Seminar & Defense Schedule


For the most up-to-date Seminar Schedule  see the Calendar 

For the seminar archives, click the years listed below

08-09 | 09-10 | 10-11 | 11-12 | 12-13 | 13-14 | 14-15| 15-16 |16-17 | 17-18  | 18-19

Seminars are held on Tuesdays at noon in Med-Dent NE401 (The Pharmacology Library), unless otherwise noted.

July 13, 2017

Erika Raven
"Reproducibility And Use Of Myelin Imaging Methods For The Study Of Adolescent Brain Development"

1:00 PM - Research Building Auditorium
Mentors: John VanMeter and Jeff Duyn (NIH)

August 23, 2017

Carrie Leonard
"Distinct Roles for EphA7 Isoforms in Cortical Dendritic Elaboration and Synapse Formation"

11:00 AM - MedDent SW107
Mentor: Maria Donoghue

August 24, 2017

Valerie Darcey
"Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Adolescent Brain Development"

10:00 AM - MedDent SW107
Mentor: John VanMeter

August 29, 2017

Benson Stevens
"Genetic Influences of Dopamine and GABA on Adolescent Cognition"

1:00 PM - MedDent SW107
Mentor: John VanMeter

September 19, 2017

Veronica Tom, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
College of Medicine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Host: Nathan Neckel, PhD
Title:"Let’s not get too excited: the role of soluble TNFa in autonomic dysfunction"

September 21st

Summer Rozzi

"Mechanisms Of Tat Neurotoxicity:  The Role Of Mitochondria"
2:00 PM - MedDent NE401
Mentor: Italo Mocchetti

October 3, 2017

Ella Striem-Amit
Post-doctoral fellow in cognitive neuroscience at Harvard University

October 10, 2017

Scott Thompson, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology
University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Host: Kathy Conant, MD
Title:"Excitatory synapses get the blues: plasticity of excitatory synaptic transmission in the genesis and treatment of depression"

October 24, 2017

Kimberly Byrnes, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Physiology & Genetics
Uniformed Services University
Host: Mark Burns, PhD

October 31, 2017

Jyothi Arikkath, PhD
Assistant Professor, Developmental Neuroscience
Munroe-Meyer Institute, Durham Research Center II
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
Host: Italo Mocchetti, PhD
Title:"Cellular and molecular aberrations in autism and intellectual disability"

November 21, 2017

James Morris
Host: Adam Green

December 12, 2017

Drs. Colton and Vitek
Carol Colton: professor of Neurology at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Dr. Vitek: adjunct associate professor in neurology at Duke University 
Host: Kathy Maguire-Zeiss

January 9, 2018

Anjan Chatterjee
Host: Dr. Grzywacz

January 16, 2018

Mick Rugg, PhD
Distinguished Chair in Behavioral & Brain Sciences
Director, Center for Vital Longevity
University of Texas at Dallas
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Hosts: Max Riesenhuber, PhD & Alumit Ishai, PhD

January 23, 2018

Zderic/Van Batavia
Host: Stefano Vicini

February 20, 2018

Patel Ortinski
Host: Barry Wolfe

February 23, 2018

Scott Miles
"The Relationship Between The Perception Of Unexpected Harmonic Events And Preference In Music"

March 13, 2018

Maryam Faiz, PhD
Host: Sonia Villapol, PhD

March 20, 2018

Ann Ragin, PhD
Host: Xiong Jiang, PhD

March 27, 2018

Jeff Yau
Host: Max Riesenhuber

April 10, 2018

David Brody
Host: Mark Burns

April 17, 2018

Darcy Reisman
Host: Nate Neckel

May 1, 2018

Cameron Craddock
Host: John VanMeter

May 8, 2018

Beau Ances
Host: Xiong Jiang

May 14, 2018

Mackenzie Fama
"Studies Of The Subjective Experience Of Inner Speech In Aphasia"

1:30PM  - MedDent SW107

May 15, 2018

Lauren Dobbs
Host: John Partridge

May 22, 2018

Melissa Herman
Host: Bill Rebeck

June 13, 2018

Brittany Aguilar

12PM -  New Research Building Auditorium