Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Seminars will be held on Mondays, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in Koury Dental School, Room G411. Boxed lunches available at noon.

Monday, Jan. 23

Ramon Bataller, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Alcoholic Hepatitis: Translational Research to Identify Novel Targets for Therapy.”

Monday, Feb. 6

Veronica Massey, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate                     Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill

“Ethanol Exposure Increases Hepatic TLR7 Expression and Enhances the Hepatic Inflammatory Response to the TLR7 Agonist Imiquimod”

Aric Madayag, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill

“Sex and Alcohol: Effects of Adolescent Drinking on Pavlovian Conditioned Approach”

Monday, Feb. 27

Kirk Wilhelmsen, M.D., Associate Professor of Genetics and Neurology, UNC-Chapel Hill

“The Genetics of Addiction: Turning Lemons into Lemonade”

Monday, March 13

Peter Kalivas, Ph.D., Professor, Medical University of South Carolina

“Using the Neuroscience of Will Power to Understand Drug Addiction”

Monday, March 27

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

"Interneurons and inhibition in alcohol-intake and anxiolysis".

Thursday, April 6

(4 p.m. Seminar)

Rajesh C. Miranda, Ph.D., Professor, Texas A&M Health Science Center

"microRNA biomarkers and mediators of prenatal alcohol effects."

 Wednesday, April 19 (Combined Seminar with BRIC)

(2:00 PM Seminar)

 Alan Jasanoff, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Engineering, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Nuclear Science & Engineering, MIT.

" Mapping Neurochemical Dynamics with Molecular fMRI."