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March 2012

Thursday, March 1

Neurological Sciences Lecture - David Pleasure, MD, Professor of Neurology, University of California-Davis, School of Medicine, "Mechanisms of Multiple Sclerosis Progression: Studies in Genetically Modified Mice." 9:30am, Davis Auditorium (during Grand Rounds).

Pharmacology Faculty Candidate Seminar - Robert Lukowski, Ph.D., Research Associate and Group Leader, Departments of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Clinical Pharmacy, Eberhard-Karls University, "Transgenic models to study cGMP pathways in health and disease". 8:45am, 400 Medical Education Center.

Tuesday, March 6 Neurological Sciences Lecture - J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, "Modeling Parkinson's Disease to Test Novel Experimental Therapeutics." 5:30pm, MedEd 200.
Wednesday, March 7 NGP Journal Club - Eric Gonzalez, "Cocaine Alters BDNF Expression and Neuronal Migration in the Embryonic Mouse Forebrain", McCarthy, D. M., X. Zhang, et al. (2011). The Journal of Neuroscience 31(38): 13400-13411". 12:00pm, HSRF 200.
Thursday, March 8

MD-PhD Seminar Series - Christian Jordan, "TBA", 12:00pm, HSRF 400.

No Neuroscience Grand Rounds today.

Friday, March 9 VCIID (COBRE) Seminar - Allan J. Bieber, PhD, Associate Professor in Neurology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, "Genetic Models for the Study of CNS Remyelination and Innate Antiviral Immunity". 9:00am, MedEd 300.
NOTE:  There is a LUNCHEON with Dr. Bieber at 12:15 PM for Grad. Students and Post-Docs in Given E-105.
Wednesday, March 14 NGP Journal Club - Matt LeComte, Yabut, O., J. Domogauer, et al. (2010). "Dyrk1A Overexpression Inhibits Proliferation and Induces Premature Neuronal Differentiation of Neural Progenitor Cells." The Journal of Neuroscience 30(11): 4004-4014.
12:00pm, HSRF 400.
Thursday, March 15

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Vitaly Napadow, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, Neuroimaging Potential Brain Mechanisms for Acupuncture
~ from carpal tunnel syndrome to fibromyalgia".
9:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Pharmacology Seminar - Gro Klitgaard Povlsen, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Clinical Experimental Research, Glostrup Research Institute, "Upregulation of vasoconstrictor receptors via early signal transduction in cerebral arteries after stroke – a new mechanism for stroke treatment?" 8:45am, HSRF 400.

Friday, March 16

26th Annual Neuroscience Day at Dartmouth - Neuroscience Day is an excellent opportunity to meet Dartmouth's neuroscientists and learn more about the broad ranging research studies they conduct. This day-long event includes oral presentations, a poster session, a Neurology Grand Rounds talk and Keynote Lecture. 9am-5pm, Alumni Hall, Hanover, NH. Contact msama2@gmail.com with questions.

Biochemistry Seminar - Susan M. Robey-Bond, PhD, Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, UVM College of Medicine, "Ushering in a New Player: A Histidyl-tRNA Synthetase Mutation is Associated with an Usher-like Syndrome". 12:15pm, Given C443.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Eric Nelson, psychologist, Section on Developmental Affective Neuroscience, National Institute of Mental Health. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. "Neurobiology of Social Cognition: Development and Psychopathology." Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Tuesday, March 20 Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Initiative Seminar - Dawei Li, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, "Genetic studies for identifying variants associated with selected psychiatric disorders". 11:00am, Given C443 Biochemistry Classroom.
Wednesday, March 21

NGP Journal Club - Greg Engel, Dissertation Update, "The effects of methylmercury on the Notch signaling pathway and motor nerve formation during Drosophila embryonic development". 12:00pm, HSRF 400.

Psychology Colloquium - Daniel Shaw, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, “The Development and Prevention of Early Conduct Problems”. 1:30-2:30 pm, 314 John Dewey Hall. Hosted by the McNeil Prevention and Community Psychology Fund

Ninth Annual E. Stanley Emery Lectureship in Pediatric Neurology - WilliamDobyns, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Washington, "The Developmental Circle: How Autism, Developmental Epilepsies, Sever Developmental Encephalophathies and Brain Malformations are Interconnected". 8:00am, Davis Auditorium.

Thursday, March 22

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - E. Stanley Emery Lectureship: William Dobyns, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Washington, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA, "The Genetic Basis of Human Megalencephaly: Size Matters". 9:30am, Davis Auditorium.

NGP Student Dissertation Proposal Seminar - Carolyn Roman, "PACAP and PAC1 receptor signaling in chronic stress responses: Implications for anxiety-related disorders". Advisor: Victor May, Dept. of Anatomy and Neurobiology. 2:30pm, HSRF 400. Dissertation Proposal (PDF).

MD-PhD Seminar Series - NGP Student Jane Roberts, "TBA", 12:00pm, HSRF 400.

Friday, March 23 ANNB/COBRE Seminar - Rodger A. Liddle, MD., Professor of Medicine, Duke University, "New insights into enteroendocrine cells". 12:00pm, HSRF 400.
Monday, March 26

2012 Macmillan Lectures - The Brainy Side of Exercise: Benefits to Neurons, Mind and Behavior.

9:00 am - Art Kramer, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Exercising your Mind and Brain." Abstract

10:00 am - Henriette van Praag, PhD, National Institute on Aging, "Adult hippocampal  neurogenesis: the role of exercise."

11:00 am - Monika Fleshner, PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder, "Exercise, stress, and resilience:  Benefits for mental and physical health." 

1:30 pm - Rod Dishman, PhD, University of Georgia, "Exercise, Brain, and Behavior: Culture to Genes." 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, UVM. Admission is Free. For schedule and registration please visit www.uvm.edu/~nbhspire/

Wednesday, March 28

No NGP Journal Club Today.

Endnote training session presented by Greg Lieberman. RSVP to neurogp@uvm.edu to attend. 12:00pm - 1:00pm, HSRF 400.

Thursday, March 29 Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Peter Bingham, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, "Conversion, Stigma and the Accidental Mind". 9:30am, Davis Auditorium.
Friday, March 30 ANNB/COBRE Seminar - Robert S. Wilkinson, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, Physiology, and Biomedical Engineering, Washington University School of Medicine, "4D live imaging of motor nerve terminals". 12:00pm, HSRF 400.

 

February 2012

Wednesday, February 1 NGP Journal Club - Abbie Chapman, "Perinatal Citalopram Exposure Selectively Increases Locus Ceruleus Circuit Function in Male Rats." Darling RD, Alzghoul L, Zhang J, Khatri N, Paul IA, Simpson KL, Lin RCS (2011) J Neurosci 31(46):16709-16715., 12:00pm, HSRF 400.
Thursday, February 2

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - J. Thomas Roland, Jr., MD, Mendik Foundation Chairman Department of Otolaryngology, Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery, Director Otology and Neuro-Otology, New York University, SKULL BASE DAY,  “Hearing Considerations in NF2: New Treatment Paradigms”. 9:30am-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

MD-PhD Seminar Series - Leah Novinger, "TBA", 12:00pm, HSRF 400.

Friday, February 3 ANNB/COBRE Seminar - Keith Sharkey, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Calgary. “Neuron-glial interactions in the enteric nervous system: new insights into intestinal inflammation”12:00pm, HSRF 400.
Monday, February 6-Tuesday, February 7 NBH Forum - The 2012 NBH Forum will be held Monday, February 6th and Tuesday, February 7th at UVM’s Davis Center. Dr. Michael Rugg, Distinguished Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, will deliver the keynote at 4:30pm on Monday, February 6th. His talk is titled, "The Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Memory: A Perspective from fMRI." For a detailed schedule please visit http://www.uvm.edu/~vtsfn/forum2012.php. Email nbh@uvm.edu with questions or with late registrations. Posters and Talks on Tuesday, February 7th from 9am - 4pm, Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, UVM.
Wednesday, February 8 NGP Journal Club - Jane Roberts, "Early-Life Experience Decreases Drug-Induced Reinstatement of Morphine CPP in Adulthood via Microglial-Specific Epigenetic Programming of Anti-Inflammatory IL-10 Expression." Schwarz, J. M., M. R. Hutchinson, et al. (2011).The Journal of Neuroscience 31(49): 17835-17847. 12:00pm, HSRF 400.
Thursday, February 9 Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Michael Mullin, MD, Clinical Instructor of Neurology University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, "Access to Certified Stroke Centers and Impact on Outcomes in the U.S."9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.
Saturday, February 11 Vermont Regional Brain Bee - The Vermont Brain Bee is a competition for high school students who are interested in neuroscience and the functioning of the brain. These students can demonstrate their knowledge at the annual Vermont Regional Brain Bee at the University of Vermont in February of each year. The winner goes on to the National Brain Bee in Baltimore, MD in March during Brain Awareness Week. The NBB winner will be eligible to attend the International Brain Bee. 8:30am - 2:00pm, Medical Education Building, University of Vermont. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION:  December 10, 2011.
Monday, February 13 Biology Seminar - E. Alfonso Romero-Sandoval, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth Medical School, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, “Modulation of spinal phosphatases: A potential strategy to treat or prevent neuropathic pain”. 11:45 a.m., 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg. Refreshments will be served starting at 11:35 a.m. in room 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg.
Wednesday, February 15 NGP Journal Club - John DeWitt will present an update on his dissertation research, "Growth factor signaling in neuroblastoma: differentiation and transformation".
12:00pm, HSRF 400.
Thursday, February 16

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Elizabeth Loder, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, "The Evolutionary Advantages of Migraine". 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

MD-PhD Seminar Series - Sarah Gillett, "TBA", 12:00pm, HSRF 400.

Wednesday, February 22 NGP Journal Club - Dave Harris, "PKA/AKAP1 and PP2A/Bβ2 Regulate Neuronal Morphogenesis via Drp1 Phosphorylation and Mitochondrial Bioenergetics." Dickey, A. S. and S. Strack (2011). The Journal of Neuroscience 31(44): 15716-15726, 12:00pm, HSRF 400.
Thursday, February 23

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Benn E. Smith, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Scottdale, AZ, “Advances in Clinical Neurophysiology. 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Neurological Sciences Lecture - Matthew Rizzo, MD, FAAN, Professor of Neurology, University of Iowa, College of Medicine, "The Aging Mind and Brain and Behavior in the Wild." 10:30am, Davis Auditorium (following Grand Rounds).

ANNB Seminar - Benn E. Smith, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Scottdale, AZ, “Neural underpinnings of balance: the human vestibular electrical evoked potential.” 1:30pm, HSRF 300.

Friday, February 24 Complex Systems Seminar - Terry Sejnowski, Salk Institute, "Suspicious Coincidences in the Brain", 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Davis Auditorium, Fletcher Allen.
Wednesday, February 29 NGP Journal Club - Nick Ortiz, Won, H., W. Mah, et al. (2011). "GIT1 is associated with ADHD in humans and ADHD-like behaviors in mice." Nat Med 17(5): 566-572. 12:00pm, HSRF 400.

January 2012

Wednesday, January 4 NGP Journal Club - Gene Cilento, "Dopamine D2 Receptor Activity Modulates Akt Signaling and Alters GABAergic Neuron Development and Motor Behavior in Zebrafish Larvae." Souza, B. R., M. A. Romano-Silva, et al. (2011).The Journal of Neuroscience 31(14): 5512-5525.
Thursday, January 5 Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Rup Tandan, MD, Professor of Neurology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, "Update on Diabetic Neuropathies." 9:30am - 10:30am, Davis Auditorium.
Friday, January 6

ANNB/COBRE Neuroscience Seminar - Violeta Mutafova-Yambolieva, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Physiology & Cell Biology at The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Center for Molecular Medicine, “Ceasing the ATP Supremacy: Evidence for Multiple-Purine Involvement in Neurotransmission.” 12:00pm, HSRF 400. Luncheon to follow lecture.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - No Grand Rounds.

Wednesday, January 11

NGP Journal Club - Anthony Pappas - Tamura, M., M. Sajo, et al. (2011). "Prenatal Stress Inhibits Neuronal Maturation through Downregulation of Mineralocorticoid Receptors." The Journal of Neuroscience 31(32): 11505-11514.

Biology Seminar - Dr. Alicia Marie Ebert, University of Calgary, Cell and Biology and Anatomy, "Keeping it together: Zebrafish retinal development." 11:45am, 105 Marsh Life Sciences. Refreshments will be served starting at 11:35am.

Thursday, January 12

MD-PhD Seminar Series - NGP Student John DeWitt will present, Wang, K. et al.  Integrative genomics identifies LMO1 as a neuroblastoma oncogene.  Nature 469, 216-220 (2011).  12:00pm, HSRF 200.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Grand Rounds Cancelled.

Friday, January 13 Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Rajeev Ramchand, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Military Health Policy Research, RAND, "The Psychological Well-Being of Our Nation's Heroes: Mental Health Problems, Alcohol Misuse, and Suicide in the U.S. Military." 10:30am - 11:45am, Davis Auditorium.
Wednesday, January 18

NGP Journal Club - Galen Missig, "The Angelman Syndrome Protein Ube3A Regulates Synapse Development by Ubiquitinating Arc.", Greer, P. L., R. Hanayama, et al. (2010) Cell 140(5): 704-716.

Biology Seminar - Dr. Timothy Evans, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Neuroscience, “Axon guidance at the embryonic insect midline: Slit/Robo signaling controls diverse axon guidance decisions in Drosophila and Tribolium." Marsh Life Science 105, 11:45 AM.

Thursday, January 19 Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Victory May, PhD, Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "PACAP and Stress-Related Behaviors: A Tortuous Road to PTSD." 9:30am - 10:30am, Davis Auditorium.
Friday, January 20 Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Jonathan Oler, PhD, Associate Scientist, Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Developmental Risk for Anxiety and Depression: A Translational Neuroscience Approach." 10:30am - 11:45am, Davis Auditorium.
Tuesday, January 24

Rehabilitation and Movement Science Faculty Search - Dr Laila Alibiglou, "Neural Mechanisms Underlying the Modulation of Gait Initiation and Locomotion in Neurological Disorders." 11:00am - 12:00pm, 107 Rowell.

Neuroscience, Behavior and Health (NBH) Initiative Open Forum - There will a meeting of all faculty interested in the Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Initiative to learn about our current and upcoming activities. Please come to ask questions, provide us feedback on resource needs, and help us shape the future of transdisciplinary research in NBH at UVM. 4 - 5 PM in HSRF 400.

Wednesday, January 25

NGP Journal Club - Geoff Schaubhut, "Ethanol Affects Transforming Growth Factor β1-Initiated Signals: Cross-Talking Pathways in the Developing Rat Cerebral Wall." Powrozek TA, Miller MW (2009) The Journal of Neuroscience 29:9521-9533., 12:00pm, HSRF 400.

Biology Seminar -Dr. Laura Cancedda, Italian Institute of Technology, Department of Neuroscience and Brain Technology, “GABA, a Neurotransmitter with Two Faces”. Marsh Life Science 105, 11:45 AM. Refreshments will be served starting at 11:35 a.m. in room 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg.

Thursday, January 26

Neuroscience Grand Rounds -Special Lecture, Jeffrey Loeb, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Associate Director of the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University School of Medicine."TBD". Dr. Loeb is a candidate for Chair of the Department of Neurological Sciences. Your attendance is appreciated.
Lecture: 9:30am - 10:30am, Davis Auditorium. He will address the faculty and conduct a Q&A session following the lecture from 10:30-11:30 in Davis Auditorium.

MD-PhD Seminar Series - Becca Martin, "TBA", 12:00pm, HSRF 400.

Friday, January 27

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - No Grand Rounds

Rehabilitation and Movement Science Faculty Search - Dr. Beth Smith, "Measuring Neuromotor Control: Linking brain and behavior to promote optimal neuromotor control during development through early physical therapy intervention." 11:00am - 12:00pm, 107 Rowell.

Tuesday, January 31 Rehabilitation and Movement Science Faculty Search - Dr. Sandy Saveedra,
“Development of Trunk Control: Segmental Contributions to Posture, Reaching and Stepping”
11:00am - 12:00pm, 107 Rowell.

 

December 2012

Thursday, December 1 Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Robert DiRaddo, PhD, Group Leader, Simulation of Deformable Materials, Industrial Materials Institute, National Research Council - Canada, "Virtual Reality Neurosurgery Simulation
for Resident Training." 9:30am, Davis Auditorium.
Friday, December 2

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Paul Geha, MD, Resident in Psychiatry, Yale, "UniversityDisruption of Brain Structure and Function in Chronic Pain." 10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Developmental Psychology Search Colloquium - Eva Telzer, "The Rewards and Burdens of Family Assistance: A Developmental Social Neuroscience Approach." 11:30am – 12:30 pm, Dewey 100.

Monday, December 5 Developmental Psychology Search Colloquium - Esther M. Leerkes, "Maternal Sensitivity to Infant Distress: A Unique Dimension of the Caregiving System." 4:00 - 5:00pm, Dewey 100.
Wednesday, December 7 NGP Journal Club - Nathan Jebbett, "Control of cortical GABA circuitry development by Nrg1 and ErbB4 signalling." Fazzari et al. Nature. 2010. 464(7293).12:30pm, HSRF 400.
Thursday, December 8

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Michael Rogawski, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, University of California, Davis, "Migraine and Epilepsy – Shared Mechanisms within the Family of Episodic Disorders." 9:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Pharmacology Seminar - Alain Rivard, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Montreal, "Modulation of ischemia-induced neovascularization by cardiovascular risk factors and oxidative stress". 9:45am, HSRF 300.

Friday, December 9 Psychiatry Grand Rounds -BJ Casey, PhD, Sackler Professor and Director, Sackler Institute and Neuroscience Graduate Program, Weill Cornell Medical College, "Adolescence and Anxiety: From Human Imaging to Mouse Genetics." 10:30am, Davis Auditorium.
Wednesday, December 14 NGP Journal Club - Michael Williams, "TBD", TBD. 12:30pm, HSRF 400.
Thursday, December 15

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Garrick Applebee, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, “Pas de Deux: Narcolepsy as an Autoimmune Disorder and Fatigue Recognition and Management” 9:30am, Davis Auditorium.

MD-PhD Seminar Series - Jess Cassavaugh, "TBA", 12:00pm, HSRF 400.

Friday, December 16

Psychiatry Grand Rounds -Robert Whitaker, Investigative Journalist, "The Effect of Psychiatric Medications on Long-Term Outcomes: A Review of the Scientific Literature." 10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Off the Academic Track Career Panel: Focus on Public Policy. Speakers: Melody Burkins, PhD, Former AAAS Policy Fellow, Sr. Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives, UVM; Asa Hopkins, PhD, Former AAAS Policy Fellow, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Vermont State Energy Office. 3:30pm, HSRF 400.

Thursday, December 22

NO Neuroscience Grand Rounds this week - Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 23 NO Psychiatry Grand Rounds this week - Happy Holidays!
Thursday, December 29 NO Neuroscience Grand Rounds this week - Happy Holidays!
Friday, December 30 NO Psychiatry Grand Rounds this week - Happy Holidays!

November 2012

Tuesday, November 1 VCC Grand Rounds - Susan Lakoski, MD, Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, "Autonomic Dysfunction as a Contributor to Late-Occurring Cardiovascular Injury in Women with Operable Breast Cancer." 8am, MedEd 300.
Wednesday, November 2 NGP Journal Club - Andrea Pack,"Behavioral and Cerebellar Transmission Deficits in Mice Lacking the Autism-Linked Gene Islet Brain-2." Giza et al., The Journal of Neuroscience, 2010, 30(44)., 12:30pm, HSRF 400.
Thursday, November 3 Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Simmons Lessell, MD, Paul A. Chandler Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School,  “The Eye and Multiple Sclerosis.” 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.
Friday, November 4

NGP Student Dissertation Proposal Seminar- Jane Roberts, "Mechanisms of attenuated purinergic neuromuscular transmission in the inflamed colon." 12:00pm, HSRF 400. Poster

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Sophie Molholm, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, "High-density electrophysiological mapping of differences in sensory processing and multisensory integration in autism." 10:30-11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

Biochemistry Seminar - Alex D Sheftel, PhD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, “The Mitochondrion as a Cellular Forge:  Ferrocofactor Generation and Cellular Iron Homeostasis.” 12:15 pm, Given C443 Classroom.

Monday, November 7

Biology Seminar - Dr. Jeffrey Martens, Associate Professor, University of Michigan, Department of Pharmacology, “Olfactory cilia: linking sensory cilia function and human disease.” 11:45am, 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg. Refreshments will be served starting at 11:35 am.

Thursday, November 10 Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Jonathan Mink, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, University of Rochester, “Dystonia in Childhood.” 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.
Friday, November 11

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - David Rettew, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Psychiatry Fellowship Program, Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont, "Same Patient, Different Stories: Understanding and Managing Discrepant Clinical Information." 10:30-11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

Biochemistry Seminar - David Gailani, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology, “New Insights into the Biochemistry and Pathology of Coagulation Factor XI.” 12:15pm, Given C443 Classroom.

Tuesday, November 15

UVM/VGN 4th Proteomics FacilityOpen House Seminar - The purpose of this event is to report the proteomics research progress of UVM, discuss the challenges, and share ideas of implementing proteomics technologies in research projects. Agenda

Please contact Dr. Bin Deng at bdeng@uvm.edu if you need more information or have any questions. RSVP to: VGN@uvm.edu.

Thursday, November 17

Graduate School Info Session - A Science PhD, for ME? Are you thinking about graduate school? Join current UVM biological science graduate students as they answer common questions about attending graduate research programs. 4:30-7:00pm, HSRF 200. Please RSVP to 656-9673. Open to the public. Refreshments provided. For more information email: cmb@uvm.edu. Sponsored by the Cell and Molecular Biology and Neuroscience Graduate Programs.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Elizabeth Ames, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Vermont College of Medicine, “Sticky Learning: Understanding the Hidden Curriculum in Medical Education", 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Pharmacology Seminar - Ludwig Neyses, M.D., Professor, Chair, Departments of Medicine/Cardiology, University of Manchester, "Novel and unexpected roles of the sarcolemmal calcium pumps (PCMAs) in heart failure and hypertension." 8:45am, HSRF 300.

Friday, November 18 Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Robert Zatorre, PhD, Professor, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, "Music in the Brain: Pitch, Plasticity, and Emotion." 10:30-11:45am, Davis Auditorium. Sponsored by the Neurscience Clinical Research Unit and the MindBody Medicine Clinic.
Wednesday, November 30

NGP Journal Club - Stephanie Spohn, "Early Pharmacotherapy Restores Neurogenesis and Cognitive Performance in the Ts65Dn Mouse Model for Down Syndrome." Bianchi, P., E. Ciani, et al. (2010). The Journal of Neuroscience 30(26): 8769-8779. 12:30pm, HSRF 400.

Development Psychology Search Colloquium - Alice Schermerhorn, "Stress and Child Adjustment: Child Vulnerability and Developmental Process." 11:30am – 12:30 pm, Dewey 100.

 

October 2011

Tuesday, October 4

Community Medical School - Sally Herschorn, M.D., Associate Professor of Radiology and Medical Director of Breast Imaging, "A Guide to Breast Imaging: The Latest Technology for Screening and Detecting Cancer".6:30 - 7:30 pm, Carpenter Auditorium at the UVM Given Medical Building.

Pharmacology Seminar -Anthony Heagerty, Ph.D., Professor and Honorary Consultant Physician, Department of Medicine, Head of Cardiovascular Research, University of Manchester,"Small artery structure and function in the metabolic syndrome:  the role of perivascular fat." 9:00am, HSRF 400.

Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) Seminar - Joe Klaus, Advisor: Jason Botten, PhD,
"From Proteomics to Pathogenesis: Molecular Mechanisms of Arenavirus Pathogenesis." 11:30 am, Davis Auditorium at Fletcher Allen

Thursday, October 6 Pharmacology Seminar - Andrew Johnson, PhD, Postdoctoral Candidate, Department of Pharmacology, University of Iowa, "The "Stat3" of the Union:  Inflammation and Angiotensin II in Hypertension." 4:00pm, HSRF 400.
Friday, October 7

Pharmacology Seminar - Cenk Ayata, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Radiology, Harvard Medical School, "Spreading depolarizations in normal and ischemic brain." 9:00 am, HSRF 300.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Robert Krueger, PhD, Hathaway Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota, "Toward Empirical Psychiatric Nosology." 10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Biochemistry Seminar - Derrick McVicker, Graduate Student, Cell and Molecular Biology Program, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, “The Nucleotide-Binding State of Microtubules Modulates Kinesin Processivity and Tau’s Ability to Inhibit Kinesin Mediated Transport.” 12:15 pm, Given C443 Classroom.

Monday, October 10 Biology Seminar - Dr. Charles A. Greer, Professor of Neuroscience, Yale University School of Medicine, Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology, “Development and plasticity of olfactory circuits.” 11:45 am, 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg.
Tuesday, October 11

Community Medical School - William Pendlebury, M.D., Professor of Pathology and Neurology and Director of the UVM Center on Aging, "Biomarkers and Beyond: The Science of Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease". 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Carpenter Auditorium at the UVM Given Medical Building.

MMG Off the Academic Track Career Seminar Series - Elizabeth Ponder, Ph.D., Associate Director of Science Affairs at the non-profit BIO Ventures in Global Health (BVGH). 9:00am, HSRF 400.

The Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Department will be holding seminars every other month to better inform students of the many options that are available to Ph.D. scientists beyond the academic track.

CMB Seminar - Phan Thai, Advisor: Ralph Budd, PhD, "Regulation of caspase-3 activity influences T cell fate." 11:30 am, Davis Auditorium at Fletcher Allen.

Wednesday, October 12 NGP Journal Club - Vanessa Ochoa, "Fragile X mental retardation protein regulates new neuron differentiation in the adult olfactory bulb." Scotto-Lomassese et al., J Neurosci. 2011. 31(6).
Friday, October 14

ANNB/COBRE Neuroscience Seminar Series - Anthony S. LaMantia, PhD, Director, George Washington Institute for Neuroscience, Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, George Washington University, “A tale of two stem cells: specification and regulation of embryonic olfactory and forebrain neural stem cells.” 12:15pm, HSRF 400.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Anthony S. LaMantia, PhD, Director, George Washington Institute for Neuroscience, Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, George Washington University, "When Half is Not Enough: Disrupted Cortical Development in 22q11 Delection/DiGeorge Syndrome." 10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Biochemistry Seminar - Laura M. Haynes, Graduate Student, Department of Biochemistry, University of Vermont College of Medicine, “Biophysics of Thrombin Generation Under Flow.” 12:15 pm, Given C443 Classroom.

Monday, October 17

Biology Seminar - Dr. Linden Higgins, Research Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, Department of Biology, “Sexual size dimorphism and its consequences
for life history.” 11:45 am, 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg.

PYROSEQUENCING SEMINAR - Dr. Gerald Shock, QIAGEN Associate Global Business Director Epigenetic Technologies, Pyrosequencing - Innovations in epigenetics — advanced bisulfite conversion, predesigned Pyrosequencing assays, and PCR arrays for cloning-free quantification of epigenetic variations of DNA methylation. 12:00-1:30 pm, UVM Given C443. Sponsored by the Neuroscience COBRE Cell and Molecular Core.Lunch Provided. For questions please contact me at sarah.peery@qiagen.com orSarah Peery 1-800-426-8157 ext. 23716.

Tuesday, October 18

Community Medical School - Michael Ricci, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Director of the Clinical Simulation Laboratory, "Practice Makes Perfect: Aviation Training Techniques in Clinical Simulation". 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Carpenter Auditorium at the UVM Given Medical Building.

CMB Seminar - Jane Tully, Advisor: Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, PhD, "Cooperation between classical and alternative NF-κB pathways: regulation of pro-inflammatory signaling in the lung epithelium." 11:30 am, Davis Auditorium at Fletcher Allen.

Wednesday, October 19 NGP Journal Club - Patrick Long, "IL-1 Receptor Accessory Protein-Like 1 Associated with Mental Retardation and Autism Mediates Synapse Formation by Trans-Synaptic Interaction with Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase {delta." Yoshida et al., J Neurosci. 2011. 31(38).
Thursday, October 20 Pharmacology Seminar - Harold Swartz, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Radiology, Community & Family Medicine and Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School, "Repeated measurements of real pO2 in vivo in preclinical models and clinically, using EPR Oximetry." 8:45am, HSRF 300.
Friday, October 21

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Jed E. Rose, PhD, Medical Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, "Personalized and Adaptive Treatment Strategies for Smoking Cessation." 10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Biochemistry SeminarYing Wai Lam, PhD, Director, Vermont Genetics Network Proteomics Facility, University of Vermont, "How can proteomics help your research?  Expression, PTMs, Metabolites, and more.” 12:15 pm, Given C443 Classroom.

Monday, October 24 Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering Seminar - Dr. Nancy Jackson, President of the American Chemical Society, "The State of Chemistry in the International Year of Chemistry." 5:00-6:00pm, Davis Auditorium.

5:00 PM    INTRODUCTION - Christopher  Allen, President, Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering                 
                   
5:05 PM    Teacher of the Year Awards -Grace Spatafora, VASE Outreach Director

5:15 PM    INVITED LECTURE - The State of Chemistry in the International Year of Chemistry - Dr. Nancy Jackson

6:05 PM    OPEN DISCUSSION

Wednesday, October 26

Graduate Student Research Day featuring a Graduate Alumni Panel Discussion entitled “Alternatives to Academia: Career Choices in Contemporary Science”.

Schedule of Events

 

10:00 a.m. – 12 noon        

Graduate Student Poster Session – Hoehl Gallery, HSRF 100

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Graduate Alumni Panel Discussion – Reardon Room, Med Ed 300. Open to graduate students only. Lunch will be provided.   To RSVP to attend the Panel discussion, please email medalumni.relations@uvm.edu.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.         

Graduate Student Research Talks Juckett-Rourke Room, HSRF 300

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Awards Presentation & Reception– Hoehl Gallery, HSRF 100. To RSVP to attend the Award Presentation & Reception kindly RSVP by October 17, 2011 to 802-656-4014 or medalumni.relations@uvm.edu.

Friday, October 28

Biochemistry SeminarDr. David Warshaw, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, The University of Vermont, "Myosin Molecular Motors: Transporting Cargo in All Directions." 12:15 pm, Given C443 Classroom.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Laura Sponseller, MD, Resident in Psychiatry, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine, "Bath Salts and Incense: Designer Drugs of Abuse in the 21st Century." 10:30am - 11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

 

September 2011

Thursday, September 1 Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Christopher Commichau, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology and Surgery, Neurosurgery, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, “A State of Stroke.”  9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.
Tuesday, September 6

Cell and Molecular Biology Seminar Series - Andrew Menke, "Switch Helix: A novel domain in PKG that modulates cyclic GMP affinity."  11:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Thursday, September 8 Neuroscience Grand Rounds - David Stockwell, MD, Resident, Neurosurgery, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Cerebrovascular Dysfunction as a Result of Traumatic Brain Injury". 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.
Friday, September 9

NGP Student Dissertation Defense - Jill Hoffman, “Propulsive motility in the colon: neural mechanisms of disruption in colitis, and improvement with 5-HT4 receptor agonists.” 1:00 pm, HSRF 400. Abstract

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - W.Gordon Frankle, MD, "In Vivo Measurement of GABA Transmission in Health Controls & Subjects with Schizophrenia."  10:30am - 11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

Monday, September 12

Biology Seminar - Dr. Bryan Carstens, Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, “Community Phylogeography of Sarracenia alata and its symbionts.”11:45 a.m., 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg.

Refreshments will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. in room 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg.

ADA:  individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact Conference and Events at 656-5665.

Thursday, September 15 Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Margaret Vizzard, PhD, Full Professor of Neurology and ANNB, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, “Chemokine/Receptor Signaling in Bladder Reflex Pathways”. 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.
Monday, September 19

Biology Seminar - Dr. Ying Wai Lam, University of Vermont, Director of Proteomics Facility, “How can proteomics help your research? Using mass spectrometry as a tool”.11:45 a.m., 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg. Refreshments will be served starting at 11:35 a.m. in room 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg. ADA:  individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact Conference and Events at 656-5665.

Tuesday, September 20

Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) Seminar - Benjamin Stark, "Fission yeast UCS protein Rng3p stabilizes the activity of myosin-II motors during contractile ring assembly." 11:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Community Medical School - Helene Langevin, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurology and Director of the Program on Integrative Health, "It’s a Stretch: Is Connective Tissue the Link to Yoga’s Benefits?"6:30 - 7:30 pm, Carpenter Auditorium at the UVM Given Medical Building.

Wednesday, September 21 NGP Journal Club - Michelle McNamara, "MeCP2 is critical within HoxB1-derived tissues of mice for normal lifespan." Ward CS, et al. J Neurosci. (2011). 31(28).
Thursday, September 22 Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Joseph McSherry, MD, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, “Cannabinoids IV: The Next Chapter”. 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.
Friday, September 23

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Jeff Q. Bostic, MD, EdD, "MCPAP: A Model Program for Child Psychiatry to Assist Primary Care Physicians."  10:30am - 11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

Biochemistry Seminar - Martin Ashley Case, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Vermont, “Discovery of Stable Protein Motifs from Dynamic Combinatorial Libraries.” 12:15 pm, Given C443 Classroom.

Monday, September 26 Biology Seminar - Bryan A. Ballif, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, Department of Biology, “Braking While Accelerating: Identifying Novel Mechanisms of Negative Feedback in Ras-MAPK Signaling.” 11:45 a.m., 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg. Refreshments will be served starting at 11:35 a.m. ADA:  individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact Conference and Events at 656-5665.
Tuesday, September 27

Community Medical School - Ira Bernstein, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Senior Associate Dean for Research (Moderator), Anne Dixon, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Vaccine Testing Center, Daniel Lustgarten, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Research Laboratory, "Special Panel Presentation - Bringing Cutting-Edge Medicine to the Community: Clinical Trials at UVM/Fletcher Allen". 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Carpenter Auditorium at the UVM Given Medical Building.

Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) Seminar - Kheng Newick, Advisor: Nicholas Heintz, PhD, "Targeting Redox Homeostasis in Malignant Mesothelioma"
11:30 am, Davis Auditorium at Fletcher Allen.

Wednesday, September 28 NGP Journal Club - Carolyn Roman, "Necdin Plays a Role in the Serotonergic Modulation of the Mouse Respiratory Network: Implication for Prader-Willi Syndrome." Zanella S, et al. The Journal of Neuroscience. (2008). 28(7).
Thursday, September 29

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Aman B Patel, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, “Treatment Algorithms in the Treatment of Cerebral AVMs”. 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Pharmacology Seminar - Choel Kim, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Baylor College of Medicine, "Probing the Molecular Basis of Cyclic Nucleotide Selectivity." 8:45 am, HSRF 300.

Friday, September 30

NGP Student Dissertation Proposal Seminar- Kimberly Albert , “History of Major Depressive Disorder and Estradiol Effects on Psychosocial Stress Response and Emotional Episodic Memory.” 9:30 am, HSRF 400. Dissertation Proposal ~ Poster

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - John R. Peteet, MD, Fellowship Site Director, Adult Psychosocial Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, “Spirituality and Mental Health: What is the Clinician’s Role.” 10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

August 2011

Friday, August 5 - Dept Medicine Summer Seminar Series - Donna O’Malley, Library Associate Professor, Dana Medical Library, University of Vermont, "Finding and Evaluating ‘High Quality’ Medical Information on the Internet."8:00 am - 9:00 am, Davis Auditorium.

Tuesday, August 9 - Pharmacology Seminar - Thomas Moon, Graduate Student, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, "WNK1Autoregulation and Salt Sensitivity". 11:00 am, HSRF 300.

Friday, August 12 - Dept Medicine Summer Seminar Series - Ted Marcy, MD, MPH, Medical Director, FAHC Pulmonary Ambulatory Center, Professor of Medicine-Pulmonary Diseases, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, "Approach to Literature Review:  Dissecting a Treatment Trial". 8:00 am - 9:00 am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, August 19 - Dept Medicine Summer Seminar Series - Steven Shapiro, MD, Chief Medical Examiner, State of Vermont, "Update from the Morgue (Research Opportunities)". 8:00 am - 9:00 am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, August 26 - Dept Medicine Summer Seminar Series - Tristan Blackburn, MD and Edward Leib, MD, "How We Did It:  Panel of Fellows and Mentors". 8:00 am - 9:00 am, Davis Auditorium.

July 2011

Friday, July 15   

Dept Medicine Summer Seminar Series - Jan Carney, MD MPH, Associate Dean for Public Health, Research and Clinical Professor, Department of MedicineUniversity of Vermont College of Medicine, "Principles of Public Health Research". 8:00 am - 9:00 am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, July 22   

Dept Medicine Summer Seminar Series - Peter Callas, PhD, Research Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics & StatisticsUniversity of Vermont, "Setting Up a Research Study – Design Choices". 8:00 am - 9:00 am, Davis Auditorium.

MD-PhD Program Research Day - 8:00am – 3:30 pm, Medical Education Center Pavilion.

The following talks are presented by NGP students:

9:40 a.m. – John C. DeWitt "Constitutive TrkB signaling leads to process outgrowth in PC12 cells and anchorage-independent cell growth in HEK293 cells.”

11:05 a.m. – Matthew D. LeComte, “Paracrine Effects of Gliobastoma Condition Media on CA1 Hippocampal Neurons and related Microvasculature Endothelia after Global Ischemia.”

11:45 a.m.— Jane A. Roberts,  “Oxidative Stress Contributes to Decreased Purinergic Neuromuscular Transmission in the Inflamed Colon.”

Thursday, July 28             

SNURF Poster Session - Participants in the 2011 Summer Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Fellow (SNURF) program present their work, HSRF 300, 1:30-2:30 pm for SNURF Students, 2:30 – 4:30pm for general UVM community.  Food and refreshments will be provided.

Friday, July 29   

Dept Medicine Summer Seminar Series - Neil Sarkar, PhD, Director, Biomedical Informatics, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Assistant Professor, Dept Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care (FAHC), Associate Dean for Public Health, Research and Clinical Professor, Department of MedicineUniversity of Vermont College of Medicine, "Translational Bioinformatics: Guiding Bench Side Innovations to the Clinic". 8:00 am - 9:00 am, Davis Auditorium.

June 2011

Thursday, June 2

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - MADI DAY, Ann-Christine Duhaime, MD, Professor, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, “Science and Suspicion: Controversies in Infant Head Injury.”  9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, June 3    NGP Dissertation Proposal Seminar - Gregory Lieberman , "Neural Connectivity in the Chronic Pain Human Brain Before and After Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study." 3:30-4:30 pm, HSRF 400. Poster ~ PDF ~ Supplemental Poster

Department of Psychiatry Research Day - Showcasing the scholarly work of laboratories & services within the Department of Psychiatry and related departments at University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Davis Auditorium. Schedule of Events.

Vermont EPSCoR Grant Writing Workshop - Double Tree Hotel in Burlington, Vermont. Program Officers from NSF; Higher Ed Sponsored Programs Offices; Technology Commercialization Offices and the VT Small Business Development Corporation will be making presentations. Please call 656-7931 or email epscor@uvm.edu with questions.

Thursday, June 9             

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Sunil Thummala, MD, Resident, Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, “A Case of Headache: Underdiagnosed or Uncommon.”  9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium

Friday, June 10

Department of MedicineResearch Day, 9:30am - 4:00pm, Billings Center. Agenda

Thursday, June 16           

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Michael Mortelliti, MD, Fellow, Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, “Sleep and Sleep Disordered Breathing in Myotonic Dystrophy.”  9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, June 17

Pharmacology Seminar - Carsten Shultz, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Chemical Cell Biology, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany, "Tools to image and reconstitute signaling networks." 2:00 pm, HSRF 200.

Psychology Grad Student Defense - Adam Gonzalez, "Understanding Anxiety and Worry about Bodily Sensations among Adults with HIV/AIDS: Exploration of Anxiety Sensitivity and Mindful Attention." 10am-12pm, John Dewey Hall, Room 238.

Psychology Grad Student Defense - Julie Sulman Baer, "Psychopathology and Functional Impairment in Children with Subsyndromal Autistic Traits." 2-4pm, John Dewey Hall, Room 238.

Tuesday, June 21            

CMB Seminar – Brian Cunniff, "Mitochondrial Oxidants and Redox Signaling in Malignant Mesothelioma Cells." 11:30am – 12:30pm, Davis Auditorium.

Thursday, June 23           

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - DONAGHY DAY, Garnette Sutherland, MD, Professor, Neurosurgery, University of Calgary, Canada, “Integrating Robotics with Intraoperative MRI.”  9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

May 2011

Monday, May 2

Biology Seminar - Andy Russo, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. “A Mouse Model for Migraine?” 4:05 pm, Stafford 101. Refreshments will be served at 3:50pm.

Tuesday, May 3

Pharmacology Seminar - Pharmacology Faculty Candidate, Zhihua Jiang, M.D., Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, "Cytokines/growth factors and vein graft remodeling." 11:00am, HSRF 300.

CMB Dissertation Defense – Ramiro Barrantes-Reynolds, "Bayesian Methods to Identify Structural Motifs that Change in Selection Pressure with Application to the FPG/NEI Family of Base-Excision Repair Enzymes." 11:30am – 12:30pm, Davis Auditorium.

Thursday, May 5

Pharmacology Seminar - Pharmacology Faculty Candidate, Elizabeth Alli, Ph.D., Department of Medicine-Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine,"Impact of DNA Base-Excision Repair on the Interception of Breast Cancer." 11:00am, HSRF 300.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - SPINE DAY, Stanley A. Skinner, MD, Dept of Neurophysiology, Abbott Northwestern’s Neuroscience Institute, Minneapolis, MN, “EMG Monitoring of Central Motor Pathways”. 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, May 6

NGP Dissertation Proposal Seminar - Greg Engel , "The effects of methylmercury on Notch signaling during embryonic neural development in Drosophila melanogaster." 12:00pm, HSRF 400. Poster ~ PDF

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Rob Althoff, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Pediatrics, Director, Division of Behavioral Genetics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, G. Scott Waterman, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, University of Vermont College of Medicine, "Modernizing Psychiatric Education and Training: The Time Has Come." 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Davis Auditorium.

Biochemistry Seminar – Dr. Sergi Castellano, Department of Evolutionary Genetics
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, "Identification, Annotation and Evolution of Selenoproteins." 12:00 pm, Given C443 Classroom.

Tuesday, May 10

CMB Seminar – Jimmy Nolin, "TBA." 11:30am – 12:30pm, Davis Auditorium.

Community Medical School - Robert Shapiro, M.D., professor of neurology and director, Headache Clinic, "NOT All in Your Head: What is Migraine and How Is It Treated?" 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Carpenter Auditorium, Given Building.

Thursday, May 12

Pharmacology Seminar - Pharmacology Faculty Candidate, Matthew Rand, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, "Toxicology of environmental mercury: molecular targets and protective pathways." 11:00am, HSRF 300.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Yanan Shang, MD, Fellow, Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, “Emergent EEG in Clinical Practice”. 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, May 13

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Jeremiah Dickerson, MD, Child Psychiatry Fellow, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine, "Mediating Factors Between Parental and Offspring Psychopathology: The Role of Family Stability." 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Davis Auditorium.

Monday, May 16

Psychology Grad Student Defense - Emily Garai, "Moderators of 12-Month outcomes of a Family Group Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention with Families of Depresed Parents." 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., John Dewey Hall, Room 100.

Tuesday, May 17

CMB Seminar – Nels Olson, "TBA." 11:30am – 12:30pm, Davis Auditorium.

Wednesday, May 18

Psychology Grad Student Defense - Leslie Crimin Johnson, " In the 'eye of the beholder': Prejudice, the in-group over-exclusion effect, and the fat threshold." 9:30am to 12:00 pm., John Dewey Hall, Room 100.

Pharmacology Seminar - Pharmacology Faculty Candidate, Brian Ceresa, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, “Optimizing Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Activity by Modulating Its Endocytic Trafficking." 10:00am, Med Ed 300.

Thursday, May 19

Pharmacology Seminar - Randy Blakely, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology & Psychology, Vanderbilt University. "The puzzle of serotonin in autism: A tale of rare mutations and a common endophenotype." 8:45 am, HSRF 300.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Lawrence Chin, MD, Professor and Chair, Dept of Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, “Concussion and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Athletes”. 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, May 20

NGP Dissertation Proposal Seminar - Michael Williams , "Regulation of Kv1.2 Potassium Channel Trafficking by Adenylate Cyclase: Mechanisms & Methods". 12:00pm, HSRF 400. Poster ~ PDF

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Mark McGee, MD, Resident in Psychiatry, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine, "Issues In Perinatal Psychiatry." 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Davis Auditorium.

Psychology Grad Student Defense - Ana Kuny Slock, "TBA." 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., John Dewey Hall, Room 238.

Monday, May 23

Psychology Grad Student Defense - Meghan Tomb, "TBA." 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., John Dewey Hall, Room 100.

ANNB/Neuroscience Seminar - Kristen Kelps, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine; Candidate for the Lecturer in Anatomy & Physiology position at UVM, “Molecular and Cellular Characterization of the Antiparkinsonian Dopamine Neuron Stimulating Peptides.” 12:00 pm, Biochemistry Classroom (Given C443).

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Seminar - Peter W. Baas, Ph.D., Dept. of Neurobiology & Anatomy, Drexel University, “Microtubule Transport and Neuronal Polarity”, 12:00 pm, HSRF 400

Tuesday, May 24

CMB Seminar – Ingrid Curril, "TBA." 11:30am – 12:30pm, Davis Auditorium.

Wednesday, May 25

Psychology Grad Student Defense - Julia McQuade, "Cognitive Mechanisms of Social Competence in School-Age Children: An Examination of Working Memory, Social Information Processing, and ADHD Symptoms." 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., John Dewey Hall, Room 238.

Thursday, May 26

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Irfan Jafree, MD, Resident, Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, “NMDA Receptor the Encephalitis”. 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, May 27

Neuroscience Seminar - Davi Bock, PhD, Fellow, HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus, "Network anatomy and in vivo physiology from a group of visual cortical neurons." 12:00pm - 1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds -Subhadeep Barman, MD, Resident in Psychiatry, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont College of Medicine, "Delirium – An Overview." 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Davis Auditorium.

Immunology/Infectious Diseases COBRE Seminar - Christophe O. Benoist, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, "Genomics of Tolerance and Autoimmunity." 10:00 am, HSRF 400.

Psychology Grad Student Defense - Yael Nillni, "TBA." 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., John Dewey Hall, Room 238.

Tuesday, May 31

CMB Seminar – Andrew Dunn, "Single Qdot-labeled glycosylase molecules use a wedge amino acid to probe for lesions while scanning along DNA." 11:30am – 12:30pm, Davis Auditorium.

Psychology Grad Student Defense - Teresa Leyro, "The Interaction of Nicotine Withdrawal and Panic Disorder Status in the Prediction of Panic-relevant Responding to a Biological Challenge." 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., John Dewey Hall, Room 238.

April 2011

Friday, April 1

Biochemistry Seminar – Dr. Mary Tierney, The University of Vermont, "Signals from the outside – in: Cell wall proteins that mediate cell function.” 12:15 pm, Given C443 Classroom.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Mark Bellgrove, School of Psychology and Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Australia, "Genetic and Pharmacological Mechanisms of Inhibition and Relevance to Psychiatry." 10:30 to 11:45, Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Monday, April 4

Biology Seminar - Larissa Williams, PhD , Postdoctoral Fellow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, “Signatures of selection in natural populations adapted to pollution.” 4:05 pm, 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg. Refreshments will be served starting at 3:50 p.m.

Tuesday, April 5

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases – Michelle McNamara, NGP student, "Chloride channel channelopathies: Myotonia Congenita and Cystic Fibrosis." 12:00 – 1:00 pm, HSRF 300.

Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar - Subhadeep Barman, M.D., Resident Presentation. 9:15 - 10:45 am, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

CMB Seminar – CANCELLED.

Wednesday, April 6

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Gene Cilento presents "Robust Amyloid Clearance in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease Provides Novel Insights into the Mechanism of Amyloid-beta Immunotherapy", by Wang et al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Thursday, April 7

Neuroscience Grand Rounds – Marilyn Cipolla, PhD, Professor, Neurology
The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, “The Adaptation of the Brain
to Pregnancy and Preeclampsia” 9:30 – 10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Biology Seminar - Developmental Neurobiology Faculty Candidate Colleen Manitt, Ph.D., McGill University, Department of Psychiatry, “Exploring neural network formation: from in vivo imaging in the Xenopus tadpole brain to targeted mammalian neural circuits.” 103 Rowell Bldg, 4:05 pm.

Biology Cell Lunch - Nabanita Mukherjee, "Effect of Cyclophosphamide on Taste." 1:00 - 2:00pm, 124 Marsh Life Science.

Friday, April 8

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Thomas McAllister, MD, Professor of Psychology and Neurology, Dartmouth Medical School, "Is Brain Injury Ever Mild?" 10:30am - 11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

Biochemistry Seminar – Dr. Sriram Krishnaswamy, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute and The University of Pennsylvania, "Proteinase Allostery in Blood Coagulation.” 12:15 pm, Given C443 Classroom.

Monday, April 11

Biology Seminar - Paula Deming, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences, “Functional interaction between growth factor receptor tyrosine kinases and protein kinase A.” 4:05 pm, 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg. Refreshments will be served starting at 3:50 p.m.

Biology Seminar - Developmental Neurobiology Faculty Candidate, Rebecca Hodge, PhD, “Building and Maintaining a Neurogenic Niche in the Dentate Gyrus”. 12:30 pm - 1:45pm, Terrill 108.

Tuesday, April 12

Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar - Jennifer Hall, D.O., Resident Presentation. 9:15 - 10:45 am, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases – Bior Kwer Bior, Jr., Graduate Student, "Calcium Channelopathy: The role of L-type Calcium channel in Congenital Stationary Night Blindness." 12:00 – 1:00 pm, HSRF 300.

CMB Seminar – CANCELLED.

Wednesday, April 13

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Carolyn Roman presents "Tuning arousal with optogenetic modulation of locus coeruleus neurons." Carter, M. E., O. Yizhar, et al. (2010) Nat Neurosci. 13(12):1526-33. 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Thursday, April 14

Neuroscience Grand Rounds – No Grand Rounds due to AAN Meeting

Pharmacology Seminar - Matthew Betzenhauser, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University Medical Center, “Regulating Ca2+ release from intracellular stores in physiology and disease.” 8:45 am, HSRF 300.

Friday, April 15

Psychiatry Grand Rounds -Sarah H. Heil, PhD, "Opioid Dependence During Pregnancy: Improving Neonatal and Maternal Outcomes", 10:30am - 11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

Biochemistry Seminar – Dr. Susan Buchanan, Department of Structural Biology and Cell Signaling (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health, "The crystal structure of TbpA bound to human transferrin reveals the mechanism of iron pirating by pathogenic Neisseria." 12:15 pm, Given C443 Classroom.

Monday, April 18

Biology Seminar - Jed Murdoch, PhD, University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, “Ecology of Corsac and Red Foxes and Prospects for their Conservation in Mongolia.” 4:05 - 5:30pm, 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg. Refreshments will be served starting at 3:50 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19

CMB Seminar – William Diaz, "Parasympathetic Regulation of ß-cell Mass, Function and Metabolic Control." 11:30am – 12:30pm, Davis Auditorium.

Wednesday, April 20

Jane Roberts presents, "Reversal of Depressed Behaviors in Mice by p11 Gene Therapy in the Nucleus Accumbens." Brian Alexander, et al. (2010) Sci Transl Med. 2(54):54ra76. 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Pediatric Grand Rounds - E. Stanley Emery Lectureship - Terrie E. Inder, MD
Professor, Pediatrics, Neurology and Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, "Insights into the Impact of Preterm Birth on Developmental Outcomes - Risks and Resilience”. 8:00 am, Davis Auditorium.

Thursday, April 21

Neuroscience Grand Rounds – E. Stanley Emery Lectureship - Terrie E. Inder, MD
Professor, Pediatrics, Neurology and Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, “Neuroprotection in the Newborn Brain – Where Are We At?” 9:30 – 10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Biology Seminar - Developmental Neurobiology Faculty Candidate, Sarah E. Siegrist, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, “Termination of neurogenesis during development: Is the end just the beginning?" 4:05 p.m., 314 John Dewey Hall.

Biology Cell Lunch - Gricelle Torres, "Conditioned Taste Aversion for L-alanine in Wild Type and T1R1 KO (knockout) mice." 1:00 - 2:00pm, 124 Marsh Life Science.

Friday, April 22

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Margaret Haney, PhD, "Marijuana Dependence: Laboratory Studies of Medication Development", 10:30am - 11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

Monday, April 25

Biology Seminar - Nilanjan Lodh, UVM Biology Graduate Student
"Genetic Variability of Whirling Disease Host and Parasite." 4:05 - 4:30pm. Heather Axen, UVM Biology Graduate Student, "Globe-Trotting Fire Ants: Genetic Variation and Structure in Native and Introduced Population of the Fire Ant 'Solenopsis geminata'." Both presentations will take place in 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

CMB Seminar – Mel Symeonides, "TBA." 11:30am – 12:30pm, Davis Auditorium.

2011 UVM Student Research Conference - As part of the University of Vermont's weeklong celebration of student achievement, the UVM Student Research Conference(SRC) showcases the research and scholarly activity of undergraduate, graduate and medical students across campus. All students working on a research or creative project with a UVM faculty member are eligible to present some aspect of their research at this forum. Research and creative projects at any stage of completion are welcome. The event also serves as a resource for students who are not yet involved with research but wish to learn about how to engage in research pursuits.

Thursday, April 28

Neuroscience Grand Rounds – Claudia Lucchinetti, MD, Professor, Neurology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, “TBA” 9:30 – 10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Psychology Grad Student Defense - Shamila Lekka, "Pathways Explaining the Development of Parenting Behaviors in Fathers." 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., John Dewey Hall, Room 100.

Friday, April 29

NGP Dissertation Proposal Seminar - Nate Jebbett, “The effects of methylmercury on the cytokine-signaling and glial differentiation of neural progenitors." 12:00pm, HSRF 400. Poster ~ PDF ~ Supplemental Material

Psychiatry Grand Rounds -Peter J. Schmidt, MD, "Sex Steroids and Mood Disorders in Women", 10:30am - 11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

Biochemistry Seminar – Dr. Gloria Borgstahl, University of Nebraska Medical Center, "Stabilization of a G-quadruplex sequence selected by Replication Protein A using potassium and the porphyrin TMPyP4." 12:15 pm, Given C443 Classroom.

March 2011

Tuesday, March 1

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases – Margaret Vizzard, PhD, “TRP Channelopathies Affecting Neural Control of Micturation.”  12:00 – 1:00 pm, HSRF 300.

CMB Seminar – Becca Martin. Advisor: Matthew Poynter, PhD. "IL-1 Receptor Signaling in Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)-Promoted Allergic Airway Disease." 11:30am – 12:30pm, Davis Auditorium.

Wednesday, March 2

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Geoffrey Schaubhut presents, "Happyhour, a Ste20 Family Kinase, Implicates EGFR Signaling in Ethanol-Induced Behaviors." Corl, et al. (2009) Cell. 137(5). 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.
Thursday, March 3

Neuroscience Grand Rounds – Gary M. Mawe, PhD, Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, “Serotonin: What’s It Doing in My Gut?” 9:30 – 10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, March 4

Biochemistry Seminar – Anthony Morielli, PhD, “Potassium Channels: from Phosphorylation to Pavlov.” 12:15 pm, Given C443 Classroom.

Complex Systems Seminar - Gregor Kovacic, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, "Modeling Brain Processes with Neuronal Networks."  4:00 - 5:00 pm, Kalkin 003.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Bruce A. Gibbard, M.D. Memorial Lectureship Program: "What Happened to our Shared Understanding of Mental Health?" Nancy McWilliams, Rutgers University's Graduate School of Applied Professional Psychology. Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:15 a.m.

Afternoon program: "Clinical Implications of Assessing Overall Mental Health: Treatment of Paranoid Patients as a Case in Point." 1 p.m. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Tuesday, March 8

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases –Anthony Morielli, PhD, “Potassium-channelopathies.”  12:00 – 1:00 pm, HSRF 300.

Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar - Rae Nishi, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, " Nicotinic Prototoxins and the Cholinergic System." 9:15 - 10:45 am, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

CMB Seminar – TBA. "TBA." 11:30am – 12:30pm, Davis Auditorium.

Wednesday, March 9

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Galen Missig presents, "Cortical representations of olfactory input by trans-synaptic tracing." Miyamichi et. al. (2010) Nature. 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Thursday, March 10

Neuroscience Grand Rounds – Cancelled.

Friday, March 11

Psychiatry Grand Rounds –Jaskanwar S. Batra, MD, Medical Director, Vermont State Hospital, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, “A Collaborative Approach to Interdisciplinary Treatment Planning.” 10:30 – 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Monday, March 14

Biology Seminar - TBA , "TBA." 4:05 p.m. 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg. Refreshments will be served starting at 3:50 p.m.

Tuesday, March 15

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases – Rae Nishi , PhD, “Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Channelopathies and Nocturnal Epilepsy.”  12:00 – 1:00 pm, HSRF 400.
Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar - Hugh Garavan, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, "Neurobiological risk markers for drug use in early adolescence" 9:15 - 10:45 am, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

CMB Seminar – Cancelled.

Wednesday, March 16              

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Stephanie Spohn presents,
"Overexpression of IGF-1 in muscle attenuates disease in a mouse model of spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy." Palazzolo et. al. (2009) Neuron.63(3):316-28. 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Distinguished Lecture in Biomedical Sciences - Karla Kirkegaard, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, "New lessons from poliovirus: dominant drug targets and novel routes of virus spread". 12:00 pm, Davis Auditorium.

For more information, or to meet with Dr. Kirkegaard, contact Markus.Thali@uvm.edu.

Thursday, March 17

Neuroscience Grand Rounds – Allan Levi, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, Chief, Neurospinal Services, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Chief of Neurosurgery; Professor of Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedics/Rehabilitation, University of Miami, “Clinical outcomes using modest intravascular hypothermia after acute cervical spinal cord injury” 9:30 – 10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, March 18

Psychiatry Grand Rounds –Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, “Understanding Extinction of Fear: New Treatment Approaches to Anxiety Disorders.” 10:30 – 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Biochemistry Seminar – Dr. Joann Sweasy, Yale University School of Medicine, “Aberrant Base Excision Repair and Cancer.” 12:15 pm, Given C443 Classroom.

Psychology Seminar - Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, "Understanding Posttraumatic Stress and other Fear Disorders: From Mice to Men". 4:00 pm, John Dewey Hall, Room 314.

Monday, March 21

Biology Seminar - Patricia Dorn, Phd, Loyola University, Biological Sciences, "TBA." 4:05 p.m. 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg. Refreshments will be served starting at 3:50 p.m.

Tuesday, March 22

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases – Felix Eckenstein, PhD, “Calcium-channelopathies.”  12:00 – 1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar - Victor May, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, "PACAP & PTSD." 9:15 - 10:45 am, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

CMB Seminar –Christian Jordan, "Helicase-SSB Interactions in the movement of DNA replication forks ." 11:30am – 12:30pm, Davis Auditorium." 11:30am – 12:30pm, Davis Auditorium.
Wednesday, March 23

NGP Student Dissertation Defense - Sarah Corey, "Downward Facing Rat: Body-Based Treatment in an Inflammation Model of Persistent Low Back Pain." 9:15 am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Abbie Chapman presents "Impaired hippocampal spinogenesis and neurogenesis and altered affective behavior in mice lacking heat shock factor 1.", by Uchida, et. al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Thursday, March 24

Pharmacology Seminar - Sally Huber, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine. "Cross-Talk Between iNKT and γδ T cells in Coxsackievirus B3 Induced Myocarditis". 8:45 am, HSRF 300.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds – Helene Langevin, PhD, Professor, Neurology
The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, “Yoga For Low Back Pain: Does It Work, And if so, How?” 9:30 – 10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Biology Cell Lunch - Dr. Judy Van Houten, University of Vermont, "Grant Writing II." 1:00 - 2:00 pm, 124 Marsh Life Science Bldg.

Dept of Social Work - Candidate for Asst. Prof. Position Colloquium - Jessica Stolin-Goltzman, PhD, LMSW, Wurzmeiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, "Integrating Social Work and Neuroscience: The Relationship Between a Substance Abuse Treatment Intervention and Brain Change."10:00 am - 11:00 am, 413 Waterman.

Friday, March 25

Psychiatry Grand Rounds –Jennifer Connors, MD, Resident in Psychiatry, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, UVM College of Medicine, “Post Partum Psychosis.” 10:30 – 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Biochemistry Seminar – Dr. Martin Lawrence, Montana State University, "Structural and Functional Studies of CRISPR-Cas, a Prokaryotic Adaptive Immune System.” 12:15 pm, Given C443 Classroom.

Tuesday, March 29

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases – George Wellman, PhD, “Channelopathies affecting the vasculature.”  12:00 – 1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar - Rebecca Dolgin, M.D., Resident Presentation. 9:15 - 10:45 am, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

Environment and Health Seminar Series: Matthew Rand, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, "Neurobiology of Methyl-mercury." 11:30 am, 315 Living/Learning Center Commons. Information: charles.hulse@uvm.edu.

Complex Systems Seminar - Rene Veenstra, Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology University of Groningen, “SIENA Models for Network and Behavior Dynamics."  11:30 am to 12:30 pm,100 John Dewey Hall

CMB Seminar –Nico Villanueva, "Searching for (and Characterizing) Lead Compounds without any Clues." 11:30am – 12:30pm, Davis Auditorium.

Wednesday, March 30

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Rowen Morioka presents, "Genetically Induced Adult Oligodendrocyte Cell Death Is Associated with Poor Myelin Clearance, Reduced Remyelination, and Axonal Damage." Pohl, et. al. 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Thursday, March 31

MD-PhD Seminar - Noon, Med Ed 300.

Biology Cell Lunch - Jonathan Vick, "Purinergic Receptor Mediated Excitation of Mouse Vomeronasal Sensory Neurons".1:00pm - 2:00pm, 124 Marsh Life Science.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds – Yang Mao-Draayer, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Emerging Strategies for Neuroprotection in Multiple Sclerosis” 9:30 – 10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

February

Tuesday, February 1st

Cell and Molecular Biology Seminar Series - Nathan Roy. "Organization of the Virological Synapse: Potential Roles of Ezrin-Radixin-Moesin Proteins." 11:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Wednesday, February 2nd

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - TBA.

Thursday, February 3

Pharmacology Seminar - Paul Newhouse, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont. "Memory and Menopause: Estrogen-Cholinergic Interactions and Human Cognitive Aging". 8:45 am, HSRF 300.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Timothy J. Fries, M.D., Associate Professor, Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "What You Don't Know About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome". 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Complex Systems Seminar - Benjamin K. Blackman (TRI candidate), "Bridging genetic and environmental complexity in the evolution of developmental plasticity." Jeffords 110, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Friday, February 4

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Joseph Lasek, MD. "Diagnosing Adult ADHD in Patients with Complex Presentations". 10:30 am - 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Biochemistry Seminar - Edwin Bovill, Department of Pathology, The University of Vermont. "TBA". Given C443 Classroom, 12:15 pm.

Monday, February 7

Biology Seminar - Osceola Whitney, PhD, Duke University Medical Ctr, Neurobiology. "The Singing Genome: Dynamic Network of Behaviorally Regulated Genes". 101 Stafford Hall, 4:05 pm.

Deadline to apply for the Jeffords Graduate Fellowship Program - The Jeffords Center Graduate Fellowship Program provides funding for graduate students conducting high-quality policy research related to education, health care, the environment, and effective government. Students may not apply directly, but must be nominated by their Department Chair, Program Director, or faculty advisor. For more information visit www.uvm.edu/jeffordscenter

Tuesday, February 8

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases - Rod Parsons, PhD. "Structure and Function in Ion Channels." 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in HSRF 400.

Cell and Molecular Biology Seminar Series - Karl Zahn. "Translesion DNA synthesis by human polymerases nu and theta." 11:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Wednesday, February 9

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Simone Otto presents an update on her dissertation research, "The Endogenous Prototoxin PSCA, Nicotinic Receptors, and Autonomic Neurons." 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Thursday, February 10

Pharmacology Seminar - Mordecai Blaustein, M.D., Professor of Physiology, University of Maryland Medical School. "How Salt Causes Hypertension: The Pump, the Exchanger, TRPCs, and the Holy Spirit". 8:45 am, HSRF 300.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - James T. Boyd, M.D., Assistant Professor, Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Sex, Drugs and Pill-roll: Impulse Control, Nicotine and Parkinson's Disease". 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, February 11

Psychiatry Grand Rounds -Leonard Epstein, PhD. "Behavioral Choice Theory and Obesity: From Molecular Genetics to Public Policy," 10:30 am - 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Saturday, February 12

2nd Annual Vermont Regional Brain Bee: A Vermont High School Neuroscience and Brain Study Competition! 9:00am-1:30pm, HSRF. Sponsored by UVM Neuroscience Grad Program and the Vermont Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.

Monday, February 14

Biology Seminar - Michael Ailion, PhD, University of Utah, Biology. "A Novel Dense-Core Vesicle Trafficking Pathway". 101 Stafford Hall, 4:05 pm.

Tuesday, February 15

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases - Bob Shapiro, MD. "Channelopathies in Migraine and Epilepsy." 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in HSRF 400.

Wednesday, February 16

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Matt LeComte presents "Inhibition of Inflammatory Pain by Activating B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Signal Pathway in Nociceptive Sensory Neurons", Zhang et al. 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Thursday, February 17

Pharmacology Seminar - Jefferson Frisbee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physiology & Pharmacology, West Virginia University Health Sciences Center. "Altered Spatio-Temporal Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Perfusion Distribution in the Metabolic Syndrome." 8:45 am, HSRF 300.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Cancelled.

MD/PhD Seminar Series (MD/PhD Sem) - Leah Novinger, MD/PhD, "Systemic combinatorial peptide selection yields a non-canonical iron-mimicry mechanism for targeting tumors in a mouse model of human glioblastoma."  Staquicini et al. Crossing the Moat to Get to the Castle: Innovative Drug Delivery Methods to Treat Glioblastoma.

Friday, February 18

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - William Copeland, PhD. "Is the Child the Father of the Man? Diagnostic Continuity and Discontinuity in the Great Smoky Mountains Study." 10:30 am - 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Deadline to submit abstract for 2011 UVM Student Research Conference, being held Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Please see complete details at uvm.edu/~uvmsrc.

Tuesday, February 22

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases - Felix Eckenstein, PhD. "Sodium-channelopathies." 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in HSRF 400.

Cell and Molecular Biology Seminar Series - Maria Cristina Bravo, "Modeling and the Protein C Pathway." 11:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Wednesday, February 23

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Anthony Pappas presents, "Tau Mislocalization to Dendritic Spines Mediates Synaptic Dysfunction Independently of Neurodegeneration." Hoover et al. 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

University Scholar Seminar: "Understanding the Relations of Genes, Environment, Brains and Behavior - The Vermont Family Based Approach." James Hudziak, professor of psychiatry, medicine and pediatrics. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. 4 p.m. Information: kamercha@uvm.edu.

Thursday, February 24

Pharmacology Seminar - Jason Botten, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine. "“Hantavirus and Arenavirus Host-Pathogen Interactions". 8:45 am, HSRF 300.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Mark Gorman, M.D., Associate Professor, Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Ancient Stroke". 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, February 25

Psychiatry Grand Rounds -Glenn Wylie, PhD."Using MRI to Study Cognitive Fatigue in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury." 10:30 am - 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Monday, February 28

Biology Seminar - Julie Dragon, Vermont Genetics Network, Assistant Research Professor, Norwich University, School of Mathematics & Science,
Adjunct Faculty, University of Vermont, Department of Biology. “Array” of light: how you can use genome-wide expression analysis to expose features of sample and cell physiology. 4:05 p.m. 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg. Refreshments will be served starting at 3:50 p.m.

NGP Outreach Group Informational Meeting - 5:00 pm, HSRF 400.  Brain Awareness Week is March 14-20. Come join the Neuroscience Outreach Group to teach elementary school students about the brain throughout the month of March.  Volunteers needed for organizing, planning activities, making posters, and class visits.  All levels of help and input are welcome and appreciated.  Contact Carolyn Roman (Carolyn.Roman@uvm.edu) or Kim Albert (Kimberly.Albert@vtmednet.org) with questions.

January 2011

Thursday, January 6 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Robert E. Shapiro, MD. PhD, Professor, Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine. "The Burden of Migraine." 9:30 - 10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, January 7 - Immunology/Infectious Diseases COBRE Seminar - Christophe O. Benoist, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School. "Genomics of tolerance and autoimmunity." 9:00 am, HSRF 300.

Wednesday, January 12 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - TBA

Thursday, January 13 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - David M. Johnson, MD, Associate Professor, Radiology & Neurosurgery, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine. "Update on Vertebroplasty." 9:30 - 10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, January 14 - Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Valerie Harder, MHS, PhD, Research Asst. Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, College of Medicine. "Mental Health Assessment and Sustainable Treatment in the Slums of Nairobi, Kenya." 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Wednesday, January 19 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Jill Hoffman presents an update on her dissertation research."Function and regulation of serotonin receptors mediating peristalsis in the normal and inflamed colon". 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Thursday, January 20 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Keith Nagle, MD, Associate Professor, Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine. "Post-Stroke Seizures and Epilepsy." 9:30 - 10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, January 21 - Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Ken Blum, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Brian McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida College of Medicine. "Hypodopaminergic Function in Reward Deficiency Syndrome: Neurogenetics of Risk and Nutrigenomic Solution." 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22 - Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Research Forum
Dudley H. Davis Student Center University of Vermont - Burlington, Vermont. Keynote Speaker: Professor Kamran Khodakhah, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. For more information, including a full schedule, or to register please visit http://www.uvm.edu/~vtsfn/forum6.php or email vermontsfn@gmail.com.

Monday, January 24 - Biology Seminar - Michelle Arbeitman, Ph.D., University of Southern California, Department of Biological Sciences, Molecular & Computational Biology Program. "Genes to behavior: Genetic and genomic analysis of Drosophila sex-specific behaviors". 4:05 pm, 101 Stafford Hall.

Wednesday, January 26 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - TBA

Thursday, January 27 - MD-PhD Seminar - John DeWitt, "miR-380-5p represses p53 to control cellular survival and is associated with poor outcome in MYCN-amplied neuroblastoma. Nat Med. 2010: 1134040. ," Noon, Med Ed 300.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Chris Ogilvy, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital. SKULL BASE DAY. “Paraclinoid Aneurysms and Related Issues.” 9:30-10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, January 28 - Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Alan Evans, PhD, James McGill Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, McGill University. "Neuroanatomical Networks in Development and Neurodegeneration." 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Monday, January 31 - Biology Seminar - Jill Wildonger, PhD, University of CA, San Francisco, Dept of Physiology. "Cell Polarity in the Developing Fruit Fly Nervous System". 101 Stafford Hall, 4:05 pm.

December 2010

Wednesday, December 1 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Michelle McNamara presents "Global control of Motor Neuron Topography mediated by the Repressive Actions of a Single Hox gene." Dasen et. al., 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

Thursday, December 2 - MD-PhD Seminar - Jane Roberts, "TBA," noon, Med Ed 300.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Robert W. Hamill, MD, Professor and Chair, Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine. "Orthostatic Intolerance: P.O.T.S & Dr. Seuss's 1957 Diagnosis." 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Pharmacology Seminar - Junichi Sadoshima, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey. "Regulation of myocardial growth and death by oxidative stress in cardiomyocytes". 8:45 am, MedEd 300.

Friday, December 3 - Complex Systems Seminar - Dr. Leon Glass, McGill University, Rosenfeld Chair in Cardiology and Professor of Physiology. "Dynamics in Model Genetic Networks: Evolution and the Inverse Problem". 12:50 - 1:40 pm, 004 Kalkin.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - TBA. "TBA." 10:30 - 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Monday, December 6 - Biology Seminar Series - Dr. Helene Langevin, Dept of Neurology, UVM, "Connective tissue: a dynamic mechanically responsive network". Room 105 Marsh Life Science, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Refreshments at 3:50

Tuesday, December 7 - Dissertation Seminar and Defense - Neuroscience Graduate Program - Lauren Arms presents her dissertation entitled "Inflammation-Induced Plasticity in Micturition Reflex Pathways," 9:15 am, Davis Auditorium.

Psychology Colloquiums - Professor William Falls, Dept of Psychology, "Running from Anxiety: How Exercise Changes the Emotional Brain." 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Memorial Lounge, Waterman.

Wednesday, December 8 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Liana Merrill presents "MAG and OMgp synergize with Nogo-A to restrict axonal growth and neurological recovery after spinal cord trauma", by Cafferty et al., 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

Earnshaw Seminar - William C. Earnshaw Ph.D. FRSE, FMedSci, Professor and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh. "Exploring the random forest in search of the mitotic chromosome proteome". 2:30 p.m., HSRF 400.

Thursday, December 9 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Felix Eckenstein, PhD, Professor, Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine. "Endogenous Prototoxins, Cholinergic Mechanisms and Nicotine Addiction: Update on the Collaborative Studies at UVM". 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, December 10 - Biochemistry Seminar Series - Gary Mawe, "From Molecules to Motion: How inflammation-induced molecular changes in key elements of enteric neural circuitry can lead to disruptions in propulsive motility." 12:15 pm, Given C443.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Maya M. Khanna, PhD, Asst. Professor of Psychology, Creighton University. "Children’s Neurocognitive Development and Its Impact on Reading and Memory Performance." 10:30 - 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Complex Systems Annual Computer Science Research Day - Dr. Simon Haykin, Director, Cognitive Systems Laboratory, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. "Cognition Inspired by the Human Brain: A Novel Way of Building a New Generation of Dynamic Systems." 9:00 - 10:00 am, Perkins 101.

Wednesday, December 15 -

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - TBA

Neuroscience Graduate Program Application Deadline for Fall 2011 Admission.

Dec. 15th is the deadline to register any Vermont high school student in grades 9-12 for the 2011 VT Regional Brain Bee on Saturday, February 12, 2011.  This competition if for high schoolers interested in neuroscience and the functioning of the brain.  For more information, please check out www.vermontbrainbee.blogspot.com.

Thursday, December 16 - Pharmacology Seminar - Frank Faraci, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa. "Regional and Cell Specific Effects of PPAR-Gamma in the Vasculature". 8:45 am, MedEd 300.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - David M. Johnson, MD, Associate Professor, Radiology & Neurosurgery, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine. "Update on Vertebroplasty." 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, December 17 - Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Larry Park, MD, Medical Officer, Food and Drug Administration, Health and Human Services. "FDA Regulation of Neuropsychiatric Devices." 10:30 - 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Thursday, December 23 - NO Neuroscience Grand Rounds. Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 24 - NO Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 30 - NO Neuroscience Grand Rounds. Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 31 - NO Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Happy Holidays!

November 2010

Wednesday, November 3 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - There will be no Journal Club today.

Thursday, November 4 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Brian Litt, Associate Professor of Neurology & Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania. "Neuroengineering, Epileptic Networks, and Antiepileptic Devices," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, November 5 - Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Matcheri S. Keshavan, MD, Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard University. "Cognitive Deficits and Their Remediation in Early Course Schizophrenia". 10:30 - 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Wednesday, November 10 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Kim Albert presents "Dopamine DRD2 polymorphism alters reversal learning and associated neural activity" by Jocham et al., 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

Thursday, November 11 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - George A. Schumacher Lectureship. Stuart D. Cook, MD, Professor of Neurology & Neurosciences, University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ, NJ Medical School.. "Multiple Sclerosis Update," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, November 12 - Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Jennifer Hall, DO, Chief Resident in Psychiatry, FAHC, Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry, UVM College of Medicine. "Mild Cognitive Impairment". 10:30 - 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Biochemistry Seminars - Dr. James Morrissey, Professor of Biochemistry, Professor of Medical Biochemistry in the College of Medicine, Director of the Cell and Molecular Biology Training Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Nanoscale Studies of Protein-Membrane Interactions in Blood Clotting". 12:15 pm, Given C443.

Wednesday, November 17 -NO Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club due to Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.

Thursday, November 18 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Rup Tandan, MD, Professor, Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine. "The Value of Nutrition and Respiration ion ALS", 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, November 19 - Neuroscience Seminar Series - David R. Linden, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physiology, The Mayo Clinic, "Colitis-induced neuroplasticity in post-ganglionic sympathetic neurons,"
12-1 pm, HSRF 400. Sponsored by Anatomy and Neurobiology and the Neuroscience CoBRE.

Biochemistry Seminars - Dean Wilcox, Professor of Chemistry, Dartmouth College. "Thermodynamics of Metal-Protein Interactions: Essential Metal Binding and Toxic Metal Competition". 12:15 pm, Given C443.

Wednesday, November 24 -NO Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club Enjoy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25 - NO Neuroscience Grand Rounds. Enjoy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 29 - Dr. John W. Pepper, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, "Applying Evolutionary Theory to Prevent Pathogens Drug Resistance". 4:00pm, Davis Center, 419 Mildred Livak Rm. This event is cosponsored by the Complex Systems Center and the Department of Biology.

October 2010

10/1/10 - Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - F. Xavier Castellanos, Neidich Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU, "Discovering the 'Elements' of Human Brain Function Through Resting State Imaging in Twins: Preliminary Results," 10:30 to 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium. Information: (802) 847-2124.

10/4/10 - Biology Seminar - Dr. Joel Kingsolver, University of North Carolina, "Microevolution of physiological and developmental plasticity," 4:05 PM, 105 Marsh Life Science Building. Refreshments at 3:50 PM.

10/6/10 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Nathan Jebbett presents "Dynamic DNA methylation programs persistent adverse effects of early-life stress" by C. Murgatroyd et al., 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

10/7/10 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Peter M. Bingham, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "An Accurate Sense of Breath," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

MD-PhD Seminar - Matthew LeComte, "Stroke: On the Stem Cell Treatment Frontier," noon, Med Ed 300.

10/8/10 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Ellen Leibenluft, MD Chief, Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, Emotion and Development Branch, Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health, "Pediatric Bipolar Disorder and Severe Irritability: Diagnosis and Brain Mechanisms," 10:30 to 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Julie Miwa, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Dept of Biology, California Institute of Technology, "Balancing cholinergic tone through lynx toxin-like modulators of nicotinic receptor function," 12-1 pm, HSRF 400. Sponsored by Anatomy and Neurobiology and the Neuroscience CoBRE.

New England Stem Cell Consortium 2010 Junior Investigator Symposium:

  • Keynote address: Gustavo Mostoslavsky, MD, PhD, Boston University School of Medicine, "iPS Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine."

  • Graduate student and Postdoc poster session

  • Short talks by selected presenters

For more information, to submit abstracts or to register: http://cme.uvm.edu or (802) 656-2292

10/12/10 - Cell & Molecular Biology Seminars - Naresha Saligrama presents, "Role of Histamine Receptors in Central Nervous System Autoimmune Disease", 11:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

10/13/10 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Greg Lieberman presents "SIRT1 Is Essential for Normal Cognitive Function and Synaptic Plasticity" by Michan et al., 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

10/14/10 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Harold Morris, MD, Professor of Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Sex and Epilepsy," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

UVM College of Medicine - Graduate Student Research Day (see schedule of events below)

Graduate students in the College of Medicine and associated graduate programs will present their work in both poster and oral sessions to showcase the quality of their research projects to the College of Medicine Community. The 2010 Graduate Alumni Award will be presented to recognize the achievements of Dr. Brooke Mossman, Professor of Pathology, whose dedication as both a scientist and mentor serve as an inspiration to our entire community. To attend the Award Presentation & Reception kindly RSVP by September 30, 2010 802-656-4014 or email: medalumni.relations@uvm.edu . Schedule of Events:

  • 12:30-2:00 p.m. Graduate Student Poster Session – Hoehl Gallery, HSRF 100

  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. Graduate Student Research Talks - HSRF 400 Conf. Rm

  • 4:30-6:00 p.m. Award Presentation & Reception– Hoehl Gallery, HSRF 100

10/15/10 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Evelyn J. Bromet, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Stony Brook University, "The Chornobyl Generation Grown Up," 10:30 to 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Complex Systems Center & Neuroscience Seminar - Dr. Olaf Sporns, Neuroscience Program, Indiana University, "The Human Brain — A Complex Systems Perspective," 11:45 am - 12:45 pm, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Davis Auditorium.

10/18/10 - Biology Seminar - Dr. Linda Barlow, University of Colorado, Medical School at Denver, "Regulation of development and regeneration in the taste system," 4:05 PM, 105 Marsh Life Science Building. Refreshments at 3:50 PM.

10/20/10 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - There will be no Journal Club today.

Burack Lecture - Fay Horak, PhD, Professor, Depts of Neurology, Biomedical Engineering, and Physiology and Pharmacology, Oregon Health & Science University , "Advances in the Understanding, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Balance Disorders: Translating Science to Practice," 4-5 pm,John Dewey Lounge in Old Mill (reception immediately following).

10/21/10* -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Rami Burstein, MD, Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, "Migraine and Photophobia," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Fay Horak, PhD, Professor, Depts of Neurology, Biomedical Engineering, and Physiology and Pharmacology, Oregon Health & Science University , "Effects of Dopamine and Deep Brain Stimulation on Posture and Balance with Parkinson's Disease," 12-1 pm, Davis Auditorium. Sponsored by Anatomy and Neurobiology and the Neuroscience CoBRE. (See also Burack Lecture Oct 20 .) (*note this is a Thursday seminar rather than the usual Friday)

10/22/10 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Frank C. Verhulst, MD, PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam, "Prenatal and Early Postnatal Influences on Child Problem Behavior: the GenerationR Study," 10:30 to 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Valérie Compan, PhD, Professor, Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle, Montpellier, France, "Controlling stress: how the brain uses the serotonin 4 receptors to trigger anorexia: an addiction of adolescents and a normal process of aging," 12-1 pm, HSRF 400. Sponsored by Anatomy and Neurobiology and the Neuroscience CoBRE.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - John DeWitt presents "Nna1 mediates Purkinje cell dendritic development via lysyl oxidase propeptide and NF-kB signaling." J Li et al. (2010.) Neuron. 68(1):45-60. 12:30 -1:30 pm, Given C443.

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Andrew Tsen, MD, Resident, Neurosurgery, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Anti-Coagulation, When Is It Necessary? The Neurologic Perspective," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Friday, October 29, 2010 - Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - J. Steven Lamberti, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center, "Forensic Assertive Community Treatment," 10:30 to 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium. Information: (802) 847-2124.

September 2010

9/3/10 - Neuroscience Seminar Series - Janet R. Keast, PhD, Associate Professor and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Australia, "How to make injured pelvic autonomic neurons grow: strategies using growth and guidance factors," 12-1 pm, HSRF 400. Sponsored by Anatomy and Neurobiology and the Neuroscience CoBRE.

9/7/10 - Cell and Molecular Biology Program Seminar Series - Brent Osborne presents "Crystal Structure of the PKG Regulatory Domain reveals a unique mechanism of cGMP-mediated regulation," 11:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

9/8/10 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Michael Williams presents "Regulation of Synaptic Structure and Function by FMRP-Associated MicroRNAs miR-125b and miR-132" by D. Edbauer et al., 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

9/9/10 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Charles E. Pippenger, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Personalized Medicine in Antiepileptic Drug Therapy: The Great Enigma," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

9/10/10 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Brian Stettin, policy director, Treatment Advocacy Center, "How Vermont Law Thwarts Efficacious Treatment of Severe Mental Illness," 10:30 to 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Dissertation Seminar and Defense - Civil and Environmental Engineering - Andrea Pearce presents her dissertation entitled "Combining Computational and Human Neural Networks:  Using Modified Self-Organizing Maps to Explore Surface and Subsurface Hydrochemical and Biological Datasets." 12:50 pm, Kalkin 004.

9/13/10 - Dissertation Seminar and Defense - Biology Graduate Program - YoneJung Yoon presents her dissertation entitled "Role of Spontaneous Electrical Activity on the Maturation of Dendritic Morphology and Network Function in the Chicken Spinal Cord," 12:00 pm, HSRF 300.

9/14/10 - Community Medical School 2010 - "The Family-Based Approach: Addressing Children's Emotional-Behaviorial Health", James Hudziak, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Pediatrics, Director, Vermont Center for Children Youth, & Families and Child Psychiatrist. Discover how two decades of collaborative research on the genetic and environmental influences on child psychopathology and wellness, in addition to more recent work in neuroimaging, helped in the creation of a new and unique approach that enlists the entire family in promoting emotional health. Examine the development of the human brain and the details of the genetic approaches used in this UVM-Netherlands team’s studies. Register online here or call: (802) 847-2886

9/15/10 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Greg Engel presents "Linking genetically defined neurons to behavior through a broadly applicable silencing allele" by JC Kim et al., 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

9/16/10 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - James Hudziak, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine & Pediatrics, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Genes, Brain, and Childhood Behavior: Connecting the Dots," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

9/17/10 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Nina R. Schooler, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, "First Episode Schizophrenia: Continuities and Innovation in Treatment," 10:30 to 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Dissertation Proposal Seminar - John DeWitt, Neuroscience Graduate Program, "The Role of CNTF and TrkB Signaling in Neuroblastoma Pathogenesis and Tumor Phenotype," 1 pm, HSRF 400 (proposal PDF [UVM net id and password protected] and poster/abstract PDF).

Thesis Seminar and Defense - Experimental Psychology Graduate Program - Travis Todd presents his thesis entitled "Trial and Intertrial Durations in Pavlovian Conditioning: Effects of Self-Generated Priming on the Acquisition of Conditioned Responding," 1:30 pm, John Dewey Hall, Room 100.

Graduate Teaching Program Workshop - Orientation session of the NEW Graduate Teaching Program. This workshop will help you reflect on your teaching practice, and help create a peer network of graduate students interested in teaching. We will discuss the development of your teaching philosophy, and we will share current research on teaching practices: High Impact and Universal Design for Learning. 3:00 - 5:00 pm, CTL Commons, 303 Bailey/Howe Library.

9/22/10 -

News! UVM Today Professional News for 9/22/10 and 9/29/10 : Lauren Arms and Sarah Corey, graduate students in the Neuroscience Graduate Program, Megan Doczi, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, and Issei Shimada, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Medicine, received travel awards to attend the annual Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting in San Diego, Cal., November 13-17, 2010. Generously supported by Eli Lilly & Co. and the SfN Memorial Fund, the SfN Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Trainee Travel Awards honor outstanding trainees nominated by their local SfN chapter. Awardees are chosen based on the scientific merit of the abstract, evidence of outreach activities, and letters of nomination from the principal investigator or mentor and the local nominating chapter. The trainees will present their following respective projects at the meeting:

  • Lauren Arms, "Regulation and function of phosphorylated AKT in rat urinary bladder after cyclophosphamide (CYP) - induced cystitis"

  • Sarah Corey, "Inflammation model of body-based treatment for chronic musculoskeletal pain"

  • Megan Doczi, "Developmental Changes in Ionic Current and Leptin Response in the Avian Embryonic Arcuate Nucleus"

  • Issei Shimada, "Isolation of reactive astrocyte-derived neural stem/progenitor cells from the peri-infarct area following stroke"

Learn more about the Vermont Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Vanessa Ochoa presents "Endogenous Signaling through alpha7-Containing Nicotinic Receptors Promotes Maturation and Integration of Adult-Born Neurons in the Hippocampus" by NR Campbell et al., 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

University Scholars Seminar - Rex Forehand, Heinz & Rowena Ansbacher Professor of Psychology, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, "Understanding and Treatment of Child Psychopathology: A Conceptual Framework and Overview of the State of the Field." Memorial Lounge, Waterman, 4-5 pm, http://www.uvm.edu/~gradcoll/RexForehandabstract.pdf .

9/23/10 -

Dissertation Seminar - Civil & Environmental Engineering -  Bree R. Mahon, “Assessing Uncertainty Associated with Groundwater and Watershed Problems using Fuzzy Mathematics and Generalized Regression Neural Networks,” 10 am, Billings, Martin Luther King Lounge, I 110.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Waqar Waheed, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Chronic Acquired Demyelinating Polyneuropathies; A Disorder of “Dads” “Mama” and “Madsam," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

9/24/10 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Martin P. Kafka, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Member of Sexual Disorders Working Group for DSM-5, "Hypersexual Disorder: a New Diagnosis for DSM-5?," 10:30 to 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium. Information: (802) 847-2124.

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Miyako Takaki, PhD, Chair, Dept of Physiology, Nara Medical University, Japan, "The role of ENS and ICC in gastrointestinal motility disorders," 12-1 pm, HSRF 400. Sponsored by Anatomy and Neurobiology and the Neuroscience CoBRE.

9/28/10 - Community Medical School 2010 - "The Stress of War: Supporting Veterans' Mental Health Needs," 6 - 7 pm, UVM’s Carpenter Auditorium. A Special Panel with:

  • Magdalena Naylor, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Director, MindBody Medicine Clinic

  • Paul Newhouse, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit

  • Terry Rabinowitz, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Family Practice and Director, Psychiatric Consultation and Telemedicine Services

  • Thomas Simpatico, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Public Psychiatry

Register online here or call: (802) 847-2886.

9/29/10 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Patrick Long presents "Polycomb Limits the Neurogenic Competence of Neural Precursor Cells to Promote Astrogenic Fate Transition" by Y. Hirabayashi et al., 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

9/30/10 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Jeffery A. Hall, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, "Recent Advances in Intracranial EEG," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Dept of Pharmacology Seminar - Jeffrey Spees, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Vermont, "Protein/peptide cocktails from adult progenitor cells for tissue preservation after injury," 11:00 am, HSRF 300.

August 2010

Welcome first-year NGP students!

8/2/10 - MMG Seminar - James M. Daley, Ph.D., Universite' de Montreal, "The role of Hnt3, the yeast homolog of Aprataxin, in base excision repair," 2:30pm, HSRF 300.

8/9/10 - Please join COM Dean Morin in celebration of a successful year at the Annual Ice Cream Social, 3:45 pm (remarks at 4:00pm), Courtyard Square, Given Building.

8/20/10 - Dissertation Seminar and Defense - Cell and Molecular Biology Program- Ben Bakondi presents his dissertation entitled "Prominin1 (CD133)-Derived Adult Human Bone Marrow Stem/Progenitor Cells Provide Neuroprotection Through Trophic Support," 9:30 am, HSRF 400.

8/25/10 - Dissertation Seminar and Defense - Experimental Psychology Graduate Program - James H. Fox presents his dissertation entitled "Behavioral, Pharmacological, and Moleculary Correlates of the Anxiolytic Effect of Voluntary Exercise in Male C57BL/6J Mice," 3:00 pm, John Dewey Hall, Room 238.

8/30/10 -

Dissertation Seminar and Defense - Pharmacology Graduate Program - Matthew Nystoriak presents his dissertation entitled "Role of Voltage-Dependent Calcium Channels in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage-Induced Constriction of Intracerebral Arterioles," 9:30 am, MedEd 300.

Masters Thesis Seminar and Defense - Communications Sciences - Nina Madore presents her masters thesis seminar entitled "Narrative Element Analysis in Individuals with and without High-Functioning Autism or Asperger's Syndrome," 4:00 pm, Rowell Conference Room.

July 2010

7/1/10 - Welcome first-year NGP students!

7/20/10 - Transgenic Mouse Course Seminar - James Woodgett, PhD, Director of Research, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Toronto, Canada, "Mouse models of GSK-3 inactivation - selective redundancy, allelic differences and tissue specificity," noon, MedEd 200.

7/21/10 - Transgenic Mouse Course Seminar - Tak Mak, PhD, Director, The Campbell Family for Breast Cancer Research Institute, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada, "Tumor Metabolism: Back to the Future," noon, MedEd 200.

7/22/10 - SNURF Poster Session - Participants in the 2010 Summer Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Fellow (SNURF) program present their work, Hoehl Gallery, HSRF, 1:00-3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome! Download event poster here: http://www.uvm.edu/~neurogp/pdfs/SNURFpostersession2010.pdf

7/23/10 -

Transgenic Mouse Course Seminar - Erwin Wagner, PhD, Vice-Director, CNIO, Spanish National Cancer Research Center, Madrid, Spain, "Transgenic mice: 30 years later..." noon, HSRF 300.

MD/PhD Research Day:

  • 8:45 am - Welcome - Steven D. Lidofsky, MD, PhD, Program Director

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm - MD/PhD Student Research Presentations - Including neuroscience MD/PhD students:

    • 11:05 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. – John C. DeWitt - "Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor Promotes Differentiation by Promoting Process Outgrowth and Cell Cycle Withdrawal in Neuroblastoma Tumor Cells Derived from TH-MYCN Mice.”

    • 11:25 a.m.—Julia C. Knight - “Neural Stem Cell and T-Cell Cross-Talk.”

    • 11:45 a.m.— Jane A. Roberts - “Purinergic Inhibitory Junction Potentials are Selectively Attenuated in Regions of Disrupted Motility in the Inflamed Guinea Pig Distal Colon.”

  • 2:20 pm - Keynote address by Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD - Professor, Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Science, Director of Hepatology and Liver Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School

7/28/10 - Master of Arts Thesis Seminar - Experimental Psychology, Matthew Bradstreet, "Social Discounting and Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy" UHC Arnold A4201, 10:00 am.

June 2010

6/1/10 - Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar 2010 - for PGY 4 Residents, Graduate Students, and Interested Faculty - Jesse Ritvo, MD, Resident Psychiatry, "Neurobiology of Antisocial Personality Disorder", 9:15 – 10:45 AM, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

6/3/10 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Sean Lew, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, "Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery: An Update and Review," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

MD-PhD Seminar - John DeWitt, "TBA," noon, Med Ed 300.

6/4/10 - Neuroscience Seminar Series - James J. Hudziak, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Pediatrics, University of Vermont, "Twin, Genetic, and Longitudinal Approaches to the study of Human Brain Development," 12-1 pm, HSRF 400. Sponsored by Anatomy and Neurobiology and the Neuroscience CoBRE.

6/7/10 - Special Lecture - David A. Kessler, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), "The end of overeating - How does America Take Control?", 5:15PM, UVM Ira Allen Chapel, with book signing following lecture.
Dr. Kessler, who served as commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration from November 1990 until March 1997, was appointed by President Bush and re-appointed by President Clinton. See recent Washington Post article on altered brain chemistry that compels people to overeat: Crave Man: David Kessler Knew That Some Foods Are Hard to Resist; Now He Knows Why, by Lyndsey Layton.
Sponsored by UVM Office of the Provost, UVM College of Medicine, UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, UVM Continuing Education, Vtrim Behavioral Weight Management Program and UVM Food Systems Research Collaborative.

6/8/10 - Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar 2010 - for PGY 4 Residents, Graduate Students, and Interested Faculty - Keith Berner, MD, Resident Psychiatry, "Neurotoxicity of methamphetamine", 9:15 – 10:45 AM, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

6/10/10 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Louisa Kalsner, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, "Update on the Safety of Antiepileptic Drug Use in Pregnancy," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

6/17/10 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Nisha Chhabria, MD, Resident, Neurology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, "REM Sleep Behavior Disorder in Neurodegenerative Disease," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

6/24/10 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Garth Rees Cosgrove, MD, Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery, Tufts University School of Medicine, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA, "Epilepsy and Imaging: A Surgeon’s Perspective," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

6/28/10 - Master of Science Seminar and Defense - Biology Graduate Program - Deblina Dey presents her dissertation entitled "Regulation of T-type calcium channel trafficking by Leukemia Inhibitory Factor," 11:00 am, Marsh Life Science Room 105.

6/29/10 - Master of Science Seminar and Defense - Biology Graduate Program - Atreyi Ghatak presents her dissertation entitled "A comparative behavioral study of olfactory mediated learning between PMCA 2 knock out mice and wild type mice," 2:00 pm, Marsh Life Science Room 124.

6/30/10 - News! Sholler Studies Old Drug for Neuroblastoma Treatment

May 2010

5/3/10 - Departments of Biochemistry, Biology and Rehabilitation and Movement Science Special Seminar - Christopher Westlake, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, California, "Ciliogenesis, Ciliopathy and Membrane Trafficking," 4:00 pm, Marsh Life Science 105 (Refreshments at 3:50 pm).

5/4/10 - Basic Science of Neurological Diseases Lecture: Student presentations, 12:00-1:00 pm, HSRF 400. :

5/6/10 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Arthur DiPatri, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, "Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors in Children," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

5/7/10 -

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - John Constantino, Blanche F. Ittleson Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, "The Genetic Epidemiology of Autism", 10:30-11:45am, Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Mariano S. Viapiano, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Ohio State University, "Pro-invasive signals in the microenvironment of malignant brain tumors," 12-1 pm, HSRF 400. Sponsored by Anatomy and Neurobiology and the Neuroscience CoBRE.

5/11/10 - Basic Science of Neurological Diseases Lecture: Student presentation: Jane Roberts presents Nagahara et al. (2009.) Neuroprotective effects of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in rodent and primate models of Alzheimer's disease. Nature Medicine, 15(3):331-337, 12:00-1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

5/13/10 -

Abstract Deadline - Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting, San Diego, November 13-17, 2010.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Shasha Wu, MD, Resident, Neurology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, "Deep Brain Stimulation in Epilepsy," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

5/14/10 -

Dissertation Seminar and Defense - Experimental Psychology Graduate Program - Amanda Woods presents her dissertation entitled " Immediate Extinction is Less Durable than Delayed Extinction after Adverse and Appetitive Conditioning in Rats," 10:00 am, John Dewey Hall Room 100.

Dept of Psychology Colloquium - Stacey Sigmon, PhD, Research Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Chittenden Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Parametric Evaluation of Buprenophine Taper Duration for Prescription Opioid Abuse", 4:00-5:00pm, John Dewey Hall, Room 314.

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Lt. Jeff Murphy, Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator, Chicago Police Department. "How Crisis Intervention Teams Transformed the Chicago Police Department's Approach to Persons with Mental Illness." Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Information: (802) 847-2124.

News! - Hudziak Named University Scholar

5/1710 - 5/19/10 - Better Learning by Design Conference: Expand your pedagogical repertoire to include Universal Design Learning (UDL) principles and practices. Deepen your understanding of the neuroscience of learning. Enhance your knowledge of instructional technology applications. For more information, visit: http://www.uvm.edu/cdci/universaldesign/

5/18/10 - Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar 2010 - for PGY 4 Residents, Graduate Students, and Interested Faculty - Trevor Melamed, MD, Resident Psychiatry, "The mirror neuron system & implications in psychiatry", 9:15 – 10:45 AM, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

5/20/10 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Fred Sheftell, MD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Bronx, NY; Director, New England Center for Headache, Stamford, CT, "Post-Traumatic Headache View and Controversies: Focus on Chronic Types Secondary to Mild Closed Head Injury," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

University of Vermont College of Medicine - Fourth Annual VIC Scholarly Projects - 1:00-2:30 Oral Presentations, 2:30-4:00, Poster Presentations, Davis Auditorum.

5/21/10 -

Robert Gibbs, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, will present both Psychiatry Grand Rounds and a Neuroscience Seminar:

  • Psychiatry Grand Rounds - "Estrogen Therapy and Cognition: Making Sense of Recent Findings and Translating Information into Effective Therapeutic Strategies," 10:30 AM, Davis Auditorium.   

  • Neuroscience Seminar - "Mechanisms that Underlie Estrogen Effects on Cholinergic Function and Cognitive Performance," 2:30 PM, HSRF 400.

Dr. Gibbs has done critical cellular and animal-related research on the effects of estrogen and the brain.

5/25/10 - Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar 2010 -for PGY 4 Residents, Graduate Students, and Interested Faculty - Erin Kelly, MD, Resident Psychiatry, "Early Childhood Psychosis", 9:15 – 10:45 AM, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

5/27/10 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Yanan Shang, MD, Resident, Neurology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, "Introduction to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

April 2010

4/1/10 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - 7th Annual E. Stanley Emery Lectureship - Harvey S. Singer, MD, Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, "Autoimmunity and Autism," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

4/2/10 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Leslie Rescorla, Professor of Psychology, Bryn Mawr College. Masha Ivanova, Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, "Behavioral and Emotional Problems in Preschool Children: Multicultural Comparisons Across 24 Societies," 10:30 to 11:45 AM, Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Phyllis R. Robinson, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, "Melanopsin: An Unusual Vertebrate Visual Pigment," 12-1 pm, HSRF 400. Sponsored by Neuroscience CoBRE and the Vermont Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.

4/6/10 -

Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar 2010 - for PGY 4 Residents, Graduate Students, and Interested Faculty - Resident presentation, 9:15 – 10:45 AM, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases Lecture: Brad Hyman, MD, PhD, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, "Tauopathies and Anti-Tau Strategies," 12:00-1:00 pm, MedEd 300.

4/7/10 -

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - moved to Friday 4/9.

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Brad Hyman, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Alzheimer’s Unit at the Mass General Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, "The Kinetics of Alzheimer’s Disease," 12:00-1:00 pm, MedEd 200. Co-sponsored by the Departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology and Neurology. Free and open to the public.

4/8/10 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - David Stockwell, MD, Resident, Neurosurgery, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Brain Computer Interfaces," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

4/9/10 -

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Jill Hoffman presents "Amygdala damage eliminates monetary loss aversion" by De Martino B et al, 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Invention to Venture Conference - This year's conference is focused on the life sciences. If you are interested in the commercialization and business aspects of applied life science research, this might be a great way to learn about it. $5 for students (free lunch, break, and appetizers). 11:30-5:00 pm, Grand Maple Ballroom, UVM Davis Center. More info at: http://www.invention2venture.org/vermont2010/ or contact Todd Keillor, Director, UVM Ventures and Technology Commercialization (tkeiller@uvm.edu).

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds -Rebecca Dolgin, MD, Resident in Psychiatry, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry, UVM College of Medicine, "CBT for Bulimia," 10:30 to 11:45 AM, Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Dept of Psychology Colloquium Series, Psychiatry Grand Rounds and The McNeil Prevention and Community Psychology Fund Speaker Series - Stephen Hinshaw, PhD,Chair and Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California - Berkeley, "Adolescent Girls, Mental Health, and social Stress: Implications for Prevention," 4 pm, Billings Lecture Hall.

4/12/10 - Dissertation Seminar and Defense - Clinical Psychology Graduate Program - Erin C. Marshall presents her dissertation entitled "Investigation of Anxiety Sensitivity as a Moderator of the Relation between Nonclinical Panic Attacks and Panic-Relevant Responding to a Biological Challenge," 8:00 am, John Dewey Hall Room 100.

4/13/10 - Basic Science of Neurological Diseases Lecture: Postponed to 4/20.

4/14/10 -

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club -Michelle McNamara presents "A voice region in the monkey brain" by Petkov CI et al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

News! Berkeley Expert Addresses 'Triple Bind' Facing Adolescent Girls - UVM Communications Feature article on Dr. Stephen Hinshaw's research and his visit to UVM 4/9/10.

News! Stimulus and Response - UVM Communications feature article on Challenge grants received by UVM, including "first Challenge Grant to be awarded delivered $1 million to fund a multidisciplinary neuroscience research project led by Rae Nishi, professor of anatomy and neurobiology and director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program."

4/16/10 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds -Jerome Kroll, MD, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, University of Minnesota Medical School, Chief Psychiatrist, Community-University Health Care Clinic, "Psychoses, PTSD and Depression in Somali Refugees in Minnesota," 10:30 to 11:45 AM, Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Alan Lomax, PhD, Assistant Professor, Gastrointestinal Research Unit, Queens University, Kingston, ON, “Sympathetic neuronal plasticity during inflammation," 12-1 pm, HSRF 400. Sponsored by ANNB/CoBRE.

4/19/10 - Biology Seminar- Carol Taylor-Burds, Grad Student, Dept of Biology, UVM, "How Differences in Animal Housing Conditions and Mouse Strain Can Change Olfactory Research," 4:35 pm, Marsh Life Science 105 (Refreshments at 3:50 pm; also be aware there is a seminar from 4:05-4:35 pm by Violet Roskens, MS Grad Student, Depart of Biology, UVM on "Molecular Characterization of the Yellowjackets and Hornets".)

4/20/10 -

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases Lecture: Paul Newhouse, MD, "Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease-Modifying Treatment Research," 12:00-1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and The Department of Neurology Seminar - Fay B. Horak, PT, PhD, Professor of Neurology, Oregon Health & Science University, "A Systems Approach To The Clinical Evaluation Of Human Balance Disorders," 1:30PM, Austin Auditorium, Shepardson 4th floor, FAHC hospital (and teleconferenced to Fanny Allen G067) . About Dr. Horak: As a neurophysiologist and physical therapist, Dr. Horak studies the neural control of balance and gait in neurological patients. Her research focuses on quantifying balance and gait disorders associated with Parkinson’s disease, vestibular loss, diabetic neuropathy, cerebellar ataxia, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and back pain. Dr. Horak is translating her expertise in the basic science of balance disorders to develop technology transfer of unobtrusive ambulatory sensors, a unique agility exercise program to prevent mobility disability, and a novel, evidence-based clinical assessment of balance. Dr. Horak is internationally renowned with more than 200 publications and numerous awards. For example, she has been honored with a rare NIH MERIT award based on 30 years of continuous funding from the National Institutes on Aging. The American Physical Therapy Association also presented her with a prestigious, Marian Williams national research award. In addition to her outstanding research, Dr. Horak is a founding member of the Oregon Clinical and Translational Science Institute, an honorary professor from Thailand to Tel Aviv, a scientific advisor to the NIH and NASA, a member of multiple NIH study sections, and past president of the International Society for Posture and Gait Research. Dr. Horak received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Washington in 1982, MS from the U of Minnesota in 1977 and completed her degree in physical therapy at the University of Wisconsin in 1973. Her work at a physical therapist led to her involvement in research and eventually to pursue a Ph.D. Her interest in researching balance and gait has been a life-long pursuit.

4/22/10 -

Memorial Service - Medical students honor those who donated their bodies for study, 6pm, Davis auditorium.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Margaret Vizzard, PhD, Professor of Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Overexpression of NGF in Mouse Urothelium Leads to Neuronal Hyperinnervation, Pelvic Sensitivity and Changes in Urinary Bladder Function," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Dept of Pharmacology Seminars – Alan Howe, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, The University of Vermont College of Medicine, “Push me-pull you: An advice-seeking session on our impending grant on activation of PKA by mechanical stretch during cell migration”, 11 AM, HSRF 400.

UVM Student Reseach Conference - A campus-wide, day-long conference to celebrate the quality and breadth of all student research and creative activity being carried out in every UVM college, school and program, to promote and facilitate the exchange of interdisciplinary perspectives, and to encourage student intellectual growth. 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Dudley Davis Center.

Check out presentations by students in the Neuroscience Grad Program (be sure to confirm time/location at http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmsrc/):

POSTER SESSION A - 10:00am-12:00pm

POSTER SESSION B - 2:00pm-4:00pm

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

A selection of neuro-related presentations by students in various programs (be sure to confirm time/location at http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmsrc/):

MD-PhD Seminar - Julia Knight, "TBA," noon, Med Ed 300.

4/23/10 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Robert Ostroff, MD, Director, ECT Center, Yale Psychiatric Hospital, "What we are learning from Ictal Imaging and Ketamine Studies," 10:30 to 11:45 AM, Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Neuroscience Seminar Series - David Pitt, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Department of Neuroscience, Ohio State University, "Pathology of progression in MS," 12-1 pm, HSRF 400. Sponsored by ANNB/CoBRE.

4/26/10 - Abstract submission open - Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting, San Diego, November 13-17, 2010 -- Abstract submission opens April 22 and closes May 13.

4/27/10 -No Basic Science of Neurological Diseases Lecture today, but see 4/29.

4/28/10 - News! Audio Slideshow: Student Research Conference

4/29/10 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds and Basic Science of Neurological Diseases Lecture:- John C. Morris, MD, Professor of Neurology, Pathology and Immunology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy; Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine, "Detection of Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease: The Future of Diagnostic Biomarkers," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Seminar - John C. Morris, MD, Professor of Neurology, Pathology and Immunology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy; Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine, "MCI and Symptomatic AD: Diagnostic Considerations," 12:00-1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Repole Memorial Lecture, UVM Department of Psychology - Paul J. Whalen, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, "Human neuroimaging studies of facial expression and their implications for normal and pathological anxiety," 4:00 pm, Billings Marsh Lounge (The room behind the fireplace in the front lobby of Billings).

4/30/10 - Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Alisson Richards, MD, Resident in Psychiatry, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry, UVM College of Medicine, "Compulsive Hoarding Emerging as a Distinct Clinical Syndrome for DSM V," 10:30 to 11:45 AM, Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care.

March 2010

3/1/10-

Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics - Faculty Candidate Seminar -: Sandra E. Encalada, Ph.D., Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Univ. of California, San Diego, "Transporting Prion Protein Vesicles along Axons: bidirectional coordination of kinesin and dynein motors", Noon, HSRF 400. More info on Dr. Encalada's research: http://cmm.ucsd.edu/Lab_Pages/goldstein/People.html

News! "VT Edition" Features Forehand on Male and Female Brains

“Year in Review” edition of the Vermont Medicine magazine, featuring members of the UVM neuroscience community (http://www.med.uvm.edu/downloads/VM_YIR_2009.pdf):

  • [NGP] Graduate Student [Sarah Corey] Receives NCCAM Grant to Study Connective Tissue

  • Althoff Gives Todd Award Lecture

  • Stimulus and Response by Jennifer Nachbur, on NIH and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act research challenge grants and stimulus monies awarded to researchers at UVM.

  • Department annual reports.

  • Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) annual reports

3/2/10 -

Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar 2010 - for PGY 4 Residents, Graduate Students, and Interested Faculty - Deborah Black, MD, presents "Quantitative EEG and Operant Conditioning of EEG," 9:15 – 10:45 AM, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases Lecture: William Pendlebury, MD, "Pathology of Tauopathies and Alzheimer’s Disease," 12:00-1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

3/3/10 -

Dissertation Seminar and Defense - Anatomy and Neurobiology Graduate Program - Issei Shimada presents his dissertation entitled "Reactive astrocytes have both protective and multipotent capacity after stroke," 9:00 am, HSRF 400. (Dissertation PDF; poster and abstract PDF)

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Sarah Corey presents "Bayesian Reconstruction of Natural Images from Human Brain Activity" by Naselaris et al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Burack President's Distinguished Lecture: "Life Long Learning In The Pharmaceutical Industry." Paul S. Anderson, retired vice president for chemistry, Merck. North Lounge, Billings. 4 p.m. Information: 656-2596.

Neuroscience Outreach Meeting: 5-6 pm, HSRF 300. For more details, email vtsfn@uvm.edu.

3/4/10 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Travis Dumont, MD, Resident, Neurosurgery, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Surgery for Stroke," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

3/5/10 - Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Sayamwong Hammack, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, "The Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis: A Nexus for Stress and Emotion," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

3/9/10 - Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar 2010 - for PGY 4 Residents, Graduate Students, and Interested Faculty - Alexandra Potter, PhD, presents "The Neurobiology of Impulsive Responding In Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder," 9:15 – 10:45 AM, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

3/10/10 -

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Jane Roberts presents "Probabilistic reasoning by neurons," by Yang T & Shadlen MN, 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Dissertation Seminar and Defense - Anatomy and Neurobiology Graduate Program - Rachael Hannah presents her dissertation entitled "Prominent influence of potassium channel activity on brain arteriolar diameter," 2:30 pm, MedEd 200. (Dissertation PDF [UVM netid and password protected]; poster and abstract PDF)

Neuroscience Outreach Meeting: 5-6 pm, HSRF 300. For more details, email vtsfn@uvm.edu.

3/11/10 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Angela Applebee, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "The Sunny Side of Multiple Sclerosis," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Vermont EPSCoR Annual State Meeting - Keynote Address by Dr. Stuart Kauffman, "Coevolution to the Edge of Chaos," 5:00-6:00 PM, Hilton Hotel, Green Mountain Ballroom, Burlington, Vermont. For more information, please visit: http://www.uvm.edu/~epscor/index.php?Page=events/2010_vt_epscor_conference_2.inc.php

3/12/10 - Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School, "Behavioral Economics and Health Behaviors," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

3/15/10 - 3/19/10 -

Brain Awareness Week! contact Rachael Hannah at Rachael.Hannah@uvm edu to get involved.

News! UVM Neuroscientists Promote Statewide Brain Awareness

3/15/10 -

CANCELLED - Biology Seminar - Dr. Linda Barlow, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, "A Matter of Taste: Patterning and Renewal of the Gustatory System," 4:05 PM, 105 Marsh Life Science Building. Refreshments at 3:50 PM.

News! Forehand and Bates Accept Leadership Roles at UVM


3/16/10 -

Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar 2010 - for PGY 4 Residents, Graduate Students, and Interested Faculty - Marilyn Cipolla, PhD, presents "Hemodynamic Mechanisms of Eclamptic CNS Complications," 9:15 – 10:45 AM, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases Lecture: Paul Newhouse, MD, "Imaging the Systems Affected in Dementia," 12:00-1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

3/17/10

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Liana Merrill presents "Chronic exposure to anabolic androgenic steroids alters neuronal function in the mammalian forebrain via androgen receptor- and estrogen receptor-mediated mechanisms" by Penatti et al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Neuroscience Outreach Meeting: 5-6 pm, HSRF 300. For more details, email vtsfn@uvm.edu.

3/19/10 - Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Christine Finn, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, "Clinical Applications of Genetics to Psychiatry," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

3/23/10 -

Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar 2010 - for PGY 4 Residents, Graduate Students, and Interested Faculty - John McCormack, PhD, presents "Drug Development:  From Laboratory to Bedside," 9:15 – 10:45 AM, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

Cell and Molecular Biology Seminar Series - Ben Bakondi, "SDF-1 Secreted by Human CD133-derived Bone Marrow Progenitor Cells Promotes Neural Progenitor Cell Survival Through CXCR7," 11:30 am, Stafford 101.

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases Lecture: Robert W. Hamill, MD, "DLB and the Parkinsonian Dementias," 12:00-1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

The Center on Aging Research Day, 3-7 PM, Davis Auditorium
(Poster PDF: http://www.uvm.edu/~neurogp/pdfs/center_on_aging_research_day.pdf)
The Center on Aging at UVM is hosting the first annual Research Day on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at the Davis Auditorium, College of Medicine, University of Vermont campus. The purpose of the research day is to provide a public forum for faculty, professional providers and students across the disciplines to showcase research projects related to aging.

Schedule
3-5 p.m. - Poster sessions
5-6 p.m. - Reception
6-7 p.m. - Keynote lecture “Living by Learning Project”, recently featured in the New York Times, by Dr. Marilyn Gugliucci, President, Association for Gerontology In Higher Education and Director Geriatric Education and Research, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

All events are free and open to the public.

3/24/10 - POSTPONED! Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Jill Hoffman presentation of "Amygdala damage eliminates monetary loss aversion" by De Martino B et al, is postponed until April 14.

3/25/10 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Yang Mao-Draayer, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "It Is Much Harder to Stop a Rumor than to Start One: Is There a Venous Etiology of MS," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

3/26/10 - Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - David Mintz, MD, Director of Residency Training and Continuing Medical Education, The Austen Riggs Center, "Meaning and Medication: Psychodynamic Approaches to the Treatment Resistant Patient" 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

3/30/10 -

Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar 2010 - for PGY 4 Residents, Graduate Students, and Interested Faculty - Stacey Sigmon, PhD, presents "The Biology of Opioid Abuse and Dependence," 9:15 – 10:45 AM, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases Lecture: Robert W. Hamill, MD, "The Current State of the Amyloid Hypothesis," 12:00-1:00 pm, MedEd 300.

3/31/10 -

Pediatrics Grand Rounds - 7th Annual E. Stanley Emery Lectureship - Harvey S. Singer, MD, Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, "Ten Most Commonly Asked Questions About Tourette Syndrome," 8:00am, Davis Auditorium.

Dissertation Seminar and Defense - Biology Graduate Program - Carol Taylor- Burds presents her dissertation entitled "Odor-Environment Alters Calcium Handling in Olfactory Sensory Neuron with and without Olfactory Marker Protein," 9:30 am, HSRF 300.

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Greg Lieberman presents "A neural model of how the brain computes heading from optic flow in realistic scenes" by Browning NA et al. 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

February 2010

2/1/10 - Psychology Department Masters Defense, Drina Vurbic, “Mechanisms of Secondary Extinction,” 1: 45 PM John Dewey Hall 100.

2/3/10 - Neuroscience Outreach Meeting: 5-6 pm, HSRF 300. For more details, email vtsfn@uvm.edu.

2/4/10 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds -Marilyn Cipolla, PhD, Professor, Neurology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, "Hemodynamic mechanisms of eclamptic seizures," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

2/5/10 -

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Anne K. Fishel, PhD, Director, Family and Couples Therapy Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School, “Technology and Families: Frenemies?” 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Dissertation Proposal Seminar - Jill Hoffman, Neuroscience Graduate Program, "Function and regulation of serotonin receptors mediating peristalsis in the normal and inflamed colon," 1:00 pm, HSRF 400 (proposal PDF and poster/abstract PDF).

2/9/10 - Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar 2010 - for PGY 4 Residents, Graduate Students, and Interested Faculty, Paul Newhouse, MD, presents "Estrogen Effects on Cognitive Aging," 9:15 – 10:45 AM, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

2/10/10 -

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - John DeWitt presents "Modeling the effects of midazolam on cortical and thalamic neurons," by Judge et al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Neuroscience Outreach Meeting: 6-7 pm, HSRF 300. For more details, email vtsfn@uvm.edu. *Note change in time from typical weekly meeting at 5 pm.

2/11/10 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds -Mark E. Whitaker, MD, Department of Otolaryngology, Fletcher Allen Health Care, “Translabyrinthine Approach for Acoustic Neuromas," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

2/12/10 - Poster Abstract Deadline -- The Center on Aging Research Day - March 23, 2010 . The Center on Aging at UVM invites faculty and students to submit poster sessions on age related research and projects for the March 23 Research Day. We are inviting submissions of posters showcasing research, teaching or programming related to aging by faculty, students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) and practitioners.
- Please submit poster session proposals by February 12, 2010 online to: Deborah.worthley@uvm.edu. Abstract submission guidelines: http://www.uvm.edu/~neurogp/pdfs/center_on_aging_research_day_poster_submission.pdf
- Event poster PDF: http://www.uvm.edu/~neurogp/pdfs/center_on_aging_research_day.pdf
If you have questions, please contact Deborah.worthley@uvm.edu or 802-656-4220.

2/13/10 - First Annual Vermont Regional Brain Bee, hosted by the Vermont Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, MedEd Pavilion, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

Vermont's First Brain Bee Tests High Schoolers' "Neuro-Knowledge"

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Robert A. Sweet, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, Co-Associate Director for Research, Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, “Genetic Variation and Trajectories of Psychosis in Alzheimer Disease,” 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

2/16/10 -

Abstract Deadline for UVM Student Research Conference to be held April 22, 2010. For more information, visit: http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmsrc/

Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar 2010 - for PGY 4 Residents, Graduate Students, and Interested Faculty, Robert Althoff, MD, PhD, presents "The Role of Phenotypes, Endophenotypes, and Gene-Environment Interplay in the Examination of Psychiatric Disorders," 9:15 – 10:45 AM, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases Lecture: William Pendlebury, MD, "Cognition, Memory and Dementia: Introduction," 12:00-1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

2/17/10 -

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club -Lauren Arms presents "A framework for modeling the growth and development of neurons and networks," by Zubler and Douglas, 12:00 -1:00 pm, Given C443.

Neuroscience Outreach Meeting: 5-6 pm, HSRF 300. For more details, email vtsfn@uvm.edu.

2/19/10 - Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Dianna “Annie” Murray-Close, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Vermont, “Mean Girls: Towards a Gender-Balanced Understanding of Aggressive Behavior Patterns,” 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

2/22/10 - Biology Seminar- Donna Toufexis, PhD, Department of Psychology, UVM, "The Role of Gender, Estrogen, and Serotonin in the Inhibition of Fear," 4:05 pm, Marsh Life Science 105 (Refreshments at 3:50 pm).

2/23/10 -

Advanced Psychiatric Neuroscience Seminar 2010 - for PGY 4 Residents, Graduate Students, and Interested Faculty - Rae Nish, PhD, presents "Nicotinic Prototoxins and the Cholinergic System," 9:15 – 10:45 AM, Arnold 2401, University Health Center.

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases Lecture: Julie Dumas, PhD, "Neural Substrates of Cognition and Aging," 12:00-1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

2/24/10 -

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Michael Williams presenting "Synaptic inhibition of Purkinje cells mediates consolidation of vestibulo-cerebellar motor learning" by P Wulff et al.,12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

CANCELLED due to weather: Neuroscience Outreach Meeting: 5-6 pm, HSRF 300. For more details, email vtsfn@uvm.edu.

2/25/10 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds -Helene M. Langevin, MD, Research Associate Professor of Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, “Connecting the Dots in Musculoskeletal Pain: Lessons from Complementary and Alternative Medicine," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

2/26/10 -

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Keith Berner, MD, Resident in Psychiatry, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry, UVM College of Medicine, “’Doc, will you fill this out for me?’ –Disability and its Impact on Mental Illness," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

CANCELLED Mathematics Colloquium - Gennady Cymbalyuk, Neuroscience Institute and Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, "Neurons with multiple personalities: multistability in neurodynamics," 4:15 pm, Kalkin 003. Co-hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Refreshments to be served at 4:00 pm.

January 2010

1/6/10 - Neuroscience Outreach Meeting: 4-6 pm, HSRF 400. For more details, email vtsfn@uvm.edu.

1/7/10 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Robert Shapiro, MD, Associate Professor, Neurology, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "The Risk of Serotonin Syndrome with Acute Treatment of Migraine with Triptans," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

1/13/10 - Neuroscience Outreach Meeting: 4-6 pm, Given Courtyard S359. For more details, email vtsfn@uvm.edu.

1/14/10 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Jeffrey Florman, MD, Neurosurgeon, Maine Medical Partners Neurosurgery & Spine, Maine Medical Center, "Primer on Brain Mapping," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

1/15/10 - Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Clifford Singer, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "The Complex Marriage of Dementia and Depression," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

News! UVM Biologist Named American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

1/20/10 - Neuroscience Outreach Meeting: 5-6 pm, HSRF 300. For more details, email vtsfn@uvm.edu.

1/21/10 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Martin Bednar, MD, PhD, Executive Director, Pfizer, Inc., Groton, CT, "“Disease Modification in Alzheimer’s Disease and Stroke: A New Horizon," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Pharmacology Seminar - Marilyn Cipolla, PhD, Professor, Neurology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, "Hemodynamic mechanisms of eclamptic seizures," 11:00am, HSRF 300.

Café Scientifique, Cynthia Forehand, Professor, UVM, Anatomy & Neurobiology, "What makes a male or female brain?" Read more about this topic by clicking here. Free light hors d’oeuvres (sponsored by VT Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society) and cash bar with themed drinks opens at 6.30 p.m.; discussion begins at 7.00 p.m. Café Scientifique, ECHO Center Burlington Waterfront, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

1/22/10 - Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Brian Erickson, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Integrative Chronic Pain Management, One Psychiatrist’s Perspective," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

1/25/10 - Biology Seminar- Two PhD graduate student seminars, Department of Biology, UVM, 4:05 pm, Marsh Life Science 105, (Refreshments at 3:50 pm): 4:05 pm - Anbazhagan Rajendran, "Paramecium tetraureila Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) proteins: how they help to build cilia" ; 4:35 pm - Chun Yang, "Cellular mechanisms of a hormonal modulation by oxytocin in mouse vomeronasal sensory neuron"

1/27/10 -

Dissertation Seminar and Defense - Biology Graduate Program - Chun Yang presents her dissertation entitled "Mouse Vomeronasal Sensory Neurons: Signal Amplification and Hormonal Modulation," 9:30 am, HSRF 300.

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Patrick Long presents "Magnocellular projections as the trigger of top-down facilitation in recognition" by Kveraga et al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Neuroscience Outreach Meeting: 5-6 pm, HSRF 300. For more details, email vtsfn@uvm.edu.

1/28/10 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - C.E. Pippenger, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Neurology, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Fifty Years of Antiepileptic Drug Therapy and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Lessons Learned Lessons Ignored and Forgotten," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Dissertation Seminar and Defense - Pharmacology Graduate Program - Bernhard Nausch presents his dissertation entitled "Regulation of Urinary Bladder Smooth Muscle Function by Muscarinic Receptors and Ion Channels," 2:00 pm, HSRF 400.

1/29/10 - 1/30/10 -

Fifth Annual Neuroscience Research Forum - For a schedule of events and information on registration, please visit: http://www.uvm.edu/~vtsfn/forum5.php.

News! SfN Holds Neuroscience Research Forum at UVM

1/29/10 - Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Dennis P. Culhane, PhD, Professor of Social Policy, Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, "The Dynamics of Homelessness," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

December 2009

12/2/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Greg Engel presents "A state-mutating genetic algorithm to design ion-channel models," by Menona et al., 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

12/3/09 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Hillel Panitch, MD, Professor, Neurology, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, "Multiple Sclerosis Therapy in 2010," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

MD/PhD Seminar - Jeff Spees, PhD, Department of Medicine-Cardiology, "Harnessing the power of adult stem/progenitor cells for tissue repair," noon, HSRF 300.

12/4/09 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Brian Hare, PhD, Assistant Professor, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, "If only Freud knew he was an ape: what do anxious bonobos & xenophobic chimpanzees tell us about human psychology?" 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

UVM Mathematics Colloquium, Gennady Cymbalyuk, Neuroscience Institute and Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, "Neurons with multiple personalities: multistability in neurodynamics," 4:15-5:15PM, Kalkin 003. Co-hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Refreshments to be served at 4:00 PM.

12/7/09 -

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Seminar - Gerardo Morfini, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Role of the JNK pathway on Huntington's Disease pathogenesis," noon, HSRF 400.

News! National Ski Patrol Partners with VT Helmet Safety Program

12/8/09 - Cell and Molecular Biology Seminar - Naresha Saligrama, "The Role of Histamine Receptors in CNS Autoimmune disease," 2:00 pm, HSRF 200.

12/9/09

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Julia Knight will present a dissertation research update entitled "Fas functions in neural progenitor cells", 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

Neuroscience Transdisciplinary Research Initiative (TRI) OPEN FORUM MEETING, 4-5 pm, Waterman Lounge. The group plans to present the fruits of early discussions and will be open for input from the entire campus community. Please come if you can, and if you can’t, feel free to e-mail comments to Emily.McLaughlin@med.uvm.edu.

12/10/09 -

News! Stem Cell Research Focus of VT Public Radio's 12/10 "VT Edition." Jeffrey Spees, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of the UVM College of Medicine’s Stem Cell Core, will be the featured guest on Vermont Public Radio’s “Vermont Edition” program December 10, at noon. Host Jane Lindholm will talk with Spees about the various types of stem cell research currently taking place at UVM. UVM has hosted three international research symposia on stem cell therapies in lung biology and lung disease over the past four years. In his role as Stem Cell Core Director, Spees supplies stem cell lines to UVM scientists working in the areas of lung biology, cardiovascular disease and neuroscience, as well as collaborates with and provides stem cell lines to researchers across the U.S., and in Canada and Japan. Spees, who joined the UVM faculty in 2005, is currently conducting two R01 grants, one cardiovascular-related and the other lung-related. To read more about the “Vermont Edition” Stem Cell Research segment, link to: http://www.vpr.net/episode/47524/Vermont Public Radio can be found locally at 107.9 FM or online at http://www.vpr.net by clicking on “Listen”

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Rup Tandan, MD, Professor, Neurology, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, "Anti-B Cell Therapy in Myasthenia Gravis," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Pharmacology Seminar - Manuel F. Navedo, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington  "Coupled gating of L-type calcium channels," 11:00am, HSRF 300.

12/11/09 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Michael Meaney, PhD, QC, FRSC, James McGill Professor of Medicine, Douglas Hospital Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Adjunct Senior Investigator, Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, "Parental programming of neural and endocrine function through epigenetic mechanisms," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Terence K. Smith, PhD, Professor, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, University of Nevada School of Medicine, “Roles of multiple sensory neurons in the large bowel," 12-1 pm, HSRF 400. Sponsored by ANNB/CoBRE.

12/14/09 - News! Stimulus pumps up UVM research - Burlington Free Press article by Nancy Remsen. Rae Nishi, a neurobiologist at the University of Vermont, and five colleagues have been awarded a $1 million grant from federal economic stimulus funds to conduct research intended to answer questions about how adolescent brains react to nicotine.

12/15/09 - Neuroscience Transdisciplinary Research Initiative (TRI) OPEN FORUM MEETING, 4-5 pm, Mildred Livak Ballroom. The group plans to present the fruits of early discussions and will be open for input from the entire campus community. Please come if you can, and if you can’t, feel free to e-mail comments to Emily.McLaughlin@med.uvm.edu.

12/16/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Simone Otto presents "Cholinergic Deafferentation of the Neocortex Using 192 IgG-Saporin Impairs Feature Binding In Rats" by Botly and De Rosa, 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

12/17/09 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Robert W. Hamill, MD Professor & Chair, Neurology University of Vermont, College of Medicine Fletcher Allen Health Care, "Ataxia and the Fragility of X," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Pharmacology Seminar - Qiang Leng, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale School of Medicine  "Reconstitution of renal K+ channel in Xenopus laevis oocyte," 11:00am, HSRF 300.

12/18/09 -

Abstract Submission DEADLINE - Fifth Annual Neuroscience Research Forum. For more information, visit: http://www.uvm.edu/~vtsfn/forum5.php#abstracts.

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Arnold Kozak, PhD, Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry and Medicine, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Therapeutic Benefits of Mindfulness: Conceptual and Clinical Considerations," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

November 2009

11/2/09 - Biology Seminar - Geoffrey Ganter, PhD, University of New England, "Steroids and Sexual Behavior in the Fruit Fly Drosophila," 4:05 pm (refreshments at 3:50 pm), Marsh Life Sciences 105.

11/3/09 - News! "Bad Mood? Get Moving" by Thomas James Weaver, article featuring research of exercise and improved mood by Jeremy Sibold, associate professor in rehabilitation and movement science.

11/4/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - TBA, 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

11/5/09 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Martin A. Samuels, MD, Professor and Chair of Neurology Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, MA, "Voodoo Death Revisited: The Modern Lessons of Neurocardiology," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Pharmacology Seminar - Dan Foster, Graduate Student, University of Michigan Medical School, "GPCR-mediated regulation of osmolyte homeostasis in neural cells," 11:00 am, HSRF 300.

11/6/09 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Alexandra S. Potter, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, "Nicotinic Cholinergic Contributions to Cognitive Symptoms of ADHD," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Department of Psychology Colloquium - Hugh Garavan, School of Psychology & Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, "The Neurobiology of Cognitive Control and its role in Addiction," 4:00-5:00pm, John Dewey Hall, Room 314.

11/9/09 - Neuroscience Outreach Meeting: Charlie Rathbone, professor emeritus in teacher education and a member of the Universal Design for Learning team, is deeply interested in how neuroscience relates to good learning and teaching and will presentn on how we might set up our neuroscience outreach activities, noon, HSRF 300. For more details, email vtsfn@uvm.edu.

11/11/09 -

News! Professional news in UVM Today: Robert Althoff, assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, delivered the 2009 Richard Todd Award Lecture at the 17th World Congress on Psychiatric Genetics in San Diego, Calif. on Nov. 6. The lecture was titled "Whole Genome Methylation Study of 48 Monozytgotic Pairs Concordant or Discordant for Attention Problems."

Dissertation Seminar and Defense - Anatomy and Neurobiology Graduate Program - Megan Doczi presents her dissertation entitled "Subcellular distribution of a voltage-gated potassium channel: The effect of localization on channel function," 12:30 pm, Davis Auditorium. (Dissertation PDF; poster and abstract PDF)
(No Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club due to Megan Doczi's presentation)

11/12/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Michael A. Horgan, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, "Current Concepts in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

11/13/09 -

News! Hudziak Investigates Genetic Links to Childhood Psychiatric Disorders

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Jennifer D. Ryan, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Cancer Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory, "Memory in Health Aging and Amnesia: Deficits and Possible Routes to Remediation," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Department of Psychology - Dissertation Seminar and Defense - Alexandra Thanellou, "Cerebellar Timing of Conditioned Eyeblink Responses in Wistar-Kyoto Hyperactive Rats: Implications for the development of inhibition delay in the conditioned eyeblink preparation," 11:00 am, Trinity Campus, Mann Hall, Room 211.

11/16/09 - Biology Seminar - Nirupa Chaudhari, PhD, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, "It Takes a Village: Division of Labor in Taste Buds," 4:05 pm (refreshments at 3:50 pm), Marsh Life Sciences 105.

11/17/09 - Dissertation Proposal Seminar - Simone Otto, Neuroscience Graduate Program, "The effect of PSCA, an endogenous proto-toxin, on alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor containing neurons in the ciliary ganglia during embryonic development," 2:30-3:30 pm, Med Ed 300 (proposal PDF and poster/abstract PDF).

News! Graduate Student Sarah Corey Receives NCCAM Grant to Study Connective Tissue

11/18/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Carolyn Roman presents "Daily Electrical Silencing in the Mammalian Circadian Clock" by Belle et al., 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

11/19/09 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Robert Sergott, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, Jefferson Medical College, Wills Eye Hospital, PA, "OCT in Neuro-Ophthalmology and MS: The Genie in the Bottle," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

MD/PhD Seminar - George C. Wellman, PhD, Department of Pharmacology, "New directions in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage research," noon, MedEd 300.

11/20/09 - Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Judge Steve Leifman, Special Advisor on Criminal Justice and Mental Health, Supreme Court in Florida, "The Criminalization of Mental Illness," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

11/23/09 - Neuroscience Outreach Meeting: noon, HSRF 410. For more details, email vtsfn@uvm.edu.

11/25/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club will not meet - Happy Thanksgiving!

October 2009

10/1/09 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Rajiv Midha, MD, Professor and Deputy Head, Dept of Clinical Neurosciences; Chief, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Calgary, "Advances in Nerve Repair," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Burack President's Distinguished Lecture - Erich D. Jarvis, PhD, "Evolution of brain systems and genes for complex behavioral traits: song learning in birds and spoken language in humans," 2:30 pm, Livak Ballroom, UVM Davis Center.

10/2/09 -

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Erich D. Jarvis, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology, Duke University, "Gene regulatory networks and learned behavior," 11:45 am, Aiken 104. Sponsored by the NGP and the Neuroscience COBRE.

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Michael W. Otto, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Boston University, "Novel Combination Therapy: Memory Enhancers in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

10/3/09 - News! Simpatico Serves as PBS Minds on the Edge Panelist

10/5/09 - Neuroscience Seminar - Haydeh Payami, PhD, Professor and Director, Genomics Institute, NY State Dept of Health Wadsworth Center, "Large-scale gene-environment interaction studies for complex disorders," Noon, Davis Auditorium. Sponsored by the NGP and the VT Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.

10/6/09 - College of Arts and Sciences Full Professor Lecture Series - Michael Zvolensky, Department of Psychology, "Anxiety, Smoking and Smoking Cessation," 5:00-6:30 pm, Waterman Memorial Lounge 338. Information: 656-1297.

10/7/09

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Nate Jebbett presents "Telling time in the absence of clocks: Encoding time in neural network states," by Karmarkar UR & Buonomano DV, 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

Professional News! Rachael Hannah, a graduate student in anatomy and neurobiology, has been awarded a travel award from the Committee on Women in Neuroscience to attend the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago. Awardees (men and women) are chosen on the basis of the scientific merit of their abstracts, a letter of nomination from a principal investigator or adviser, research and career goals, and an essay. She will be presenting her work, titled "Regulation of brain parenchymal arteriolar diameter by the vascular endothelium: Roles of calcium-sensitive potassium channels," with University Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pharmacology Mark Nelson. Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology Adrian Bonev is a co-author on the abstract. Hannah is also presenting an additional abstract at the same meeting titled, "Neuroscience Outreach in Vermont: Creating sustainable resources for Vermont classrooms." Co-authors on that abstract include Neuroscience Graduate Program students Jill Hoffman, Sarah Corey, Kim Albert, Vanessa Ochoa, Simone Otto, as well as Brigitte Lavoie, postdoctoral associate in anatomy and neurobiology, Abby Dattilio, technician in neurology, and Rae Nishi, director of the neuroscience graduate program and professor of anatomy and neurobiology.

10/8/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Mark Gorman, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, "TIA and Minor Stroke: The Great Prevention Opportunity," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

10/9/09 -

News! Nishi Challenge Grant Among College of Medicine's ARRA Funding

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Annette Estes, PhD, Assistant Research Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington Medical Center, "Innovations in Early Autism Intervention: From Genes to Brain to Behavior," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld, PhD, FACG, Professor of Physiology, Director, Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience, Presbyterian Health Foundation Chair in Neurosciences, VA Career Scientist, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, "Role of Anxiety in the Pathophysiology of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Importance of the Amygdala," 12-1 pm, HSRF 400. Sponsored by ANNB/CoBRE.

Deadline to RSVP for COM Grad Student Welcome Breakfast. Dean Frederick C. Morin, III, M.D. invites COM graduate students, faculty, and staff to a welcome breakfast for graduate students on October 16, 2009, 8:30-9:30 am, Hoehl Gallery, HSRF. RSVP to 656-4014 or medalumni.relations@uvm.edu.

10/14/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Vanessa Ochoa presents "Approach sensitivity in the retina processed by a multifunctional neural circuit," by Münch et al., 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

10/15/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Keith Nagle, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, "Epilepsy Surgery at FAHC, 1996-2009," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

10/16/09

News! For SAD Sufferers, Cognitive Behavior Better Than Light Therapy at Preventing Recurrence

COM Grad Student Welcome Breakfast - Dean Frederick C. Morin, III, M.D. invites COM graduate students, faculty, and staff to a welcome breakfast for graduate students, 8:30-9:30 am, Hoehl Gallery, HSRF. RSVP by Oct 9: 656-4014 or medalumni.relations@uvm.edu.

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Bart D. Brigidi, PhD, Associate Director, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, Duke University, "Cognition and Cancer in the Genomic Era," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

10/17/09 - 10/21/09 - Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting - Chicago, IL.

10/21/09

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club cancelled due to SfN national meeting.

UVM Today Professional News! Issei Shimada, a graduate student in anatomy and neurobiology, received a travel award to attend the annual Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting in Chicago. Supported by Eli Lilly & Co., the SfN Graduate Student Travel Award honors outstanding students nominated by their local SfN chapter. Awardees are chosen based on the scientific merit of the abstract, evidence of outreach activities, and letters of nomination from the principal investigator or mentor and the local nominating chapter. Issei will be presenting his work titled "Radial glial-like cells control immune cell invasion into the penumbra and reduce stroke injury."

10/21/09 - 10/23/09 - UVM Department of Psychology Fall Institute on Racism, Heterosexism, Bias and Oppression. See brochure for registration and program details: http://www.uvm.edu/~psych/news/archive/Fall_Institute_brochure_2009.pdf .

10/22/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Kenneth Marek, MD, President and Senior Scientist, Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders, New Haven, CT, "Building a Translational Toolbox: Molecular Imaging in Neurodegenerative Disorders," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

10/23/09 - Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Raymond F. Anton, MD, Distinguished University Professor; Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Director, Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs, Medical University of South Carolina, "A Glass Half Empty? – An Update on Pharmacotherapy for Alcoholism," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

10/26/09 - Neuroscience Outreach Meeting: Do you love to learn about the brain? Share your enthusiasm with UVM peers & K-12 students – Join our Neuroscience Outreach efforts! Organizational meeting at noon in HSRF 410. Details at http://www.uvm.edu/~vtsfn/pdf/neuroscience_outreach.pdf

10/27/09 - 10/31/09 - Pavlovian Society Meeting, Burlington Hilton, Burlington, Vermont. The society is a group of 100-150 researchers (plus students and postdocs) who meet annually to discuss the neurobiology and behavioral aspects of learning and memory. A highlight of this year's program will be an invited talk given by our UVM colleague Bernd Heinrich, Emeritus Professor of Biology. Bernd will present some of his research on raven cognition at the final banquet on Halloween night. More information about the society and its annual meeting, including descriptions of past and present programs, can be obtained by visiting the website:  http://www.pavlovian.org/. View this year's program here: http://www.uvm.edu/~neurogp/pdfs/Pav_Soc_2009.pdf

10/28/09

UVM Today Professional News! - Sarah Corey, a graduate student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program, has been awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the NIH for her work with Drs. Helene Langevin and Margaret Vizzard in neurology. Her work explores the mechanism of body-based treatment for chronic musculoskeletal pain. She will use the $84,352, two-year award to continue her study on the innervation of the connective tissues of the low back and how these tissues are altered with injury and inflammation. To gain a better understanding of chronic low back pain this project will involve the development of a connective tissue inflammation model in a rodent. This model will be used to measure the inflammatory response of these connective tissues to the application of body-based treatments (yoga, massage).

News! Seven Days article: "Getting Stiffied: UVM faces a decline in body donations to science," by Ken Picard.

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Kim Albert presents "Sustained activities and retrieval in a computational model of the perirhinal cortex," by Vitay J & Hamker FH, 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 300.

10/29/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Rae Nishi, PhD, Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Prototoxins: new therapeutic targets for modulating cholinergic activity in the brain?", 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

10/30/09 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Tim Salomons, PhD, Post Doctoral Fellow, Division of Brain, Imaging and Behaviour-Systems Neuroscience, Toronto Western Research Institute, "Perceived Control Modulates the Neural, Behavioral and Affective Response to Pain," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Martha M. Bosma, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Washington, "The Reason for the Rhythm: Differential Conductance Expression Generates Spontaneous Activity in the Embryonic Mouse Hindbrain," 12-1 pm, HSRF 400. Sponsored by ANNB/CoBRE.

September 2009

9/3/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Beth A. Gibbons, MD, Resident, Neurosurgery, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, "“Anticoagulation in Traumatic Brain Injury," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

9/4/09 - Dissertation Proposal Seminar - Sarah Corey, Neuroscience Graduate Program, "Inflammation model of body-based treatment for chronic musculoskeletal pain," 12-1 pm, HSRF 400. (proposal PDF [1.19 MB] and poster PDF)

9/9/09 -

News! Awards and Honors - Issei Shimada, a graduate student in anatomy and neurobiology, has been awarded a Pre-doctoral Fellowship from the Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association for his work with assistant professor of medicine Jeff Spees exploring mechanisms to protect the brain following stroke. He will use the two-year, $42,000 award to continue his studies of stroke, focusing on cells named "reactive astrocytes." In preliminary studies, Shimada and Spees identified a subpopulation of reactive astrocytes that are likely to play a key role in the protection of neurons from ischemic damage after stroke. The proposed research will use pharmacological tools and transgenic mouse models to better define signal transduction pathways that regulate the appearance the specialized cells in the peri-infarct area and that control their protective abilities.

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Robert Snapp, PhD presents a primer in neural modeling. 1:00-2:00 pm, HSRF 400.

9/10/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Deborah Hirtz, MD, Scientific Team Leader, Clinical Trials, Office of Clinical Research, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Washington, DC, "Autism – Looking for Answers About How Much and Why," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

9/11/09 - Dissertation Proposal Seminar - Lauren Arms, Neuroscience Graduate Program, "Distribution and function of chemokines/receptors in micturition reflexes and referred somatic pain in urinary bladder inflammation," 10-11 am, HSRF 400. (proposal PDF and poster/abstract PDF)

9/12/09 - NGP Kick-off /Orientation Dinner - NGP Faculty and students are invited to kick-off the new academic year over a bbq dinner at the Nishi-Eckenstein camp. For more details, email Emily.McLaughlin@uvm.edu.

9/17/09 -

Pharmacology Seminar - David Bucci, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, "Use of the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat Strain to Model Mental Illness: Behavioral and Pharmacological Considerations," 11:00 am, MedEd 300.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Garrick Applebee, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, "Consequences of Sleep Deprivation in Children," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

9/22/09 - Community Medical School - "Going Deep: Brain Surgery for Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorders," Paul Penar, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Neurosurgeon, and James Boyd, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurologist, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm, Carpenter Auditorium at the UVM Given Medical Building. Attendance is free, but registration is strongly encouraged. Call (802) 847-2886 for more information or to register.

9/23/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Issei Shimada presents a dissertation research update: "A subpopulation of reactive astrocytes in the stroke penumbra reduces infarct damage and is regulated by gamma-secretase activity," 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

9/24/09 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Donald B. Sanders, MD Professor of Medicine, Division of Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, "What’s New in Myasthenia Gravis," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Special Lecture - Victor R. Ambros, PhD, "MicroRNA Pathways in Animal Development," 4:00 pm, Davis Auditorium. For more information, contact Mary.Tierney@uvm.edu (656-0434) or Markus.Thali@uvm.edu (656-1056). Sponsored by the UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the UVM College of Medicine, the COBRE Infectious Disease/Immunology and the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program.
Dr. Ambros is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He has received numerous honors for his scientific acheivements, including the 2002 Newcomb Cleveland Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the 2005 Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research, and the 2006 Genetics Society of America Medal for outstanding contributions in the field of genetics in the past 15 years. News Story: Lasker Award Recipient Victor Ambros Presents Lecture.

9/25/09

News! Vermont Medicine Magazine Fall 2009 - "Where does it hurt?" by Lynda Majarian: UVM clinician and researcher Magdalena Naylor, M.D., Ph.D., explores the central nervous system to help patients with chronic pain. Her work has shed new light on how the brain deals with pain, and points to ways to use the mind to treat the body.

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Vijay Setaluri, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin - Madison, "MAPping Melanoma: the Neuronal Connection," 12-1 pm, HSRF 400.

9/30/09

Dissertation Seminar - Department of Biology, Samsudeen Ponissery Saidu, "Role of plasma membrane ATPases if olfactory sensory neurons," 11:30 am, Marsh Life Science, Room 124.

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Jeffrey Sprenger, PhD Grad Student in the Department of Computer Science, presents "Mobile robot broadband sound localisation using a biologically inspired spiking neural network," by Liu et al, 12:30 -1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

August 2009

8/3/09 - NGP Orientation - Throughout the months of August & September, first-year NGP students will have various orientation events, including medical course preparation and study sessions, computer and program orientation, and research chalk talks & receptions to meet faculty members in the College of Medicine, and the Biology and Psychology departments. For a more complete calendar, see Emily McLaughlin (Emily.McLaughlin@uvm.edu).

8/5/09 -

News! Althoff Examines Anesthesia and Kids' Learning Disabilities

Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Graduate Student Seminar - Annette LaBauve, "Differential effects of sodium arsenite exposure on neural crest stem and neuroblastoma derived cells," 12:15 - 1:15 pm, Stafford Hall 101.

8/11/09 - Master of Science Thesis Seminar & Defense - Department of Biology - Megan Smith Valentine, "Paramecium tetraurelia as a model organism for the study of Meckelin (MKS3)," 10:00 am, Marsh Life Science, Room 105.

8/17/09 -

News! Neuroscience Lectures Address Chemobrain, Pain and Menopause

Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) - Summer Lecture Series
“'Chemobrain': What Do We Know?"
Kim Dittis, M.D., Medical Oncologist, Assist. Professor of Medicine VT Cancer Center, UVM & FAHC Patti O’Brien, M.D., Primary Care Physician, M.D./Researcher VT Cancer Center, UVM & FAHC.
Sheraton Hotel Conference Center Williston Rd, So. Burlington, 6:30-8:00 pm.
RSVP is desirable, but not necessary. Call Sally Ross Nolan at 802 847-9488 or e-mail sally.nolan@uvm.edu

8/21/09 - Dissertation Seminar & Defense - Department of Pharmacology - Emilee Connors, "Positive Trafficking Pathways of a Voltage Gated Potassium Channel," 9:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

8/24/09 -

NGP First-Year Orientation COM Faculty Chalk Talk, 12:00-2:00pm, HSRF 400.

Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) - Summer Lecture Series
"What a Pain! Living with Chronic Pain"
Magdalena Naylor, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Director, MindBody Medicine at UVM & FAHC
Sheraton Hotel Conference Center Williston Rd, So. Burlington, 6:30-8:00 pm.
RSVP is desirable, but not necessary. Call Sally Ross Nolan at 802 847-9488 or e-mail sally.nolan@uvm.edu

8/25/09 - NGP First-Year Orientation COM Faculty Chalk Talk, 12:00-2:00pm, HSRF 400.

8/26/09 - NGP First-Year Orientation - Biology Department Reception, 2:30-3:30pm, MLS.

8/27/09 - NGP First-Year Orientation - Biobehavior Cluster - Psychology Department Reception, 2:30-4:30pm, John Dewey Hall.

8/28/09 -

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Tarik F. Haydar, PhD, Associate Professor and Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research, Children’s National Medical Center, Depts of Pharmacology and Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine, "The role of 'short neural precursors' (SNPs), a novel progenitor cell type, during development of the cerebral cortex," 12-1 pm, HSRF 200.

NGP First-Year Orientation COM Faculty Chalk Talk, 12:00-2:00pm, HSRF 400.

Pavlovian Society Meeting - Abstract Deadline - for neuroscience members of UVM: If you and/or your students are doing research that touches on learning and/or memory, you are cordially invited to present a poster at this year’s meeting. Please e-mail the names of the authors, a title, and an abstract (250 words maximum) to PavlovianSociety09@uvm.edu . Please note that all attendees (including poster presenters) will be expected to register for the meeting (details available on the website: http://www.pavlovian.org/).

8/31/09 - Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) - Summer Lecture Series
"Menopause: Hot Flashes & Memory Crashes?"
Paul Newhouse, M.D., Director Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit & Brain Imaging Program, UVM/FAHC Peter Cassen, M.D., Professor and Division Director Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, UVM/FAHC
Sheraton Hotel Conference Center Williston Rd, So. Burlington, 6:30-8:00 pm.
RSVP is desirable, but not necessary. Call Sally Ross Nolan at 802 847-9488 or e-mail sally.nolan@uvm.edu

July 2009

7/17/09 - Sixth Annual MD/PhD Research Day, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Sullivan Classroom, Medical Education Center.
8:45 am - Welcome from Steven D. Lidofsky, MD, PhD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
9:00 am to 2:00 pm - MD/PhD student research presentations
2:15 pm - Keynote Address - Lawrence Brass, MD, PhD, Associate Dean and Director, Combined Degree and Physician Scholar Programs University of Pennsylvania
3:15 pm - Presentation of the Joseph B. Warshaw Scholar Award
Click HERE for a detailed program of events.

7/23/09 - Summer Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Fellow Poster Session - 2009 participants in the SNURF program present their work, 3 pm - 5 pm, HSRF Hoehl Gallery (poster PDF).

7/27/09 - Dissertation Defense - Department of Biology- Xianglian Ni, "Developmental Regulation and Function of AMPA Receptor Subunits in Chick Lumbar Motoneurons," 2:00 pm, Marsh Life Sciences, Room 107.

June 2009

6/4/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Tadanori Tomita, MD, Professor of Department of Neurosurgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chair of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, "Midline Tumors and Hydrocephalus in Children," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

6/5/09 - Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Jeremiah Dickerson, MD, Chief Resident in Psychiatry Fletcher Allen Health Care; Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry, UVM College of Medicine, "Towards an Understanding of Stigma and Mental Illness," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

6/11/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Kumar Patel, MD, Resident, Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Familial Partial Lipodystrophy type 2 with atypical skin finding and vascular disease," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

6/15/09 -

News! UVM Joins National Collaborative Effort to Address Brain Injury in Kids

Dissertation Defense - Department of Psychology - Katherine Ryan, "Effects of Acute Nicotine on Risk Taking in Individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Age-Matched Controls," 12:00 - 1:30 pm, John Dewey Hall, Room 100.

6/16/09 - CMB Seminar - Becca Martin, "Histamine H3 Receptor Mediated Regulation of CD4 T-cell Responsesm" 12:00 pm, Stafford 101.

6/18/09 - Vermont Summer Summit - The Psychology Department biobehavioral cluster is hosting a meeting of biobehavioral researchers from Dartmouth, McGill, St. Michael's, and Middlebury this Thursday, June 18, 10-5 pm in Dewey 314. Click here for a schedule of talks. If you're interested in attending or want further information, please e-mail either John Green (john.green@uvm.edu) or Mark Bouton (mark.bouton@uvm.edu).

6/22/09 - 6/24/09 - The International ASEBA Conference on Empirically Based Mental Health Knowledge

May 2009

5/1/09 - Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, R. Pete Vanderveen Chair in Therapeutic Discovery and Development, Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering, Norris Foundation Laboratory for Neuroscience Research, Director, USC STAR Science Education Program, "Healthy Cell Bias of Estrogen Action: Mechanisms and Implications for Hormone Therapy," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

5/4/09 - Dept of Biology Seminar- Dr. Elizabeth M. Jakob Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst "Learning and Perception in Jumping Spiders," 4:05 pm (refreshments at 3:50 pm), Marsh Life Sciences Room 105.

CANCELLED Pharmacology Seminar - David Bucci, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College, "Spontaneously-hypertensive Rats: A Model of Brain and Vascular Dysfunction," 4:00 pm, HSRF 300.

5/5/09 -

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Megan Doczi - Dissertation Research Update - "A C-terminal PDZ binding motif contributes to Golgi Localization and Function of the Kv1.3 Potassium Channel," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Community Medical School - William Pendlebury, M.D., Professor of Pathology and Neurology and Neuropathologist, "More than Normal Memory Loss: Identifying, Treating and Preventing Alzheimer's Disease," 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Carpenter Auditorium at UVM Given Medical Building. To register, call (802) 847-2886 or visit http://www.med.uvm.edu/CustomForm.asp?SiteAreaID=926.

5/7/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, Professor of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, Vice Chair of Orthopaedics, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, "Medical Errors: Their Root Cause and Management from a Spinal Perspective," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

5/8/09 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Ellen Frank, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, "Treating Bipolar Disorder with Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Film Screening of HBO's The Alzheimer's Project, sponsored by the UVM Neuroscience Graduate Program and the Vermont Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, 4:00-6:00 pm, Davis Auditorium. PLEASE RSVP by Wed. May 6th to neurogp@uvm.edu.
Trailer: http://www.hbo.com/alzheimers/screenings/video.html.
Poster: poster-PDF

5/11/09 - Pharmacology Seminar - Jonathan Jaggar, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, "Multi-modal vasoregulation by IP3 receptors," 4:00 pm, HSRF 300.

5/14/09 -

Registration deadline for the Neuroblastoma Research Symposium (see May 21). Register at http://www.VermontCancer.org/neuroblastoma.

Abstract Deadline - Neuroscience Meeting 2009, October 17-21, 2009, Chicago, IL - http://www.sfn.org.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Paramjit Singh, MD, Fellow, Neurology – Neuromuscular, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Biomarkers in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

5/18/09 - Pharmacology Seminar - John Tompkins, Ph.D., Faculty - Research Associate, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, "Somatic release of ATP from sympathetic neurons?” 4:00 pm, HSRF 300.

5/21/09 -

Research Symposium 2009: Developments in Neuroblastoma, presented by the Vermont Cancer Center, UVM and FAHC. Join us for a free day-long research symposium featuring presentations by international experts, as well as families and advocates, on neuroblastoma, a common and often devastating childhood cancer of the peripheral nervous system. Speakers will address all aspects of neuroblastoma, from the biology and development of the disease to research and treatment. 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, University of Vermont MedEd Center, Sullivan Classroom, Room 200. News! Sholler and VCC Host Neuroblastoma Research Symposium

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - CANCELLED - Fred D. Sheftell, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Director, New England Center for Headache, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Stamford, CT, "Post-Traumatic Headache Views and Controversies: Focus on Chronic Types Secondary to Mild Closed Head Injury."

MD/PhD Seminar Series - Julie Hathaway, Ph.D., "Postinsult treatment with lithium reduces brain damage and facilitates neurological recovery in a rat ischemia reperfusion model," 12:00 pm, MedEd 300.

5/26/09 - News! Sobel and Nelson Named Distinguished Professors

5/27/09 - Dissertation Defense - Anatomy and Neurobiology Program - Derek Strong presents his dissertation entitled "The Impact of Ulceration of Motility Reflex Circuits in Guinea Pig TNBS Colitis," 3:00 pm, HSRF 400. (dissertation PDF; poster and abstract PDF)

5/28/09 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Abeer B. Farrag, MD, Resident, Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Stroke and Seizures," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

April 2009

4/2/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Michael A. Horgan, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Endoscopic Transphenoidal Pituitary Surgery," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

News! New Leadership for Program in Integrative Medicine - Helene Langevin, MD, research associate professor of neurology and orthopaedics & rehabilitation, and neuroscience graduate program faculty member, has been named director of the Program in Integrative Medicine.

News! Vermont Medicine Spring 2009 Issue (PDF) - Includes vignette on NGP faculty member Paul Newhouse, MD, "Newhouse Research Examines Potential Alzheimer's Disease Treatments."

4/3/09 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Trevor Melamed, MD, Resident in Psychiatry, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry, UVM College of Medicine, "Mirror Neurons and Social Cognition in Autism," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Biochemistry Seminar - Matthew Rand, PhD, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, The University of Vermont, "Methylmercury: Mechanisms in signal transduction and neural development," 12:15 pm, Given C433 Classroom.

Psychology Colloquium - Shimon Amir, PhD, FRSC, Professor and University Research Chair, Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology, Dept of Psychology, Concordia University, "Circadian clocks in the limbic forebrain: From genes to behavior," John Dewey Hall, Room 314, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Hosted by the Biobehavioral Cluster.

4/7/09 -

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Carolyn Roman- "Adenovirus-mediated transfer of siRNA against MMP-2 mRNA results in impaired invasion and tumor-induced angiogenesis,induces apoptosis in vitro and inhibits tumor growth in vivo in glioblastoma," by Kargiotis et al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

"Getting Published II: Three Professors Reflect on the Process." Panelists include Glen Elder, Cynthia Forehand and Mara Saule. John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Information: marie.waterworth@uvm.edu, 656-8426.

Community Medical School - Stephen Contompasis, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Developmental Pediatrician, "From Albert Einstein to Napoleon Dynamite: Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders," 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Carpenter Auditorium at UVM Given Medical Building. To register, call (802) 847-2886 or visit http://www.med.uvm.edu/CustomForm.asp?SiteAreaID=926.

4/9/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Elena Pentsova, MD, Resident, Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Capgras Syndrome," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

4/10/09 - Neuroscience Seminar Series - Rodney L. Parsons, PhD, Chair and Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Vermont, "Mechanisms underlying a pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP)-induced increase in guinea pig cardiac neuron excitability," 12:00 pm, HSRF 400. Sponsored by the Vermont Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.

4/13/09 - Environmental Pathology and Carcinogenesis Seminar - David Ewing Duncan, Director of the Center for Life Science Policy, University of Berkeley, "Experimental Man: The Brave New World of Personalized Medicine," 11:00 am, Davis Auditorium. Sponsored by Environmental Pathology training grant from the NIEHS, the Lake Champlain Cancer Research organization and the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, UVM. UVM Communications News feature: Experimental Man" Duncan Presents Lecture on Personalized Medicine April 13.

4/14/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Lauren Arms- "KAP1-Mediated Epigenetic Repression in the Forebrain Modulates Behavioral Vulnerability to Stress," by Jakobsson et al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 300.

4/16/09 -

Student Reseach Conference - A campus-wide, day-long conference to celebrate the quality and breadth of all student research and creative activity being carried out in every UVM college, school and program, to promote and facilitate the exchange of interdisciplinary perspectives, and to encourage student intellectual growth. We urge you to support the SRC and to encourage your faculty and students to take part in what will be an extraordinary event. The UVM SRC is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Honors College and the Graduate College. For more information, visit: http://www.uvm.edu/~gss/?Page=researchform.html. For a PDF of the program of oral and poster presentations, visit: http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmsrc/final%20brochure%2004%2013%2009.pdf . Follow up news article about the MD-PhD students in attendance, including our own John DeWitt.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Mark S. Freedman, MD, Professor of Medicine (Neurology), Director, MS Research Clinic, The Ottawa Hosptial, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, "The Rationale for Very Early Treatment on MS," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

4/17/09 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Brenna C. McDonald, PsyD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Neurology, Director of Pediatric Neuropsychology, Indiana University School of Medicine, "Probing Memory and Language Systems in Pediatric Epilepsy Using fMRI: Cognitive and Behavioral Implications," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Graduate Program - Masters Defense - Joseph Cheung, "Role of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) in the bed nucleus of the stria terminals (BNST): Involvement in stress and anxiety," 12:00 pm, HSRF 400.(PDF of thesis for review; PDF of Poster/abstract)

4/21/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Sarah Corey - "Human immunodeficiency virus-1/surface glycoprotein 120 induces apoptosis through RNA-activated protein kinase signaling in neurons," by Alirezaei et al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

4/23/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Peter Bingham, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, The University of Vermont, College of Medicine, "Odor-conditioned Feeding Behavior in Premature Infants," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

4/24/09 -

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Donna Toufexis, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, "The Role of Gender, Estrogen and Serotonin in the Inhibition of Fear," 12:00 pm, HSRF 400. Sponsored by ANNB and Neuroscience COBRE.

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - CANCELLED

4/27/09 - The annual Anatomical Gift Memorial Service, organized by the first year medical students to honor our donors, will be held on Monday, April 27, starting at 6:30 in the Billings Center.

4/28/09 -

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Julia Knight - "The Role of Hippocampal GluR1 and GluR2 Receptors in Manic-Like Behavior," by Du et al, 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Community Medical School - Special panel presentation: "Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches for Addressing Pain"- Moderated by Helene Langevin, M.D., Research Associate Professor of Neurology and Licensed Acupuncturist. 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Carpenter Auditorium at UVM Given Medical Building. To register, call (802) 847-2886 or visit http://www.med.uvm.edu/CustomForm.asp?SiteAreaID=926.

Panelists: John Bisaccia, D.C., Chiropractic Physician, Williston Center for Chiropractic and Sportsmedicine; Justine Dee, P.T., Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Movement Science and Physical Therapist; Brian Erickson, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pain Medicine Center Psychiatrist; John Johansson, D.O., Osteopath, Champlain Sports Medicine; Philip Trabulsy, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Musculoskeletal Specialist.

March 2009

3/3/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Patrick Long - "Neurodegeneration and Motor Dysfunction in a Conditional Model of Parkinson’s Disease," by Nuber et al., 4:00 -5:00 pm, HSRF 400.

3/5/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Argyrios Moustakas, MD, Electrophysiology Fellow, Department of Neurology, "An Insight Into the History and Nature of Auras," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

3/6/09 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - David Seminowicz, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Fellow, Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, McGill University, "The Cognitive and Emotional Sides of Pain," 10:30-11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Seminar (COBRE) - Robert Maue, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Biochemistry, Dartmouth College, "Connecting cholesterol, neurotrophins, and neurodegenerative disease," 12:00 - 1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

3/9/09 - Dept of Pharmacology Seminar - Pat D'Amore, Ph.D., Professor of Opthalmalogy, Harvard Medical School, Senior Scientist, Schepens Eye Institute, "Role of VEGF in the adult: Implications for Anti-VEGF Therapies," 4:00pm, HSRF 300.

3/10/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Vanessa Ochoa - "Disrupted-In-Schizophrenia 1 regulates integration of newly generated neurons in the adult brain," by Duan et al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 300.

3/12/09 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Margaret Vizzard, PhD, Professor of Neurology, University of Vermont, "Cystitis-induced Plasticity of Micturition Reflexes," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

MD/PhD Seminar Series (MD/PhD Sem) - 8th Year MD/PhD Candidate: Truc Nguyen, PhD, “Glucose metabolism inhibits apoptosis in neurons and cancer cells by redox inactivation of cytochrome c,” 12:00 pm, MedEd 300.

3/13/09 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Hugh Garavan, Ph.D., Professor, School of Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, "Dissociable Prefrontal Contributions to Cognitive Control; Implications for Understanding Individual Differences and Clinical Conditions," 10:30-11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

Dissertation Proposal Seminar - Julia Knight, Neuroscience Graduate Program and MD/PhD Program, "Increasing Neural Progenitor Cell Survival via Fas," 1-2 pm, HSRF 400. (Click to view proposal PDF and poster/abstract PDF.)

3/16/09 - 3/22/09 - Brain Awareness Week! Click here to learn more.

3/16/09 -

Dept of Pharmacology Seminar - Bernhard Nausch, Graduate Student, Department of Pharmacology, University of Vermont, "Regulation of Mouse Urinary Bladder Contractility by Voltage-dependent Calcium Channels and Calcium-sensitive Potassium Channels," 4:00pm, HSRF 300.

Biology Seminar - Samsudeen Saidu, PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, "Calcium clearance in olfactory neurons: Role of Plasma membrane calcium ATPases," 4:05pm (refreshments at 3:50pm), Marsh Life Science Building, room 105. (A second speaker will also present this evening, although not neuroscience related: Dr. Laura Hill-Bermingham, PhD Candidate, Department of Biology, "Ecological and anthropogenic factors affecting persistence of rare plant populations in the Green Mountain National Forest.")

3/17/09 -

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Postponed.

Full Professor Lecture Series - College of Arts and Sciences - Michael Zvolensky, Professor of Psychology, "Anxiety, Smoking, and Smoking Cessation," 5 - 6 pm, Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building.

3/19/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - E. Stanley Emery Lectureship - Bernard L. Maria, MD, MBA, Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and Neurosciences, and Executive Director, Charles P. Darby Children's Research Institute, Medical University of South Carolina, "Hyaluronan & CNS/PNS Malignancies," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

3/20/09 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Keith Berner, M.D., Resident in Psychiatry, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, UVM College of Medicine, "Poverty and Development in Mental Illness," 10:30-11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Seminar (VT Chap SFN) - Mark Bouton, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Vermont, "Contextual Control of Anxiety, Fear and Panic: Synergy between Brain and Behavior Theory," 12:00 - 1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

3/24/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - John DeWitt - "A novel myelin P0–specific T cell receptor transgenic mouse develops a fulminant autoimmune peripheral neuropathy," by Louvet et al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

3/26/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Timothy J. Fries, MD, Professor of Neurology and Bruce I. Tranmer, MD, Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery, "The Use of Electrophysiological Monitoring During Peripheral Nerve Surgery," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

3/30/09 - Biology Seminar - Dr. John Green, Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, "Physical Activity in Rodent Models of ADHD and in Children with ADHD: Effects on Learning, Cognition and Behavior," 4:05pm (refreshments at 3:50pm), Marsh Life Science Building, room 105.

3/31/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Kim Albert- "apoE isoform–specificdisruption of amyloid β peptide clearance from mouse brain," by Deane et al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

February 2009

2/3/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Michael Williams - "Mutant Prion Protein Expression Causes Motor and Memory Deficits and Abnormal Sleep Patterns in a Transgenic Mouse Model," by Dossena et al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 300.

2/5/09 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Hrayr Attarian, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology and Medicine & Director, Vermont Regional Sleep Center, "Neurocognitive Effects of OSA," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

MD/PhD Seminar - Anna Euser, Ph.D., 7th year MD PhD Candidate "A randomized, controlled trial of magnesium sulfate for the prevention of cerebral palsy,” 12:00pm - 1:00 pm, Med Ed 300.

2/10/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Greg Lieberman- "A function of huntingtin in guanine nucleotide exchange on Rab11," by Li et al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

2/12/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Carl Heilman, MD, Neurosurgeon-in-Chief and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Tufts Medical Center, "Cranial Nerve Palsies and Skull Base Neoplasms," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

2/17/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Rachael Hannah - Dissertation Research Update, "Regulation of arteriolar diameter and blood flow in the brain by the vascular endothelium: Roles of calcium-sensitive potassium channels," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

2/19/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Waqar Waheed, MD, Neuromuscular Center & UVM Department of Neurology, "Dysautonomia: Evaluation and Management," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

CANCELLED - 2/23/09 Biology Seminar - CANCELLED - Dr. Elizabeth M. Jakob, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, “Learning and Perception in Jumping Spiders,” 4:05pm (refreshments at 3:50pm), Marsh Life Science Building, room 105.

2/24/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Jill Hoffman - "Maternal high-fat diet and fetal programming: increased proliferation of hypothalamic peptide-producing neurons that increase risk for overeating and obesity," by Chang et al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

CANCELLED - 2/26/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - CANCELLED - Argyrios Moustakas, MD, Electrophysiology Fellow, Department of Neurology, "An Insight Into the History and Nature of Auras," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

2/27/09 -

Neuroscience Seminar (COBRE) - Carol J. Thiele, PhD, Head - Cell and Molecular Biology Section, NIH-CRC, "Neuroblastoma: Disordered Developmental Programs Contribute to Tumorigenesis," 12:00 - 1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

2/27/09 - 2/28/09 - Annual New England Pharmacology (NEP) Meeting, Sheraton Hotel, Burlington. For more information, please visit: http://www.med.uvm.edu/pharmacology/TB1+BL+I+C.asp?SiteAreaID=1041

News! Mark Bouton, PhD, was featured in the Vermont Quarterly - Winter 2009: "Looking at Learning: Psychology’s Mark Bouton explores mesh of memory and behavior" by Lee Ann Cox.

January 2009

1/8/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Harold Morris, III, MD, "What My Patients Taught Me About Epilepsy," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

1/15/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Rup Tandan, MD, FRCP, "TDP-43: A New Player in Neurodegenerative Disorders," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

1/16/09 - Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Richard Kast, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, "Curtail Trazodone Use: Risks of m-CPP are not worth benefits of Trazodone," 10:30-11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

1/20/09 - CANCELLED/POSTPONED to 2/17/09 Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Rachael Hannah - Dissertation Research Update: "Regulation of arteriolar diameter and blood flow in the brain by the vascular endothelium:  Roles of calcium-sensitive potassium channels," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

1/22/09 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Robert K. Williams, MD, "Putting a Lid On It. The Vermont Ski and Snow Board Helmet Project," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

1/23/09-1/24/09 - Fourth Annual Neuroscience Research Forum - For a schedule of events and information on registration, please visit: http://www.uvm.edu/~vtsfn/retreat4.php.

News! UVM Neuroscientists Co-Sponsor Research Forum

1/26/09 -

Dept of Biology Seminar - Dr. Gladys Ko, Texas A & M University Department of Integrative Biosciences, "Circadian regulation of L-type voltage-gated calcium channels in the retina," Refreshments at 3:50 PM and Seminar at 4:05 PM, Marsh Life Science 105.

Dept of Pharmacology Seminar - Brian Baliff, Ph.D., Department of Biology, "Phosphoproteomic Applications for Large-Scale Characterization of Signaling Pathways," 4:00pm, HSRF 300.

1/27/09 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Simone Otto - "Reduced Spike-Timing Reliability Correlates with the Emergence of Fast Ripples in the Rat Epileptic Hippocampus," by Foffani et al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

1/29/09 -

News! COM Foundation Awards

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Marilyn Cipolla, Ph.D., "Vascular Protection for Ischemic Stroke," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

1/30/09 - Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - M. Catherine Bushnell, PhD, Harold Griffith Professor of Anesthesia, Director, Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, McGill University, "Altered Central Nervous System Processing in Chronic Pain," 10:30-11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

December 2008

12/1/08 - Dept of Pharmacology Seminar - Cedric Wesley, Ph.D., "Non-Canonical Notch Functions," 4:00pm, HSRF 300.

12/2/08 - Basic Science of Neurological Diseases: Autism Lecture- Panel Discussion, Autism: Future of Research and Treatment, 12:00-1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

12/4/08 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Robert W. Hamill, MD, "Parkinson's Disease: The Evolving Path from Bowel to Bladder to Brain," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Greg Engel- "The major symptom dimensions of obsessive-compulsive disorder are mediated by partially distinct neural systems," 12:00 -1:00 pm, Given C443.

12/9/08 - Issei Shimada, ANNB Graduate Student, Dissertation Proposal Seminar, "Reactive astrocytes regulated by gamma-secretase in neuroprotection following stroke," 2:00pm, HSRF 200.

12/11/08 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Helene M. Langevin, MD, "New Insights into Chronic Low Back Pain," 9:30-10:30am, Austin Auditorium.

12/15/08 -

Dept of Pharmacology Seminar - Matthew Nystoriak, Graduate Student, Department of Pharmacology, "TBA," 4:00pm, HSRF 300.

Abstracts due for the Neuroscience Research Forum. For more information, visit: http://www.uvm.edu/~vtsfn/retreat4.php

12/18/08 - Robert E. Shapiro, MD, "Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide and Migraine," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

November 2008

11/4/08 - Basic Science of Neurological Diseases: Autism Lecture- Stephen Contompasis, MD, Autism: Environment & Immunization, 12:00-1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

11/6/08 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Richard Murray, MD, "Hypothermia and TBI," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

11/7/08 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Mary A. Fristad, PhD, ABPP, Director of Research & Psychological Services, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry & Psychology, The Ohio State University, "Psychoeducational Psychotherapy for Children with Bipolar Disorder," 10:30-11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

News! Hughes Nicotine Paper is Highest-Cited in Field.

11/11/08 - Basic Science of Neurological Diseases: Autism Lecture- John Constantino, MD, Washington University, "Autism Genetics: Moving Past Single Gene Explanations for Complex Phenotypes," 12:00-1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

11/13/08 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Fred D. Lublin, MD, "New Horizons in Treating MS: A Different Take on Holism," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

11/14/08 - Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Keith Burt, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Vermont, "Competence, Psychopathology, and Resilience in the Transition of Adulthood," 10:30-11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

11/15/08 - 11/19/08 - Society for Neuroscience, Neuroscience 2008 Meeting, Washington, DC.

11/19/08 - News! Newhouse Research Examines Potential Alzheimer's Disease Treatments

11/20/08 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - James T. Boyd, MD, "Beyond Tremor - Deep Brain Stimulation in 2008," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

11/21/08 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Barbara De Clercq, PhD, Ghent University, Belgium, "A Dimensional Perspective on Personality Pathology in Childhood and Adolescence," 10:30-11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

Behavior Therapy and Psychotherapy Center, Open House and Fundraiser, Topic: Connecting Cultures - A commitment to the Mental Health of Vermont's Refugees. Exhibits include the BTPC's training model and clinical services for ADHD, Parenting, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Issues, and Forensic Psychology. A photo exhibit of Vermont's Refugees by Ned Castle. Guest Speaker UVM President Dr. Dan Fogel, 5:00-8:00 pm, Room 100 John Dewey Hall.

11/25/08 - Basic Science of Neurological Diseases: Autism Lecture- Robert Althoff, MD, PhD, Autism & Epigenetics, 12:00-1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

October 2008

10/3/08 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Joyce A. DeLeo, Irene Heinz Given Professor and Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Dartmouth Medical School, "Novel Therapeutic Targets for Chronic Pain Treatment," 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care. Information: 847-2124.

Dept of Psychology Colloquiums - Susan T. Fiske, PhD, Eugene Higins Professor, Department of Psychology, Princeton University, "
Title: Perils of Prejudice: Universal Biases in Mind, Brain, and Culture," 4:00 to 5:00 pm, John Dewey Hall, Room 314. Hosted by Developmental/Social Cluster.

10/6/08 - Cancer Biology Training Grant Presentations - PhD students supported by the Cancer Biology Training Grant will give short presentations from 3:00 - 5:00 pm in HSRF 400. Award announcements and a reception with refreshments will directly follow the presentations. Presentation 3:30 - 3:45pm : Annette LaBauve (MMG) "Differential effects of arsenic exposure in neural crest derived cells: Role in neuroblastoma and peripheral nerve tumor development," HSRF 400.

10/7/08 -

Basic Science of Neurological Diseases: Autism Lecture- Robert Althoff, MD, PhD, Autism & Imaging, 12:00-1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program Seminars - Lee Stirling, "Dual Roles for Rho-Kinase Signaling in the Regulated Trafficking of a Voltage-sensitive Potassium Channel," 12:30 pm, Stafford 101.

10/9/08 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Suresh Kotagal, MB, BS, "Symptomatic Hypersomnias of Childhood," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

10/10/08 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Gabrielle A. Carlson, Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Director of child and adolescent psychiatry, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, "Acute and Maintenance Psychopharmacologic Treatments of Mania and Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents," 10:30-11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Seminar - David Kaplan, PhD, Senior Scientist, Cell Biology Program, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, "Signaling Protein and Drug Discovery for Alzheimer's Disease and Neuroblastoma," 12:00-1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

10/14/08 - Basic Science of Neurological Diseases: Autism Lecture- Patricia Prelock, PhD, CCC-SLP, Behavioral Interventions, 12:00-1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

10/16/08 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Kathleen Ries Merikangas, TBA, 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Nathan Jebbett - "Neural correlates of tic severity and cognitive control in children with Tourette syndrome," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

10/17/08 - The Medical Alumni Association & Graduate Alumni Committee present "Career Options for PhD Graduates," a lunchtime discussion with UVM Graduate Alum Matthew J. McGinniss PhD ’89, FACMG, 11:30am–12:45pm, Medical Education Center 200 Case Method. Lunch provided by the Medical Alumni Association - Please RSVP to attend: medalumni.relations@uvm.edu

10/21/08 - Basic Science of Neurological Diseases: Autism Lecture- Outside speaker TBA, Pharmacological Interventions, 12:00-1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

10/23/08 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds -Charles Pippenger, PhD, "Measuring the Drug Concentrations of the Newer Antieplieptic Drugs Why Bother?" 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

10/24/08 -

College of Medicine Graduate Student Welcome Breakfast - 8:30-9:30am, HSRF Gallery.

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Faith M. Gunning-Dixon, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, "Cerebral Network Abnormalities in Geriatric Depression: A Multimodal Neuroimaging Approach," 10:30-11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

Dept of Psychology Colloquiums - Nikki Crick, PhD, Professor, Department Chair and Director Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, Title: TBA, 4:00-5:00pm, John Dewey Hall Room 314.

10/27/08 - Dept of Biology Seminars - Dr. Steve Roper, University of Miami Medical School, "Synapses and Signaling in Peripheral Sensory Organs of Taste," 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Marsh Life Science Room 105.

10/28/08 - Basic Science of Neurological Diseases: Autism Lecture- Eric Fombonne, MD, McGill University, Epidemiology, 12:00-1:30 pm, HSRF 300.

10/30/08 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Deborah Black, MD, "Cognitive Control; What is it, and Why Do We Care?" 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Issei Shimada - Multiple Sclerosis article "Age-dependent epigenetic control of differentiation inhibitors is critical for remyelination efficiency," by Shen et al., 12:00-1:00 pm, HSRF 300.

10/31/08 -

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Martin Sarter, PhD, Charles M. Butler Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Professor, Neuroscience Program, University of Michigan, "Cholinergic Mechanisms Mediating the Cognition Enhancing Properties of nAChR Agonists," 10:30-11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Seminar - Martin Sarter, PhD, Charles M Butter Collegiate Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan, "Neuronal Mechanisms that Limit our Attentional Capabilities," 2:00-3:00 pm, HSRF 400. Sponsored by the Vermont Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and the Neuroscience Graduate Program.

September 2008

9/4/08 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Anand Rhugani, MD, "Use of an artificial neural network to predict head injury outcome," 9:30-10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Introductory meeting, 12:00 -1:00 pm, Given C443.

9/5/08 - Neuroscience Seminar - Dr. Karen McCloskey, Senior Lecturer, Department of Physiology, Queens University Belfast, "Interstitial cells of cajal in the urinary bladder - Form and function," 12:00 pm, HSRF 400.

9/9/08 - Basic Science of Neurological Diseases Lecture- James Hudziak, MD, Autism research overview, 12:00-1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

9/11/08 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Matthew D. Rand, PhD, "Impacts of environmental mercury on neural development," 9:30-10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

9/12/08 -

Psy GR - Stephen Erickson, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., John M. Olin Fellow in Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, "Cognition, Mental Illness, and the Law," 10:30 - 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Seminar - Dr. Sally Temple, Scientific Director, New York Neural Stem Cell Institute, "Regulation of cortical neuron development from multipotent stem cells," 12:00 pm, HSRF 400.

9/16/08 - Basic Science of Neurological Diseases Lecture- Stephen Contompasis, MD, Autism: Clinical introduction, 12:00-1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

9/18/08 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Derek Strong - "Ulcer-mediated injury and adaptation in enteric neural circuitry," Dissertation Update, 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

9/19/08 -

Psy GR - David N. Osser. M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, VA Boston Healthcare System (Brockton) Taunton State Hospital, "Evidence Based, Cost-Effective Psychopharmacology," 10:30 - 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Seminar - Dr. Moshe Szyf, James McGill Professor of Pharmacology, McGill University, "How does the social environment sculpt our epigenome?," 12:00 pm, HSRF 400.

NGP Faculty Meeting (4:00 pm) & Reception (4:30 pm), Waterman Manor. Email Emily.McLaughlin@uvm.edu for more information.

9/23/08 - Basic Science of Neurological Diseases Lecture- Patricia Prelock, PhD, CCC-SLP, Autism: Social Impairment Issues, 12:00-1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

9/25/08 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Dr. Paul Newhouse, "Estrogen and the brain cholinergic system: Implications for cognitive aging," 9:30-10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

9/26/08 -

Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Sandra T. Sigmon, Ph.D., Professor, University of Maine, "Stress Response in Women with Panic Disorder During the Premenstrual Phase," 10:30 - 11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

Dr. Keith Sharkey of the University of Calgary, "Cannabinoids and gastrointestinal function" - Dr. Keith Sharkey of the University of Calgary will be visiting Gary Mawe's lab. As part of that visit, he will give an informal talk on the actions of cannabinoids on emetic and intestinal motility reflexes. 12:00 pm, HSRF 400. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Dept of Psychology Colloquiums - Sandra T. Sigmon, Ph.D., Professor, University of Maine, "Anxiety Sensitivity and Menstrual Reactivity in Women with Panic Disorder," 4:00 - 5:00 pm, John Dewey Hall, Room 314.

9/29/08 - Dept of Biology Seminars - Dr. Miguel Martin-Caraballo, ""Feeling Your Heart: Regulation of T-type Calcium Channel Expression in Nodose Neurons," 3:35 pm (refreshments at 3:30 pm), Marsh Life Science 105.

9/30/08 - Basic Science of Neurological Diseases Lecture- Alexandra Potter, PhD, "Neurobiology of Autism," 12:00-1:30 pm, HSRF 400.

August 2008

Welcome first-year Neuroscience Graduate students! Orientation for these students include chalk talks by various faculty, a BBQ, and COM medical class orientation.

8/18/08 - Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit 2008 Summer Lecture Series - “Memory Matters: Brain and Memory Fitness,” Clifford Singer, MD, geriatric psychiatrist and geriatrician at Fletcher Allen Health Care, 6:30-8:00 pm, Sheraton Hotel Conference Center.

8/11/08 - Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit 2008 Summer Lecture Series - “Loving Someone With a Mental Illness,” Joan Knight, MS, MAT, Coordinator, Mental Health Education Initiative (MHEI) of Chittenden County, Mary Cliver, From MHEI, and Terry Rabinowitz, MD, Medical Director of the Psychiatric Consultation Service at Fletcher Allen Health Care, 6:30-8:00 pm, Sheraton Hotel Conference Center.

8/4/08 - Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit 2008 Summer Lecture Series - “Caring for Our Loved Ones, Caring for Ourselves,” Anita Royer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Fletcher Allen Health Care, Myra Woodruff, LICSW in private practice, and Toni Hill, MA, Family Caregiver, 6:30-8:00 pm, Sheraton Hotel Conference Center.

July 2008

7/25/08 - Poster Session - Summer Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SNURF) participants present their research project posters, 3:00-5:00 pm, HSRF 400. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments served. (Poster PDF, 148 KB)

7/14/08 - Graduate College Defense Notice - Anatomy and Neurobiology Program - Mary Beth Klinger presents her dissertation entitled "Neuroplasticity of Micturition Reflexes with Cyclophosphamide-Induced Cystitis," 1:30 pm, HSRF 400. (Poster and abstract PDF.)

7/11/08 - Fifth Annual MD-PhD Research Day - Go here for more information.

7/3/08 - News! Pendlebury Leads UVM Study of New Alzheimer's Treatment

7/1/08 - News! - Nelson Receives MERIT Award in Recognition of Scientific Excellence

June 2008

6/25/08 - NGP Steering Committee Meeting, 9:00-11:00 am, Lafayette 202.

6/23/08 - 6/27/08 - 11th Annual 2008 Summer Institute on Autism Spectrum Disorders, DoubleTree Hotel, South Burlington, VT, For information brochure and registration materials, visit: http://www.uvm.edu/cmsi/?Page=institute/default.html.

6/20/08

Neuroscience Seminar - Dr. Susan L. Cohn, Section Chief, Clinical Sciences Institute for Molecular Pediatric Sciences, University of Chicago, "Targeting the 'seed' and the 'soil': A new treatment paradigm for neuroblastoma," 12:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Grant Proposal Writing Workshop - Dr. Rae Nishi, Director NGP, presents a grant proposal writing workshop for Neuroscience Graduate Program and Cell & Molecular Biology Program graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty. Light refreshments served. 3:00 - 5:00 pm, HSRF 400. Please RSVP to Emily.McLaughlin@uvm.edu or call 656-1178.

 

May 2008

5/23/08 - Neuroscience Seminar - Dr. Jean Hardwick, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Ithaca College, "Regulation of intracardiac neurons by inflammatory mediators," 12:00 pm, HSRF 400.

5/16/08 - Neuroscience Seminar - Dr. Robert Kalb, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, "Glutamate receptors employ multiple mechanisms to translate synaptic activity into dendrite growth," 12:00 pm, HSRF 400.

5/15/08 - Dept of Neurology Grand Rounds - Olaf Stuve MD, PhD, "News on Natalizumab," 9:30-10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

5/13/08 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Nathan Jebbett - "Transgenic inhibition of synaptic transmission reveals role of CA3 output in hippocampal learning," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

5/12/08 - Graduate College Defense Notice - Anatomy and Neurobiology Program - Anton Delwig presents his dissertation entitled "Delta-notch signaling: Functional and mechanistic studies of receptor and ligand proteolysis and endocytosis," 2:00 pm, HSRF 400. (Poster and abstract PDF.)

5/8/08 - Dept of Neurology Grand Rounds - Alonzo D. Cook, PhD, "Bilogics in Spine Fusion," 9:30-10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

5/5/08 - News! Dr. Giselle Sholler featured in Burlington Free Press Big Idea Series: UVM pediatric cancer doctor takes on deadly neuroblastoma.

April 2008

4/29/08 - Community Medical School Series - Stephen Higgins, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, "Getting Hooked: How addiction occurs and innovative strategies for recovery," 6:00-7:30 pm, Carpenter Auditorium, Register in Advance - 802-847-2886; www.med.uvm.edu/cms.

4/25/08 -

Dept of Biochemistry Seminars - Marque Moffet, Dept of Biochemistry, - "Experimental Constraints on Quarternary Structure in Alzheimer's beta-Amyloid Fibrils," 12:15 pm, Given C443.

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Vermont Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience co-presents with Med Associates: Roberto Refinetti, PhD, University of South Carolina, "The Time of Your Life: Research on Circadian Rhythms," 3:30 pm, Marsh Life Science 105.

4/24/08 -

News! Dr. Helene Langevin is featured in UVM The View: Stretch Therapies May Help Heal Injured Tissue.

Dept of Neurology Grand Rounds - Paramjit Singh, MD, Department of Neurology Resident, "CADASIL, Are We Looking Hard Enough For It!" 9:30-10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Dept of Pharmacology Seminars - Andrea Meredith, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, "Mechanisms of circadian rhythms in neuronal activity," 11:00 am, HSRF 300.

4/22/08 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Sarah Corey - "Localized and non-contact mechanical stimulation of dorsal root ganglion sensory neurons using scanning ion conductance microscopy," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 300.

4/21/08 -

Cell Signaling and Environmental Pathology Seminar - John F. Engelhardt, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Director for the Center for Gene Therapy, and Roy J. Carver Chair in Molecular Medicine at the University of Iowa, discuss "Mechanisms of Endosomal Redox Signaling in Health and Disease: Lessons from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis." Dr. Engelhardt's research focuses on the development of gene therapies for inherited and environmentally induced diseases. Included are two major research areas: 1) The study of lung molecular and cellular biology as it relates to the pathogenesis and treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease and 2) Molecular mechanism of redox-mediated environmental injuries such as ischemia/reperfusion injury and sepsis and the development of molecular therapies for these disorders. 11:00am-12:00pm, HSRF 200.

Dept of Biology Seminars - Julie Donaldson, PhD, Senior Investigator Laboratory of Cell Biology, NHLBI, NIH, "Endocytosis without Clathrin: New Pathways for Trafficking and Signaling," 4:00 pm (refreshments at 3:50 pm), Marsh Life Science 105.

Memorial Service - Please join the COM Class of 2011 in celebrating those who have made anatomical gifts to the University of Vermont College of Medicine. 6:00 pm, Carpenter Auditorium.

4/18/08 - Dept of Psychology Colloquiums - Jane Stewart, PhD, University Research Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience, Concordia University, "Pathways to relapse: Efforts to study the neurobiology of relapse," 4:30 - 6:00 pm, John Dewey Hall, Room 314.

4/17/08 - 2008 Student Research Conference - Including ANNB students: Rachael Hannah presents "Brain Endothelial Cells: An Aspect of What We Do and Why We Are So Cool," Megan Doczi presents "A Possible Role for Golgi Localization of the Kv1.3 Potassium Channel in Postganglionic Sympathetic Neuronal Function," and Anton Delwig presents "Regulation of Notch Signaling by ADAM Metalloproteases." Download a complete brochure here http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmsrc/?Page=conferenceinfo.html.

4/16/08 - Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year - Reception and Celebration, 4:00 pm, Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. GTA Student of the Year was awarded to: our own Derek Strong! Congratulations, Derek! We are all very pleased that Derek was recognized for his outstanding teaching and significant contributions to student learning.

4/15/08 -

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Megan Doczi - Thesis Research Update: "Expression, Function, and Modulation of Kv1.3 in Postganglionic Sympathetic Neurons," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

Community Medical School Series - Robert Pierattini, MD, Chair and Physician Leader of Psychiatry, "Woe and Worry: Understanding Depression and Anxiety," 6:00-7:30 pm, Carpenter Auditorium, Register in Advance - 802-847-2886; www.med.uvm.edu/cms.

4/10/08 - Dept of Neurology Grand Rounds - Nina F. Schor, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair Department of Pediatrics, Professor Department of Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center, "Alzheimer's Disease as a Neurodevelopmental Disorder," 9:30-10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

4/8/08 -

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Joe Cheung - "Behavioural improvements with thalamic stimulation after severe traumatic brain injury," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 200.

Vermont Cancer Center Neurocognitive Symposium, 12:30-5:00 pm, HSRF 400. Symposium to discuss the complex issue of neurocognitive changes seen in cancer patients. A light dinner will be served, followed by facilitated discussion. For more information, view the agenda: VCC Symposium Agenda (PDF). To register, contact Marianne Baggs at (802) 656-2139 or by email at marianne.baggs@uvm.edu.

News! Vermont Medicine Magazine Spring 2008 (PDF 4.65 MB). Feature article "Clearing the Neurologic Traffic Jam: Hillel Panitch, MD, and his colleagues work to free the tie-ups caused by Multiple Sclerosis" notes NGP faculty member Dr. Yang Mao-Draayer, MD, PhD, and MD/PhD student Julia Cambron. The Foundations Awards presented by the medical school Class of 2010 include honors to NGP and ANNB faculty.

4/4/08 - Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - John J. Campbell, III, M.D., F.A.N.P.A., Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Hospital Psychiatric Services, Maine Medical Center, "The Regional Prefrontal Syndromes," 10:30-11:45 am, Davis Auditorium.

4/3/08 -

Dept of Neurology Grand Rounds - Izabela Tarasiewicz, MD, FRCS, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, "Pediatric Spinal Injuries," 9:30-10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Dept of Pharmacology Seminars - Matthew Stoner, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Molecular Toxicology, University of Rhode Island - "Mechanisms of constitutive androstane receptor signaling in liver," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

News! College of Medicine 2007 Annual Report (PDF - 3MB) - Includes 2007 Year in Review: First MD/PhD degree granted to ANNB student Matthew Coates; Warshaw Research Scholarship received by MD/PhD-ANNB student Anna Euser; Dr. James J. Hudziak named Achenbach Chair in Developmental Psychopathology; Giselle Sholler, MD, feature article on neuroblastoma research.

4/1/08 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Nathan Jebbett - "Transgenic inhibition of synaptic transmission reveals role of CA3 output in hippocampal learning," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400. POSTPONED - TBD reschedule date.

March 2008

3/28/08 - Neuroscience Seminar - Beth Habecker, Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology SOM-Physiology & Pharmacology Department Oregon Health & Science University, "Infarction-induced changes in the cardiac sympathetic innervation," 12:00pm, HSRF 400.

3/27/08 - Dept of Neurology Grand Rounds - Mari Tobita, MD, Department of Neurology, "CPC: New Onset Seizure with a Ring Enhanced Lesion: Is it a Brain Tumor? - CNS Nocardiosis," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

3/26/08 - Dept of Biochemistry Seminars - Todd Byrne, Dept of Biochemistry, "Internalized antibodies to the abeta domain of APP reduce neuronal abeta and protect against synaptic alterations," 12:15 pm, Given C443.

3/25/08 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Greg Lieberman - "Neuronal ensemble control of prosthetic devices by a human with tetraplegia," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

3/24/08 - Dept of Biology Seminars - Bryan Ballif, Dept Biology, "Using quantitative mass spectrometry to study signaling mechanisms of neuronal positioning ," 4:00 pm, Marsh Life Science Building 105.

3/21/08 - Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Russell A. Poldrack, Ph.D., Wendell Jeffrey and Bernice Wenzel Term Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, "Putting on the Brakes: The Neural Basis of Response Inhibition," 10:30 - 11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

3/20/08 -

Dept of Neurology Grand Rounds - Mark T. Nelson, Ph.D., Professor and Chairperson, Department of Pharmacology, "Neurovascular Coupling: Mechanisms & Implications," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Dept of Pharmacology Seminars - Chris Moore, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Perception, Cortical Dynamics and the Hemo-Neural Hypothesis," 11:00am, HSRF 300.

3/18/08 -

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Julia Cambron - "Diffusional Trapping of GluR1 AMPA Receptors by Input-Specific Synaptic Activity," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 300.

Department of English - David Dobbs, Montpelier-based writer on science, medicine, and culture for the New York Times Magazine, Scientific American, and many other publications - "Science and the World You Make: Why Writing About Science Is Like Writing aAbout Everything Else--Only More So," 7 pm, John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill. Information.

3/17/08 - Anatomy and Neurobiology Graduate Student Dissertation Proposal Seminar - Rachael Hannah, "Calcium-activated potassium channel signaling in the endothelium of penetrating cerebral arterioles," 9:30-10:30am, HSRF 300.

3/14/08 -

Neuroscience Seminar - Evan Deneris, Professor, Department of Neurosciences Case Western University, "Pet-1: a common transcriptional determinant of gut and brain serotonin synthesis," 12:00pm, HSRF 300.

Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - F. Joseph McClernon, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, "New Views on Cues: Neuroimaging of Genetic Variation and Treatment Outcomes in Cigarette Addiction ," 10:30 - 11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

3/11/08 -

News! Book edited by James J. Hudziak, M.D., hailed as Major Benchmark in Understanding Kids' Mental Illness.

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Greg Engel - "Multimodal fast optical interrogation of neural circuitry," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

3/7/08 - Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Gwenn Smith, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Research, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Toronto, "Neuroimaging of Monoaminergic Mechanisms in Geriatric Depression," 10:30 - 11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

3/6/08 - Dept of Pharmacology Seminars - William Gerthoffer, Ph.D., Professor & Chair Biochemstry & Molecular Biology, University of South Alabama, "Mechanisms of smooth muscle relaxation by HSP20," 11:00am, HSRF 300.

3/5/08 - Dept of Biochemistry Seminars - Justin Decarreau, Dept of Biochemistry, - "AlphaRgIA: A novel conotoxin that specifically and potently blocks the a9a10 nAChR," 12:15 pm, Given C443.

3/4/08 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Michael Williams - "Diffusion tensor imaging reliably detects experimental traumatic axonal injury and indicates approximate time of injury," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

February 2008

2/29/08 - NGP Steering Committee Meeting, 3:30-5:30 pm, Old Mill Annex A303.

2/22/08 - Neuroscience Seminar - William J. Pavan, Genetic Disease Research Branch, NIH , "Genetic Analysis of Neural Crest Development and Disease," 12:00pm, HSRF 400.

2/21/08 -

Dept of Pharmacology Seminars - Jom Hammack, Dept of Psychology, "The response of neurons in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis to serotonin: Implications for anxiety," 11:00am, HSRF 300.

MD/PhD Seminar Series- James J. Hudziak, Depts of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Pediatrics, "Molecular Genetic Approaches to Complex Medical Problems: The Child Psychopathologies," 12:00pm, HSRF 400.

2/19/08 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Jill Hoffman - "Transgenic strategies for combinatorial expression of fluorescent proteins in the nervous system," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

2/12/08 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Simone Otto - "In vivo simultaneous tracing and Ca2+ imaging of local neuronal circuits," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

2/11/08 - Department of Biology Seminar - Jom Hammack, Dept of Psychology, "Serotonin, anxiety, and the bed nucleus of the stria terminals," 4:00pm, 105 Marsh Life Science Building.

2/7/08 - Dept of Pharmacology Seminars (Pharm Sem) - Gary Mawe, Dept of Anatomy and Neurobiology, "Molecular mechanisms of dysmotility in the inflamed colon," 11:00am, HSRF 300.

January 2008

1/31/08 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Dr. Travis Dumont, Resident, Neurosurgery, "Re-Defining Vasospasm: Inflammation and Neuroglial Activation," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

1/25/08 -

Neuroscience Seminar - Dr. Peter G. Smith, Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Kansas, "A question of balance: Determinants of peripheral autonomic innervation," 12:00pm, HSRF 400.

Department of Biochemistry Seminar- Judy Van Houten, Professor of Biology, TBA, 12:15 pm, Given C443.

1/24/08 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Dr. Timothy Fries, Associate Prof of Neurology, "TBA," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

1/11/08 - Psychiatry Grand Rounds - Oliver R. Goodenough, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School, "How the Law Assimilates Our Growing Understanding of the Brain," 10:30-11:45am, Davis Auditorium.

1/10/08 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Dr. Rup Tandan, Prof of Neurology, Vice-Chair, Neurology and Clinical Affairs, "Holy Water, the Eternal Nutrient and Lou Gehrig," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

December 2007

12/13/07 -

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - MaryBeth Klinger presents a Thesis Research Update: "p75NTR expression and function in urinary bladder reflex pathways," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 300.

Dept of Pharmacology Seminars - Chris Schaffer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, "Nonlinear optics in vivo: Using light to study and perturb blood flow in the living brain," 11:00am-12:00pm, HSRF 300.

12/10/07 -Environmental Pathology/Cell Signaling Seminar - Dr. Matthew D. Rand, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, "Methylmercury & Neural Development: Environmental Activation of the Notch Signaling Pathway," 11:00am-12:00pm, HSRF 200.

12/7/07- Biochemistry Seminar - Dr. Rae Nishi, Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology, "Endogenous prototoxins that modulate nicotinic receptor function: an interface between neuroscience and cancer biology," 12:15pm, Given C443.

12/6/07 - Dept of Pharmacology Seminars - Nathalie Lamarche-Vane, Ph.D., Associate Professor, McGill University, "Netrin-1 signaling in axon growth and guidance: A role for the small Rho GTPases," 11:00am-12:00pm, HSRF 300.

12/5/07 -

Dept of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics - Dr. Barbara Panning, University of California at San Francisco, “Epigenetic regulation in embryonic stem cells,” 12:15pm, Stafford 101. Dr. Panning is a former Pew Scholar, an Associate Professor at U.C.S.F., and has made a number of important observations in the area of chromatin structure and dosage compensation.

Dept of Pharmacology Seminars - Lydia Nausch, Graduate Student, Department of Pharmacology, "Novel insights into PKG activation and cGMP signaling in response to nitric oxide and atrial natriuretic peptide in vascular smooth muscle cells," 10:00am-11:00pm, HSRF 300.

November 2007

11/30-12/1/07 - Vermont Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience Third Annual Neuroscience Retreat, Grand Maple Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Student Center, UVM.

11/30/07 - Neuroscience Seminar sponsored by the VT Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, the Neuroscience COBRE, and the Neuroscience Graduate Program - Dr. Edward Kravitz, Harvard Medical School, George Packer Berry Professor of Neurobiology, "Genetic manipulations in the fruit fly fight club: love and war in a single gene and other stories," 5:00pm, Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, UVM.

11/29/07 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Dr. Robert Hamill, Dept of Neurology, "The Neurology of Impaired Consciousness," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

11/28/07 - Presentation of Dissertation Proposal, Megan Doczi, Anatomy and Neurobiology Graduate Program, "Kv1 Channels and Sympathetic Neuronal Function," 12:00 pm, HSRF 400.

11/27/07 - NGP Steering Committee Meeting, 10:00-12:00 am, HSRF 300.

11/26/07 - Department of Biology Seminar - Dr. Alyson Fournier, Assistant Professor, McGill University, "CNS Regeneration: Molecular approaches to identify novel therapeutic strategies for nerve repair," 4:00pm, 105 Marsh Life Science Building.

11/15/07 -

Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Dr. Helene Langevin, Dept of Neurology, "Connective Tissue: The New Kid on the Musculoskeletal Block," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Lauren Arms presents "In Vivo Light-Induced Activation of Neural Circuitry in Transgenic Mice Expressing Channelrhodopsin-2," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 300.

CEMS/PHYS Joint Seminar - Dr. C.C. Wood, Vice President, Santa Fe Institute, "Stimulating Multi-Disciplinary Research: Experiences of the Santa Fe Institute," 4:00pm, Billings Lounge.

11/13/07 - Public Psychiatry Seminar: "Evidence Based Psychopharmacology" with David Osser, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. 1:30-4 pm, HSRF 400.

11/8/07 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Dr. Felix Eckenstein, Depts of Neurology and Anatomy & Neurobiology, "Epigenetic Mechanisms in Neurological Disorders," 9:30-10:30am, Davis Auditorium.

11/7/07 - GTA Workshop III: Creating a Respectful Classroom and Dealing with Classroom Issues, 5:00 - 7:30 pm All workshops will be held in the Center for Teaching and Learning classroom, 303 Bailey Howe. Dinner will be served beginning at 4:45 pm. To register for events, please visit http://www.uvm.edu/ctl/events.

CEMS Seminar - Dr. Ken McLeod, Professor & Chair, Dept of Bioengineering, SUNY, Binghamton, "Complex Systems Science in Educational and Research Programs," 5:00pm, Kalkin Hall, Rm 002.

11/5/07 - Department of Biology Seminar - Dr. Matthew Rand, Dept of Anatomy and Neurobiology, "Environmental neurotoxicity: effects of methylmercury on signaling during neural development," 4:00pm, 105 Marsh Life Science Building.

October 2007

10/26/07 - Psychology Colloquium- Alexi Potter- "The Role of the Cholinergic System in the Cognitive Symptoms of ADHD," 4:00 pm, John Dewey Hall Rm 314.

10/25/07 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Anton Delwig- Thesis Research Update: "Regulation of Notch Signaling," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

10/24/07 - News! A paper entitled "Cell-autonomous inhibition of α7 containing nicotinic acetylocholine receptors prevents death of parasympathetic neurons during development" by graduate student Martin Hruska was recently accepted in to the Journal of Neuroscience and selected as a feature article in "This Week in The Journal"; see the feature entitled "Deadly Ganglionic α7 Nicotinic Receptors" here. As noted by the journal, "the purpose of this feature is to attract readers to browse beyond their sub-discipline. [Articles are] selected to highlight interesting papers that illustrate the broad spectrum of research that appears in the Journal."

10/22/07 - Neuroscience Seminar - Dr. Gerald Jacobs, Neuroscience Research Institute, Department of Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara, "Genes, Photopigments and Evolution of Primate Color Vision," 2:00pm, HSRF 400.

10/18/07 - Graduate College Defense Notice - Anatomy and Neurobiology Program - Martin Hruska presents his dissertation entitled "Activation of Alpha 7 Subunit Containing Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors Mediates Cell Death of Neurons In the Avian Ciliary Ganglion," 1:00 pm, HSRF 400. (Poster and abstract PDF.)

10/15/07 - Environmental Pathology / Cell Signaling Seminars, Giselle L. Saulnier Sholler, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, "New Therapeutics Enhancing Oxidative Stress in Neuroblastoma," 11:00am-12:00pm, HSRF 200.

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - POSTPONED to December 13, 2007.

10/10/07 - GTA Workshop II: Responding To Student Writing October 10, 5:00 - 7:30 pm Facilitated by Susan Dinitz, The Writing Center All workshops will be held in the Center for Teaching and Learning classroom, 303 Bailey Howe. Dinner will be served beginning at 4:45 pm. To register for events, please visit http://www.uvm.edu/ctl/events.

10/5/07 - Clinical Fellowship Opportunities at the Mayo Clinic. Discussion led by Kevin F. Foley PhD, MT, SC (ASCP), Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 11:00 am, HSRF 300.

10/4/07 - GTA Workshop I: Facilitating Classroom Discussion and Groups, October 4, 5:00 - 7:30 pm All workshops will be held in the Center for Teaching and Learning classroom, 303 Bailey Howe. Dinner will be served beginning at 4:45 pm. To register for events, please visit http://www.uvm.edu/ctl/events.

News! The Neuroblastoma Challenge, (835 KB PDF) an article in Vermont Medicine featuring the work of Giselle Sholler, MD and other UVM researchers, by Jennifer Nachbur.

September 2007

9/27//07 - Neuroscience Grand Rounds - Joseph Brayden, PhD, "Autoregulation of Blood Flow," 9:30-10:30 am, Davis Auditorium.

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Issei Shimada - "Transvascular delivery of small interfering RNA to the central nervous system," 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 300.

9/21/07 - Annual NGP Reception for faculty and students, Waterman Manor, 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

9/21/07 - Special science careers seminar co-sponsored by the Cell and Molecular Biology and Neuroscience Graduate Program: "Life in the Faster Lane: Teaching, Research, and Service at Liberal Arts Colleges," (2 MB lecture PPT) Gary Reiness, PhD, Professor of Biology, Lewis & Clark College, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Given Hall A.

9/20//07 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Rachael Hannah - "Calcium Green F1AsH as a genetically targeted small-molecule indicator " by Tour et al., 12:00 -1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

9/19/07 - News! Shapiro To Lead First Headache Research Advocacy Event

9/18/07 - Zeltzerman Lecture - "The Neurology of Human Nature" - V.S. Ramachandran, 4:00 pm, Sugar Maple Ballroom, Davis Center.

9/17/07 - Cell Signaling/Environmental Pathology Seminar Series: "Alternative Careers in Biomedical Sciences" - Rebecca L. Persinger, RD, PhD, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, HSRF 200.

9/14/07 - NGP Steering Committee Meeting, 2:30-4:30 pm, Old Mill Annex A304.

9/13//07 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Derek Strong - "Remote control of neuronal activity with a light-gated glutamate receptor" by Szobota et al., 12:00-1:00 pm, HSRF 400.

News! $2 Million Endowment Creates Achenbach Chair in Developmental Psychopathology

9/8/07 - Stem Cell Symposium - Neural stem cells and therapeutics: current strategies and developments, with speakers: Jack A. Kessler presenting "BMP-mediated regulation of the hippocampal neurogenic niche: Effects on learning and memory; Jeffrey D. Macklis, presenting "Building or repairing a brain is complex - assembly instructions required: Molecular development of corticospinal motor neuron (and other forebrain projection neuron circuitry; and Lee L. Rubin presenting: "Finding therapeutics for neurological diseases in academic settings.

9/5/07 - "Of Fish and Fruitflies: Recent grant funds research to discover how mercury harms the developing nervous system," article in UVM's The View about Dr. Matt Rand's research.

9/3/07 - 9/8/07 - 8th International Symposium on VIP, PACAP and Related Peptides

August 2007

8/20/07 - Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit 2007 Summer Lecture Series - Dr. Terry Rabinowitz, “Depression: What Is It? Who Gets It? How To Get Help,” 6:30-8:00 pm, Sheraton Hotel Conference Center.

8/1507 - 8/17/07 - NE Regional IDeA Conference, Sheraton Hotel Conference Center.

8/13/07 - Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit 2007 Summer Lecture Series - Dr. William W. Pendlebury, "Normal Aging - Inevitable but Modifiable,” 6:30-8:00 pm, Sheraton Hotel Conference Center.

8/6/07 - Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit 2007 Summer Lecture Series - Dr. Alexandra Potter, “Adult ADHD: Do I Have It and How Can I Manage It,” 6:30-8:00 pm, Sheraton Hotel Conference Center.

8/6/07 - Sixth Annual Peter A. Martin Golf Tournament Raises $13,000 for Brain Aneurysm Research

8/1/07 - Neuroscience Research Lectures to Tackle Depression, Aging and ADHD

July 2007

7/30/07 - Poster Session - presented by the Summer Undergraduate Neuroscience Research Fellowship program, 3:30-5:00 pm, HSRF 200.

7/25/07 - ANNB Graduate Student Derek Strong presents dissertation proposal "Ulcer-mediated injury and adaptation in enteric neural circuitry." 3:00 pm, HSRF 400.

7/16/07 - MD-PhD student Anna Euser Receives Joseph B. Warshaw, M.D. Scholarship Award

June 2007

6/20/07 - NGP Steering Committee Meeting, 9-11:00 am, Old Mill Annex A303.

6/15/07 - Neuroscience Seminar - Connie Cepko, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, "Genetic and genomic approaches to photoreceptor development."

May 2007

5/19/07 - Coates Receives First M.D./Ph.D. Program Degree

5/11/07 - Neuroscience Seminar - Patricia Maness Tidwell, Dept. of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of North Carolina, "Synaptic Development of GABAergic Neurons Regulated by NCAM and Metalloproteases."

April 2007

4/20/07 - Neuroscience Seminar - Bryan Ballif, Department of Biology, University of Vermont, "Phosphoproteomic approaches to delineate neuronal signaling pathways."

4/10/07 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Lauren Arms - "Glioma stem cells promote radioresistance by preferential activation of the DNA damage response."

4/6/07 - Neuroscience Seminar - Monika R. Fleshner, Dept. of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, University of Colorado, "Exercise and Stress Resistance: Neural Mechanisms and Health Consequences."

4/5/07 - NGP Steering Committee Meeting, 9-10:30am, Old Mill Annex A304.

4/3//07 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Anton Delwig - "Wiring optimization can relate neuronal structure and function."

4/2/07 - NGP Curriculum and Tracking Committee Meeting, 2-4:00 pm - Old Mill Annex A303.

March 2007

3/30/07 - Neuroscience Seminar - Amy MacDermott, Physiology & Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, "The NMDA receptor and fictive pain in the spinal cord dorsal horn."

3/23/07 - Neuroscience Seminar - Terez Shea-Donohue, University of Maryland, School of Medicine Mucosal Biology Research Center, "Dangerous Liaisons: Mechanisms of Immune Regulation of Gut Function."

Pin Pointing the Science Behind an Ancient Healing Art, an article featuring research of Dr. Helene Langevin

Falling Down the Rabbit Hole, an article by Dr. Joseph Patlak on his journey with ALS

3/22/07 - NGP Advertising and Diversity Committee Meeting, 9-10:00 am, Old Mill Annex A303.

UVM to Examine Potential New Parkinson’s Disease Treatment as Part of National Study Nutritional Supplement Creatine May Slow Progression of Disease

3/20/07 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Sarah Corey - "Damage to the Insula Disrupts Addiction to Cigarette Smoking."

3/19/07 - Cancer Center Symposium Highlights Neuroblastoma Research

3/16/07 - Neuroblastoma Conference Seminar - John Maris, Associate Professor of Pediatrics Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, “Exploiting the genetics of neuroblastoma tumorigenesis in the clinic."

3/13/07 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Rachael Hannah - "Glutamate exocytosis from astrocytes controls synaptic strength."

3/6/07 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Ben Bakondi - "Reversal of neurological defects in a mouse model of Rett syndrome.”

3/5/07 - Biology Seminar - Avi Chaudhuri, PhD, McGill University, “Molecular mapping of high level visual function in the monkey.”

February 2007

2/27/07 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club -Simone Otto - "Target-induced transcriptional control of dendritic patterning and connectivity in motor neurons by the ETS gene Pea3."

2/23/07 - Neuroscience Seminar - Stefano Pluchino, San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan - “Neural Stem Cell Transplantation in Multiple Sclerosis: Cell Replacement Bystander Immunomodulations...or both? "

2/21/07 - NGP Steering Committee Meeting, 9-10am Old Mill Annex A303.

2/20/07- Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Joseph Cheung - "Learning Decreases Aβ*56 and Tau Pathology and Ameliorates Behavioral Decline in 3xTg-AD Mice."

2/16/07 - Neuroscience Seminar - Patty Prelock, Communication Sciences, University of Vermont - "Assessing Theory of Mind and Facilitating Perspective in Children with Autism"

2/13/07 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Jill Hoffman - "Deletion of the background potassium channel TREK-1 results in a depression-resistant phenotype."

2/8/07 - Neuroscience Seminar - Nick Spencer, Physiology & Cell Biology University of Nevada, School of Medicine - Reno, "Stretch-activated Neural Reflexes in Guinea-pig Colon."

2/6/07 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - MaryBeth Klinger - "Selective enrichment of DJ-1 protein in primate striatal neuronal processes: implications for Parkinson's disease."

2/5/07 - Biology Seminar - Peter Juno, Tufts University - "Multiple signaling pathways regulate glutamate receptors at synapses in C. elegans."

January 2007

1/30/07 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Megan Doczi - "An SCN9A channelopathy causes congenital inability to experience pain."

1/23/07 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Derek Strong - "Genome-wide atlas of gene expression in the adult mouse brain."

1/19/07 - Neuroscience Seminar - Jennifer Straub, Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Vermont, "Elucidating the Function of BDNF and TrkB During Sympathetic Neuron Development and the Genesis of Neuroblastoma."

1/17/07 - Where Does It Hurt? Dr. Magdalena Naylor featured in Seven Days newspaper.

1/16/07 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Issei Shimada - "Circannual control of hibernation by HP complex in the brain."

2006

December 2006

12/15/06 - NGP Steering Committee Meeting, 1-2:30pm, Old Mill Annex A304.

12/8/06 - Neuroscience Seminar - Nicholas Gaiano, Institute for Cell Engineering, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, "Notch Signaling During Neural Development and Cancer."

November 2006

11/21/06 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Anton Delwig - "Multiplexing using synchrony in the zebrafish olfactory bulb."

11/14/06

Neuroscience Seminar - Jeffrey Rothstein, The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins University, "Synaptic Transporter Biology - Links to Neurodegenerative Disease."

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Joe Cheung - "Transgenic mice with a reduced core body temperature have an increased life span."

11/10/06 - 11/11/06 - Vermont Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience - Second Annual Retreat in Stowe

11/7/06

Neuroscience Seminar - Jeremy Shefner, Neurology Syracuse Health Sciences University, "Motor Unit Physiology in Animal Models and ALS Patients."

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Eric Krauter - "Synapse formation and function is modulated by the amyloid precursor protein."

October 2006

10/31/06

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Ben Bakondi - "Expression of the immune-tolerogenic major histocompatibility molecule HLA-G in multiple sclerosis: Implications for CNS immunity.”

Neuroscience Seminar - Edward J. Kasarskis Chief, VA Neurology Service, VA Medical Center, Professor of Neurology, Univeristy of Kentucky College of Medicine, "Defining the Nutritional Needs for ALS: Implications for Physical Function and Survival."

10/24/06 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Derek Strong - "High gamma power is phase-locked to theta oscillations in human neocortex.”

10/20/06 - Neuroscience Seminar - Bill Bress, Vermont State Toxicology, "Toxins, Drugs of Abuse and Neurotransmission."

10/10/06 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Megan Doczi - "Cleavage at the Caspase-6 Site Is Required for Neuronal Dysfunction and Degeneration Due to Mutant Huntingtin.”

10/3/06

Neuroscience Seminar - Robert H. Brown, Neurology Harvard University, "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Studies of Molecular Pathophysiology."

Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Rachael Hannah - "Neural systems supporting interoceptive awareness."

September 2006

9/27/06 - Sex on the Brain - Dr. Cindy Forehand featured in Seven Days newspaper.

9/26/06 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - Issei Shimada - "Newly expressed SUR1-regulated NCCa-ATP channel mediates cerebral edema after ischemic stroke."

9/21/06 - Neuroscience Grad Student Journal Club - MaryBeth Klinger - "The neural bases of momentary lapses in attention."

9/19/07 - NGP Faculty Meeting, 4-5 pm, Waterman Manor.

9/15/06 - Neuroscience Seminar - Linda Glenn, Biomedical Ethics, McGill and University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences, "Using Your Brain: Emerging Ethical Issues in Neuroscience."

9/8/06 - Neuroscience Seminar - Regina Armstrong, Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics, USUHS, "Transcriptional and Translational Controls in Oligodendrocyte Lineage."

2005

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