Neuroscience Graduate Group

MINS News – Week of January 6, 2013

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Dept. of Pharmacology
Monday Jan 6th
Dr. Catherine Christian, Stanford University
“The brain's little helper: Antiepileptic actions
of endozepines in the thalamus”
12:00pm, Rubenstein Aud, Smilow Center for Translational Research

PMI Seminar Series (Canceled)
Monday Jan 6th
Dr. Ram Dixit, Washington University in St. Louis
“Life inside a box: how the microtubule cytoskeleton
contributes to plant cell shape”
2pm, Austrian Auditorium, CRB

Dept. of Psychiatry
Treatment Research Ctr.
Monday Jan 6th
Dr. Mariella DeBiasi, UPenn, Dept. of Psychiatry
“Nicotimic receptors: Key players in mechanisms
of withdrawal from drugs of abuse”
3pm, 3900 Chestnut St., Main Conference Rm

Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Tuesday Jan 7th
Dr. Philippe Soriano, Mount Sinai SOM
“Adding phosphates: how to form a face”
12pm, Abramson Research Ctr., Conf. Rm. 123-ABC (1st Flr)
Lunch will be provided, Contact John Coulter at 215-590-7030

Dept. of Pharmacology
Monday Jan 13, 2014
Dr. Minae Niwa, John Hopkins University School of Medicine
“Developmental trajectories of dopaminergic
maturation and behavior in mental illness”
12:00pm, Rubenstein Aud. Smilow Center for Translational Research

Dept. of Psychiatry
Treatment Research Ctr.
Monday Jan 13th
Dr. Kyle Kampman, UPenn, Dept. of Psychiatry
“Update on medications for the
treatment of cocaine dependence”
3pm, 3900 Chestnut St., Main Conference Rm

Vision Seminar Series
Monday Jan 13th
Dr. James Fadool, Florida State Univ.
“Photoreceptor patterning in development and disease”
12:15pm, Barchi Library, 140 John Morgan Bldg.

IDDRC Seminar Series
Tuesday, Jan 14th
Dr. Thomas L. Schwarz, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Med Sch
“Regulating mitochondrial movement: why
it matters to neurons”
12pm, Abramson Research Ctr/CHOP, Conf. RM. 123-ABC

Physiology Seminar Series
Thursday Jan 16th
Dr. Gail Robertson, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
“TBA”
4pm, 4th Flr. Physiology Conf. RM, B400 Richards Bldg.
Contact: phys@mail.med.upenn.edu

Dept. of Psychiatry
Treatment Research Ctr.
Monday Jan 27th
Dr. Hallum Hurt, CHOP
“Exploring the effects of gestational cocaine
exposure on child outcome: A cautionary tale”
3pm, 3900 Chestnut St., Main Conference Rm

MINS Seminar Series
Wednesday Jan 29th
Dr. Allan Basbaum, Univ. of California (SF)
“Transplant-mediated repair of spinal cord
GABAergic circuitry to treat chronic pain”
4pm, 140 John Morgan Bldg

Physiology Seminar Series
Thursday Jan 30th
Dr. Andrew G. Dillin, Univ. of California, Berkeley
“TBA”
4pm, 4th Flr. Physiology Conf. RM, B400 Richards Bldg.
Contact: phys@mail.med.upenn.edu

Vision Seminar Series
Monday Feb 3rd
Dr. Jonathan Horton, Univ. of California, (SF)
“TBA”
12:15pm, Barchi Library, 140 John Morgan Bldg.

MINS Seminar Series
Wednesday Feb 5th
Dr. Miriam Goodman, Stanford Univ.
“TBA”
4pm, 140 John Morgan Bldg

MINS Seminar Series
Wednesday Feb 12th
Dr. Marina Picciotto, Yale Univ.
“Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors: distinct roles
in circuits mediating feeding behavior and mood”
4pm, 140 John Morgan Bldg

Vision Seminar Series
Monday Feb 17th
Dr. Brian Chow, UPenn
“TBA”
12:15pm, Barchi Library, 140 John Morgan Bldg.

MINS Seminar Series
Wednesday Feb 19th
Dr. Xinzhong Dong, Johns Hopkins Univ.
“TBA”
4pm, 140 John Morgan Bldg

17th Annual Elliott Lecture
Wednesday Feb 26th
Dr. Argye Hillis, Johns Hopkins Medicine
“Out of the silent hemisphere: impairments of
empathy and prosody after focal lesions”
12pm, UPHS Surgery Theatre Rm, Ground White



MINS Seminar Series
Wednesday Feb 26th
Dr. Nancy Kanwisher, MIT
“TBA”
4pm, 140 John Morgan Bldg

Vision Seminar Series
Monday Mar 3rd
Dr. Austin Roorda, Univ. of California, Berkeley
“TBA”
12:15pm, Barchi Library, 140 John Morgan Bldg.

MINS Seminar Series
Wednesday Mar 5th
Dr. Marcelo Wood, Univ. of California (Irvine)
“TBA”
4pm, 140 John Morgan Bldg

MINS Seminar Series
Wednesday Mar 12th
Dr. Leon Avery, Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
“Peptide hormone regulation of feeding in C elegans”
4pm, 140 John Morgan Bldg

Vision Seminar Series
Monday Mar 17th
Dr. Benjamin Kim, UPenn
“TBA”
12:15pm, Barchi Library, 140 John Morgan Bldg.

MINS Seminar Series
Wednesday Mar 19th
Dr. Vivian Budnik, Univ. of Massachusetts Med Sch
“TBA”
4pm, 140 John Morgan Bldg

Physiology Seminar Series
Thursday Mar 20th
Dr. David P. Corey, Harvard Med Sch
“TBA”
4pm, 4th Flr. Physiology Conf. RM, B400 Richards Bldg.
Contact: phys@mail.med.upenn.edu

MINS Seminar Series
Wednesday Mar 26th
Dr. Ana Maria Cuervo, Albert Einstein Col of Med
“Selective autophagy: cleaning neurons one protein at a time”
4pm, 140 John Morgan Bldg

Vision Seminar Series
Monday Mar 31st
Dr. Hendrikje Nienborg, Univ of Tübingen
“TBA”
12:15pm, Barchi Library, 140 John Morgan Bldg.

**SAVE THE DATE**
MINS 29th Annual Retreat
Wednesday Apr 2nd
Houston Hall

Physiology Seminar Series
Thursday Apr 3rd
Dr. Douglas A. Bayliss, Univ. of Virginia
“TBA”
4pm, 4th Flr. Physiology Conf. RM, B400 Richards Bldg.
Contact: phys@mail.med.upenn.edu

Vision Seminar Series
Monday Apr 7th
Dr. Michele Rucci, Boston Univ
“TBA”
12:15pm, Barchi Library, 140 John Morgan Bldg.

MINS Seminar Series
Wednesday Apr 9th
Dr. Marina Wolf, Rosalind Franklin Univ
“TBA”
4pm, 140 John Morgan Bldg

MINS Seminar Series
Wednesday Apr 16th
Dr. Elizabeth Buffalo, Emory Univ.
“TBA”
4pm, 140 John Morgan Bldg., Barchi Library

Vision Seminar Series
Monday Apr 28th
Dr. Daeyeol Lee, Yale Univ.
“TBA”
12:15pm, 140 John Morgan Bldg., Barchi Library

MINS Seminar Series
Wednesday Apr 30th
Dr. Fu-Ming Zhou, Univ. of Tennessee
“Dopamine, ion channels, basal ganglia and
Parkinson’s disease”
4pm, 140 John Morgan Bldg., Barchi Library

Physiology Seminar Series
Thursday May 1st
Dr. Indira M. Raman, Northwestern Univ
“TBA”
4pm, 4th Flr. Physiology Conf. RM, B400 Richards Bldg.
Contact: phys@mail.med.upenn.edu

MINS Seminar Series
Wednesday May 7th
Dr. Zhigang He, Harvard Univ.
“TBA”
4pm, 140 John Morgan Bldg

Vision Seminar Series
Monday May 12th
Dr. Budd Tucker, Univ. of Iowa
“TBA”
12:15pm, Barchi Library, 140 John Morgan Bldg.