Past Research Seminars

November 2021

Leena E. Williams, PhD

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR @ 10:00am

Hosted By:  Meaghan Creed, PhD

Leena E. Williams, PhD
Discovery Research Fellow
The Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain
Centre for Brain Discovery Sciences
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Mechanisms of Cortical Plasticity and Sensory Perception

Zoom Meeting Info:  Please contact Amber Spies for details

October 2021

Scott B. Hansen, PhD

IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

Hosted by:  Wayland Cheng, MD, PhD

Scott B. Hansen, PhD
Associate Professor
Molecular Medicine
The Scripps Research Institute

The molecular basis of inhaled anesthesia

In-Person Location:  Moore Auditorium

Zoom Meeting Info:  Please contact Amber Spies for details

 

Mark J. Arcario, MD, PhD

IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

 

Mark J. Arcario, MD, PhD
Fellow, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Washington University School of Medicine

Membrane-Mediated Allosteric Modulation of Ligand-Gated Ion Channels: Insights from Molecular Dynamics Simulation

In-Person Location:   Moore Auditorium

Zoom Meeting Info:  Please contact Amber Spies for details

 

May 2021

LaTasha K. Crawford, VMD, PhD, DACVP

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

Hosted by:  Alexxia Kravitz

LaTasha K. Crawford, VMD, PhD, DACVP
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathobiological Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine

Novel Comparative Strategies for the Mechanistic Study of pain and Peripheral Neuropathies

Zoom Meeting Info:

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Sudha Chakrapani, PhD

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

Hosted by: Gustav Akk

Sudha Chakrapani, PhD
Joseph T. Wearn, MD University Professor in Medicine
Director, Cryo-Electron Microscopy Core
Director, Cleveland Center for Membrane and Structural Biology
Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Case Western Reserve University

Gating Mechanisms in Pentameric Ligand Gated Ion Channels

Zoom Meeting Info:

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Ziva D. Cooper, PhD

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

Hosted by:  Robert Gereau

Ziva D. Cooper, PhD
Director, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative
Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
UCLA

Human Studies Probing Cannabis Constituents as Substitutes or Adjuncts to Opioids

Zoom Meeting Info:

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April 2021

Nadine Gogolla, PhD

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR @ 10:00am

Hosted by:  Meaghan Creed

Nadine Gogolla, PhD
Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
Germany

Emotion Homeostasis:  How the insular cortex uses bodily feedback to gate fear

Zoom Meeting Info:

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Shinjae Chung, PhD

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

Hosted by:  Aaron Norris

Shinjae Chung, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Neural Circuits Underlying Sleep and Emotional Regulation

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Jacob G. McPherson, PhD

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMIANR

Hosted by:  Robert Gereau

Jacob G. McPherson
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Physical Therapy
Washington University Pain Center

 

Spontaneous Neural Synchrony Links Intrinsic Spinal Sensory and Motor Networks During Unconsciousness

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Paul M. Riegelhaupt, MD, PhD

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

Paul M. Riegelhaupt, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medical College

The ups and downs of K2P channel gating and pharmacology

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Hosted by:  Wayland Cheng

March 2021

Julie A. Kauer, PhD

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

Hosted by:  Jose Moron-Concepcion

Julie A. Kauer, PhD     
Professor 
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences 
Stanford University School of Medicine 

GABAergic afferents to the VTA: Distinct synaptic plasticity, opiate sensitivity, and behavioral profiles 

Zoom Meeting Info:

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Judith Hellman, MD

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

Judith Hellman, MD 
William L Young, M.D. Endowed Professor and Vice Chair for Research 
Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care 
University of California, San Francisco 

 The endocannabinoid and endovanilloid systems in innate immunity and sepsis

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Bo Duan, PhD

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

Bo Duan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
University of Michigan

Dissecting neural circuits for mechanical itch

Zoom Meeting Info

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Hosted by:  Hongzhen Hu

February 2021

William Carlezon, PhD

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

Hosted by:  Jose Moron-Concepcion

William Carlezon, Ph.D. 
Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience 
Harvard Medical School 
Chief, Basic Neuroscience Division 
Director, SPARED Center @ McLean 
McLean Hospital 

 

Enduring effects of the early developmental immune activation 

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January 2021

Carlos A. Paladini, PhD

Professor
Department of Biology
The University of Texas at San Antonio

In Vivo Patch-Clamp Recordings Reveal Distinct Subthreshold Signatures and Threshold Dynamics of Midbrain Dopamine Neurons

Zoom Meeting Info

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Hosted by:  Jose Moron-Concepcion

Benedict Alter, MD, PhD

Benedict Alter, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor 
Director, Translational Pain Research 
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine 
University of Pittsburgh 

Mechanisms and Translational Applications of Endogenous Pain Modulation 

 

Zoom Meeting Info

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Sachin Patel, MD, PhD

Sachin Patel, MD, PhD 
James G. Blakemore Professor, Psychiatry 
Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics 
Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry 
Vanderbilt School of Medicine 

Endocannabinoid Modulation of Stress Responsivity and Alcohol Withdrawal

 

Zoom Meeting Info

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Hosted by:  Robert W. Gereau, IV, PhD

Afton L. Hassett, PsyD

Associate Professor 
Department of Anesthesiology 
Division of Pain Research  
Chronic Pain & Fatigue Research Center 
Director of Clinical Pain Research 
The Back and Pain Center 
University of Michigan 

 

Protective Factors and Resilience Interventions: Consider the Other Side of the Coin

Zoom Meeting Info

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Hosted by:  Michael Avidan, MBBCh, FCASA and Chief Resident Dr. Megan Dewey

December 2020

Nicholas Gilpin, PhD

Professor
Department of Physiology
Louisiana State University Health – New Orleans

“Racial Inequities in Federal Funding for Biomedical Research”

Please contact Christina Caldwell for details.

Brian K. Flesner, DVM, MS

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

 

Brian K Flesner, DVM, MS

Assistant Professor 
Department of Oncology 
University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine 

 

Comparative Understanding of Cancer Pain: Dogs Lead the Way

Zoom Meeting Info

Please contact Christina Caldwell for details

 

Hosted by:  Simon Haroutounian

Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, PhD

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

 

Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, PhD 

Mitchell J. and Margo Krody Blutt 
Presidential Assistant Professor 
University of Pennsylvania 
Department of Biology 

 

Neural circuit mechanisms and technology for pain and social touch

Zoom Meeting Info

Please contact Christina Caldwell for details

 

Hosted by:  Robert Gereau

November 2020

Emily Sena, PhD & Nadia Soliman, Post Graduate Student

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

 

Emily Sena, PhD
The University of Edinburgh

&

Nadia Soliman, Post Graduate Student
Imperial College London

 

The Importance of Preclinical Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Research and Researchers 

Zoom Meeting Info

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Hosted by:  Simon Haroutounian

C. Ryan King, MD, PhD

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

 

C. Ryan King, MD, PhD

Instructor in Anesthesiology
Washington University School of Medicine

 

Incorporating artificial intelligence into the pre- and post-anesthesia workflow

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October 2020

Prof. Tony Pickering, BSc, PhD, MB, ChB, FRCA

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

 

Prof Tony Pickering, BSc, PhD, MB ChB, FRCA 

Professor of Neuroscience and Anesthesia 
School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience 
University of Bristol 

Attention to circuits: a bottom up view on pain psychology

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Hosted by:  Robert Gereau

Prof. Andrew J. Todd

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

 

Prof. Andrew J. Todd

Professor of Neuroscience 
Spinal Cord Group, 
Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology 
University of Glasgow 

Neuronal circuits for pain and itch in the spinal dorsal horn

Zoom Meeting Info

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Hosted by:  Robert Gereau

Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Neuroscience, Pharmacological Sciences & Psychiatry
Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs
Director, Friedman Brain Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Transcriptional and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Drug Addiction

Zoom Meeting Info:

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Hosted by:  Jose Moron-Concepcion

Venetia Zachariou, PhD

VIRTUAL RESEARCH SEMINAR

Venetia Zachariou, PhD
Professor
Departments of Neuroscience and Pharmacological Sciences
Friedman Brain Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Targeting transcriptional pathways to alleviate neuropathic pain 

Zoom Meeting Info:

Meeting ID:  929 0247 9836

Password:  610 734

Hosted by:  Ream Al-Hasani

June 2020

Anna Taylor, PhD

Anna Taylor, PhD          
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Alberta
“Targeting the gastrointestinal environment as a novel treatment for opioid withdrawal”

Zoom Meeting Info:

Meeting ID:  970 7312 1885

Password:  Contact Amber Spies

March 2020

Hadas Nahman-Averbuch, PhD

CSRB - North Tower Addition, Conference Room 401

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Pediatrics

Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

 

“Pain Perception and Modulation Across the Lifespan”

February 2020

Nicola M. Grissom, PhD

CSRB-NTA 401

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

University of Minnesota

 

“Let Me Try That Again:  Reward learning, decision making, and modeling neuropsychiatric disorders across sexes”

January 2020

Sean C. Mackey, MD, PhD

CSRB-NTA 401

Redlich Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Chief, Division of Pain Medicine

Director, Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab

Stanford University School of Medicine

 

“Brain Based Biomarkers for Pain:  Scientific, Legal and Ethical Issues”

Guillaume Sandoz, PhD

CSRB - North Tower Addition, Conference Room 401

Biology of Ion Channels

Laboratoire d’Excellence ICST

Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis

 

“Optical Probing and Optogenetic of TREK Channels Physiology”

Andrea G. Hohmann, PhD

CSRB-NTA 401

Linda and Jack Gill Chair of Neuroscience

Professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Science

Indiana University

“Medical Marijuana and the Endocannabinoid System:  Genuine Analgesics or Just Blowing Smoke?”

Mary Kay Lobo, PhD

CSRB - North Tower Addition, Conference Room 401

Associate Professor

Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

University of Maryland School of Medicine

“Molecular and Neuron Subtype Mechanisms of Disrupted Motivation”

November 2019

Elyssa B. Margolis, PhD

CSRB - North Tower Addition, Conference Room 401

Associate Professor

Department of Neurology

UCSF

“A Pain Selective Target for Opioid Analgesia”

Yumiko Ishizawa, MD, MPH, PhD

CSRB - North Tower Addition, Conference Room 401

Assistant Professor

Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

 

“Dynamics of Anesthetic-Induced Loss and Return of Consciousness in the Primate Brain”

Robert Sanders, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

University of Wisconsin

 

“Anesthesia, Predictive Coding & Sensory Disconnection”