Posts Tagged ‘neuroscience’

Neuroscience Graduate Program celebrates 20 years

A little over 20 years ago, Thomas Soderling, Ph.D., then a professor at Vanderbilt Medical School and an HHMI Investigator, moved across the country to become part of OHSU’s Vollum Institute. He was impressed by the caliber of research at the Vollum, but was surprised to find no Ph.D. program in neuroscience. After facing pushback from some department chairs, Dr. Soderling launched the Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) in 1992 with the help of Richard Goodman, … Read More

14th annual “Brain Awareness Season” lecture series kicks off Monday, Feb. 25

The OHSU Brain Institute is sponsoring its 14th annual Brain Awareness Season lecture series, one of the most popular neuroscience lecture series in the nation. This year’s series will include lectures on secrets to healthy aging, the subconscious mind, the cutting-edge science of how we see inside the brain, and a fascinating first-person look at nature versus nurture through the prism of neuroscience. All lectures will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Newmark … Read More

Upcoming Neuroscience Graduate Program thesis defenses

You’re invited to attend the following Neuroscience Graduate Program thesis defenses. All events are held in the Vollum Institute room M1441. Zev Einhorn “Rabconnectin3a promotes stable activity of the H+-pump on synaptic vesicles in hair cells” Friday, November 9, 2012 2:00pm Mentor: Teresa Nicolson, Ph.D. Isabelle Baconguis “Structural plasticity and dynamic selectivity of acid sensing ion channel toxin complexes” Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:00 p.m. Jeffrey Hubbard “Two spatially and temporally distinct sources of calcium … Read More

Monica Parker, MD: Increasing minority participation in research, June 1

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion is excited to host Monica Parker, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology from the Emory School of Medicine on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 2 p.m. in room B60 on the eighth floor of the University Hospital. Dr. Parker’s talk, “Meaningful Engagement: Increasing Minority Participation in Research in an Academic Health Center,” will address recruitment strategies to increase minority participation in neurologic research. For … Read More

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

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