Date (Host) and Speaker Student Title
|Th Jan 13||Wayne Silver||Introduction|
|Tu 18||Host: Jim Schirillo (Psy)||Greg||Now you see it, now you don’t – now you do!|
|Th 20||John McHaffie||Cross-modal rehabilitation in an animal model of visual hemineglect|
|Tu 25||Host: Susan Fahrbach (Bio)||Kim||Environmental complexity and brain plasticity in mice: An ethological/|
|Th 27||Ron Oppenheim||Elaine||neuroethological perspective|
|Tu Feb 1||Host: Miriam Ashley-Ross (Bio)||Rebecca||Estrogen and the brain: What’s the|
|Th 3||Mary Lou Voytko||Sammy||buzz?|
|Tu 8||Host: Erik Johnson (Bio)||Kiara||Protecting neurons from the stresses of|
|Th 10||Mike Tytell||James||life – The role of heat shock proteins.|
|Tu 15||Host: Wayne Silver (Bio)||Ryan||Effects of training on the representation|
|Th 17||Christos Constantinidis||of working memory in brain activity|
|Tu 22||Host: Anita McCauley (Bio)||Alice||Brain Aging|
|Th 24||David Riddle||Alex F.|
|Tu Mar 1||Host: Susan Fahrbach||Alex H.||Brain plasticity in adults|
|Th 3||Susan Fahrbach||Mary – “Re”|
|Tu 8||SPRING BREAK|
|Th 10||SPRING BREAK|
|Tu 15||Host: Wayne Pratt (Psy)||Genea||Nonhuman primate models of substance abuse:|
|Th 17||Paul Czoty||Jordan||Abuse liability and medication effectiveness|
|Tu 22||Host: Katy Läck (Bio)||Jamil||Monkeys self-administering cocaine:|
|Th 24 3||Mike Nader||Shannon||What that can tell us about our brain and our behavior|
|Tu 29||Host: Katy Läck (Bio)||Brad||Translational Research of Radiation Injury to the|
|Th 31||Ann Peiffer||Amin||Brain: of Rat, Monkey and Wo\Man|
|Tu Apr 5||Host: Katy Läck (Bio)||Natalie||Building a brain network from|
|Th 7||Satoru Hayasaka||Devon||functional MRI|
|Tu 12||Host: Bill Conner (Bio)||Ryan F.||Keratin biomaterials for nerve tissue|
|Th 14||Mark Van Dyke||Wilson||regeneration|
|Tu 19||Host: Wayne Silver (Bio)||Alex W.||Neuroscience of pain|
|Th 21||James Eisenach||Tarick|
Assignments and Quizes: 90%
Students will be graded on either written assignments or quizzes each week.
An announcement will be made after the Thursday seminar informing students of which of the following assessments will be assigned:
1) A short answer ten question (10 point) quiz that will be given during the first 15 minutes of the following class.
2) A one page (10 point) summary of the Thursday seminar to include
a) a concise statement of the question being addressed (2 points)
b) a concise statement of the results obtained. (2 points)
c) a brief description of the methods used to address the question. (2 points)
d) a discussion of how this study advances our knowledge of this subject? What is the “Big Picture”? (2 points)
3) A one page paper (10 point) theorizing future directions of the research presented at the seminar
This can include, but is not limited to, suggesting “the next step” in the research or applying this research to a different field.
4) A one page paper (10 point) suggesting the real world implications of the research presented.
Why should we care about the research presented?
Rather than telling stating that “the research will help people with, for example, hemineglect”, explain what the problem is, why it needs to be studied and how the research can help.
The quality of your writing and your scientific accuracy are each worth 1 point for all of the writing assignments.
You will be allowed to drop your lowest assignment grade.
Each student will be assigned to one or more of the seminars, and along with the Neuroscience Faculty Host, will be responsible for leading the Tuesday discussions. Your participation grade is based on your contributions to class discussions as well as how you “lead” your assigned discussion. Please contact the Faculty Host before your presentation.
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Amrein I, Lipp H-P (2009) Adult hippocampal neurogenesis of mammals: evolution and life history. Biology Letters 5:141-144.
Kempermann G, Kuhn HG, Gage FH (1997) More hippocampal neurons in adult mice living in an enriched environment. Nature 386:493-496.
Mary Lou Voytko
Sherwin, BB and Henry JF. (2008) Brain aging modulates the neuroprotective effects of estrogen
on selective aspects of cognition in women: A critical review. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology 29: 88–113.
Robinson MB, Taylor AR, Gifondorwa DJ, Tytell M, Milligan CE.(2008) Exogenous Hsc70, but not thermal preconditioning, confers protection to motoneurons subjected to oxidative stress. Dev Neurobiol. 68:1-17.
Meyer T, Xue-Lian Qi X-L, and Constantinidis C. (2007) Persistent Discharges in the Prefrontal
Cortex of Monkeys Naıve to Working Memory Tasks. Cerebral Cortex 17: i70–i76
Ownby, RL (2010) Neuroinflammation and cognitive aging. Curr Psychiatry Rep 12:39–45.
Bishop, NA, Tao Lu, T, and Yankner, BA (2010) Neural mechanisms of ageing
and cognitive decline. Nature 464:529-535.
Ismail N, Robinson GE, Fahrbach SE (2006) Stimulation of muscarinic receptors mimics experience-dependent plasticity in the honey bee brain. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 103:207-11.
Fahrbach, S.E. and Dobrin, S (2008) The how and why of structural plasticity in the honey bee brain, In: Cognitive Ecology II, R Dukas and J Ratcliffe, eds. University of Chicago Press, 27-46.
Czoty, PW, Gould, RW, Martelle JL and Nader, MA (2010) Prolonged Attenuation of the Reinforcing Strength of Cocaine by Chronic d-Amphetamine in Rhesus Monkeys. Neuropsychopharm [Epub ahead of print]
Czoty PW, Ramanathan CR, Mutschler NH, Makriyannis A, Bergman J. (2004) Drug discrimination in methamphetamine-trained monkeys: effects of monoamine transporter inhibitors. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 311(2):720-7.
Nader MA, Czoty PW. (2005) PET imaging of dopamine D2 receptors in monkey models of cocaine abuse: genetic predisposition versus environmental modulation. Am J Psychiatry., 162:1473-82.
Morgan D, Grant KA, Gage HD, Mach RH, Kaplan JR, Prioleau O, Nader SH, Buchheimer N, Ehrenkaufer RL, Nader MA. (2002) Social dominance in monkeys: dopamine D2 receptors and cocaine self-administration. Nat Neurosci. 5:169-74.
Nader MA, Morgan D, Gage HD, Nader SH, Calhoun TL, Buchheimer N, Ehrenkaufer R, Mach RH. (2006) PET imaging of dopamine D2 receptors during chronic cocaine self-administration in monkeys. Nat Neurosci. 9:1050-6.
Robbins, ME, Bourland, JD, Cline, JM, Wheeler, KT and Deadwyler, SA. (2010) A model for assessing cognitive impairment after fractionated whole-brain irradiation in nonhuman primates” In Press
Robbins, ME, Brunso-Bechtold, JK, Peiffer, AM, Tsien, CI, Bailey, J and Marks, LB. “Imaging radiation-induced normal tissue injury” Mike E. Robbins, (submitted manuscript for the course).
Peiffer AM, Shi L, Olson J, and Brunso-Bechtold JK (2010) Differential effects of radiation and age on diffusion tensor imaging in rats. Brain Res., 1351, 23-31.
Bullmore, E and Sporns, O. (2009) Complex brain networks: graph theoretical analysis of structural and functional systems. Nature Review Neurosci 10: 186-198
Mark Van Dyke
Belkas JS, Shoichet MS, Midha R. Peripheral nerve regeneration through guidance tubes. Neurol Res. 2004;26(2):151-60
Sierpinski P, Garrett J, Ma J, Apel P, Klorig D, Smith T, Koman LA, Atala A, Van Dyke M. The use of keratin biomaterials derived from human hair for the promotion of rapid regeneration of peripheral nerves. Biomaterials 2008;29(1):118-28
Basbaum AI, Bautista DM, Scherrer G, Julius D. (2009) Cellular and molecular mechanisms of pain. Cell.139(2):267-84.