Society for Neuroscience Oregon/SW Washington Chapter

The Oregon/Southwest Washington Chapter is the local group affiliated with the Society for Neuroscience. Our goal is to be a networking resource for neuroscience students, postdoctoral scholars and faculty throughout the region. Our annual meeting in the spring brings together scientists to share projects, network with elected officials and government entities, and engage with colleagues from across the state.

Mini-symposium on Neurogenetics

11 a.m.     Mini-symposium Keynote: Suman Jayadev, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Washington
Neurogenetics from the clinic to the bench

12 noon     Soren Impey, PhD., Associate Scientist, Legacy Research Institute 
Novel activity- and seizure-regulated noncoding genes

12:30 p.m.     Lunch break

1 p.m.     Tamara J. Phillips, Ph.D., Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU
Neurogenetic analysis of differential susceptibility to methamphetamine intake

1:30 p.m.     Betsy Ferguson, Ph.D., Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Nonhuman primate models of genetic disease in the era of precision medicine

2 p.m.    Break

Poster Session I

2:15 p.m.        Marissa Co, OHSU
Shared and Distinct Functional Effects of Patient-Specific Tbr1 Mutations on Mouse Cortical Development

2:25 p.m.        Shani Zelenko, University of Puget Sound
Effects of Paraquat Exposure on Honeybee Brains and Behavior

2:35 p.m.        Sophia Weber, OHSU
Role of nucleus accumbens dopamine in the incubation of cocaine craving

2:45 p.m.        Alexandra Phillips, Oregon State University
Multi-omic profiling of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder reveals a medium chain fatty acid as a possible therapeutic target in mouse model

2:55 p.m.        Abigail Gligor, Legacy Research Institute
Development of Adeno-associated Virus Vectors that Reduce Perineuronal Nets by Sequestering OTX2

3:05 p.m.        Alec Peters, Oregon National Primate Research Center
The hyaluronidase CEMIP is dysregulated in inflammatory demyelination and inhibits oligodendrocyte differentiation

3:15 p.m.        Alex Speers, OHSU
Centella asiatica water extract improves cognition without impacting neuroinflammatory markers in a 5xFAD mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease

3:25 p.m.        Break

3:35 p.m.    Meeting Keynote: Susan Dymecki, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Embracing differences: Heterogeneity in the brain serotonergic system

Friday, April 1, 2022

Speaker Session I

9 a.m.   Brice Kuhl, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon
Adaptive distortions of long-term memory representations

Abstract talks

9:30 a.m.        Tua’au Laolagi, Southern Oregon University
The Effects of Exercise on Brain Activity in Older Adults Utilizing a fMRI Analysis and an Open-Source Dataset

9:45 a.m.        Caroline Hernandez, Oregon State University
Microbiota-gut-brain axis: Identifying Microbes that Directly Interact with Gut Sensory Cells in Mice via Cell Cross-linking

10 a.m.      Emily Sackinger, Oregon State University
Cannabidiol effects NMDA receptors and memory differently between males and females in the 5xFAD mice

10:15 a.m.      Opal Stayer-Wilburn, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Astrocytic aquaporin-1 expression across age in rhesus macaques

10:30 a.m.     Break

Poster session II

10:45 a.m.      Kayleana Green, Oregon State University 
Exploration of Electrophysiological Properties of Immortalized Hypothalamic Kisspeptin Neurons In Vitro

10:55 a.m.      Ariel Weingarten, Legacy Research Institute
The absence of a neurogenic response in repeated traumatic brain injury

11:05 a.m.      Angela Gonzalez, Legacy Research Institute
Impact of ketamine on perineuronal nets and parvalbumin in the medial prefrontal cortex and on cocaine-induced reinstatement after novel memory reactivation

11:15 a.m.      Jonathan Ramos, Legacy Research Institute
Perineuronal Net Removal in the Rat Medial Prefrontal Cortex Attenuates Prefrontal-Hippocampal Coupling During Cocaine Cue Acquisition

11:25 a.m.      Geoffrey Dunn, University of Oregon 
Perinatal Western-Style Diet alters the central serotonin system in juvenile non-human primates

11:35 a.m.      Jordon Schreeder, Oregon National Primate Research Center 
Maternal Western-Style diet impairs social behavior in Japanese macaque offspring

11:45 a.m.      Lunch Break

Speaker Session II

12:15 p.m.     Daniel Bradford, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychological Science, Oregon State University
Alcohol stress response dampening and drug-induced neuroadaptations to uncertain stressors

Abstract Talks

12:45 p.m.      Sudeshna Tripathy, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Fetal Brain Inflammation with Choriodecidual Ureaplasma Infection in Rhesus Macaques

1:00 p.m.        Skylar Ferrara, OHSU
Thyromimetics modulate TREM2 expression on macrophages and microglia: implications for MS and other neurodegenerative diseases

1:15 p.m.        Steven Dash, Oregon National Primate Research Center
The rhesus macaque as a model of aging: MRI analysis

1:30 p.m.        Elizabeth Wood, OHSU
COVID-19 Pandemic Exposure on Infant Sadness at 6 Months of Age is Mediated by Maternal Body Composition at the End of Pregnancy

1:45 p.m.        Maria-Luisa Appleman, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Effect of hormone replacement therapy on amyloid beta expression in the amygdala of aged rhesus macaques

Poster session III

2:15 p.m.        Benjamin Nilaver, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Histological assessment of TDP-43 in the amygdala, entorhinal cortex, and prefrontal cortex of aged rhesus macaques

2:25 p.m.        Jeremy Thomas, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Effect of estrogen treatment on phosphorylated TFP-43 expression in the entorhinal cortex and amygdala of aged rhesus macaques

2:35 p.m.        Yvonne Dimagiba, Oregon National Primate Research Center
Assessment of maternal creatine supplementation as a novel therapy for neonatal encephalopathy

2:45 p.m.        Guanyu Li and Alia Starman, Oregon State University
Exploring network properties of neuronal communication in vitro by generation of CRISPR-modified immortalized cell lines

2:55 p.m.        Mikah Brandes, OHSU
Centella asiatica dose-dependently improves learning and cognitive flexibility in aged mice

3:05 p.m.        William Griesar and Jeff Leake, Portland State University
Reconnecting our brains one cell at a time in a pandemic

Speaker Session III

3:15 p.m.    Vincent Costa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU
Transcriptional and anatomical diversity of excitatory and inhibitory neurons in the primate amygdala

3:45 p.m.  Awards and closing

A computerized image of the brain.
Image courtesy of David Lahna.

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Kate Stout
Program Coordinator