2014 Student Summer Seminars



Thursdays, May 8 - July 24  /  1:30pm-2:30pm  /  BBRB 170
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MAY 8
> Kyle Fraser (West Lab)
           LRRK2 post-translational modification as biomarkers for Parkinson's disease

> Nick Cochran (Roberson Lab)
          Targeting Tau-SH3 Interactions in Alzheimer's Models



MAY 15
> Elena Adlaf (L Wadiche Lab)
          Connections and competition in the dentate gyrus

> Chris Aura (Gamlin Lab)
          Investigating the processing and perception of cyclopean stereomotion-in-depth stimuli using EEG in human subjects




MAY 22
> Scarlett Evonuk (Desilva Lab)
          Glutamate regulates CNS infiltration by immune cells in neuroinflammatory diseases

> Lesley McCollum (Roberts Lab)
          Tyrosine hydroxylase levels in the caudate, putamen, and nucleus accumbens in postmortem schizophrenia



MAY 29
Ian Kimbrough (Sontheimer Lab)
          Exploring gliovascular dysfunction in neurodegenerative disease

> Matt Glover (Clinton Lab)
          Early-life antidepressant exposure exacerbates depression-like behavior in a rat model of SSRI susceptibility



JUNE 5
> Frankie Heyward (Sweatt Lab)
          Obesity weighs down memory: emerging insights into the molecular basis of obesity-induced memory impairment in adult mice

> Jay Bhatt (Sztul Lab)
          Understanding the role of ARF-GEFs in membrane traffic



JUNE 12
> Jada Hallengren (Wilson Lab)
          Deubiquitination of MLK3 by USP14 regulates JNK signaling at the neuromuscular junction




JUNE 19
> Mika Guzman (Sweatt Lab)
          The Role of DNA Methylation in Alzheimer's Disease

> Jarrod Meadows (Hablitz Lab)
          Epigenetic regulation of homeostatic synaptic scaling via DNA methylation



JUNE 26
> Angela Nietz (J Wadiche Lab)
          The Great Escape: Actions of glutamate outside the synapse

> Toni Mueller (Meador-Woodruff Lab)
          GABA(A) receptor trafficking and localization in schizophrenia




JULY 3 (No Seminar Today)


JULY 10
Allie Widman (McMahon Lab)
           Estrogen and Antidepressant Effects on Hippocampal Circuits in Learned Helpless Female Rats

> Levi Miller (Dwivedi Lab)
          Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Dysregulation of Stress Reactivity in Depression



JULY 17
Ryan Vaden (L Wadiche Lab)
          Regulation of GABAergic signaling to adult generated neurons

> David Figge (Sweatt Lab)
          Genetic Susceptibility and Epigenetic Modulation in Levodopra Induced Dyskinesia



JULY 24
> Lindsey Smith (McMahon Lab)
          Estrogen Modulates Multiple Synaptic Inputs to Hippocampal CA1 Pyramidal Cells

Luke Stewart (McMahon Lab)
          O-GlcNAcylation dampens hyperexcitability in hippocampus during acute epileptoform activity

> Rosemary Puckett (McMahon Lab)
          Investigating behavioral phenotypes in the Learned Helplessness model