Seminars are on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. in the Whitehead Building 6th Floor Common Room. Informal discussion with the speaker is from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Light refreshments are served at 8:45 a.m.

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Morten Raastad



2016 Seminar Series


February 4 Rita Cowell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham Coordinated Transcriptional Regulation of Synaptic and Mitochondrial Function: Relevance for Cell-selective Vulnerability in Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders Malu Tansey
February 11 Arohan Subramanya, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology, Renal-Electrolyte Division, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine WNK signaling in the DCT: A Tale of Two E3s Robert Hoover
February 18 Omer Inan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Non invasive physiological sensing for human health and performance Shawn Hochman
February 25 tba tba tba
March 3 Richard Wainford, PhD Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine and The Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University School of Medicine Neural control of the kidney and long-term blood pressure regulation Brandi Wynne/Robert Hoover
March 10 Michael Lee, PhD, Department of Neuroscience Co-Director, Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Institute for Translational Neuroscience. University of Minnesota Neurodegeneration in mouse models of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease Malu Tansey
March 17 tba tba tba
March 24 James Grau, Ph.D., Professor - Departments of Psychology and Institute for Neuroscience, Texas A & M University. Exploring the nature of spinal cord plasticity: Neurobiological mechanisms and implications for recovery after injury Garraway
March 31 Fredric Manfredsson, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Translational Science and Molecular Medicine, Michigan State University The essential nature of alpha-synuclein -- implications for Parkinson's disease Valerie Joers/Malu Tansey
April 7 tba tba tba
April 14 Ege Kavalali, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center Molecular Basis and Functional Consequences of Synaptic Vesicle Pool Heterogeneity Wenner/Faundez
April 21 Laura Volpicelli-Daley, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neurology and Center for Neurogeneration and Experimental Therapeutics, UAB What can new models of synuclein tell us about Parkinson's disease? Malu G. Tansey
April 28 James Rehg PhD, Professor, School of Interactive Computing; co-Director,Computational Perception Lab; Associate Director for Research, Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, Georgia Institute of Technology TBA Shawn Hochman
May 5 James Surmeier, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience, Northwestern University tba Malu Tansey/Kristen Stout
May 12 Hatim Hassan, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago School of Medicine Unraveling Intestinal Oxalate Transport and its role in Obesity and IBD associated Hyperoxaluria. Robert Hoover
May 19 tba tba tba
May 26 Lary C. Walker, Ph.D. Professor, Yerkes National Research Primate Center Proteopathic strains and the heterogeneity of Alzheimers disease Amarallys Cintron/Malu G. Tansey
June 2 tba tba tba
June 9 Bob M. Moore II, Ph.D., Professor, University of Tennessee, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Reversing course in the development of cannabinoid receptor 2 anti-inflammatory drugs Valerie Joers/Malu Tansey
June 16 tba tba tba


August 25th TBA TBA TBA
September 1st TBA TBA TBA
September 8th Malu Tansey
September 15th TBA TBA TBA
September 22th TBA TBA TBA
September 29th TBA TBA TBA
October 6th Matthew Blurton-Jones, Ph.D., UC Irvine "Examining the interactions between adaptive and innate immunity in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease" Malu Tansey/Mary Herrick
October 13th TBA TBA TBA
October 20th Ilya Nemenman PhD, Professor of Physics and Biology, Emory University Spike timing in motor control Marie-Claude Perreault
October 27th TBA TBA TBA
November 3rd TBA TBA TBA
November 10th TBA TBA TBA
November 17th TBA TBA TBA
November 24th Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Thanksgiving
December 1st Patrice G. Guyenet, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology, University of Virginia Acute stress and anti-inflammatory autonomic reflexes in a model of ischemic renal injury Marie-Claude Perreault
December 8th Bilal Haider, PhD, Asst Professor Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering Georgia Tech & Emory University Inhibitory control of cortical activity in vivo Marie-Claude Perreault
December 15th Bill J. Yates, Ph.D., Professor of Otolaryngology & Neuroscience & Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh Vestibular System Influences on Autonomic Function Marie-Claude Perreault