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NEWS

Upcoming Seminars

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    Mackenzie Mathis, PhD, Assistant Professor
    Title: Making Really Deep Cuts: Swiftly Tailored Deep Neural Networks for Robust Pose Estimation
    EPFL
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: TBA

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    Anna Taylor, PhD
    Title: Addiction and Your Gut Bacteria
    University of Alberta
    Time: 3:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2020
    Meet The PI Lecture
    Dean Salisbury, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry
    Title: Auditory Hallucinations and Pathophysiology in First Episode Psychosis
    University of Pittsburgh
    School of Medicine
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link Location: Please Contact Frances Patrick (patrickfm@upmc.edu) For More Information

  • Friday, November 6, 2020
    Distinguished Scientist Lecture
    George Koob, MD, PhD, Director
    Title: Alcohol and Stress, and the Neurobiology of Alcohol and Drug Addiction
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link Location: Please Contact Frances Patrick (patrickfm@upmc.edu) For More Information

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020
    Mary Barbe
    Title: Neural Fibrosis in Repetitive Overuse Injury
    Temple University
    Time: 3:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: TBA

  • Friday, November 13, 2020
    Meet The PI Lecture
    Ariel Gildengers, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry
    Title: Evaluations of Brain and Cognitive Changes in Older Adults Taking Lithium to Prevent Alzheimer Type Dementia
    University of Pittsburgh
    School of Medicine
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link Location: Please Contact Frances Patrick (patrickfm@upmc.edu) For More Information

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020
    Catherine Woolley, PhD
    Title: Sex Differences in the Brain: Not what You Think Evidence for Latent Sex Differences in Mechanisms of Synaptic Modulation
    Northwestern Univesity
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: TBA

  • Friday, November 20, 2020
    Distinguished Scientist Lecture
    Constantine Lyketsos, MD, Elizabeth Plank Althouse Professor in Alzheimer’s Disease Research Chair, Department of Psychiatry
    Title: Aging Really Matters: New Directions in Understanding Late Life Neuropsychiatric Disorders
    Johns Hopkins University
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link Location: Please Contact Frances Patrick (patrickfm@upmc.edu) For More Information

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020
    Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD, Assistant Professor
    Title: Bridging the Gap Between Innate and Learned Behaviors: A Parental Role In Promoting Survival
    Columbia University
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: TBA

  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020
    Yenisel Cruz-Almeida
    Title: Pain and Aging: Why it Hurts to Get Old?
    University of Florida
    Time: 3:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: TBA

Recipients of the 2019-2020 CNUP Research Excellence Awards

EVENTS

Upcoming CNUP PhD Defenses

  • Thursday, October 22, 2020
    Rebecca Krall, BS
    Title: A Postsynaptic Mechanism of Zinc Transport Driving Inhibition of NMDA Receptors
    School of Medicine/Neurobiology
    Time: 11:00 a.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link

CNUP Calendar Events

FRIDAY SEMINAR SERIES

The Friday Seminar Series is a biweekly seminar featuring two, 25-minute, research presentations from graduate students, post docs, research technicians, and junior faculty members. The seminars include speakers from several departments across campus and cover a wide range of neuroscience-related research topics. A happy hour with pizza and beer are provided to help foster informal discussions amongst scientists within the diverse neuroscience community at Pitt. The goal of this seminar series is to provide additional training opportunities and to enhance the collaborative environment across labs and departments. If you would like more information about the Friday Seminar Series or would like to give a talk, please contact Amanda Henton at amh296@pitt.edu or Thais Rafael Guimaraes at thr38@pitt.edu.

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ANNUAL RETREAT

Each fall, the center sponsors an annual retreat at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, a serene 1,700-acre resort nestled in the hills of nearby West Virginia. This extremely popular event is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, and training faculty, and annually attracts more than 150 attendees. The retreat is a blend of academic, social, and outdoor activities. Prominent visiting scientists deliver formal presentations, followed by trainee-led discussions. Most of the weekend is devoted to relaxed and informal interactions between trainees, CNUP faculty, and the keynote speakers.

Learn More About Our Amazing Annual Retreat