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2005 Presentations

In 2005 we had the following presentations (the research paper is also listed):

January 10, 2005

Janet Lowe (Chavkin lab)
McClung CA, Nestler EJ. (2003) Regulation of gene expression and cocaine reward by CREB and DeltaFosB. Nat Neurosci. 6(11):1208-15.

February 7, 2005

NIDA T32 - Trainees Retreat
Fellows present 10 min talks on their research: Carrie Heusner, Eiron Cudaback, Tanya Daigle, Jeremy Clark, Ben Land, Dr. Blair Hoplight, Dr. Lisa Thomson.

March 14, 2005

Mike Weisenhaus (McKnight Lab)
Dong Y, Saal D, Thomas M, Faust R, Bonci A, Robinson T, Malenka RC. (2004) Cocaine-induced potentiation of synaptic strength in dopamine neurons: behavioral correlates in GluRA(-/-) mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 101(39):14282-7.

April 4, 2005

Jeremy Clark (Bernstein lab)
Pecina S, Cagniard B, Berridge KC, Aldridge JW, Zhuang X. (2003) Hyperdopaminergic mutant mice have higher "wanting" but not "liking" for sweet rewards. J Neurosci. 23(28):9395-402.

May 16, 2005

Alex Straiker (Mackie lab)
Ohno-Shosaku T, Tsubokawa H, Mizushima I, Yoneda N, Zimmer A, Kano M. (2002) Presynaptic cannabinoid sensitivity is a major determinant of depolarization-induced retrograde suppression at hippocampal synapses. J Neurosci. May 15;22(10):3864-72.

June 13, 2005

Susan Ferguson (Neumaier lab)
Ferguson SM, Robinson TE. (2004) Amphetamine-evoked gene expression in striatopallidal neurons: regulation by corticostriatal afferents and the ERK/MAPK signaling cascade. J Neurochem. 91(2):337-48.

September 26, 2005

Charles Chavkin
McLaughlin JP, Land BB, Li S, Pintar JE, Chavkin C. (2005) Prior Activation of Kappa Opioid Receptors by U50,488 Mimics Repeated Forced Swim Stress to Potentiate Cocaine Place Preference Conditioning. Neuropsychopharmacology. Aug 10; [Epub ahead of print]

October 17, 2005

Matt Wanat (Graduate student in Neuroscience at UCSF)
Electrophysiological effects of corticotrophin-releasing factor on dopamine neurons
Ungless MA, Singh V, Crowder TL, Yaka R, Ron D, Bonci A. (2003) Corticotropin-releasing factor requires CRF binding protein to potentiate NMDA receptors via CRF receptor 2 in dopamine neurons. Neuron. 39:401-7.

November 7, 2005

Mark Walton (Phillips lab)
Choosing rewards: Probing the computational role of dopamine in decision making
Denk F, Walton ME, Jennings KA, Sharp T, Rushworth MF, Bannerman DM. (2005) Differential involvement of serotonin and dopamine systems in cost-benefit decisions about delay or effort. Psychopharmacology (Berl). May;179(3):587-96.

December 5, 2005

Dianne Lattemann
Smorgasbord on Food Reward
Petrovich GD, Holland PC, Gallagher M. (2005) Amygdalar and prefrontal pathways to the lateral hypothalamus are activated by a learned cue that stimulates eating. J Neurosci. 25(36):8295-302.

Other research Seminars and program events:

January 11, 2005

Ronald Duman
Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology
Yale University
Molecular and Cellular Actions of Stress and Antidepressant Treatment

April 5, 2005

Peter Kalivas
Professor and Chair of Physiology and Neuroscience
Medical University of South Carolina
Are new drugs for treating addiction hiding in glutamate synapses?

April 11, 2005

Richard Palmiter
Investigator of HHMI
Professor of Biochemistry
University of Washington
Dopamine, Motivation and Reward

April 26, 2005

David Greenberg
Professor
Buck Institute for Age Research
Cannabinoids, Neuroprotection and Neurogenesis

June 27, 2005

Siobhan Robinson
Doctoral Thesis Defense
University of Washington
Dopaminergic regulation of goal-directed behavior: Studies with dopamine-deficient mice

August 25, 2005

Yavin Shaham
Investigator, Behavioral Neuroscience Branch
National Institute on Drug Abuse, Intramural Research Program
Stress and relapse to palatable food: Role of CRF

October 25, 2005

Edwin W. McCleskey, PhD
Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute
Oregon Health & Sciences University
An acid-sensing ion channel for detecting ischemic pain

November 8, 2005

Paul Phillips, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Washington
Decisions About Dopamine

November 21, 2005

Shelly Flagel, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow with Huda Akil and Terry Robinson
Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute
University of Michigan
Individual differences in the propensity to approach signals vs goals

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