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Neuroscience Seminar Series

Seminars are presented August - April each academic year. NGP students select and host four guest speakers; other guest speakers are hosted by NGP faculty. The seminar series also features NGP faculty and students.

Except as noted in red, seminars are now in hybrid mode – in-person in MSB 4051 and also by Zoom:

meeting ID 984 7690 7620 / passcode ngpsem / meeting link


August 25, 2022Mary Beth Genter, PhD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Intranasal (IN) drug delivery: IN carnosine in the Thy1-aSyn mouse model of Parkinson's disease
September 1, 2022Elliott Robinson, MD, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Ventral striatal dopamine encodes unique properties of visual stimuli in mice
September 8, 2022Matthew Robson, PhD
University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy
Dazed and confused: alterations in 5-HT signaling following blast-induced traumatic brain injury
September 15, 2022 — Zoom onlyMichael Hawrylycz, PhD
Allen Institute for Brain Science
Advancing open neuroscience: data, tools, and resources at the Allen Institute for Brain Science
September 22, 2022Susan Sangha, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Using learned safety cues to map the behavioral and circuit mechanisms of fear regulation
September 29, 2022Jaclyn Schwarz, PhD
University of Delaware
Effect of early-life immune activation on the ontogeny of learning: importance for understanding the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders
October 13, 2022Emma Parkins
Neuroscience Graduate Program
MicroRNA-mediated regulation of excitatory synapses
October 20, 2022Alicia Bedolla
Neuroscience Graduate Program

Shelby Hetzer
Neuroscience Graduate Program
Straight to the source: CNS TGF-β ligand shared by neighborly microgli 

Untangling oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress after traumatic optic nerve injury
October 27, 2022Houda Nashawi
Neuroscience Graduate Program

Julia Hoyda
Neuroscience Graduate Program
Microcircuits of the basolateral amygdala: a possible role in resilience to stress 

Resting-state functional connectivity relates to structural and pragmatic language skills in school-age children
November 3, 2022Matthew Weston, PhD
Virginia Tech
Synaptic mechanisms underlying network hyperexcitability in seizure disorders caused by mTOR hyperactivation
December 1, 2022Feni Kadakia
Neuroscience Graduate Program

Emily Allgire
Neuroscience Graduate Program
The posterior insula enhances sensory and affective pain-related behavior 

Lung-to-brain communication: IL-17a in allergies
January 12, 2023Laura Maile
Neuroscience Graduate Program

Andrew Gaulden
Neuroscience Graduate Program
Understanding the role of prelimbic circuitry in chronic unpredictable stress-induced nociceptive hypersensitivity 

Stress escalation in cocaine self-administration is modulated by sex and endocannabinoid signaling
January 19, 2023Ian Walling
Neuroscience Graduate Program

Faith Best
Neuroscience Graduate Program
Stimulating breathing through locomotor circuits 

Cognition and behavior in a model of induced cortical spreading depolarizations after traumatic brain injury
January 26, 2023Xiaowei Hou, PhD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Structural studies reveal insights into CRAC channel activation
February 2, 2023Amanda McGann
Neuroscience Graduate Program
The effect of antagonism of miR-324-5p on epileptogenesis
February 9, 2023Sofia Gonzalez
Neuroscience Graduate Program

Taylor Zuleger
Neuroscience Graduate Program
Ventral striatal dopamine encodes unique properties of visual stimuli in mice 

The effects of repetitive head impact exposure on functional brain activity for motor control
February 16, 2023Lindsay DeBiase, PhD
University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine
Midbrain microglia: unique cell phenotypes and their influence on neuronal health and function
February 23, 2023Ivanka Rainer
Neuroscience Graduate Program

Patrick Woller
Neuroscience Graduate Program
Food mediated stress relief and the endocannabinoid system 

Altered PI3K/mTOR signaling within the forebrain leads to respiratory deficits and SUDEP
March 2, 2023Allan Gulledge, PhD
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College
Cholinergic modulation selectively drives corticofugal networks in the prefrontal cortex
March 9, 2023Jordan McCall, PhD, MPH
Washington University
Endogenous opioid regulation of locus coeruleus-mediated analgesia
March 23, 2023Trent Watkins, PhD
University of California at San Francisco
Harnessing intrinsic transcriptional programs for CNS neuroprotection and repair
April 6, 2023Meaghan Creed, PhD
Washington University
Non-canonical ventral pallidal neurons and their role in reward processing
April 13, 2023Meranda Quijas
Neuroscience Graduate Program

Aleksandr Taranov
Neuroscience Graduate Program
Sex-specific role of RNA-binding protein AUF1 on prolonged hypersensitivity after repetitive ischemia with reperfusion injury 

Exploring the role of the choroid plexus and cerebrospinal fluid in normal aging and Alzheimer's disease
April 20, 2023Judy Yoo
Neuroscience Graduate Program

Austin Drake
Neuroscience Graduate Program
Early-life iron deficiency persistently alters nociception 

Regulation of epileptogenesis by hippocampal somatostatin interneurons in a model of mTORopathies
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