2007-2008 Seminar


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Director:
Lynn Dobrunz, Ph.D.
205-934-7923
dobrunz@uab.edu

Coordinator:

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

Date Speaker Institution Host Title
9/18/2007 Erik David Roberson
Asst.  Adjunct Professor
Dept. of Neurology
CV
University of California, San Francisco

David Standaert, M.D.
Neurology 

"Tau Regulates Susceptibility to Excitotoxicity and A-Induced Neuronal Dysfunction" 
9/27/2007 Simon Alford, Ph.D.
Professor
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University of Illinois, Chicago

Linda O. Wadiche, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurobiology

"G Proteins Target the Presynaptic Fusion Machinery: Beyond Release Probability and the Quantal Synapse" 
10/4/2007 Gavin Rumbaugh,Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Neurobiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham David Sweatt, Ph.D.
Endowed Chair and Professor
Dept. of Neurobiology
"Emerging roles for Myosin II in neurons: Implications for spine morphogenesis, synaptic plasticity and memory formation" 
10/11/2007 David Mott, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor
Dept. of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
CV
University of South Carolina

Lynn Dobrunz, Ph.D.
Dept. Neurobiology

"Subunit dependent modulation of kainate receptors: implications for epilepsy" 
10/18/2007 Serena Dudek, Ph.D.
CV
NIH - NIEHS

Lynn Dobrunz, Ph.D.
Dept. Neurobiology

"Consolidating Long-Term Potentiation: Getting to the Nucleus" 
10/25/2007 Maurizio Grimaldi, MD, Ph.D.
Pharmacologist
CV
Southern Research Institute

Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D. Dept. of Neurobiology Director, CIRC and Center for Glial Biology in Medicine

"Basic science-driven drug discovery: glial cells lead the way, neurons follow " 
11/15/2007 Antonello Bonci, M.D.
Professor, Neurology
CV

 


 

 

 

 

University of California, San Francisco
Ernest Gallo Clinic & Research Center
Robin Lester, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurobiology
"Synaptic Plasticity in the Mesolimbic System: Implications for substance abuse" 
11/29/2007 Paul Worley, M.D.
Professor
CV

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The Solomon H. Snyder
Dept. of Neuroscience

The Johns Hopkins University
Gavin Rumbaugh, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurobiology
"IEGs and synaptic plasticity" 
12/20/2007

Yi Sun, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences/Molecular & Medical Pharmacology

CV

 

University of California Los Angeles
Associate Academic Director
UCLA Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine
Lucas Pozzo-Miller, Ph.D.
Dept. Neurobiology
"Modeling neurological diseases using human embryonic stem cell-derived neurons" 
1/10/2008 Craig E. Jahr, Ph.D. 
Senior Scientist
CV
Vollum Institute
Oregon Health & Science University
Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurobiology
Director, CIRC and Center for Glial Biology in Medicine
"Neural-glial interactions" 
1/24/2008

Peter Penzes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Physiology
CV

 

Northwestern University

Gavin Rumbaugh, Ph.D.
Dept. Neurobiology

"Molecular mechanisms of synaptic structural plasticity and pathology" 
2/7/2008 Gregory Cox, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
CV
The Jackson Laboratory Scott Wilson, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurobiology
"Mouse models of neuromuscular disease" 
2/12/2008 Michelle Grey
Postdoctoral Fellow
CV
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Dr. Watts, M.D. and Dr. Standaert, M.D. 
co-sponsored by Dept of Neurology and the Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics
"BACHD mice recapitulate Huntington's Disease pathology and demonstrate pathological cell-cell interactions" 
2/21/2008 Stephen F. Traynelis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
CV

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Emory University
Dept. of Pharmacolgy
Atlanta, GA
Robin Lester, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurobiology
"Zn2+ control of NMDA receptor gating" 
2/26/2008

T. Chris Gamblin, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor
Department of Molecular Biosciences
CV

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The University of  Kansas David Standaert, M.D.  and Ray Watts, M.D. Neurology "Modeling Tau Polymerization in Alzheimer's Disease" 
3/6/2008

Hengbin Wang, Ph.D.
Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

University of Alabama at Birmingham Scott Wilson, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurobiology
"Epigenetic regulation of transcription " 
3/13/2008 Sergio Ojeda, D.V.M.
Division of Neuroscience
CV
Oregon Primate Center,
Oregan Health and Science University

Michael Brenner, PhD
UAB/Neurobiology/Glial Center

"Involvement of glial cells in the neuroendocrine control of female sexual development." 
3/20/2008 Manzoor Bhat, M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Cell & Molecular Physiology, UNC Neuroscience Center
CV

 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SOM Susan Campbell, Ph.D.
Dept. Neurobiology
"Organizing Principles of Axo-Glial Junctions Across Species" 
3/27/2008

David Gadsby, Ph.D.
Patrick A. Gerschel Family Professor and Head
Laboratory of Cardiac/Membrane Physiology
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Rockefeller University Jacques Wadiche, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurobiology
"Mapping the ion pathway through the living Na,K-ATPase pump in situ" 
3/28/2008

Anastassios Tzingounis, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral fellow
Roger Nicoll lab

Special time for this seminar!!!
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

 

University of California, San Franciso, CA Jacques Wadiche, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurobiology
"Seizing the brake: how global calcium limits neuronal excitability" 
4/1/2008 Danielle Simmons, PhD.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Dept. of Psychiatry
CV
University of California, Irvine Gavin Rumbaugh, PhD
Dept. of Neurobiology
"Up-regulating BDNF as a therapeutic strategy for Huntington Disease" 
4/3/2008 Kristina Visscher, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
CV

Brandeis University

Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurobiology Director, McKnight Brain Institute,
CIRC and Center for Glial Biology in Medicine

"Background activity alters the way we perceive and remember" 
4/8/2008

Chad Antony Dickey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology
CV

University of South Florida College of Medicine co-sponsored by the Dept. of Neurology and the Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics "Chaperones and Kinases Converge to Regulate Tau Proteotoxicity" 
4/24/2008 R. Douglas Fields, Ph.D.
Chief, Nervous System Development & Plasticity Section
CV

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National Institutes of Health, NICHD Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurobiology Director, CIRC and Center for Glial Biology in Medicine
"Activity-Dependent Myelination: Plasticity Beyond the Synapse" 
4/24/2008

David Petrik, Ph.D.
Postdoc Candidate

**Special time**

10:30am - 11:30am

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Linda Wadiche, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Neurogiology

"The Accessory Beta4 Subunit Regulates Response of BK Channels to Dephosphorylation" 
5/1/2008 Richard Robitaille, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Physiology
CV
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Université de Montréal Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurobiology
Director, CIRC and Center for Glial Biology in Medicine
"Glial cells govern synaptic plasticity" 
5/15/2008 Randy Blakely, Ph.D.
Professor
Pharmacology & Psychiatry
CV
Vanderbilt University Jacques Wadiche, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurobiology
"Suck It Up, Pay Attention and Get Moving: Dopamine, Dopamine Transporters and ADHD" 
5/20/2008

Stefan Clemens, Ph.D.
Instructor
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Faculty Candidate 

Emory University

*Special day for seminar*
Tuesday

David Sweatt, Ph.D.
John Hablitz, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurobiology
UAB
"Dynamic neuromodulation in the spinal cord: Dopamine, the autonomic system, and Restless Legs Syndrome " 
5/22/2008

Wen-Biao Gan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept of Physiology & Neruoscience

Skirball Institute Program
New York University
Michael Brenner, Ph.D./Glial Center "Structural dynamics of synapses and microglia in vivo." 
5/29/2008

Kim McAllister, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Center for Neuroscience

 

 

University of California, Davis

 

Lucas Pozzo-Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dept. of Neurobiology

cancelled 
5/29/2008

Farah Lubin, Ph.D. 
Postdoc
Dept. of Neurobiology


Faculty Candidate

 

University of Alabama at Birmingham

*Special time for seminar*
10:30 a.m. 

David Sweatt. Ph.D.
John Hablitz, Ph.D.
"EPIGENETIC GENE REGULATION IN THE ADULT HIPPOCAMPUS: IMPLICATIONS IN MEMORY FORMATION AND EPILEPSY " 
6/3/2008

Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili, Ph.D.
Instructor
Dept. Neurology

Faculty Candidate

Mass General Hospital
MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease

*Special day for seminar*
Tuesday

 

David Sweatt, Ph.D.
John Hablitz, Ph.D.
Dept. of Neurobiology
UAB
"Transcriptional dysregulation in Huntington's disease "