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Seminars & Lectures|Graduate Neuroscience Program

The Neuroscience and Physiology Seminar Club features a variety of guest speakers and local researchers discussing an assortment of related topics. Seminars take place Thursdays 12:00-1:00 pm in Biological Sciences 311.

For more information, please contact Jeff Dunning or Paige Dingess.

A preliminary schedule is posted below.

Date Speaker University Title Invited By
11-Sept Dr. Scott Ayton University of Melbourne Metals in neurodegeneration- Understanding mechanisms and measuring impact Dr. Jonathan Fox
25-Sept Dr. Jared Bushman University of Wyoming (New Hire) Insights into astrocyte dysfunction in ataxia and the development of glycomimetics for nervous system regeneration Dr. Bill Flynn/Neuroscience
9-Oct Dr. Abigail Polter Brown University Blockade of VTA synaptic plasticity by persistent activation of the kappa opioid receptor after stress Dr. Travis Brown
16-Oct Dr. David A. Prince Stanford University Rescue of injured GABAergic interneurons and suppression of neocortical epileptogenesis with a partial TrKB agonist Dr. Qian-Quan Sun
23-Oct Dr. Karen Frick University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Molecular mechanisms underlying estrogenic memory enhancement Dr. Kiersten Berggren
30-Oct Dr. Taufik Valiante University of Toronto Epilepsy: a window to brain mechanisms Xinjun Wang
6-Nov Dr. Rebecca Darling & Paige Dingess University of Wyoming Dr. Darling: The role of Cathepsin K in mediating synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus Ms. Dingess: Exposure to a high fat diet attenuates the locomotor-stimulating effects of cocaine Dr. Travis Brown
20-Nov Dr. Kevin O'Byrne King's College London Kisspeptin and control of the GnRH pulse generator Dr. Donal Skinner
4-Dec Dr. Jonathan Prather University of Wyoming The Heart Wants What the Brain Wants:  What Makes Vocal Signals and the Associated Singers Attractive? Department of Zoology and Physiology
Winter Break
In addition, the Neuroscience Graduate Student Seminar focuses on a different topic each semester. Each week graduate students give presentations and engage in discussions related to the topic. Each fall Dr. Bill Flynn facilitates a discussion of research ethics with the graduate students.

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