2009-2010 Seminar


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Director:
Vlad Parpura, M.D., Ph.D.
205-996-7369
vlad@uab.edu

Coordinator:
Jan Phillips
205-934-2452
jancphil@uab.edu

Date Speaker Institution Host Title
9/10/2009

David E. Featherstone, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor
featherstone

NBL703 Credit

University of Chicago Vladimir Parpura, MD, PhD "Molecular mechanisms controlling glutamatergic synapse strength and behavior" 
9/17/2009

Joseph Ayers, Ph.D.
Professor

NBL 703 credit

Northeastern University Vladimir Parpura, MD, PhD "Neurotechnology for Biomimetic Robots and Neurorehabilitation" 
10/1/2009

George Augustine, Ph.D.
Professor
medium_Augustine 
NBL703 Credit

Duke University School of Medicine

Vladimir Parpura, MD, PhD

"Synaptic biophotonics: Novel optogenetic methods for defining brain Circuitry" 
10/29/2009

Dale Benos, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair
dbenos

NBL 703 Credit

University of Alabama at Birmingham Vladimir Parpura, Ph.D. "Plasticity of ENaC;ASIC" 
11/5/2009

Robert Lipsky, Ph.D.
Director
 rlipsky
NBL 703 Credit

Inova Health System
Inova Fairfax Hospital

Farah Lubin, Ph.D.

"Epigenetic regulation of gene expression: potential targets for therapeutic intervention in the CNS." 
11/12/2009 Michael V. Sofroniew, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
msofroniew
NBL 703 Credit
University of California, Los Angeles Michael Brenner, Ph.D.
co-sponsored with the
Center for Glial Biology in Medicine
"Molecular dissection of reactive astrogliosis and glial scar formation" 
11/19/2009

Lucas Pozzo-Miller, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor

NBL 720 Credit

University of Alabama at Birmingham David Sweatt, Ph.D. "BDNF actions on both sides of synapses: TRPC channels, MeCP2 and the cellular neuropathology of Rett syndrome" 
12/3/2009

Ricardo C. Araneda, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
raraneda
NBL 703 Credit

University of Maryland Lucas Pozzo-Miller, PH.D. "Neuromodulation of inhibitory neurons in the olfactory bulb" 
12/9/2009

Kelly Monk, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Developmental Biology

Stanford University

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

3:00 p.m.

BBRB 170

"Zebrafish Genetics Uncover New Regulators of Myelination" 
12/17/2009

Robin Lester, Ph.D.
Asso. Professor

NBL 703 Credit

University of Alabama at Birmingham  David Sweatt, Ph.D. “How I learned to stop worrying and love nicotine” 
1/7/2010 Selva Baltan, M.D., Ph.D.
Asst. Professor
sbaltan
NBL 703 Credit
University of Washington, Seattle

Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D.

co-sponsored with CIRC & Center for Glial Biology in Medicine

"Oligodendrocyte injury following white matter ischemia " 
1/14/2010

Craig Powell, M.D., Ph.D.
Asst. Professor

NBL 703 Credit

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center David Sweatt, Ph.D. "Animal Models of Autism: Molecular Mechanisms to Potential Therapies" 
1/21/2010

Scott Wilson, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor

NBL 703 Credit

University of Alabama at Birmingham David Sweatt, Ph.D. "Different roles for the proteasome at central and peripheral nervous system synapses revealed by Usp14" 
1/28/2010

Kevin J. Staley, M.D.
Professor
Staley


NBL 703 Credit

Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts Gen Hosp

John Hablitz, Ph.D. "Neuronal ion transport, GABA-mediated synaptic signaling and seizure therapy " 
2/4/2010

Steven E. Petersen, Ph.D.
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
petersen

NBL 703 Credit

Washington University St. Louis Kristina Visscher, Ph.D. "Network analysis of large-scale brain organization and development" 
2/11/2010 Tallie Z. Baram, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor

NBL 703 Credit
University of California, Irvine John Hablitz, Ph.D. "How does the brain become epileptic? plasticity, epigenetics, ion channels" 
2/18/2010

Shannon G. Matta, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor

NBL 703 Credit

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Robin Lester, Ph.D.

"Neuronal mechanisms underlying transgenerational use of nicotine and alcohol" 
2/25/2010 Bruce Bean, Ph.D.
Professor
bean

NBL 703 Credit
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
Jacques Wadiche, Ph.D. "Treating pain through TRP channels" 
2/26/2010 Zhuan Zhou, Ph.D.
Professor and Senior Investigator

Institute of Molecular Med.
Peking University

Different day, time and place!!!

Friday, Feb. 26th
11:00am
Shelby  #1015

Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D.

co-sponsored by:
Atomic Force Microscopy & Nanotechnology Laboratories.

"Modulation of neurotransmitter release by Action potential codes in striatum in vivo" 
3/4/2010

Massimo Scanziani, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair

NBL 703 Credit

University of California, San Diego Neurobiology Graduate Students "Excitation and Inhibition in Cortical Space" 
3/12/2010

Robert Zorec, Ph.D.
Professor
03702-_zorec

NBL 703 credit
 

University of Ljubljana 

  
Special Day
Friday, Mar 12
1:30pm
Shelby #1015
 

Vlad Parpura, M.D., Ph.D.

"Exocytosis, Vesicle Discharge and Fusion Pore Regulation in Peptidergic Vesicles" 
3/25/2010 Karen L. Gamble, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor

kgamble

NBL 703 Credit

University of Alabama at Birmingham John Hablitz, Ph.D "Alarm clocks and snooze buttons: Entrainment mechanisms of the mammalian circadian clock" 
4/1/2010

Etty Benveniste, Ph.D.
Professor/Chairman
ebenveniste


NBL 703 Credit

University of Alabama at Birmingham Vlad Parpura, M.D., PH.D. 'Role of SOCS Proteins in Influencing Glial Cell Function”. Biosketch is attached" 
4/8/2010

Craig Garner, Ph.D.
Professor
garner-craig.1

NBL 703 Credit

Stanford School of Medicine

Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D.

co-sponsored with UAB Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center

"Synaptic mechanisms underlying cognitive impairment in Down syndrome" 
4/15/2010

Thomas Otis, Ph.D.
Professor
totis

NBL 703 Credit

UCLA Jacques Wadiche, Ph.D. "Novel optical approaches to probe single neuron signaling and circuit function in cerebellum" 
5/6/2010

Jack Parent, M.D.
Assoc. Professor

research2_parent

NBL 703 Credit

University of Michigan Medical Center Linda Wadiche, Ph.D. "Stem Cells in Epilepsy Models and Stem Cell Models of Epilepsy" 
5/13/2010

Jens R. Coorssen, Ph.D.
Foundation Chair, Mole. Phy.
Prof_Jens_Coorssen


NBL 703 Credit

SOM School of Biomedical & Health Sciences
College of Health & Science
University of Western Sydney
NSW, Australia

Vlad Parpura, M.D., Ph.D.

co-sponsored by:
Atomic Force Microscopy & Nanotechnology Laboratories

"New approaches to dissecting the mechanism of Ca2+-Triggered Membrane Fusion." 
5/20/2010

Jason Christie, Ph.D.

NBL 703 Credit

Max Planck Florida Institute Jacques Wadiche, Ph.D. "Calcium-dependent modulation of release by somatic depolarization" 
5/27/2010

Edwin R. Chapman, Ph.D.
Professor
fac_chapman-ed_140w


NBL 703 Credit

University of Wisconsin

Lucas Pozzo-Miller, Ph.D.

"Synaptotagmins: roles in the nanomechanics of membrane fusion and in synaptic plasticity" 
6/4/2010

Iria Mª González-Dopeso Reyes
Visiting Scholar

 

New day and place
Shelby #1015
June 4, 2010
1:30 pm

University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Dr. Emma Perez-Costas, Ph.D.

"Study of the expression and functional mechanisms of the extracellular matrix protein reelin, during prenatal development of the rat brain"