Seminars 2017

11/30/17  Portland, Ore.

Friday, February 3, 2017
Postdoctoral Candidate Seminar
Alexandra Stafford, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
"Alpha6beta2Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Contributions to Abuse-Related Effects of Nicotine and Alcohol."

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Earnest Kim, PhD
Lattal Laboratory, OHSU
"Amygdalar dopamine modulation of self administration behavior"

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Anand Shunmugavel, PhD
Fair Laboratory, OHSU
"Rs-fcMRI studies in Preclinical Animal Models of Substance Abuse"

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Postdoctoral Candidate Seminar
Antonia Savares, PhD candidate
University of Illinois, Chicago
"The Lmo3 gene: a regulator of anxiety and behavioral responses to alcohol"

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Lucia Notterpek, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine, McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida
"Dysregulated lipid metabolism, a disease modifier in hereditary peripheral neuropathies"

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Joseph D. Matarazzo Lecture Series
Frans B.M. De Waal, PhD
C.H. Candler Professor of Psychology, Emory University, Director, Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Center, Distinguished Professor, University of Utrecht
"Cognitive Continuity: A Kingdom Full of Special Mental Capacities"

Friday, May 5, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Spring Retreat Plenary Speaker
Carlos Fernando Valenzuela, MD, PhD, Professor,Department of Neurosciences, University of New Mexico, 
Albuquerque, NM
"A BDNF Gene Polymorphism Regulates the Severity of Fetal AlcoholSpectrum Disorder"

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Akiko Shimamoto, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Meharry Medical College
"Stress, cocaine, and sex: the role of glutamate-glutamine cycle"

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Binyam Nardos, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow, Fair Laboratory
"Interactive effects of context and race on face perception - a functional MRI investigation"

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Stan B. Floresco, PhD
Professor, University of British Columbia
"Prefrontal GABA regulation of Cognition: Implications for Psychiatric Disorders"

Friday, July 7, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
James Herman, PhD
Donald C. Harrison Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience; Vice Chair for Basic Research; Director, UC Neurobiology Research Center; Director, Stress Neurobiology Laboratory
"Prefrontal Cortical Mechanisms of Stress Adaptation"

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar
Kevin T. Beier, PhD
"Viral-genetic dissection of the midbrain dopamine system"

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Postdoctoral Candidate Seminar
David G. Smith, PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder
"Discovery and characterization of an anti-inflammatory lipid derived from Mycobacterium vaccae"