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

Distinguished Speakers
Spring 2016

Date Presentation
February 23rd
Dr. Bassel E. Sawaya
Dr. Bassel E. Sawaya
Professor, Department of Neurology
Head, Molecular Studies of Neurodegenerative Diseases Laboratory
Temple University School of Medicine

Title: HIV-1 and Aging:  Deciphering the Puzzle
Location HSC 1C110B TechLinked EPL 235
April 21st
Dr. P. Jefffrey Conn
Dr. P. Jeffrey Conn
Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery
2016 ADK Recipient

Title: Meeting the Challenge:  Discovery of new therapeutic agents for treatment of brain disorder
Location ACB 110 
May 10th
Dr. Vania Apkarian
Dr. Vania Apkarian
Professor of Physiology, Surgery, Anesthesia, Cognitive Brain Mapping Group, and Neuroscience Institute
Professor of Psychiatry
Northwestern University Medical School

Title: Signatures and Predeictors of Chronic Pain
Location HSC 1C110B TechLinked ELP 235


Distinguished Speakers
Fall 2015

Date Presentation
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: Mechanisms of Tolerance of Cannabinoid Drugs
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: CB2 Receptor Signaling in Neurons and the Consequences of CB2 Receptor Functional Selectivity
Location ACB 100 
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