Seminars - 2010

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
"Diverse Actions of Ovarian Steroids in the Serotonin System of Macaques"
Cynthia Bethea, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, ONPRC

Thursday, February 18, 2010
"Investigating Sources of Chromosome Rearrangement in Evolution"
Lucia Carbone, Ph.D.
Assistant Staff Scientist
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
"A cholinergic explanation of dense amnesia?"
Mark G. Baxter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
"Virtual NEURON: Computational analysis of calcium metabolism and membrane excitability in cerebellar Purkinje neurons"
Ms. Sherry  Ann Brown MSTP student
University of Connecticut

Thursday, February 25, 2010
"Mapping Genes for Common Autoimmune Diseases: Theory and Experiment"
Steven Schrodi, Ph.D.
Senior Staff Scientist
Celera Corporation, Alameda, CA

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
"Molecular Neurobiology of Social Bonding: Implications for Autism"
Larry J. Young, Ph.D.
William P. Timmie Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
Yerkes National Primate Center
Emory University School of Medicine

Thursday, March 11, 2010
"The central amygdala, corticotropin-releasing factor, and contextual fear memory"
Matthew Pitts, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Cell & Molecular Biology
University of Hawaii, School of Medicine

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
"Role of dopamine and non-neuronal cells in methamphetamine-induced neurotoxicity"
Donald M. Kuhn, Ph.D.
Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience
Wayne State University School of Medicine & John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

Friday, April 9, 2010
"Reward mechanisms and the neurobiology of affiliation in the monogamous prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster)
Caroline Hostetler, M.A.
Postdoctoral Candidate

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
"Melatonin as an antidepressant for circadian rhythm disorders"
Alfred J. Lewy, M.D., Ph.D.
Richard H. Phillips Professor of Biological Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, and Physiology/Pharmacology
Director, Sleep and Mood Disorders Laboratory
Senior Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Oregon Health & Science University

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
"Studying the brain at rest: Using functional connectivity MRI to examine typical and atypical development"
Damien Fair, PA-C, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Psychiatry
Oregon Health & Science University

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
"Lifestyles of the small and furry: Quantifying daily behavioral organization in mice and man"
Evan H. Goulding, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco

Monday, May 3, 2010
2010 Matarazzo Lecture Series
"Protective and damaging effects of mediators of stress and adaptation: Central role of the brain and the social environment"
Bruce McEwen, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
The Rockefeller University

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
"Using Time-Series Analysis Techniques to Interpret Mouse Ultrasonic Vocalizations"
Adam A. Smith, Ph.D.
Lewis & Clark College

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
"Dysregulated phosphorylation of CaMKII in MCI and AD hippocampi"
Lindsay Reese, B.S.
Dept. of Neuroscience at The Univ. of Texas Medical Branch

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
"A necessary role for mGluR5-Homer2-PI3K and PKCe signaling in the extended amygdala for binge alcohol consumption"
Debra Cozzoli, B.A., Ph.D. Candidate
University of California, Santa Barbara

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
"GABAergic Mechanisms Underlying Anxiety Behavior During the Postpartum Period"
Stephanie Miller, M.A.
Behavioral Neuroscience Program, Dept. of Psychology
Michigan State University

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
"Dopamine in Behavioral Plasticity"
Dr. Kyung-An Han
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Director for Neuroscience and Metabolic Disorders
Border Biomedical Research Center
University of Texas at El Paso

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
"Thinking outside the tank to advance human health: Using zebrafish to unravel neurotoxicity mechanisms"
Robert Tanguay, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular Toxicology
Oregon State University

Monday, July 26, 2010
"Purging Disorder: Evidence for a "New" Eating Disorder"
Dr. Pamela Keel, Professor of Psychology
Florida State University

Monday, September 13, 2010
"Drug-evoked synaptic plasticity in the ventral tegmental area: cellular mechanisms and implications for the reward circuit"
Dr. Christian Lüscher
Depts. of Basic Neuroscience and Neurology
University of Geneva

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
"Dopamine, monogamous male brain, and drugs of addiction"
Zuoxin Wang, Ph.D.
Dept. of Psychology & Program in Neuroscience
The Florida State University

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
"Effects of neurofibromatosis cancer predisposing syndrome on neuronal function and cognitive performance"
Jacquelyn Brown, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurology, Washington University, School of Medicine