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Monday, January 8th

Bioinformatics 1131

Amelia Cuarenta, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Georgia State University. “Early life experience alters motivated behaviors: a role for genetic mechanisms.”
Tuesday, January 16th

Bioinformatics 1131

Laura Rupprecht, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Researcher, Duke University. “A gut cell for food reward”
Monday, January 22nd

(Zoom only Seminar)

Dr. Ulrich Zimmermann, Ph.D., Professor, University Hospital Dresden, Dept. of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, kbo Isar-Amper-Klinikum Munich, Dept. of Addiction Medicine and Psychotherapy.

Dr. Maik Spreer, Ph.D., Professor, University Hospital Dresden, Dept. of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy.

“A human laboratory test system to screen new medications for alcoholism: Effects of Naltrexone and Acamprosate on operant alcohol self-administration”

Monday, January 29th

Bondurant Hall G100

Rafiq Huda, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience Rutgers University. “Brain circuits mediating interindividual differences in alcohol-related behaviors”
Monday, February 5th 

MacNider 321

Mathieu Wimmer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Temple University. “Exploring mechanisms underlying addiction vulnerability using multigenerational animal models of substance use”
Tuesday, February 20th

1131 Bioinformatics

4:00 PM Seminar

Laura Brockway Ferguson, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin. “Blood talks: Harnessing gene expression patterns to understand brain function”
Monday, February 26th

Pagano Conference Room- Lineberger Cancer Center

Emily Sullivan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Robinson Lab), Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Effects of adolescent intermittent ethanol exposure on cortical perineuronal net and parvalbumin expression in adulthood significantly mediate behavioral inflexibility”

 

Sarah Sizer, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (McElligott Lab), Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Intermittent access promotes sex-specific dysregulation of reward circuits”

Monday, March 11th

MacNider 321

Leslie Morrow, Ph.D., John Andrews Distinguished Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacology. “Why should you care about your endogenous pregnane steroids?”
Monday, March 25th 

Pagano Conference Room- Lineberger Cancer Center

Joyce Besheer, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Associate Director, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Investigating interactions between stress coping and alcohol sensitivity”
Monday, April 8th 

Bondurant Hall G100

Graziano Pinna, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. “A neurosteroid-based precision medicine for neuropsychiatric disorders”
Monday, April 22nd 

Pagano Conference Room- Lineberger Cancer Center

Angela Ozburn, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine, Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program. “Neural substrates of binge drinking”
Monday, May 20th 

1131 Bioinformatics

*Bowles Award*

Harriet De Wit, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago. “Effects of drugs on social closeness”