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Archived: Spring 2014

Archived Seminars

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2014
 Thursday, January 9, 2014 Benjamin Wolozin, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor,
Department of Pharmacology & Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Viewing Neurodegeneration Beyond the Tangles: Stress granules and Neurodegeneration.
 

4:00 PM
R3, 203

Host: Nick Brustovetsky

Student Seminar
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Grace Santa Cruz Chavez
Candidate for Ph.D.,
Medical Neuroscience Major
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
Sexual dimorphism in aortic baroreceptor afferents in rat.

4:00 PM
R3, 203

Advisor: John Schild

Student Seminar
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Nipun Chopra
Candidate for Ph.D.,
Medical Neuroscience Major
Department of Psychiatry
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

MicroRNA regulation of proteins implicated in the generation of A-beta.

4:00 PM
R3, 203

Advisor: Deb Lahiri

Thursday, January 30, 2014 Amber Mosley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
Regulation of cryptic transcription by the phosphatase Rtr1.

4:00 PM
R3, 203

 

Student Seminar
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Marisol Resendiz
Candidate for Ph.D.,
Medical Neuroscience Major
Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN 
DNA Methylation and Neural Development in a mouse model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

4:00 PM
R3, 2013

Advisor: Feng Zhou

 Thursday, February 20, 2014  Phillip G. Popovich, Ph.D.
Professor,
Department of Neuroscience
Director, Center for Brain & Spinal Cord Repair (CBSCR)
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Autonomic Dysreflexia Causes Chronic Immune Suppression after Spinal Cord Injury.

4:00 PM
R3, 203

Host: Xiao-Ming Xu

Thursday, February 27, 2014
Patrick Dougherty, Ph.D.
Professor,
Associate Division Head for Research,
Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine,
Department of Anesthesia & Pain Medicine Research,
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Clinical and Preclinical Studies on Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy.

4:00 PM
R3, 203

Host: Michael Vasko

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Kathleen K. Sulik, Ph.D.
Professor,
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Imaging the brain and face in a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders mouse model.

4:00 PM
R3, 203

Host: Gerry Oxford

Student Seminar
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Melissa Walker
Candidate for Ph.D.,
Medical Neurosciences Major
Department of Neurological Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Combinational treatment approach for Contusive Spinal Cord Injury.

4:00 PM
R3, 203

Advisor: Xiao-Ming Xu

Dissertation Defense
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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

Involvement of collapsin response mediator protein 2 in posttraumatic sprouting in acquired epilepsy.

1:30 PM
R2, 101

Advisor: Rajesh Khanna

Thursday, March 20, 2014  Ken D. McCarthy, Ph.D.
Professor,
Department of Pharmacology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC
 Exploring the Role of Astrocyte GPCR Signaling Cascades in Physiology and Behavior.

4:00 pm
R3, 203

Host: Gerry Oxford

Dissertation Defense
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Rena M. Meadows
Candidate for Ph.D. in Medical Neuroscience
Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Effects of electrical stimulation and testosterone on regeneration-associated gene expression and functional recovery in a rat model of sciatic nerve crush injury.

3:30 PM
R3, 203

Advisor: Kathryn J. Jones

Thursday, April 3, 2014  Gail V.W. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor,
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
The Role of Nrf2 and Selective Autophagy in the Turnover of Tau: Implications for Alzheimer Disease.

4:00 PM
R3, 203

Host: Nick Brustovetsky

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kevin J. Staley, M.D.
Neurologist and Chief,
Pediatric Neurology Service, MGH Department of Neurology
Joseph P. & Rose F. Kennedy
Professor of Child Neurology and Mental Retardation,
Harvard Medical School
Charlestown, MA 

Are you only using 75% of your brain? New roles for the extracellular matrix in GABA signaling and seizures.

12:00 PM
R3, 203

Host: Xiaoming Jin

Thursday, April 24, 2014 Subhash C. Pandey, Ph.D.
Professor, Biochemistry in Psychiatry
Professor, Anatomy & Cell Biology
Director, Neuroscience Alcoholism Research
VA Career Scientist
University of Illinois at Chicago and
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Anxiety and Alcoholism: A Perspective from Epigenetic and Molecular studies.

12:00 PM
GH, 1030

Host: William McBride

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Julie A. Kauer, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology, and Neuroscience
Brown University
Providence, RI

Drugs, stress and synaptic plasticity in the dopamine reward system.

12:00 PM
GH, 1030

Host: Gerry Oxford

Thursday, May 8, 2014 Reesha Patel
Candidate for Ph.D.,
Medical Neuroscience Major
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
Differential Modulation of Nav1.1 and Nav1.6 by Epilepsy-Associated Mutations.

12:00 PM
GH, 1030

Advisor: Ted Cummins

Thursday, May 15, 2014

John Huguenard, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Standford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

Real time optogenetic control of seizures in a focal epilepsy.

12:00 PM
GH, 1030

Host: Xiaoming Jin

Final Dissertation Defense
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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

Sphingosine 1-phosphate enhances excitability of sensory neurons through sphingosine 1-phosphate receptors 1 and/or 3.

2:00 PM
R2, 101

Advisor: Grant Nicol

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Yuiry M. Usachev, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

 Mitochondrial Ca2+ Signaling in Nociceptor Plasticity and Neuronal Toxicity: New Molecules and Functions.

12:00 PM
GH, 1030

Host: Nick Brustovetsky

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