Drexel University College of Medicine,
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar Series
Date: Wednesday 30th, March 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Seminar Topic: Microtubule-based transport in neurons
Jill Wildonger, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Date: Wednesday 6th, April 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Seminar Topic: Birth and Diversity of Midbrain Dopamine Neurons
Dept. of Neurology and Ctr. for Genetic Medicine
Scientific Director, Transgenic and Targeted Mutagenesis Laboratory
Date: Monday 11th, April 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Seminar Topic: Biomaterials for Cell Transplantation and Drug Delivery for Spinal Cord Injury
Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD
Joseph and Florence Farrow Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Vice Dean for Research - School of Engineering and Applied Science
Co-Director of the Center of Regenerative Medicine
St Louis, MO
Date: Wednesday 20th, April 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Seminar Topic: Reversing cortical interneuron deficits in animal models
Patricio O'Donnell, MD, PhD
Senior Research Fellow
Head, Psychiatry Discovery Research
Neuroscience Research Unit
Date: Wednesday 27th, April 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Seminar Topic: Enhancing Goal-Directed Behavior in Mice
Eleanor H. Simpson, Ph.D.
Research Scientist VI
New York State Psychiatric Inst
Assistant Professor, Columbia University Med Coll
New York, NY
Date: Wednesday 4th, May 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Seminar Topic: Neural mechanisms underlying effort-related decision making; implications for psychiatric illness
Stanley B. Floresco, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of British Columbia
Date: Wednesday 11th, May 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Seminar Topic: Regulation of microtubule plus-end dynamics in growth cone motility
Laura Anne Lowery, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
Chestnut Hill, MA
Date: Tuesday 24th, May 2016 @ 9-10 AM (followed by discussion 10am-12pm)
Seminar Topic: Axol Bioscience, Your Discovery Stems From Here (iPSCs technology and its application)
Director of Commercial Development
Axiol Bioscience, Inc.
Location: Conference room #261
Date: Wednesday 8th, June 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Seminar Topic: Initial Clinical Trials of hESC-Derived Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells in Subacute Spinal Cord Injury
Edward Wirth, III, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Asterias Biotherapeurics, Inc
Date: Wednesday 15th, June 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Seminar Topic: Neural Devices to Promote Plasticity and Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury
Chet Moritz, Ph.D.
Allen Distinguished Investigator
Division of Physical Therapy
Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics
Deputy Director, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering
Faculty, Program in Neuroscience
University of Washington
Date: Thursday 7th, July 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Seminar Topic: The addicted synapse: Molecular Mechanisms of Drug-induced Plasticity
David Dietz, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
University at Buffalo
State University of New York
Date: Monday 11th, July 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Seminar Topic: Cell type- and circuit-specific epigenetic mechanisms in addiction
Gregory Sartor, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Associate
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Miami
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Seminar Topic: Dissecting Aversive 5-HT Circuits in the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis
Catherine Marcinkiewcz, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Research Associate
Department of Pharmacology and the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies
The University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Seminar Topic: Dissecting the Molecular and Circuit Based Mechanisms of Drug Addiction
Erin Calipari, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Fellow
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
New York, NY
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Seminar Topic: Chemo/Optogenetic Dissection of Neural Circuitry Gouverning Food Intake
Yunlei Yang, Ph.D.
Neuroscience and Physiology
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Seminar Topic: Dissecting Opioid Circuits in Motivated Behaviors
Ream Al-Hasani, Ph.D.
Department of Anesthesiology
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Seminar Topic: Unlocking Mechanisms of Motor Neuron Disease
Katharina Quinlan, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Michael Goldberger Conference Room
Room 276, Queen Lane Campus
The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Drexel University College of Medicine
2900 Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129