Department of Neurobiology

Departmental Seminar Series 2008-2009

Tuesdays, 12:00 noon, Room 1495 BSTWR (unless otherwise noted)

Date Speaker Research Interests Talk Title
09/23/08 Martin Oudega, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD
Spinal cord injury Repair strategies for the injured spinal cord
10/07/08 Hongjun Song, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD
Mammalian Neural Stem Cells and Neurogenesis in the Adult Brain Mechanisms Regulating Adult Mammalian Neural Stem Cells and Neurogenesis
10/21/08 David Ginty, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD
Growth and Survival Signals Controlling Nervous System Development Growth and survival signals controlling development and maintenance of the mouse peripheral nervous system
6014 BST3
Lyanne Schlichter, Ph.D.
Toronto Western Research Institute
Ontario, Canada
Role of microglia and K channels in neuronal survival Ion channels as therapeutic targets for controlling inflammation in the CNS
12/02/08 Carlos Aizenman, Ph.D.
Brown University
Providence, RI
Development of neural circuits and the role the external environment plays in shaping these circuits Functional regulation of a developing visual circuit
6014 BST3
Anne Rittenhouse, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts
Worcester, MA
Regulation of calcium channels by lipids. Her story is interesting and she speaks well. Palmitoylated Cavβ2a toggles N-type Ca2+ current modulation from inhibition to enhancement: A Fatty Acid Tale
02/24/09 Marc H. Schieber, M.D. Ph.D.
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
How the brain controls movements of the body Changing circuits that control the fingers
03/10/09 Christof T. Grewer, Ph.D.
Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY
To understand the function and the working mechanism of membrane-bound transport proteins What can we learn about glutamate transporter function by studying their pre-steady-state kinetics
03/17/09 Randy Blakely, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Transporters The Wrong Way to Think About Dopamine: ADHD and the Dopamine Transporter
03/24/09 Kevin Alloway, Ph.D.
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA
Research Interest: Anatomy and physiology of interactions between somatosensory and motor cortex - rat whiskers Processing Streams and the Neural Basis of Sensorimotor Interactions in the Rat
04/14/09 Timothy E. Kennedy, Ph.D.
McGill University Health Center
Quebec, Canada
Molecular mechanisms of neural development Moving Beyond Axon Guidance: Novel Roles for Netrin-1 Regulating Cell - Cell Interactions in the CNS
Miguel Nicolelis, M.D. Ph.D.
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Computing with Neural Ensembles TBA
06/30/09 Michael Matise, Ph.D.
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Piscataway, NJ
Molecular determinants of cell fate specification in the developing CNS Regulation of Shh target gene expression in the developing CNS
07/07/09 Julie Blendy, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Understanding the molecular basis for the biochemical and behavioral changes associated with drug addiction and depression Making a bad thing worse: adverse effects of stress on drug addiction
10am Monday
C. William Shuttleworth, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Basic mechanisms that contribute to cell death in the central nervous system. Different roles for Zn2+ and Ca2+ in acute injury of hippocampal CA1 neurons

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