2012-2013 Neuroscience Seminar Schedule



115 Biomedical Research Tower (BRT)
12 – 1 pm (unless otherwise noted)

October 1
Bettina Winckler, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience
University of Virginia, Charlottesville
"Neuronal endosomes: Versatile sorting centers in health and disease"
Host: Chen Gu
Video linked with FAHRP 112 (Wooster)

October 22
Samer Hattar, PhD
Associate Professor, Depts. of Biology and Neuroscience
The Johns Hopkins University
"Atypical mammalian photoreceptors influence circadian rhythms, mood and learning"
Host: Randy Nelson
Location: 170 Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute

November 5
Edward Neuwelt, MD
Professor, Depts. of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland 
"Targeting the Blood Brain Barrier in Brain Metastases"
Host: John McGregor

November 19 - 1:30-5:00 pm
4th Annual Neuroscience Signature Program Poster Day
Keynote Speaker: Nancy Ratner, PhD

Beatrice C. Lampkin Chair, Cancer Biology and Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics
Cincinati Children's Hospital and University of Cincinnati
"Cancer & Cognition: Neurofibromatosis Type 1"
Host: NGSP Students 

November 26
Henry Paulson, MD
Lucile Groff Professor, Dept. of Neurology
University of Michigan
"Toward Understanding and Treating Polyglutamine Neurodegenerative Disease"
Host: Christine Beattie

January 7*
Gordon Mitchell, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Comparative Biosciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Spinal motor plasticity following intermittent hypoxia: implications for spinal injury"
Host: Phil Popovich

January 14
Linda Noble-Haeusslein, PhD
Professor, Depts. of Neurological Surgery and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
University of California, San Francisco
"L-selectin as a candidate therapeutic for spinal cord injury"
Host: D. Michele Basso

March 18
Louis Reichardt, PhD
Jack D. and DeLoris Lange Endowed Chair in Cell Physiology
Professor, Dept. of Physiology
University of California, San Francisco
"Functions of cadherins and cadherin-associated proteins in brain development and synapse formation"
Host: Jamie Jontes

April 8
David Copenhagen, PhD
Professor, Depts. of Ophthalmology and Physiology
University of California, San Francisco
"Light, Melanopsin and Development of Synaptic Pathways and Vascular Networks in the Eye"
Host: Andrew Hartwick

April 22 - 3:30-4:30 pm
Hunt-Curtis Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminar
Sascha du Lac, PhD
Associate Professor, Systems Neurobiology Laboratories
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Salk Institute
Topic: Neural mechanisms of learning
Host: NGSP Students

April 29*
Frank Bradke, PhD
Professor and Senior Group Leader
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Topic: Regulation of axonal growth in injured and uninjured neurons
Host: Phil Popovich

May 20
Barry Connors, PhD
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Neuroscience
Brown University
Topic: Cellular physiology and connectivity of neural networks in the brain
Host: Stuart Mangel

Sponsored by the Neuroscience Signature Program, the Neuroscience Graduate Studies Program, the College of Optometry and the Departments of Neurology, Neurological Surgery, and Neuroscience

*Also sponsored by the Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair