Seminars and Graduate Journal Club Series

Seminars: Rayford Auditorium Room 106-2, Biomedical Research Building II
Graduate Journal Club: 4th Floor Conf. Room, Biomedical Res. Building II Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 PM unless otherwise noted
To schedule seminars please contact Dr. Abdallah Hayar, Tel. 686-6362
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Spring 2016




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January 19 Dept. Nancy Gray, PhD, director of UAMS BioVentures UAMS Discoveries: From Lab Bench to Market
February 9 CTN Istvan Katona, PhD, Professor at the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary. Cell-type-specific superresolution imaging of synaptic cannabinoid signaling
February 23 Dept. John Cirrito, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine Antidepressants make plaques unhappy: Synaptic regulation of amyloid-beta in Alzheimer’s mice and man
March 8 Dept. Ronald L. Klein, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience, LSU Shreveport, New Orleans. Gene Vectors to Study Neurodegenerative Diseases
March 15 Dept. Abdallah Hayar, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurobiology & Developmental Sciences The Brain, Space-time and the Universe
March 17
Thursday 9:00 am Rayford Aud.
Dept. Rachel Hendrix (Mentor: Dr. Steven Barger) Characterizing Metabolic Changes in a Model of Alzheimer’s Disease
March 29 Dept. Linda Larson-Prior, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, UAMS The contribution of sleep to human performance
April 5 Dept. Brennon Luster (Thesis Defense; Mentor: Dr. Edgar Garcia-Rill) Intracellular Mechanisms Modulating Gamma Band Activity in the Peduncuolopontine Nucleus (PPN)
April 12 Dept. Stasia Donofrio (Thesis Defense; Mentor: Dr. Edgar Garcia-Rill) Modulation of Gamma Oscillations in the Pedunculopontine Nucleus by Neuronal Calcium Sensor Protein-1 and Lithium
April 19 Dept. J.C. Douglas (Candidacy Exam; Mentor: Dr. Cindy Kane) Ethanol Effects on Oligodendrocytes and Myelin in a Mouse Model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
April 26 Dept. Gwen Childs, PhD, FAAA, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences “Leptin Action on Gonadotropes”. (Symposium talk at the 2016 Endocrine Society meetings in Boston)
May 3
May 5 Thursday Joint with Physiology Dept. Vittorio Gallo, PhD, Prof. of Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Physiology, George Washington Univ. School of Medicine
May 10
May 17 Dept. Paul Shaw PhD, Associate Prof., Dept. of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington Univ. School of Medicine in St Louis.
May 24
May 31
June 7
June 14 Dept. Thomas Groves (Candidacy Exam; Mentor: Antino Allen)
June 21
June 28 Dept. Helen Hayes (Mentor: Dr. Mark Mennemeier)

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