2011-2012 Neuroscience Seminar Schedule


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

October 17* 
J. Marc Simard, MD, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine
“The Sur/Trpm4 Channel in Spinal Cord Injury” 
Host: Phil Popovich

November 7 
Dirk Bernhardt-Walther, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology
Ohio State University
“The neural representation of natural scene categories” 
Host: Stuart Mangel

November 30 - 2:30-3:30 pm 
Neuroscience Poster Day
Evan Deneris, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Neurosciences
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
“Transcriptional networks regulating brain serotonin neurons across the lifespan” 
Host: NGSP Students

January 9 
Cheryl Stucky, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, & Anatomy
Medical College of Wisconsin
“Channeling Pain and Touch Transduction” 
Host: Candice Askwith

January 30 
Matthew Rasband, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
“The functional organization of axons in health and disease” 
Host: Tony Brown

February 6 - Postponed
Samer Hattar, PhD
Associate Professor, Depts. of Biology and Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University
“Atypical mammalian photoreceptors influence circadian rhythms, mood and learning” 
Host: Randy Nelson

February 27  
Joseph Bass, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology and Physiology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
“As the World Turns: Clock Genes in Obesity and Metabolism” 
Host: Randy Nelson

March 12 
Sheng-Kwei (Victor) Song, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Radiology
Washington University School of Medicine
“Diffusion MRI of CNS white matter: What’s meatball got to do with spaghetti” 
Host: Lyn Jakeman

April 9* 
Dorian McGavern, PhD
Investigator, NINDS-NIH
Chief, Viral Immunology and Intravital Imaging Unit
“Illuminating innate and adaptive immunity in the living brain” 
Host: Jon Godbout

April 13 - 105 BRT 
Roger Papke, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
University of Florida
“Improved molecular perspectives on the therapeutic targeting of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors provided by positive allosteric modulators”
Host: Tom Boyd

April 16* 
Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
“Can young blood make brains younger?” 
Host: Phil Popovich

May 7 - 3:30-4:30 pm 170 DHLRI 
Hunt-Curtis Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminar
Freda Miller, PhD

Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
Professor, Dept. of Molecular Genetics
University of Toronto
“Neural stem cells: from development to repair” 
Host: NGSP Students

May 14* 
Zhigang He, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurology
Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
“Mechanisms of axon regeneration” 
Host: Phil Popovich

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