Weekly Neuroscience Brownbag Talks

Mark your calendars and come join us for this semester's NSC Brownbag Series. All presentations will be held in GR 4.301 from 1:00-2:00pm, unless noted otherwise. Refreshments provided.





Sep 2, 2011 Mike Kilgard. PhD Directing Cortical Plasticity to Understand and Treat Neurological Disease
Sep 9 Noah Sasson, PhD Developmental Mechanisms of Social Cognitive Impairment in Autism and Schizophrenia
Sep 16   Open
Sep 29 Seth Hayes, MD Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein and Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors Affect Neocortical Network Function
Sep 30 David Pena Using Targeted Neural Plasticity to Facilitate Extinction of Fear Conditioning
Oct 7 Niveditha Vathsangam Genetic Manipulation of Amygdala NMDARs via Recombinant Lentivirus
Oct 14 Swagata Roychowdhury Role of Norepinephrine on Sustained Attention and Impulsivity
Oct 21 Chris Cowan, PhD Transcriptional Mechanisms of Synapse Elimination: Implications for Cocaine-Induced Behavioral Plasticity
Oct 28 David Self, PhD Bidirectional Modification of Reward and Relapse Pathways in Cocaine Addiction
Nov 4 Wei Hu Chronic Ethanol Effect on Synaptic Plasticity on Deep Pyramidal Cells of Prefrontal Cortex
Nov 11   Society for Neuroscience Conference
Nov 25   Thanksgiving
Dec 9 Marise Parent, PhD Reciprocal Interactions Between Energy Intake and Memory
Jan 27, 2012 Dean Buonomano, PhD The Neural Basis of Learning and Temporal Processing
Feb 3 Genevieve Konopka, PhD Human-Specific Signaling Networks Underlying Language and Cognition
Feb 17 Antonello Bonci, MD TBA
Mar 2

GR 4.428
Gef Farmer, PhD Dissertation Defense: Comparing Learning-Specific Plasticity in Pyramidal Cells of Amygdala and Hippocampus Across Different Learning Tasks
Mar 9 Brenton Cooper, PhD TBA
Mar 16   Spring Break
Mar 23 Navid Khodaparast First Year Project Presentation
Mar 30 Jonathan Terman, PhD Molecular and Biochemical Mechanisms Linking Extracellular Guidance Cues to Actin Cytoskeletal Alterations
Apr 6 Carol Tamminga, MD TBA
Apr 20 Anwesha Banerjee First Year Project Presentation: Impairment of Cortical GABAergic Synaptic Transmission In an Environmental Rat Model of Autism
Apr 27 Linda Perrotti, PhD Exploring Anxiety and Hormonal Status as Vulnerability Factors to Addictive Patterns of Behavior
May 4 Vivek Jeevakumar First Year Project Presentation