Upcoming events

  • Neuromodulation of the Sensorimotor Network in Parkinson’s Disease: A Therapy and an Investigative Tool

    Speaker: Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, John E. Cahill Family Professor of Neurology, Director, Stanford Movement Disorders Center, Division Chief, Movement Disorders, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

    The cardinal motor signs of Parkinson’s disease (PD) include resting tremor, slowness of movement (bradykinesia), and stiffness (rigidity), and arise from chronic dopamine denervation in the striatum, one of the ...

  • Low-Cost, High-Performance Millitesla MRI

    Speaker: Matthew Rosen, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Department of Physics, Harvard University, Instructor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts General Hospital Low Field MRI and Hyperpolarized Media Laboratory MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Charlestown, Massachusetts

    Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a powerful technology that provides a unique window onto the structure and the function of the body, with high resolution, speed, and biological contrast. ...

  • Marijuana Intoxication, Withdrawal and Relapse: Human Laboratory Studies

    Speaker: Margaret Haney, PhD, Professor of Clinical Neurobiology in Psychiatry, Associate Director of the Substance Use Research Center, Columbia University Medical Center, Director of the Marijuana Research Laboratory, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York

    Dr. Haney will describe cannabis use disorder (CUD) and her laboratory's model of medications development, where she investigates the effects of potential treatment medications on distinct features of CUD: intoxication, ...

  • Fruit Flies and the Human Heart: The Evolution and Function of Potassium Channels From the Inside Out

    Speaker: Gail Robertson, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin

    This lecture will recount the unlikely pathway to discovery that led to safer drugs and has illuminated our understanding of sudden cardiac death, epilepsy, and even cancer. Dr. Robertson will ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...