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Archived: Spring 2012 Seminars

Archived Seminars

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2012
Student Seminar
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Chao Li
Candidate for Ph.D.
Medical Neuroscience Major
Department of Pharmacology & Tocicology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN 

Sphingosine 1-Phosphate (S1P) Modulate Excitability of Sensory Neurons through S1P Receptors. 

4:00 pm
R2, 101

Advisor: Grant Nicol

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dan Minor, Ph.D. 
Professor
Departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics,
Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Cardiovascular Research Institute
University of California
San Francisco, CA

Structural insights into ion channel function and modulation.

4:00 pm
R2, 101

Host: Rajesh Khanna

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Timothy H. Murphy, Ph.D.
Professor
Departments of Psychiatry,
Cellular and Physiological Sciences
Graduate Program in Neuroscience
The University of British Columbia
Canada

Widespread mapping of mouse brain functional connectivity using light.

4:00 pm
R2, 101

Host: Xiaoming Jin

Student Seminar
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Rena Meadows
Candidate for Ph.D.

Medical Neuroscience Major
Department of Neurology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

An in vitro and in vivo model of schwannomatosis-related pain. 

4:00 pm
R2, 101

Advisor: Cynthia Hingtgen

Thursday, February 16, 2012 Kenneth Hensley, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor and
Director of Research
Department of Pathology
University of Toledo Medical Center
Toledo, OH
 Emerging Biological Importance of Central Nervous System Lanthionines.

4:00 pm
R2, 101

Host: Rajesh Khanna

Monday, March 1, 2012   James O. McNamara, M.D.
Duke School of Medicine Professor of Neurosciences

Director, Center for Translational Neuroscience
Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC

Does vesicular zinc regulate plasticity of synapses?


4:00 pm
R2, 101

Host: Xiaoming Jin

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ebenezer Yamoah, Ph.D.
Professor

Department of Otolaryngology – Medicine
Center for Neuroscience
College of Biological Sciences
University of California
Davis, CA

Exploiting the "battery" of the inner ear to drive cells in the cochlea.


4:00 pm
R2, 101

Host: Gerry Oxford

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Chenqi Tao
Candidate for Ph.D.
Medicial Neuroscience Major
Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN 

Proteoglycan Regulation of Early Postnatal Retinal Astrocyte Development & Angiogenesis. 

4:00 pm
R2, 101

Advisor: Xin Zhang

Master's Thesis Defense
Monday, March 19, 2012

Jennifer LeVora
Candidate for Master's
Medical Neuroscience Major
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN 

The role of SMFs in metal-induced whole animal vulnerability and dopamine neuron degeneration in Caenorhabditis elegans. 

2:00 pm
R2, 101

Advisor: Richard Nass

Thursday, March 22, 2012

 Candace Floyd, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,
and Neurobiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Modeling Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: A tale of gains and pains.

4:00 pm
R2, 101

Host: Xiao-Ming Xu

Thursday, March 29, 2012

 Seema Tiwari-Woodruff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
UCLA Multiple Sclerosis Program,
Brain Research Institute
Department of Neurology
Los Angeles, CA

 Yes! We Can -Remyelinate with Estrogen Receptor Beta Ligands.

4:00 pm
R2, 101

Host: Rajesh Khanna

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Polina Feldman
Candidate for Ph.D.
Medical Neuroscience Major
Department of Anesthesiology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
 

 Alarmin(g) News about Neuropathic Pain: The Role of HMGB1.

4:00 pm
R2, 101

Advisor: Fletcher White

Thursday, April 26, 2012 Matthew Kelley, Ph.D.
Chief, Laboratory of Cochlear Development
Senior Investigator & Chief,
Section on Developmental Neuroscience
National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
Regulation of Cell Fate and Patterning in the Mammalian Cochlea.

4:00 pm
R2, 101

Host: Eri Hashino

Thursday, May 3, 2012 Roger J. Colbran, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN
Bidirectional synaptic CaMKII signaling mechanisms.

4:00 pm
R2, 101

Host: Andy Hudmon

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Baljit S. Khakh, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology, CHS 53-359

David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California
Los Angeles
Novel astrocyte calcium signal: properties and function.

4:00 pm
R2, 101

Host: Rajesh Khanna

Thursday, May 24, 2012

David Borsook, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia
Director of the Center for Pain and the Brain
Children’s Hospital Boston
Boston, MA

Imaging Pain: Translational Science.

4:00 pm
R2, 101

Host: Fletcher White

Dissertation Defense
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Justin M. Long
Cadidate, Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Neuroscience
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

 

 Novel regulation of neuronal genes implicated in Alzheimer disease by microRNA.

11:00 am
R3, 203

Advisor: Debomoy Lahiri

Dissertation Defense
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Susan K. Conroy
Candidate, Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Neuroscience
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
 

Chemotherapy, Estrogen, and Cognition: Neuroimaging and Genetic Variation. 

4:00 pm
R2, 101

Advisor: Andrew Saykin

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