Neuroscience Graduate Group Journal Club Papers

Journal Club meets Mondays from 3pm-4:30pm in Barchi Library.

Co-directors: Kacy Cullen, Ph.D ( and Sandra Maday., 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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Jan 18, 2017
Helen Scharfman

Student Host: Kait Folweiler

Paper 1: Aberrant hippocampal neurogenesis contributes to epilepsy and associated cognitive decline.

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Jan 25, 2017
Vikaas Sohal

Student Host: Felicia Davatolhagh

Paper 1
Paper 2


Feb 1, 2017
Thomas Hnasko

Host: John Dani

Paper 1: Ventral tegmental area glutamate neurons co-release GABA and promote positive reinforcement

Supplemental Materials

Feb 8, 2017
Chris Walsh

Host: Wade Berrettini

Paper 1: Evolutionarily Dynamic Alternative Splicing of GPR56 Regulates Regional Cerebral Cortical Patterning

Paper 2: Engineered LINE-1 retrotransposition in non-dividing human neurons

Feb 15, 2017
Marina Picciotto

Host: Chris Pierce

Nicotine-induced plasticity during development: Modulation of the cholinergic system and long-term consequences for circuits involved in attention and sensory processing

An epigenetic mechanism mediates developmental nicotine effects on neuronal structure and behavior


Feb 22, 2017
Subhojit Roy

Host: Sandra Maday

Paper 1
Paper 2

March 1, 2017
Mauro Costa-Mattioli

Host: John Dani

Paper 1
Paper 2

Mar 8, 2017
Christoph Kellendonk

Host: John Dani

Paper 1
Paper 2

Mar 15, 2017
Michael Higley

Host: Marc Fuccillo

Visual Representation During the Critical Period Enhances Layer 2/3 GABAergic Inhibition in Mouse V1

Compartmentalization of GABAergic inhibition by dendritic spines

Localized GABAergic inhibition of dendritic Ca(2+) signalling

Mar 22, 2017
Ian Maze

Host: Elizabeth Heller

Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3

Mar 29, 2017
Ardem Patapoutian

Host: Wenqin Luo

Paper 1
Paper 2
Paper 3

Apr 5, 2017
Mark Zylka

Hosts: Matt Kayser/Wenqin Luo

Paper 2: Identification of chemicals that mimic transcriptional changes associated with autism, brain aging and neurodegeneration

Apr 12, 2017
Jeremy Day

Host: Elizabeth Heller

Apr 19, 2017
Thomas Jhou

Host: Mariella De Biasi

Apr 26, 2017
James Tepper

Host: John Dani

Paper 1

May 3, 2017
William Catterall

Host: John Dani

May 17, 2017
Daphne Soares

Student Host: Hannah Shoenhard

May 24, 2017
Joseph Ecker

Host: Shelley Berger or Nancy Bonini