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Archived: Spring 2016

Archived Seminars

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2016

 Thursday, January 14, 2016 

Richard M. van Rijn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Purdue University,
College of Pharmacy
West Lafayette, IN

Delta opioid receptors – better than mu for chronic pain conditions?

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Fletcher White

Special Seminar
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Gary Landreth, Ph.D.
The Riuko and Archie G. Co-Professor of Neurosciences,
Alzheimer Research Laboratory
Case Western Reserve University,
School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH
 Nuclear Receptors as therapeutic targets in Alzheimer's Disease.

4:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Bruce Lamb

Thursday, January 21, 2016 

Quyen Q. Hoang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Old skool ways to discover new drugs for Parkinson’s disease.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

 

 Thursday, January 28, 2016
Jason S. Meyer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Retinal Ganglion Cells: Basic Science Applications and Translational Implications.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

 

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Douglas Wright, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair,
Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology,
Principal Investigator, Kansas INBRE Project
University of Kansas Medical Center 
Kansas City, KS
 The Interplay Between Diet, Exercise, and Sensation.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Fletcher White

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Zhiyong Tan, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor,
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

  Studying Nav1.7 in the chronic pain models of CIPN and SCI.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Frederick T. Chin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Director, Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Program
Director, Translational Radiopharmaceutical Sciences and Chemical Engineering Research (TRACER) Laboratory,
Department of Radiology,
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

Novel Translational Strategies for Imaging Living Brain.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Karmen Yoder

CANCELLED
Student Seminar

Thursday, February 25, 201

  Joey Contreras
Candidate for Ph.D.,
Medical Neurosciences Graduate Program
Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Exploring the human connectome in prodromal Alzheimer’s disease: Detection of neurodegenerative changes using brain connectomics.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Advisor: Andy Saykin

Public Dissertation Defense
Friday, February 26, 2016 

Lauren Federici
 Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the
Medical Neurosciences Graduate Program
Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Dissertation: Elucidating Neural Circuits Underlying Hot Flashes in an Ovariectomy Model of Menopause.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Advisor: Phlip Johnson

Public Dissertation Defense
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 
Melissa Walker
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the
Medical Neurosciences Graduate Program
Department of Neurological Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
Dissertation: combinational Treatment Approach for Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury.

10:00 AM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Advisor: Xiao-Ming Xu

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Christopher Lapish, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Psychology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
Exploring the neural basis of cognitive (dys)function in rodent models of addiction and schizophrenia.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Thomas L. Kash, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Pharmacology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Deconstructing Aversive Circuits Involved in Addiction.

 

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: AJ Baucum

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Daniel Levey
Candidate for Ph.D.,
Medical Neurosciences Graduate Program
Department of Psychiatry
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Towards Precision Medicine in Psychiatry.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Advisor: Alexander Niculescu

CANCELED
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Elena Parfenova, Ph.D.
Professor,
Department of Physiology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN

Gaseous mediators as cerebral vascular protectors (Helena Parfenova).

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Fletcher White

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Steven Estus, Ph.D.
Professor,
Department of Physiology
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Translating Alzheimer's Genetics into Pharmacologic Agents: Application to CD33.

1:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Debomoy Lahiri

Student Seminar
Thursday, April 7, 2016

Chen Chen
Candidate for Ph.D.,
Medical Neurosciences Graduate Program
Department of Neurological Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Vascular Dysfunction and Potential Mechanisms Following Cervical Spinal Cord Injury.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Advisor: Xiao-Ming Xu

Thursday, April 14, 2016  Shannon Risacher, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor,
Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Indiana Uiversity School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
Visual Measures as Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016 Rajiv R. Ratan, M.D., Ph.D.
Winifred Masterson Burke Professor,
Neurology and Neuroscience
Associate Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College
Executive Director, Burke Medical Research Institute
White Plains, NY
Twists and turns (non-helical) on the transcriptional road to oxidative neuronal death: implication for brain protection and repair.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Debomoy Lahiri

Special Seminar
Monday, April 25, 2016

Selva Baltan, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Neurosciences
Lerner Research Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH 
Epigenetics of white matter stroke.

4:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Bruce Lamb

Thursday, April 28, 2016 Anna Kenney, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Neuro-oncology Basic Research Program
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Regulation of metabolism and radiation resistance in the pediatric brain tumor medulloblastoma.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Fletcher White

Thursday, May 5, 2016 Yansheng Du, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Neurology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
The role of Pb in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Debomoy Lahiri

Thursday, May 12, 2016  Andras Hajnal, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor,
Departments of Neural & Behavioral Sciences, and Surgery
Penn State University, College of Medicine
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA
Bypassing sweets for alcohol: Taste and reward functions in rat models of gastric bypass surgery.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: David Kareken

Thursday, May 19, 2016 

Cynthia A. Lemere, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Neurology
Center for Neurologic Diseases
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Complement Activation in Alzheimer's Disease: Lessons from C3-Deficient Mice.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Debomoy Lahiri

Public Dissertation Defense
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Reesha Patel
Degree of Docotor of Philosophy in the 
Medical Neurosciences Graduate Program
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
"NAV1.1 AND NAV1.6: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES, EPILEPSY-ASSOCIATED MUTATIONS AND THERAPEUTIC TARGETS”

10:00 AM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Advisor: Ted Cummins

Special Seminar
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Gareth Howell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
The Jackson Laboratory
Bar Harbor, ME

Genetic and genomic dissection of neurodegenerative diseases: can it really all be about complement?


12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Bruce Lamb

Special Seminar
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Evan Deneris, Ph.D.
Professor and Interim Chair,
Department of Neurosciences
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH
Gene regulatory networks controlling serotonin neuron identity.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference ROom

Host: Bruce Lamb

Public Dissertation Defense
Monday, June 20, 2016 
Aarti Chawla
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the 
Medical Neurosciences Graduate Program
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN 
CAMKII REGULATION OF ASTROCYTIC GLUTAMATE UPTAKE.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Advisor: Andy Hudmon

Special Seminar
Tuesday, July 12, 2016  

Wiliam Hu, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Neurology
Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Inflammatory proteins in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders - what are biomarkers telling us?

4:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Bruce Lamb

 

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