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NEWS

Upcoming Seminars

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020
    Marlene Cohen, PhD, Professor
    Title: Neuronal Population Coding: From Vision to Decision
    University of Pittsburgh
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020
    Mary Barbe, PhD, Professor Anatomy and Cell Biology, Professor Department of Physical Therapy
    Title: Neural Fibrosis in Repetitive Overuse Injury
    Temple University
    Time: 3:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link

  • Friday, November 13, 2020
    Meet The PI Lecture
    Ariel Gildengers, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry
    Title: From Bipolar Disorder to Alzheimer’s Disease and Things in Between
    University of Pittsburgh
    School of Medicine
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link
    Passcode: 732928

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020
    Early Career Seminar Series
    Biafra Ahanonu, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
    Title: Illuminating Neural Circuit Dynamics of Pain Processing with In Vivo Imaging and Computational Techniques
    University of California San Francisco
    Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, PhD
    Mitchell J. and Margo K. Blutt Presidential
    Assistant Professor of Biology

    Title: A Skin-to-Brain Circuit for Social Touch
    University of Pennsylvania
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020
    Catherine Woolley, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology
    Title: Sex Differences in the Brain: Not what You Think Evidence for Latent Sex Differences in Mechanisms of Synaptic Modulation
    Northwestern Univesity
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: TBA

  • Friday, November 20, 2020
    Distinguished Scientist Lecture
    Constantine Lyketsos, MD, Elizabeth Plank Althouse Professor in Alzheimer’s Disease Research Chair, Department of Psychiatry
    Title: Aging Really Matters: New Directions in Understanding Late Life Neuropsychiatric Disorders
    Johns Hopkins University
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link
    Passcode: 746167

  • Wednesday, December 2, 2020
    Paul J. Kenny, PhD, Ward-Coleman Professor and Chair
    Title: Sex Differences in the Brain: Not what You Think Evidence for Latent Sex Differences in Mechanisms of Synaptic Modulation
    Nash Family Department of Neuroscience
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: TBA

  • Wednesday, December 2, 2020
    Early Career Seminar Series
    Sikoya Ashburn, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
    Title: Cerebellar Involvement in Developmental Dyslexia
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Natalia Sanchez, PhD, Assistant Professor of Research
    Title: It Pays to be Asymmetric: What We Have Learned from Assessing the Energetics of Gait Adaptation
    Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
    University of Southern California
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020
    Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD, Assistant Professor
    Title: Bridging the Gap Between Innate and Learned Behaviors: A Parental Role In Promoting Survival
    Columbia University
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: TBA

  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020
    Early Career Seminar Series
    Diego Szczupark, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
    Title: Callosal Dysgenesis from Mice to Men
    University of Pittsburgh
    Lauren Whitehurst, PhD, Assistant Professor
    Title: Sleep's Restorative Role for Cognition
    Department of Psychology
    University of Kentucky
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link

  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020
    Yenisel Cruz-Almeida
    Title: Pain and Aging: Why it Hurts to Get Old?
    University of Florida
    Time: 3:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: TBA

Recipients of the 2019-2020 CNUP Research Excellence Awards

EVENTS

Upcoming CNUP PhD Defenses

  • Thursday, December 3, 2020
    Darius Becker-Krail, BS
    Title: Call-Type Specific Regulation of Reward-Related Behavior: The Interface of Metabolic State and the Circadian Molecular Clock
    School of Medicine/Neurobiology
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link

CNUP Calendar Events

FRIDAY SEMINAR SERIES

The Friday Seminar Series is a biweekly seminar featuring two, 25-minute, research presentations from graduate students, post docs, research technicians, and junior faculty members. The seminars include speakers from several departments across campus and cover a wide range of neuroscience-related research topics. A happy hour with pizza and beer are provided to help foster informal discussions amongst scientists within the diverse neuroscience community at Pitt. The goal of this seminar series is to provide additional training opportunities and to enhance the collaborative environment across labs and departments. If you would like more information about the Friday Seminar Series or would like to give a talk, please contact Amanda Henton at amh296@pitt.edu or Thais Rafael Guimaraes at thr38@pitt.edu.

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ANNUAL RETREAT

Each fall, the center sponsors an annual retreat at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, a serene 1,700-acre resort nestled in the hills of nearby West Virginia. This extremely popular event is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, and training faculty, and annually attracts more than 150 attendees. The retreat is a blend of academic, social, and outdoor activities. Prominent visiting scientists deliver formal presentations, followed by trainee-led discussions. Most of the weekend is devoted to relaxed and informal interactions between trainees, CNUP faculty, and the keynote speakers.

Learn More About Our Amazing Annual Retreat