Upcoming events

  • Novel Roles for Immune Molecules in Brain Development and Disease

    Speaker: A. Kimberley McAllister, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences, University of California Davis, Davis, California

    Recently, Dr. McAllister’s laboratory discovered that components of the immune system, including major histocompatibility class I (MHCI) molecules and several cytokines, are present in the healthy cerebral cortex where they ...

  • Dysregulation of Ion Channels in Various Disease Processes

    Speaker: Geoffrey Pitt, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Neurobiology, Pharmacology, and Cancer Biology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

    Dr. Pitt will discuss the molecular regulation of ion channels in various cell types and how dysregulation results in disorders such as cardiac arrhythmias, neuropsychiatric diseases, and birth defects. He ...

  • Fear and Fear-Related Disorders: From Pavlov to PTSD

    Speaker: Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD, Professor, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Member, Institute of Medicine

    Dr. Ressler will discuss recent advances in our understanding of the molecular neurobiological mechanisms underlying fear processing in rodent models. He will then explore how this translates to fear-related disorders ...

  • What the Fly’s Nose Tells the Fly’s Brain

    Speaker: Charles F. Stevens, MD, PhD, Vincent J. Coates Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California

    Jennifer Aniston cells are neurons that are found to respond specifically to images—even cartoons—of Jennifer Aniston. To illustrate how such neurons can arise, Dr. Stevens will explore a simple example ...

  • Collaborating Across Borders V

    CAB V is the premier North American conference on interprofessional education and interprofessional collaborative practice in health and social care. Hosts for the CAB V conference are the Virginia Tech ...