Seminars

December 13, 2017 - 1:00pm
Michel Desjardins, PhD
Professor
Department of Pathology & Cell Biology
University of Montreal
Seminar Title: A link between infection, autoimmunity and Parkinson's disease
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND and The Sean Logan Distinguished Lecture Series
December 13, 2017 - 10:00am
Hongjun Fu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
Taub Institute
Columbia University Medical Center
Seminar Title: Selective vulnerability of excitatory neurons to tau pathology in Alzheimer's disease
Location: 6014 BST3
Department of Neurobiology
December 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
Judith R. Walters, PhD
Neurophysiological Pharmacology Section
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Seminar Title: Rats, rhythms, and robust loss of dopamine: What can we learn from excessive synchronization in basal ganglia circuits in Parkinson’s disease
Location: 6014 BST3
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
December 6, 2017 - 10:00am
Melissa Caras, PhD
Center for Neural Science
New York University
Seminar Title: Practice and improvement: Cortical mechanisms of perpetual learning
Location: Room 520, Eye & Ear Institute 
Department of Otolaryngology
December 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
William R. Stauffer, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neurobiology
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Cell-type specific optogenetic stimulation in rhesus monkeys allows manipulation of dopamine neurons to demonstrate their role in reward-based learning
Location: Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
November 29, 2017 - 1:00pm
Josh Bonkowsky, MD, PhD
Bray Presidential Chair in Child Neurology
University of Utah
Seminar Title: From tank to bedside and back again: Integrating discovery and treatment in pediatric neurological diseases
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND
November 29, 2017 - 1:00pm
Jennifer Resnik, PhD
Assistant Professor
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Harvard Medical School
Seminar Title: Tracking cortical excitatory and inhibitory dynamics after sensory loss
Location: Room 520, Eye & Ear Institute
Department of Otolaryngology
November 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
Timothy Sampson, PhD
Post-Doctoral Scholar
Sarkis Mazmanian Laboratory
Caltech
Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
Seminar Title: A role for gut microbes in neurodegenerative disease
Location: 1295 BSTWR
November 17, 2017 - 12:00pm
Mary Phillips, MD, MD (CANTAB)
Pittsburgh Foundation-Emmerling Endowed Chair in Psychotic Disorders and Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science
Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Multimodal imaging: Neural circuits and mood disorders: Toward neural biomarkers for novel interventions
Location: WPIC 2nd Floor Auditorium 
Department of Psychiatry
November 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
David I. Hughes, PhD
Associate Professor, Life Sciences
Senior Lecturer, Center for Neuroscience
University of Glasgow
Seminar Title: Gating innocuous tactile input to pain circuits
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research
November 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
Mary Heinricher, PhD
Professor, Associate Dean, Vice Chair of Research
Neurological Surgery
School of Medicine
Oregon Health and Science University
Seminar Title: How the brain controls pain
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research
November 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
Patrik Ernfors, PhD
Professor
Head of Research Division of Molecular Neurobiology
Karolinska Institute
Seminar Title: Encoding and scaling pain through definedcell types
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research
October 31, 2017 - 9:00am
Robert Peterka, PhD
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Oregon Health & Science University
Seminar Title: Measuring and understanding factors contributing to normal and abnormal human balance control
Department of Otolaryngology
October 26, 2017 (All day)
Seminar Title: Brain Day 2017
Location: Schedule of events: https://www.pittbrainday.site/scheduleRegister here: https://www.pittbrainday.site/register
Brain Institute
October 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Nicholas Hatsopoulos, PhD
Professor of Organismal Biology
University of Chicago
Seminar Title: Large-scale spatio-temporal patterning in motor cortex
Location: University Club, Ballroom A
Department of Neurobiology
October 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
Anne-Marie Oswald PhD
Assistant Professor
Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Navigating space without a map in piriform cortex
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Department of Neuroscience
October 18, 2017 - 1:00pm
Kim Tieu, PhD
Professor, Department of Environmental & Occupational Heath
Doctoral Program Director
Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
Seminar Title: Parkinson’s disease: Targeting mitochondrial dynamics as potential therapy?
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND and The Sean Logan Distinguished Lecture Series
October 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
Graeme Davis, PhD
Morris Herzstein Distinguished Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Seminar Title: The stable brain: Mechanisms of homeostatic plasticity in health and disease
Location: WPIC 2nd Floor Auditorium
Department of Psychiatry
October 12, 2017 - 1:00pm
Seminar Title: A Special Mini Symposium
Location: 1:15 p.m. Michele Basso, PhD2:00 p.m. Christos Constantinidis, PhD2:45 p.m. Stefan Everling, PhD 6014 BST 3
Departments of Neurobiology and Neuroscience
October 12, 2017 - 9:00am
Conny Kopp-Scheinpflug, PhD
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Seminar Title: Offset encoding – exploring the sound of silence
Location: Eye & Ear Institute, Room 520
Department of Otolaryngology
October 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
Reza Sharif Naeini, PhD
Assistant Professor
Physiology & Cell Information Systems
McGill University
Seminar Title: The neural basis of touch-evoked pain
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research and University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute
October 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
Robert A. Sweet, MD
UPMC Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience & Professor of Neurology
Director, Clinical Core, Alzheimer Disease Research Center
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: A new MAP of the road to recovery in schizophrenia
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND
October 11, 2017 - 11:00am
Huda Akil, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Co-Director of Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute
University of Michigan
Seminar Title: The molecules of mood and emotion
Location: Ballroom A, University Club
BGSA and Center for Neuroscience
October 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Quesar S. Padiath, MBBS, PhD, DABT
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Role of the nuclear lamina in development and disease
Location: 6014 BST3
Department of Neurobiology
October 4, 2017 - 12:00pm
Leah Byrne, PhD
Assistant Professor
Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Engineering adeno-associated viral vectors for gene therapy
Location: 6014 BST3
Department of Neurobiology
September 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
Elizabeth M. Brannon, PhD
Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Chair
Professor
Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Title: Developmental and evolutionary building blocks for the human mathematical mind
Location: 6014 BST3
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
September 28, 2017 - 10:00am
Goldie Byrd, PhD
Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s
Aging & Community Health
Founding Director and Professor of Biology
North Carolina A&T State University
Seminar Title: Accelerating African American recruitment for research studies in Alzheimer’s disease
Location: 1104 Scaife Hall
ADRC
September 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
Thomas Kilduff, PhD
Center Director, Center for Neuroscience, Biosciences Division
SRI International
Menlo Park, CA
Seminar Title: Cortical nNOS/NK1R neurons: A critical role in EEG slow wave activity and sleep homeostasis
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
September 15, 2017 - 12:15pm
Quasar S. Padiath, MBBS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Human Genetics
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: The nuclear envelope and regulation of central nervous system function and disease
Location: Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
September 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
Deepak Sarpal, MD; Brandon McKinney, MD, PhD
Assistant Professors
Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Researchers on the Rise
Location: Topic areas include: Neural Biomarkers of Clozapine Response and DNA Methylation as a Mechanism for Reduced Dendric Spine Density in SchizophreniaWPIC 2nd floor auditorium 
September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
Eric R. Starr, PhD
College of Medicine and Life Sciences
University of Toledo
Seminar Title: Pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide and synaptic plasticity at autonomic cholinergic synapses
Department of Neurobiology
September 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
Bradley Undem, PhD
Professor
Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology
Center for Sensory Biology, Institute of Basic Biomedical Sciences and Environmental Health Sciences
John Hopkins University
Seminar Title: Vagal nociception in the respiratory tract
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research and University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute
August 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
Jamie Moy, PhD
Neurobiology
University of Texas at Dallas
Seminar Title: Translation regulation in pain plasticity
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
August 30, 2017 - 11:00am
Rebecca Shansky, PhD
Assistant Professor
Laboratory of Neuroanatomy and Behavior
Psychology
Northeastern University
Seminar Title: A neural basis for sexually divergent fear expression
August 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
Jenna Parrish, BS
Center for Neuroscience
Neurobiology
School of Medicine
Seminar Title: Estradiol modulation of the renin angiotensin system and the regulation of fear extinction
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Center for Neuroscience
July 27, 2017 - 1:00pm
Eric Zimmerman, BS
Center for Neuroscience
Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Seminar Title: Circuit dynamics underlying control of dopamine neuron activity by the nucleus reuniens of the midline thalamus
Location: 328 Mellon Institute 
Center for Neuroscience
July 26, 2017 - 10:00am
T. Celeste Napier, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Compulsive Behavior and Addiction
Rush University Medical Center
Seminar Title: Parkinsonism-like brain and gut pathology in rats with a history of methamphetamine self-administration
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Department of Neuroscience
July 25, 2017 - 1:00pm
Meredyth Wegener, BS
Center for Neuroscience
Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Seminar Title: Impact of learning and diet on two distinct populations of midbrain dopamine neurons
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Center for Neuroscience
July 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Lindsey Snyder, BS
Center for Neuroscience
Neurobiology
School of Medicine
Seminar Title: Modulation of multiple modalities of somatosensory information by peripheral kappa opioid receptors
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Center for Neuroscience
July 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
Sweyta Lohani, BA
Center for Neuroscience
Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Seminar Title: Global impact of activation of VTA dopamine neurons
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Center for Neuroscience
July 24, 2017 - 10:00am
Melissa Warden, PhD
Assistant Professor and Miriam M. Salpeter Fellow
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
Cornell University
Seminar Title: To seek or to flee: The neural circuits of approach and avoidance
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
June 26, 2017 - 3:30pm
Shiqi Ma, BS
Center for Neuroscience
Neurobiology
School of Medicine
Seminar Title: Regulation of dopamine transporter subcellular localization and trafficking
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Center for Neuroscience
June 14, 2017 - 1:00pm
W. Ted Allison, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Biological Sciences & Medical Genetics
University of Alberta
Seminar Title: An expanding role for prion protein in Alzheimer aetiology: Lessons for mechanisms of neuroprotection
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND
June 7, 2017 - 2:00pm
Catherine Bushnell, PhD
Scientific Director, Division of Intramural Research
Senior Investigator, Pain and Integrative Neuroscience Branch (PAIN)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
Seminar Title: Opioids in chronic pain and pleasant touch
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research
June 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
Kevin Mastro, BS
Center for Neuroscience
Neurobiology
School of Medicine
Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense: Harnessing pallidal cell-type diversity to treat neurological disorders
Location: S120 BSTWR
Center for Neuroscience
May 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Katherine Nagel, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience & Physiology
Neuroscience Institute
New York University
Seminar Title: Olfactory navigation in drosophila
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
May 30, 2017 - 9:00am
Annie Liu, BA
Center for Neuroscience
Neurobiology
School of Medicine
Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense: Effect of early odorant exposure on the structure and output of the mouse olfactory bulb
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Center for Neuroscience
May 17, 2017 - 3:15pm
Richard Palmiter, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry and Genome Science
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seminar Title: Deciphering neural circuits that control appetite
Location: University Club, Ballroom A 
Department of Neurobiology
May 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
Howard Fields, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Department of Neurobiology
University of California, San Francisco
Director, Wheeler Center for the Neurobiology of Addiction
Seminar Title: How expectations change the pain experience
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
May 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
Rakez Kayed, PhD
John Sealy Chair in Parkinson's Disease Research
Departments of Neurology & Neuroscience & Cell Biology
University of Texas Medical Branch
Seminar Title: Immunotherapy targeting toxic tau in neurodegenerative disease: Neuroprotective effects and mechanisms
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND
May 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
Partha Mitra, PhD
Professor Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Seminar Title: Brain-wide connectivity mapping at the mesoscale in the mouse and the marmoset
Location: University Club
The Brain Institute
April 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
Nim Tottenham, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Columbia University
Seminar Title: The neurodevelopment of emotion regulation and the role of early experiences
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry
April 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
Thomas Jhou, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Medical University of South Carolina
Seminar Title: Make no mistake: Recent findings on addiction vulnerability and aversive processing in the rostromedial tegmentum (RMTg)
Location: 328 MI
Department of Neuroscience
April 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Michael R. Bruchas, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Departments of Anesthesiology and Neurobiology
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Seminar Title: Neuromodulatory circuits in affective behavior
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research and University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute
April 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
Laura Feltri, MD
Professor of Biochemistry and Neurology
Hunter James Kelly Research Institute
SUNY Buffalo
Seminar Title: The role of prohibitins in myelination and axonal health
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND
April 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
Alex Martin, PhD
NIH Senior Investigator and Chief
Laboratory of Brain and Cognition
National Institute of Mental Health
Section of Cognitive Neuropsychology
Seminar Title: Evaluating and modifying functional connectivity in the ordered and disordered brain
Location: 328 Mellon Institute 
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
April 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
Lisa Goodrich, PhD
Professor
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Seminar Title: The hidden lives of spiral ganglion neurons
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Otolaryngology
April 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
Michael V. Sofroniew, MD, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology
University of California, Los Angeles
Seminar Title: Astrocyte roles in central nervous system injury and disease
Location: 1104 Scaife hall
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
April 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
Gordon M.G. Shepherd, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Seminar Title: Circuit organization of mouse motor cortex
Location: 6014 BST3
Department of Neurobiology and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health
April 7, 2017 - 1:00pm
Adam Large, BA
Center for Neuroscience
Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense: The role of somatostatin cells in anterior piriform cortex
Location: A219B Langley 
Center for Neuroscience
April 7, 2017 - 9:30am
Donald Wilson, PhD
Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and of Neuroscience & Physiology Senior Research Scientist
Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research NYU
Seminar Title: Cortical pattern recognition and memory of odor objects
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Neuroscience
April 7, 2017 - 9:00am
Geisy Torres-Oviedo, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Swanson School of Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Studies in locomotor learning towards advancing gait rehabilitation post-stroke
Location: 6014 BST3
Department of Neurobiology and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health
April 6, 2017 - 9:00am
Erin Crowder, BS
Center for Neuroscience
Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense: To inferotemporal neurons the whole is not the sum of the parts
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Center for Neuroscience
April 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
Scott Marek, BS
Center for Neuroscience
Neurobiology
School of Medicine
Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense: The contribution of functional brain networks and oscillations to the development of cognitive control
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Center for Neuroscience
March 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
Amy F.T. Arnsten, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology
School of Medicine
Yale University
Seminar Title: Unique molecular régulation of the newly evolved prefrontal circuits afflicted in schizophrenia: Exposing vulnerabilities
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry
March 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Laura Rupprecht, BS
Center for Neuroscience
Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense: The relationship between nicotine and body weight: Implications for tobacco regulatory policy from rats to humans
Location: 4127 Sennot Square (Martin Room)
Center for Neuroscience
March 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
James O. Phillips, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Otolaryngology-HNS
University of Washington
Seminar Title: Restoration of function with chronically implanted vestibular neurostimulator
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Otolaryngology
March 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
Vivian Gradinaru, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering
Heritage Principle Investigator
Caltech, Pasadena, CA
Seminar Title: Crossing the blood-brain-barrier for brain-wide anatomical and functional mapping with novel AAVs and CLARITY
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND and the Blechman Foundation
March 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Jessica A. Cardin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology
Yale University
School of Medicine
Seminar Title: Functional flexibility: Global arousal and regulation of cortical circuits in health and disease
Location: 328 Mellon Institute 
The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
March 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Baohua Liu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of California, San Diego
Seminar Title: Adaptive control of innate reflexes by visual cortex
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
March 15, 2017 (All day)
Ellen Lumpkin, PhD
Associate Professor Departments of Dermatology and Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
Columbia University
Seminar Title: CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research
March 10, 2017 - 1:15pm
J. Leo van Hemmen, PhD
Professor & Chair of Theoretical Biophysics
Physik Department
Technische Universitat, Berlin, Germany
Seminar Title: Mathematics and neuroscience
Location: 6014 BST3
Systems Neuroscience Institute
March 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
Richard C. Gerkin, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
Seminar Title: Building smells: The size, shape, and structure of human olfactory space
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
March 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
Hyun Jae Pi, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Neuroscience Program
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Seminar Title: A cortex-wide disinhibitory circuit motif controlled by VIP interneurons
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
March 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
Eric Delpire, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Anesthesiology Research Division
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Seminar Title: Cell volume homeostasis and peripheral nerve disease
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND
March 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
Elizabeth M. Brannon, PhD
Professor; Department of Psychology
Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Chair
University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Title: Developmental and evolutionary foundations of the human mathematical mind
Location: 6014 BST3
The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
Susan B. Perlman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: The neurodevelopment of irritability: A multi-modal perspective
Location: S100A Starzl BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry
February 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Reza Sharif-Naeini, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology and Cell Information Systems
McGill University
Seminar Title: CANCELED The neural basis of touch-evoked pain
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research
February 22, 2017 - 10:00am
Marcel Oberlaender, PhD
Max Planck Group Leader
Center for Advanced European Studies and Research
Tubingen, Germany
Seminar Title: An on-switch for cortical output: Structure and function of L5 pyramidal tract neurons in vivo
Location: 6014 BST3
Department of Neurobiology and Pittsburgh Brain Institute
February 20, 2017 - 10:00am
Puja K. Parekh, BS
Center for Neuroscience
Neurobiology
School of Medicine
Seminar Title: The differential regulation of synaptic plasticity, mood, and reward behavior by circadian genes
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Center for Neuroscience
February 17, 2017 - 12:00pm
Diego Pizzagalli, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Seminar Title: The neuroscience of major depressive disorder: Focus on anhedonia
Location: TBA
Department of Psychiatry
February 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
Matthew Kaufman, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Seminar Title: Cortical communication: Decision and action
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Departments of Neurobiology and Neuroscience
February 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
Matthew McDonald, PhD; Fabio Ferrarelli, MD, PhD
Assistant Professors of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Mass spectrometry investigations of synaptic protein networks in schizophrenia; Sleep spindle deficits in schizophrenia: When do they start?
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry
February 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
Sergey Dikalov, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of Free Radicals in Medicine Core Division of Clinical Pharmacy
Seminar Title: Pathophysiological role of mitochondrial oxidative stress, its regulation and pharmacological targeting
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND
February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
Ian H. Gotlib, PhD
David Starr Jordan Professor of Psychology
Director, Stanford Mood & Anxiety Disorders Laboratory
Stanford University
Seminar Title: Understanding and reducing risk for depression: The role of stress reactivity
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry
January 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Eric Yttri, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Janelia Research Campus
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Seminar Title: The value of action: Dissecting how the brain makes value and movement decisions
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
January 30, 2017 - 9:30am
Claire Cheetham, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Biological Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Seminar Title: Building and rebuilding neural circuits: Lessons from the olfactory system
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Department of Neuroscience
January 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
Kymberly Young, PhD; Anna Manelis, PhD
Assistant Professors of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Neurofeedback to increase positive affect in depression; Neural mechanisms of task anticipation in bipolar and unipolar depression
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry
January 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
Lisa Stowers, PhD
Scipps Institute
Seminar Title: Chemosignals that generate behavior
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR 
The Center for Pain Research
January 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
Caroline Runyan, PhD
Harvey Laboratory
Harvard Medical School
Seminar Title: Distinct timescales of population coding across cortex
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research and the Department of Neuroscience
January 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
Jay Bikoff, PhD
Columbia University
Seminar Title: Inhibitory circuits for limb motor control
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR 
The Center for Pain Research
January 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Renata Batista De Brito, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Neurobiology
Yale School of Medicine
Seminar Title: Developmental dysfunction of VIP interneurons impairs cortical circuits
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
January 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
Kirk Erickson, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Run for your life: Exercise effects on brain and cognition
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry
January 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
Rhuma Syeda, PhD
Scripps Research Institute
Seminar Title: Gating of mechanosensitive piezo and swell ion channels in droplet lipid bilayers
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
The Center for Pain Research
January 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
Jose-Alain Sahel, MD
Ear and Eye Foundation Professor
Chair of Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Sight restoration: From neuroprotection to artificial vision
Location: Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall 
Senior Vice Chancellor's Office
January 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
Gerold Schmitt-Ulms, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology
University of Toronto
Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Seminar Title: NCAM1 polysialylation: The prion protein's elusive reason for being?
Location: 6014 BST3
The Blechman Foundation Lecture Series in Neuroprotection and the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND)
January 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
Robert A. Sweet, MD
UPMC Endowed Professor in Psychiatric Neuroscience, Professor of Neurology
University of Pittsburg School of Medicine
Seminar Title: A new map of the road to recovery in schizophrenia
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry