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Neuroscience Graduate Program

NGP Journal Club

2014-2015 NGP Journal Club Schedule >>

Please Note:

During fall semester, first year students are in another class on some dates, and excused. If a student will be absent he/she must contact the student coordinator and Dr. Nishi to be excused.

Students who have proposed their dissertation research more than a year ago will present a dissertation research update instead of presenting a journal article.

Guidelines for effective journal club presentations can be found here.

Last Year's Topic was "Neuronal Plasticity".

Fall Student coordinators: Michelle McNamara and Eugene Cilento. Spring Student coordinators: Matthew LeComte and David Harris. The articles below are linked to .pdf files via PubMed. (Download Adobe® Reader.)

NGP Student Journal Club

NSCI 381/382 is a graduate student-run journal club with research presentations and critical review of the literature in the neurosciences. Participation is open to all graduate students, but required of Neuroscience Graduate Program and Anatomy and Neurobiology Graduate students each semester. Participants can review course guidelines here.

2014-2015: "Novel methods, techniques and animal models" (topic guidelines)

Journal club is held in HSRF 400 as noted below. Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 pm

2014-2015 NGP Journal Club Schedule

Fall Semester 2014

August 27, 2014
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Organizational Meeting
October 15, 2014
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Galen Missig
Dissertation Update: "Parabrachial nucleus (PBN) pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) signaling in the amygdala: implications for the sensory and behavioral effects of pain"
October 22, 2014
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Rehan Ali
"A three-dimensional human neural cell culture model of Alzheimer's disease." Choi SH, et al. Nature. 2014. doi: 10.1038/nature13800. PubMed PMID: 25307057.
October 29, 2014
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Nick D'Alberto
"Gray matter alterations in early aging: a diffusion magnetic resonance imaging study." Rathi Y, et al. Human brain mapping. 2014;35(8):3841-56. (PubMed PMID: 24382651)
November 5, 2014
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Willie Curry
"In vivo reprogramming of circuit connectivity in postmitotic neocortical neurons." De la Rossa A, et al. Nature neuroscience. 2013;16(2):193-200. (PubMed PMID: 23292682)
November 12, 2014
Megan Shipman
"Chemogenetic silencing of neurons in retrosplenial cortex disrupts sensory preconditioning." Robinson S, et al. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2014;34(33):10982-8. (PubMed PMID: 25122898)
November 19, 2014
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
No Journal Club - Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting
November 26, 2014
No Journal Club - Thanksgiving Break
December 3, 2014
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Casey Sherwin
"Cell-based reporters reveal in vivo dynamics of dopamine and norepinephrine release in murine cortex."
Muller A, et al. Nature methods. 2014. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.3151. PubMed PMID: 25344639
December 10, 2014
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Riley St. Clair
"An explant muscle model to examine the refinement of the synaptic landscape"
Hanson MG & Niswander LA. 2014. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 238:95-104

Spring Semester 2015

January 14, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Gene Cilento
Dissertation Update: "Trim32 as a modulator of potassium channels in the brain"
January 21, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Greg Johnson (Nick D'Alberto)
"In Vivo Measurement of Cell-Type-Specific Synaptic Connectivity and Synaptic Transmission in Layer 2/3 Mouse Barrel Cortex." Pala A, Petersen CC. Neuron. 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.11.025. PubMed PMID: 25543458.

January 28, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Eric Gonzalez
Dissertation Update: “A role for transforming growth factor-beta in urinary bladder dysfunction with cyclophosphamide-induced cystitis”
February 4, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Kutibh Chihabi
"Precise control of movement kinematics by optogenetic inhibition of Purkinje cell activity." Heiney SA, et al. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2014;34(6):2321-30. (PubMed PMID: 24501371)
February 11, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Adrian Dutkiewicz (Dave Harris)
"Nicotine exploits a COPI-mediated process for chaperone-mediated up-regulation of its receptors." Henderson BJ, et al.The Journal of general physiology. 2014;143(1):51-66. (PubMed PMID: 24378908)
February 18, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Dave Harris
"Monitoring the depth of anesthesia using entropy features and an artificial neural network." Shalbaf R, et al. Journal of neuroscience methods. 2013;218(1):17-24. (PubMed PMID: 23567809.)
February 25, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
James Bishop
"Quantifying the local tissue volume and composition in individual brains with magnetic resonance imaging." Mezer A, et al. Nature medicine. 2013;19(12):1667-72. (PubMed PMID: 24185694)
March 4, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Stephanie Staszko (Stephanie Spohn)
" Modeling pain in vitro using nociceptor neurons reprogrammed from fibroblasts." Wainger BJ, et al. Nature neuroscience. 2015;18(1):17-24.  (PubMed PMID: 25420066)
March 11, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Matt McCabe (Galen Missig)
"Bidirectional switch of the valence associated with a hippocampal contextual memory engram.  Redondo RL, et al. Nature. 2014;513(7518):426-30. (PubMed PMID: 25162525)  
March 18, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
John McInnis (Eric Gonzalez)
"Human iPSC-based modeling of late-onset disease via progerin-induced aging." Miller JD, et al.  Cell stem cell. 2013;13(6):691-705. (PubMed PMID: 24315443)
March 25, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Alisha Linton (Anthony Pappas)
"Optical control of muscle function by transplantation of stem cell-derived motor neurons in mice." Bryson JB, et al.  Science. 2014;344(6179):94-7. (PubMed PMID: 24700859.)
April 1, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Riley St. Clair
"An explant muscle model to examine the refinement of the synaptic landscape." Hanson MG & Niswander LA.  Journal of neuroscience methods. 2014;238:95-104. (PubMed PMID: 25251554)
April 8, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
First Year Rotation Presentations
April 15, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
First Year Rotation Presentations
April 22, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Estelle Spear
April 29, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Roman Popov
May 6, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Anthony Pappas

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