Events Related to Neuroscience for 2011

Glial derived brain tumors: Unique biology and opportunities for novel treatments

April 7, 2011 , 5 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Harald W. Sontheimer, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Director, Civitan International Research Center, Director, Center for Glial Biology in Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.

Distinguished Public Lectures

Synaptic plasticity; the brain's response to experience

May 6, 2011 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Robert C. Malenka, PhD, MD

Pritzker Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Co-Director, Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation and Translational Neurosciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, Calif.

Distinguished Public Lectures

Molecular mechanisms underlying synaptic dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease and Phelan-McDermid syndrome

May 20, 2011 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Craig C. Garner, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Co-Director, Center for Research and Treatment of Down Syndrome, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, Calif.

Distinguished Public Lectures

A retinal balancing act: crossover inhibition and NMDA receptors mediate visual sensitivity in parasol/M ganglion cells of the macaque monkey retina

June 9, 2011 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael B. Manookin

Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Structural Biology at University of Washington in Seattle, WA

Special Seminars

Cellular and Molecular Analysis of Aging: Disease-Afflicted and Regenerating Neuromuscular Synapses

Aug. 15, 2011 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Gregorio Valdez, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the Center for Brain Science, Harvard University

Special Seminars

Synaptic Effects of Aging and ALS From Cellular Phenomena to Molecular Analysis

Aug. 16, 2011 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Gregorio Valdez, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the Center for Brain Science, Harvard University

Special Seminars

Mitochondrial Mutagenesis and Transcriptional Fidelity in Aging and Disease

Sept. 21, 2011 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Marc Vermulst, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Special Seminars

What Do We Know About Addiction?

Sept. 29, 2011 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Nora Volkow, MD

Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bethesda, Maryland

Distinguished Public Lectures

Addiction: Conflict Between Brain Circuits

Sept. 30, 2011 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Nora Volkow, MD

Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bethesda, Maryland

Distinguished Public Lectures

Elucidating the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Neurofibromatosis

Nov. 8, 2011 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Joseph Kissil, PhD

Associate Professor, Program in Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Special Seminars

Executive Functions and the Prefrontal Cortex: Genetic and Neurochemical Influences, Gender Differences, and Practical Activities and Approaches to Help

Dec. 2, 2011 , 1 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Adele Diamond, PhD

Canada Research Chair Professor in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Distinguished Public Lectures

Functional Domains of Neuron-to-Astrocyte Gq GPCR Communication

Dec. 15, 2011 , noon at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Min-Yu Sun

Graduate Student, Program in Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology, University of California, Riverside

Special Seminars

Neurofunctional Alterations During Complex Decision-Making and Simple Emotional Judgments in Chronic Marijuana Users

Dec. 15, 2011 , 3 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Wesley, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Special Seminars