2015-2016 Neuroscience Seminar Schedule


Sponsored by the Neuroscience Research Institute at The Ohio State University

115 Biomedical Research Tower (BRT)
12:00 – 1:00 pm
(changes in the room location are noted below)

September 28
Leslie Griffith, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Biology
Director, Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Brandeis University
"Sleep and memory consolidation: Circuit convergence as a linkage mechanism"
Host: John Oberdick (oberdick.1@osu.edu)

October 5
Neuroscience Research Institute Distinguished Lecture
Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research
University of California-San Francisco
“Genomic insights into human cortical expansion and evolution”
Host: James Jontes (jontes.1@osu.edu)

October 12
Valeria Cavalli, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology
Hope Center for Neurological Disorders
Washington University School of Medicine
“Transcriptional control of axon regeneration: the role of hypoxia and neuronal HIF1alpha”
Host: Jessica Lerch (Jessica.Lerch@osumc.edu)

October 26
Michael Tymianski, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Surgery and Physiology
Head, Division of Neurosurgery
University of Toronto
“Translational paradigms for stroke neuroprotection trials”
Host: Francis Farhadi (Francis.Farhadi@osumc.edu)

November 2
170 Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute 
John T. Povlishock, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Virginia Commonwealth University
“Neocortical Circuit Disruption following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for Morbidity Recovery and Therapeutic Targeting”
Host: Jonathan Godbout (Jonathan.Godbout@osumc.edu)

November 9
NGP Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminar*
170 Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute 
Li-Huei Tsai, PhD
Picower Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Director, The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
Senior Associate Member, Broad Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Genomic integrity, chromatin remodeling, and activity dependent gene expression
Host: NGP Students

November 16
Neuroscience Research Institute Distinguished Lecture
Sam Pfaff, PhD
Professor, Gene Expression Laboratory
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Benjamin H. Lewis Chair
The Salk Institute
“Development of spinal motor circuits”
Host: Phillip Popovich (Phillip.Popovich@osumc.edu)

December 7
C. Sue Carter, PhD
Rudy Professor, Department of Biology
Director, Kinsey Institute
Indiana University
“The Healing Power of Love: An Oxytocin Hypothesis”
Host: Cheryl Carmin (carmin.3@osu.edu)

January 11 
Neuroscience Research Institute Distinguished Lecture
Yishi Jin, PhD
Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Neurobiology
University of California-­San Diego
“Molecular genetic mechanisms of synapse formation and plasticity”
Host: Tony Brown (brown.2302@osu.edu)

February 22
170 Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute
Randy Nudo, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Director, Landon Center on Aging
University of Kansas Medical Center
“Shaping plasticity to enhance recovery after brain injury”
Host: Lynne Gauthier (gauthier.33@osu.edu)

March 7
Michael Granato, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Pennsylvania
“Seeing is believing: peripheral nerve regeneration in live zebrafish”
Host: Christine Beattie (Christine.Beattie@osumc.edu)

March 21
NGP Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminar*
Huda Akil, PhD
Distinguished University Professor and Quarton Professor of Neurosciences, Department of Psychiatry
Co-Director and Research Professor, MBNI
University of Michigan
The Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute
"Molecules of temperament, mood and emotion: Animal models and human studies"
Host: NGP Students

April 11
NGP Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminar*
Carla Shatz, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine
"Saving the Synapse: developmental critical periods and Alzheimer's disease"
Host: NGP Students

May 2
NGP Distinguished Lecture
David Linden, PhD
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University
"The Secret Life of Axons"
Host: John Oberdick (oberdick.1@osu.edu)

May 23
Scott Russo, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
"Neuroimmune mechanisms of depression"
Host: Jonathan Godobut (Jonathan.Godbout@osumc.edu)


*Sponsored by the Neuroscience Graduate Program