2008-2009 Series



September 18, 2008

Special Seminar: A cellular mechanism for general enhancement of learning capability

Edi Barkai, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, University of Haifa, Israel
Host: John Adelman



October 2, 2008

Neurotrophin endosomes: Signaling in time and space

Simon Halegoua, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, SUNY at Stony Brook
Host: Gail Mandel

October 9, 2008

Threshold, inhibition and the assembly of receptive fields in visual cortex

David Ferster, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology and Physiology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Host: Larry Trussell

October 16, 2008

Sonic hedgehog-proteoglycan interactions promote proliferation of neural precursors

Rosalind Segal, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School and Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Host: Phil Stork

October 23, 2008

Synapses and microcircuits tuned for speed and resilience in the sense of balance

Sascha du Lac, Ph.D.
Systems Neurobiology Laboratories, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA
Host: Teresa Nicolson

October 30, 2008

Regulation of meiosis in mammalian oocytes by receptors, cyclic nucleotides, and gap junctions

Laurinda Jaffe, Ph.D.
Department of Cell Biology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
Host: Gail Mandel

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November 6, 2008

Synaptic toxicity of Huntington disease protein

Xiao Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Host: Mike Forte



December 4, 2008

Optical monitoring of synaptic vesicle recycling at the neuromuscular junction with SynaptopHluorin and FM1-43

William Betz, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
Host: Larry Trussell



January 15, 2009

How flies find stuff

Michael Dickinson, Ph.D.
Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Host: Larry Trussell

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February 12, 2009

Tracking ATP P2X receptor signaling dynamics in vitro and in vivo

Baljit Khakh, Ph.D.
Departments of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Eric Gouaux

February 17, 2009

Special Seminar: Chasing protons through a chloride transporter

Christopher Miller, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry, HHMI, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Host: John Adelman

February 26, 2009

Mechanisms of associative learning in young and aging hippocampus

John Disterhoft, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Host: John Adelman

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MARCH 2009

March 11, 2009

Special Seminar: Gq/Phospholipase C-beta signaling in cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and atrial dilatation

Theresa Filtz, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Host: Tom Soderling

March 12, 2009

Sex battles in the brain

Catherine Dulac, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, HHMI, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Host: Teresa Nicolson

March 13, 2009

Special Seminar: Neural circuits and synapses for early visual processing

Jonathan B. Demb, Ph.D.
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff

March 19, 2009

A tale of two substrates: A novel mechanism for neurotransmitter:sodium symport

Jonathan Javitch, M.D., Ph.D
Departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Center for Molecular Recognition, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Host: Eric Gouaux

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APRIL 2009

April 9, 2009

Monitoring extracellular dopamine during reward-based behaviors

R. Mark Wightman, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Host: John Williams

April 15, 2009

Jungers Center Lecture: Astrocytes, oxidative stress and neurodegeneration

Joseph Beckman, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Host: Neurobiology of Disease Course for 2009 and Gary Westbrook

April 17, 2009

Jungers Center Lecture: Understanding ALS: Mechanisms and treatment of motor neuron disease

Don W. Cleveland, Ph.D.
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of California, San Diego
Host: Neurobiology of Disease Course for 2009 and Gary Westbrook

April 23, 2009

From peppers to peppermints: Natural products as probes of the pain pathway

David Julius, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco
Host: Teresa Nicolson

April 24, 2009

Jungers Center Lecture: Abeta and tau in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease: Whether, when, and how to treat

David M. Holtzman, M.D.
Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Host: Neurobiology of Disease Course for 2009 and Gary Westbrook

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MAY 2009

May 11, 2009

Special Seminar: Synaptic circuit organization of mouse motor cortex

Gordon M. G. Shepherd, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Physiology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Host: Neuroscience Graduate Program and Henrique von Gersdorff

May 14, 2009

Molecular characterization of episodic neurological disorders

Louis J. Ptáček, M.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco
Host: Gail Mandel

May 26, 2009

Jungers Center Lecture: Basal ganglia function in health and Parkinson's disease

Charles J. Wilson, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, University of Texas, San Antonio
Host: Neurobiology of Disease Course for 2009 and Gary Westbrook

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JUNE 2009

June 15, 2009

Special Seminar: Cornichon proteins: Novel regulators of AMPA receptor function

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

June 30, 2009

Special Seminar: A nuclear phosphoinositide signaling pathway that controls the expression of 'old professor' genes

Richard Anderson, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Host: Tom Soderling


JULY 2009

July 16, 2009

Special Seminar: Evolution of steroid hormone receptor structure and function

Joseph Thornton, Ph.D.
HHMI, Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene
Host: Dick Goodman

July 16, 2009

Special Seminar: Cellular mechanisms of synaptic and non-synaptic plasticity in cerebellar circuits

Christian Hansel, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Host: John Adelman

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August 17, 2009

Special Seminar: Set1-like complexes containing MLL3/4 in metabolism and tumorigenesis

Jae W. Lee, Ph.D.

Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Host: Dick Goodman and Stephen Back, OHSU Department of Pediatrics

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