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2015-2016 Translational Neuroscience and Pharmacology Distinguished Lecture Series/Student Seminar Series

Distinguished Speakers
Fall 2015

September 1st
Scott Edwards
Dr. Scott Edwards
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence, Neuroscience Center of Excellence
LSU Health Sciences Center

Title: Dysregulation of Glucocorticoid Receptor Signaling in Alcohol Dependence
Location ACB 110 TechLinked EPL 212
September 15th
Jon Levine
Dr. Jon Levine
Professor and Vice-Chair, Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Faculty, Neuroscience Graduate Program
University of California at San Francisco

Title: Toward a Cell Biology of Pain
Location ACB 110 TechLinked ELP 212
October 6th
Dr. Danny Winder
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Professor of Psychiatry
School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University

Title: Mechanisms Underlying Alcohol-Induced Vulnerability Of Synaptic Function in the Extended Amygdala
Location ACB 110 TechLinked ELP 212
November 10thDaniel Morgan Dr. Daniel Morgan
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Penn State College of Medicine

Title: TBA
Location   ACB 110 TechLinked ELP 212
November 20th
Ken Mackie
Dr. Ken Mackie
Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Indiana University
Biomedical Seminar CORE IV Speaker
Title: TBA
Location ACB 110 TechLinked ELP 212
December 8thPeter Rotwein


Dr. Peter S. Rotwein
Assistant Vice President of Research
Associate Dean of Research
Chair, Dept. Of Biomedical Sciences
Paul L. Foster School of MedicineTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso
Title: Understanding the Epigenetic actions of Growth Hormone
Location ACB110 Techlinked ELP 212
TTUHSC-TTUHSC-EP Colloaboration Seminar
Sponsored by Office of Research/Pharmacology and Neuroscience

Distinguished Speakers
Spring 2015

January 27
Ruth Perez
Dr. Ruth Perez
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Center of Excellence in Neurosciences
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso

Title: Letting Nature Lead the Way to Novel Therapies for Parkinson's Disease

HSC 1C110A
March 24th
Dr. Theodore Price
Associate Professor
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas

Title: Novel pharmacological targets for the reversal of pain plasticity

ACB120 TechLinked EPAEC235
April 14th
Dr. Yuan-Xian Tao
Professor and Vice Chair of Research
Dept. of Anesthesiology
New Jersey Medical School

Title: Epigenetic mechanism of neuropathic pain: role of DNA methylation

Location ACB 120 TechLinked  EPAEC 235
May 12th
Dr. Frank Porreca
Alexander D. Kenny Memorial Lecture 2015-Distinguished Speaker
Vice Chair of Research
Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology
The University of Arizona

Title: Brain circuits mediating pain and its relief

Location ACB 120 TechLinked EPAEC 235


Distinguished Speakers
Fall 2014

September 16th         
Jonathan Cohen
Dr. Jonathan Cohen
Professor of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School

Title: Illuminating Drug-Receptor Interactions: the diversity of general anesthetic binding sites in GABAA and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

ACB 120
October 21st
David Morilak
Dr. David Morilak
Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program
Department of Pharmacology
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio

Title: Jekyll and Hyde - Brain monoamines and neuroimmune signaling in acute and chronic stress

ACB 120
November 11th
Feng Liu
Dr. Feng Liu
Department of Pharmacology
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio

Title: Grb10: Negative Regulation of mTORC1 Signaling in Obesity and Metabolism

ACB 120