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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 (PDF).

Journal club is held in HSRF 400 unless otherwise noted below. Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00 pm

 

Fall Semester 2017
     

August 31, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Organizational Meeting  
September 7, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
   
September 14, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Example Journal Club - Amanda Hernan, PhD
"The Integration of the Persistence of Memory (from Dali to Tonegawa)"
(Kitamura, T., et al. (2017). "Engrams and circuits crucial for systems consolidation of a memory." Science 356(6333): 73-78.
 
September 21, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Roman Popov
"Elucidating the function of brain waves”
(Tzagarakis, C., Ince, N. F., Leuthold, A. C., & Pellizzer, G. (2010). "Beta-band activity during motor planning reflects response uncertainty". Journal of Neuroscience, 30(34), 11270-11277.)
Sean Flynn
September 28, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Riley St. Clair
"The role of phosphatases in Semaphorin signaling"
(Nakamura et al. (2017). "Protein tyrosine phosphatase δ mediates the sema3A-induced cortical basal dendritic arborization through the activation of Fyn tyrosine kinase". Journal of Neuroscience, 37(30): 7125-7139.)
Amanda Hernan
October 5, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Yu Han
"Killing an Innocent Man to Save Five Children? Looking into Moral Dilemmas through an fMRI Study"
(Hutcherson, C. A., et al. (2015). "Emotional and Utilitarian Appraisals of Moral Dilemmas Are Encoded in Separate Areas and Integrated in Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex." J Neurosci 35(36): 12593-12605.)
Sean Flynn
October 12, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
Given C443
Daniella Thorsdottir
"Just breathe, your C1s are here: The role of the RVLM in blood pressure regulation"
(Wenker, I. C., et al. (2017). “Blood Pressure Regulation by the Rostral Ventrolateral Medulla in Conscious Rats: Effects of Hypoxia, Hypercapnia, Baroreceptor Denervation, and Anesthesia”. Journal of Neuroscience 37(17): 4565-4583)
Amanda Hernan
October 19, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
Given C443
No Journal Club  
October 26, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
Given C443
Student-only lunch and discussion on Wellness in Grad School with Sean Flynn  
November 2, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
Given C443
Nicholas D'Alberto
"Stop It! SNRIs for Parkinson's? - Modeling the effects of Atomoxetine on the Parkinson's Disease brain"
Rae, C. L., et al. (2016). "Atomoxetine restores the response inhibition network in Parkinson's disease." Brain 139(Pt 8): 2235-2248.
Sean Flynn
November 9, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
Given C443
Pre SfN Poster Round-Robin  
November 16, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
Given C443
No Journal Club - SfN  
November 23, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
Given C443
No Journal Club - Thanksgiving  
November 30, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
Given C443
Megan Perkins
"Interesting Arrestins & their Accomplices: A Novel G-Protein Coupled Receptor Mediated Signaling Mechanism"
Eichel, K., et al. (2016). "β-Arrestin drives MAP kinase signalling from clathrin-coated structures after GPCR dissociation." Nature Cell Biology 18: 303.
Sean Flynn
December 7, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
Given C443
Megan Shipman
"How you expect when you're expecting: Basolateral Amygdala to Orbitofrontal Cortex Projections Enable Cue-Triggered Reward Expectations”
Lichtenberg, N. T., et al. (2017). "Basolateral Amygdala to Orbitofrontal Cortex Projections Ena-ble Cue-Triggered Reward Expectations." The Journal of Neuroscience 37(35): 8374-8384.
Amanda Hernan
Spring Semester 2018
     
January 16, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Katharine Tooke
"A SIRTified link between the immune system and spinal cord injury prognosis: How SIRT1 may attenuate inflammation after injury."
Chen, H., et al. (2017). "An Agonist of the Protective Factor SIRT1 Improves Functional Recovery and Promotes Neuronal Survival by Attenuating Inflammation after Spinal Cord Injury." The Journal of Neuroscience 37(11): 2916.
Sean Flynn
January 23, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Matt McCabe
"A Worm's Eye View of Network Control"
(Yan, G., et al. (2017). "Network control principles predict neuron function in the Caenorhabditis elegans connectome." Nature 550(7677): 519-523.)
Amanda Hernan
January 30, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 200
Patrick Mullen
"Regulating Proteostasis and Ribostasis in Neurons - A Matter of Life and Death"
(Bernabo, P., et al. (2017). "In Vivo Translatome Profiling in Spinal Muscular Atrophy Reveals a Role for SMN Protein in Ribosome Biology." Cell Rep 21(4): 953-965.)
Sean Flynn
February 6, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Nicholas Toker
“Wrap your brain around this – TMEM14B Induces Cortical Expansion and Folding in the Mouse Brain”
(Liu et al. (217). The Primate-Specific Gene TMEM14B Marks Outer Radial Glia Cells and Promotes Cortical Expansion and Folding. Cell Stem Cell, 21 (5), 635-649.)
Amanda Hernan
February 13, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300
Erin Cullen
"Not just neuron glue: two astrocytic SNARE proteins differentially modulate synaptic strength"
(Schwarz, Y., et al. (2017). "Astrocytes control synaptic strength by two distinct v-SNARE-dependent release pathways." Nat Neurosci 20(11): 1529-1539.)
Sean Flynn
February 20, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Harrison Hsiang
"Hippocampo-cortical coupling during sleep and other things I'll probably forget."
(Maingret et al. 2016. "Hippocampo-cortical coupling mediates memory consolidation during sleep." Nature Neuroscience 19: 959-964.)

Amanda Hernan
February 27, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Theresa Legan
"Arcuate neurons have a lot on their plate"
(Chen et al. 2015. "Sensory detection of food rapidly modulates arcuate feeding circuits." Cell 160(5): 829-841.)
Sean Flynn
March 6, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300
Callum Thomas Amanda Hernan
March 20, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 200
Willie Curry Sean Flynn
March 27, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300
Gregory Johnson Amanda Hernan
April 3, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
John McInnis Sean Flynn
April 10, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300
Lab Rotation Presentations (Cullen, Hsiang)  
April 17, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Lab Rotation Presentations (Legan, Thomas)  
April 24, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Mahafuza Aktar Amanda Hernan
May 1, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Adrian Dutkiewicz Sean Flynn
May 8, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300
Zhaojin (Scarlett) Li Amanda Hernan

 

2017-2018 NGP Journal Club

Faculty Coordinators:
Sean Flynn, PhD
Amanda Hernan, PhD

Student coordinators:
Willie Curry
Greg Johnson

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. Sean Flynn and Amanda Hernan to be excused.