Neurosciences Research Seminars and Events

Archived Seminars

Summer 2017 Seminars and Events

Thursday, June 1st @ Noon in NB 101: Linda J. Van Eldik, Ph.D., Professor, with tenure, Regular Title Series, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Department of Neuroscience, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY

Title: “From Concussion to Dementia: Targeting Dysregulated Brain Inflammation”
Host: Michelle Block

Public Dissertation Defense: Thursday, June 1st @ 2:00 PM in NB-101: Marisol Resendiz, Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Neurosciences, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, IUSM
Advisor: Feng Zhou

Thursday, June 8th @ Noon in NB 101: Kurt F. Hauser, Ph.D., Wazeter Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
Title: “Cellular and molecular basis of opiate drug-induced exacerbation of HIV-associated pathology in the striatum and hippocampus”
Host: Fletcher White

*Student Seminar* Thursday, June 15th @ Noon in NB 101: Sreeparna Majumdar, Candidate for Ph.D. in Medical Neurosciences, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, IUSM
Title: “Resolving the essential neural circuits of Social Familiarity Induced Anxiolysis (SoFiA)”
Advisor: William Truitt 

Public Dissertation Defense: Thursday, June 29th @ 2:30 PM in NB-101: Kacie D. Deters, Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Neurosciences, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, IUSM
Advisor: Andy Saykin

Thursday, May 4th @ 12 Noon in NB-101: Samy Meroueh, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Stark Neuroscience Research InstituteIUSM
Title: “Small-molecule protein-protein interaction antagonists for chemical neurobiology and drug discovery”
Host: Fletcher White 

Thursday, May 11th @ Noon in NB 101: Kelly Cosgrove, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Department of Neurosciences, Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Title: “Imaging inflammation in addictive disorders with PET: Clinical implications and challenges”
Host: Karmen Yoder

*Student Seminar* Thursday, May 25th @ Noon in NB 101: Evgeny Jenya Chumin, Candidate for Ph.D. in Medical Neurosciences, Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, IUSM
Title: “Application of Diffusion MRI in Comorbid Cigarette and Alcohol Dependence”
Advisor: Karmen Yoder

Spring 2017 Seminars and Events

*Cancelled* Thursday, April 6th @ 12 Noon in NB-101: Roman Giger, Ph.D., George Linius Streeter Collegiate Professor, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology and Neurology, University of Michigan School of Medicine

Title: “Immune-Mediated Neural Repair Mechanisms in the Injured Adult Mammalian Central Nervous System”
Host: Armin Blesch 

*Special Seminar* Friday, April 7th @ 1:00 PM in GH Auditorium: Karl Herrup, Ph.D., Head of Life Sciences, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Title: “Alzheimer never did the control: re-thinking the disease that bears his name”
Hosts: Bruce Lamb & Gary Landreth

Thursday, April 13th @ 12 Noon in NB-101: Nicole Ashpole, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Phamacology, Research Assistant Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy Department of Biomolecular Sciences, The University of Mississippi
Title: “A Continued Role for IGF-1 in Regulating Learning and Memory After Development”
Host: Andy Hudmon 

Thursday, April 20th @ 12 Noon in R3-C203 Auditorium: Jonathon Godbout, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Co-Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair, The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
Title: “Consequences of Microglial Mediated Recruitment of Inflammatory Monocytes to the Brain with Psychological Stress”
Host: Fletcher White and Vergil Stoelting

*Student Seminar* Thursday, April 27th @ 12 Noon in GH-Auditorium: Liangping Li, Candidate for Ph.D. in Medical Neurosciences, Department of Psychiatry, IUSM
Title: “Role of PSD95 and nNOS Binding in the Regulation of Conditioned Fear”
Advisor: Anantha Shekhar

Thursday, March 2nd @ 12 Noon in NB-101: David Clark, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Anesthesia, Stanford University, Associate Chief of Staff for Research at the VA Palo Alto, California
Title: "Chronic Pain after Trauma: Neuroimmune Considerations”
Host: Fletcher White

Thursday, March 16th @ 12 Noon in NB-101: Paul Territo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, IUSM
Title: “Initial characterization of [11C]-GSK-1482160 as a radioligand targeting P2X7 receptors during neuroinflammation”

Thursday, March 30th @ 12 Noon in NB-101: Anthony J. Baucum II, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, IUSM
Title: “Spinophilin signaling in Parkinson disease, drug abuse, and obesity: A tale of two cell types”

Thursday, February 2nd @ 12:00 Noon in NB-101: Richard Ransohoff, M.D., VP  & Senior Research Fellow, Neuroimmunology, Biogen

Title: Microglia are brain cells. Next question.
Host: Fletcher White 

Thursday, February 9th @ 12:00 Noon in NB-101: Wesley Smith, Ph.D., Shaler-Richardson Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Florida
Title: “Phontoreceptor Signaling: New Connections and New Pathways for Old Friends"
Host: Maria Grant

Thursday, February 23rd @ 12 Noon in NB-101: Faculty Candidate, Jim Leverenz, M.D., Director of the Cleveland Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, and the Joseph Hahn, M.D. Endowed Chair of the Cleveland Clinic – Neurological Institute
Title: “How do you define a disease: Lessons from Neurodegeneration”
Host: Bruce Lamb

*Special Seminar* Tuesday, February 28th @ 1200 Noon in NB-101: Matthew Rasband, Ph.D., Vivian L. Smith Endowed Chair in Neuroscience; Professor of Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, and Molecular & Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Title: “The functional organization of axons in health and disease”
Host: Bruce Lamb

*Student Seminar* Thursday, January 12th @ 12:00 Noon in NB-101: Betsy Lungwitz, Candidate for Ph.D. Medical Neurosciences, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, IUSM
Title: “I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends: Reductions in Anxiety Through Social Familiarity”
Advisor: William Truitt

Thursday, January 19th @ 12:00 Noon in NB-101: Hongxia Ren, Ph.D., Assisitant Professor of Pediatrics, Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, IUSM
Title: “Investigating neuroendocrine regulatory mechanisms for energy balance and glucose homeostasis”

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