2013-2014 Seminars

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Seminar Series

...All regular seminars are held on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m....
Bevill Building, room 170
NBL 703 Seminar
Syllabus 
     
Director:
Vlad Parpura, M.D., Ph.D.
205-996-7369
vlad@uab.edu

Sweatt 3  Coordinator:
Jan Phillips
205-934-2452
jancphil@uab.edu

Date  / Host  Speaker Title 
     
08/29/2013
CNET Seminar
co-sponsored by the
Dept. of Neurobiology
Host:

Erik Roberson, MD, PhD
NBL 703 Credit
 
JeremyJeremy H. Herskowitz, Ph.D.
Instructor
Emory University SOM
"Targeting the Rho/ROCK Pathway to Combat Cognitive Decline" 
CV
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09/19/2013
Host:
Lucas Pozzo-Miller, Ph.D.
NBL 703 Credit 
Helen ScharfmanHelen Scharfman, Ph.D.
Professor
NY University, Langone Medical Center
Center for Dementia Research
"Actions of estrogen and androgen in hippocampus and the role of BDNF"
CV
Helen Scarfman2

 
 
09/26/2013 
Host:
Linda O. Wadiche, Ph.D.
NBL 703 Credit
John Hofaculty photogenesch, Ph.D.
Professor

University of Penn, Perelman SOM
"Neurogenomics of the Circadian Clock"
CV
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10/10/2013
Host:
Jacques Wadiche, Ph.D.
NBL 703 Credit 
394 2John T. Williams, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Vollum Institute

"Dopamine mediated synaptic inhibition
in the ventral midbrain
"
CV
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10/24/2013
Host:
David Sweatt, Ph.D.
Erik Roberson, MD, PhD

NBL 703 Credit  

KaminskySteve Kaminsky, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer
International Rett Syndrome Foundation

Co-sponsored by: CNC and Civitan
                      

"Rett Syndrome and preparing a grant toa private organization"
CV
Flyer 
 

11/07/2013
Host:
Vlad Parpura, M.D., Ph.D.
NBL 703 Credit

 

UAB 

Mini

Symposium
NBL 703 Credit
Special Location for Symposium....Shelby 1015

"Physiology and Pathophysiology
of Astroglia" 

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11/07/2013  Christian Giaume, Ph.D., DRI CntsChristian Giaume
Collège De France
Paris, France

 
"Glial connexin/pannexin expression and function in the context of Alzheimer's disease"
CV 
11/07/2013  vincent prevotVincent Prévot, Ph.D.
Inserm, Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Center
University of Lille 2, France

 "Tanycytes as gatekeepers of the Metabolic Brain"
CV
11/07/2013  Brian Gulbransen, Ph.D.Gulbransen lg
Michigan State University
“Death stars of the gut: Interactions between enteric glia and neurons in health and disease”
CV
11/07/2013   NannaNanna MacAulay, Ph.D.
University of Copenhagen
Cx43 hemichannel permeability – half the story?
CV
11/07/2013  Alfonso Araque, Ph.D.alfonso-araque
Cajal Institute, CSIC
Madrid, Spain

"Astrocytes mediate cholinergic-induced synaptic plasticity in vivo"
CV 
11/07/2013  Richard Robitaille, Ph.D.Robitaille3
University of Montréal, Canada
"Dynamic deciphering and modulation of synaptic competition by glial cells at the neuromuscular synapses"
CV 
11/07/2013  OlietStéphane Oliet, M.D., Ph.D.
Inserm U862 - Neurocentre Magendie
University of Bordeaux, France

 
 "Surface dynamics of astroglial glutamate transporter GLT-1"
CV
11/07/2013 

Pavle AndjusPavle Andjus, Ph.D.
University of Belgrade, Serbia  

"Humoral basis of neuroinflammation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-studies onastrocytes in culture"
CV 
Mini Symposium
co sponsored by: 
Center for Glial Biology in Medicine
Nutrition Obesity Research Center
Center for Structural Biology
Comprehensive Neuroscience Center
Center for Clinical and Translational Science
BERM Center
Comprehensive Center for Health Aging
 
 

 
 
12/19/2013
CNET Seminar
co-sponsored by the
Dept. of Neurobiology

Host:

Erik Roberson, MD, PhD
NBL 703 Credit
 
Catrina Sims Robinson, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Institute of Gerontology, Medical School
 "Central insulin resistance may play a role in obesity-induced cognitive impairment"
CV
  Flyer
 

 
1/09/2014
Host:
Jacques Wadiche, Ph.D.
NBL 703 Credit  
untitledRoger Nicoll, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco 
" Long term potentiation: the bare bones"
CV
  Flyer  

 
1/16/2014
CNET Seminar
co-sponsored by the
Dept. of Neurobiology

Host:
Talene Yacoubian, MD, PhD
NBL 703 Credit 
Pamela-McLeanPamela J. McLean, Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic
"Alpha-synuclein as a target for Parkinson’s disease therapeutics"
CV
Flyer
 

 
1/23/2014
Host:
Vlad Parpura, M.D., Ph.D.
NBL 703 Credit

Srdjan Djurovic, PhD
Professor
UiO: Instittute of Clinical Medicine

"Using stem cells to
understand the underlying mechanisms of polygenic risk of severe mental
disorders"

CV
Flyer

 
 
2/3/2014
Host:
John Hablitz, Ph.D.
NBL 703 Credit  
Jeremy Day, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Alabama, Birmingham

♥Different day and time
Shelby 1015 at 10:00am on Monday

 
"Epigenetic Regulation
of Brain Reward Circuitry
" 

 
2/6/2014
Host:
Neurobiology Graduate students
NBL 703 Credit
 

Kerry and KoalaKerry Ressler, MD, PhD
Professor
Emory University
 

 "Risk and Resilience for Fear Related Disorder: From Pavlov to PTSD"
CV
Flyer

 
 
 
2/13/2014
Host:
John Hablitz, Ph.D.
 
NBL 703 Credit 
Quan Lin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Los Angeles
This seminar has been postponed until
Tuesday Feb. 18th.

♠ Different place and time
SHELBY 1015 10:00am
"microRNA
regulation of dendritogenesis during early development influences fear behavior
in adulthood"

 
2/20/2014 
Host:
Gwen King,Ph.D.
NBL 703 Credit
Grant-MeridaMerida Grant, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
UAB

This seminar has been cancelled
 

 
2/20/2014
CNET Seminar
co-sponsored by
the Dept. of Neurobiology
Host:
Andrew West, PhD
NBL 703 Credit
Volpicelli-DaleyLaura Volpicelli-Daley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
UAB
 
"“How can novel models of alpha-synuclein aggregation advance our understanding of Parkinson Disease?”
CV
  Flyer 
 

 
2/25/2014 
Host:
John Hablitz, P.h.D.
NBL 703 Credit
Andrii RuDenko, P.h.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
 Massachusetts institute of Technology
This seminar has been cancelled

 
3/6/2014
Host:
Robin Lester, Ph.D.
NBL 703 Credit 
Nawy picScott Nawy, Ph.D.
Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
"Plasticity in the retina: A
tale of two synapses
"

CV
Flyer
 

 
3/13/2013
CGBM
co-sponsored by the
Dept. of Neurobiology

Host:
Michelle Olsen, PhD
NBL 703 Credit 
khakh 2Baljit S. Khakh, Ph.D.
Professor
David Geffen School of Medicine
UCLA 
  "Conditions and constraints for astrocyte calcium signaling in the hippocampal mossy fiber pathway"
CV
   Flyer
 

 
3/20/2014 
CNET Seminar
co-sponsored by
the Dept. of Neurobiology
Host:
Andrew West, PhD
NBL 703 Credit
00099Karen O'Malley, Ph.D.
Professor
Washington University SOM 
 "Role of axon transport in experimental models of Parkinson's disease"
CV
Flyer

 
4/3/2014
CNET Seminar
co-sponsored by
the Dept. of Neurobiology

Host:
Erik Roberson, MD, PhD
NBL 703 Credit  
DiamondM 3701 72Marc Diamond, M.D.
Professor
Washington Univeristy in St. Louis 
  "Tau as a prion: Implications for diagnosis and therapy of neurodegenerative diseases"
CV
Flyer

 
  
4/10/2014
CNET Seminar
co-sponsored by
the Dept. of Neurobiology
Host:
Andrew West, PhD
NBL 703 Credit  
Golde 2Todd Golde, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
University of Florida 

This seminar has been cancelled
  

 
  
 4/10/2014
CNET Seminar
co-sponsored by
the Dept. of Neurobiology
Host:
Andrew West, PhD
NBL 703 Credit
GoldbergMatthew Goldberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
UT Southwestern 
"Molecular Mechanisms of Mutations Linked to Familial Parkinson’s Disease"
CV 

 
 4/24/2014
CNET Seminar
co-sponsored by
the Dept. of Neurobiology
Host:
Talene Yacoubian, MD, PhD
NBL 703 Credit
Chen-PlotkinAlice Chen-Plotkin, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Perelman SOM
University of Pennsylvania 
 "Big screens to find genes/proteins and where you go from there: Two examples in neurodegeneration"
CV
Flyer 

 



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