Spring 2014 Tuesday Mini-Series

Weekly research in progress informal seminar presentations from current Neurobiology Curriculum PhD students that represent the breadth of the Curriculum

DateSpeaker(s)Title

Jan. 16

Thurs

 Ayumi Nakamura, Deshmukh Lab & Josh Jennings, Stuber Lab

"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, Gilmore Lab & Ryan Annis, Deshmukh Lab

"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, Pevny Lab & Bomi Oladosu, Nackley Lab

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

 “Elucidating the Role of MOR-1K in Opioid-induced Hyperalgesia” (Nackley)

Feb. 4 Colleen Lonergan, Crews Lab & Heather Decot, Stuber Lab

"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. 18 Alice Stamatakis, Stuber Lab “Reciprocal Connectivity Between the VTA and Lateral Habenula Promotes Reward and Aversion”
Feb. 25 Kristin Sellers, Frohlich Lab

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

Mar. 4 Chris Mazzone, Kash Lab "Chemical Genetic Modulation of Distinct Populations of Neurons in the Extended Amygdala Differentially Alter Anxiety and Fear"
Mar. 11 Leah Townsend, Smith Lab "The Development of Higher Visual Area Circuitry in Mouse Models of Autism Spectrum Disorders"
Mar. 25 Sierra Stringfield, Robinson Lab 

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

Apr. 1 Kenton Woodard, Samulski Lab & Katharine Liang, Samulski Lab "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. 15 Sarah Sinnett, Brenman Lab "Identification of Novel Molecules that Bind and Regulate AMP-activated Protein Kinase (AMPK)"
Apr. 22 Elizabeth Andersen, Belger Lab & Lucy Kotlyanskaya, Giniger Lab

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

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

Apr. 29 Janet Berrios, Philpot Lab  "Elucidating the Role of Ube3a in Midbrain Dopamine Circuitry" 
May 6 Career Lunch: Aaron C. Gerlack, Pfizer TBA
May 13 Speaker TBA, Glenn Matsushima hosting TBA
May 20 OPEN
May 27 Mariko Weber, Belger Lab TBA

June 3

12 PM

Pagano

Cohost with Micro/Immuno Career TBA

June 10

12 PM

Pagano

Cohost with Micro/Immuno Career TBA
July 15 Cell Bio & Physio TBA