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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 20th, 2:00pm, ACB 220
Dr. Joshua Lawrence, University of Montana
Associate Professor
COBRE Center for Structural and Functional Neuroscience
Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences
Faculty Candidate
Title: Cholinergic neuromodulation of parvalbumin-positive neurons: physiological boom and pathological bust

November 25th, 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

December 2nd, 10:00am, ACB 120
Jeremy Thompson, Lab of Dr. Volker Neugebauer
Graduate Student Speaker
Title: Beneficial effects of riluzole in neuropathic pain- evidence for actions in the brain

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

December 11th, 12:00pm, HSC 1C125
Yao-Ying Ma, University of Pitssburgh
Research Associate
Department of Neuroscience
Faculty Candidate
Title: The Yin and Yang of Drug Addiction

December 15th, 10:00am, ACB 120
Dhyanesh Patel, Lab of Dr. George Henderson
Graduate Student Speaker
Title: Nrf2/Antioxidant response pathway in Neuroblastoma


Spring 2015 Schedule
January 27th, 1:00pm, 1C110A - Tech Linked to EPAEC 235
Dr. Ruth Perez, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Title: Letting Nature Lead the Way to Novel Therapies for Parkinson's Disease

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