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Archived: Spring 2013

Archived Seminars

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2013
 Thursday, January 10, 2013 Karl Kandler, Ph.D.
Director of Auditory Research Group
Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Synaptic reorganization of an inhibitory pathway in the auditory system.


4:00 pm
R3, 203

Host: Eri Hashino

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Elias Aizenman, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
E1456-BST
Pittsburgh, PA

A Zinc-Potassium Continuum in Neuronal Apoptosis.

4:00 pm
R3, 203

Host: Rajesh Khanna

Thursday, January 31, 2013 Faculty Candidate
Kamal Sharma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurobiology
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Neural Control of Motor Behaviors: Lessons from Development.

4:00 pm
R3, 203

Host: Gerry Oxford

Special Seminar
Monday, February 18, 2013 
Craig M. Powell, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Neulrolgy & Neurotherapeutics and Psychiatry
Neuroscience Graduate Program
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Molecules to Potental Therapeutics.

12:00 Noon
R3, 203

Hosts: Stark Institute and the Department of Pediatrics

Thursday, February 21, 2013 Michael Sofroniew, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neurobiology
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Essential functions of the astroglial scar and strategies for spinal cord injury repair.

4:00 pm
R3, 203

Hots: Xiao-Ming Xu

Student Seminar
Thursday, March 14, 2013

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

Social Familiarity as a mechanism for reducing anxiety behavior in rats.

4:00 pm
R3, 203

Advisor: Bill Truitt

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Diomedes E. Logothetis, Ph.D.
Professor Department Head
Physiology and Biophysics
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Richmond, VA

Mechanistic insights into the regulation of potassium channels by phosphoinositides.

4:00 pm
R3, 203

Host: Fletcher White

Special Seminar
Thursday, April 11, 2013

P. Kay Wagoner, Ph.D.
President
P. Kay Wagoner Discovery and
Development Consulting, LLC.
Chapel Hill, NC
 Considering Career Options?  Is Biotech an Option for You?

4:00 pm
R3, 203

Hosts: Gerry Oxford and Rajesh Khanna

Special Seminar
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Faculty Candidate
Ana Carneiro, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Department of Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 
Integrin modulation of the serotonin system: Protein-protein interactions reveal novel signaling pathways influencing central nervous system serotonin homeostasis.
4:00 pm
R2, 101

Host: Gerry Oxford
Special Seminar
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Robert M. Veatch, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Ethics
The Kennedy Institute of Ethics
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Equipoise in Clinical Trials: The Moral Justification of Randomization and Why It Fails.


4:00 pm
R3, 203

Hosts: PHTX/BIOETHICS/SNRI

 Thursday, May 2, 2013
Gabriela K. Popescu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Anesthesiology
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY
NMDA receptors: of moving parts and mechanism.

4:00 pm
R3, 203

Host: Eri Hashino

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Thomas F. J. Martin, Ph.D.
Wasson Professor of Biochemistry
WARF Earl W. Sutherland Professor
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Steering vesicles into fusion for regulated secretion.

4:00 pm
R3, 203

Host: Debbie Thurmond

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Joanna C. Jen, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology
UCLA School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
RNA metabolism in pontocerebellar hypoplasia with spinal muscular atrophy.

4:00 pm
R3, 203

Host: Rajesh Khanna

Thursday, May 23, 2013 Michael A. Colicos, Ph.D.
AHFMR Scholar
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Using neuronal/silicon interfacing technology to reveal mechanisms underlying autism and epilepsy.

4:00 pm
R3, 203

Host: Andy Hudmon

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