GPN Colloquium Series

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Colloquia time and location remain the same unless otherwise noted below.


Spring Semester 2021


Speaker and Topic

Jan. 20 Janna Moen THESIS DEFENSE
Advisor: Anna Lee
"Regulation and Function of Ventral Tegmental Area Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors at the Interface of Alcohol and Nicotine Reward"
Jan. 29 Priyanka Mehta
Advisor: Ben Hayden
"Value-Based Decision Making in Foraging"
Feb. 3 Wenhui Qu
Advisor: Ling Li
"Protein prenylation in health and Alzheimer’s Disease"
Feb. 10 Carey Lyons
Advisor: Alessandro Bartolomucci
"Chronic stress induces cellular senescence in mice"
Feb. 17 Maria Linn-Evans
Advisor: Colum MacKinnon
"Modeling the effects of pallidal deep brain stimulation in people with Parkinson's disease"
Feb. 24 No Colloquium
Thur. Feb.25
Advisor: David Redish
"Neural Computations Underpinning Anxiety in Health and Disease"
Mar. 3 Hillary Handler
Advisor: Harry Orr
"Nuclear localization in SCA1 pathology"

Alex Doyle
Advisor: Matthew Johnson
"Quantitative Assessment of Parkinsonian Gait in MPTP-treated Non-human primates"
Mar. 10 Carli Poisson
Advisor: Ben Saunders
"Superior colliculus inputs to dopaminergic centers"

Bethany Stieve
Advisor: Esther Krook-Magnuson
"Bayesian Optimization of Seizure Intervention"
Mar. 17 Armani Del Franco
Advisor: Eric Newman
"Regulation of Blood Flow Through Cerebral Capillaries"

Jessica Froula
Advisor: Esther Krook-Magnuson
"Effects of cerebellar modulation on hippocampal interneurons"
Mar. 24 Dakota Palmer
Advisor: Jocelyn Richard
"Value encoding of ventral pallidum projections to the ventral tegmental area"

Nicole Zarate
Advisor: Rocio Gomez-Pastor
"The role of HSF1 in thalamo-striatal synapse dysfunction in Huntington's Disease"
Mar. 31 Tim Monko
Advisor: Yasushi Nakagawa
"Extrinsic regulation of cortical neurogenesis by axons projecting from the thalamus"
  Katie Hamel
Advisor: Marija Cvetanovic
"Region-Specific Cerebellar Pathogenesis in SCA1"
Apr. 7 Julianna Goenaga
Advisors: Alfonso Araque and Paul Mermelstein
"Estrogen Signaling in Nucleus Accumbens Astrocytes"
Apr. 14 Jennifer Brown
Advisor: Sylvain Lesne
"Sex- dependent effects of alpha synuclein"
  Brian Trieu
Advisors: Patrick Rothwell
Apr. 21 Dieter Brandner
Advisors: Patrick Rothwell and Paul Mermelstein
"Behavioral Sensitivity to Opioids in NL3 Knock-out mice"
  Chloe Cable
Advisor: Eric Newman
"Glial Modulation of Electrical Synapses in the Retina"
Apr. 28
Sarah Mulloy
Advisor: Anna Lee
"Cholinergic regulation of alcohol consumption and reward "

Fall Semester 2020


Speaker and Topic

Sep. 16 Janna Moen
Advisor: Anna Lee

Martina Bazzaro
"UNC-45A is microtubule (MT) severing protein in and a molecular target for Alzheimer's disease (AD)."
Sep 23 Haleigh Mulholland
Advisor: Gordon Smith
"Optogenetic modulation of developing networks in visual cortex"

Andrew Venteicher
"Epigenetic heterogeneity in human CNS tumors and clues into developmental origin"

Sep. 30 Megan Monko
Advisor: Sarah Heilbronner
"Structural and functional connectivity of the posteromedial cortex"

Cheryl Olman
"Engagement 2020/2021"
Oct. 7 Awards
  Carrie Sheeler
Advisors: Marija Cvetanovic and Harry Orr
"SCA1 in hiPSC-derived Motor Neurons"

Zhe Chen
Oct. 14 Alexandra Scott
Advisor: Jocelyn Richard
"Ventral Pallidal GABAergic Neurons in Cue Elicited Reward Seeking"

Emilia Lefevre - Postdoc Rothwell lab
"Morphine on the brain: Patterns matter"
Oct. 21 Natalie Lopresti
Advisor:  Paul Mermelstein
"Sex differences in morphine reward"

Danni Li
Oct. 28 SFN - TBD
Nov. 4 Amy Nippert
Advisor:  Eric Newman

Aleta Steevens - Postdoc Low lab
"NeuroD1-mediated Astrocyte to Neuron Reprogramming and Neuroprotection following Traumatic Brain Injury"
Nov. 11 Nolan Trevino
Advisor: Lihsia Chen
"A non-developmental neuronal role for L1-CAMs"

Thomas Bastian
"Iron Deficiency and Neurodevelopment - Potential Targets for Intervention from Pre-Clinical Models"
Nov. 18 Roman Tyshynsky
Advisors:  Lucy Vulchanova and John Osborn, Jr.
"Periglomerular Afferent Fibers in the Renal Cortex"

Laura Stone
"Low back pain and epigenetics: from the periphery to the CNS"
Nov. 27 Thanksgiving
Dec. 2 Cody Walters
Advisor: David Redish
 "Representational dynamics underlying risky decision-making"

Suhasa Kodandaramaiah
"Neurotechnologies for neural sensing at multiple scales"
Dec. 9 Colum MacKinnon
“Neuroplasticity in early Parkinson's disease”

Scott Thompson