2013-2014 Neuroscience Seminar Schedule

Synapse

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
115 Biomedical Research Tower (BRT)
12 – 1 pm (unless otherwise noted)


October 21
Room Location is 170 Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute
Miles Herkenham, PhD
Section Chief and Senior Investigator
National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Mental Health
"Adult neurogenesis, glucocorticoids, and the regulation of mood states"
Host: Ning Quan

November 4
Room Location is 160 Meiling Hall
Colleen McClung, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh Medical School
"Rhythms and Blues: How circadian genes control mood"
Host: Randy Nelson

November 18 - 1:30-5:00 pm
5th Annual Neuroscience Signature Program Poster Day
Keynote Speaker: Lynn Landmesser, PhD
Arline J. & Curtis F. Garvin Professor and Chair, Dept. of Neurosciences
Case Western Reserve University
“Spontaneous Rhythmic Activity in Spinal Motor Circuit Development”
Host: NGSP Students 

February 10
Ronald Duman, PhD - rescheduled for May 12
Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
“Neurobiology of stress, depression,and antidepressants: remodeling synaptic connections”
Host: Jonathan Godbout

March 3
Kang Shen, PhD
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences
Stanford University
"Molecular mechanisms of axonal transport and synapse formation in C. elegans"
Host: Anthony Brown

March 10*
Room location is 170 Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute
Yimin Zou, PhD
Professor and Vice-Chair, Section of Neurobiology
University of California, San Diego
"Neural circuit repair after spinal cord injury"
Host: Phillip Popovich

March 24
Nicholas Brecha, PhD
Professor and  Vice-Chair, Dept. of Neurobiology
University of California, Los Angeles - David Geffen School of Medicine
"Horizontal cell signaling mediated by calcium-dependent vesicular release in mammalian retina"
Host: Stuart Mangel

April 7
Gina Turrigiano, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Biology
Member, National Academy of Sciences, USA
Brandeis University
"The self-tuning neuron: homeostatic synaptic plasticity in developing cortical networks"
Host: Stuart Mangel

April 28*
Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Developmental Biology
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
"Walking the Highwire from Synaptic Growth to the Axon Injury Response Pathway"
Host: Phil Popovich

May 12
Ronald Duman, PhD - rescheduled from Feb. 10
Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
“Neurobiology of stress, depression,and antidepressants: remodeling synaptic connections”
Host: Jonathan Godbout

May 19
Sadhan Majumder, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Genetics
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
"Cellular flexibility regulates both normal development and cancer"
Host: Vinay Puduvalli

June 9
Katerina Akassoglou, PhD - cancelled
Professor, Dept. of Neurology
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Topic: Mechanisms of neurovascular regulation of inflammation and tissue repair
Host: Sung Ok Yoon

June 23
Room location is 170 Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute
Beth Stevens, PhD - cancelled
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurology
Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Topic: Role of neuron-glia communication in the formation, elimination and plasticity of synapses
Host: Jonathan Godbout


Sponsored by the Wexner Medical Center Neuroscience Program, the Neuroscience Graduate Studies Program, the Hunt-Curtis Endowment, the College of Optometry and the Departments of Neurology, Neurological Surgery, and Neuroscience

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

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