Seminar Series

Seminar Series 2013 - 2016


January 8, 2013
Dr. Hyang-Sook Hoe
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience & Neurology
Georgetown University
"A Tetra (Ethylene Glycol) Derivative of Benzothiazole Aniline Enhances Ras Mediated Spinogenesis"

February 26, 2013
Dr. Catherine Woolley
Professor of Neurobiology
Northwestern University
"Acute Estrogen Modulation of Synapses in the Hippocampus"

March 19, 2013
Dr. Mark Mayford
Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Scripps Research Institute
California Campus
"Genetic Control of Memory Circuits"

April 2, 2013
Dr. Paul Kenny
Associate Professor of Molecular Therapeutics & Neuroscience
Scripps Research Institute
Jupiter, FL
"A Role for the Nucleus Tractus Solitarius in Nicotine Reinforcement" 

April 30, 2013
Dr. Hui Zheng
Director, Huffington Center on Aging
Professor, Departments of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
"Biological and Pathogenic Mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease:  A Mouse Model Study"

September 17, 2013
Dr. Vittorio Gallo
Director, Center for Neuroscience Research
Director, Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Center
Wolf-Pack Chair in Neuroscience
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, D.C.
"Gliogenesis and Glial Regeneration in the Adult Brain"

October 1, 2013
Dr. Kirk Erickson
Associate Professor of Psychology and Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
"Aging, Exercise and Brain Plasticity"

October 15, 2013
Dr. Devin Mueller
Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of WI - Milwaukee
"Enhancing Extinction and Inhibiting Retrieval of Cocaine-Associated Memories"

October 18, 2013
Understanding and Treating Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Symposium
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December 10, 2013
Dr. Sheryl Sorby
Professor Emerita
Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI
"Removing Barriers to Stem:  Improving Gender Differences in Spatial Skills" 

January 21, 2013
Dr. Sangram Sisodia
Thomas Reynolds Sr. Family Professor of Neurosciences
Professor, Depts of Neurobiology and Neurology
Director, Center for Molecular Neurobiology
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
"Presenilin Function in Health and Alzheimer's Disease"

February 25, 2014
Dr. Kim Huber
Department of Neuroscience
University of TX Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
"Mechanisms of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor - Dependent Synaptic Plasticity:
Implications for Cognitive Function and Dysfunction"

April 15, 2014
Dr. Stan Floresco
Professor, Dept of Psychology
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
"Uncertainty, Choice and Dopamine"

April 29, 2014
Dr. Salvatore Oddo
Senior Scientist, Banner Sun Health Research Institute-Sun City, AZ
Associate Professor, Dept Basic Medical Sciences
University of AZ College of Medicine-Phoenix, AZ
"Dissecting the Role of mTOR in Alzheimer's Disease"

May 20, 2014
Dr. Lisa Monteggia
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
"Mechanism of Rapid Antidepressant Responses"

June 10, 2014
Dr. Stephanie Dulawa
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience
University of Chicago
"Serotonin 2C Antagonists Induce Fast-Onset Antidepressant Effects"

September 16, 2014
Dr. T. Celeste Napier
Director, Center for Compulsive Behavior and Addiction
Professor, Depts of Pharmacology & Psychiatry
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
"Methamphetamine Abuse and Risk to Develop Parkinson's Disease"

November 21, 2014
Dr. Elaine Del Bel
Professor in Physiology
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
"Glial Activation is Associated with L-DOPA Induced Dyskinesia and Blocked by a Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibitor"

February 24, 2015
Dr. Mitchell Roitman
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies, Dept of Psychology
Associate Chair, Laboratory for Integrative Neuroscience
University of IL at Chicago, IL
"Phasic Dopamine Signaling:  Affective Encoding and Modulation by Motivational State and its Proxies"

March 10, 2015
Dr. Michele Kelly
Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, SC
"The Role of Phosphodiesterase 11A4 (PDE11A4) in the Formation of Social Memories and the Stabilization of Mood"

March 31, 2015
Dr. Rebecca Knickmeyer
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
"Population Neuroscience:  Genes, Environment, and the Infant Brain"

April 7, 2015
Dr. Jacqueline McGinty
Professor of Neuroscience and Interim Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
"BDNF's Suppressive Effects on Cocaine-Seeking Require NMDA Receptors and Src Family Kinase Activity in the Prefrontal Cortex during Early Withdrawal"

April 21, 2015
Dr. Charles W. Bradberry
Professor of Neuroscience & Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
"Cognitive Consequences of Chronic Cocaine Self-Administration:  Relationship to Altered Structure and Neural Encoding in Orbitofrontal Cortex"

May 13, 2015
Dr. Jelena Radulovic
Dunbar Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
"Modulation of Fear by Social Interactions"

May 19, 2015
Dr. Pablo Castillo
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rose F Kennedy Center
Bronx, NY
"Synaptic Plasticity at a Hippocampal Associative Neural Circuit"

October 27, 2015
Dr. Bruce Berkowitz
Director Small Animal MRI Facility
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI
"MRI of Rod Cell Compartment-Specific Function in Disease and Treatment in Vivo"

January 19, 2016
Dr. Eileen Luders
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Los Angeles, CA
"The Potential Impact of Meditation on the Brain"

March 8, 2016
Dr. Michael Chopp

April 5, 2016
Dr. Catherine Kaczoroski