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Archived: Spring 2015

SPRING SEMESTER 2015

Student Seminar
Thursday, January 15, 2015 

Betsy Lungwitz
Candidate for Ph.D.,
Medical Neurosciences Major
Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Identifying Psychosocial Deficits in a Model of Blast Induced Brain Injury.


12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Advisor: Bill Truitt

 Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pedro P. Irazoqui, Ph.D.
Associate Head for Research,
Associate Professor,
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director, Center for Implantable Devics
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Implantable Networks of Wireless Nanoelectronic Implants.


 


12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Gerry Oxford

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Facutly Candidate
Guillermo Garcia-Alias, Ph.D.
Assistant Researcher
Professor V. Reggie Edgerton Laboratory
Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
University of California
Los Angeles, CA

Remodeling the spinal cord connectivity for the recovery of skilled hand function.


12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Xiao-Ming Xu

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Val J. Watts, Ph.D.
Interim Head & Professor,
Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Complex GPCR-Adenylyl Cyclase Signaling Pathways: Biochemical, Genetic, and Small Molecule Approaches.


12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Fletcher White

 Thursday, February 19, 2015

Michael J. Bell, M.D.
Professor, Critical Care Medicine, Neurological Surgery, and Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Neurocritical Care
Director, Pediatric Neurotrauma Center
Associate Director, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Pediatric TBI in 2015 - Where are we now and where are we going?

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Fletcher White

Student Seminar
Thursday, February 26, 2015 
Melissa Walker
Candidate for Ph.D.,
Medical Neurosciences Major
Department of Neurological Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
Bioengineered Hydrogel Combinational Therapy for Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Advisor: Xiao-Ming Xu

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Zhongming Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN

Imaging and Decoding Brain Activity.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Fletcher White

Student Seminar
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Aarti Chawla 
Candidate for Ph.D.,
Medical Neurosciences Major
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

 

Calcium/Calmodulin-dependent protein kinase regulation of glutamate uptake in astrocytes.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Advisor: Andy Hudmon

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Peter T. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and R.C. Durr Chair of Alzheimer's Disease Research
Department of Pathology,
Division of Neuropathology
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Alzheimer's disease mimics and human brain aging.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Debomoy Lahiri

 Thursday, April 2, 2015
Randy Kardon, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology,
Director of Iowa City VA Center for Prevention and Treatment of Visual Loss,
Pomerantz Family Chair of Ophthalmology,
Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa
Acute and Chronic Ocular Biomarkers in Traumatic Brain Injury.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Advisor: Michael Boulton

Student Seminar
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Daniel Levey
Candidate for Ph.D.,
Medical Neurosciences Major
Department of Psychiatry
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN 

Biomarkers as Enablers of Precision Medicine for Psychiatry.


12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Advisor: Alexander Niculescu

Student Seminar
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Marisol Resendiz
Candidate for Ph.D.,
Medical Neurosciences Major
Departments of Anatomy & Cell Biology,
Medical Neuroscience, and Psychology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Epigenetics and Neurodevelopment: the Role of Alcohol and Methionine Metabolism.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Advisor: Feng Zhou

Thursday, April 23, 2015
CANCELLED

Joel A. Black, Ph.D.
Associate Director,
PVA/EPVA Neuroscience and Regeneration
Research Center of Yale University
Research Scientist,
Department of Neurology
Yale University School of Medicine
West Haven, CT

Voltage-gated sodium channels in non-excitable cells – function?

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Fletcher White

Thursday, April 30, 2015 Mark Zylka, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Cell Biology & Physiology
UNC Neuroscience Center
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Gene length matters in autism.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Gerry Oxford

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Jesse Gillis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Genome Center
Woodbury, NY

Gene networks made simpler than possible.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Alexander Niculescu

Thursday, May 14, 2015

James S. Thomas, P.T., Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Research
Division of Physical Therapy
Ohio University
Athens, OH

The Influence of Fear Cognitions on Motor Behavior in Low Back Pain.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Fletcher White

Special Seminar
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Brady Atwood, Ph.D.
Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellow
David Lovinger Laboratory
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Rockville, MD

The impact of drugs of abuse on opioid modulation of action selection neurocircuitry.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: SNRI & Psychiatry

Final Doctoral Dissertation Defense
Monday, July 6, 2015

Erik Dustrude
Candidate for Ph.D. in Medical Neuroscience
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Interplay between collapsin response mediator protein 2 (CRMP2) phosphorylation and sumoylation determines nav1.7 trafficking.

1:00 PM
R3, 203 Auditorium (Walther Hall)

Advisor: Rajesh Khanna, University of Arizona

Special Seminar
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Giuliano Taccola, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy
S.P.I.N.A.L. Laboratory, Udine, Italy

Reactivate spinal locomotor circuits through a multifactorial approach: insights from in vitro preparations.

12:00 PM
NB, 101 Conference Room

Host: Xiao-Ming Xu

 

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