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NGP Journal Club Archive

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NGP Student Journal Club

2012-2013: Neuronal Plasticity (topic guidelines)

Student coordinators Fall: Abbie Chapman & Anthony
Student Coordinators Spring: Stephanie Spohn & Galen Missig

September 21, 2012
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Dave Harris
"Caspase-3 activation via mitochondria is required for long-term depression and AMPA receptor internalization."  Li, Z, Jo, J, Jia, JM, Lo, SC, Whitcomb, DJ, Jiao, S, Cho, K & Sheng, M (2010) Cell 141(5): 859-871.
September 28, 2012
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Stephanie Spohn
"Interaction Between αCaMKII and GluN2B Controls ERK-Dependent Plasticity."
El Gaamouch et al. J Neurosci. 2012 Aug 1;32(31):10767-79
October 5, 2012
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Galen Missig
"A role for neuronal piRNAs in the epigenetic control of memory-related synaptic plasticity.";
Rajesethupathy et. al. (2012) Cell 149: 693-707.
October 19, 2012
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Abbie Chapman
"Loss of PSD-95 enrichment is not a prerequisite for spine retraction." Woods et al.  J Neurosci. 2011 Aug 24;31(34):12129-38.
October 26, 2012
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Eric Gonzalez
"MEF2 negatively regulates learning-induced structural plasticity and memory formation." Cole et al. Nat Neurosci 15:1255-1264.
November 2, 2012
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Anthony
"Astrocyte-derived thrombospondins mediate the development of hippocampal presynaptic plasticity in vitro."Crawford et al. J Neurosci. 2012 Sep 19;32(38):13100-10.
November 16, 2012
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Matt LeComte
"Sortilin associates with Trk receptors to enhance anterograde transport and neurotrophin signaling." Vaegter et al. Nature neuroscience, 14(1), 1-11. doi:10.1038/nn.2689
November 30, 2012
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Greg Lieberman
Dissertation Update:
"Changes in White Matter as a Measure of Neuroplasticity Following Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Coping with Chronic Pain"
December 7, 2012
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Michelle McNamara
"TrkB phosphorylation by Cdk5 is required for activity-dependent structural plasticity and spatial memory" Lai, KO et al. Nat Neurosci. 2012 Oct 14;15(11):1506-15. doi: 10.1038/nn.3237. Epub 2012 Oct 14.

Spring Semester 2013

 
January 11, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Geoffrey Schaubhut
"Learning-dependent plasticity in human auditory cortex during appetitive operant conditioning." Puschmann, S. et al. Human brain mapping 000, (2012).
January 25, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
James Bishop (Anthony)
"The Geometric Structure of the Brain Fiber Pathways" Van J. Wedeen,et al. March 2012, Science 335, 1628 (2012) DOI: 10.1126/science.1215280
February 1, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Roman Popov (Stephanie Spohn)
"Effects of Digesting Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycans on Plasticity in Cat Primary Visual Cortex " Vorobyov et al. J. Neurosci. 2013 Jan2;33(1):234-243.
February 8, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Kutibh Chihabi (Galen Missig)
"PKM-Zeta is not required for hippocampal synaptic plasticity, learning and memory."; Volk LJ et al.  Nature. 2013;493(7432):420-3. doi: 10.1038/nature11802
February 15, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
K.C. Olds (Rowen Morioka)
"Disruption of frontal theta coherence by Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol is associated with positive psychotic symptoms" Morrison PD, et al. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2011;36(4):827-36. doi: 10.1038/npp.2010.222.
February 22, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Estelle Spear (Gene Cilento)
"Impaired adult myelination in the prefrontal cortex of socially isolated mice" Liu J, et al. Nature neuroscience. 2012;15(12):1621-3. doi: 10.1038/nn.3263.
March 1, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Rehan Ali (Geoffrey Schaubhut)
"A CaMKIIbeta signaling pathway at the centrosome regulates dendrite patterning in the brain." Puram SV et al. Nature neuroscience. 2011; 14(8):973-83. doi: 10.1038/nn.2857.
March 8, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Vanessa Ochoa
Dissertation Update: "The role of the alpha 5 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subunit in neuroblastoma"
March 15, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 200
Nick Ortiz
"Adolescent Cocaine Exposure Causes Enduring Macroscale Changes in Mouse Brain Structure." Wheeler AL, et al. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2013;33(5):1797-803.
March 22, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Gene Cilento
"PICK1 mediates transient synaptic expression of GluA2-lacking AMPA receptors during glycine-induced AMPA receptor trafficking." Jaafari N, et al. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2012;32(34):11618-30.
April 5, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Simone Otto
Dissertation Update: “PSCA interaction with α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the avian ciliary ganglion”
April 19, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Rowen Morioka
"Structural brain abnormalities and suicidal behavior in borderline personality disorder." Soloff PH, et al. Journal of psychiatric research. 2012;46(4):516-25.
May 3, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Nate Jebbett
Dissertation Update: "Developmental Methylmercury Toxicity: Effects on Gliogenesis"
   
Neural Modeling and/or My Favorite Brain Region (topic guidelines PDF).
Student coordinators: Nathan Jebbett and Greg Lieberman.

ANNB 381/382 2010-2011: Neurogenetics (topic guidelines).

Student coordinators: Vanessa Ochoa and Patrick Long. 2011 Journal Club Mentors for First-Year Students The articles below are linked to .pdf files via PubMed. (Download Adobe® Reader.)

Fall Semester 2010

September 8, 2010
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Michael Williams
"Regulation of Synaptic Structure and Function by FMRP-Associated MicroRNAs miR-125b and miR-132."
Edbauer D. et al. Neuron 65(3):373–384.(2010)

September 15, 2010
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Greg Engel
"Linking genetically defined neurons to behavior through a broadly applicable silencing allele."
Kim JC et al. Neuron 63(3):305-15.(2009)

September 22, 2010
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Vanessa Ochoa
"Endogenous signaling through alpha7-containing nicotinic receptors promotes maturation and integration of adult-born neurons in the hippocampus."
Campbell NR et al. J. Neuroscience 30(26):8734-44.(2010).

September 29, 2010
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Patrick Long
"Polycomb Limits the Neurogenic Competence of Neural Precursor Cells to Promote Astrogenic Fate Transition."
Hirabayashi Y et al. Neuron 63(5):600-613.(2009).

October 6, 2010
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Nathan Jebbett
"Dynamic DNA methylation programs persistent adverse effects of early-life stress."
Murgatroyd C et al. Nature Neurosci.12(12):1559-1566. (2009).

October 13, 2010
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Greg Lieberman
"SIRT1 Is Essential for Normal Cognitive Function and Synaptic Plasticity."
Michan et al. J Neurosci 30(29):9695-9707.(2010).

October 20, 2010
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

There will be no Journal Club today.

October 27, 2010
12:30-1:30 pm
Given C443

John DeWitt
"Nna1 mediates Purkinje cell dendritic development via lysyl oxidase propeptide and NF-kB signaling."
J Li et al. Neuron. 68(1):45-60.(2010)

November 3, 2010
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

There will be no Journal Club today.

November 10, 2010
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Kim Albert
"Dopamine DRD2 polymorphism alters reversal learning and associated neural activity."
Jocham et al. J Neurosci 29 (12): 3695. (2009).

November 17, 2010

No Journal Club - Annual SfN meeting

November 25, 2010

No Journal Club - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1, 2010
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Michelle McNamara
"Global control of Motor Neuron Topography mediated by the Repressive Actions of a Single Hox gene."
Dasen et. al. (2010) Neuron 67(5): 781-796.

December 8, 2010
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Liana Merrill
"MAG and OMgp synergize with Nogo-A to restrict axonal growth and neurological recovery after spinal cord trauma."
Cafferty et al. (2010.) J Neurosci. 30(20):6825-6837.

December 15, 2010
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

TBA

*reminder that during fall semester, first year students are in another class on some dates, and excused.

Spring Semester 2011

January 12, 2011
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

TBA

January 19, 2011
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Jill Hoffman - Dissertation Update

"Function and regulation of serotonin receptors mediating peristalsis in the normal and inflamed colon". 

January 26, 2011
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

TBD

February 2, 2011
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

TBD

February 9, 2011
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Simone Otto - Dissertation Update

"The Endogenous Prototoxin PSCA, Nicotinic Receptors, and Autonomic Neurons."

February 16, 2011
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Matt LeComte

"Inhibition of Inflammatory Pain by Activating B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Signal Pathway in Nociceptive Sensory Neurons." Zhang et al. (2010) J. Neurosci.30 (32):10927.

February 23, 2011
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

"Tau Mislocalization to Dendritic Spines Mediates Synaptic Dysfunction Independently of Neurodegeneration." Hoover et al. (2010) Neuron 68(6).

March 2, 2011
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Geoffrey Schaubhut

"Happyhour, a Ste20 Family Kinase, Implicates EGFR Signaling in Ethanol-Induced Behaviors." Corl, et al. (2009) Cell. 137(5).

March 9, 2011
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Galen Missig

"Cortical representations of olfactory input by trans-synaptic tracing" Miyamichi et. al. (2010) Nature. 

March 16, 2011
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Stephanie Spohn

"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.

March 23, 2011
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Abbie Chapman

"Impaired hippocampal spinogenesis and neurogenesis
and altered affective behavior in mice lacking heat
shock factor 1." Uchida, et. al. (2011) PNAS. 108(4).

March 30, 2011
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Rowen Morioka

"Genetically Induced Adult Oligodendrocyte Cell Death Is Associated with Poor Myelin Clearance, Reduced Remyelination, and Axonal Damage." Pohl, et. al. (2011) The Journal of Neuroscience. 31(3).

April 6, 2011
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Gene Cilento

"Robust Amyloid Clearance in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s
Disease Provides Novel Insights into the Mechanism of
Amyloid- Immunotherapy". Wang et al., (2011) The Journal of Neuroscience. 31(11).

April 13, 2011
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Carolyn Roman

"Tuning arousal with optogenetic modulation of locus coeruleus neurons." Carter, M. E., O. Yizhar, et al. (2010) Nat Neurosci. 13(12):1526-33.

April 20, 2011
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Jane Roberts

"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.

(Neural Science begins 4/18)

2009 - 2010

 

Fall Semester 2009

 

September 9, 2009
1:00-2:00 pm
HSRF 400

A "Primer" in Neural Modeling by Robert Snapp, PhD, Associate Professor of Computer Science (NOTE TIME CHANGE TO 1:00 pm for this meeting only!)

September 23, 2009*
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Issei Shimada - Dissertation Research Update -
"A subpopulation of reactive astrocytes in the stroke penumbra reduces infarct damage and is regulated by gamma-secretase activity."

September 30, 2009*
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400
Jeffrey Sprenger
PhD Grad Student, Department of Computer Science
"Mobile robot broadband sound localisation using a biologically inspired spiking neural network."
Liu et al., 2008 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Acropolis Convention Center, Nice, France, Sept, 22-26, 2008.

October 7, 2009
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Nate Jebbett
"Telling time in the absence of clocks: Encoding time in neural network states."
Karmarkar UR & Buonomano DV. (2007). Neuron, 53(3):427-438.

October 14, 2009*
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Vanessa Ochoa
"Approach sensitivity in the retina processed by a
multifunctional neural circuit."

Münch et al. (2009). Nature Neuroscience, 12(10):1308-1318.

October 21, 2009
No Journal Club - Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Oct 17-21, 2009, Chicago, IL
October 28, 2009
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 300

Kim Albert
"Sustained activities and retrieval in a computational model of the perirhinal cortex."
Vitay J & Hamker FH. (2008). J Cogn Neurosci, 20(11):1993-2005. (UVM has an embargo on this journal. If you also don't have access and would like me to email you the article under fair-use, please email Emily.Mclaughlin@uvm.edu.)

 

November 18, 2009
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400
Carolyn Roman
"Daily Electrical Silencing in the Mammalian Circadian Clock."
Belle et al. (2009). Science, 326:281-284.
November 25, 2009 No Journal Club - Thanksgiving Holiday
December 2, 2009*
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Greg Engel
"A state-mutating genetic algorithm to design ion-channel models."
Menona et al. (2009). PNAS, 106(39):16829–16834.

December 9, 2009*
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Julia Knight - Dissertation Research Update** - "Fas functions in neural progenitor cells."


December 16, 2009
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400
Simone Otto
"Cholinergic deafferentation of the neocortex using 192 IgG-saporin impairs feature binding in rats."
Botly and De Rosa. (2009). J Neurosci, 29(13):4120–4130.
(*denotes dates first year students are in class)

Spring Semester 2010

 
January 27, 2010
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Patrick Long

"Magnocellular Projections as the Trigger of Top-Down Facilitation in Recognition"
Kveraga et al. (2007).  J Neurosci, 27(48):13232–13240.

February 10 , 2010
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

John DeWitt
"Modeling the effects of midazolam on cortical and thalamic neurons."
Judge et al. (2009.) Neurosci Lett. 464(2):135-9.

February 17, 2010
12:00-1:00 pm
Given C443

Lauren Arms
"A framework for modeling the growth and development
of neurons and networks."

Zubler and Douglas. (2009). Front Comput Neurosci. 3(25):1-16.

February 24, 2010
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Michael Williams
"Synaptic inhibition of Purkinje cells mediates consolidation of vestibulo-cerebellar motor learning"
Wulff P et al. (2009). Nat Neurosci 12(8):1042-9.

 

March 3, 2010
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Sarah Corey
"Bayesian Reconstruction of Natural Images from Human Brain Activity."
Naselaris et al. (2009). Neuron 63(6):902-15

March 10, 2010
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Jane Roberts
"Probabilistic reasoning by neurons."
Yang T, Shadlen MN. (2007.) Nature 447(7148):1075-80.

Jane will also present supporting portions of this article:
"Synaptic computation underlying probabilistic inference."
Soltani A & Wang XJ. (2010). Nat. Neurosci. 13(1):112-9.

March 17, 2010
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Liana Merrill
"Chronic exposure to anabolic androgenic steroids alters neuronal function in the mammalian forebrain via androgen receptor- and estrogen receptor-mediated mechanisms."
Penatti et al. (2009). J. Neurosci. 29(40):12484-12496.

March 31, 2010
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Greg Lieberman
"A neural model of how the brain computes heading from optic flow in realistic scenes."
Browning NA et al. (2009). Cognitive Psychology, 59(4):320-356.

April 7, 2010
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

JOURNAL CLUB MOVED TO FRIDAY APRIL 9 due to a special Neuroscience Seminar with Dr. Brad Hyman at noon in MedEd 200, "The Kinetics of Alzheimer’s Disease."


April 9, 2010
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Jill Hoffman
"Amygdala damage eliminates monetary loss aversion."
De Martino B et al. (2010). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 107(8):3788-92.
April 14, 2010
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Michelle McNamara
"A voice region in the monkey brain."
Petkov CI et al. (2008). Nature Neuroscience. 11(3):367-74.

2008 - 2009

Diseases of the Nervous System (topic guidelines PDF).
Student coordinators: Lauren Arms and Jill Hoffman.

Fall Semester 2008

 

September 4, 2008
12:00-1:00 pm
Given C443
Introductory meeting
September 18, 2008
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Derek Strong - Dissertation Research Update*
"Ulcer-mediated injury and adaptation in enteric neural circuitry."
*Students who have proposed their dissertation research more than a year ago will present a dissertation research update instead of presenting a journal article.
October 16 , 2008
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Nathan Jebbett (Tourette's Syndrome)
"Neural correlates of tic severity and cognitive control in children with Tourette syndrome."
Baym CL, Corbett BA, Wright SB, Bunge SA. (2008). Brain, 131(Pt 1):165-79.

October 30, 2008
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300

Issei Shimada (Multiple Sclerosis)
"Age-dependent epigenetic control of differentiation inhibitors is critical for remyelination efficiency."
Shen S, Sandoval J, Swiss VA, Li J, Dupree J, Franklin RJM & Casaccia-Bonnefil P. (2008). Nature Neuroscience, 11, 1024 - 1034.

December 4 , 2008
12:00-1:00 pm
Given C443

Greg Engel (Obsessive Complusive Disorder)
"The major symptom dimensions of obsessive-compulsive disorder are mediated by partially distinct neural systems."
van den Heuvel OA, Remijnse PL, Mataix-Cols D, Vrenken H, Groenewegen HJ, Uylings HB, van Balkom AJ, Veltman DJ. Brain Advance Access published on October 24, 2008, DOI 10.1093/brain/awn267.

Spring Semester 2009

 
January 20, 2009
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

CANCELLED Rachael Hannah's Dissertation proposal is postponed until 2/17/09

 

January 27, 2009
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Simone Otto - (Epilepsy)
"Reduced Spike-Timing Reliability Correlates with the Emergence of Fast Ripples in the Rat Epileptic Hippocampus."
Foffani, Uzcategui, Gal, and Menendez de la Prida. (2007) Neuron, 55(6):930-941.

February 3, 2009
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300

Michael Williams - (Fatal Familial Insomnia)
"Mutant Prion Protein Expression Causes Motor and Memory Deficits and Abnormal Sleep Patterns in a Transgenic Mouse Model."
Dossena S, Imeri L, Mangieri M, Garofoli A, Ferrari L, Senatore A, Restelli E, Balducci C, Fiordaliso F, Salio M, Bianchi S, Fioriti L, Morbin M, Pincherle A, Marcon G, Villani F, Carli M, Tagliavini F, Forloni G, Chiesa R. (2008.) Neuron, 60(4):598–609.

 

February 10 , 2009
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Greg Lieberman (Huntington's Disease)
"A function of huntingtin in guanine nucleotide exchange on Rab11."
Li X, Sappa E, Valenciaa A, Kegela KB, Qina Z-H, Alexandera J, Massoa N, Reevesa P, Ritcha JJ, Zeitlinc S, Aroninb N and DiFigliaa M. (2008). Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience Neuroreport, 19(16):1643-1647.

 

February 17, 2009
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

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"

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

 

February 24, 2009
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Jill Hoffman - (Childhood Obesity)
"Maternal high-fat diet and fetal programming: increased proliferation of hypothalamic peptide-producing neurons that increase risk for overeating and obesity."
Chang GQ, Gaysinskaya V, Karatayev O, Leibowitz SF. (2008). J Neurosci. 28(46):12107-19.

 

March 3, 2009
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Patrick Long (Parkinson's Disease)
"Neurodegeneration and Motor Dysfunction in a Conditional Model of Parkinson’s Disease."
Nuber S, Petrasch-Parwez E, Winner B, Winkler J, von Horsten S, Schmidt T, Boy J, Kuhn M, Nguyen HP, Teismann P, Schulz JB, Neumann M, Pichler BJ, Reischl G, Holzmann C, Schmitt I, Bornemann A, Kuhn W, Zimmermann F, Servadio A, Riess O. (2008). J Neurosci 28(10):2471-2484.

 

March 10, 2009
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300

Vanessa Ochoa (Schizophrenia)
"Disrupted-In-Schizophrenia 1 regulates integration of newly generated neurons in the adult brain."
Duan X, Chang JH, Ge S, Faulkner RL, Kim JY, Kitabatake Y, Liu XB, Yang CH, Jordan JD, Ma DK, Liu CY, Ganesan S, Cheng HJ, Ming GL, Lu B, Song H. (2007). Cell 130(6):1146-58.

March 24, 2009
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

John DeWitt (Guillain Barre)
"A novel myelin P0–specific T cell receptor transgenic mouse develops a fulminant autoimmune peripheral neuropathy."
Louvet C, Kabre BG, Davini DW, Martinier N, Su MA, DeVoss JJ, Rosenthal WL, Anderson MS, Bour-Jordan H, and Bluestone JA. (2009). J. Exp. Med. [Epub ahead of print, Feb 16, 2009]

March 31, 2009
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Kim Albert (Alzheimer’s disease)
"apoE isoform–specificdisruption of amyloid β peptide clearance from mouse brain."
Deane R, Sagare A, Hamm K, Parisi M, Lane S, Finn MB, Holtzman DM, and Zlokovic BV. (2008). J. Clin. Invest. 118(12):4002–4013.

April 7, 2009
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Carolyn Roman (Glioblastoma)
"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."
Kargiotis O, Chetty C, Gondi CS, Tsung AJ, Dinh DH, Gujrati M, Lakka SS, Kyritsis AP and Rao JS. (2008). Oncogene 27(35)4830-4840.

April 14, 2009
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300

Lauren Arms (Anxiety)
"KAP1-Mediated Epigenetic Repression in the Forebrain Modulates Behavioral Vulnerability to Stress."
Jakobsson1 J, Cordero MI, Bisaz R, Groner AC, Busskamp V, Bensadoun JC, Cammas F, Losson R, Mansuy IM, Sandi C, and Trono D. (2008). Neuron 60(5):818-831.

April 21, 2009
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Sarah Corey (Neuro - AIDS)
"Human immunodeficiency virus-1/surface glycoprotein 120 induces apoptosis through RNA-activated protein kinase signaling in neurons."
Alirezaei M, Watry DD, Flynn CF, Kiosses WB, Masliah E, Williams BR, Kaul M, Lipton SA, Fox HS. (2007). J. Neurosci. 27(41):11047-55.
April 28, 2009
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Julia Knight (Bipolar Disorder)
"The Role of Hippocampal GluR1 and GluR2 Receptors in Manic-Like Behavior."
Du J, Creson TK, Wu L-J, Ren M, Gray NA, Falke C, Wei Y, Wang Y, Blumenthal R, Machado-Vieira R, Yuan P, Chen G, Zhuo M, and Manji HK. (2008). J Neurosci 28(1):68-79.

 

May 5, 2009
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Megan Doczi - Dissertation Update*
"A C-terminal PDZ binding motif contributes to Golgi Localization and Function of the Kv1.3 Potassium Channel"
February 12, 2008
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Simone Otto
"In vivo simultaneous tracing and Ca2+ imaging of local neuronal circuits."
Nagayama et al. (2007). Neuron, 53(6), 789–803.

Spring Semester 2008

This year's topic: Techniques in Neuroscience. Students will select recent papers (2006–2008) and present them with an emphasis on explaining the techniques used in that paper--i.e., a thorough discussion of the theory underlying the experimental methods and any alternative methods that were used, or could have been used. Students may choose to present papers that showcase an "emerging technique" in neuroscience. Student coordinators: Megan Doczi and Derek Strong.
February 12, 2008
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Simone Otto
"In vivo simultaneous tracing and Ca2+ imaging of local neuronal circuits."
Nagayama et al. (2007). Neuron, 53(6), 789–803.
February 19, 2008
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Jill Hoffman
"Transgenic strategies for combinatorial expression of fluorescent proteins in the nervous system."
Livet et al. (2007). Nature, 450(7166), 56–62.
March 4, 2008
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Michael Williams
"Diffusion tensor imaging reliably detects experimental traumatic axonal injury and indicates approximate time of injury."
Mac Donald et al. (2007). J. Neurosci, 27(44), 11869–11876.
March 11, 2008
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
March 18, 2008
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300

Julia Cambron
"Diffusional Trapping of GluR1 AMPA Receptors by Input-Specific Synaptic Activity."
Ehlers M et al. (2007). Neuron, 54(3), 447–460.

March 25, 2008
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Greg Lieberman
"Neuronal ensemble control of prosthetic devices by a human with tetraplegia."
Hochberg LR et al. (2006). Nature, 442(7099), 164–171.

Supplement review article:
"Assistive technology and robotic control using motor cortex ensemble-based neural interface systems in humans with tetraplegia."
Donoghue JP et al. (2007). J Physiol , 579(Pt 3), 603–11.

 

April 1, 2008
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Nathan Jebbett - POSTPONED! - May 13, 2008
"Transgenic inhibition of synaptic transmission reveals role of CA3 output in hippocampal learning."
Nakashiba T et al. (2008). Science, 319(5867), 1260–1264.

 

April 8, 2008
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 200

Joe Cheung
"Behavioural improvements with thalamic stimulation after severe traumatic brain injury."
Schiff et al. (2007). Nature, 448(7153), 600–603.

 

April 15, 2008
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Megan Doczi
Thesis Research Update*: "Expression, Function, and Modulation of Kv1.3 in Postganglionic Sympathetic Neurons."
April 22, 2008
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300

Sarah Corey
"Localized and non-contact mechanical stimulation of dorsal root ganglion sensory neurons using scanning ion conductance microscopy."
Sánchez et al. (2007). J. Neurosci Methods, 159(1), 26–34.

May 13, 2008
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Nathan Jebbett
"Transgenic inhibition of synaptic transmission reveals role of CA3 output in hippocampal learning."
Nakashiba T et al. (2008). Science, 319(5867), 1260–1264.

Fall Semester 2007

This year's topic: Techniques in Neuroscience. Students will select recent papers (2006–2008) and present them with an emphasis on explaining the techniques used in that paper--i.e., a thorough discussion of the theory underlying the experimental methods and any alternative methods that were used, or could have been used. Students may choose to present papers that showcase an "emerging technique" in neuroscience. Student coordinators: Megan Doczi and Derek Strong.
September 13, 2007
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Derek Strong
"Remote Control of Neuronal Activity with a Light-Gated Glutamate Receptor."
Szobota et al. (2007). Neuron, 54(4):535-545.
September 20, 2007
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Rachael Hannah
"Calcium Green FlAsH as a genetically targeted small-molecule calcium indicator."
Tour et al. (2007). Nature Chemical Biology, 3:423-431.

September 27, 2007
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300

Issei Shimada
"Transvascular delivery of small interfering RNA to the central nervous system."
Kumar et al. (2007). Nature. 448(7149):39-43.

October 25, 2007
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Anton Delwig
Thesis Research Update*: "Regulation of Notch Signaling."

November 15, 2007
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300

Lauren Arms
"In Vivo Light-Induced Activation of Neural Circuitry in Transgenic Mice Expressing Channelrhodopsin-2."
Arenkiel et al. (2007). Neuron, 54(2), 205–218.

December 13, 2007
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Mary Beth Klinger
Thesis Research Update*: "p75NTR expression and function in urinary bladder reflex pathways."

Spring Semester 2007

This semester's topic: Present a paper that has the most impact on neuroscience this year. Student coordinator: Issei Shimada
January 16, 2007
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Issei Shimada
"Circannual control of hibernation by HP complex in the brain."
Kondo N et al. (2006). Cell, 125(1):161-172.

January 23, 2007
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400
Derek Strong
"Genome-wide atlas of gene expression in the adult mouse brain."
Lein ES et al. (2007). Nature, 445:168-176.
Plus supporting material.
January 30, 2007
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Megan Doczi
"An SCN9A channelopathy causes congenital inability to experience pain."
Cox JJ et al. (2006). Nature, 444(7121):894-898.

Plus supplementary material.

February 6, 2007
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 300
Mary Beth Klinger
"Selective enrichment of DJ-1 protein in primate striatal neuronal processes: implications for Parkinson's disease."
Olzmann JA et al. (2007). J Comp Neurol., 500(3):585-99.

February 13, 2007
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Jill Hoffman
"Deletion of the background potassium channel TREK-1 results in a depression-resistant phenotype."
Heurteaux C et al. (2006). Nature Neuroscience. 9(9):1134-41.

Plus supplementary material: Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Fig. 3, Fig. 4, and note.

February 20, 2007
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400
Joseph Cheung
"Learning Decreases Aβ*56 and Tau Pathology and Ameliorates Behavioral Decline in 3xTg-AD Mice."
Billings LM et al. (2007). J Neurosci, 27(4):751-761.
February 27, 2007
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400
Simone Otto
"Target-induced transcriptional control of dendritic patterning and connectivity in motor neurons by the ETS gene Pea3."
Vrieseling E & Arber S. (2006). Cell, 127(7):1439-52.

March 6, 2007
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400

Ben Bakondi
"Reversal of neurological defects in a mouse model of Rett syndrome.”
Guy J et al. (2007). Science, 315(5815):1143-7.

March 13, 2007
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400
Rachael Hannah
"Glutamate exocytosis from astrocytes controls synaptic strength."
Jourdain P et al. (2007). Nature Neuroscience, 10(3):331-339.
March 20, 2007
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400
April 3, 2007
12:30-1:30 pm
HSRF 400
Anton Delwig
"Wiring optimization can relate neuronal structure and function."
Chen, BL et al. (2006.) PNAS, 103(12):4723-4728.
April 10, 2007
12:30-1:30 pm
Given C443

Lauren Arms
"Glioma stem cells promote radioresistance by preferential activation of the DNA damage response."
Bao S et al. (2006). Nature, 444, 756-760.

Plus supplementary notes, methods, and figure legend text.

Fall Semester 2006

September 21, 2006
10:30-11:30 am
HSRF 400

Mary Beth Klinger
"The neural bases of momentary lapses in attention"
D H Weissman, et al., Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 9(7), July 2006

September 26, 2006
1:30-2:30 pm
HSRF 400
Issei Shimada
"Newly expressed SUR1-regulated NCCa-ATP channel mediates cerebral edema after ischemic stroke"
Simard JM et al., Nature Medicine, 12(4):433-440, 2006
October 3, 2006
1:30-2:30 pm
HSRF 300
Rachael Hannah
"Neural systems supporting interoceptive awareness"
Critchley HD et al., Nature Neuroscience, 7(2):189-195, 2004
October 10, 2006
1:30-2:30 pm
HSRF 400
Megan Doczi
“Cleavage at the Caspase-6 Site Is Required for Neuronal Dysfunction and Degeneration Due to Mutant Huntingtin”
Graham RK et al., Cell, 125:1179-1191, June 16, 2006
October 24, 2006
1:30-2:30 pm
HSRF 400
Derek Strong
“High gamma power is phase-locked to theta oscillations in human neocortex”
Canolty RT et al. (2006). Science, 313(5793):1626-1628>

October 31, 2006
1:30-2:30 pm
HSRF 400
Ben Bakondi
"Expression of the immune-tolerogenic major histocompatibility molecule HLA-G in multiple sclerosis: Implications for CNS immunity"
Wiendl H et al. (2005). Brain, 128:2689-2704
November 7, 2006
1:30-2:30 pm
HSRF 300

Eric Krauter
Synapse formation and function is modulated by the amyloid precursor protein.
Priller C et al. (2006). The Journal of Neuroscience, 26(27):7212-7221.

November 14, 2006
1:30-2:30 pm
HSRF 300
Joe Cheung
Transgenic mice with a reduced core body temperature have an increased life span.
Conti B et al. (2006). Science, 314:825-828.


November 21, 2006
1:30-2:30 pm
HSRF 400

Anton Delwig
Multiplexing using synchrony in the zebrafish olfactory bulb.
Friedrich et al. (2004). Nature Neuroscience, 7(8):862-871.

 

Current semester schedule and articles

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