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Topics in Neurobiology Journal Club

Neurobiology Topics is a graduate journal club course in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy and the Neuroscience Graduate Program at Drexel University College of Medicine. The course meets every Thursday at 9:00AM at 2900 Queen Lane, Room 276, unless otherwise announced. Neurobiology Topics is a required course for students in the Neurobiology Graduate Program, but non-registered students, staff and faculty often attend and are welcome. For more information, please contact the course director, Tim Cunningham, Ph. D.

Journal Club Topics in 2016

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Journal Club Topics in 2017

 

Date: Thursday 5th, January 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Seminar Topic: Brain Games: Do they work?

Presentation by: Hemalatha Muralidharan

Paper title: Computerized cognitive training restores neural activity within the reality monitoring network in schizophrenia

Authors: Subramaniam K, Luks TL, Fisher M, Simpson GV, Nagarajan S, Vinogradov S

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Date: Thursday 19th, January 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Seminar Topic: Diet Supplements/Nutrition and Brain Health

Presentation by: Victoria Spruance

Title: Introduction to Diet Supplements/Nutrition and Brain Health

 

Date: Thursday 26th, January 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Seminar Topic: Diet Supplements/Nutrition and Brain Health

Presentation by: Linda Chamberlin

Paper title: Dietary supplementation with n-3 fatty acids from weaning limits brain biochemistry and behavioural changes elicited by prenatal exposure to maternal inflammation in the mouse model

Authors: : Li Q, Leung YO, Zhou I, Ho LC, Kong W, Basil P, Wei R, Lam S, Zhang X, Law AC, Chua SE, Sham PC, Wu EX, McAlonan GM. Reference: Transl Psychiatry. 2015 Sep 22;5:e641

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Date: Thursday 2nd, February 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Seminar Topic: Diet Supplements/Nutrition and Brain Health

Presentation by: Austin Coley

Paper title: Vitamin C Deficiency in the Brain Impairs Cognition, Increases Amyloid Accumulation and Deposition, and Oxidative Stress in APP/ PSEN1 and Normally Aging Mice

Authors: : Dixit S, Bernardo A, Walker JM, Kennard JA, Kim GY, Kessler ES, Harrison FE. Reference: ACS Chem Neurosci. 2015 Apr 15;6(4):570-81

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Date: Thursday 9th, February 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Seminar Topic: Diet Supplements/Nutrition and Brain Health

Presentation by: Ankita Patil

Paper title: Ketone bodies mediate antiseizure effects through mitochondrial permeability transition

Authors: : Kim DY, Simeone KA, Simeone TA, Pandya JD, Wilke JC, Ahn Y, Geddes JW, Sullivan PG, Rho JM. Reference: Ann Neurol. 2015 Jul;78(1):77-87

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Date: Thursday 9th, March 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Seminar Topic: Introduction to Tickle and Itch

Presentation by: Kirsten King

Paper title: Neural correlates to ticklishness in the rat somatosensory cortex.

Authors: : Ishiyama S, Brecht M. Science. 2016 Nov 11; 354(6313): 757-760

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Date: Thursday 16th, March 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Seminar Topic: Tickle and Itch

Presentation by: Cameron Trueblood

Paper title: Dynorphin acts as a neuromodulator to inhibit itch in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord.

Authors: Kardon AP, Polgár E, Hachisuka J, Snyder LM, Cameron D, Savage S, Cai X, Karnup S, Fan CR, Hemenway GM, Bernard CS, Schwartz ES, Nagase H, Schwarzer C, Watanabe M, Furuta T, Kaneko T, Koerber HR, Todd AJ, Ross SE. Neuron. 2014 May 7;82(3):573-86. doi: 10.1016.

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Date: Thursday 23rd, March 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Seminar Topic: Tickle and Itch

Presentation by: Nesta Ha

Paper title: HTR7 Mediates Serotonergic Acute and Chronic Itch.

Authors: Morita T, McClain SP, Batia LM, Pellegrino M, Wilson SR, Kienzler MA, Lyman K, Olsen AS, Wong JF, Stucky CL, Brem RB, Bautista DM. Neuron. 2015 Jul 1;87(1):124-38.

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Date: Thursday 30th, March 2017 @ 09:00 AM in SAC B

Seminar Topic: Neuroscience Student Reseach in Progress

 

Date: Thursday 6th, April 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Seminar Topic: Introduction to Deep Brain Stimulation (not just PD)

Presentation by: Tim Austin

 

 

 

Lesley Jane Boyne Conference Room

Room 276, Queen Lane Campus

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Drexel University College of Medicine

2900 Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129

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