Seminars - 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
"Tomorrow's outbred mice, the genetics of amphetamine-induced euphoria, and why some mice are more anxious than others"
Abraham Palmer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Human Genetics
The University of Chicago

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
"Social influences on drug reward and drug seeking in rats"
Janet Neisewander, Ph.D.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
"Kinetics and inhibition of the deglycosylated dopamine transporter"
Veronica M. Chiu, B.S.
Department of Chemistry
Washington State University

Friday, February 24, 2012
"Predictive modeling of neuroimaging data: Towards personalized treatments"
Benson Irungu, Msc
Centre for Neuroscience
University of Dundee, UK

Friday, March 9, 2012
"The dynamic interaction between circadian rhythms and drug-taking: evidence from behavioral analyzes in rats"
Jenny R. Browning, BS, PhD Candidate
Washington State University Neuroscience Program

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
"Stress and alcohol: Interactive effects on behavior in male and female rats"
Juan L. Gomez, BS, PhD Candidate
Hunter College, CUNY, Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
"RNA interference therapy for Huntington's disease: Studies in rodents and non-human primates"
Jodi L. McBride, PhD
Assistant Scientist, ONPRC, Department of Neuroscience
Assistant Professor, OHSU Department of Neurology

Thursday, April 5, 2012
"Fear and natural risky decisions in rats"
Jeansok J. Kim, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology
Program in Neurobiology and Behavior
University of Washington

Friday, April 20, 2012
"Neural substrates of attention for action and learning"
Jean-Marie N. Maddux, PhD
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
John Hopkins University

Monday, April 23, 2012
"Task reward structure and the flow of auditory information through cortex"
Stephen V. David, PhD
Oregon Hearing Research Center, OHSU

Tuesday, April 26, 2012
"Addiction and the brain: What is the toll it can take on the brain and on society"
Nora Volkow, MD
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bethesda

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
"Accurate mathematical neuron models"
Oscar Miranda-Dominguez, M.Sc.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota

2012 Matarazzo Lecture
Monday, May 21, 2012
"Neural circuits that put fear into context"
Michael S. Fanselow, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology, UCLA
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
UCLA Integrative Center for Learning & Memory (ICLM)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
"Genetic and alcohol experiential effects on waiting impulsivity in the mouse"
David N. Stephens, PhD
Research Professor in Psychology
University of Sussex

Thursday, May 24, 2012
"Acute and chronic effects of alcohol on emotional regulation; top-down or bottom-up brain function changes?"
Theodora Duka, MD, PhD
Professor of Experimental Psychology
University of Sussex

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
"Vocal learning in songbirds and human infants"
Ofer Tchernichovski, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept of Psychology
Hunter College

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
"Neural mechanisms underlying sleep disturbances after traumatic brain injury"
Miranda Lim, M.D. Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher and Clinic Associate
University of Pennsylvania

Friday, July 27, 2012
"Moving beyond naltrexone: New opioid pharmacological interventions for the treatment of alcohol dependence"
David L. McKinzie, Ph.D.
Senior Research Advisor
Lilly Research Laboratories

Friday, July 27, 2012
"Medical science liaison career in the pharmaceutical industry"
Mark Benvenga, M.S.
Bio-Medicines Medical Science Liaison, US Medical Division
Lilly USA, LLC

Friday, September 7, 2012
"Propensity for alcoholism-related behaviors: innate differences in corticolimbic circuitry predict inflexible ethanol seeking"
Jacqueline Barker, B.A.
Yale University

Thursday, September 13, 2012
"Molecular mechanisms underlying long-term memory formation"
Cristina Alberini, PhD
Professor, The Center for Neural Science, New York University
Adjunct Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Thursday, October 11, 2012
"Mind-body problem solving: The biology underlying emotional and social processing"
Sarina R. Saturn, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Psychological Science
Oregon State University

Thursday, October 18, 2012
"Unraveling addiction using behavioral genetics"
Marquam Hill Lecture series
Tamara J. Phillips, Ph.D.
Senior Research Career Scientist, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
"Effect of alcohol exposure on experimental stroke in mice"
Stephanie J. Murphy, VMD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (APOM)
Director, APOM Core Animal Laboratories and Training
Associate Director, OHSU Research Center for Gender Based Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
"Memory reconsolidation: Implications for addiction"
Barbara A. Sorg, Ph.D.
Professor, Program in Neuroscience
Washington State University

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
"The influence of vitamin D on the biokinetics of engineered osteoblast precursor cell line OPC1: A model for tissue development"
Shelley Mason, B.S., Ph.D. Candidate
Regenerative Bioengineering Laboratory
Portland State University