Events 2016-2017

Neuroscience Special Seminars   |   Neuroscience Seminar Series   |   Neurobreakfast

Neuroscience Seminar Series

The Department of Neuroscience and The Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (new window) holds seminars to inform and update the medical community on current research.  Seminars are held on designated Tuesdays in the Medical Dental Building Room NE 401 at 12:00 pm unless otherwise noted.  Please join us and welcome each invited seminar speaker.  Check back often for updates.   Other neuroscience seminars sponsored through the Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience can be found on the IPN Calendar (new window).

September 20, 2016
Antonello Bonci, MD (new window)
Scientific Director, NIDA • Director, Intramural Research Program, NIDA
Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus
Host: Italo Mocchetti, PhD
Title:“Synaptic plasticity, optogenetics and a novel treatment against cocaine abuse”

October 25, 2016
Yingxue Wang, PhD (new window)
Research Scientist Magee Lab • Janelia Research Campus
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Host: Jian-Young Wu, PhD
Title:“Episodic memory and internally generated hippocampal neuronal activity”

November 8, 2016
Dorian McGavern, PhD (new window)
Senior Investigator • Viral Immunology and Intravital Imaging Section
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH
Host: Sonia Villapol, PhD
Title:“Dynamic insights into the pathogenesis of traumatic brain injury and CNS infections”

November 29, 2016
Serena Dudek, PhD (new window)
Principal Investigator for the Synaptic & Developmental Plasticity Group
Deputy Chief, Neurobiology Laboratory and Principal Investigator
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, NC
Host: Kathy Conant, MD
Title:“New insights into regulating synaptic plasticity from an unexpected place: Hippocampal Area CA2”

December 13, 2016
Mark Cookson, PhD (new window)
Senior Investigator • Laboratory of Neurogenetics
National Institute of Aging • National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Host: Mark Burns, PhD
Title:“Vesicular transport as a key process in Parkinson’s disease pathogenesis”

January 17, 2017
Astrid Zayas, PhD (new window)
Assistant Professor • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Universidad Central del Caribe
Host: Bill Rebeck, PhD
Title:“Morphophysiological comparison of K+ channels in the retinal glial Muller cells of caiman and rat”

January 31, 2017
Diane Snow, PhD (new window)
Dean & Wassenich Family Endowed Chair • Professor of Science & Engineering
Texas Christian University
Host: Neural Injury and Plasticity Training Grant, Center for Neural Injury & Recovery
Title:“Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycan Heterogeneity Effects  on Neuronal Outgrowth Inhibition”

February 14, 2017
Warren Alilain, PhD (new window)
Associate Professor • Department of Neuroscience
Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center • University of Kentucky
Host: Nathan Neckel, PhD
Title:“New Frontiers in Cervical Contusion Injuries & Restoration of Respiratory Motor Function”

February 28, 2017
Matthew Dalva, PhD (new window)
Professor & Vice-Chair • Department of Neuroscience
The Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Host: Lawrence Kromer, PhD
Title:“Extracellular Phosphorylation of EphBs Controls Synaptic Localization of NMDAR Receptors to Regulate Pathological Pain”

March 14, 2017
Julie Price, PhD (new window)
Visiting Professor of Radiology • A. A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA
Host: Xiong Jiang, PhD

March 21, 2017
John Lukens, PhD (new window)
Associate Professor • Department of Neuroscience
Center for Brain Immunology and Glia University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA
Host: Mark Burns, PhD


Neurobreakfast is a departmental gathering which aims to increase awareness of ongoing research in the department and to foster collaboration among the neuroscience community. Seminars are held on designated Wednesdays in the New Research Building Room WP07 at 9:30am unless otherwise noted.  Please join us and welcome each seminar speaker.  Check back often for updates. 

September 28, 2016
Scott Turner, MD/PhD (new window)
Professor, Department of Neurology • Director, Memory Disorders Program
Georgetown University
Title:“HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND), combination antiretroviral therapy (CART), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) – one of these things is not like the others”

October 26, 2016
Patrick Forcelli, PhD (new window)
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology
Georgetown University
Title:“Basal ganglia associated circuits in seizure control”

November 2, 2016
Eliezer Masliah, MD (new window)
Director, National Institute on Aging’s Division of Neuroscience
National Institutes of Health
Title:“Neuroprotective strategies in HIV associated neurocognitive disorders”

November 30, 2016
Jeanne Mandelblatt, MD/MPH (new window)
Professor, Department of Oncology & Medicine
Georgetown University
Title:“Cognition in Older Breast Cancer Survivors Intersections of Cancer and Neuroscience””

January 25, 2017
Jeff Huang,PhD (new window)
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Georgetown University
Title:“Regenerative medicine in multiple sclerosis: the role of inflammation in CNS remyelination”

February 22, 2017
Mark Burns,PhD (new window)
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Georgetown University

March 22, 2017
Sarah Flowers (new window)
Rebeck Lab, Department of Neuroscience
Georgetown University

April 26, 2017
Sonia Villapol, PhD (new window)
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Georgetown University

May 24, 2017
Kathryn Sandberg, PhD (new window)
Director, Medical Center, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine
Georgetown University

Thank you for your participation and support for these seminars.

Check our department calendar for a schedule of additional upcoming events:

Neuroscience Calendar of Events (new window)