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Matthew MacDonald, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

"ATP1A3 and Glutamate Signaling Protein Networks in Schizophrenia"

Monday, July 28, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference Room (503)
Bridgeside Point II



Fabio Ferrarelli, MD, PhD
Assistant Scientist and PGY3 Psychiatry Resident
University of Wisconsin - Madison

"Investigating Schizophrenia with hd-EEG, MRI, and TMS"

Monday, July 21, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Ja Wook Koo, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mt Sinai School of Medicine

"BDNF is a Negative Modulator in Morphine Action"

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Dibyadeep Datta, BA
Graduate Student Researcher

"Altered Cdc42 Signaling Pathway in Cortical Layer 3 Pyramidal Cells in Schizophrenia "

and

Daniel Wonjae Chung, MS
MD/PhD Student Researcher

"Role of ErbB4 in Altered Excitatory Inputs onto PV Interneurons in Schizophrenia "

Monday, July 7, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference Room (503)
Bridgeside Point II



Dominique Arion, PhD
Senior Research Principal

"Transcriptional Alterations in Layer 3 and Layer 5 Pyramidal Cells in DLPFC in Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression Disorder"

and

John Enwright, Ph.D.
Instructor in Psychiatry

"Cell-Type Specific Alterations in Perineuronal Nets in Subjects with Schizophrenia"

Monday, July 7, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference Room (503)
Bridgeside Point II



Caitlin Kirkwood, BSE
Graduate Student Researcher

"VILIP-1 Protein in Alzheimer Disease and Frontotemporal Lobar Dementia Postmortem Brain Tissue "

Monday, June 30, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference Room (503)
Bridgeside Point II



Marianne L. Seney, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

"Sex Chromosome Complement Regulates Expression of Mood-Related Genes"

and

Beverly J. French, BS, BA
Research Project Assistant

"Molecular and Behavioral Characterization of a Rodent Model of Interferon-α Induced Depression"

Monday, June 16, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Jian Feng, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

"Novel Epigenetic Mechanisms of Cocaine Action and Depression in Mouse Nucleus Accumbens"

Monday, June 9, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Megan L. Bertholomey, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

"Sex Differences in Alcohol Drinking and Associated Behaviors in Rats Exposed to Corticosterone in Adolescence"

Monday, May 19, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Ryan W. Logan, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

"Inhibition of Class I HDACs Reverses the Manic-like Behavioral Phenotype of Clock Mutant Mice"

Monday, May 12, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Brandon C. McKinney, MD, PhD
PGY-4 Psychiatry Resident

"DNA Methylation of Somatostatin in the Aging Brain"

and

Hyunjung Oh, MS
Pre-Doctoral Scholar

"The Role of Dendritic BDNF Transcripts in Altered Inhibitory Circuitry in MDD"

Monday, May 5, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Alex Leow, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago

"Computational Structural Neuroimaging:
Where have we been and where do we go from here?"


Monday, April 28, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Queena Li-Chun Lin, MS
Graduate Student Researcher

"Selective Neuronal Vulnerability to Chronic Stress: Relationship to Mood Dysregulation"

and

Ye (Cathy) Chen, BS
Visiting Research Scholar

"Characterization of eIF2α Signaling in SST Interneurons in PFC During Aging in Human Post Mortem Brain"

Monday, April 21, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Yanhua Huang, PhD
Assistant Professor

"Sleep Regulates Incubation of Cocaine Craving"

Monday, April 14, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

"Ketamine As a Therapeutic Target and Probe of Neural Function in OCD"

Monday, April 7, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Jenna N. Parrish, BS
Graduate Student Researcher

"Angiotensin II Type I Receptor Antagonist Azilsartan Reduces Behavioral Emotionality in Mice Exposed to Unpredictable Chronic Mild Stress"

and

Sean Piantadosi, BA
Graduate Student Researcher

"Antidepressant Effect of an Alpha5 Subunit Containing GABAA Receptor Positive Allosteric Modulator on Stress-Induced Behavioral Emotionality in Mice"

Monday, March 31, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Sohei Kimoto, MD, PhD
Visiting Scholar

"Lower Expression of Immediate Early Gene NARP in the Prefrontal Cortex of Subjects with Schizophrenia"

and

Dr. Janette Lamb
Assistant Director
Genomics and Proteomics Core Laboratories

"Core Service Overview and Update"

Monday, March 24, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Guillermo González-Burgos, PhD
Assistant Professor

"Do NMDARs control E/I balance via parvalbumin neuron-mediated signaling?"

Monday, March 17, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference, Room 503
Bridgeside Point II



Jerry Wright, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

"Working Memory Performance in Adolescent Rhesus Macaques after Repeated Treatment with D9-THC"

and

Jill Glausier, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

"GAD65 mRNA & Protein in the Prefrontal Cortex of Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder Subjects"

Monday, March 10, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference, Room 503
Bridgeside Point II



Mary Torregrossa, PhD
Assistant Professor

"Adaptations in Adrenergic Signaling Induced by Elevated Glucocorticoids in Adolescence: Relevance to Alcohol Use Disorders "

Monday, March 3, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Tobias Teichert, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

"Optimal Decision Making in Human and Non-Human Primates"

Monday, February 10, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference, Room 503
Bridgeside Point II



Angela Ozburn, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

"Effects of Pharmacogenetic Manipulation of the Nucleus Accumbens on Neuronal Activity and Alcohol-Related Behaviors"

Monday, February 3, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Jeremy M. Veenstra-VanderWeele, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics & Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University

"On the Road to Translational Treatments in Autism Spectrum Disorders"

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
WPIC Auditorium



Darrick Balu, PhD
Instructor in Psychiatry
McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School

"D-serine and the NMDA Receptor: Insights into Schizophrenia"

Monday, January 27th, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Scott Russo, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

"Peripheral immune system controls susceptibility versus resilience to stress"

Monday, January 13, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Vishnu Murty, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Psychology, New York University

"Motivation, Memory, and the Mesolimbic Dopamine System"

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Mary Ganguli, MD, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry, Epidemiology, and Neurology

"Epidemiology and the Brain"

Monday, January 6, 2014
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Sohei Kimoto, MD, PhD
Visiting Scholar

"Lower Expression of Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase 67 in the Prefrontal Cortex of Subjects with Schizophrenia: Contribution of Altered Regulation by Zif268"

and

Daniel Wonjae Chung, MS
MD/PhD Student Researcher

"Role of Abnormal ErbB4 Splicing in PV Interneuron Dysfunction of Schizophrenia "

Monday, December 16, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference, Room 503
Bridgeside Point II



Lun-Ching Chang, MS
Graduate Student Researcher

and

Masaki Lin, MS
Graduate Student Researcher

"Genetic Modulation of Brain (Molecular and Functional) Aging"

Monday, November 18, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Laura A. Rupprecht, BS
Graduate Student Researcher

"Evidence for Altered Noradrenergic Signaling After Adolescent Exposure to Elevated Glucocorticoids: Implications for Treatment of Impulsive Disorders"

and

Matthew T. Rich, BS
Graduate Student Researcher

"Effects of Amygdalar CaMKII Activity on Extinction and Reconsolidation of a Cocaine-Associated Memory"

Monday, October 28, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Kenneth N. Fish, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

"The GABAergic architecture in primates and schizophrenia"

Monday, October 21, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference, Room 503
Bridgeside Point II



Nicole M. Edgar, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

"Chronic stress induces selective disruptions of circadian amplitude in mice"

Monday, October 14, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Robert A. Sweet, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology

"Psychosis in Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration"

Monday, October 7, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference, Room 503
Bridgeside Point II



Matthew MacDonald, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

"Linking altered synaptic protein expression and co-expression network topology to spine loss in the auditory cortex of schizophrenia"

and

Micah Shelton, BS
Graduate Student Researcher

"Association of microtubule associated protein 2 and dendritic spine loss: Implications for schizophrenia"

Monday, September 23, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference, Room 503
Bridgeside Point II



Puja Parekh, BS
Graduate Student Researcher

"Nucleus accumbens synaptic plasticityin a mouse model of bipolar mania"

and

Colleen McClung, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

"The nucleus accumbens and mood-related behavior"

Monday, September 16, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Dibyadeep Datta, BA
Graduate Student Researcher

"Morphological alterations in layer 3 pyramidal cellsof the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in schizophrenia: Role of actin cytoskeleton"

and

Anil Vatsavayi, MD, MPH
Postdoctoral Fellow

"Markers of synaptic plasticity and neurodegeneration in VILIP-1 heterozygous mice"

Monday, September 9, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference, Room 503
Bridgeside Point II



Bo Chen, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

"Cocaine-Induced Membrane Adaptation in the Central Nucleus of Amygdala"

and

Zheng Liu, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

"Sleep Deprivation Regulates Nucleus Accumbens Neurons"

Monday, July 22, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



John F. Enwright, PhD
Instructor in Psychiatry

"Schizophrenia Caught in a Net: Reductions in Perineuronal Nets in Subjects with Schizophrenia"

Monday, July 15, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Ryan W. Logan, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

"Therapeutic utility of HDAC inhibitors in an animal model of bipolar mania"

Monday, July 1, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Conor Liston, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Stanford University

"Circadian glucocorticoid oscillations regulate synapse development and learning-dependent plasticity: Implications for stress-related psychiatric disorders"

Friday, June 28, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Trey Williams, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

"The opposing actions of CLOCK and CREB regulate dopamine synthesis and cocaine place preference in a model of bipolar mania"

Monday, June 24, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



David W. Volk, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

"A cross-species investigation into the role of Lhx6 in cortical inhibitory circuitry disturbances in schizophrenia"

Monday, June 17th, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
4th Floor Conference Room (402)
Bridgeside Point II



Andrea G. Gillman, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

"The Arcuate Nucleus Partially Mediates Cocaine-Entrained Circadian Activity Episodes"

Monday, June 10, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Gil D. Hoftman, BS
Graduate Student Researcher

"Development of cortical GABA circuitry: Identifying periods of vulnerability to schizophrenia"

Monday, June 3, 2013
10:00-11:00 AM
2nd Floor Auditorium
Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC)



Marianne L. Seney, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

"The role of genetic sex in affect regulation and expression of GABA-related genes across species"

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Michelle M. Sidor, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow

"Rapid mood-cycling in an animal model of mania driven by altered circadian control of dopaminergic activity"

Monday, May 20, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Kenneth N. Fish, PhD
Assistant Professor

"Differential distribution of GAD65 and GAD67 in boutons arising from different subtypes of GABAergic neurons--implications for schizophrenia"

Monday, May 6, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
4th Floor Conference Room (402)
Bridgeside Point II



Queena Li-Chun Lin, MS
Pre-Doctoral Scholar

"Role of somatostatin in affect dysregulation"

Monday, April 29, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Samantha Fung, PhD
Research Officer
Neuroscience Research Australia

"Inflammation overload: Can white matter neurons inform us about cortical pathology in schizophrenia?"

Friday, April 26, 2013
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Nathan Yates, PhD
Associate Professor of Cell Biology
University of Pittsburgh

"Application of an Unbiased Proteomic Platform for the Identification of Protein Markers in Cerebrospinal Fluid"

Monday, April 15, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Maura Boldrini, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Columbia University

Research Scientist
Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Division
New York State Psychiatric Institute

"Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Major Depression"

Monday, April 8, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Gil D. Hoftman, BS
MD, PhD Graduate Student Researcher

"Maturation of Cortical Parvalbumin GABA Neurons"

Monday, April 1st, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Igor Ponomarev, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Austin

"Systems Neurogenomics of Alcohol"

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Angela R. Ozburn, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
University of Texas at Austin

"The Role of the Circadian Gene, Npas2, in Cocaine Reward and Anxiety-like Behaviors"

Monday, March 25th, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



George C. Tseng, ScD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Biostatistics, Human Genetics, and Computational & Systems Biology

Etienne L. Sibille, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry

Lun-Ching Chang, MS
Graduate Student Researcher
Department of Psychiatry


"Molecular Aging of the Brain Modulates Diseases Risk and Functional Outcomes"

Monday, March 18, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Mary Torregrossa, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

"Manipulating Memories to Prevent Relapse to Drug Addiction"

Monday, March 4, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Nicole M. Edgar, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

"Dissecting Circadian Disruptions in Mood Disorders"

Monday, February 25, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Minae Niwa, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Johns Hopkins University

"Developmental trajectory of brain maturation and adult behavior: relevance to mental illness"

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Shin-ichi Kano, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Johns Hopkins University

"Brain disorders in a dish: toward a mechanistic understanding of mental illness"

Monday, February 18th, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Jason Newman, PhD
Senior Research Principal

"Altered Immunostaining of Microtubule Associated Protein 2 in Deep Layer 3 of the Auditory Cortex in Schizophrenia Subjects"

and

Micah Shelton, BA
CNUP Graduate Student

"Investigating MAP2 in Schizophrenia: In Vitro Methods to Understand Disease Interactions"

Monday, February 11, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Colleen McClung, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

"Messing Around with the SCN and Other Fun in the McClung Lab"

Monday, February 4, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Daniel B. Kay, MS
Postdoctoral Fellowship Applicant
University of Florida

"Translational Sleep Medicine: Definitions, Mechanisms, and Aging"

Thursday, January 31, 2013
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Etienne Sibille, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Clinical and Translational Science

"Recent Updates on Molecular Investigations of Depression"

Monday, January 28, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Guillermo Gonzalez-Burgos, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

"GABAA Receptor-Mediated Synaptic Inhibition Develops Post-natally in Primate Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex"

Monday, January 14, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Gina D'Angelo, PhD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Neurology
Washington University

"Statistical Approaches to Evaluate Groupwise Resting-state fMRI Data"

Monday, December 17th, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Takanori Hashimoto, MD, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry

"Expression of Cortical Parvalbumin Neuron-Selective Gene KCNS3 in Schizophrenia and Postnatal Development"

Monday, December 10, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Nicole M. Carrier, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellowship Applicant
Florida State University College of Medicine

"The Anti-depressive Effects of Testosterone are Mediated by ERK2 Signaling in the Hippocampus"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Colleen A. McClung, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Ellen Frank, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Holly Swartz, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Mary Phillips, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science

"Rhythms and Blues: Circadian Rhythms and Mood Disorders"

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
4:00 to 5:30 PM
4th Floor Conference Room (402)
Bridgeside Point II



Dominique Arion, PhD
Senior Research Principal

"Transcriptional Alterations in Layers 3 and 5 Pyramidal Cells in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in Schizophrenia"

Monday, November 26, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Amelie Soumier, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

"The Role of Frontal Cortex SST-Positive Cells in Adult Behavioral Emotionality:
A Viral Vector-Mediated Approach"


and

Queena Li-Chun Lin, MS
Graduate Student Researcher

"A Role of Somatostatin in Affect Regulation"

Monday, November 19, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference Room (503)
Bridgeside Point II



Valur Olafsson, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Radiology
University of California, San Diego

"High Performance fMRI with Multiecho Multiband Acquisitions"

Thursday, November 8th, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Susan Carnell, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Columbia University

"Fat brains, greedy genes and parent power: a biobehavioral susceptibility approach to understanding child and adult obesity"

Monday, November 5th, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Jazmin Acosta, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellowship Applicant
University of Michigan

"Menopause, Hormone Therapy, and Cognition: Optimizing Treatments Based on Insights from Animal Models"

Thursday, November 1st, 2012
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Adriana Di Martino, MD
Leon Levy Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
New York University Child Study Center

"Using intrinsic brain function to dissect neurodevelopmental disorders"

Monday, October 22, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



David Volk, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

"Elevated Viral Restriction Factor Levels in Cortical Endothelial Cells in Schizophrenia"

Monday, October 1, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Dibyadeep Datta, BS
Graduate Student Researcher

"Developmental Trajectories of Molecular Transcripts Regulating GABA and Glutamate Inputs to Pyramidal Cells in Monkey Prefrontal Cortex"

and

Gil Hoftman, BS
MSTP Graduate Student Researcher

"Selective Loss of Chandelier Cell Appositions in Monkey Prefrontal Cortex Between Infancy and Adulthood"

September 24, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (Rm 1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Hyunjung Oh, MS
Pre-doctoral Scholar

"BDNF- and GABA-Related Gene Dysregulation in Major Depressive Disorder"

and

Jenna Parrish, BS
Graduate Student Researcher

"Reduced GABAergic Dendritic Inhibition in Major Depression"

September 10, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference, Room 503
Bridgeside Point II



Antonio Convit, MD
Director of the BODyLab and the BODY Project
Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine
New York University School of Medicine

"Impact of Diabesity on Brain: Mechanisms and Interventions"

Monday, September 10th, 2012
3:00-4:00 PM
Scaife Conference Center, Room 1103



Hyunjung Oh, MS
Pre-doctoral Scholar

"BDNF- and GABA-Related Gene Dysregulation in Major Depressive Disorder"

and

Jenna Parrish, BS
Graduate Student Researcher

"Reduced GABAergic Dendritic Inhibition in Major Depression"

September 10, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference, Room 503
Bridgeside Point II



Tobias Teichert, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Neuroscience
Columbia University

"Neural Basis of Adaptive Decision-Making in the Macaque"

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
Biomedical Science Tower
16th Floor Conference Room (Rm 1695)



Trey Williams, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

"Regulation of Dopamine by CLOCK:
Potential Mechanisms Underlying the Circadian Control of Mood and Reward"


and

Michelle Sidor, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow

"A Combined Optogenetic and Pharmacogenetic Approach to Neuromodulation of Mesolimbic Dopamine Activity in a Mouse Model of Mania."

Monday, July 30, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
4th Floor Conference Room (402)
Bridgeside Point II



Michael E. Talkowski, PhD
Instructor in Neurology
Harvard Medical School

"Chromosomal Aberrations, Chromothripsis, and Insight into the Genetic Architecture of Neuropsychiatric Disorders"

Friday, July 27th, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
Biomedical Science Tower
16th Floor Conference Room (Rm 1695)



Adam Tripp, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

"Somatostatin, the sgACC, and Major Depression"

and

Marianne Seney, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

"Opposing Actions of Genetic and Gonadal Sex on Affect Regulation"

Monday, July 23, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Andrea Gillman, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

"Drugs of Abuse Entrain Circadian Rhythms: Evidence and Potential Mechanisms"

and

Angela Ozburn, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

"The Role of Clock in Drug-Related Behaviors"

Monday, July 16, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower


Luke Clark, PhD
University Lecturer
Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

"Neural Substrates of Distorted Cognition in Gambling Addiction"

Monday, July 9, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Guillermo González-Burgos, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

"Current Models of the Mechanisms of Cortical Gamma Oscillations"

and

Diego Pafundo, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

"Cholinergic Modulation of Inhibitory and Excitatory Synaptic Transmission: Implications for Gamma Oscillations"

Monday, July 2, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Etienne Sibille, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Clinical and Translational Science

"Molecular Bases of Depression"

Monday, June 25, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Patrick Murray, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

"Shedding Light on Alzheimer Disease with Psychosis"

and

Caitlin Kirkwood, BS
Graduate Student Researcher

"VILIP-1 in Alzheimer Disease with Psychosis"

Monday, June 18, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Susan Perlman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

"Functional Neuroimaging of Child Emotional Development"

Monday, June 11, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Gary D. Foster, PhD
Director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education
Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Temple University

"Prevention and Treatment of Obesity: From the Schools to the Clinic"

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
9:00-10:00 AM
14th Floor Conference Room (1495)
Biomedical Science Tower



Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

"Neural Circuits: The New Frontier of Neuropsychiatric Diagnostics and Therapeutics"

Monday, June 4th, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



University of Pittsburgh
Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar Series

Colleen A. McClung, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

"Circadian Genes, Dopamine, and the Biology of Psychiatric Disorders"

Friday, June 1, 2012
12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM
Auditorium 6, Scaife Hall

For more information on Dr. Colleen McClung's presentation and the Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar Series, please click here.



Marianne Seney, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

Dorothy Sit, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Jill Cyranowski, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Bea Luna, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Etienne Sibille, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science

"Gender/Sex and Depression"

Thursday, May 22, 2012
4:00 to 5:30 PM
4th Floor Conference, Room 402
Bridgeside Point II



Robert Sweet, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology

"Lost (and Found) in Translation: Auditory Cortex Pathology in Schizophrenia"

Monday, May 21, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Services for the Treatment of Early Psychosis (STEP) Clinic
Mental Health Conference Planning

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences

Community Care Behavioral Health Organization
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SEARCH FOR TREATMENTS IN EARLY PSYCHOSIS (STEP)
Seventh Biennial Symposium
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May 18, 2012
Sheraton Station Square
300 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Course Director:
Raymond Y. Cho, MD, MSc

Faculty:
David A. Lewis, MD
Beatriz Luna, PhD
Anthony Grace, PhD
Judith L. Rapoport, MD
Konasale Prasad, MD
Vaibhav A. Diwadkar, PhD
Deepak Cyril D'Souza, MD
Scott Schobel, MD, MSc

For more information, please click here and look for the STEP symposium link.



Sharyl Fyffe-Maricich, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Case Western Reserve University

"ERK MAP Kinase Regulation of Myelination: New Mouse Models for the Study of White Matter Perturbations in Human Disease"

Thursday, May 17, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Bea Luna, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Howard Aizenstein, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Bioengineering, and
Clinical and Translational Science

Ed Friedman, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Etienne Sibille, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science

"Life-time Trajectories and Depression"

Thursday, April 26, 2012
4:00 to 5:30 PM
4th Floor Conference, Room 402
Bridgeside Point II



Susanne Ahmari, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Columbia University

"Using Optogenetics and Translatable Neurocognitive Tasks to Dissect OCD Circuits in Mice and Humans"

Thursday, April 19, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Bita Moghaddam, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry

Tony Grace, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Psychology

Colleen McClung, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Mary Phillips, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science

"Dopamine and Depression"

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
4:00 to 5:30 PM
4th Floor Conference, Room 402
Bridgeside Point II



Dean Salisbury, PhD
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School

"Mismatch Negativity: A Potential Probe of Glu-GABA Imbalance in Schizophrenia"

Monday, March 12, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Ellen Frank, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Judy Cameron, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Cell Biology Physiology, Obstetrics-Gynecology Reproductive Sciences, and Clinical and Translational Science

Etienne Sibille, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science

University of Pittsburgh

"Phenotyping in Depression: Of Mice, Monkeys and Humans"

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
4:00 to 5:30 PM
4th Floor Conference, Room 402
Bridgeside Point II



Joshua G. Hunsberger, PhD
Julius Axelrod Post Doctoral Fellow
National Institute of Mental Health

"miRNAs in Psychiatry: From Biomarkers to Novel Targets"

Monday, February 27, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference, Room 503
Bridgeside Point II



Xiang Yang Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

"Smoking and Schizophrenia"

Monday, February 20, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



David Leitman, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania

"The Brain and Social Communication: Implications for Psychiatry"

Thursday, February 16th, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



David J. Kupfer, MD
Thomas Detre Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Clinical and Translational Science University of Pittsburgh

"Issues of Dimensionality in Depression, in Light of DSM-V and RDoC"

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
4:00 to 5:30 PM
4th Floor Conference, Room 402
Bridgeside Point II



Michael Halassa, MD, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Thalamo-Cortical State Dynamics:
Opto-Molecular Investigation of Glial and Neural Substrates"


Monday, January 30, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



David E. Moorman, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Medical University of South Carolina

"Characterizing the Neural Circuitry Underlying Motivated Decision-Making and its Collapse in Addiction"

Thursday, January 26, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower


Melissa Warden, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Stanford University

"Cortical Control of Neuromodulatory Systems in Motivated Behavior"

Thursday, January 19, 2012
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower


Kenneth Mackie, MD
Professor
Indiana University, Bloomington

"Mechanisms of CB1 Cannabinoid Receptor Desensitization"

Monday, November 21, 2011
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Dost Ongur, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

"Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Studies in Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia:
New Uses for an Old Technique"


Monday, November 7, 2011
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Colleen A. McClung, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

"Rhythms and Blues, How Circadian Genes Regulate Reward Circuitry"

Monday, October 31, 2011
12:00-1:00 PM
5th Floor Conference, Room 503
Bridgeside Point II



Yanhua Huang, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Washington State University

"From Silent Synapse to Sleep and Reward"

Thursday, October 20, 2011
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Nelly Alia-Klein, PhD
Scientist
Brookhaven National Laboratories

"Genes, Brain and Behavior in Human Aggression"

Thursday, October 13, 2011
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



"People Say I'm Crazy"
by John Cadigan
The only film about schizophrenia ever made by someone with schizophrenia.
We will watch a portion of this compelling documentary about the life of a man with schizophrenia followed by a Q&A session with a panel of experts.

With Panel of Experts:

Kevin D. Eklund, BSN
Debra M. Montrose, PhD
David W. Volk, MD, PhD

Monday, September 19, 2011
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower



Marianne Seney, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

"Using Mouse Models to Study Mechanisms Underlying
Sex Differences in Major Depression Susceptibility"


Monday, September 12, 2011
12:00-1:00 PM
16th Floor Conference Room (1695)
Biomedical Science Tower


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