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Archived: Fall 2014

FALL SEMESTER 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014 

Philip L. Johnson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Anatomy & Cell Biology
Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Hypothalamic Orexin Arousal System: Latest Target for Treating Insomnia, and Potential Target for Treating Anxiety Disorders.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

 Thursday, September 11, 2014 Michael F. Jarvis, Ph.D.
Volwiler Sr. Research Fellow,
Scientific Director
Global Medical Affairs
GPRD
AbbVie
North Chicago, IL

Target Validation for Pain: Discovery of Novel Voltage-Gated Ion Channel Blockers.
 


12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Fletcher White

Thursday, September 18, 2014 Jason Gestwicki, Ph.D.
Associate Profesor,
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease
University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Protein Homeostasis, Molecular Chaperones and Neurodegenerative Disease.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Samy Meroueh

Thursday, October 2, 2014 Faculty Candidate
Joseph F. Cheer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology,
Department of Psychiatry
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 
Endogenous cannabinoids and the pursuit of reward.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Bill McBride

 Thursday, October 9, 2014

Walter J. Lukiw, Ph.D.
Professor,
Neurology, Neuroscience and Ophthalmology
Boyd Professor of Alzheimer's Disease
LSU Neuroscience Center,
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA

Studies on non-coding RNA (ncRNA) and messenger RNA (mRNA) complexity in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the aging human brain.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Deb Lahiri

Student Seminar
Thursday, October 23, 2014 
Lauren Federici
Candidate for Ph.D.,
Medical Neurosciences Major
Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
Elucidating triggers and neurochemical circuits underlying hot flashes in an ovariectomy model of menopause.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Advisor: Philip Johnson

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Edgar T. Walters, Ph.D.
Fondren Chair in Cellular Signaling
Ray A. and Robert L. Kroc Faculty Fellow Professor,
Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
University of Texas Medical School
Houston, TX

Hyperactive Primary Nociceptors Drive Chronic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Fletcher White

Thursday, November 6, 2014 David H. Cribbs, Ph.D.
Research Professor & Associate Director,
Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurological Disorders
Co-Leader, Neuropathology Core, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC)
University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA
Immunotherapeutic Approaches for Alzheimer Disease.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Deb Lahiri

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Faculty Candidate
Armin Blesch, Ph.D.
Professor, Neurosciences
Head, Laboratory for Neuroregeneration,
Spinal Cord Injury Center,
Heidelberg University Hospital
Heidelberg, Germany

Perspectives in Spinal Cord Regeneration.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Xiao-Ming Xu

Student Seminar
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Erik Dustrude
Candidate for Ph.D.
Medical Neurosciences Major
Department of Pharmacology
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN 
SUMOylation of collapsin response mediator protein 2 alters voltage-gated sodium channel trafficking.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference ROom

Advisor: Rajesh Khanna (Univ. of Arizona)

Thursday, December 4, 2014 Heather Bradshaw, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Indiana University Bloominton
Bloomington, IN

Lipidomics of endogenous N-acyl amides provide a rich set of tools for TRP receptor deorphanization.


12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Fletcher White

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Jorge Busciglio, Ph.D.
Professor,
Department of Neurobiology & Behavior
Fellow, Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (CNLM)
University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA

Molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Down syndrome and Alzheimer disease.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Deb Lahiri

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ganesh Thakur, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Safer Medications Through Allosteric Modulation of CB1 Cannabinoid Receptor.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Anantha Shekhar

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