Neuroscience Graduate Group Journal Club Papers

Journal Club meets Mondays from 12pm-1:30pm in Barchi Library.

Co-directors: Marc Fuccillo, M.D, Ph.D ( and Matt Kayser, M.D., Ph.D. (

Course Description and Details

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

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January 20, 2016
Dr. Larry B. Cohen,

Brian Salzberg

In Vivo functional properties of juxtaglomerular neurons in the mouse olfactory bulb

Monitoring brain activity with protein voltage and calcium sensors

Toward better genetically encoded sensors of membrane potential


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

Joe Zhou

b-catenin mediates stress resilience through Dicer1/microRNA regulation

Epigenetic Signaling in Psychiatric Disorders

ACF chromatin-remodeling complex mediates stress-induced depressive-like behavior


February 10, 2016
Dr. Mala Murthy, Princeton University

Maria Geffen

Abstract and Title

Dynamic sensory cues shape song structure in Drosophila

Connecting Neural Codes with Behavior in the Auditory System of Drosophila


February 25, 2016
Dr. Ben Barres, Stanford University
What do reactive astrocytes do?

Mentor: Erika Holzbaur

Astrocytes mediate synapse elimination through MEGF10 and MERTK pathways

A Dramatic Increase of C1q Protein in the CNS during Normal Aging

Do Glia drive synpatic and cognitive impairment in disease?

March 2, 2016
Dr. Nicholas Ryba, NIH

Mentor: Wenqin Luo


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

Maja Bucan

March 23, 2016
Dr. Andreas Tolias, Baylor College

John Dani


March 30, 2016
Dr. Peter Kalivas
, Medical University of South Carolina
"O'Brien Lecture"
Chris Pierce


April 13, 2016
Dr. David Prober, Caltech

Mentor: David Raizen

April 20, 2016
Dr. Leonard Petrucelli, Mayo Clinic

Mentor: Student Hosts

May 4, 2016
Dr. Thanos Siapas, Caltech

Mentor: John Dani

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

Mentor: Mariella De Biasi


May 18, 2016
Dr. Elizabeth Gould,
Princeton University

Mentor: Student Hosts


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

Mentor: Joe Zhou