Colorado State University


Molecular, Cellular and Integrate Neurosciences

Seminar Series: Academic Year 2013-2014

Unless otherwise noted, seminars will be on Tuesday's at 11am in Behavioral Science Bldg. Rm. 357

Date Speaker Seminar Title
9/10 Dr. Paco Herson, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver; Anschutz Medical Campus; Department of Anesthesiology; 13001 E. 17th Place; Campus Box B113 HSC; Aurora, CO 80045; (303) 724-6285 (Hentges) SK2 Channels, Neuroprotection and Synaptic Plasticity
9/17 Dr. Andrew J. Bean, Associate Professor; The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston; Dept. of Neurobiology & Anatomy; 6767 Bertner Ave. Mitchell Bldg. BSRB S3.8344, Houston, TX, 77030. (713) 500-5614 (Reist) Molecular Mechanisms of Endocytosis
9/26 THURSDAY - Dr. Russ Fernald, Benjamin Scott Crocker Professor; Stanford University; Department of Biology; Gilbert Building Room 316A; 371 Serra Mall; Stanford, CA 94305-5020; (650) 725-2460; Administrative Associate: (650) 736-8005; Fax: (650) 724-4980;; In conjunction w/Frontiers in Biomedical Sciences Seminar Series
Special Time: 4 PM in PATH 101
Reception 5 PM Glover Gallery
How does social behavior change the brain?
Date Speaker Seminar Title
10/1 NO SEMINAR ---
10/8 Dr. William (Ted) Allison, Assistant Professor; University of Alberta; Department of Biological Sciences; Room G 315A; Edmonton, Alberta; T6G 2E9 CANADA (780) 492-4430; FAX (780) 492-9234 (Lindsay Parrie, Graduate Student) (Reist) Conserved Interactions of Prion Protein in Alzheimer Disease
10/15 MEMBERSHIP REQUEST - Dr. Yumei Feng, Assistant Professor, Colorado State University, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Fort Collins, CO.  (970) 491-3729; Yumei.Feng@ColoState.EDU (Pro)renin Receptor in the Neural Regulation of Blood Pressure
10/22 Dr. Barry W. Connors, Professor and Chair; Department of Neuroscience; Brown University; Box G-LN; Providence, RI 02982. (401) 863-2982; FAX (401) 863-1074; (Rash) Electrical Synapses in the Mammalian Brain
10/29 Dr. Dennis L. Molfese, Professor; Director, Center for Brain, Biology & Behavior; Dept. of Psychology; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; 321 Burnett Hall; Lincoln, NE, 68588-0308. (402) 472-7976. (Davies) Sleep and the Developing Brain: Their Impact on Emerging Cognitive Functions
Date Speaker Seminar Title
11/5 Dr. Gerardo A. Morfini, Assistant Professor; Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology; University of Illinois at Chicago; 6051 COMRB, MC 512; Chicago, IL 60612-7308; (312) 996-6869; FAX (312) 413-0354. (Bamburg) Mechanisms Underlying Loss of Axonal Connectivity in Huntington’s Disease

MEMBERSHIP REQUEST - Dr. Donald C. Rojas, Associate Professor, Colorado State University; Dept. of Psychology – Cognitive Neuroscience; Fort Collins CO.  970) 491-5213; Don.Rojas@ColoState.EDU

Sensorimotor Dysfunction in Childhood-Onset Psychotic Disorders
11/9-13 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA  
11/19 Dr. Andrew B. Belousov, Associate Professor, Dept. of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 2095 Hemenway Life Science Innovative Center, University of Kansas Medical Center, 2145 W. 39th Ave., M/S 3051, Kansas City, KS 66160 Novel Mechanism of Glutamate-Dependent Neuronal Death: Implications in Ischemic Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury and Epilepsy
11/25-30/ NO SEMINAR - Fall Recess ---
Date Speaker Seminar Title
12/2 (Monday, 5pm) University Center for the Arts, Organ Concert Hall; 1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO, 80524; (970)-491-5529 Bruce Adolphe, Composer-in-Residence; University of Southern California Brain and Creativity Institute; 201 West 89th St. (9F); New York City, NY 10024. (917) 513-5471. (Bernstein) The Mind's Ear - Dreaming and Thinking Music
12/3 NO SEMINAR ---
12/4 (Wed.) 10:30am-6:30pm – FRNG Meeting - Hilton Fort Collins
SEMINAR - 4:30pm-5:30pm – Dr. Stephen J. Smith, Professor; Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Physiology; Stanford University School of Medicine; Beckman Center, Rm. B100; 279 Campus Drive; Stanford, CA 94305-5345; (650) 725-7785; FAX (650) 725-8021. Mallory Shields, Graduate Student)
Synapse Diversity: Why It Matters And How To Measure It
12/10 Dr. Isabel Gauthier; David K. Wilson Chair and Professor of Psychology; Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences; Department of Psychology; Vanderbilt University; 308 Wilson Hall; Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 322-1778; FAX (615) 322-4706. (Seger) Individual Differences in High-Level Vision: Behavioral and fMRI Studies
12/16-20 Finals ---
12/23-31 Winter Break ---
Date Speaker Seminar Title
1/1-20 Winter Break ---
1/21 NB793 - Organizational Meeting (W1 A/z - 1:00pm-2:00pm) ---
1/28 NO SEMINAR ---
Date Speaker Seminar Title
2/4 Dr. Qian-Quan Sun, Assistant Professor; Dept. of Zoology and Physiology; University of Wyoming; Biological Sciences, Room 200B; Laramie, WY 82071. (307) 766-5602. (E. Akin, Graduate Student) Optogenetic Circuit and Synapse Mapping in the Olfactory Cortex
2/11 Dr. John S. Werner, Distinguished Professor; University of California-Davis; Dept. of Ophthalmology and Vision Science; Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center; 4860 Y Street, Suite 0100; Sacramento, CA, 95817. (916) 734-4170; (916) 734-6817; FAX (916) 734-4543. (Volbrecht) The Most Accessible Structure in the Central Nervous System: Structural and Functional Imaging of the Human Retina
2/18 NO SEMINAR ---
2/25 Dr. Peter Robin Hiesinger, Associate Professor; UT Southwestern; Dept. of Physiology; 5323 Harry Hines Blvd.; Dallas, TX 75390-9040.; (214) 645-6060; FAX (214) 645-6049. (Tsunoda) Brain Wiring on the Fly: Synapse Specification and Membrane Trafficking in the Drosophila Visual System
Date Speaker Seminar Title
3/4 Dr. Susan Tsunoda, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences - Neuro. Div.; Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523; (970) 491-3665; (Tamkun) Αβ42 Induces Hyperexcitability in a Pathway that Leads to Learning and Motor Deficits, Neurodegeneration, and Premature Death
3/11 11 Dr. Manuel F. Navedo, Assistant Professor; University of California, Davis; Dept. of Pharmacology; 451 Health Sciences Drive; Davis, CA 95616. (530) 752- 6880; FAX (530) 752-7710. (Amberg) The AKAP150 Signalosome in Diabetic Vascular Dysfunction
3/18 NO SEMINAR ---
3/25 Dr. Carole E. Landisman, Assistant Professor; Center for Brain Science; Harvard University; 52 Oxford St. Room 219.20; Cambridge, MA 02138. (617) 495-0569; Lab (617) 384-8109. (Rash) Electrical Synapses in the Thalamus: Function and Modulation
Date Speaker Seminar Title
4/1 Dr. Michael R. Markham, Case-Hooper Assistant Professor; The University of Oklahoma; Dept. of Zoology; 730 Van Vleet Oval, Rm. 314; Norman, OK 73019.(405) 325-6760; FAX (405) 325-6202. (Hoke) Energetics of Bioelectrical Signaling in Electric Fish: Organismal, Cellular, and Molecular Perspectives
4/8 Dr. Anthony Brown, Professor; The Ohio State University; Dept. of Neuroscience; Rightmire Hall; 1060 Carmack Road; Columbus, OH 43210; (614) 292-1205; LAB (614) 292-1367; FAX (614) 292-5379. (Bamburg) Axonal Transport of Neurofilaments
4/15 Dr. Linda L. Restifo, Professor; Dept. of Neuroscience; 1040 E. 4th 210077; University of Arizona; Tucson, AZ 85721. (520) 621-9821; FAX (520) 621-8282. (Reist) Using Drosophila Neurogenetics for Translational Medicine: Bioassays for Drug Discovery
4/24 (Thurs.) Dr. Edwin S. Levitan, Professor and Vice-Chair, Research; Dept. of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology; University of Pittsburgh; E 1351 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower; Pittsburgh, PA 15261; (412) 648-9486; FAX (412) 648-1945. (M. Shields, Graduate Student) Surprising Synaptic Sights
4/29 Dr. Marina R. Picciotto; Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neurobiology and of Pharmacology; Deputy Chair for Basic Science Research, Dept. of Psychiatry; Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Yale University; 300 George St., Suite 901; New Haven, CT 06511. (203) 737-2041. Marina.Picciotto@Yale.EDU (Hentges) Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors: Distinct Roles in Circuits Mediating Feeding Behavior and Mood
Date Speaker Seminar Title
5/6 15 Minute Rotation Presentation by each current MCIN student ---
5/12-16 Finals ---
5/20 (3pm) Lory Student Center – Rm. 230 Dr. Regis Kopper; Director, Duke immersive Virtual Environment (DiVE); Pratt School of Engineering; Duke University; 3563 FCIEMAS Building, 101 Science Dr.; Durham, NC 27708-0271; (919) 660-5570. (Davies) Understanding The Benefits Of Immersive Virtual Reality: From Interaction To Visualization