Spring 2014 Tuesday Mini Series





Jan. 16


Ayumi Nakamura/Josh Jennings

"A Primitive Worm-like Apoptotic Pathway in the Developing Mammalian Brain(Nakamura)

“The Inhibitory Circuit Architecture of the Lateral Hypothalamus Orchestrates Feeding” (Jennings) 

Jan. 21

Amanda Lyall/Ryan Annis

"Trajectories of Early Cortical Development in Healthy and At-Risk Children" (Lyall)

"Putting on the Brakes: How Neurons Restrict Apoptosis During Neuronal Maturation" (Annis)

Jan. 28

Amelia Bachleda/Bomi Oladosu

"Müller glia and Sox2: Growing Pains" (Bachleda) 

"Elucidating the role of MOR-1K in Opioid-induced Hyperalgesia" (Oladosu)

Feb. 4

Colleen Lonergan/Heather Decot

"NIAAA Ethanol Liver Damage Model Results in Changes of Innate Immune Gene Expression in Brain, Cerebellum, Gut, and Liver" (Lonergan)

"Optogenetic Manipulation of VTA Dopaminergic Neurons and Global Patterns of Functional Neural Connectivity" (Decot)

Feb. 11

CIDD- Mark Zylka, PhD, UNC

"Gene Length Matters in Autism"

Feb. 18

Alice Stamatakis 

 “Reciprocal Connectivity Between the VTA and Lateral Habenula Promotes Reward and Aversion”.

Feb. 25

Kristin Sellers 

"Cortical Oscillations Exhibit State-Dependent Modulation by Cortical Area and Laminar Profile"

Mar. 4

Chris Mazzone

"Chemical Genetic Modulation of Distinct Populations of Neurons in the Extended Amygdala Differentially Alter Anxiety and Fear"

Mar. 11

Leah Townsend

"The Development of Higher Visual Area Circuitry in Mouse Models of Autism Spectrum Disorders"

Mar. 18

CIDD- Stephan Sanders, PhD, UCSF

"The Genetic of Autism"

Mar. 25

Sierra Stringfield

"Glucocorticoid Receptor Modulation of Drug Context-induced Cocaine-seeking Behavior"

Apr. 1

Kenton Woodard/Katharine Liang

"Looking for Viral Variants for Retinal Gene Therapy" (Woodard)

AAV-mediated Gene Therapy in a Mouse Model of Oxidative Stress-induced Liver Disease" (Liang)

Apr. 8

CIDD- CJ Malanga, MD, PhD, UNC

“Translational Therapeutic Design for Fragile X Syndrome” 

Apr. 15

Sarah Sinnett

"Identification of Novel Molecules that Bind and Regulate AMP-activated Protein Kinase (AMPK)"

Apr. 22

Elizabeth Andersen/Lucy Kotlyanskaya

"Electrophysiological Correlates of Attentional and Affective Processing Disparities in Schizophrenia Patients and First-Degree Relatives." (Andersen)

"Disabled Regulation of Abelson Kinase Activity and Localization in Drosophila Cells" (Kotlyanskaya)

Apr. 29

Janet Berrios

 "Elucidating the Role of Ube3a in Midbrain Dopamine Circuitry" 

May 6

Career Lunch: Aaron Gerlach, PhD   (Host: Zylka)

“Deciding on Whether a Career in Pharmaceutical Industry is Right for You” 

May 13

Bruce Trapp, PhD  (Host: Matsushima)

"Microglia and Neuroprotection in the Adult Brain" 

May 20



May 27

Mariko Weber

"Investigating Neural Markers of PTSD and TBI in Veterans: An fMRI Study Characterizing Neural Networks Underlying Affective and Executive Processing Deficits" 

June 3



“Alternative Careers Talks”
Lorraine Cramer (Lecturer UNC)
Chris Moore (Chief Scientist, GlaxoSmithKline)
Cohost with Micro/Immuno


June 10



“Alternative Careers Talks”
William Janzen (Professor & Director, UNC)
Corinne Williams (Editor, Journal of Clinical Investigation JCI)
Cohost with Micro/Immuno