12 2012 10:00 a.m.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Michael S. Bienkowski
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: Anatomical organization of the extended amygdala
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Nov 7 2012 12:00 noon

Mohamed H. Farah, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Seminar Title: BACE1 influence on peripheral nerve degeneration and regeneration
Location: 7023 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease and the Department of Neurology


Nov 5 2012 12:00 noon

Susan Carnell, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Columbia University

Seminar Title: Fat brains, greedy genes, and parent power: A biobehavioral susceptibility approach to understanding child and adult obesity
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Nov 1 2012 4:00 p.m.

Donald Caspary, Ph.D.
Distinguished Scholar and Research Professor of Pharmacology
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Aging and central auditory function: Inhibitory neurotransmission and maladaptive plasticity
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology, Auditory Research Group


Oct 30 2012 11:00 a.m.

Nancy R. Zahniser, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Rats classified as low or high cocaine locomotor responders: An animal model that involves striatal dopamine transporters and predicts addiction-like behaviors
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Cell Biology


Oct 24 2012 4:00 p.m.

Robert LaMotte, Ph.D.
Professor, Anesthesiology and Neurobiology
Yale University

Seminar Title: How nociceptors signal itch
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Oct 23 2012 12:05 p.m.

Karen Shanor, Ph.D.
Clinical and Neuropsychologist
Washington, DC

Seminar Title: Hijacking the Emotional Brain
Location: 817R Cathedral of Learning
Sponsor: Department of Anesthesiology and CNBC


Oct 22 2012 12:00 noon

Adriana Di Martino, M.D.
Leon Levy Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
New York University Child Study Center

Seminar Title: Using intrinsic brain function to dissect neurodevelopment disorders
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Oct 18 2012 4:30 p.m.

Anthony Grace, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences

Seminar Title: Trying to understand what goes wrong in the brain in schizophrenia and how it can be fixed: How basic research informs us about the clinical picture
Location: 125 Frick Fine Arts
Sponsor: Provost Patricia E. Beeson


Oct 17 2012 3:30 p.m.

Adam Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Promoting change from within: A mechanism framework for actin network reorganization by alpha-catenin at cell-cell contacts
Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room
Sponsor: Department of Biological Sciences, CMU


Oct 10 2012 3:30 p.m.

Sarah E. Ross, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurobiology

Seminar Title: The neural circuits of itch
Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room
Sponsor: Department of Biological Sciences, CMU


Oct 9 2012 11:00 a.m.

Kendra K. Bence, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Animal Biology - School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Seminar Title: Mind over Matter? CNS Signaling pathways in obesity and diabetes
Location: 520 Eye and Ear Institute
Sponsor: Department of Cell Biology


Sep 19 2012 4:00 p.m.

Judith Paice, Ph.D., RN
Professor and Director
Cancer Pain Program
Northwestern University

Seminar Title: War on cancer: new battles
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Sep 10 2012 3:00 p.m.

Antonio Convit, MD
Director of the BODyLab and the BODY Project
Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine
New York University School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Impact of Diabesity on Brain: Mechanisms and Interventions
Location: 1103 Scaife Conference Center
Sponsor: Department of Pediatrics and Department of Psychiatry


Sep 6 2012 4:00 p.m.

Rudolf Rubsamen, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology
Faculty of Biosciences, Pharmacy, and Psychology
University of Leipzig, Germany

Seminar Title: From synaptic transmission to central hearing disorders: of mice and men
Location: 520 Eye and Ear Institute
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology, Auditory Research Group


Aug 28 2012 12:00 noon

Randy Bruno, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Columbia University
New York, NY

Seminar Title: The many input layers of neocortex
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Aug 14 2012 12:00 noon

Adam Kohn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Department of Opthamology and Visual Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Yeshiva University

Seminar Title: Coordinated neuronal activity and its role in corticocortical signaling
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Systems Neuroscience Institute and CNBC


Aug 10 2012 3:00 p.m.

A. Chandan Khandai
Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Master's Thesis Defense: A restricted subset of the bed nucleus of stria terminalis projects to the medial parvocellular paraventricular nucleus of hypothalamus
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Aug 2 2012 12:00 noon

Tobias Teichert, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Neuroscience
Columbia University

Seminar Title: Neural basis of adaptive decision-making in the Macaque
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiarty


Jul 27 2012 12:00 noon

Michael E. Talkowski, Ph.D.
Instructor in Neurology
Harvard Medical School

Seminar Title: Chromosomal aberrations, chromothripsis, and insight into the genetic architecture of neuropsychiatric disorders
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiarty


Jul 10 2012 10:00 a.m.

Michela Marinelli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Chicago Medical School

Seminar Title: Dopamine neuron activity and addiction risk
Location: NOTE ROOM CHANGE:A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jul 9 2012 11:00 a.m.

Marguerite Matthews
Center for Neuroscience
School of Arts & Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Characterizing dopamine function in adolescent rats

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


Jun 21 2012 4:00 p.m.

James I. Nagy, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Seminar Title: Electrical synapses in the Mammalian CNS: Anatomy, structural composition, and regulation
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology


Jun 14 2012 4:00 p.m.

William C. de Groat, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Role of neuroplasticity in recovery and loss of function following spinal cord injury
Location: Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Provost Patricia E. Beeson


Jun 13 2012 10:00 a.m.

Zu-Hang Sheng, Ph.D.
Senior Principal Investigator
NINDS, NIH

Seminar Title: Regulation of mitochondrial mobility in axons: impact on synaptic homeostasis and Parkin-mediated mitophagy
Location: W995 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Pathology


Jun 13 2012 1:00 p.m.

Vivek P. Patel
School of Medicine/Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Microtubule dynamics in oxidatively-stressed neuronal cells

Location: W995 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: School of Medicine/Neurobiology


Jun 12 2012 10:00 a.m.

Jonathan Sager
School of Medicine/Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Using zebrafish as a model system for DYT1 dystonia

Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: School of Medicine/Neurobiology


Jun 12 2012 NOTE CHANGE 4:00 pm

Laurie J. Ozelius, Ph.D.
Bachmann Strauss Professor
Associate Professor of Genetics, Genomic Sciences, and Neurology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Seminar Title: Dystonia genetics
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jun 7 2012 4:00 p.m.

Peter L. Strick, Ph.D.
Endowed Chair in Systems Neuroscience
Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Why don't rodents play the violin? Evolution in the neural substrate of motor skills
Location: Lecture Room 6 Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Provost Patricia E. Beeson


Jun 5 2012 3:00 p.m.

Diana Bautista, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of California, Berkeley

Seminar Title: Itchy mice and star-nosed moles: new approaches to study itch, touch and pain
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research and Department of Neurobiology


Jun 5 2012 9:00 a.m.

Gary D. Foster, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Obesity Research and Education
Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Temple University

Seminar Title: Prevention and treatment of obesity: From the schools to the clinic
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor:


Jun 4 2012 12:00 noon

Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

Seminar Title: Neural circuits: The new frontier of neuropsychiatric diagnostics and therapeutics
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiarty


Jun 1 2012 12:00 noon

Colleen A. McClung, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Circadian genes, dopamine, and the biology of psychiatric disorders
Location: Lecture Room 6 Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Senior Vice Chancillor's Seminar Series


May 22 2012 12:00 noon

Anatol Kreitzer, Ph.D.
Assistant Investigator
Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease
Assistant Professor of Physiology
University of California, San Francisco

Seminar Title: Mechanisms of motor control and reinforcement learning in the basil ganglia
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


May 17 2012 10:00 a.m.

David G. Standaert, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Neurology
John N. Whitaker Endowed Chair
Director, Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics
Department of Neurology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Seminar Title: Neuro-inflammatory mechanisms in Parkinson disease
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


May 17 2012 12:00 noon

Sharyl Fyffe-Maricich, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Case Western Reserve University

Seminar Title: ERK MAP kinase regulation of myelination: new mouse models for the study of white matter perturbations in human disease
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychiatry


May 17 2012 4:00 p.m.

Allison Doupe, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Seminar Title: Basal ganglia circuits, social context, and plasticity
Location: Martin Colloquium Conference Room, Sennott Square
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis for Cognition


May 17 2012 1:00 p.m.

Maxx Horowitz
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Transcriptional regulation of alpha-synuclein by GATA2 in substania nigra

Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


May 16 2012 2:30 p.m.

Amy MacDermott, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology, Neuroscience
Columbia University Medical Center

Seminar Title: Inhibition in the dorsal horn where touch and pain meet
Location: Conference Room 1105A Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


May 11 2012 12:30 p.m.

Alexander Kranjec, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Duquesne University

Seminar Title: Spatial representations in humans: Between perception and language
Location: 115 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis for Cognition


May 8 2012 4:30 p.m.

Alexander D. Sorkin, Ph.D.
Richard Beatty Mellon Professor of Physiology
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Regulation of receptors and transporters: Endocytosis meets function
Location: Scaife Hall Lecture Room 6
Sponsor: Provost Patricia E. Beeson


May 3 2012 2:30 p.m.

Mark Baccei, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati

Seminar Title: Pacemaker activity in the developing superficial dorsal horn
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Apr 27 2012 10:30 a.m.

Manuel S. Malmierca, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Cellular Biology and Pathology
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Fac. Med. Univ. Salmanca
Institute of Neuroscience of Castilla y Leon, Spain
University of Connecticut Health Center

Seminar Title: Functional mechanisms that mediate stimulus-specific adaptation subcortically and its cortical modulation
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Auditory Research Group, Department of Otolaryngology


Apr 19 2012 12:00 noon

Susanne Ahmari, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Columbia University

Seminar Title: Using Optogenetics and translatable neurocognitive tasks to dissect OCD circuits in mice and humans
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiarty


Apr 18 2012 4:00 p.m.

Quinn Hogan, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Anesthesiology
Medical College of Wisconsin

Seminar Title: Neuropathic pain: Ca2+ currents, T-junction filtering, and (maybe) cell transplant
Location: 1105A Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Apr 17 2012 4:00 p.m.

Barry Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Neurosurgical Research
Assistant Professor of Genetics
Case School of Medicine
University of Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

Seminar Title: The MitoPark mouse: A mitochondrial genetic model of Parkinson's Disease
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, WPIC
Sponsor: NIH Postdoctoral Training Grants MH18273 & NS07391


Apr 10 2012 NOTE CHANGE 2:00pm

Mark A. Stopfer, Ph.D.
Senior Principal Investigator, NIH NICHD-DNP
National Institutes of Health
Unit on Sensory Coding and Neural Ensembles

Seminar Title: Roles of olfactory receptor neurons in establishing neural codes for odors
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, LRDC
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Apr 9 2012 1:00 p.m.

Sonya B. Giridhar
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: Odors, timescales, and inhibition: mechanisms and function of long-latency interneuron recruitment in the olfactory bulb
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, LRDC
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Apr 3 2012 12:00 p.m.

Matthew A. Howard, III, MD
Professor and Head, John C. VanGilder Chair in Neurosurgery
University of Iowa

Seminar Title: Neurosurgical Studies of Normal Human Brain Physiology
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Mar 29 2012 4:00 p.m.

Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Computational Neuroscience and Health Sciences and Technology
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
MIT-Harvard Division of Health Science and Technology
Warren M
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Harvard Medical School
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

Seminar Title: The neurophysiology of the unconscious brain under general anesthesia
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis for Cognition


Mar 27 2012 12:00 p.m.

William Spain, MD
Professor of Neurology and Physiology & Biophysics
University of Washington

Seminar Title: Coding with precisely timed spikes: problems and solutions
Location: 6014 BST3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Mar 21 2012 4:00 p.m.

Ru-Rong Ji, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School

Seminar Title: Pain control by anti-inflammatory and pro-resolution lipid mediators
Location: 1105A Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Mar 15 2012 12:00 noon

Charles Liberman, Ph.D.
Professor of Otology and Laryngology
Harvard Medical Center
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Seminar Title: Heterogeneity among hair cell synapses: differences in threshold of sensitivity and vulnerability to noise
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Auditory Research Group, Department of Otolaryngology


Mar 13 2012 12:00 noon

Molly M. Huntsman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Principal Investigator
Center for Neuroscience Research
Children's National Medical Center
Departments of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Pediatrics
George Washington University
School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Inhibitory interneuron dysfunction in Fragile X syndrome
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Mar 2 2012 12:00 noon

Neil Kad, Ph.D.
Lecturer in Biological Sciences
University of Essex

Seminar Title: Fluorescence imaging of single molecules: Understanding complex molecular machines, one molecule at a time
Location: HCCLB Conference Room
Second Floor
Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute


Feb 27 2012 12:00 noon

Joshua G. Hunsberger, Ph.D.
Julius Axelrod Post Doctoral Fellow
National Institute of Mental Health

Seminar Title: miRNAs in psychiatry: From biomarkers to novel targets
Location: 503 Bridgeside Point II
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program


Feb 23 2012 4:00 p.m.

Luiz Pessoa, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Maryland

Seminar Title: How do emotion and motivation influence information processing in the brain?
Location: WPIC Auditorium
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis for Cognition


Feb 22 2012 12:00 noon

Paul Vezina, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
Committee on Neurobiology
The University of Chicago

Seminar Title: Regulating the expression of stimulant sensitization
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Feb 20 2012 12:00 noon

Xiang Yang Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

Seminar Title: Smoking and schizophrenia
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychiatry


Feb 16 2012 12:00 noon

David Leitman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania

Seminar Title: The brain and social communication: implications for psychiatry
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor:


Feb 16 2012 4:00 p.m.

Christopher Honey
Department of Psychology
Princeton University

Seminar Title: Organization of large-scale neural circuits for real-world behavior
Location: 130 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis for Cognition


Feb 15 2012 4:00 p.m.

Robert Edwards, Ph.D.
Pain Management Center
Bringham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Seminar Title: Biophysical aspects of post-operative pain
Location: 1105A Conference Room Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Feb 13 2012 9:30 a.m.

Travis E. Brown
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Molecular Pharmacology
Physiology and Biotechnology
Brown University

Seminar Title: Interleukin-1 beta mediates LTP of spinal cord glycinergic synapses
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Feb 9 2012 12:00 noon

Jason D. Flatt, MPH, MCHES
Doctoral Student
Graduate School of Public Health
Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Late-life social activities and cognitive health
Location: S439 - Alzheimer Disease Research Center
Sponsor: ADRC


Feb 7 2012 12:00 noon

Nirupa Chaudhari, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Seminar Title: Mammalian taste buds: multiple cell types, multiple functions, multiple origins
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Feb 6 2012 2:00 p.m.

Daniel Simmonds
Center for Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Oral Presentation of Comprehensive Exam
Mechanisms of intra-subject variability in reaction time over development: infra-slow oscillations, connectivity, and dopamine

Location: 1195 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Feb 2 2012 4:00 p.m.

Matthew A. Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor
Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biology Associate
Department Head
Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Seminar Title: Sequential event memory formation and reactivation in the hippocampus and beyond
Location: Mellon Institute Room 328
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis for Cognition


Jan 30 2012 12:00 noon

Michael Halassa, M.D.,Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Massachusetts Institute of Techonology

Seminar Title: Thalamo-cortical state dynamics: Opto-molecular investigation of glial and neural substrates
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiarty


Jan 26 2012 12:00 noon

David Moorman, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Medical University of South Carolina

Seminar Title: Characterizing the neural circuitry underlying motivated decision-making and its collapse in addiction
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program and Department of Psychiatry


Jan 25 2012 3:30 p.m.

David McCormick, Ph.D.
Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neurobiology
Yale University

Seminar Title: Cortical dynamics are controlled by inhibition
Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room
Sponsor: Department of Biological Sciences, CMU


Jan 23 2012 12:00 noon

James A. Kaltenbach, Ph.D.
Professor, Director of Otology Research
Head and Neck Institute
Department of Neurosciences / NC30
Lerner Research Institute
The Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Seminar Title: Recent insights into tinnitus mechanisms and sites of generation
Location: S123 Biomedical Science Tower, South
Sponsor: Auditory Research Group, Department of Otolaryngology


Jan 23 2012 9:30 a.m.

Oliver Marcus Schl├╝ter
Group Leader
Molecular Neurobiology

European Neuroscience Institute
Gottingen, Germany

Seminar Title: A molecular basis for signaling specificity in long-term synaptic plasticity
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jan 19 2012 12:00 noon

Melissa Warden, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Stanford University

Seminar Title: Cortical control of neuromodulatory systems in motivated behavior
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiarty


Jan 18 2012 9:30 a.m.

Ju Young Kim, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Neurology
Institute for Cell Engineering
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Regulation of neural development in dentate neurons by disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1 (DISC1)
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jan 12 2012 4:00 p.m.

Sheila E. Blumstein, Ph.D.
Albert D. Mead Professor of Cognitive and Linguistic Science
Brown University

Seminar Title: Neural systems underlying variability and invariance in speech and lexical processing: Evidence from Aphasia and functional neuroimaging
Location: Mellon Institute 328
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis for Cognition


Jan 11 2012 3:30 p.m.

Aryn Gittis, Ph.D.

Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease
University of California, San Francisco

Seminar Title: Striatal interneurons and the regulation of striatal output pathways
Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room 348
Sponsor: Department of Biological Sciences, CMU


Jan 10 2012 12:00 noon

John A. Buford, P.T., Ph.D
Associate Professor and Interim Director of Physical Therapy
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Seminar Title: Combined corticospinal and reticulospinal control of reaching
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jan 9 2012 9:30 a.m.

Alexei Morozov, Ph.D.
Investigator
National Institute of mental Health
Bethesda, MD

Seminar Title: Functional analysis of neural circuitry of emotions
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jan 5 2012 3:30 p.m.

Matthew Smear, Ph.D.

HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus

Seminar Title: Active olfaction
Location: Mellon Institute Conference Room 348
Sponsor: Department of Biological Sciences, CMU