Upcoming Events

“Rewarding and Aversive Effects of Nicotine”

McGeheeDaniel McGehee, Ph.D. will be visiting CIBR on December 11th. He is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago and is well known by Dr. Nino Ramirez. The focus of research in the McGehee lab is the functional role of neuronal nAChRs, under normal conditions and when exposed to nicotine.

Friday, December 11, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

 

“Differential and systematic conduction velocity regulation in auditory brainstem circuits”

ArminSeidlArmin H. Seidl, Ph.D. will be coming over from the University of Washington to give a talk on Friday. Dr. Seidl is the Acting Instructor for the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center. He is well-known by our Center Director Nino Ramirez and is expected to give a phenomenal talk.

Friday, June 12, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

 

“GAD65 and its Autoantibodies in Neurological Disorders”

Christiane S. Hampe, PhD from the University of Washington Department of Medicine is a Research Associate Professor who will be giving a talk for our center. She is being hosted by Dr. Christian Roth from CIBR.ChristianeHampe

Thursday, June 11, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

“Anatomical and functional studies of ‘neglected’ nucleus incertus GABA/peptide networks”

Dr. Andrew Gundlach will be giving a talk on Monday about his work as a Senior AndrewGundlachResearch Fellow at the National Health Medical Research Institute of Australia.

Monday, June 8, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

“Tbr2 Promotes Deep and Superficial Laminar Fates of Heterogeneous Intermediate Progenitors”

Another CIBR member, Anca B. Mihalas, MD, PhD will be AncaMihalasleading the discussion of her research at the next CIBR Seminar. Dr. Mihalas is a postdoctoral fellow with the Hevner Lab.

Friday, June 5, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

“State Regulation in the Thalamocortical System: From Molecules to Networks”

PhilippeCoulon2Philippe Coulon, PhD is scheduled to discuss the intricacies of his work involving the thalamocortical system and its role in absence seizures. Dr. Coulon recently joined our center to work with the Landisman Lab. Previously he was an assistant professor at the University of Munster.

Friday, May 29, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

“Lissencephaly: expanded imaging and molecular pathway-based classification”

NataliyaDiDonatoNataliya DiDonato, MD from CIBR’s Dobyns Lab will be giving a talk Friday based on her research on lissencephaly. Attend this seminar to learn how scientists are slowly uncovering the underlying mechanisms of this disorder.

Friday, May 22, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

“Relapse to cocaine seeking: Behavioral and neurochemical mechanisms”

A riveting talk will be given by the Acting Assistant Professor for UW’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Sunila Nair, PhD studies addiction. Her talk is titled, “Relapse to cocaine seeking: behavioral and neurochemical mechanisms.” She is being hosted by Dr. Susan Ferguson from CIBR, our very own addiction expert.SunilaNair

Friday, May 15, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

 

“CaMKII in NMDAR-mediated neuronal plasticity and cell death”

UlrichK. Ulrich (Ulli) Bayer, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor for the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He will be hosted at our center by Dr. John Welsh. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Bayer and hearing what promises to be an exhilarating talk.

Friday, May 8, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

“The Role of Central Fibroblast Growth Factory Signaling in the Regulation of Glucose Homeostasis”

JarradScarletRemember that talk a few weeks ago on glucose homeostasis and the brain? Well soon we will be challenged to apply that knowledge in a new way during a seminar by Jarrad M. Scarlett, MD, PhD. He is a fellow working with both Seattle Children’s Hospital as well as the University of Washington working specifically in Pediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

 

“Modeling PIK3CA mutations in mice: brain disorders, epilepsy and more”…

The Center for Integrative Brain Research’s Millen Lab produces a lot of incredible research on April 10th we will hear from Parthiv Haldipur, PhD and now we will hear another perspective from Achira Roy, PhD. An eloquent speaker and incredible teacher, Achira will be sure to win your heart with her upcoming talk.AchiraSmaller

Friday, April 17, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

 

“Disruptions in mesenchymal signaling affect normal cerebellar development”

Parthiv Haldipur, Ph.D. from the Millen Lab is a postdoctoral fellow that you might spot from time to time in the depths of the labs at the Center for Integrative Brain Research. Dr. Haldipur is hard at work each day as he studies mesenchymal signaling and cerebellar development.

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Friday, April 10, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

“Plasticity of the central pattern generator for breathing: from maturation to neurodegeneration”MathiasDutschmann

Mathias Dutschmann, PhD has travelled all the way from down unda’  to discuss his research in respiration. He is currently a Principal Independent Research Fellow at Florey Neuroscience Institute in Melbourne, Australia and a close colleague of our Research Director, Dr. Nino Ramirez.

Friday, April 3, 2015
3:00 – 4:00 PM
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

“Role of the Brain in Glucose Homeostasis and Diabetes”

This Friday we will be visited by the Director of UW Medicine Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence, Michael W. Schwartz, M.D. You may not think that diabetes is related to brain research but during his talk Michael Schwartz will enlighten us all on how much the brain is really involved.

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Friday, April 3, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 PM
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

“Neocortical post-traumatic epilepsy in the rat:
a tool to identify new treatments”

CIBR is very lucky (Thanks to Saint Patrick’s Day!) this week to be hosting two great talks in one week. Raimondo D’ Ambrosio, Ph.D. is an associate professor from the Department of Neurological Surgery as well as an Adjunct Professor for the Department of Neurology D'Ambrosioat the University of Washington. Join us for his talk this Thursday.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
3:00 – 4:00 PM
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

“Macaques are naturally infected with a neurotropic viral homologue of HHV7”

From the UW School of Medicine and SCRI Center for Childhood Infections & Prematurity, comes Serge Barcy, PhD to talk about his research with macaques. Please join us to learn and discuss this infectious topic!

Serge Barcy12:00 – 1:00 PM
Friday, March 20, 2015
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

“Mechanisms of inactivity-induced respiratory motor plasticity”

One of CIBRs very own members, Nathan Baertsch, PhD will be speaking Friday March 13th 2015 regarding his research on inactivity-induced respiratory motor plasticity. Come learn more about the interesting work of our friend and coworker.Nathan

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Friday, March 13, 2015
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

“Anesthetic Activation of Endogenous Sleep-Promoting Neurons: Quirky Coincidence or Critical Cause of Hypnosis”  with Max B. Kelz

Max B. Kelz, MD, PhD is the Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Ever wondered how hypnosis works? Max might be able to shed some light on that in his riveting talk about the research he does on sleep-promoting neurons.

maxkelz12:00 – 1:00 PM
Friday, February 27, 2015
The Maldives Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, 6th Floor

 

“The Allen Developing Mouse Brain Atlas: A high resolution spatiotemporal atlas of gene expression of the developing mouse brain” with Carol Thompson

CarolThompsonCarol Thompson, Ph.D. from the Allen Institute for Brain Science will be visiting the Research Institute this month for an enlightening talk about the Allen Developing Mouse Brain Atlas. To learn more about the Allen Institute and Carol Thompson, visit her page on the Allen Institute’s website: http://alleninstitute.org/our-institute/our-team/profiles/carol-l-thompson/.

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Friday, February 13, 2015
The Maldives 6th Floor Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, (9th & Stewart)

“Mapping the Mouse Brain Connectome” with Julie Harris

Julie Harris, Ph.D will be here in the upcoming weeks to give a talk on her research of “Mapping the Mouse Brain Connectome.” A connectome is a comprehensive map of neural connections in the brain. Mice have 40,000,000 neurons in their cerebral cortices so its no easy feat to map those connections. It is sure to be an incredible talk.

12:00 – 1:00 PMJulieHarris
Friday, February 6, 2015
The Maldives 6th Floor Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, (9th & Stewart)

 

“Applying Protein Interaction Network Analysis to Autism” with Stephen Smith

stephensmithStephen Smith, Ph.D. is coming to CIBR to give a talk centered on autism research. He is flying in from Minnesota where he lives and works as a postdoctoral researcher for the Department of Immunology for the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He is a key member of the Dana Child Development and Learning Disorders Program as well. To learn more about his research, please attend the upcoming seminar.

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Friday, January 30, 2015
The Maldives 6th Floor Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, (9th & Stewart)

“New Approaches to Genomics” with Jay Shendure

JayShendureCurious to know where genomics is headed? Check out the CIBR Seminar coming your way by the University of Washington Associate Professor in the Department of Genome Sciences, Jay Shendure. He will be talking on Friday January 16th.

12:00-1:00pm
Friday January 16th 2015
The Maldives 6th Floor Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, (9th & Stewart)

“How does the dorsal media habenula regulate motivated behavior and stress” with Yun-Wei “Toni” Hsu

One of CIBR’s very own members will be giving the talk this week about the fascinating research that she does. Her talk is titled, “How does the dorsal media habenula regulate motivated behavior and stress,” and should be very interesting.ToniHsu

12:00-1:00pm
Friday January 9th 2015
The Maldives 6th Floor Conference Room 606
1900 Ninth Avenue, (9th & Stewart)

 

“Neural circuits mediating anorexia and pain” with Richard Palmiter

The much anticipated talk by Richard Palmiter, PhD will be sure to stimulate the minds of researchers and laypeople alike. Dr. Palmiter is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and adjunct professor in Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. Although the holiday season is quickly approaching, stick RichardPalmiteraround and learn something new on Friday, December 19, 2014.

12:00 – 1:00 pm
The Maldives, 6th Floor Conference Room 606
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
1900 Ninth Avenue, 9th Stewart

 

“Reelin signaling in cortical development” with Jonathan Cooper

Jonathan Cooper, PhD will be visiting Seattle Children’s Research Institute to give a talk entitled “Reelin signaling in cortical development.” Dr. Cooper is the director of the Division of Basic Sciences at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Co-Director of the Cancer Basic Biology Program, UW/FHCRC Cancer Center Support Grant. Please join us for what promises to be a very insightful seminar and discussion on Friday, October 31, 2014.

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12:00 – 1:00 pm
The Maldives, 6th Floor Conference Room 606
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
1900 Ninth Avenue, 9th Stewart

“Genetic Dissection of Cerebellar Circuitry in Cognitive, Social, and Affective Behavior.” with Erik Carlson

ErikCarlsonJoin us on October 10th to welcome speaker Erik Carlson as he gives a talk called “Genetic Dissection of Cerebellar Circuitry in Cognitive, Social, and Affective Behavior.” Dr. Carlson is an acting assistant professor for the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. It promises to be a very interesting talk followed by a stimulating discussion.

Friday, October 10th, 2014 12:00 – 1:00pm
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
1900 Ninth Avenue, (9th & Stewart)
The Maldives 6th Floor Conference Room 606

“Bench to Bedside: Patents, Licensing, Sponsored Research and Collaborating with Industry” with Spencer Lemons

The Center for Integrative Brain Research will be hosting Spencer Lemons on Friday SpencerLemonsOctober 17th while he gives a talk entitled, “Bench to Bedside: Patents, Licensing, Sponsored Research and Collaborating with Industry” which will feature his experiences in biomedical technology. Spencer Lemons founded Spira Consulting in 2009 and has since then helped start more than 20 other high-tech companies. Prior to Spira, Lemons was vice president of tech transfers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. If you would like to learn more about Spencer Lemons or Spira Consulting, visit his website at http://www.spiraconsulting.com/. This talk will have pizza and salad provided.

His talk will be held on October 17th 12:00-1:00pm 11th Floor Soundgarden Conference Room Seattle Children’s Research Institute 1900 Ninth Avenue, (9th & Stewart)

 

“The Current Status of Brain and Tissue Banking and the NIH NeuroBioBank” with Ronald Zielke, PhD

The week of September 23rd we will have two fantastic CIBR Seminars on the same day! RonaldZielkeWe are lucky enough to have Ronald Zielke joining us from the University of Maryland to tell us about “The Current Status of Brain and Tissue Banking and the NIH NeuroBioBank.” Dr. Zielke will be speaking from 1:00-2:00pm September 23rd in the Fleet Foxes Conference Room 506. His talk will be followed from 3:00-4:00pm by Elke Vlemincx’s talk.

To learn more about Ronald Zielke, PhD you can read his biography on his website:

http://medschool.umaryland.edu/facultyresearchprofile/viewprofile.aspx?id=3006

 

“Psychophysiology of the sigh” with Elke Vlemincx

Join us at CIBR for a riveting talk entitled “Psychophysiology of a sigh” from Elke Vlemincx, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany’s Department of Systems Neuroscience.ElkeVlemincx

This seminar will be given on September 23rd 2014 in the Maldives 6th Floor Conference Room 606 of the Jack R McDonald Building.

3:00 – 4:00 PM
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
1900 Ninth Avenue, (9th & Stewart)

 

 

“A Personal Journey Into the World of the Brain: Shaping the Mind/Function and Plasticity”–Barbara Arrowsmith-Young– Nov 7th.

International bestselling author of The Woman Who Changed Her Brain,The Woman who Changed Her Brain Barbara Arrowsmith-Young will be visiting Seattle Children’s Research Institute on November 7th. Barbara has been speaking about her experiences in childhood with learning disabilities and her transformation into an exceptional researcher and educator. She is also the Director of the Arrowsmith Program and Arrowsmith School. For more information about Barbara’s amazing story and her book, visit her website. http://www.barbaraarrowsmithyoung.com/

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To attend her talk entitled, “A Personal Journey Into the World of the Brain: Shaping the Mind/Function and Plasticity,” please come 12:00-1:00pm on November 7th 2014  to the Jack McDonald Building Conference Room 606.

You can also download and read a short biography of Barbara’s life and career in PDF format here.

 

 

Yangming Ou, PhD Giving a Talk Friday, Sept 12th!

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Yangming Ou, PhD visiting from Harvard will be giving a talk Friday, Sept 12th entitled, “A general image analysis package for neuro-development, neuro-degenerative, neuro-oncology studies and beyond.” Please join us to welcome Dr. Ou and learn more about the most recent research happening around the world and here at CIBR through our CIBR Seminar Series.

 

 

“Parsing the Heterogeneity of Autism Spectrum Disorder”

Join us in welcoming Raphael Bernier to SCRI on October 3rd! Dr. Bernier will be giving a talk entitled: Parsing the Heterogeneity of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Rahael Bernier, PhD is an Associate Professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Educational Psychology at the University of Washington.

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His talk will take place October 3rd in the Maldives Conference Room (Rm 606) of the Jack R. McDonald Building from 12:00-1:00pm

To learn more, you can read a brief biography of Dr. Bernier on his University of Washington page:

http://depts.washington.edu/uwautism/clinical-services/staff-bernier-raphael.html

 

December 2nd 2014–The CIBR Retreat!

The 2014 CIBR Retreat will take place at the UW Waterfront Activities Center on Tuesday December 2nd. Spend a day learning about the latest research being done at CIBR through talks by the researchers themselves! The tentative schedule is as follows:8:30-9:00am–Breakfast
9:00-5:00–Retreat
5:00-5:30–Happy Hour

Waterfront Activities Center Address:
3701 Montlake Blvd. NE
Seattle, WA 98195

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