2006-2007 Series



September 1, 2006

Regulatory Mechanisms Controlling the Balance Between Cell Life and Death

Atan Gross, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Regulation, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Host: Mike Forte

September 28, 2006

Imaging the Molecular Mechanisms of Glucose-Stimulated Insulin Secretion

David Piston, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Professor of Physics, Vanderbilt University
Host: Dick Goodman



October 5, 2006

Multiple Activity-Dependent Mechanisms Regulate Visual System Development

Hollis Cline, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Research, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Host: Tom Soderling

October 12, 2006

Presynaptic Regulation of Neurotransmission—Is it Always About Calcium?

Kerry Delaney, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, University of Victoria, British Columbia
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff

October 24, 2006

Heroes or Hooligans: The Multiple Roles of Sodium Channels in Neurological Disease

Stephen Waxman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Neurology, Neurobiology and Pharmacology, Yale University School of Medicine
Host: Mike Forte and Dennis Bourdette

October 30, 2006

Coupling of CaV and BKCa Channels Analyzed by Functional Proteomics

Bernd Fakler, M.D.
Physiology Department, University of Freiburg
Host: John Adelman

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November 2, 2006

Mechanisms of Spontaneous Firing in Central Neurons

Bruce Bean, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
Host: Craig Jahr

November 9, 2006

The Origin of Spontaneous Activity in the Developing Auditory System

Dwight Bergles, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Host: Craig Jahr

November 16, 2006

Dendritic Integration and Plasticity in Pyramidal Neurons

Jeff Magee, Ph.D.
Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Host: John Adelman



December 7, 2006

Olfactory Processing in the Drosophila Brain

Rachel Wilson, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
Host: Craig Jahr

December 14, 2006

Dendritic and axonal properties for precise temporal coding in auditory neurons

Nace Golding, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, University of Texas
Host: Larry Trussell

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January 9, 2007

The Development of Inhibitory Circuits

Hannah Monyer, M.D.
Department of Clinical Neurobiology, University of Heidelberg
Host: Gary Westbrook

January 11, 2007

Is there a role for LTP and place cells in learning spatial tasks?

Peter Seeburg, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Heidelberg, Germany
Host: John Adelman

January 25, 2007

The role of the Cytoskeleton in Regulating Synaptic Morphology

Andrew Matus, Ph.D.
Neurobiology Group, Friedrich Miescher Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland
Hosts: Tom Soderling (Vollum) and Gary Banker (CROET)

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February 1, 2007

A neuroethological approach to auditory function: The amphibian model

Peter Narins, Ph.D.
Departments of Physiological Science and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UCLA
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff

February 8, 2007

The how and why of retinal waves

Marla Feller, Ph.D.
Neurobiology, University of California, San Diego
Host: Larry Trussell

February 9, 2007

Herbert Memorial Lecture: Watching the brain compute and tracing its wires: new methods to solve old riddles

Winfried Denk, Ph.D.
Max-Planck Institute, Heidelberg, Germany
Host: Wolfhard Almers

February 15, 2007

Syntaxin and Fast Fusion of Synaptic Vesicles

Erik Jorgensen, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Biology, University of Utah
Host: Teresa Nicolson

February 15, 2007

Inhibition increases temporal fidelity of auditory brainstem processing

Rudolf Rübsamen, Ph.D.
Director, Institute of Biology II/University of Leipzig
Co-Hosts: Henrique von Gersdorff (Vollum) and Larry Trussell (Oregon Hearing Research Center)

February 22, 2007

Environment vs. Genetics in the Control of Cell Signaling in the Brain

Larry Feig, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Neuroscience, Tufts University School of Medicine
Host: Phil Stork

February 27, 2007

Molecular Mechanisms of Hippocampal LTP

Yasunori Hayashi, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, MIT
Host: Tom Soderling

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MARCH 2007

March 8, 2007

Analysis of hair cell function and mechanotransduction by forward and reverse genetics

Ulrich Mueller, Ph.D.
Department of Cell Biology, The Scripps Research Institute
Host: Peter Gillespie

March 15, 2007

Axo-glial Injury and Mechanisms of Ca Deregulation

Peter Stys, M.D.
Ottawa Health Research Institute, Division of Neuroscience, Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa
Host: Mike Forte

March 22, 2007

Specialized synapses shape signals in the retina

Jeffery Diamond, Ph.D.
Synaptic Physiology Unit, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, Division of Intramural Research, Bethesda, Maryland
Host: Craig Jahr

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APRIL 2007

April 16, 2007

Jungers Center Lecture: Epilepsy Genes

Jeffery Noebels, M.D., Ph.D.
Departments of Neurology, Neurosciences, Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine
Host: Neurobiology of Disease Course for 2007 and Gary Westbrook

April 19, 2007

Activity-regulated genes in brain development and plasticity

Elly Nedivi, Ph.D.
The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Host: Dick Goodman

April 26, 2007

Molecular mechanism of activation and inactivation gating in KcsA

Eduardo Perozo, Ph.D.
Institute for Molecular Pediatric Sciences and Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, The University of Chicago
Host: John Adelman

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MAY 2007

May 3, 2007

Novel retinoic acid signaling in a form of homeostatic plasticity

Lu Chen, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Host: Phil Stork

May 14, 2007

Jungers Center Lecture: Genes and Parkinson's Disease

Valina Dawson, Ph.D.
Institute for Cell Engineering and Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Host: Neurobiology of Disease Course for 2007 and Gary Westbrook

May 17, 2007

Connectomics in Brainbow Mice

Jeff Lichtman M.D., Ph.D.
Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
Host: Ed McCleskey

May 21, 2007

Jungers Center Lecture: Oligodendrocytes and Myelin Repair

Robert H. Miller, Ph.D.
Center for Translational Neuroscience, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Host: Neurobiology of Disease Course for 2007 and Gary Westbrook

May 24, 2007

Molecular anatomy of the Fly's Ear

Maurice Kernan, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology & Center for Developmental Genetics, SUNY at Stony Brook
Host: Peter Gillespie

May 31, 2007

NIH Funding Opportunities

Stephen J. Korn, Ph.D.
Director of Training and Career Development - NINDS, NIH
Host: The Vollum Institute

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JUNE 2007

June 20, 2007

Special Seminar: A novel transferrin/TfR2-mediated mitochondrial iron transport system is disrupted in Parkinson’s disease

J. Timothy Greenamyre, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Benaroya Visiting Professor for Parkinson Research
Host: The Vollum Institute

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