GPN Colloquium Series

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 p.m. 
Location: NHH 2-101 & Zoom

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

Spring Semester 2024


Speaker and Topic

Feb. 7Brendon Tervo-Clemmens
"Tailoring Psychiatric Neuroscience to Translational Goals" 

Emilia Lefevre
"Neural circuitry of opioid addiction" 
Feb. 14 - MCB 2-120Brain Bee
Feb. 21

Filip Hanak 
Advisor: Patrick Rothwell
"Domain-specific Regulation of Opioid Peptide Signaling by the Angiotensin-converting Enzyme" 

Kristin Artinger
"Genetic and epigenetic regulation of neural crest development"

Feb. 28Emily Lecy 
Advisors: Colum MacKinnon & Matt Johnson
"Neural pathways associated with reduced rigidity with pallidal deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease" 

Jackson Scheib 
Advisor: Aaron Kerlin
"The role of dendrititc spikes in motor learning"
Mar. 6Spring Break - No Colloquium
Mar. 13

Alex Roman
Advisor: Walt Low
"NeuroD1 reprogramming platform for functional recovery after spinal cord injury" 

Carli Poisson 
Advisor: Ben Saunders
"Superior colliculus co-excites dopamine and gaba in the VTA and creates unique motor outputs"

Mar. 20

Pierre-Gilles Henry
"Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy in Friedreich Ataxia"

Megan Brickner
Advisor: Ben Saunders
"Basolateral amygdala dopamine tracks dynamic drug-seeking behaviors"

Mar. 27

Adem Selimovic
Advisor: Walt Low
"Investigating the role of microglia in Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type "

Martha Streng
"interrogating cerebellar network dynamics in health and epilepsy"

Apr. 3 -Zoom OnlyAnne Huntemer-Silveira
Advisors: Ann Parr & Lucy Vulchanova
"Application of hiPSC-derived Spinal Neural Progenitor Cells in Spinal Cord Injury Therapeutics"
Apr. 10

Sam Montoya
Advisors: Michael-Paul Schallmo & Stephen Engel 
"Visual Perception in Visual Snow Syndrome" 

Alyssa Soles
Advisors: Marija Cvetanovic & Harry Orr
"A Neural Basis for Abnormal Respiration in Mouse Models of SCA1"

Apr. 17Elizabeth Eckenwiler (Souter)
Advisor: Julia Lemos 
"Modulation of ventral pallidum arkypallidal neuron activity by corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) signaling and stress exposure" 

Taner Akkin
"Label-free imaging and mapping the brain with serial optical coherence scanner"
Apr. 24Shayne Hastings
Advisor: Esther Krook-Magnuson 

Lauren Glassburn
Advisor: Esther Krook-Magnuson 
"A hippocampal GABAergic projection to the supramammillary area"
May 1 - MoosT 2-580
Kristina Fredriksen
Advisor: Ling Li
"Targeting APOE4- related dysfunction and Alzheimer’s pathology in iPSC-derived models and in vivo." 

Chris Apgar
Advisor: Gordon Smith 
"Local Functional Connectivity of Developing Cortical Columns"
May 8 - MoosT 2-580

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Jacob Noeker
Advisor: Alfonso Araque 
"Serotonin-induced astrocyte activity: neuromodulatory control of fear behavior"

May 15 - MoosT 2-580Madison Waldron 
Advisors: Ann Parr & Walt Low
"The generation of exogenic neurons as a general approach for repair of the spinal cord after injury" 

Ross Armant 
Advisor: Patrick Rothwell 
"Evaluating Angiotensin Converting Enzyme as a Social Behavior Neuromodulator"
May 22 - MoosT 2-580

Margaret Stelzner
Advisor: Ben Saunders
"VTA GABA neurons role in salience encoding and reinforcement" 

Christophe Lenglet

May 29 - MoosT 2-580

Luna Kettlewell 
Advisor: Gordon Smith
"Stereotyped Propagating Activity in Developing Neonatal Visual Cortex" 

Laura Padilla
Advisor: Kathryn Cullen
"Addressing Teen Mental Health Through Creativity"

Fall Semester 2023


Speaker and Topic

Sep. 20 JacH 2-137Rachel Dick 
Advisor: Patrick Rothwell 
"Functional, structural, and computational consequences of NMDA receptor ablation at medial prefrontal cortex synapses"
Sep. 27 JacH 2-137Michael Lee
"Neurodegeneration in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease: Missing link in disease modifying therapies"
Oct. 4 JacH 2-137Andi Maxwell 
Advisor: Anna Zilverstand 
"Sex/Gender Differences in Substance Use Disorders: A Review of Human Neuroimaging Research
Oct. 11 JacH 2-137Ross Pelzel
Advisor: Rocio Gomez-Pastor
"Understanding Pathological Neuron-Astrocyte Interactions in HD"  
Oct. 18 JacH 2-137

Nick Rozema
Advisor: Rocio Gomez-Pastor 
"Molecular and functional implications of thalamo-striatal synapse regulation in learning and memory"

Blair Vail 
Advisors: Alexander Herman and David Darrow 
"Characterizing Reward Pursuit and Threat Avoidance with Human Intracranial Electrophysiology" 

Oct. 25 JacH 2-137

Allison Chang
Advisor: Ling Li
"Interaction between Mitochondrial Lipidomic Dynamics and APOE Isoform in Alzheimer's Disease-Related Tauopathies" 

Sam Brunson
Advisor: Matthew Chafee
"Cognitive representations in nonhuman primates performing a cognitive control task relevant to schizophrenia

Nov. 1 TBDDEI Event
Nov. 8 MoosT 1-450

Angel White
Advisor: Rocio Gomez-Pastor
"Convergent mechanisms of neurodegeneration between Huntington’s disease and other tauopathies" 

Jacob Gable 
Advisor: Aaron Kerlin 
"Identifying synaptic inputs patterns in premotor cortex critical to sensorimotor control." 

Nov. 15 MoosT 1-450Karianne Sretavan Wong 
Advisors: Matt Johnson & Noam Harel 
"Pathway elucidation of ventral capsule/ventral striatum deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder

Daniel Mendez
Advisor: Thomas Bastian
"Analysis of Mitochondria Function and UltraStructure in a Mouse Model of Hippocampal Neuron Specific Iron Deficiency"
Nov. 22Thanksgiving
Nov. 29 MoosT 1-450

Brianna Dailey-Krempel 
Advisors: Lucy Vulchanova & John Osborn
 "Renal afferent input to central autonomic blood pressure centers"

Ellie Sachse 
Advisor: Alik Widge 
"Opto-DBS and Evoked-Response Potentials

Dec. 6 MoosT 1-450Jackson Scheib 
Advisor: Aaron Kerlin
"The role of dendrititc spikes in motor learning

Joe Emerson 
Advisors: Cheryl Olman & Audrey Sederberg 
 "Contextual Modulation of BOLD Laminar Profiles in V1"
Dec. 13 MoosT 1-450Eric Mitten 
Advisor: Kevin Wickman 
 "Plasticity of GABAergic signaling in VTA GABA neurons following chronic ethanol vapor exposure

Julianna Goenaga
Advisors: Alfonso Araque and Paul Mermelstein
"Estrogen Signaling in Hippocampal Astrocytes"