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Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar Series

All seminars take place at noon, unless otherwise indicated, in the Michael Goldberger Conference Room (Room 276), Queen Lane Campus

2020 Neurobiology & Anatomy Seminars

Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Seminar Topic: A Functional Topographic Map for Cutaneous Somatosensory Reflexes

Presented by: Graziana Gatto, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory - Goulding Lab, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies


Date: Friday, January 10, 2020

Seminar Topic: V2a Neurons Control Respiratory Muscle Activity in Health and Following Spinal Cord injury

Presented by: Victoria Jensen, PhD candidate, University of Cincinnati


Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Seminar Topic: Human Brain Tumors: Molecules and Models

Presented by: Atom Sarkar, MD, PhD, professor of neurosurgery, Drexel University College of Medicine; director of stereotactic, functional and epilepsy surgery, Global Neurosciences Institute


Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Seminar Topic: Urothelial ATP Release Mechanisms and Their Effect on Bladder Pathophysiology

Presented by: Jonathan M. Beckel, PhD, research assistant professor, Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Seminar Topic: Optogenetic Investigation of V1 Interneurons Reveals Their Complex Influence on Fictive Locomotion

Presented by: Melanie Falgairolle, PhD, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


CANCELED
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Seminar Topic: Compulsive Methamphetamine Taking in the Presence of Punishment: Epigenetic and Transcriptional Consequences in the Rat Brain

Presented by: Jean Lud Cadet, MD, senior investigator; chief, Molecular Neuropsychiatry Research Branch; chief, Molecular Neuropsychiatry Section, NIDA Intramural Research Program


CANCELED
Date: Friday, March 13, 2020

Seminar Topic: Mechanisms of SCI-induced Nociceptor Hyperactivity: Potential Targets to Reduce Chronic Pain

Presented by: Alexis Bavencoffe, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, University of Texas Health Science Center McGovern Medical School


CANCELED
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Seminar Topic: Sensory Control of Coordinated Leg Movements During Locomotion

Presented by: Turgay Akay, PhD, associate professor, Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University Life Science Research Institute


CANCELED
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Seminar Topic: Sympathetic Chain Ganglia Function and Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury

Presented by: Shawn Hochman, PhD, professor and interim chair, Department of Physiology, Emory University School of Medicine


CANCELED
Date: Friday, March 27, 2020

Seminar Topic: Cardiovascular Dysregulation in Individuals With Chronic Spinal Cord Injury and Functional Recovery With Targeted Spinal Cord Epidural Simulation

Presented by: Siqi Wang, PhD, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Louisville, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Neuroscience Collaborative Center


Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Seminar Topic: Nucleus Accumbens Opioidergic Circuits Mediate Distinct Aspects of Reward and Motivation

Presented by: Daniel Castro, PhD, senior fellow/trainee, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington


Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Seminar Topic: The Recovery of Standing and Locomotion After Complete Spinal Cord Injury Does Not Require Task-Specific Training

Presented by: Alain Frigon, PhD, associate professor, Neurokinesiology Laboratory, Department of Pharmacology-Physiology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke


Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Seminar Topic: Control-Alter-Delete: Gene Regulatory Mechanisms in Brain Reward Circuitry

Presented by: Jeremy Day, PhD, associate professor, Department of Neurobiology, Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, University of Alabama at Birmingham


Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Seminar Topic: Treatment Strategies to Reverse Cognitive and Behavioral Deficits After Brain Injury

Presented by: Susanna Rosi, PhD, professor and director of neurocognitive research, Brain and Spinal Injury Center, Weill Institute for Neuroscience's Kavli Institute of Fundamental Neuroscience, Departments of Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Science and Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

2019 Neurobiology & Anatomy Seminars

Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Seminar Topic: Neuroregeneration, May the Force Be With You

Presented by: Yuanquan Song, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Seminar Topic: Breathing Matters: Genes, Ion Channels and Cells at the Core of Respiration

Presented by: Christopher Del Negro, PhD, professor and chair, William and Mary Department of Applied Science; visiting professor, Mammalian Locomotor Laboratory, Copenhagen University Department of Neuroscience


Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Seminar Topic: Relapse After Voluntary Abstinence: Behavior and Circuits

Presented by: Yavin Shaham, PhD, chief, Behavioral Neuroscience Research Branch; chief, Neurobiology of Relapse Section, Biomedical Research Center, NIDA


Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Seminar Topic: The Functional Organization of Axons in Health and Disease

Presented by: Matthew Rasband, PhD, professor and Vivian L. Smith Endowed Chair in Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine


Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Seminar Topic: Lifelong Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury

Presented by: Zachary Weil, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Neuroscience, Wexner Medical Center


Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Seminar Topic: Paired Brain and Spinal Cord Stimulation to Promote Recovery of Movement

Presented by: Jason Carmel, MD, PhD, Weinberg Family Associate Professor of Neurology (in Orthopedics), Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons; Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative Scholar; director, Movement Recovery Laboratory, Carroll Labs


Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Seminar Topic: Astrocytes of the Spinal Cord in Health and Disease: Best Laid Schemes of Mice and Men

Presented by: Gareth Miles, PhD, professor of neuroscience, head of school, School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St. Andrews


Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Seminar Topic: Imaging to Aid Therapeutic Development in CNS Disorders

Presented by: Donna J. Cross, PhD, associate professor, Neuroimaging and Biotechnology Lab, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, University of Utah


Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Seminar Topic: Glial TNFR2, a Protective Signal in Neuroimmune Disease

Presented by: Roberta Brambilla, PhD, associate professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Seminar Topic: Unique Properties of Layer 3 Pyramidal Neurons in Monkey Prefrontal Cortex: Physiology, Morphology and Transcriptome

Presented by: Guillermo Gonzalez Burgos, PhD, associate professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh


Date: Friday, May 3, 2019

Seminar Topic: Organization of the Normal and Impaired Face Network in the Human Brain

Presented by: Galia Avidan, PhD, professor and visiting scholar, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University; Rivka Carmi Chair for the Advancement of Women’s Leadership in Academia in the Field of Neuropsychology, Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev


CANCELED
Date:
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Seminar Topic: Molecular and Circuit Mechanisms of Maladaptive Motivation

Presented by: Mary Kay Lobo, PhD, associate professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology; director of graduate education, Program in Neuroscience, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Seminar Topic: Spinal Cord Biology at Single Cell Resolution

Presented by: Ariel Levine, MD, PhD, Earl Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator and chief, Spinal Circuits and Plasticity Unit, National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH


Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Seminar Topic: Astroglial Glutamate Transporters and Reversed-mode Na+/Ca2+ Exchange Contribute to Neurovascular Coupling

Presented by: Joshua Jackson, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Drexel University College of Medicine


Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Seminar Topic: Recovery Neurobiology of Injured Spinal Cords: Mechanistic Insight Gleaned from Stem Cell-based Multimodal Studies

Presented by: Yang (Ted) D. Teng, MD, PhD, co-director, Neurotrauma Recovery Research; director, Laboratory of SCI and Stem Cell Biology Research, PM&R and Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Brigham & Women's Hospital


Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Seminar Topic: Genetic and Functional Dissections of Entorhinal Cortical-Hippocampal Circuits for Learning and Memory

Presented by: Takashi Kitamura, PhD, assistant professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019

Seminar Topic: Selective Activation of Adult Rodent Neural Populations in the Brainstem and in the Spinal Cord

Presented by: Katinka Stecina, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Manitoba


Date: Thursday, August 14, 2019

Seminar Topic: Mechanisms of Motor Recovery With Neurorehabilitation After Severe Spinal Cord Injury

Presented by: Claudia Kathe, PhD, postdoctoral research assistant, Courtine Group, Center for Neuroprosthetics and Brain Mind Institute, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL)


Date: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Seminar Topic: Personalized Therapeutic Strategies for Spinal Cord Injury

Presented by: Warren Alilain, PhD, associate professor, Department of Neuroscience, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, University of Kentucky


Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Seminar Topic: Lattice Gating by Microtubule-Associated Proteins Dictates Polarized Transport

Presented by: Kassandra Ori-McKenney, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis


Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Seminar Topic: The Impact of Stress on Alcohol Drinking: Models and Neural Mechanisms

Presented by: Joyce Besheer, PhD, associate professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine


Date: Monday, October 7, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

Seminar Topic: LIS1 Inside Out: From Gene Expression to Biomechanics

Presented by: Orly Reiner, PhD, incumbent of the Berstein-Mason Professorial Chair of Neurochemistry, Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science


Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Seminar Topic: How Have Studies in the Rodent Somatosensory System Informed Us About Chronic Spontaneous Epileptogenesis

Presented by: Qian-Quan Sun, PhD, professor of neurobiology, Department of Zoology and Physiology; director and principal investigator, Wyoming Sensory Biology Center of Biomedical Excellence; principal investigator, Laboratory of Neurodevelopment and Learning, University of Wyoming


Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Seminar Topic: A Novel Neuroprosthesis to Restore Bladder Function After Spinal Cord Injury

Presented by: Changfeng Tai, PhD, Department of Urology, University of Pittsburgh


Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Seminar Topic: Development of a Neuronal Tau Aggregation and Propagation Model: Application to Anti-Tau Antibodies for Immunotherapy

Presented by: Jessica Wu, PhD, Senior Scientist III, AbbVie, Inc.


Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Seminar Topic: Promoting Patient Engagement in Upper Limb Robotic Rehabilitation

Presented by: Marcia O'Malley, PhD, Stanley C. Moore Professor of Mechanical Engineering, director, of Graduate Studies in Mechanical Engineering, Rice University


Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Seminar Topic: Wired for Touch: The Neurons and Circuits of the Somatosensory System

Presented by: Victoria Abraira, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University

2018 Neurobiology & Anatomy Seminars

Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Seminar Topic: Alternative Dopamine Signaling Pathway Mediates Increased HIV Infection of Macrophages

Presented by: Peter Gaskill, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, Drexel University College of Medicine


Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Seminar Topic: Neural Circuits Underlying Adaptations to Repeated Stress

Presented by: Seema Bhatnagar, PhD, associate professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Abramson Research Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Seminar Topic: Neuromusculoskeletal Models for the Investigation of Adaptive Motor Control in Locomotion

Presented by: Shinya Aoi, PhD, associate professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University


Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 12:30 PM

Seminar Topic: Investigation of the Mechanism of the Phase Resetting During Walking Based on Mathematical Analysis of the Simple Neuromechanical Model

Presented by: Soichiro Fujiki, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Life Science, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kyoto University


Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Seminar Topic: Learning and Sleep-dependent Dendritic Spine Plasticity and Maintenance

Presented by: Wen-Biao Gan, PhD, professor, Molecular Neurobiology Program, Skirball Institute and Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, New York University School of Medicine


Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Seminar Topic: Mechanisms of Axon Growth and Regeneration

Presented by: Frank Bradke, PhD, professor, research group leader, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)


Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Seminar Topic: Differentiation of V2a Interneurons From Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Presented by: Jessica Butts, PhD, McDevitt Lab, J. David Gladstone Institutes, UC Berkeley - UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering


Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Seminar Topic: Thalamo-Cortical Interactions in Working Memory

Presented by: Christoph Kellendonk, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology in psychiatry, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute


SEMINAR RESCHEDULED
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Seminar Topic: Polarity Sorting of Axonal Microtubules: A Computational Study
Presented by: Erin Craig, PhD, assistant professor of physics, Central Washington University


Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Seminar Topic: Regulation of Flexible Reward Seeking by Prefrontal Projections

Presented by: Jacqueline Barker, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, Drexel University College of Medicine


Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Seminar Topic: Wound Healing and Scarring Mechanisms After Spinal Cord Injury

Presented by: Jae Lee, PhD, associate professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami


Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Seminar Topic: Polyploid Cell Divisions and Genome Instability

Presented by: Claire E. Walczak, PhD, professor of biochemistry, assistant director for research, Medical Science Program, Indiana University


Date: Monday, April 23, 2018, 3:30 p.m. (note different time)

Seminar Topic: Tau Antibodies: Simple Reagents or Great Storytellers of Tau's Role in Disease Pathogenesis

Presented by: Nicholas Kanaan, PhD, associate professor, Department of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University


Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Seminar Topic: Translational Spinal Cord Injury Research: From Critical Care to Transplantation

Presented by: Michael S. Beattie, PhD, professor, neurological surgery, Weill Institute for Neurosciences; director of research, UCSF Brain and Spinal Injury Center, University of California, San Francisco


Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Seminar Topic: Acute Pathophysiology After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A Focus on Novel Biomarkers to Guide Therapeutic Options

Presented by: Zin Z. Khaing, PhD, research faculty, University of Washington Seattle, Department of Neurological Surgery, Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine


Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Seminar Topic: NADPH Oxidase and Oxidative Stress After Spinal Cord Injury: Therapeutics and the Influence of Aging

Presented by: Kimberly Byrnes, PhD, associate professor of anatomy, physiology and genetics, Uniformed Services University


Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Seminar Topic: Using Stem Cells to Model Neurological Disease and Advance Personalized Medicine

Presented by: Evan Snyder, MD, PhD, FAAP, professor, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute


Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Seminar Topic: Peering Into the Patient Brain: Modeling Molecular Mechanisms of Autism With Brain Organoids

Presented by: Karen Ann Litwa, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, The Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University


Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Seminar Topic: What Do Reactive Astrocytes Do?

Presented by: Shane Liddelow, PhD, Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone, Alexandria Center for Life Sciences, New York, NY


Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Seminar Topic: CRF Neurotransmission in the Prefrontal Cortex Is a Potent Regulator of Frontostriatal Cognitive and Circuit Function

Presented by: Craig Berridge, PhD, Patricia Goldman-Rakic Professor of Psychology; chair, LSVC Animal Care and Use Committee; director of graduate studies, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin


Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Seminar Topic: The Blast-Induced TBI vs. PTSD Conundrum

Presented by: Gregory Elder, PhD, research professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York


Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Seminar Topic: Engineering Brain Organoids to Model Human Brain Development and Diseases

Presented by: Guo-Li Ming, MD, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Seminar Topic: Neuroimmune Interaction in Epilepsy and Pain

Presented by: Long-Jun Wu, PhD, associate professor, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota


Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Seminar Topic: Harnessing Spinal Circuits to Improve Breathing Following Spinal Cord Injury

Presented by: Steven Crone, PhD, assistant professor, Divisions of Neurosurgery and Developmental Biology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cinncinati, Ohio


Date: Friday, November 2, 2018

Seminar Topic: Spying on Neuromodulation by Constructing New Genetically Encoded Sensors

Presented by: Yulong Li, PhD, principal investigator, Peking University, Beijing, P.R.China


Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Seminar Topic: Therapeutic Intraspinal Microstimulation to Rebalance Transmission in Motor and Pain Pathways After Spinal Cord Injury

Presented by: Jacob McPherson, PhD, assistant professor, Biomedical Engineering; director, Plasticity, Monoamines, and Recovery of Function Lab, Florida International University, Miami, Florida


Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Seminar Topic: Necroptosis Activation in Alzheimer's Disease

Presented by: Salvatore Oddo, PhD, associate professor and director, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center, Biodesign Institute, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

2017 Neurobiology & Anatomy Seminars

Date: Monday, January 9, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Neura Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Sensation-Memory Interactions
Presented by:
Gideon Rothschild, PhD
Posdoctoral Fellow
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Pressure-Driven Cell Motility in Three-Dimensional Extracellular Matrix
Presented by:
Ryan Petrie, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Stress Primes the Brain Reward Circuits for Alcohol
Presented by:
William M. Doyon, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Date: Friday, January 20, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Combination of Rehabilitative Training with Neural Stem Cell Transplantation for Improvement of Functional Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury
Presented by:
Eileen Collyer, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Neuroscience
University of California San Diego Health Sciences
La Jolla, CA

Date: Monday, January 23, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Neural Circuit Dynamics Underlying Memory Consolidation
Presented by:
Dong Wang, PhD
Research Fellow
National Institute on Drug of Abuse, NIH
Baltimore, MD

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Nociceptive Plasticity after SCI: Influences of Peripheral and Autonomic Mechanisms
Presented by:
Sandra Garraway, PhD
Assistant Professor
Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Physiology
Atlanta, GA

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Combinatorial Strategies for the Plasticity and Regeneration of the Injured Spinal Cord
Presented by:
Xiao-Ming Xu, PhD
Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Date: Monday, February 13, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Motivational Control of Sleep and Wake Behaviors
Presented by:
Ada Eban-Rothschild, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA

Date: Monday, February 20, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: A Cortex Wide Disinhibitory Circuit Motif Controlled by VIP Interneurons
Presented by:
Hyun-Jae Pi, PhD
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Metalloproteinases and Post-Traumatic Neuroplasticity: Integrated Cellular Systems
Presented by:
Linda Phillips, PhD
Professor
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Richmond, VA

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Cancelled due to weather conditions
Presented by:
Armin Blesch, PhD
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Indiana Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Group
Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Date: Friday, March 17, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Azithromycin and Macroph-Aging in Spinal Cord Injury
Presented by:
John C. Gensel, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center
Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Whether Alone or in Combination — Spinal Epidural Stimulation Promotes Functional Recovery After SCI
Presented by:
Prithvi Shah, PhD
Assistant Professor, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Neurobiology
School of Health Technology and Management
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Neuroprotection and Nerve Regeneration Strategies to Repair Injured Spinal Cord
Presented by:
Yu-Shang Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosciences
Lerner Research Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 3 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Adolescent Cannabis Exposure and Cognitive Impairment: A Role for Astrocytes
Presented by:
Mikhail Pletnikov, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
Director, Laboratory of Behavioral Neurobiology and Neuroimmunology
Director, Brain Science Institute Behavioral Core
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Neural Circuits of Dexterity
Presented by:
Adam Hantman, PhD
Group Leader
Janelia Farm Research Campus
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Ashburn, VA

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Neurotoxicity of Gulf War Deployment: The Neuropsychological and Neuroimaging Correlates
Presented by:
Kimberly Sullivan, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Department of Environmental Health
Boston, MA

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2017, 4 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Axon Degeneration: Molecular Mechanism and Therapeutic Implications
Presented by:
Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD
Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor
Department of Developmental Biology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: TBA
Presented by:
Hedy Kober, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Psychiatry, Dept of Psychology
Cognitive Science Program
Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
Yale University School of Medicine
Director, Clinical & Affective Neuroscience
New Haven, CT

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Putting Phasic Dopamine Release and Behavior into Context
Presented by:
Matthew Wanat, PhD
University of Texas at San Antonio
UTSA Neurosciences Institute
Department of Biology
San Antonio, TX

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Dissecting Neural Circuits Underlying Sensory and Motor Behaviors Using the CANE Technology
Presented by:
Fan Wang, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Cell Biology
Department of Neurobiology
Duke University Medical Center

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Macrophage-Microglia Communication in Spinal Cord Injury
Presented by:
Samuel David, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Influences of Neuronal Activity on Pain and Regeneration After Spinal Cord Injury
Presented by:
Armin Blesch, PhD
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Indiana Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Group
Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Date: Friday, June 23, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Learned and Innate Emotional Processing in the Mouse Amygdala
Presented by:
Jun Liu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta University
Augusta, GA

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: The Role of Vision to Describe and Support Cancer Image Interpretation
Presented by:
Mark Zarella, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: From Small Molecules to BIG data: New Leads on Nicotine and Alcohol Addiction
Presented by:
Olivier George, PhD
Associate Professor
CoDirector ARC Animal Core
Department of Neuroscience
Scripps VIVO Scientific Profile
La Jolla, CA

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Patient-Specific Hypothalamic Neurons to Elucidate Human Obesity
Presented by:
Claudia A. Doege, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
Member, Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
Columbia University
Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion
New York, NY

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Intermittent Low Oxygen Therapy: A Breathtaking Approach to Enhance Motor Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury
Presented by:
Randy D. Trumbower, PT, PhD
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Cambridge, MA

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017, 3 p.m.
Seminar Topic: TRIM Proteins Connect Filopodia to Axon Guidance
Presented by:
Stephanie Gupton, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: The Role of the Supramammillary Nucleus in Reward and Beyond
Presented by:
Satoshi Ikemoto, PhD
Senior Investigator
Chief, Neurocircuitry of Motivation Section
Behavioral Neuroscience Research Branch
Intramural Research Program
NIDA/NIH
Baltimore, MD

2016 Neurobiology & Anatomy Seminars

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic:  Sex Differences in Stress Responses: From Molecules to Circuits
Presented by:
Debra Bangasser, PhD
Assistant Professor
Temple University
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program
Philadelphia, PA

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Preclinical Strategies for Spinal Cord Injury
Presented by:
Wolfram Tetzlaff, MD, PhD
Professor, Departments of Zoology & Surgery
John and Penny Ryan BC Leadership Chair
Director of ICORD, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries
University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health
Blusson Spinal Cord Centre
Vancouver, BC
Canada

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Role of Mitochondria in the Oxidative Stress of Alzheimer Disease
Presented by:
George Perry, PhD
Dean and Professor
Semmes Foundation Distinguished University Chair in Neurobiology College of Sciences
The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Synaptic Functions of Psychiatric Disorder Risk Molecules
Presented by:
Peter Penzes, PhD
Professor in Physiology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: A Novel Role for Formin-mediated Microtubule Stabilization Pathways in Amyloid-beta Synaptotoxicity
Presented by:
Francesca Bartolini, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
New York, NY

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Microtubule-based Transport in Neurons
Presented by:
Jill Wildonger, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Birth and Diversity of Midbrain Dopamine Neurons
Presented by:
Rajeshwar Awatramani
Associate Professor
Dept. of Neurology and Ctr. for Genetic Medicine
Scientific Director, Transgenic and Targeted Mutagenesis Laboratory
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Date: Monday, April 11, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Biomaterials for Cell Transplantation and Drug Delivery for Spinal Cord Injury
Presented by:
Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD
Joseph and Florence Farrow Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Vice Dean for Research - School of Engineering and Applied Science
Co-Director of the Center of Regenerative Medicine
Washington University
St Louis, MO

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Reversing Cortical Interneuron Deficits in Animal Models
Presented by:
Patricio O'Donnell, MD, PhD
Senior Research Fellow
Head, Psychiatry Discovery Research
Neuroscience Research Unit
Pfizer, Inc
Cambridge, MA

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Enhancing Goal-Directed Behavior in Mice
Presented by:
Eleanor H. Simpson, PhD
Research Scientist VI
New York State Psychiatric Inst
Assistant Professor, Columbia University Med Coll
New York, NY

Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Neural Mechanisms Underlying Effort-Related Decision Making: Implications for Psychiatric Illness
Presented by:
Stanley B. Floresco, PhD
Professor
Department of Psychology
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Regulation of Microtubule Plus-end Dynamics in Growth Cone Motility
Presented by:
Laura Anne Lowery, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 9–10 a.m. (followed by discussion 10 a.m.–12 p.m.)
Seminar Topic: Axol Bioscience, Your Discovery Stems From Here (iPSCs Technology and Its Application)
Presented by:
Naomi Wessel-Carpenter
Director of Commercial Development
Axiol Bioscience, Inc.
Location: Conference Room #261

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Initial Clinical Trials of hESC-Derived Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells in Subacute Spinal Cord Injury
Presented by:
Edward Wir, III, M.D., PhD
Chief Medical Officer
Asterias Biotherapeurics, Inc
Fremont, CA

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Neural Devices to Promote Plasticity and Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury
Presented by:
Chet Moritz, PhD
Allen Distinguished Investigator
Associate Professor
Division of Physical Therapy
Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics
Deputy Director, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering
Faculty, Program in Neuroscience
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: The Addicted Synapse: Molecular Mechanisms of Drug-Induced Plasticity
Presented by:
David Dietz, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
University at Buffalo
State University of New York
Buffalo, NY

Date: Monday, July 11, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Cell Type- and Circuit-Specific Epigenetic Mechanisms in Addiction
Presented by:
Gregory Sartor, PhD
Post Doctoral Associate
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Miami
Miami, FL

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Dissecting Aversive 5-HT Circuits in the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis
Presented by:
Catherine Marcinkiewcz, PhD
Post Doctoral Research Associate
Department of Pharmacology and the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies
The University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Dissecting the Molecular and Circuit Based Mechanisms of Drug Addiction
Presented by:
Erin Calipari, PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
New York, NY

Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016 , 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Chemo/Optogenetic Dissection of Neural Circuitry Gouverning Food Intake
Presented by:
Yunlei Yang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neuroscience and Physiology
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Dissecting Opioid Circuits in Motivated Behaviors
Presented by:
Ream Al-Hasani, PhD
Instructor
Department of Anesthesiology
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Unlocking Mechanisms of Motor Neuron Disease
Presented by:
Katharina Quinlan, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Northwestern Medecine
Chicago, IL

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Unlocking Mechanisms of Motor Neuron Disease
Presented by:
Sarah Mondello, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurological Surgery
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Identifying Extrinsic and Intrinsic Factors that Influence Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury
Presented by:
Ona Bloom, PhD
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Hempstead, NY

Date: Friday, November 18, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Shedding Light on the Brainstem and Midbrain Control of Locomotion
Presented by:
Frédéric Bretzner, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
Centre Hospitalier de l'Université Laval (CHUL)
Québec (Québec)
Canada G1V 4G2

Date: December 20, 2016, 12 p.m.
Seminar Topic: Cardiac Autonomic and Diastolic Function Following Spinal Cord Injury
Presented by:
Hisham Sharif, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Brock University
St. Catharines, ON
Canada

 
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