Seminars - 2009

January 6, 2009

"Innate Preference and Ethanol Response: Brain Transcriptome Profiling in Mouse Model Systems"
Megan Mulligan, Ph.D.
Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research, University of Texas at Austin

January 9, 2009
"Gait variability and stability across the lifespan in persons with Downs syndrome"
Beth Smith, D.P.T.
Ph.D. Candidate in Kinesiology
University of Michigan

February 10, 2009
"Pathways to ADHD"
Joel Nigg, Ph.D.
Professor Psychiatry
Oregon Health & Science University

February 19, 2009
'Investigation of neuropsychological and neurobehavioral phenotypes among carriers of FMR1 premutation alleles.'
Jessica Ezzell Hunter, Ph.D.
Department of Human Genetics
Emory University School of Medicine 

February 24, 2009
"Causes and Consequences of Methamphetamine Exposure: a Progress Report"
John Marshall, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior, School of Biological Sciences
Professor of Pharmacology, School of Medicine
University of California at Irvine

March 4, 2009
"Sibling rivalry: PKC delta and epsilon in anxiety and binge drinking"
Robert Messing, M.D.
Professor of Neurology, University of California San Francisco
Director, Alcohol Center for Translational Genetics
Senior Associate Director, Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center
Endowed Chair in Neurology in Honor of the Gallo Family

March 16, 2009
"Glutamatergic mechanisms in alcoholism: initial insights from mouse studies"
Andrew Holmes, Ph.D.
Section Chief, Principal Investigator
Section on Behavioral Science and Genetics
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

March 19, 2009
"Tyrosine phosphorlyation regulates opioid signaling"
Cecilea Clayton, Ph.D. Candidate
University of Washington

March 31, 2009
"Substrates of trace fear conditioning: Dissociation of nicotinic acetylcholinergic effects across brain regions"
Jon Raybuck, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Psychology, Temple University

April 9, 2009
"Monitoring extracellular dopamine during reward-based behaviors"
R. Mark Wightman, PhD
Department of Chemistry
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
"Functional and morphological plasticity of synapses induced by cocaine"
Veronica A. Alvarez, PhD
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute of Health (NIH)

May 4, 2009
"How time flies: The molecular architecture of memory"
Thomas J. Carew, PhD
Bren Professor Chair
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
University of California, Irvine
2009 Matarazzo Lecture Series

July 8, 2009
"Neurobiology of Decision Making in Methamphetamine Dependence"
William F. Hoffman, PhD, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, OHSU
Staff Psychiatrist, Portland VA Medical Center

August 18, 2009
"MRI relaxographic techniques to characterize brain structure and function"
Bill Rooney, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Advanced Imaging Research Center OHSU

August 25, 2009
"Computational psychiatry and economic probes of psychopathology"
Read Montague, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Director, Human Neuroimaging Lab
Director, Center for Theoretical Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine

September 17, 2009
"Evolution of Human Aging and Longevity"
Caleb Finch, Ph.D.
ARCO-Kieschnick Professor of Gerontology
University of Southern California
Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center
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October 6, 2009
"Emotional communication and social learning in cooperatively breeding primates"
Charles Snowden, Ph.D.
Hilldale Professor of Psychology and Zoology
Department of Psychology
University of Wisconsin - Madison
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November 17, 2009
"Therapeutic epilepsy research: The road to focal adenosine augmentation therapies"
Detlev Boison, Ph.D. Senior Scientist
RS Dow Neurobiological Laboratories
Legacy Research Portland, OR

November 19, 2009
"Identification of signaling pathways critical for higher cognitive functions"
Genevieve Konopka, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Thursday, November 19, 2009
"Elucidating the role played by the mu opioid receptor in ethanol stimulated dopamine release"
Vorani Ramachandra, Ph.D. Candidate
University of Texas at Austin
Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology