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  • 2014 Neurodevelopment/Simpson-Ramsey Symposium

  • Clinical & Translational Research in Mood Disorders & Suicide

  • Neuroscience Research Day 2014

    The 5th Annual CNC Neuroscience Research Day mini-symposium will take place FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1:30pm-4:30pm. This event is meant to highlight the neuroscience research studies being conducted by UAB graduate trainees and to celebrate their accomplishments. We love our graduate students! CONGRATULATIONS from the CNC. **New this year – poster presentations will be limited to 40 posters . Registration for poster presenters this year will open Monday, January 13th and close February 4th or when we meet our poster quota of 40, whichever comes first. This year's first, second and third prizes will take the form of small scholarships. If your UAB balance is 0, this will result in a check made out to the winners. 1st place $200, 2nd place $150, 3rd place $100. Poster competition is for graduate students only. The poster boards are standard 4' X 8'. Abstracts will be expected at time of registration. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
  • UAB Neurology & Neurosurgery Update

    Saturday, December 14, 2013 7:30 am - 3:30 pm Cahaba Grand Conference Center 3660 Grandview Parkway Birmingham, Alabama 35243
  • Neuroimaging Advances Symposium

  • 2013 CNC Retreat Program

  • 2013 Rhythms in South East Region (RISER) Meeting

    Welcome to the 2013 Rhythms in South East Region (RISER) Meeting Key Dates Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Abstract Submission Deadline Thursday, May 2, 2013 Registration Deadline (without abstract) Thursday-Friday, May 16-17, 2013 RISER Meeting About Riser The Rhythms in South East Region Meeting will feature talks from regional laboratories and two poster sessions for anyone involved in basic or clinical research related to biological rhythms and sleep. The goal of this symposium is to showcase circadian rhythms research in the Southeastern US and providing an opportunity for students and postdocs to present their work in a friendly setting. The meeting be held in the Hill University Center Great Hall at the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Organizing & Planning Committees We give thanks to our Organizing Committee: Karen Gamble, Martin Young, and Shannon Bailey (Co-Organizers) and Planning Committee members: Rachel Besing, Uduak S Udoh, Jodi Paul, Lauren M Hablitz, Rachel Brewer, Chu-Fang Chou, and Rodrigo Garcia. Registration is now closed. Please contact klgamble@uab.edu for late registration availability.
  • 2013 Neurodevelopment/Simpson-Ramsey Symposium

    Welcome to the 2013 Neurodevelopment/Simpson-Ramsey Symposium! click for flyer Key Dates Friday, April 12, 2013 Poster Abstract Submission Deadline Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Registration Deadline (without posters) Thursday, April 18, 2013 Neurodevelopment/Simpson-Ramsey Symposium General Information and Registration The Neurodevelopment Symposium and Simpson-Ramsey Lectureship will be held in the Margaret Cameron Spain auditorium (615 18th Street South), in conjunction with the Glenwood Lectureship . The entrance to the Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium is located on the corner of 19th Street South and 7th Avenue South on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The symposium will feature seminars from local and invited speakers and a poster session for anyone involved in basic or clinical research related to normal or disordered brain development or child health. The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers throughout Central Alabama to discuss recent progress in the field of brain development and neurodevelopmental disorders and to provide a forum for anyone involved in research related to child mental and neurological development to interact with other researchers.
  • 2013 Mech of Neurodegeneration

    Free registration to hear world‐class speakers on neurodegeneration. Free breakfast, boxed lunch, snacks for registered guests, and free evening reception at the UAB North Pavilion atrium. A poster session will feature work from UAB scientists researching neurodegeneration. Cash prizes for the best posters!
  • Neuroscience Day 2013

    2013 UAB Neuroscience Day Friday, February 8, 2013 The annual UAB Neuroscience Day is an opportunity to celebrate graduate research in the neurosciences. Each year a UAB alumnus and two current graduate students are invited to give oral presentations. All graduate students in the neurosciences are invited to present their work at the poster session and reception that follows. To register your poster for presentation and competition, please click here and register by Monday, February 4th, 5 pm.
  • Oct 11 UAB Mini Glial Biology Symposium

    No registration required. Click for full schedule.
  • Oct 12 Ependymal Cells Symposium

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  • Nov 5-6 Glial Biology in Med 2012

    Bevill Conference on Glial Biology in Medicine University of Alabama at Birmingham November 5 - 6, 2012 A conference hosted by the Center for Glial Biology in Medicine
  • Oct 15 SfN 2012 New Orleans

    YOU are invited to The CNC Social... at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Monday, October 15, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
  • 2012 Brain Awareness Week

    2012 Brain Awareness Week at the McWane Science Center co-sponsored by the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center March 19 - 23 10:00am - 5:00pm If you are interested in helping, please contact Andrea Marshall .
  • 2012 Pain Symposium

    Pain Research Symposium Sponsored by the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center March 27, 2012 Children's Harbor Center 1600 6th Avenue South 8:00am - 5:00pm Maria Fitzgerald PhD (Univ College London) will speak on Neonatal Pain Emeran Mayer MD (UCLA) will speak on Stress & Pain Kathleen Sluka PhD PT (U.Iowa) will speak on Musculoskeletal Pain Andrew Ahn MD PhD (U Florida Gainesville) will speak on the Science of Headache Eleven UAB speakers will speak on other aspects of Pain For more information on the itinerary for the day, go here. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
  • 2012 Neuroscience Day

    Neuroscience Day Friday, February 10 th , 2012 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm: SYMPOSIUM West Pavilion Conference Room E Keynote Speaker - Dr. Christopher Ransom, MD PhD Modulation of tonic GABA currents in hippocampal neurons" Epilepsy Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Acting Assistant Professor, Dept of Neurology University of Washington UAB graduate, Sontheimer Lab Additional Speakers: Jennifer Watson, Wilson Lab Mark Kilgore, Sweatt Lab 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: POSTER SESSION North Pavilion Atrium of University Hospital
  • Glial Biology/Neuroimmunology/Neurooncology Retreat

    As part of the CNC strategic plan, a mini-retreat has been scheduled for Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at the UAB Alumni House to discuss various aspects of Glial Biology/Neuroimmunology/Neuro-Oncology at UAB.  The agenda for the retreat is listed below and a flyer is attached for distribution within your areas. Lunch will be included in the program so confirmation of attendance is required. A poster session and reception will conclude the meeting. Limited parking is available at the Alumni House as is street parking. Please contact me with any questions about this retreat. Registration and abstract submissions should be emailed to Anne Wailes: awailes@uab.edu . Glial Biology/Neuroimmunology/Neurooncology Retreat January 20, 2012 UAB Alumni House 1301 10 th Avenue South 8:00am – 5:00pm Agenda Introduction/Opening Remarks                                  Harry Sontheimer Session I – Science                 8:05am – 11:00am Microglia                                                                    Etty Benveniste Oligodendrocytes and White Matter/MS                   Tara DeSilva Astrocyte Biology/Glial Neuronal Interactions           Vlad Parpura Astrocytes and Diseases (Patho-Biology)                   Harry Sontheimer   Break Basic Neurooncology                                                  Yancey Gillespie Translational Neurooncology                                     Burt Nabors Epilepsy                                                                       John Hablitz Acute Injury/Trauma                                                  Candace Floyd Neuroimmunology                                                      Chander Raman   Session II – Cores                   11:00am – 12:30pm Blueprint/Neuroscience P30                                       Michael Wyss Genomics                                                                    Molly Bray Transgenic Mice                                                         Robert Kesterson Zebrafish                                                                     Steve Watts   Lunch                                      12:30pm – 1:30pm   Session III – Training              1:30pm – 2:00pm Courses, Journal Clubs, and Training Grants              Benveniste/Brenner/Parpura/Sontheimer   Session IV – Support             2:00pm – 3:00pm Center Grants and Other Opportunities                     Benveniste/Carroll/Gillespie/ Sontheimer/Others Session V – Poster Session   3:00pm – 5:00pm Poster Session and Reception    
  • Bevill Neuroscience Symposium 2011

    Bevill Conference on Cognition and Cognitive Disorders Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Children's Harbor Building Registration and Abstract Submission Form Sponsored by the Bevill Family, the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center and the Cognition and Cognitive Disorders Initiative. On October 4, 2011, The University of Alabama at Birmingham will host the 2011 Bevill Conference on Cognition and Cognitive Disorders at Children's Harbor. Leaders in the field will discuss the latest breakthroughs in understanding basic mechanisms underlying cognition and devastating cognitive disorders. Register Now - Free registration to hear world-class speakers on cognition - Free breakfast for registered guests - Free box lunch and snacks for registered guests - Free evening reception at Birmingham's historic Vulcan Park - Free CME credit available Poster Session A poster session will feature work from UAB scientists researching different approaches to cognition and cognitive disorders. Cash prizes for best posters! The poster session will take place on the sky bridge between North Pavilion and the UAB Women and Infant's Center. Agenda 7:30 – 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast 4 th Floor Atrium, Children’s Harbor Building 8:30 – 12:00 Morning Session: Basic Mechanisms of Cognition Bradley Lecture Center, Children’s Harbor Building “Transcriptional and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Drug Addiction” Eric J. Nestler, MD PhD Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, and Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics Chair of Neuroscience Director, Friedman Brain Institute Mount Sinai Medical Center “Targets of Histone Acetylation Important for Long-Term Memory Storage” Ted Abel, PhD Brush Family Professor of Biology University of Pennsylvania "Histone Methylation in Memory Formation" Farah Lubin, PhD Assistant Professor of Neurobiology University of Alabama at Birmingham “A Role for Astrocytes in Memory Consolidation” Cristina Alberini, PhD Professor of Neural New York University “Ongoing Neural Activity and Visual Attention” Kristina Visscher, PhD Assistant Professor of Neurobiology University of Alabama at Birmingham 12:00 – 1:30 Poster Session and Lunch Women’s and Infants Center Rotunda, North Pavilion Atrium, and Joining Walkway 1:30 – 5:00 Afternoon Session: Cognitive Disorders of Aging Bradley Lecture Center, Children’s Harbor Building “Epigenetic Regulation of Gene Expression in Health and Disease” Li-Huei Tsai, PhD Picower Professor of Neuroscience Director, The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Massachusetts Institute of Technology “DNA Methylation in Memory Formation” J. David Sweatt, PhD Evelyn F. McKnight Professor and Chair of Neurobiology Director, McKnight Brain Institute University of Alabama at Birmingham “Sympathetic Sprouting, Hippocampal Cholinergic Innervation, and the Rescue of Deficits in Plasticity and Learning” Lori McMahon, PhD Professor of Physiology and Biophysics University of Alabama at Birmingham “Strategies to Reverse Neural Network Dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease” Lennart Mucke, MD Joseph B. Martin Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience Director, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease University of California, San Francisco “Brain systems abnormalities underlying cognitive neurodegenerative disorders: From basic human neuroscience to potential clinical trial markers” Bradford C. Dickerson, MD Associate Professor of Neurology Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School 6:00 – 8:00 Reception Vulcan Park and Museum Poster
  • Seminar - April 5, 2011

  • Brain Awareness Week 2011

    http://www.mcwane.org/calendar_items/848-uab_brain_awareness_week
  • 2012 Neurodevelopment/Simpson-Ramsey Symposium

    Welcome to the homepage for the 2012 Neurodevelopment/Simpson-Ramsey Symposium! Key Dates Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Abstract Submission Deadline STILL ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Glenwood Lectureship Thursday, April 26, 2012 Neurodevelopment/Simpson-Ramsey Symposium General Information and Registration The Neurodevelopment Symposium and Simpson-Ramsey Lectureship will be held in conjunction with the Glenwood Lectureship in the Margaret Cameron Spain auditorium of the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham . The symposium will feature seminars from local and invited speakers and a poster session for anyone involved in basic or clinical research related to normal or disordered brain development or child health. The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers throughout Central Alabama to discuss recent progress in the field of brain development and neurodevelopmental disorders and to provide a forum for anyone involved in research related to child mental and neurological development to interact with other researchers. You can register by clicking here - “Register Here” - or on the link below. Parking For those of you coming from off-campus, please indicate on the registration form whether you will require a parking spot. Please use the 6th Avenue Parking Structure near the corner of 19th Street and 6th Avenue South for parking. Take a ticket, and BRING IT TO THE CHECK-IN DESK for validation. Please be aware : attendees arriving after 9:00am may not be able to find parking in that lot. Directions The Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium is located at 615 18th Street South; however, the entrance to the building is on the corner of 7th Avenue and 19th Street South. Register Here
  • 2011 Neurodevelopment/Simpson-Ramsey Symposium

    Welcome to the homepage for the 2011 Neurodevelopment/Simpson-Ramsey Symposium!   Key dates   Friday April 1 st                         Abstract submission deadline Wednesday April 20 th             Glenwood Lectureship Thursday April 21 st                  Neurodevelopment/Simpson-Ramsey Symposium   General Information and Registration   The Neurodevelopment Symposium and Simpson-Ramsey Lectureship will be held in conjunction with the Glenwood Lectureship in the Alumni Auditorium of Hill University Center on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham . The symposium will feature seminars from local and invited speakers and a poster session for anyone involved in basic or clinical research related to normal or disordered brain development or child health. The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers throughout Central Alabama to discuss recent progress in the field of brain development and neurodevelopmental disorders and to provide a forum for anyone involved in research related to child mental and neurological development to interact with other researchers. You can register by clicking on the “Register Here” link below. Register Here     Parking   For those of you coming from off-campus, please indicate on the registration form whether you will require a parking spot. Parking spots will be reserved for you, ONLY IF YOU HAVE INDICATED SO ON THE REGISTRATION FORM. The parking structure is on the corner of University Avenue and 9 th Street (D9A-9 th Avenue Parking Deck), and symposium attendees must arrive between the times of 7:30 am and 10:00 am to claim a spot.      Invited Speakers   We are privileged to be hosting three outstanding external speakers at the symposium this year.   Dr. John L. Rubenstein Dr. Eric Klann Dr. Eric Courchesne     Agenda   8:45 am            Light breakfast, on-site registration 9:00 am            Opening remarks Eli Capilouto, D.M.D., Provost, UAB Ray Watts, M.D., Dean of the School of Medicine, UAB 9:15 am            Introduction to the symposium Rita Cowell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology, UAB 9:30 am            John Rubenstein, M.D. Ph.D, Nina Ireland Distinguished Professor in Child Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco 10:20 am          Coffee/snack break 10:35 am          Andrew West, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology, UAB 11:00 am          Eric Klann, Ph.D., Professor of Neural Science, New York University 11:50 am          Poster session and lunch (free) 1:00 pm            History of Simpson-Ramsey Symposium, introduction to afternoon speakers Fred Biasini, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology 1:10 pm            Rajesh Kana, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, UAB 1:35 pm            Eric Courchesne, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience, University of California at San Diego 2:25 pm            Presentation of poster awards   Abstract and Poster Submission Information   The abstract should be less than 250 words in length. Submission of the abstract is required using the online registration form BY APRIL 1st . It will be printed in an abstract book for distribution to all participants.   Poster - Maximum size of 4’ x 6’   Poster topics can include, but are not limited to   basic brain development studies of neurodevelopmental disorders (basic or clinical) child health education issues of special needs children clinical psychology clinical trials or any other discipline that relates to child mental and neurological health   Poster Awards   Posters will be judged based on   -Rationale/purpose of the study (20 pts) -Use of scientific method (35 pts) -Clarity of presentation (35 pts) -Originality and creativity (10 pts)   Here are examples of awards in the different categories (these were granted at the 2010 Symposium).   Basic research              Swati Gupta – “ Histone methylation is dynamically regulated in the entorhinal cortex during consolidation of long-term memories.”   Basic research Elizabeth Lucas – “ Parvalbumin deficiency and GABAergic dysfunction in mice lacking PGC-1α.”   Basic research – translational (any level)         Rebecca Tomlinson – “Developing mouse models of autism.”   Clinical/applied research          Heather Wadsworth – “ Neural mechanisms underlying global and local information processing in children with autism.”   Clinical/applied research          Christie Salamone – “ Developing More Ways for Children to Share Their Perceptions of Parenting Behaviors.”   Clinical/applied research – translational (any level)     Annie Garner – “ Influence of parental distracted driving on teens with and without ADHD.”   CME Credit   If you would like to receive CME credit for this event, please indicate this on the registration form.   Sponsors   We would like to enthusiastically thank the following departments and centers which made this event possible.   Simpson-Ramsey Lectureship Fund Office of the Vice President of Research Civitan International Research Center Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Department of Pediatrics Program in Translational Research in Normal and Disordered Development Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology UAB Sparks Clinics Department of Human Genetics Department of Cell Biology Department of Neurobiology Department of Pathology   Directions to the Hill University Center     Contact information   For questions about your registration, please contact Robin Burkett, rburkett@uab.edu . If you have any questions specifically about the symposium, abstracts, or poster competition, please contact Rita Cowell, rcowell@uab.edu . For any problems with the website, please contact Molly Moran, mmoran@uab.edu .   History of the Simpson-Ramsey Lectureship   The Simpson-Ramsey Lectureship was established to honor the contributions of two men who devoted much of their lives to individuals and families with developmental disabilities.   Dr. John Simpson and Dr. Joseph Ramsey helped the Sparks Center make great strides in training professionals to care for individuals with developmental disabilities.   Dr. John Simpson dedicated his medical career to improving the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.   He served as a staff physician at the Sparks Center from 1967 until his death in 1973.   While at the Center, he was known as a “people person” who never tired of serving children and families with disabilities.   An associate professor of pediatrics at UAB for 28 years, he was a member of the Jefferson County Medical Society and the Alabama State Medical Association.   Dr. Simpson was co-founder of the Charlanne School in Homewood, a residential school for children with cerebral palsy.   After being in private practice for 23 years, Dr. Joseph Ramsey joined the UAB Sparks Center in 1971 for a one-year-post-doctoral fellowship in developmental pediatrics.   After completing the fellowship, he was appointed Director of the Division of Medicine.   Increasing other pediatricians’ awareness of developmental disabilities was only one of his many contributions.   Dr. Ramsey was a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Jefferson County Medical Association, and President of the Jefferson County Pediatric Society.   He was also an associate professor of pediatrics in the UAB School of Medicine.   Previous Distinguished Simpson-Ramsey Lecturers   1978-Julius B. Richmond, MD                                                1989-Marcel Kinsbourne, MD 1979-Thomas E. Malone, PhD                                                1991-Diana Slaughter-DeFoe, PhD 1980-H. Carl Haywood, PhD                                                  1993-Wade F. Horn, PhD 1981-Phyllis B. Acosta, DrPH                                                1996-Jim Dearth, MD 1982-Jean K. Elder, PhD                                                         2002-Reid Lyon, PhD 1983-Vince L. Hutchins, MD, MPH                                       2003-Albert C. Hergenroeder, MD 1984-Edwin W. Martin, Jr., PhD                                             2004-William E. Pelham, Jr., PhD 1985-Craig T. Ramey, PhD                                                     2005-Zolinda Stoneman, PhD 1986-Marie Scott Brown, RN, PhD                                        2006-Joseph Piven, Jr., MD 1987-Paul Cassamassimo, DDS, MS                                      2007-Stephen D. Cederbaum, MD 1988-Robert J. Haggerty, MD                                                           Darryl C. DeVivo, MD                                                                                                             Lane Rutledge, MD   History of the Neurodevelopment Symposium   In 2010, Fred Biasini (Associate Professor, Department of Psychology) and Rita Cowell (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology) decided to combine efforts and expand upon the Simpson-Ramsey Lectures to include lectures by scientists researching the neurobiology of neurodevelopment disorders. The initial symposium occurred on April 22 nd , 2010, and featured lectures by Alcino Silva, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Neurobiology, University of California at Los Angeles, and Peter Mundy, Ph.D., Professor of Education and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of California-Davis. Local speakers included Lucas Pozzo-Miller (Professor, Neurobiology), Bruce Korf (Chair of Human Genetics), Maria Hopkins (Assistant Professor, Psychology), and Alan Percy (Professor, Pediatrics). Also, there was a poster session held that featured over 20 poster presentations, and six poster awards were granted (see “Poster Awards”). The symposium attracted over 200 people from 22 different departments.  
  • 2011 Neuroscience Poster Day Recap

      2011 Neuroscience Poster Day The poster day on Friday, February 18, 2011 was a great success.  Thank you to everyone who participated by presenting a talk or a poster or who attended the event to see what is going on in Neuroscience at UAB.  Talks Why do brain tumors cause seizures? Harry Sontheimer. PhD Professor, Deptment of Neurobiology Director, Civitan International Research Center Director, Center for Glial Biology in  Medicine Epigenetic Mechanisms in Memory Formation J. David Sweat, PhD Evelyn F. McKnight Chair Department of Neurobiology Director, McKnight Brain Institute Epigenetic mechanisms in the Entorhinal cortex regulate hippocampal area CA1 during consolidation of long-term memory Swati Gupta Graduate Student Laboratory of Dr. Farah Lubin Department of Neurobiology HCN Channels Constrain Network Activity Asher Albertson MSTP Student Laboratory of Dr. John Hablitz Department of Neurobiology Posters Poster Title Poster Authors The Early-Onset Torsion Dystonia Gene Product, torsinA, is a Mediator of Intracellular Stress and Homeostasis Pan Chen, John C. Ricketts, AJ Burdette, Laura A. Berkowitz, Kim A. Caldwell and Guy A. Caldwell O-GlcNAcylation is a Dynamic Modulator of Synaptic Transmission at CA3-CA1 synapses Erica W. Taylor, Lori L. McMahon  and John C. Chatham Glia in Huntington's Disease: A Study in BACHD Mice Toni Marie Mueller, William Lee, Reno C. Reyes, David Standaert, Michelle Gray The UAB Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center Recombinant Technologies Core Scott E. Phillips, Michael Brenner and Anne Theibert Analysis and cloning of the epileptic mouse mutation, teetering. Scott E. Phillips and Scott M. Wilson Association of VSNL1 with schizophrenia, frontal cortical function, and biological significance for its gene product VILIP-1 as a modulator of cAMP levels and neuronal differentiation  Braunewell K.H. Dwary A., Richter F., Schanrath K., Giegling. I., & D. Rujescu Enhanced integration of newborn neurons after neonatal insults Phyllis Pugh, Elena Adlaf, Chuan-Sheng Zhao, Sean Markwardt, Cristin Gavin, Jacques Wadiche, Linda Overstreet-Wadiche Attenuation of EAE in a Transgenic Mouse with Astrocytic Expression of the RNA Regulator HuR Crystal G. Wheeler, Burt Nabors, M.D. , Scott Barnum, Ph.D. , Xianzhen Hu , Trenton Schoeb, DVM, Ph.D., Peter H King, M.D. Gestational Nicotine Exposure Yields Changes in Neurophysiology and Neurogenesis in the Dentate Gyrus S. Hyman and R.A.J. Lester The effect of speed of processing training on eye movements Wesley Burge, Franklin Amthor, Rodolphe Nenert, Alexander Zotov, Kristina Visscher Upregulation in the Expression of Tryptophan Hydroxylase 2 (TPH2) and Tyrosine Hydroxylase (TH) in the Lower Brainstem in Major Depression. Kerman, I. A., Amilineni, N. S., Simpson, D. N., Jones, E. G., Bunney, W. E., Akil, H. , Watson, S. J. Corpus Callosum Size in Chronic Stroke Patients and its Importance to Arm Motor Recovery Chelsey Sterling. , Tyler Rickards, Ameen Barghi, Michael Graham, Ella Smith, Edward Taub, Ph.D., Victor Mark, M.D., Gittendra Uswatte, Ph. D. , Angela Chandler The relationship of ongoing EEG activity to suppression of interfering visual input: a comparison between younger and older adults Kristina Visscher, Neurobiology Ryan Vaden, Neurobiology Nathan Hutcheson, Neuroscience Lesley Bryant, Neuroscience Maximizing Spared Neural Resources in Chronic Stroke: Brain Parenchymal Fraction Correlates with Improvement due to Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Tyler Rickards, Chelsey Sterling, Michael Graham, Ameen Barghi, Victor W. Mark M.D., Edward Taub, Ph.D., Gitendra Uswatte, Ph.D. Expanded Operational Classification of Early Neurological Deterioration (END) Maruthi Kesani, MD, MS;  Clotilde Balucani, MD;  Kara Sands, MD;  Michael Lyerly, MD;  Kristian Barlinn, MD;  Limin Zhao, MD; Luis F. Cava, MD;  Ivan J. Lopez, MD;  Karen C. Albright, DO, MPH ; Anne W. Alexandrov, PhD;  Andrei V. Alexandrov, MD Altered dendritic morphology of Purkinje cells in Dyt1 GAG knock-in and Purkinje-cell specific Dyt1 conditional knockout mice Lin Zhang1, Fumiaki Yokoi1, Yuan-Hu Jin1, Mark P. DeAndrade1, Kenji Hashimoto2, David G. Standaert1 and Yuqing Li1* Vacuolar ATPase: a Putative Therapeutic Target for Neurodegenerative Disease and Acute Neuronal Injury John J. Shacka and the Shacka Lab Impaired Activity-Dependent BDNF Release From Presynaptic Mossy Fibers and TrkB/TRPC Postsynaptic Signaling in CA3 Pyramidal Neurons of Mecp2 Mutant Mice Wei Li and Lucas Pozzo-Miller CLOTBUST-Hands Free Operator Independent Ultrasound Device: Initial Safety  Testing in Healthy Volunteers Kristian Barlinn, MD; Andrew D. Barreto, MD; David S. Liebeskind MD; April Sisson, RN; Limin Zhao, MD;  Luis Cava, MD; John F. Rothrock, MD; Mark E. Schafer, PhD; John Alleman, BS, MBA; James C. Grotta, MD; Andrei V. Alexandrov, MD Estimated Peak Rarefaction Pressure Predicts Recanalization and Outcome in the Transcranial Ultrasound in Clinical SONothrombolysis (TUCSON) Trial  Kristian Barlinn, MD; Georgios Tsivgoulis, MD; Carlos A. Molina, MD; Dmitri A. Alexandrov, BSEM; Mark E. Schafer, PhD; John Alleman, BS, MBA; Andrei V. Alexandrov, MD; for the TUCSON Investigators. Mouse model of bvFTD specifically targets the salience network Dheepa Sekar The Natural Ecology of Primate Visual Cortical Neurons Timothy J. Gawne, Jack R. Wimbish, William Kraft Tau and potassium channel Kv4.2 in Alzheimer disease-related neuronal dysfunction Alicia Hall, Katie Pullom and Erik Roberson An fMRI investigation of delay discounting in schizophrenia  Kathy B. Avsar, David White, Meredith Reid, Mark Bolding, Luke E. Stoecke, James E. Cox1, Rosalyn E. Weller, Adrienne C. Lahti Post Graduate Academic Neurovascular Fellowship for Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants Significantly Increases tPA Treatment Rates: Results from the First Graduating Class of  the NET SMART Program Anne W. Alexandrov, PhD, FAAN, Tenisha Baca, MEd, Karen Albright, DO, MPH, Stephen DiBiase, Andrei V. Alexandrov, MD, for the NET SMART Faculty and Fellows HCN channels and 4-AP induced epileptiform activity Steven Palladino, Dr. John Hablitz Bradykinin promotes the chemo-tactic invasion of primary brain tumors Vedrana Montana and Harald Sontheimer Can Clinical Presentation Provide Clues to Conversion Disorder in Code Stroke Patients?  A Descriptive Analysis of Clinical Findings Mary Brethour, PhD(c), CRNP; Karen C. Albright, DO, MPH; Anne W. Alexandrov, PhD, RN, CCRN, FAAN Ventral Striatum Neurodegeneration is Linked to Behavioral Symptoms in Frontotemporal Dementia Brian A. Warmus, Dheepa R. Sekar, and Erik D. Roberson The Value of CT Perfusion (CTP) Prognostic Maps in Predicting Reversible and Irreversible Neurological Dysfunction Following Reperfusion Therapies Limin Zhao, MD; Kristian Barlinn,MD; Karen C. Albright, MD; Maruthi Kesani, MD; Kara Sands, MD;Michael Lyerly, MD; Luis Cava, MD; Clotilde Balucani, MD; Anne W. Alexandrov, PhD; Mark Harrigan, MD; Joseph A. Horton,MD2; Damon E. Patterson, MD; Andrei V. Alexandrov, MD The regulator of active DNA demethylation, Gadd45b, suppresses memory consolidation Faraz A. Sultan, Jennifer Tront, Dan A. Liebermann, J. David Sweatt Lithium ameliorates behavioral and physiological phenotypes of fragile X syndrome in Fmr1 knockout mice M. K. KING*, C. J. YUSKAITIS, M. E. MINES, and R. S. JOPE HCN Channels Constrain Network Activity Asher J. Albertson, Sydney B. Williams, Dr. John Hablitz Immunocytochemical Localization of Enkephalin in the Human Striatum: A Postmortem Ultrastructural Study Lesley A. Bryant, Joy K. Roche, Rosalinda C. Roberts Glycogen synthase kinase-3 inhibitors provide a mechanism to control neuroinflammation.  E. BEUREL, R. S. JOPE Cyberplasm Vladimir GrubiÅ¡ić, Randy Stout, Robert Grammer, Vladimir Parpura Intracellular Signaling in Schizophrenia A.Funk, R.McCullumsmith, V.Haroutunian, J.Meador-Woodruff NR2B-Chromatin Structure Regulation in the Kainate-model of epilepsy  R. Ryley Parrish, Farah D. Lubin Modulatory effect of trait anxiety on the unconditioned response during fear conditioning Kimberly H. Wood, Lawrence W. Ver Hoef, and David C. Knight Astrocytic calcium dynamics and exocytosis, and their role in synaptic neurotransmission and animal behavior. Reno C. Reyes, William Lee, Vladimir Grubisic, Randy F. Stout, Wei Liu, Erik B. Malarkey and Vladimir Parpura TARP γ and cornichon dysregulation in the ACC and DLPFC in schizophrenia J. Drummond, J. Tucholski, D. Dahl, M. Simmons, V. Haroutunian, and J. H. Meador-Woodruff   A Neuroprotective Role of Angiogenin in Models of Parkinson Disease Trent Steidinger, David Standaert, Talene Yacoubian Transduction of Dopamine Neurons by Adenoviral Vectors is Modulated by CAR Expression: Rationale for Tropism Modified Vectors in PD Gene Therapy Travis B Lewis, Joel N Glasgow, Anya M Glandon, David T Curiel, and David G Standaert. Targeting the Tau-Fyn Interaction in Alzheimer’s Disease Nick Cochran and Erik Roberson Mitochondrial Ca2+ update capacity as a therapeutictarget in Huntington's disease Ashish Kumar, Giselle M. Perry, Sara Tallaksen-Greene,Mary Y. Heng, Andrew Kneynsberg, Thomas van Groen, Peter J. Detloff, Roger L. Albin and Mathieu Lesort Inflammatory modulation of NMDA receptors on oligodendrocytes  Brandi J. Baker, Igor Gembitsky, and Tara M. DeSilva Histone Methylation: a critical regulator of long-term memory formation Swati Gupta, Robin L. Davis, Farah D. Lubin Extraction of stimulus parameters from responses of directionally selective retinal ganglion cells Przemyslaw Nowak, Timothy J. Gawne, Allan C. Dobbins, Franklin R. Amthor Directed analysis of candidate genes implicated in autism  Rebecca L. Tomlinson, Dan E. Arking and Andrew B. West The length of estrogen deprivation, not chronological age, limits the ability of estrogen replacement to enhance synaptic function in hippocampus of ovariectomized female rats. Lindsey C. Vedder, Caroline C. Smith, Amy R. Nelson, Teruko M. Bredemann, Lori L. McMahon              Insulin Deficiency Promotes Alzheimer’s Disease A. Kneynsberg, A. Kumar, G. Perry, I. Kadisha, T. van Groen, R. Jope, E. Roberson, and M. Lesort Loss of association between PGC-1alpha and its putative targets in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex of patients with schizophrenia   Rita M. Cowell, J. Matt Rutherford, Elizabeth K. Lucas, Vahram Haroutunian, James H. Meador-Woodruff Region-Specific Transcriptional Changes of Interneuron Markers in the R6/2 model of Huntington Disease Dougherty SE, Lesort M, Cowell RM Novel targets of the transcriptional coactivator PGC-1α in the brain: Implications for neurological disorders Elizabeth K. Lucas, Courtney A. Sparkman, Alisa T. Trinh, & Rita M. Cowell Impaired presynaptic structure and function in area CA1 of symptomatic Mecp2 mutant mice do not account for hippocampal hyperexcitability Gaston Calfa, Michelle D. Amaral, John Hablitz and Lucas Pozzo-Miller CaMKII regulation of chloride channels in human glioma cell proliferation Vishnu Cuddapah and Harald Sontheimer Sympathetic sprouting rescues cholinergic innervation and compensates for deficits in M1 receptor function, non-amyloidogenic processing of APP, and learning. Amy R. Nelson, Krystyna Kolasa, Caroline C. Smith, and Lori L. McMahon Glutamatergic signaling during cerebral white matter development Heather Minkel, Brandi Baker, Igor Gembitsky, and Tara DeSilva Regulation of endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced neuron death Arindam Ghosh, Barbara.J.Klocke and Kevin.A.Roth The role of the temporoparietal junction in mindreading and its dysfunction in autism Rajesh K. Kana, Ph.D., Lauren L. Libero, Hrishikesh Deshpande Voltage-gated Calcium Channels of C. elegans Glial Cells Randy F. Stout Jr., Vladimir Parpura.  Frontotemporal Dementia-related Behavioral Abnormalities in a Murine Model of Progranulin Insufficiency A. J. FILIANO, L. HERL, P. ZHOU, A. H. YOUNG, G. DIAZ-RAMIREZ, E. J. HUANG, N. DEVIDZE, R. V. FARESE, Jr, E. D. ROBERSON Using LCM-qPCR to Study Neuronal Circuitry of Schizophrenia in Postmortem Human Brain Tissue Micah Simmons, Stefani Yates, Grant Nelson, Vahram Haroutunian, Robert McCullumsmith and James H. Meador-Woodruff Environmental enrichment enhances synaptic input to newborn neurons during their critical period Jessica Chancey, Matthew Sapp, Phyllis Pugh, Elena Adlaf, Jacques Wadiche, Linda Overstreet-Wadiche Fcγ Receptors are Required for NF-κB Signaling, Microglial Activation and Dopaminergic Neurodegeneration in an AAV-synuclein Mouse Model of Parkinson’s Disease Shuwen Cao, Shaji Theodore and David G. Standaert Developmental underpinnings of individual differences in rodent novelty-seeking and emotional reactivity Sarah M. Clinton, John D. H. Stead, Sue Miller, Stanley J. Watson, and Huda Akil Virtual Interactive Presence Technology Barton L. Guthrie, M.D., Alan M. Shih, Ph.D., Marcus W. Dillavou, P. Corey Shum Altered dendritic morphology of Purkinje cells in Dyt1 GAG knock-in and Purkinje-cell specific Dyt1 conditional knockout mice  Lin Zhang, Fumiaki Yokoi, Yuanhu jin, Mark P. DeAndrade, David G. 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  • Mini Symposium - November 11, 2010

  • Seminar - November 9 2010

  • UAB Research Core Day

    If you would like to participate please fill out the Registration Form and the Booklet Form and email to Molly Moran
  • Neurodevelopment Faculty Focus Group Meeting

    I would like to extend an invitation to all faculty to attend monthly Neurodevelopment Faculty Focus Group meetings. The Neurodevelopment Group was started 3 years ago with the intent of bringing together faculty from across campus who perform or are interested in neurodevelopment research. Members of the group are interested in postnatal development, primarily, but faculty interested in embryonic development are welcome as well. At each meeting, a faculty member will discuss current data from his/her lab or recent trends in the field, and faculty are encouraged to interject with questions and comments. Meetings are very interactive and informative and have served as a great forum for people from different departments to interact and become familiar with others’ areas of research. Faculty have also used these meetings to receive input for grant proposals. Meetings are usually held at 1 pm on the third Friday of the month in the Civitan building. Here is the upcoming schedule: August 20               Jayne Ness (Pediatrics), pediatric multiple sclerosis. CIRC 120, 1pm. September 17         Leon Dure (Pediatrics), Tourette Syndrome. CIRC 120, 1pm.   October 15             To be determined. CIRC 120, 1pm. November 19          TBD. CIRC 120, 1pm January 21             Brad Yoder (Cell Biology), roles of cilia in development, relevance for neurobiology. CIRC 235c, 1pm. February 18            TBD. CIRC 120, 1pm. March 25                TBD. CIRC 235c, 1pm. April 21                   Neurodevelopment/Simpson-Ramsey symposium. Hill Auditorium.    Any of the “TBD” dates are open for those interested in presenting their research. PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL to RITA COWELL ( rcowell@uab.edu ) if you are interested in being added to the mailing list. In this way, I can let everyone know about upcoming seminars, events/RFAs that may be of interest to the neurodevelopment community, and any changes in schedule. Also, I will poll the group for suggestions for invited speakers for the annual neurodevelopment/Simpson-Ramsey symposium.   
  • 2010 Bevill Conference on Glial Biology in Medicine

    The Center for Glial Biology in Medicine is pleased to announce the upcoming Bevill Conference on Glial Biology in Medicine scheduled for December 5-7, 2010.  The preliminary conference program and registration page can be found at www.glia.uab.edu .  Through the generous support of the Bevill Family and the UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center registration fees for the 2010 conference are being waived.  We hope that you will encourage your students and postdocs to attend this upcoming meeting.  Please contact Anne Wailes ( awailes@uab.edu ) with any questions concerning the conference.  Glial Conference Poster
  • Bevills Support Comprehensive Neuroscience Center

    Neuroimaging was the focus of the Bevill Neuroscience Symposium on October 6, 2009. The family of Congressman Tom Bevill generously contributed to the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center to support the event. http://www.uab.edu/development/winterspring-2010-contents/anewlookatneuroimaging
  • Brain Awareness Week

    Brain Awareness Week (March 15-19,2010) at McWane Science Center Join Us for Brain Awareness Days at McWane 2010! Brain Awareness Week is an international initiative to advance public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. Graduate students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Center for Community Outreach and Development (CORD), Comprehensive Neuroscience Center (CNC), and the McWane Science Center are organizing activities to educate children and the general public about how the brain works. Activities include a sheep brain dissection, cow eye dissection, and various activities that illustrate how the senses work. Activities are varied and are suitable for children (and adults!) of all ages.   For more information contact: Sharday Ewell   sewell@uab.edu Bree Latner   labworks@mcwane.org  
  • CNC Seminar - Tuesday, May 11, 2010

    Seminar   Neurocognitive deficits in schizophrenia   John Adrian Sweeney, Ph.D. Director, Center for Cognitive Medicine The Neuropsychiatric Institute University of Illinois at Chicago   Tuesday, May 11, 2010 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Finley Kaul Conference Center Reception to follow the seminar in CIRC lobby   For further information – contact Molly Moran 6-6329 or mmoran@uab.edu  
  • 2010 Neurodevelopment/Simpson-Ramsey Symposium

    Welcome to the 2010 Neurodevelopment/ Simpson-Ramsey Symposium!     Wednesday, March 31 st Abstract submission deadline Wednesday April 21 st Glenwood Lectureship Thursday April 22 nd Neurodevelopment/Simpson-Ramsey Symposium
  • CNC Seminar

    Clinical gene therapy trial results for Leber Congenital Amaurosis, a form of early childhood blindness   William W. Hauswirth, PhD Rybaczki-Bullard Professor of Ophthalmology and Molecular Genetics University of Florida College of Medicine   Tuesday, January 12, 2009 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Finley Kaul Conference Center Reception to follow the seminar in PCAMS
  • Upcoming CNC Seminar: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

    Seminar   Clinical gene therapy trial results for Leber Congenital Amaurosis, a form of early childhood blindness   William W. Hauswirth, PhD Rybaczki-Bullard Professor of Ophthalmology and Molecular Genetics University of Florida College of Medicine   Tuesday, January 12, 2009 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Finley Kaul Conference Center Reception to follow the seminar in PCAMS   For further information – contact Molly Moran 6-6329 or mmoran@uab.edu      
  • Ariel Y. Deutch, Ph.D - Seminar - November 10, 2009

  • Kim Huber - Seminar - September 22, 2009

  • Bevill Neuroscience Symposium 2009

    Neuroimaging October 6, 2009 8:45 am – 3:00 pm Children’s Harbor – Bradley Conference Center 1600 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35233 For information contact cnc@uab.edu
  • Bevill Neuroscience Symposium - October 6, 2009

    Bevill Neuroscience Symposium 2009 Neuroimaging October 6, 2009 8:45 am – 3:00 pm Children’s Harbor – Bradley Conference Center 1600 6th Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35233 For information contact cnc@uab.edu    
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