Archived: Fall 2016

Archived Seminars


Fall 2016 Seminars and Events

Special Seminar: Thursday, September 15th @ 12:00 Noon in NB-101: Colin Franz, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Resident, Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Title: Emerging Strategies to Promote Peripheral Nerve Regeneration: Brief Electrical Stimulation and Botulinum Toxins.
Host: Flora Hammond
Sponsors: Depts. Physical Medicine & Rehab, ANAT & SNRI

Special Seminar: Thursday, September 29th @ 12:00 Noon in NB-101: Brandon Oberlin, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor of Neurology, IUSM
Title: Choices: Neuro-behavioral Economics and Addiction.


Thursday, October 6th @ 12:00 Noon in NB-101: Joey Contreras, Ph.D. Candidate in Medical Neurosciences Graduate Program, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, IUSM

Title: Using Brain Connectomics to Characterize Neurodegeneration.
Advisor: Andrew Saykin

Thursday, October 13th @ 12:00 Noon in NB-101: Jeffrey Milbrandt, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Genetics, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Title: Axonal Health: Metabolism Takes Center Stage.
Host: Fletcher White 

Thursday, October 20th @ 12:00 Noon in NB-101: Gopal Thinakaran, Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology, Neurology, and Pathology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Title: Alzheimer’s disease beta secretase trafficking dynamics in health and disease.
Host: Debomoy Lahiri

Thursday, October 27th @ 12:00 Noon in NB-101: Jorge Jose, Dr., Sc., James H. Rudy Distinguished Professor of Physics, IU Bloomington, Adjunct Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology, IUPUI
Title: On how the Statistical Properties of Human Motions, looked at millisecond time scales, Can Reveal Quantitative Autism Biomarkers.
Host: Debomoy Lahiri


Thursday, November 3rd @ 12:00 Noon in NB-101: P. Hemachandra Reddy, Ph.D. Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer of Garrison Institute on Aging, Professor of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Neuroscience/Pharmachology and Neurology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas
Title: Are Mitochondria Protective Against Amyloid Beta-induced Synaptic Damage in Alzheimer's Disease?
Host: Nick Brustovesky

Thursday, November 10th @ 12:00 Noon in NB-101: Brady Atwood, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Pharmacology & Toxicology, IUSM
Title: Exploring synapse-specific synaptic depression in action selection neurocircuits.
Host: Debomoy Lahiri

Public Dissertation Defense: Tuesday, November 29th @ 1:30 PM in GH-1353 B: Nipun Chopra, Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Neurosciences, Department of Psychiatry, IUSM
Title: The microRNA-mediated regulation of proteins implicated in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease.
Advisor: Debomoy Lahiri


Thursday, December 1st @ 12:00 Noon in GH-Auditorium: Jenny Driver, M.D., MPH, Associate Physician, Bringham and Women’s Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Title:“ A Small Protein with Big Implications for Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease and Aging."
Host: Andrew Saykin 

Thursday, December 8th @ 12:00 Noon in NB-101: Gary Brenner, MD, Ph.D., Director, MGH Pain Medicine Fellowship, Associate Professor Department of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Title: TBD.
Host: Fletcher White

Public Dissertation Defense: Tuesday, December 13th @ 2:00 PM in NB-101: Daniel Levey, Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Neurosciences, Department of Psychiatry, SNRI, IUSM
Title: Towards Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry: Focus on Suicide.
Advisor: Alexander Niculescu

Thursday, December 15th @ 12:00 PM in NB-101: Kacie Deters, Ph.D. Candidate in the Medical Neurosciences Graduate Program, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, SNRI, IUSM
Title: Plasma tau in Alzheimer’s disease.
Advisor: Andrew Saykin

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