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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.

 

Fall Semester 2021
DateSpeaker, Title

September 8, 2021
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300

Organizational Meeting - Pizza Lunch
September 15, 2021
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300
 
 
September 22, 2021
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 200

Callum M.P. Thomas
"Providing Context for Behavior: The Roles of the Prelimbic Cortex and Ventral Hippocampus"
(Twining RC, Lepak K, Kirry AJ, Gilmartin MR. (2020). "Ventral Hippocampal Input to the Prelimbic Cortex Dissociates the Context from the Cue Association in Trace Fear Memory." J Neurosci.)

September 29, 2021
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300
Montana Kay Lara
"Spike and wave: currents in genetic and network-based approaches"
October 6, 2021
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300

Theresa Legan
“Use of Tryptophan Synthesizing Bacteria to Enhance Intestinal Serotonin Signaling and Motility”

October 13, 2021
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300

Jeff Brabec
Dissertation Update: "Doctor Alzheimer in the Multi-network of AD: Discovering Functional Genetic Associations to AD Through a Multi-Network Re-Prioritization Approach"

October 20, 2021
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300

Amanda Sidwell
"The dynamic range of calcium signaling events in cerebral capillary endothelial cells"
(Longden TA, Mughal A, Hennig GW, et al. (2021) "Local IP3 receptor-mediated Ca2+ signals compound to direct blood flow in brain capillaries." Sci Adv.)

October 27, 2021
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300

Harrison Hsiang
Dissertation update: "NGF Signaling in Urinary Bladder Dysfunction with Cyclophosphamide-Induced Cystitis"
(Khodorova et al. 2013 and 2017)

November 3, 2021
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 200
Nick Fontaine
“Cellular and Behavioral Roles of TMEM16A in the Medial Habenula"
(Cho, C., Lee, S., Kim, A., Yarishkin, O., Ryoo, K., Lee, Y., Jung, H., Yang, E., Lee, D. Y., Lee, B., Kim, H., Oh, U., Im, H., Hwang, E. M., & Park, J. (2020). "TMEM16A expression in cholinergic neurons of the medial habenula mediates anxiety‐related behaviors." EMBO Reports)
November 10, 2021
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300
Society for Neuroscience Conference - No Journal Club
November 17, 2021
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300

Abigail Testo
“Menopause and Memory: Reorganization of Functional Networks in Verbal Working Memory Circuitry in Early Midlife”

November 24, 2021
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300
Thanksgiving - No Journal Club
December 1, 2021
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 300
Pranav Mathkar
"Connecting the transcriptional dysregulation with synaptic transmission deficits in Huntington’s Disease using single-cell Patch-seq analysis"
(Paraskevopoulou, F., Parvizi, P., Senger, G., Tuncbag, N., Rosenmund, C., & Yildirim, F. (2021). Impaired inhibitory GABAergic synaptic transmission and transcription studied in single neurons by Patch-seq in Huntington's disease. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)
December 8, 2021
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 200
Dan Peipert
"Microglial control of astrocytes in response to microbial metabolites"
(Rothhammer, V., Borucki, D. M., Tjon, E. C., Takenaka, M. C., Chao, C. C., Ardura-Fabregat, A., de Lima, K. A., Gutiérrez-Vázquez, C., Hewson, P., Staszewski, O., Blain, M., Healy, L., Neziraj, T., Borio, M., Wheeler, M., Dragin, L. L., Laplaud, D. A., Antel, J., Alvarez, J. I., Prinz, M., … Quintana, F. J. (2018). Microglial control of astrocytes in response to microbial metabolites. Nature)
 
Spring Semester 2022
DateSpeaker/Title
January 12, 2022
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Jenan Husain
"High-fat diet worsens Alzheimer’s disease-related behavioral abnormalities and neuropathology"
(Bracko, O., Vinarcsik, L. K., Hernández, J. C. C., Ruiz-Uribe, N. E., Haft-Javaherian, M., Falkenhain, K., ... & Schaffer, C. B. (2020). High fat diet worsens Alzheimer’s disease-related behavioral abnormalities and neuropathology in APP/PS1 mice, but not by synergistically decreasing cerebral blood flow. Scientific reports, 10(1), 1-16..)

January 19, 2022
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
McKenna Perry
"Stroke Lesion Impact on Lower Limb Function"
(Frenkel-Toledo, S., Ofir-Geva, S., Mansano, L., Granot, O., and Soroker, N. (2021). Stroke lesion impact on lower limb function. From. Hum. Neurosci. 15:592975. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2021.592975)
January 26, 2022
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Joseph Charles
"Gamma rhythm communication between entorhinal cortex and dentate gurus neuronal assemblies"
February 2, 2022
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Ryan Hunt
"Tight junctions in the blood–brain barrier promote edema formation and infarct size in stroke – Ambivalent effects of sealing proteins"
(Winkler, L., Blasig, R., Breitkreuz-Korff, O., Berndt, P., Dithmer, S.,  Helms, H. C., Puchkov, D., Devraj, K., Kaya, M., Qin, Z., Liebner, S.,  Wolburg, H., Andjelkovic, A. V., Rex, A., Blasig, I. E., & Haseloff,  R. F. (2021). Tight junctions in the blood-brain barrier promote edema  formation and infarct size in stroke - Ambivalent effects of sealing  proteins. Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism : official  journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and  Metabolism, 41(1), 132–145.)
February 9, 2022
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Abigail Myers
"Electrogenetic cellular insulin release for real-time glycemic control in type 1 diabetic mice"
(Krawczyk K, Xue S, Buchmann P, Charpin-El-Hamri G, Saxena P, Hussherr MD, Shao J, Ye H, Xie M, Fussenegger M. Electrogenetic cellular insulin release for real-time glycemic control in type 1 diabetic mice. Science. 2020 May 29.)
February 23, 2022
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Jacob Kay
“Friends in Low Places: Metabolites of the Gut Microbiome in Stroke Recovery”
(Sadler, R., Cramer, J. V., Heindl, S., Kostidis, S., Betz, D., Zuurbier, K. R., Northoff, B. H., Heijink, M., Goldberg, M. P., Plautz, E. J., Roth, S., Malik, R., Dichgans, M., Holdt, L. M., Benakis, C., Giera, M., Stowe, A. M., & Liesz, A. (2019). Short-Chain Fatty Acids Improve Poststroke Recovery via Immunological Mechanisms. The Journal of Neuroscience, 40(5), 1162–1173.https://doi.org/10.1523/jneurosci.1359-19.2019)
March 2, 2022
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Clemens Probst
"A human brain vascular atlas reveals diverse mediators of Alzheimer’s risk"
Yang, Andrew C., et al. "A human brain vascular atlas reveals diverse mediators of Alzheimer’s risk." Nature (2022): 1-8.

March 9, 2022
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Lily Russo-Savage
"Prenatal Methadone Exposure Disrupts Behavioral Development and Alters Motor Neuron Intrinsic Properties and Local Circuitry"
(Grecco, G. G., Mork, B. E., Huang, J. Y., Metzger, C. E., Haggerty, D. L., Reeves, K. C., Gao, Y., Hoffman, H., Katner, S. N., Masters, A. R., Morris, C. W., Newell, E. A., Engleman, E. A., Baucum, A. J., Kim, J., Yamamoto, B. K., Allen, M. R., Wu, Y. C., Lu, H. C., . . . Atwood, B. K. (2021). Prenatal methadone exposure disrupts behavioral development and alters motor neuron intrinsic properties and local circuitry. Elife, 10.)
March 16, 2022
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Melissa Boucher
"The role of a parabrachial nucleus (PBN) to bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) circuit in anxiety-like behavior"
(Jaramillo, A. A., Williford, K. M., Marshall, C., Winder, D. G., & Centanni, S. W. (2020). BNST transient activity associates with approach behavior in a stressful environment and is modulated by the parabrachial nucleus. Neurobiology of stress, 13, 100247).
March 23, 2022
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Erin Cullen
"Mechanisms of seizure in Pten loss-induced mTOR pathway disruption"
March 30, 2022
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400
Rotation presentations
Joe, Ryan, Abigail

April 6, 2022 - POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE TBA
12:00-1:00 pm
HSRF 400

Rotation presentations
Jacob, Clemens, Lily