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NEWS

Upcoming Seminars

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020
    Christopher L. Cunningham, PhD
    Title: Protein Assembly and Transport in the Auditory System
    Department of Neuroscience
    Johns Hopkins University
    Time: 10:30 a.m.
    Virtual Link: Zoom Link

  • Friday, September 18, 2020
    Special Guest Lecture
    Karen Quigley, Research Professor of Psychology
    Title: Understanding the Body: Subjective Experience and Behavior Change
    Northeastern University
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link Location: MS Teams Link Location

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    Fan Wang, PhD, Professor
    Title: General Anesthesia Activates Distinct Circuits to Promote Sedation, Analgesia and Anxiolysis
    Department of Neurobiology
    Duke University
    Time: 3:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: TBA

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    Alfonso Araque, PhD
    Title: Tripartite Synapses: Astrocyte Control of Synaptic Transmission and Plasticity
    University of Minnesota
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: TBA

  • Friday, October 2, 2020
    Researchers On The Rise
    Polina Vanyukov, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
    Title: Social and Decision Neuroscience of Suicidal Behavior
    University of Pittsburgh
    School of Medicine
    Lisa Germeroth, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
    Title: Targeting Association Memories in Behavioral Obesity Intervention
    University of Pittsburgh
    School of Medicine
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link Location: MS Teams Link Location

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2020
    Tirin Moore, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology
    Title: TBA
    Stanford University
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: TBA

  • Friday, October 9, 2020
    Irene Jakab Lecture
    John Rubenstein, MD, PhD, Nina Ireland Distinguished Professor of Child Psychiatry
    Title: Transcriptional Control of Cortical Development - A Link to Autism
    University of California at San Francisco
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link Location: MS Teams Link Location

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020
    Mackenzie Mathis, PhD
    Title: TBA
    EPFL
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: TBA

  • 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: MS Teams Link Location

  • 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: MS Teams Link Location

  • 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: MS Teams Link Location

  • 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
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link Location: MS Teams Link Location

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020
    Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD
    Title: TBA
    Columbia University
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Virtual Link: TBA

Recipients of the 2019-2020 CNUP Research Excellence Awards

EVENTS

Upcoming CNUP PhD Defenses

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    Emily M. Parker, BA, MA
    Title: CACNB4 Overexpression and Dendritic Spine Loss in Schizophrenia
    School of Medicine/Neurobiology
    Time: 3:00 p.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