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Upcoming Seminars

Neuroscience Colloquium Series
SPRING 2016

Program in Neuroscience
College of Arts and Sciences
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana



Friday, April 29 2016

Bruce Lamb, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Stark Neuroscience Researcfh Institute
Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis
http://snri.medicine.iu.edu/people/primary-investigators/bruce-lamb-ph.d./

Seminar will be held in Multidisciplinary Science Building II (MSBII), Room 102 at 12:00 p.m

Title: "Unraveling the Role of Innate Immunity in Neurodegeneration"

Abstract: "Neurodegenerative diseases are a major and increasing cause of death and disability in the World. Alzheimer’s disease (AD), frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) amongst many others, are prominent causes of dementia and shortened survival.  Tragically, the progression of these diseases is typically lengthy and there are currently no effective treatments.  Neurodegenerative disease histopathology includes a variety of intracellular and extracellular protein aggregates including extracellular deposits of the beta amyloid peptide (Aβ) in senile plaques in AD and intracellular aggregation of microtubule-associated protein tau (MAPT) and other proteins within neurons in AD, FTD and CTE as well as loss of synapses and specific neuronal populations with age across all neurodegenerative diseases.  In addition, there is dramatic reaction of innate immune cells within the brain.  Genetic findings unambiguously implicate innate immune cells and signaling pathways in neurodegenerative disease pathogenesis.  Most importantly, in late 2012, rare heterozygous coding mutations in TREM2, a gene exclusively expressed by myeloid cells, were identified that substantially increase risk for AD directly implicating innate immunity in neurodegeneration.  Recent studies conducted by the Lamb laboratory and to be presented in this seminar provide novel insights into the expression and cellular localization and role of TREM2 in AD pathogenesis with direct implications for the development and progression of the two hallmark AD pathologies (Aβ and MAPT) and development of a TREM2-focused biomarker for AD."

Co-sponsored with the Gill Center




 

PAST COLLOQUIA



Monday, April 4, 2016

David A. Lewis, M.D.
Director
Translational Neuroscience Program
University of Pittsburgh
http://www.tnp.pitt.edu/pages/aboutfrm_mb1.htm

Title: "A Neural Substrate for Impaired Cortical Network Oscillations and Cognitive Dysfunction in Schizophrenia"

Co-sponsored with the Gill Center


Monday, April 18, 2016

Rodney Samaco, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
https://www.bcm.edu/people/view/b249c1c8-ffed-11e2-be68-080027880ca6

Title: "Shared and unique neurobehavioral and molecular features of genetic ASD rodent models"

Co-sponsored with the Gill Center


Monday, March 28, 2016-CANCELLED. Talk will be rescheduled at a later date.

Yasmin Hurd, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Systems Therapeutics
Mount Sinai Hospital
http://www.mountsinai.org/profiles/yasmin-hurd

Title: "Epigenetic Imprint on Brain as a Consequence of Developmental Cannabis Exposure"

Co-sponsored with the Gill Center


Monday, March 21, 2016

Marian L. Logrip, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, IN
http://psych.iupui.edu/people/marian-l-logrip

Title: "Sex differences in stress-alcohol comorbidity: underlying circuitry and behavioral outcomes"


Monday, February 29, 2016

Andy Saykin, Psy.D.
Raymond C. Beeler Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
Indiana University School of Medicine
http://snri.medicine.iu.edu/people/primary-investigators/andrew-saykin-psy-d/

Title: "Alzheimer's disease: progress and challenges on the road to prevention"


Monday, February 8, 2016

Asif Ghazanfar, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychology
Princeton University
https://psych.princeton.edu/psychology/research/ghazanfar/index.php

Title: "The Evolution and Developmental Neuromechanics of Vocal Communication"

Co-sponsored with the IU Cognitive Science Program


Monday, December 14, 2015

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Ph.D., ATC
Kenan Distinguished Professor
Department of Exercise and Sport Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
http://exss.unc.edu/faculty-staff/kevin-guskiewicz/

Title: “State of Sport Concussion: 
Paranoia vs. Legitimate Concern”

Co-sponsored with the IU Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health; and the Vision Sciences Program in the School of Optometry.


Friday, December 4, 2015

Luke Remage-Healey, Ph.D.

Neuroscience and Behavior Program
Center for Neuroendocrine Studies
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
http://www.umass.edu/healeylab/

Title: "Estrogens, Vocal Learning, and Auditory Plasticity in Songbirds"

Co-sponsored with the Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Program in Biology.



Monday, November 30, 2015

Gary Marsat, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
West Virginia University
http://biology.wvu.edu/faculty/faculty-pages/gary-marsat

Title: "Neural codes for behaviorally relevant signals: efficient coding strategies for different perceptual tasks"

Co-sponsored with CISAB



Monday, November 9, 2015

**CANCELLED**

Patricia Churchland, B. Phil., LLD (hon)
Professor Emerita, Department of Philosophy
University of California, San Diego
http://philosophyfaculty.ucsd.edu/faculty/pschurchland/index_hires.html

Title: "Where do moral values come from?"

Co-sponsored with the IU Cognitive Science Program




November 2, 2015

A. Vania Apkarian, Ph.D.
Northwestern University School of Medicine
Website: http://apkarianlab.northwestern.edu/index.php

Title: "Transition to chronic pain: Predictors and consequences"

Co-sponsored with the IU Gill Center for Biomolecular Science



Monday, October 12, 2015

Amy J. Bastian, Ph.D., P.T.
Professor of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD
First Chief Science Officer, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/profiles/results/directory/profile/1771518/amy-bastian

Title: "Learning and Relearning Movement"

Co-sponsored with the IU Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health




Monday, October 5, 2015

**CANCELLED**

Deanna Barch, Ph.D.
Washington University, St. Louis
https://psychweb.wustl.edu/people/deanna-barch

Title: "Connectomics, Cognition & Psychopathology: A Tale of Many Regions"

Co-sponsored with the IU Cognitive Science Program


Monday, September 28, 2015

Randall C. O'Reilly Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Institute of Cognitive Science
Center for Neuroscience
University of Colorado, Boulder
http://psych.colorado.edu/~oreilly

Title: "The Emergence of Symbolic Cognition from Sensory-Motor Dynamics"

Co-sponsored with the IU Cognitive Science Program



Monday, September 21, 2015

Sue Carter, Ph.D.
Director, The Kinsey Institute,
Rudy Professor, Department of Biology
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/about/carter.htmlTitle: "Oxytocin and Human Evolution: "What's love got to do with it?"


Friday, May 1, 2015

Barnett Schlinger, Ph.D.
Department of Physiological Science
Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology and Avian Biology
Brain Research Institute
University of California, Los Angeles
https://www.ibp.ucla.edu/physcifacultyindiv.php?FacultyKey=356

Title: "Androgens, Courtship, and the Neuromuscular Control of Athleticism: Lessons from an Exuberant Tropical Bird”

Co-sponsored with the IU Department of Biology's Evolution, Ecology & Behavior Graduate Program



Monday, April 13, 2015

Charles Schroeder, Ph.D.
Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research and Columbia University Medical Center
http://www.rfmh.org/nki/programs/cnnl.cfm

Title: "Neuronal mechanisms of temporal prediction in active sensing"

Co-sponsored with the Gill Center


Monday, April 6, 2015

Cheryl Conrad, Ph.D. Arizona State University, Department of Psychology
https://psychology.clas.asu.edu/faculty/cheryl-conrad

Title: "Consequences of chronic stress on the brain and behavior: Mechanisms for resilience"

Co-sponsored with the Gill Center


Monday, March 30, 2015
Susan G. Amara, Ph.D.
Director of the Division of Intramural Research Programs, National Institute of Mental Health
https://intramural.nimh.nih.gov/od/od_amara_s.html

Title: "Dynamic regulation of signaling pathways in dopamine neurons: the intracellular actions of amphetamines"

Co-sponsored with the Gill Center


Monday, March 9, 2015
Richard Ivry, Ph.D.

University of California, Berkeley, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Institute

http://psychology.berkeley.edu/people/richard-ivry

Title: "Embodied decision making:  System interactions in sensorimotor adaptation and reinforcement learning"

Co-sponsored with the Cognitive Science Program


Monday, March 2, 2015
Tony Movshon, Ph.D.

New York University, Center for Neuroscience
http://www.cns.nyu.edu/corefaculty/Movshon.php

Title: “Cortical and perceptual processing of visual form”

Co-sponsored with the Cognitive Science Program


Monday, February 23, 2015
Michael Bruchas, Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
Departments of Anesthesiology, Anatomy, and Neurobiology
http://www.bruchaslab.org/Home.html

Title: "Dissecting neural circuits and GPCR signaling in stress behavior"

Co-sponsored with the Gill Center


Cancelled due to inclement weather, will reschedule.

Monday, February 2, 2015
A. Vania Apkarian, Ph.D.
Northwestern University, School of Medicine, Northwestern Institute of Neuroscience
http://apkarianlab.northwestern.edu/aboutUs/vapkarian.php

Title: "Transition to chronic pain: Predictors and consequences"

Co-sponsored with the Gill Center



Monday, January 26, 2015
Zuoxin Wang, Ph.D.
Florida State University, Department of Psychology
http://www.psy.fsu.edu/faculty/wang.dp.html

Title: "The monogamous brain"

Co-sponsored with the Gill Center


Monday, November 3, 2014
Yael Niv, Ph.D.
Princeton University, Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology
http://www.princeton.edu/~yael/

Title: "Task representations, why they matter, and how we learn them"

Co-sponsored with the Cognitive Science Program


Monday, October 27, 2014
Peter Strick, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Department of Neurobiology and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
http://www.neurobio.pitt.edu/faculty/strick.htm

Title: "Basal ganglia loops with the cerebral cortex and cerebellum: circuits for movement, cognition and affect"

Co-sponsored with Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Clinical Science Program


Monday, October 20, 2014
Norbert Fortin, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology & Behavior and Center for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
University of California at Irvine
http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=5602

Title: "The neurobiology of the memory for sequences of events: A synergistic approach in rats and humans" 

Co-sponsored with the Gill Center


Monday, October 13, 2014
Todd Braver, Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Psychology
https://psychweb.wustl.edu/people/todd-braver

Title: "Flexible neural mechanisms of cognitive control"

Co-sponsored with the Cognitive Science Program


Monday, October 6, 2014
Samuel S. Wang, Ph.D.
Princeton University, Department of Molecular Biology and Princeton Neuroscience Institute
http://molbio.princeton.edu/faculty/molbio-faculty/139-wang

Title: "The cerebellum, sensitive periods, and autism


Monday, August 25, 2014
Marco Bortolato, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy
https://pharmacy.ku.edu/marco-bortolato

Title: "Modeling Gene x environment interactions in pathological aggression: A neurodevelopmental perspective"


April 23, 2014
R. Grace Zhai, Ph.D.
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL 33136

Title: "A balancing act: how to regulate the neuroprotective and NAD synthetic role of NMNAT"


April 4, 2014
Catherine Woolley, Ph.D.
Northwestern University

Title: "Acute estrogen modulation of synapses in the hippocampus"


November 20, 2013
Melanie Kelly, Ph.D.
Dalhousie University

Title: "The ocular endocannabinoid system: therapeutic prospects for cannabinoid drugs"


October 30, 2013
Tatiana Foroud, Ph.D.
P. Michael Conneally Professor
Chancellor's Professor
Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics
Indiana University, School of Medicine, IUPUI
http://genetics.medicine.iu.edu/faculty/tatiana-foroud-ph-d/
Title: "Genetics of neurodegenerative disorders"


Monday, October 7, 2013
Jochen Triesch, Ph.D.
Johanna Quandt Research Professor
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
J. D. Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
http://fias.uni-frankfurt.de/~triesch/
Title:  "Self-organization and unsupervised learning in recurrent neural networks"
Co-sponsored with the Cognitive Science Program.


October 2, 2013
Philip L. Johnson, Ph.D.
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Indiana University, School of Medicine, IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana
http://anatomy.iupui.edu/people/faculty/primary-faculty/johnson-philip-l-phd/
Title: "Hypothalamic orexin system’s role in narcolepsy, and emerging role in anxiety and hot flashes"


September 25, 2013
Bruce L. McNaughton, Ph.D.
The University of Lethbridge
Indiana Memorial Union, Whittenberger Auditorium during the 2013 Gill Symposium.
Title:  "Doughnuts in the brain: A toroidal attractor theory of the cognitive map"


September 25, 2013
Loren M. Frank, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Indiana Memorial Union, Whittenberger Auditorium during the 2013 Gill Symposium.
Title: "Neural substrates of memory and decision-making"


September 25, 2013
Ivan Soltesz, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine
Indiana Memorial Union, Whittenberger Auditorium during the 2013 Gill Symposium.
Title: "Organization and control of hippocampal chronocircuits"