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Dec 13 2013 2:00 p.m.

Peter H. Ellaway, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Physiology
Centre for Clinical Neuroscience
Imperial College London

Seminar Title: Outcome measures for recovery of sensorimotor function after incomplete spinal cord injury: Targeting the motor cortex for rehabilitation
Location: S120 Biomedical Science Tower (South)
Sponsor: Sponsored by: Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Systems Neuroscience Institute


Dec 13 2013 12:00 noon

Rebecca P. Seal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
CNUP Training Faculty
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Neural circuits that mediate chronic pain
Location: Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar


Dec 12 2013 12:00 noon

Sheila Nirenberg, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, New York

Seminar Title: Talking to the brain in its own language: Developing new kinds of prosthetic devices
Location: S120 Biomedical Science Tower (South)
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Dec 11 2013 12:00 noon

Elizabeth J. Hong, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School

Seminar Title: Origins of inhibitory specificity in an olfactory circuit
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Dec 10 2013 4:00 p.m.

Edward M. Callaway, Ph.D.
Professor, Systems Neurobiology Laboratories
Audrey Geisel Chair in Biomedical Science
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, CA

Seminar Title: Of mice and monkeys: A journey into the visual system
Location: Second Floor Auditorium, Learning Research and Development Center
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology and Department of Neuroscience


Dec 9 2013 11:00 a.m.

Meghan Campbell McCord

School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Cooperative calcium and zinc signaling underlies oxidant-induced neuronal injury

Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Dec 5 2013 12:00 noon

George A. Spirou, Ph.D.
Professor, Otolaryngology, Physiology
Director, Center for Neuroscience
West Virginia University

Seminar Title: Developmental changes in the neuronal and glial connectome at nanoscale resolution
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Auditory Research Group, Department of Otolaryngology


Dec 3 2013 12:00 noon

Fred H. Gage, Ph.D.
Vi and John Adler Professor for Research on Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disease
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Seminar Title: Neuronal plasticity and neural diversity
Location: Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar


Dec 3 2013 4:00 p.m.

Cecilia Flores, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
McGill University

Seminar Title: dcc and the adolescent maturation of the medial prefrontal cortex
Location: A224 Langley Hall
Sponsor: The Department of Neuroscience


Nov 22 2013 3:45 p.m.

Jean Jacques Wyndaele, M.D.
Professor and Chairman of Urology
University of Antwerp

Seminar Title: Sensation in the lower urinary tract: From afferent potential to sensory perception in health and in sickness
Location: 1395 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology


Nov 19 2013 4:00 p.m.

Sandra Kuhlman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Carnegie Mellon University

Seminar Title: How to build a brain for learning:
Development and plasticity of cortical inhibition

Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Nov 19 2013 4:00 p.m.

Amy K. Wagner, MD
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Associate Director at the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, CNUP Training Faculty
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Rehabilomics research: Examining approaches to personalized medicine in TBI
Location: Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Provost's Inaugural Lecture Series


Nov 18 2013 12:00 noon

Aurelio Galli, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology
Co-Director of N-PISA
Neuroscience Program in Substance Abuse
Vanderbilt University

Seminar Title: The dopamine transporter sucks...
or maybe not in Autism and psychostimulant abuse

Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Nov 18 2013 3:00 p.m.

Christopher Brad Divito

School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Anion conducting states of excitatory amino acid transporters

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


Nov 11 2013 4:00 p.m.

Three Pitt Professors to deliver a three-part talk on the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Meir Aridor, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Cell Biology
Jeffrey Brodsky, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Science
Alexander Sorkin, Professor & Chair of Cell Biology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: The birth and death of a vesicle: A Nobel idea
Location: S123 Biomedical Science Tower (South)
Sponsor: The Department of Cell Biology


Oct 29 2013 3:30 p.m.

Edwin Levitan, Ph.D.
Professor & Vice Chair, Research
Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Surprising synaptic sights
Location: 1395 Conference Room, Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology


Oct 22 2013 4:00 p.m.

Beth A. Habecker, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology & Pharmacology
OHSU School of Medicine
Portland, OR

Seminar Title: Post-infarct remodeling of cardiac sympathetic nerves and arrhythmia
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology Seminar Series


Oct 16 2013 3:30 p.m.

Jack Waters, Ph.D.

Allen Institute for Brain Science

Seminar Title: Excitation of neocortical pyramidal neurons via nicotinic receptors
Location: Melon Institute Conference Room
Sponsor: The Department of Biological Sciences, CMU


Oct 15 2013 12:00 noon

Karim Fouad, Ph.D.
Professor and AIHS Senior Scholar
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
and Centre for Neuroscience
University of Alberta

Seminar Title: Plasticity following spinal cord injuries
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation and
Systems Neuroscience Institute


Oct 14 2013 3:00 p.m.

Joshua Morgan, Ph.D.
Lichtman Laboratory
Department Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University

Seminar Title: Automated serial section electron microscopy: Big data from little brains
Location: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
300 South Craig, Room 403-404
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center


Oct 1 2013 4:00 p.m.

Yan Dong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Synaptic reorganization by cocaine experience
Location: A224 Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Sep 20 2013 12:00 noon

Thanos Tzounopoulos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
CNUP Training Faculty
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Mechanisms and functions of neuronal plasticity during normal and pathological auditory processing
Location: Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar


Sep 18 2013 4:00 p.m.

Rajesh Khanna, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pharmacology
School of Medicine
Indiana University

Seminar Title: Challenging the catechism of therapeutics for chronic neuropathic pain: targeting CaV2.2 interactions with CRMP2
Location: Scaife Hall, Conference Room 1105C
Sponsor: Center for Pain Research and Department of Neurobiology


Sep 13 2013 12:00 noon

Robert C. Liu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biology Department
Emory University

Seminar Title: From calls to cortex: Auditory plasticity for acoustic communication
Location: 1395 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Auditory Research Group, Department of Otolaryngology


Sep 12 2013 12:00 noon

Karl Herrup, Ph.D.
Chair Professor and Head
Division of Life Science
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Seminar Title: Contemplating Alzheimer's as cancer: The role of cell cycle regulation in neurodegenerative diseases
Location: S210 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Aug 28 2013 9:00 a.m.

Caitlin Moyer

School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Development and disease: Quantification of inhibitory and excitatory synaptic structures in primary auditory cortex during adolescence and in schizophrenia

Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Aug 27 2013 2:30 p.m.

Daniel C. Javitt, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University

Seminar Title: Time frequency analysis of auditory sensory dysfunction in Schizophrenia
Location: W1695 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series


Aug 22 2013 9:00 a.m.

Krishna Subramanian

School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Restoration of motor and non-motor functions by neurotrophic factors in nonhuman primates with nigral dopamine depletion

Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Aug 21 2013 12:00 noon

Barry Hoffer, Ph.D.
Director of the Neurosurgical Laboratories
Department of Neurology
Case Western Reserve University

Seminar Title: The Mitopark mouse: A target for the development of novel Parkinson's disease therapeutics
Location: 1104 Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Aug 6 2013 11:00 a.m.

Jocelyn Mauna
Department of Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Master's Thesis Defense:
Extracellular signal-regulated kinase and amphetamine-induced potentiation of conditioned cue effects on reward seeking

Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jul 25 2013 10:00 a.m.

Andreea C. Bostan

School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Basal ganglia pathways: Beyond the closed-loop circuits with the cerebral cortex

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


Jul 25 2013 4:00 p.m.

Okihide Hikosaka, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Researcher
Chief, Section of Neuronal Networks
Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research
National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health

Seminar Title: Distinct basal ganglia circuits controlling behaviors aiming at flexible and stable values
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jul 19 2013 12:00 noon

Adam V. Kwiatkowski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
CNUP Training Faculty
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Regulation of actin network organization at cell-cell contacts
Location: Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar


Jul 17 2013 3:00 p.m.

Winrich Friewald, Ph.D.

Laboratory Neural Systems, Rockefellar University

Seminar Title: Faces, attention, and the temporal lobe
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Radiology


Jul 8 2013 12:00 noon

Amanda Kinnischtzke
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Cell type specific connections from primary motor to primary somatosensory cortex

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


Jun 28 2013 12:00 noon

Conor Liston, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Stanford University

Seminar Title: Circadian glucocorticoid oscillations regulate synapse development and learning-dependent plasticity: Implications for stress-related psychiatric disorders
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Jun 26 2013 12:00 NOON

Matthew Goldberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Department of Psychiatry
The University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Seminar Title: LRRK2 and new therapeutic targets for Parkinson's Disease
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: PIND and the Samuel Colella Lecture Series


Jun 25 2013 4:00 p.m.

Takashi Kozai, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Towards seamless integration of brain and machine directed by neurobiology road map
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jun 24 2013 10:00 a.m.

Jessica E. Galgiani
Department of Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Master's Thesis Defense: Vermis-cingulate cortex interconnections: A cerebro-cerebellar circuit in the rat
Location: 4075 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jun 14 2013 12:00 noon

Monica A. Perez, PhD, PT
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
CNUP Training Faculty
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Neural control of movement after spinal cord injury
Location: Lecture room 6, Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar


Jun 10 2013 9:00 a.m.

Rachelle Stopczynski
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Neuroplastic changes in a mouse model of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Jun 3 2013 10:00 a.m.

Gil D. Hoftman
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Development of cortical GABA circuitry: Identifying periods of vulnerability to schizophrenia

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


Jun 3 2013 4:00 p.m.

Pat Levitt, Ph.D.
Provost, Professor, and Director
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute and Chair
Department of Cell & Molecular Biology
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

Seminar Title: The neurobiology of social behavior development
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, Learning Research Development Center
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


May 29 2013 12:00 noon

Rajiv R. Ratan, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Seminar Title: Twists and turns (non helical) the transcriptional road to oxidative neuronal death: a unifying hyopthesis for cancer and neurodegeneration
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


May 15 2013 11:00 a.m.

Sheila Nirenberg, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Seminar Title: Strategies for finding neural codes
Location: S100A Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: CNBC and Department of Neurobiology


May 15 2013 4:00 p.m.

Charles Gerfen, Ph.D.
Chief
Laboratory of Systems Neuroscience
National Institute of Mental Health

Seminar Title: Functional organization of the basal ganglia: Insights from genetic manipulations
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, Learning Research Development Center
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease and the Department of Neurology


May 15 2013 1:30 p.m.

Charles Gerfen, Ph.D.
Chief
Laboratory of Systems Neuroscience
National Institute of Mental Health

Seminar Title: Molecular tools for animal models of disease
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease and the Department of Neurology


May 14 2013 12:00 noon

Jonathan R. Wolpaw, M.D.
Chief
Laboratory of Neural Injury and Repair
Wadsworth Center
New York State Department of Health and State University of New York

Seminar Title: The role of the spinal cord in motor learning: A negotiated equilibrium
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and SNI


May 2 2013 2:00 p.m.

Camillo Padoa-Schioppa, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Assistant Professor of Economics
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis

Seminar Title: Neuronal origins of choice variability in economic decisions
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor:


May 1 2013 12:00 noon

Jean-Christophe Rochet, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Purdue University

Seminar Title: A balancing act between alpha-synuclein and DJ-1 in Parkinson's disease
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Apr 29 2013 3:00 p.m.

Anna Devor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurosciences
University of San Diego

Seminar Title: How to build a hemodynamic response from scratch
Location: 6014 Biomedial Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Radiology


Apr 26 2013 2:00 p.m.

Kathleen Cullen, Ph.D.
Professor, William Dawson Chair, and Director
Aerospace Medical Research Unit
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Seminar Title: Please note location change: Information processing in early vestibular pathways: Implications for the coding of self motion in health and disease. A reception to follow
Location: Conference Room A, University Club
123 University Place
Sponsor: Auditory and Vestibular Training Program


Apr 26 2013 11:00 a.m.

Samantha Fung, Ph.D.
Research Officer
Neuroscience Research Australia

Seminar Title: Inflammation overload: Can white matter neurons inform us about cortical pathology in schizophrenia?
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program and the Department of Psychiatry


Apr 25 2013 4:00 p.m.

Jessica Cantlon, Ph.D.
Brain & Cognitive Sciences
University of Rochester

Seminar Title: Math, monkeys, and the developing brain
Location: Mellon Institute Social Room
Sponsor: CNBC


Apr 16 2013 4:00 p.m.

Stephen J. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Brain maps to mechanisms: Neural circuit molecular architecture
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology, CNBC, and SNI


Apr 11 2013 2:00 p.m.

Marc H. Schieber, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Neurology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Visual Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering
University of Rochester

Seminar Title: Rapid flexibility of the motor cortex in novel situations
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Apr 10 2013 12:00 noon

Jeffrey Johnson, M.D.
Professor
Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Seminar Title: Halting the progression of neurodegenerative diseases: What's Nrf2 got to do with it?
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Apr 9 2013 3:30 p.m.

Jamie Maguire, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Tufts University School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Complex role of GABAergic inhibition in health and disease
Location: 1395 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology


Apr 8 2013 12:00 noon

Maura Boldrini, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Research Scientist, Molecular Imaging & Neuropathology Division
Columbia University
New York State Psychiatric Institute

Seminar Title: Adult hippocampal neurogenesis and major depression
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Translational Neuroscience Program


Apr 4 2013 11:00 a.m.

Yan Dong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Please note date and time change:
Synaptic reorganization by cocaine: A rejuvenation hypothesis

Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Apr 4 2013 4:00 p.m.

Michael Shadlen, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and HHMI Investigator
Kavli Institute of Brain Science
Department of Neuroscience
Columbia University

Seminar Title: Believing and Time: A neural mechanism for decision making
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: CNBC


Mar 26 2013 12:00 noon

Igor Ponomarev, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Austin

Seminar Title: Systems neurogenomics of alcohol
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Mar 22 2013 12:00 noon

Matthew A. Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Opthamology
CNUP Training Faculty
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Cortical circuits that support visual perception
Location: Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar


Mar 22 2013 12:00 noon

Matthew A. Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
CNUP Training Faculty
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Cortical circuits that support visual perception
Location: Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall
Sponsor: Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar


Mar 21 2013 4:00 p.m.

David C. Van Essen, Ph.D.
Alumni Endowed Professor of Neurobiology
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
School of Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis

Seminar Title: The Human Connectome Project: Progress and perspectives
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: CNBC


Mar 20 2013 4:00 p.m.

Brian Schmidt, D.D.S., Ph.D., FAAN
Director, Bluestone Center for Clinical Research
Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
New York University

Seminar Title: Neurobiology of cancer pain
Location: 1195 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Pain Research


Mar 20 2013 12:00 noon

Robert E. Burke, M.D.
Alfred and Minnie Bressler Professor of Neurology and Pathology
Director of Research Laboratories for Parkinson's Research
Director of the Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center
Columbia University

Seminar Title: Reconstruction of the adult nigrostriatal dopaminergeic pathway by mTor signaling-induced axon regeneration
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Mar 19 2013 12:30 p.m.

Stephen H. Scott, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
Department of Medicine
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario

Seminar Title: The use of optimal feedback control to interpret voluntary motor control
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Systems Neuroscience Institute and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Mar 6 2013 12:00 noon

David Chan, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Division of Biology
California Institute of Technology

Seminar Title: Mitochondrial dynamics and neurodegeneration
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Mar 6 2013 4:00 p.m.

Ronald Wiley
Director, Lab of Experimental Neurology
Vanderbilt University

Seminar Title: Pain processing in the dorsal horn: Analysis using targeted cytotoxins
Location: 1195 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Pain Research


Mar 5 2013 4:00 p.m.

Susan M. Dymecki, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Genetics
Harvard Medical School

Seminar Title: Towards decoding the brain serotonergic system: Intersectional genetics and functional probing
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: CNBC and SNI


Feb 28 2013 4:00 p.m.

Rachel I. Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School

Seminar Title: Beyond glomeruli: Connectivity and computation in higher-order olfactory neurons
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: CNBC


Feb 21 2013 12:00 noon

Dan Ding, Ph.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Cueing Kitchen: A task-based cognitive coaching system
Location: S439 Montefiore
Sponsor: Alzheimer Disease Research Center


Feb 20 2013 4:00 p.m.

Mark Sylka, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Cell Biology and Physiology
University of North Carolina

Seminar Title: Biochemical modulation of nociceptor circuits
Location: 1195 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Pain Research


Feb 20 2013 12:00 noon

Peter Hollenbeck, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Head
Department of Biological Sciences
Purdue University

Seminar Title: Mitochondrial transport, Metabolism and ROS production in disease models
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Feb 18 2013 12:00 noon

Shin-ichi Kano, M.D., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Johns Hopkins University

Seminar Title: Brain disorders in a dish: Toward a mechanistic understanding of mental illness
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Feb 18 2013 12:00 noon

Atsushi Iriki, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Senior Team Leader
Symbolic Cognitive Development
Research Professor
RIKEN Brain Institute
Kyoto Univeristy, Japan

Seminar Title: The neural substrate for tool usage and imitation in non-human primates: Exploring evolutionary mechanisms of human intelligence
Location: S120 Biomedical Science Tower South
Sponsor: CNBC and SNI


Feb 13 2013 12:00 noon

Guy Caldwell, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences
Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor
University of Alabama

Seminar Title: A predictable worm: Application of C. elegans for investigation of neurological diseases
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Feb 6 2013 12:00 noon

Bruce Lamb, Ph.D.
The Lerner Research Institute
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Seminar Title: The opposing roles of inflammation in Alzheimer's Disease pathogenesis
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Jan 30 2013 12:00 noon

Michael Kaplitt, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College

Seminar Title: Title: TBA
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Jan 29 2013 11:00 a.m.

John Caltagarone, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Scholar
Sorkin Lab
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Targeting of dopamine transporter to filopodia
Location: 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye and Ear Institute
Sponsor: Department of Cell Biology


Jan 29 2013 11:00 a.m.

Yong Liao, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Scholar
Frizzell Lab
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: The SUMO modification is involved in the CFTR in CFBE cell
Location: 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye and Ear Institute
Sponsor: Department of Cell Biology


Jan 24 2013 4:00 p.m.

Henrique von Gersdorff, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist & Professor
Oregon Health and Science University
Vollum Institute

Seminar Title: Phase-locking mechanisms for synaptic transmission at auditory hair cells
Location: 520 Eye and Ear Institute
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology, Auditory Research Group


Jan 23 2013 4:00 p.m.

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

Seminar Title: Spying on the brain - cerebral alterations in chronic pain
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Jan 17 2013 4:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Tricomi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Rutgers University, Newark

Seminar Title: Contextual influences on value representation in the brain
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: CNBC


Jan 11 2013 4:00 p.m.

Hans Hultborn, Dr. Med. Sci
Professor
Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology
Health Sciences University of Copenhagen

Seminar Title: Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying hyper-reflexia below a spinal lesion
Location: S100A Biomedical Science Tower South
Sponsor: Systems Neuroscience Institute


Jan 10 2013 12:00 noon

Sarah Townsend, Ph.D.
Candidate for Faculty Position in Psychology
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University

Seminar Title: Can the absence of prejudice be threatening? Worldview misalignments in intergroup relations
Location: 4127 Sennott Square
Sponsor: Department of Psychology