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Pharmacology and Neuroscience

2014-2015 Translational Neuroscience and Pharmacology Distinguished Lecture Series/ Student Seminar Series

Fall 2014 Schedule
September 16th, 12:00pm, ACB 120
Dr. Jonathan Cohen, Harvard Medical School
Distinguished Speaker
Illuminating Drug-Receptor Interactions: the diversity of general anesthetic binding sites in GABAA and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

September 23rd, 10:00am, ACB 120
Shannon Dunn, Lab of Dr. Kumuda C. Das
Graduate Student Speaker
Title: Reduced levels of Thioredoxin in mice and the development of Diabetes

September 30th, 10:00am, ACB 120
Karl Kashfi, Lab of Dr. Michael O'Boyle
Graduate Student Speaker
Title: Spatial attention in binge-drinking and moderate-drinking college students: An fMRI investigation

October 7th, 10:00am, ACB 120
Ravi RajMohan, Lab of Dr. Michael O'Boyle
Graduate Student Speaker
Title: Neuroimaging of Face Processing in Alzheimer Disease

October 21st, 12:00pm, ACB 120
Dr. David Morilak, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Distinguished Speaker
Title: Jekyll and Hyde - Brain monoamines and neuroimmune signaling in acute and chronic stress

November 4th, 10:00am, ACB 120
Nirupama Nishtala, Lab of Dr. Michaela Jansen
Graduate Student Speaker
Title: X-ray structure of the mouse serotonin 5-HT3 receptor
November 11th, 12:00pm, ACB 120
Dr. Feng Liu, University of Texas Health Science Center
Distinguished Speaker
Title: Grb10: Negative Regulation of mTORC1 Signaling in Obesity and Metabolism

November 18th, 10:00am, ACB 120
Ismael Segura, Lab of Dr. Ruth G. Perez
Graduate Student Speaker
Title: Alpha-Synuclein impairs oligodendrocyte progenitor maturation in multiple system atrophy

November 20th, 1:00pm, ACB 220
Dr. David Klein, Texas Tech University
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Toxicology
Institute of Environmental and Human Health
Prospective Graduate Program Faculty
Title: Analytical Chemistry: What It Can Do For You and TTUHSC

November 25th, 10:00am, ACB 120
Dhyanesh Patel, Lab of Dr. George Henderson
Graduate Student Speaker
Title: Nrf2/Antioxidant response pathway in Neuroblastoma

December 2nd, 10:00am, ACB 120
Jeremy Thompson, Lab of Dr. Michaela Jansen
Graduate Student Speaker
Title: Riluzole attenuates neuropathic pain and enhances functional recovery in a rodent model of cervical spondylotic myelopathy

December 9th, 10:00am, HSC 1C120
Thinh Nguyen, Lab of Dr. Patrick Reynolds
Graduate Student Speaker
Title: Synergistic Activity of Fenretinide and the Bcl-2 Family Protein Inhibitor ABT-737 against Human Neuroblastoma


Spring 2015 Schedule
February 10th, 12:00pm, Location TBA
Dr. Thomas Kash, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Distinguished Speaker
Title: TBA

February 24th, 12:00pm, Location TBA
Dr. Danny Winder, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Distinguished Speaker
Title: TBA

March 24th, 12:00pm, Location TBA
Dr. Theodore Price, The University of Texas at Dallas
Distinguished Speaker
Novel Pharmacological Targets for the Reversal of Pain Plasticity

April 14th, 12:00pm, Location TBA
Dr. Yuan-Xian Tao, New Jersey Medical School
Distinguished Speaker
Title: TBA

May 12th, 12:00pm, Location TBA
Dr. Frank Porreca, The University of Arizona
Alexander D. Kenny Memorial Lecture 2015-Distinguished Speaker
Title: TBA