Neuroscience Graduate Group Journal Club Papers

Journal Club meets at 3:00-4:30pm on Mondays in Barchi Library

Co-directors: D. Kacy Cullen, Ph.D (dkacy@mail.med.upenn.edu) and Marc Fuccillo, M.D., Ph.D. (fuccillo@mail.med.upenn.edu)

Course Description and Details

Note: Each presentation on Monday will be on the research papers related to thats week's MINS Seminar on Wednesday.

 

September 9, 2015
Dr. Gouping Feng, MIT
Dissecting synaptic and circuitry mechanisms of psychiatric disorders.
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Shank3 mutant mice display autistic-like behaviors and striatal dysfunction    

Imaging neural activity using Thy1-GCaMP Transgenic Mice

Genome-scale neurogenetics: methodology and meaning

 

September 23, 2015
Dr. Karel Svoboda,
HHMI

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September 30, 2015
Dr. Yasmin Hurd ,
Mt. Sinai Icahn SOM
Neurobiological pathways to addiction risk.
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Impaired periamygdaloid-cortex prodynorphin is characteristic of opiate addiction and depression

Trajectory of adolescent cannabis use on addiction vulnerability

Genome-Wide DNA Methylation Profiling Reveals Epigenetic Changes in the Rat Nucleus Accumbens Associated With Cross-Generational Effects of Adolescent THC Exposure

 

October 7, 2015
Dr. Adam Claridge-Chang, Duke NUS Singapore

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November 4, 2015
Dr. John Traynor,
University of Michigan

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November 18, 2015
Dr. Robert Froemke, NYU
“Oxytocin, excitatory-inhibitory balance, and social behavior”
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Plasticity of Cortical Excitatory-Inhibitory Balance

Inhibitory and Excitatory Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity in the Auditory Cortex

Oxytocin enables maternal behaviour by balancing cortical inhibition

 

January 20, 2016
Dr. Larry B. Cohen,

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February 3, 2016
Dr. Eric Nestler, Mt. Sinai

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February 10, 2016
Dr. Mala Murthy, Princeton University

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February 25, 2016
Dr. Ben Barres, Stanford University
What do reactive astrocytes do?
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March 2, 2016
Dr. Nicholas Ryba, NIH

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March 9, 2016
Dr. Beatrice Luna, University of Pittsburgh

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March 23, 2016
Dr. Andreas Tolias, Baylor College

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March 30, 2016
Dr. Peter Kalivas
, Medical University of South Carolina
"O'Brien Lecture"
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April 13, 2016
Dr. David Prober, Caltech

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April 20, 2016
Dr. Leonard Petrucelli, Mayo Clinic

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May 4, 2016
Dr. Thanos Siapas, Caltech

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May 11, 2016
Dr. Paul Phillips,
University of Washington

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May 18, 2016
Dr. Elizabeth Gould,
Princeton University

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May 25, 2016
Dr. Bo Li,
Cold Spring Harbor Labs

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