Seminars - 2008

January 7, 2008
"Modulation of synaptic transmission in the BNST: implications for alcohol abuse"
Thomas Kash, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Vanderbilt University

January 8, 2008
"Escalated aggression: dysregulation of serotonin by GABA and CRF”
Klaus Miczek, Ph.D
Moses Hunt Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Neuroscience Tufts University

January 14, 2008
"Social reward among adolescent mice"
Garet Lahvis, Ph.D. Univ of Wisconsin - Madison

January 22, 2008
"Stress: yoking needs to wants"
Norman Pecoraro, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology University of California, San Francisco

January 28, 2008
"Gene regulation during hearing and singing: Insights into avian vocal communication"
Claudio V. deMello, Ph.D.
Neurological Sciences Institute Oregon Health & Science University

February 12, 2008
"St. John's Wort (Hypericum Perforatum): Possible mechanism of action as antidepressive agent"
Moshe Rehavi, Ph.D. Visiting Scientist

February 14, 2008
"Substance use transitions in youth: Prediction and prevention"
Marvin D. Krank, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Dean of Graduate Studies The University of British Columbia

March 18, 2008
"Spiny lobsters detect blood-borne alarm cues exclusively through olfactory sensilla"
Shkelzen "Zeni" Shabani
Ph.D. Candidate Georgia State University - Charles Derby lab

March 25, 2008
"Opiates, opioids, and addictions"
Mary Jeanne Kreek, Ph.D.
Patrick E. and Beatrice M. Haggerty Professor Rockefeller University

March 31, 2008
"Are we looking for biomarkers of oxidative stress in all the right places? A comprehensive characterization of guanosine oxidation in the triphosphate pool using a copper-ascorbate model of oxidative stress"
Celeste Bolin, Ph.D. Candidate University of Montana

April 7, 2008
"New synapses and BDNF mediate cue-induced drug seeking behavior"
Gloria Meredith, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharamcology Rosalind Franklin University

April 15, 2008
"Cerebellar ischemia: mechanisms of damage and protection, and possible modulation by chronic alcohol consumption"
David Rossi, Ph.D.
Neurological Sciences Institute Assistant Professor

April 25, 2008
"Synaptic mechanisms engaged by behaviorally-relevant neuronal activity"
Matthew Frerking, Ph.D.
Neurological Sciences Institute Assistant Scientist

May 12, 2008
Joseph D. Matarazzo Lecture Series
“Molecular Mechanisms of Drug Addiction”
Eric Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
Lou and Ellen McGinley Distinguished Chair in Psychiatric Research Professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

May 20, 2008
"The development of correlated spontaneous activity within functional brain networks"
Damien Fair, Doctoral Candidate
Washington University School of Medicine - Neuroscience

June 6, 2008
"DOH! Homers regulate drug-induced neuroplasticity"
Karen Szumlinski, PhD
Assistant Professor - Psychology University of California - Santa Barbara

June 20, 2008
"Interactive effects of ethanol and nicotine on learning in C57BL/6 mice"
Danielle Gulick, Doctoral Candidate
Temple University, Department of Psychology

July 24, 2008
"Exploring caffeine dependence in rats using conditioned taste avoidance"
Sarah Dreumont-Boudreau, Doctoral Candidate
Psychology Department, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia

July 25, 2008
"Gene therapy to (epi-)genomics in chronic pain research"
Andreas Beutler, MD
Department of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology) Mount Sinai School of Medicine

September 10, 2008
"Of mice & rats: The discriminative stimulus properties of the atypical antipsychotic drug Clozapine"
Joseph H. Porter, Ph.D. VA Visiting Scientist Seminar

November 11, 2008
"Induction of the Nrf2/ARE pathway can protect again striatal neurotoxicity"
Marcus Calkins, Ph.D.

November 24, 2008
"Comparison of ethanol-related behaviors & activity-dependent mapping in hybrid mice with distinct drinking patterns"
Angela Renee Ozburn, Ph.D. Candidate
Institute for Neuroscience, University of Texas at Austin Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research

November 24, 2008
"The rationale of multivariate methods in ethoexperimental behavior research"
Bengt Meyerson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Neuroscience
Uppsala University, Sweden

December 3, 2008
"Automatic detection and quantification of spatial patterns of gene expression in the avian brain"
Ovidiu Dan Iancu, Ph.D.
OHSU Biomedical Engineering

December 5, 2008
"Exposure to nicotine during adolescence increases sensitivity to drugs of abuse during adulthood"
Amy Bracken, Ph.D. Candidate
Indiana University School of Medicine, Institute of Psychiatric Research, Medical Neuroscience

December 10, 2008
"A neuronal network approach to ethanol withdrawal seizures"
Carl Faingold, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman of Pharmacology
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine