Department of Neurobiology

Departmental Seminar Series 2007-2008

Tuesdays, 12:00 noon, Room 6014 BST3 (unless otherwise noted)

Date Speaker Research Interests Talk Title
September 11, 2007
1495 BST
Charles F. Zorumski
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
Modulation of excitatory and inhibitory synaptic transmission Neurosteroids & GABA Receptors: Insights into Mechanisms of Action & Therapeutic Opportunities
September 18, 2007 Rodney L. Parsons
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
Synaptic physiology and metabotropic signaling in autonomic ganglia Modulation of guinea pig cardiac neuron excitability by pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP)
October 23, 2007
1495 BST
Guoping Feng
Duke University
Durham, NC
Molecular basis of neuronal connectivity Synaptic and Circuitry Mechanisms of OCD-like Behavior in Mice
December 3, 2007
Monday at 4:00pm
Venkatesh Murthy
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission and Plasticity Odor representation and plasticity in the glomerular layer of the olfactory bulb
December 4, 2007
1495 BST
Anne Calof
University of California
Irvine, CA
Molecular biology of neural development and regeneration Mouse Models for Studying Neural Stem Cell Development
December 11, 2007 Robert Hevner
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Normal and abnormal brain development A transcription factor cascade in embyronic and adult neurogenesis
December 18, 2007
1495 Starzl BST
Daniel Johnston
University of Texas
Austin, TX
Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory Bi-directional changes in dendritic excitability accompanying LTP and LTD in hippocampal neurons
January 15, 2008
1495 Starzl BST
J David Sweatt
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Signal Transduction Mechanisms in Learning and Memory Epigenetic Mechanisms in Memory Formation
January 22, 2008 Katalin Toth
Laval Robert-Giffard University
Synaptic plasticity and the role of zinc in synaptic transmission in mossy fibers Vesicular zinc and vesicle recycling at the hippocampal mossy fibre terminal
February 19, 2008 Lakshmi A Devi
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
Drug abuse, G-protein coupled receptors Opioid Receptor Heterodimerization in Analgesia and Addiction
February 26, 2008
1495 Starzl BST
James R Bloedel
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Cerebellum neurophysiology and motor learning Task Dependency and Tonic Activity in Cerebellar Efferent Projections: Important Determinants of the Cerebellum's Role in Motor Learning
April 15, 2008 R. Mark Wightman
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Dopamine homeostasis in vivo Monitoring Rapid Dopamine Neruotransmission during Behavior
April 22, 2008
1495 Starzl BST
Harvey Swadlow
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
Thalamocortical signaling in awake animals State-related behavior of neocortical populations and their thalamic inputs
1495 Starzl BST
Miguel A. L. Nicolelis
Duke University
Durham, NC
Computing with Neural Ensembles TBA

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