Seminars

May 31, 2019 - 11:30am
Chloe E. Page, B.A.
Presidential Fellow
Neuroscience Graduate Program
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Seminar Title: Postdoctoral Candidate Seminar: "Prefrontal excitatory/inhibitory balance in stress and emotional disorders: Evidence for over-inhibition and sex differences."
Location: A219A Langley Hall 
Department of Neuroscience
May 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fan Wang, PhD, PI
Professor
Neurobiology
Duke University
Seminar Title: Special Seminar: "Anesthesia, sleep, and pain."
Location: University Club, Ballroom B
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research (PCPR) & University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute
May 10, 2019 - 12:00pm
Tony Wilson, PhD
Associate Professor; Director of the Center for Magnetoencephalography (MEG); Director of the Core for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CAMRI); Vice Chair of Basic & Translational Research
Neurological Sciences
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Seminar Title: Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series, Special Guest Lecture: "Neurophysiological markers of aging."
Location: UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium  
Department of Psychiatry
May 7, 2019 - 12:00pm
Luke Grundy, PhD
Head of Bladder Research and Visceral Pain Research Group
Human Physiology
Flinders University
Southern Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
Seminar Title: "Neuronal mechanisms regulating bladder sensation and function."
Location: Conference Room BST 1495
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research (PCPR) and Brain Institute
May 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
David McKemy, PhD
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences
University of Southern California
Seminar Title: Special Seminar: "The cellular and molecular basis for cold and cold pain"
Location: BST 1495 - Seminar Room
April 18, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Bernardo Sabatini, PhD, MD
Harvard University Alice and Rodman W. Moorhead III Professor of Neurobiology; HHMI Investigator
Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Seminar Title: "Basal ganglia circuitry for action selection and evaluation."
Location: Scaife Hall, Auditorium 6 
Department of Psychiatry
April 18, 2019 - 9:00am
Christopher Donnelly, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh
Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research, Brain Institute
Seminar Title: Neurobiology Special Seminar: "Pathobiology of neurotoxic protein inclusions in ALS and dementia."
Location: 6014 BST-3 
Department of Neurobiology and in part by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health
April 17, 2019 - 1:30pm
Sean C. Piantadosi, BA
Center for Neuroscience; Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense: "Translational examination of the orbitofrontal cortex and striatum in obsessive compulsive disorder."
Location: Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), 2nd floor auditorium 
Center for Neuroscience (CNUP)
April 12, 2019 - 12:00pm
Howard Aizenstein, MD, PhD
Charles F. Reynolds III & Ellen G. Detlefsen Endowed Chair in Geriatric Psychiatry; Professor
Bioengineering and Clinical & Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Seminar Title: Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series, Meet the PI Lecture: "Cognitive and affective neuroscience of aging; Multimodal neuroimaging methods."
Location: UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital - 2nd Floor Auditorium 
Department of Psychiatry
April 5, 2019 - 12:00pm
Rene Hen, PhD
Professor; Director, Division of Integrative Neuroscience
Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Pharmacology;
Columbia University
New York State Psychiatric Institute; Kavli Institute for Brain Science
Seminar Title: Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series, Distinguished Scientist Lecture: "Contribution of serotonin (5-HT) receptors to pathological states such as depression and anxiety."
Location: UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital - 2nd Floor Auditorium 
Department of Psychiatry
April 2, 2019 - 10:00am
Yavin Shaham, PhD
Branch Chief, Intramural Research Program
National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute of Health
Seminar Title: "Incubation of drug craving after voluntary abstinence: Behavior and circuit mechanisms."
Location: A219B Langley Hall 
Department of Neuroscience
April 1, 2019 - 1:00pm
Cathy J. Bradley, PhD, MPH
Associate Dean for Research, Professor & Deputy Director of the CU Cancer Center
University of Colorado
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Seminar Title: Pitt Nursing Visiting Scholars Series: "Emerging trends in cancer's economic consequences."
Location: Room 129, Victoria Building 
Pitt Nursing & Cancer Survivorship Hub
April 1, 2019 - 1:00pm
Edith Hamel, PhD
Professor
Neurology & Neurosurgery
Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University
Laboratory for Cerebrovascular Research
Seminar Title: "Neurovascular coupling physiology and pathophysiology."
Location: A219B Langley Hall
The Honors College and Departments of Radiology & Neuroscience
March 29, 2019 - 12:00pm
Joshua Gordon, MD
Director of the National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Mental Health
Seminar Title: Distinguished Scientist Lecture: "Opportunities and challenges in psychiatric neuroscience."
Location: UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital - 2nd floor auditorium 
Department of Psychiatry
March 27, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Volker Neugebauer, PhD
Professor and Chair
Pharmacology and Neuroscience
Texas Tech University
Seminar Title: PCPR Special Seminar: "Amygdala pain mechanisms."
Location: Seminar Room 1495 BST
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research (PCPR)
March 26, 2019 - 4:00pm
Richard Rabbitt, PhD
Professor
Bioengineering
University of Utah
Seminar Title: Auditory-Vestibular T32 Training Program Special Seminar: "Unexpected neuronal excitability to the modern techno"
Location: Scaife LR1 
Department of Otolaryngology
March 26, 2019 - 1:00pm
Kevin J. Bender, PhD
Assistant Professor in Residence
Neurology
University of California, San Francisco
Weill Institute for Neurosciences, Center for Integrative Neuroscience, Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience
Seminar Title: "Dopaminergic regulation of neurotransmission in the prefrontal cortex."
Location: A219B Langley Hall 
Department of Neuroscience
March 25, 2019 - 1:00pm
Mason Trinkle
In partial fullfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Philosophy Degree.
Sesack Lab
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: "EGFP-tagging of the dopamine D2 receptor: Re-examination of subcellular receptor localization in the substantia nigra and dorsolateral striatum of transgenic mice."
Location: A219A Langley Hall 
Department of Neuroscience
March 22, 2019 - 10:30am
Meaghan Creed, PhD
Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology
Washington University in St. louis
The Hope Center for Neurological Disorders
Seminar Title: Department of Psychiatry Special Seminar: "Targeting synaptic plasticity to treat addiction."
Location: BST 1695 (16th floor conference room) 
Department of Psychiatry and University Honors College
March 21, 2019 - 12:00pm
Avital Rodal, PhD
Associate Professor
Biology
Brandeis University
Seminar Title: Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series: "Routing and remodeling membranes at the synapse."
Location: BST 1395
Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
March 21, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:45pm
Erika Skoe, PhD
Assistant Professor
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
University of Connecticut
Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Seminar Title: "Mechanistic insights into the human auditory system from studying musicians."
Location: Forbes Tower (FT) 4060
Communication Science and Disorders
March 20, 2019 - 1:00pm
David Krantz, MD, PhD
Professor in Residence
Gonna Center for Neuroscience and Genetics
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Seminar Title: The Sean Logan Distinguished Lecture Series on Neurodegeneration: "Probing Parkinson's pathways and pesticides using Drosophila."
Location: BST-3 6014
March 19, 2019 - 12:00pm
Luis A. Natividad, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Scripps Research Institute
Seminar Title: Department of Psychiatry Special Guest Lecture: "Impaired endocannabinoid signaling in stress and addiction."
Location: Seminar room 1695 BSTWR
March 13, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Mark Baccei, PhD
Professor
Anesthesiology
University of Cincinnati
Seminar Title: Special Seminar: "Dorsal horn circuits after neonatal injury."
Location: Seminar Room 1495 BST 
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research (PCPR) & University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute
March 8, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Aditi U. Gurkar, Phd & Nicholas Fitz, PhD
Assistant Professors
Department of Medicine; Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Seminar Title: Friday Seminar Series and Happy Hour: "DNA damage and aging: It's all about REACTION." & "APOE isoform specific effects on Amyloid-β induced changes in microglial response."
Location: BST-3 Conference Room 6014 For more information please contact: Dianna Martinez dbm43@pitt.edu (412) 383-8625   
March 6, 2019 - 12:00pm
Rich Krauzlis, PhD
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research; Chief of the section on Eye Movements and Visual Selection
National Eye Institute
Seminar Title: Distinguished Lecture in Ophthalmology: "Event detection meets object recognition"
Location: Eye & Ear Institute - 5th floor Boardroom
March 4, 2019 - 3:00pm
Mary Baldwin, PhD
Visiting Scientist; Assistant Project Scientist
Neuroscience; Center for Neuroscience
Washington University, St. Louis, MO; University of California, Davis
Seminar Title: Department of Neurobiology Special Seminar: "The evolution of cortical fields associated with movements of the body."
Location: BST 1495
Department of Neurobiology
March 1, 2019 - 12:00pm
Kathryn Roeder, PhD
Professor, Statistics and Computational Biology; Vice Provost for Faculty
Statistics and Data Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Seminar Title: Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series, Special Guest Lecture: "Detecting association between genetic variation and complex disease and the etiological pathways connecting them: Maximizing what we can learn from the data"
Location: UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital -2nd floor auditorium 
Department of Psychiatry
February 28, 2019 - 12:00pm
Kevin Sullivan, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Epidemiology
University of Pittsburgh, GSPH
Seminar Title: Topics at Noon Series: "Birth cohort effects in the Monongahela Valley: Exploring the decline in incident dementia rates."
Location: ADRC Conference Room - S439 
Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) & University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
February 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Seminar Title: 2019 Pittsburgh Brain Bee
Location: BST Lobby - Room S120
February 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
Thomas A. Blanpied, PhD
Associate Professor
Physiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Seminar Title: "Roles and regulation of synaptic nanostructure and function."
Location: Langley Hall 219B
Department of Neuroscience
February 6, 2019 - 4:00pm
Burel Goodin, PhD
Associate Professor
Psychology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Seminar Title: Special Seminar: "The stigma of medically unexplained pain"
Location: BST 1495 -Seminar Room
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research (PCPR) & University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute
February 6, 2019 - 12:00pm
Nicholas Seyfried, PhD
Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Neurology
Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Seminar Title: Department of Pathology Research Seminar Series: "Integrative proteomics for novel target and biomarker discovery in Alzheimer's Disease."
Location: 1104 Scaife Hall 
Department of Pathology
February 5, 2019 - 12:00pm
Seungwon Choi, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
Harvard Medical School
Seminar Title: Special Seminar: "Genetic dissection of ascending touch and pain pathways of the anterolateral tract"
Location: BST 1494 - Seminar Room 
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research (PCPR) & University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute
February 1, 2019 - 12:30pm
Joni Wallis, Ph.D.
Professor
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute & Department of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley
Seminar Title: "Dynamics of prefrontal computations during decision-making."
Location: 328 Mellon Institute 
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)
February 1, 2019 - 12:00pm
Anthony Grace, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series, Special Guest Lecture: "Stress and schizophrenia: Susceptibility in the developing brain"
Location: UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, 2nd floor Auditorium 
January 25, 2019 - 4:00pm
Maria Ly & Martha Canto-Bustos, PhD
MSTP Student (Aizenstein Lab); Postdoc (Oswald Lab)
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Friday Seminar Series and Happy Hour: "Machine learning-based brain age prediction and potential applications" & "Inhibitory circuits that gate associative synaptic plasticity in olfactory cortex."
Location: BST-3 Conference Room 6014
Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center (PHRC)
January 23, 2019 - 2:00pm
Giuseppe Pellizzer, PhD
Associate Professor
Neurology and Neuroscience
University of Minnesota
Seminar Title: "Motor-related changes of neural oscillatory activity."
Location: BST 1495 
Department of Neurobiology
January 23, 2019 - 10:00am
Steven Suway
Center for Neuroscience School of Medicine/Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: "Neural state changes in primate motor cortex during arm movements with distinct control requirements"
Location: **NEW LOCATION:  1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
January 22, 2019 - 4:00pm
Xiyu (Jason) Zhu, Jill Weeks, Susie Sonnenschein, Matt Phillips
Grace Lab, Sved Lab, Grace Lab, Johnson Lab
University of Pittsburgh, School of Arts & Sciences
Seminar Title: Mellon Fellowship Talks
Location: A219B Langley Hall 
Department of Neuroscience
January 18, 2019 - 3:00pm
Martha J. Farah, PhD
Professor
Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Title: "Socioeconomic status and brain development: From science to policy"
Location: Martin Colloquium Center, 4127 Sennott Square 
Department of Psychology
January 18, 2019 - 12:00pm
Carrie Bearden, Ph.D.
Professor, Joanne and George Miller and Family Endowed Chair
Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
University of California, Los Angeles
Seminar Title: Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series, Special Guest Lecture: "Convergent paths to psychosis in clinical and genetic risk populations."
Location: UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, 2nd floor auditorium 
January 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
John Mantsch, PhD
Chair, Professor
Biomedical Sciences
Marquette University
Seminar Title: "Neurobiological mechanisms that contribute to stress-related drug use"
Location: 219B Langley Hall 
Department of Neuroscience
January 11, 2019 - 12:00pm
Susanne Ahmari, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Director
Psychiatry, Translational OCD Laboratory
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series, Meet the PI Lecture: "Understanding the OCD brain: Using technology to build bridges between humans and mice."
Location: UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital,2nd floor auditorium 
January 10, 2019 - 12:00pm
Aaron Milstein
Instructor, Soltesz Lab
Neurosurgery
Stanford University School of Medicine
Seminar Title: "Neural circuit mechanisms of rapid associative learning"
Location: 704 Thackeray Hall 
January 10, 2019 - 10:00am
Rebecca Reed, PhD
Psychology
University of Kentucky
Seminar Title: "Stress, emotion regulation, and immunity: A systems perspective on healthy aging"
Location: Martin Colloquium Center, 4127 Sennott Square 
Department of Psychology
January 9, 2019 - 4:00pm
Catherine Cahill, PhD
Professor
Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles
Seminar Title: "Kappa opioid receptors drive aversive components of pain"
Location: BST 1495