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Research Seminars & Lectures

April 21, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Issue #9 - 2014

MONDAY, April 21, 2014

11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Gonda First Floor Conference Room, 1357
No Human Genetics Seminar.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, C-128 RNRC
No Alzheimer’s Disease Research Forum [ADRF].

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014

11:00 am –12:00 pm - Semel Institute (NPI) Auditorium, Room C8-183
Consciousness and Disorders of Consciousness: The Study of Traumatic Brain Injury
Martin Monti, Departments of Psychology, and Neurosurgery
(The Richard Rosen Memorial Lecture --Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior Grand Rounds)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium
Astrocyte Regulation of Neuronal Glutamate Receptors
Nicola J. Allen, Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, La Jolla, California
(Joint Seminars in Neuroscience)

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014

9:00 am – 10:00 am, Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium
Congenital Muscular Dystrophies: From Rags to Riches
Carsten Bonneman, Senior Investigator, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
(Neurology Grand Rounds)

THURSDAY, April 24, 2014

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Gonda First Floor Conference Room, 1357
No Integrative Center for Neurogenetics Seminar.

4:00 - 5:00 pm, Boyer Hall, Room 159/173
Damage Control: Role of PINK1, Parkin and Mitochondrial Autophagy in Parkinson’s Disease
Richard J. Youle, Biochemistry Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
(Molecular Biology Institute Thursday Seminar)

FRIDAY, April 25, 2014

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Gonda First Floor Conference Room, 1357
Engineering AAV For More Efficient and Widespread Gene Delivery to the CNS
Benjamin E. Deverman, Patterson Laboratory, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
(Training Program in Neural Repair Seminar)

MONDAY, April 28, 2014

11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Gonda First Floor Conference Room, 1357
Transcriptional Organization of Mammalian Pre-Implantation Embryos and Pluripotent Stem Cells
Kevin Huang, Department of Human Genetics, UCLA
(Human Genetics Seminar)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, C-128 RNRC
No Alzheimer’s Disease Research Forum -[ADRF] - American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.

TUESDAY, April 29, 2014

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Semel Institute (NPI) Auditorium, Room C8-183
Palliative Sedation, “Rational Suicide” and Mental Health Practitioners
Thomas Strouse, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry; Medical Director, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, UCLA
(Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior Grand Rounds)

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium
Dendrites: From Form to Function
Yuh Nung Jan, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco
(Joint Seminars in Neuroscience)

WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2014

9:00 am – 10:00 am, Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium
No Neurology Grand Rounds - American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.

THURSDAY, May 1, 2014, 2014

11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium, 132
Looking Inside the Adolescent Brain and Assessing the Impact of Perinatally Acquired HIV
Elizabeth R. Sowell, Director, Developmental Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory, Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Division of Research on Children, Youth and Families, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
(Brain Mapping Center Seminar)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Gonda First Floor Conference Room, 1357
An Editor's Perspective on Scientific Publishing
Laura Zahn, Senior Editor, Science
(Integrative Center for Neurogenetics Seminar)

4:00 - 5:00 pm, Boyer Hall, Room 159/173
Mechanisms of Mitosis and the Origins of Chromosomal Instability in Human Tumor Cells
Duane Compton, Department of Biochemistry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire
(Molecular Biology Institute Thursday Seminar)

FRIDAY, May 2, 2014

9:00 am – 10:00 am, Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium
Research on Social Attention and Reading: Implications for School Based Interventions for ASD
Peter Mundy, Director of Educational Research, UC Davis MIND Institute; Professor and Lisa Capps Chair for Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Education, UC Davis School of Education and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine; Professor and Director of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute; Visiting Professor, UCLA CART Spring 2014
(UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment {CART}Autism Affinity Group Lecture)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Gonda First Floor Conference Room, 1357
Redox Regulation of Stem Cells: From Autism to Glioblastoma
Harley Kornblum, Departments of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, and Pediatrics, UCLA
(Training Program in Neural Repair Seminar)

 

UCLA JOINT SEMINARS IN NEUROSCIENCE
WINTER QUARTER 2014

The Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium (NRB); Unless Indicated Otherwise,** 4:00 p.m. prompt

April 1, 2014
Charles H. (Tom) Sawyer Distinguished Lecture
DAVID CREWS, Ph.D.
(Host: Art Arnold and the LNE; arnold@ucla.edu)
Ashbel Smith Professor of Zoology and Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
“Sex, Nature and Nurture: Ancestral Exposure Modifies Sex Differences in Stress Reactivity”

April 8, 2014
AHMAD HARIRI, Ph.D.
(Hosts: Anne Andrews & Susan Bookheimer; aandrews@mednet.ucla.edu)
2000 Interdepartmental Graduate Program for Neuroscience UCLA Alumni
Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, and Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
“Above it All: Epigenetic Regulation of Behaviorally and Clinically Relevant Human Brain Function”

April 15, 2014
YI ZUO, Ph.D.
(Host: Carlos Portera-Cailliau; CPCailliau@mednet.ucla.edu)
Department of Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
“Synapse Reorganization in the Living Brain”

April 22, 2014
NICOLA J. ALLEN, Ph.D.
(Host: Baljit Khakh; bkhakh@mednet.ucla.edu)
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, La Jolla, California
“Astrocyte Regulation of Neuronal Glutamate Receptors”

April 29, 2014
YUH NUNG JAN, Ph.D.
(Host: Alvaro Sagasti; sagasti@mcdb.ucla.edu)
Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco
“Dendrites: From Form to Function”

May 6, 2014
LESLIE G. UNGERLEIDER, Ph.D.
(Host: Barbara Knowlton; Knowlton@psych.ucla.edu)
NIH Distinguished Investigator, Chief, Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland
The Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecture
“Functional Architecture of Face Processing in the Primate Brain”

May 13, 2014
DANA SMALL, Ph.D.
(Host: Amy Rowat; rowat@ucla.edu)
Departments of Psychiatry and of Psychology; The John B. Pierce Laboratory, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
“Creating Flavor Percepts and Preferences”

May 20, 2014
The 22nd Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture
SATORU MIURA, Ph.D.
(Host: Mike Levine; mlevine@mednet.ucla.edu)
Graduate, Department of Biological Chemistry Ph.D. Program, Zipurksy Lab, UCLA, 2013
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Scanziani Lab, HHMI, UCSD
“No Two Neurons Are the Same: Unique Identities for Neural Circuit Assembly”

May 27, 2014
LOREN FRANK, Ph.D.
(Host: Peyman Golshani; pgolshani@mednet.ucla.edu)
Center for Integrative Neuroscience and Department of Physiology, UCSF
“Neural Substrates of Memory and Decision Making”

June 3, 2014
The Brain Research Institute Twenty-Fifth Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture
ALCINO J. SILVA, Ph.D.
(Host: Chris Evans; cevans@ucla.edu)
Departments of Neurobiology, Psychiatry & Biological Sciences, and Psychology; Integrative Center for Learning & Memory, UCLA
“The Exciting Road from Mechanisms of Learning to the Treatment of Cognitive Disorders”

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