Journal Club name: Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases (ARND) Journal Club
Research focus: Many Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases (ARND) share some common themes (late-in-life onset, stereotyped protein aggregation in stereotyped brain nuclei, tauopathies, etc.), but are ultimately quite distinct from one another. The goal of the ARND journal club is to bring together students, post-docs, and PIs from different disease backgrounds to help educate one another on the similarites and differences between these diseases. Classical ARND will be highlighted (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, ALS), but all ARND are open for discussion.
Interests: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, ALS, Other age-related neurodegenerative diseases.
Meeting days & time: Friday, Feb 1, 2013 (and every other week)
Meeting place: 215 Stemmler Hall
Journal Club name: Circuits Journal Club
Research focus: on all types of circuits existing within CNS. It will cover from basic microcircuitry of brain structures (i.e. CA1 hippocampus), all the way to large scale circuits seen in EEG/MEG. Of particular interest will be the rhythmic oscillations seen in and between brain structures in cognition, behavior & disease pathology (from addiction to fragile X) and the changes in circuitry that underlie them. Thus, the purpose of the journal club is to bridge the gap between basic ex-vivo/in-vitro work by studying papers that can help provide such context.
Contact: Russ Port (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting days & time: Begins January 11th, Friday from 4:30-6:30 (and every other week)
Meeting place:Barchi Library, 140 John Morgan Building
Journal Club name: Genetics, Behavior and Multimodal Neuroimaging Journal Club
Research focus:multimodal MRI human brain research and applications combining
MRI with genetic, neuropsychological and clinical data.
Contact: Stathis Gennatas (email@example.com)
Meeting days & time: http://pil.med.upenn.edu/gbmni
Meeting place:Gates Pavilion 10th floor conference room
Journal Club name: Systems Neuroscience
Research focus: Sensory neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, sensorimotor neuroscience and some computational neuroscience
Contact: Javier Medina(firstname.lastname@example.org; 8-2164) or Yale Cohen (email@example.com ; 8-7504 )
Meeting days & time: Wednesday from 9 - 10 AM
Meeting place: 215 Stemmler
Journal Club name: F.M. Kirby Center Research Club
Research focus: Retinal and macular degeneration, retinal differentiation, retinal physiology, genetic basis of retinal disease, gene therapy for ocular disease
Contact: Jean Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org; 8-0915)
Meeting days & time: Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m. (with some exceptions)
Meeting place: 301 Stellar-Chance Labs
Journal Club name: Neuroscience of Obesity
Research focus: feeding behavior, cell signaling, metabolism, animal models of obesity
This year we will continue our monthly group meeting with one major change. For the Fall semester, we will try a "traditional" journal club style instead of our usual data presentation format. 1 or 2 people from each lab will present papers on a subject of their choosing (within the realm of the neuroscience of obesity, feeding, metabolism, etc). We will meet on Fridays (see dates below) from noon-1pm. Pizza and soda will be provided by the lab responsible for the journal club on that date. I recommend no more than 2 papers so that we have adequate time for discussion. To make the most of this journal club, PLEASE read the papers prior to coming.
Jan. 21 - Sangwon Kim Lab
Feb. 18 - Bassil Kablaoui Lab
March 25 - Tracy Bale Lab
April 22 - Kendra Bence Lab
May 20 - Harvey Grill Lab
Contact: Kendra Bence (email@example.com; 6-2998)
Meeting days & time: Friday, noon – 1 p.m., once per month (Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 25, April 22, May 20)
Meeting place: Hill Pavilion room 111
Journal Club name: Excitatory and Inhibitory Neurotransmission Journal Club
Labs involved (though anyone is welcome to join): Porter, Lynch, Marsh and Robinson labs
Research focus: GABA and its receptors, Glutamate, its receptors and transporters and anything else related
Contact: Josh Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meeting days & time: 3:30 pm, the second Thursday of each month
Meeting place: Abramson 511
Journal Club name: Neuroinflammation and Neuroviorlogy
Research focus: Molecular and Cellular pathways to neurodegeneration in response to Viral Infection or inflammation: Roles for astrocytes, neurons and microglia.
Contact: Kelly Jordan-Sciutto, email@example.com, 215-898-4196
Meeting days & time: Thursday, 5 pm
Meeting place: Room 205 CRB
Food sometimes served
Journal Club Name: Epigenetics/Genetics Mouse Club
Research focus: Mouse club is a group of neuroscience and genetics labs that are interested in genes and epigenetics and their role in regulating behavior and development.
Contact: Tracy Bale (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dates/Times: 12PM, Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 14, April 4, April 25, May 9, May 30
Meeting Place: Barchi Library, 140 John Morgan Bldg.
Journal Club Name: Oxidative Stress Biology and Disease
Research focus: Oxidative and nitric oxide biochemistry and biology as they relate to disease. Emphasis in neurodegeneration and pathobiology of disease.
Contact: Cheryn Jarvisjarvis@email.chop.edu; Harry Ischiropoulosischirop@mail.med.upenn.edu
Dates/Times: 9:30 am second Tuesday of each month- September to June
Meeting Place: 411 Abramson Pediatric Research Center
Journal Club Name: Sleep Journal Club
Research focus: A student-run journal club focusing on recent publications related to sleep research.
Contact: Kim Halscheid; Kim.Halscheid@uphs.upenn.edu
Dates/Times: Fridays at noon
Meeting Place: 3624 Market Street, Suite 201(Conference Room)
Journal Club Name: Neuroeconomics
Research focus: Neuroscience of decision-making, with particular (but not exclusive) emphasis on reward-based decisions in humans
Contact: Stav Atir email@example.com; Joe Kable firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates/Times: noon, first Tuesday of each month
Meeting Place: C21 Solomon Lab Building (3720 Walnut St)
Journal Club Name: C. elegans Genetics & Physiology
Research focus: Neurophysiology, Ageing, behavior, channels, synapses
Contact: Todd Lamitina (email@example.com)
Dates/Times: Tuesday, 11 am
Meeting Place: Richards, A600
Journal Club Name: Circuit Neuroscience (Carlson)
Research focus: local inhibiton, synchronized firing, rhythmic oscillations, microcircuitry, synaptic physiology, computational modeling, etc
Dates/Times: Every Friday, 3PM
Meeting Place: CNB conference room on the second floor of TRL
Journal Club Name: Clock Journal Club
Contact: Dr. Jason DeBruyne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dates/Times: Tuesdays, 12PM
Meeting Place: 801 BRB