2016-2017 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 26
Binhai Zheng, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosciences
University of California-San Diego
"Investigating axonal responses to injury in the mouse spinal cord"
Host: Phillip Popovich (Phillip.Popovich@osumc.edu)

October 3
Jonathan Lifshitz, PhD
Director, Translational Neurotrauma Research Program
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
“Pre-clinical therapeutic strategies for diffuse TBI: Rehabilitating circuit disruption and reducing inflammatory pathophysiology”
Host: Jonathan Godbout (Jonathan.Godbout@osumc.edu)

October 24
NGP Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminar*
170 Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute
Arthur Horwich, MD
Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Pediatrics
Yale University
"Motor neuron loss and compensation in ALS mice"
Host: NGP Students

October 31
Bruce Ransom, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair of Neurology
University of Washington
“Glial Glycogen and Nervous System Energy Metabolism"
Host: Min Zhou (Min.Zhou@osumc.edu)

November 28
Andy Dillin, PhD
Professor of Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California , Berkeley
“Orchestrating Aging Across a Troubled Soma"
Host: Brian Kaspar (brian.kaspar@nationwidechildrens.org)

December 5
Eric Newman, PhD
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
University of Minnesota
“Glial Cell Regulation of Blood Flow: Fact or Fantasy?"
Host: Min Zhou (Min.Zhou@osumc.edu)

December 12 
Robert Margolskee, MD, PhD
Director and President, Monell Chemical Senses Center
Adjunct Professor, Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
“Interrogating Sweet Taste Cells"
Host: Susan Travers (travers.3@osu.edu)

January 9
Dwight Bergles, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
"Sounds in Silence: How glial cells in the ear promote development of the auditory system"
Host: Min Zhou (Min.Zhou@osumc.edu)

February 6
Edward Levine, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Moran Eye Center, University of Utah
“Regulation of progenitor properties during mouse retinal development by Lhx2 and Vsx2"
Host: Andy Fischer (fischer.412@osu.edu)

February 13
John Cidlowski, PhD
Chief, Signal Transduction Laboratory and Principal Investigator
National Institute of Environmental Sciences
"Defining Tissue and Cell Type Actions of Glucocorticoids in Vivo"
Host: Jessica Lerch (Jessica.Lerch@osumc.edu)

March 27
Stephen Strittmatter, MD, PhD
Vincent Coates Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neuroscience; Director, Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair; Director, Memory Disorders Clinic; Director, Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Yale University
"Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neural Repair After Spinal Cord Injury"
Host: Phillip Popovich (Phillip.Popovich@osumc.edu)

April 3
Tallie Baram, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurology, Physiology & Biophysics
University of California- Irvine
"How early-life experience programs your brain: signals, synapses, epigenetics"
Host: Benedetta Leuner (leuner.1@osu.edu)

April 17
NGP Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminar*
170 Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute
Kevin Eggan, PhD
Professor of Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Harvard University
"Promise and pitfalls in using human stem cells to model nervous system disorders"
Host: NGP Students

May 8
Bill Newsome, PhD
Professor of Neurobiology and Psychology
Stanford University
"Monitoring covert cognitive processes via neural population dynamics in frontal cortex"
Host: James Jontes (jontes.1@osu.edu)

May 15
NGP Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminar*
Jeff Lichtman, PhD
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University
“Does Connectomics Make Sense”
Host: NGP Students

May 22
NGP Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminar*
Don Cleveland, PhD
Chair, Departmental of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Neurosciences, and Cellular and Molecular Medicine
University of California, San Diego
"Gene silencing therapy for neurodegenerative disease"
Host: NGP Students

*Sponsored by the Neuroscience Graduate Program