University of Vermont

Neuroscience Graduate Program

NGP Journal Club

2016-2017 NGP Journal Club Schedule >>

Please Note:

Faculty Coordinators:
Sean Flynn, PhD
Liana Merrill, PhD

Student coordinators:
Matthew McCabe
Alisha Linton

During the spring 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 Drs. Flynn and Merrill 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. Fall 2016 guidelines can be found here.

The articles below are linked to .pdf files via PubMed. (Download AdobeĀ® 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 students each semester. Participants can review course guidelines here.

2016-2017:

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

2016-2017 NGP Journal Club Schedule

Fall Semester 2016

Faculty  Supervisor

August 31, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Organizational Meeting
September 7, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Example Journal Club
Sean Flynn, PhD
"Astrocytes: Not so passive in the septohippocamapl pathway
Pabst, M., et al. (2016). Astrocyte Intermediaries of Septal Cholinergic Modulation in the Hippocampus." Neuron 90(4): 853-865.
September 14, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
Given C443
(Please note room change)
Nicholas D'Alberto
"Alcohol takes a TOLL on more than just your liver"
Aurelian, L., et al. (2016). "TLR4 signaling in VTA dopaminergic neurons regulates impulsivity through tyrosine hydroxylase modulation." Transl Psychiatry 6: e815.
Liana Merrill
September 21, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Brittany Fair
"The Driver of Substance Use: Neural Anatomy or Personality?"
Holmes, A. J., et al. (2016). "Individual Differences in Cognitive Control Circuit Anatomy Link Sensation Seeking, Impulsivity, and Substance Use." J Neurosci 36(14): 4038-4049.
Sean Flynn
September 28, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Adrian Dutkiewicz
"This was not our plan: Yet another article on impulsive action and the reward pathway".
Selleck, R. A., et. al. (2015). "Endogenous Opioid Signaling in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex is Required for the Expression of Hunger-Induced Impulsive Action." Neuropsychopharmacology 40(10): 2464-2474.
Liana Merrill
October 5, 2016
1:00-2:00 pm
HSRF 400
(Please note time change)
Riley St. Clair - Dissertation Proposal
"Biochemical and Functional Characterization of PlexinA2 Tyrosine Phosphorylation in Semaphorin6A Signaling"
Sean Flynn
October 12, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 200
(Please note room change)
Gregory Johnson
"Off to the Glu(A2) Factory: Why Boxer's Sacrifice was Warranted."
Migues, P. V., et al. (2016). "Blocking Synaptic Removal of GluA2-Containing AMPA Receptors Prevents the Natural Forgetting of Long-Term Memories." J Neurosci 36(12): 3481-3494.
Liana Merrill
October 19, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Patrick Mullen Sean Flynn
October 26, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Megan Shipman Liana Merrill
November 2, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
James Bishop Sean Flyn
November 9, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Alisha Linton Liana Merrill
November 16, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 200
(Please note room change)
SFN Conference
November 23, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Thanksgiving Recess
November 30, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 200
(Please note room change)
Megan Perkins Sean Flynn
December 7, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 200
(Please note room change)
Willie Curry Liana Merrrill
December 14, 2016
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Spring Semester 2017

Faculty  Supervisor
January 18, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Kutibh Chihabi Sean Flynn
January 25, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Matthew McCabe Liana Merrill
February 1, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 200
Daniella Thorsdottir Sean Flynn
February 8, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Mahafuza Aktar Liana Merrill
February 15, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Yu Han Sean Flynn
February 22, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Zhaojin Li Liana Merrill
March 1, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Nicholas Toker Sean Flynn
March 8, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Katharine Tooke Liana Merrill
March 15, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Lindesy Tulipani Sean Flynn
March 22, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Roman Popov Liana Merrill
March 29, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Rehan Ali Sean Flynn
April 5, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
1st Year Lab Rotation Presentations (Aktar, Han & Li)
April 12, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
1st Year Lab Rotation Presentations (Toker, Tooke & Tulipani)
April 19, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
John McInnis Liana Merill
April 26, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Estelle Spear Sean Flynn
May 3, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
May 10, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

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