Posts Tagged ‘neuroscience’

Behavioral Neuroscience hosts speaker Michael S. Fanselow, Ph.D., May 21

The Department of Behavioral Neuroscience continues its Joseph D. Matarazzo Lecture Series this spring with visiting scientist Michael S. Fanselow, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences UCLA Integrative Center for Learning & Memory. Dr. Fanselow will be discussing, “Neural Circuits that put Fear into Context,” which will explore the nature and function of fear, in particular, how fear is learned and how memories of that fear are stored in … Read More

Fourth Annual Jungers Center Symposium, May 8

The Fourth Annual Jungers Center Symposium, “New Imaging Technologies, New Insights Into the Brain,” will be taking place from 9 a..m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in the Doernbecher Vey Auditorium. This year’s speakers include: Jeff Lichtman, M.D., professor of molecular and cellular biology from Harvard University on “Using Connectomics to Reveal Circuit Motifs” Tim Holy, Ph.D., associate professor of anatomy and neurobiology from Washington University in St. Louis on “Getting a … Read More

NIDA’s Nora Volkow, MD, gives talk with OHSU faculty, April 26

The OHSU Brain Institute will be hosting a forum focused on “Exploring the horizon of addiction research and treatment.” Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) will be presenting along with our very own Dennis McCarty, PhD, professor, Public Health & Preventative Medicine, and William Hoffman, MD, PhD, associate professor, Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatry. This forum will be held in the OHSU Auditorium on Thursday, April 26 at 3:30 p.m. … Read More

CROET Lectures: Norbert O. Reich, Ph.D. and Orfeu M. Buxton, Ph.D.

The Center for Research on Occupational & Environmental Toxicology (CROET) is pleased to be hosting scientific presentations from two distinguished visiting scientists next week. Norbert O. Reich, Ph.D., Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara will speak on Monday, April 16 at noon in room 8B60 of the University Hospital. The subject of Dr. Reich’s presentation will be  “Protein traffic on DNA: The mechanism of processive DNA methylation and its importance … Read More

Advanced Light Microscopy Core workshops with ZEISS, April 24-26

The Advanced Light Microscopy Core at the Jungers Center and the Vollum Institute are hosting a free ZEISS-sponsored workshop aimed at educating scientists and students on the fundamentals of microscopy. This event includes a combination of lectures, hands-on labs, and purveying information applicable to microscope systems from all manufacturers. Tuesday, April 24 – Lectures in Vollum M1441 1:15–2 p.m.  Generating Publication Quality Images, Part 1: “Understanding Signal-to-Noise, Contrast Techniques, Illumination, Objectives and Sample Preparation” 2–3 … Read More

Scientific Innovations in Neuroscience, internal applications due May 11

The Brain Research Foundation (BRF) seeks senior faculty to apply for its Scientific Innovations Award in Neuroscience. The award of $75,000 per year for two years will support neuroscience projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. It is expected that investigations supported by these grants will result in major grant applications and significant publications in high impact journals. To be … Read More

OHSU researchers discover role of glial cells in regulating neuron development

OHSU researchers Jessica Martin, Ph.D., Alexandra Brown, and Agnieszka Balkowiec, M.D., Ph.D., principal investigator and associate professor of integrative biosciences in the School of Dentistry, have discovered the importance of glial cells in regulating the growth of brainstem neurons. Until now, glial cells had been thought to play a peripheral role in regulating the neurons that control blood pressure and breathing. This new research, published in Neuroscience, shows that glial cells actually play a significant … Read More

2012 Brain Awareness Lecture Series begins Feb. 20

“Big Issues and the Brain — The Brain and Society” is the theme for this year’s Brain Awareness Lecture Series, beginning February 20, 2012. Cutting edge neuroscientists and researchers will share their expertise on topics concerning the brain. The 2012 lineup is: Monday, February 20, 2012 – “Alzheimer’s and the brain: What can we do?” It’s true that we have no “cure” for Alzheimer’s, but Gary Small, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Director of the … Read More

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