NIDA Center

2006 Presentations

In 2006 we had the following presentations (the research paper is also listed):

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

John Neumaier
Mitchell ES, Neumaier JF. (2005) 5-HT(6) receptors: a novel target for cognitive enhancement. Pharmacol Ther. 108(3):320-33.

Monday, February 6, 2006

"Molecular Pharmacology of Abused Drugs" T32 Training Grant Retreat
10 min presentations from: Tanya Daigle, Derek DiRocco, Aaron Miller, Jane Lauckner, Lisa Thomson, Ph.D., Brooke Kelley, Ph.D.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Ilene Bernstein
Cardinal RN, Pennicott DR, Sugathapala CL, Robbins TW, Everitt BJ. (2001) Impulsive choice induced in rats by lesions of the nucleus accumbens core. Science. 292:2499-2501.

Monday, April 3, 2006

Larry Zweifel (Palmiter lab)
Jones S, Bonci A. (2005) Synaptic plasticity and drug addiction. Curr Opin Pharmacol. 5:20-5.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Nephi Stella
Hohmann AG, Suplita RL, Bolton NM, Neely MH, Fegley D, Mangieri R, Krey JF, Walker JM, Holmes PV, Crystal JD, Duranti A, Tontini A, Mor M, Tarzia G, Piomelli D. (2005) An endocannabinoid mechanism for stress-induced analgesia. Nature. 435:1108-12.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Jane Lauchner (Mackie Lab)
Begg M, Pacher P, Batkai S, Osei-Hyiaman D, Offertaler L, Mo FM, Liu J, Kunos G. (2005) Evidence for novel cannabinoid receptors. Pharmacol Ther. 106:133-45.

Monday, October 9, 2006

Charles Chavkin
Bruchas, M.R., Macey, T.A., Lowe, J.D. and Chavkin, C. (2006) Kappa opioid receptor activation of p38 MAPK is GRK3 and arrestin dependent in neurons and astrocytes. Journal of Biological Chemistry 281(26): 18081-18089.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Chris Kearn (Mackie Lab)
Rubino T, Forlani G, Vigano D, Zippel R, Parolaro D. (2005) Ras/ERK signalling in cannabinoid tolerance: from behaviour to cellular aspects. J Neurochem. 93:984-91.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Nigel Bamford
Bamford NS, Robinson S, Palmiter RD, Joyce JA, Moore C, Meshul CK. (2004) Dopamine modulates release from corticostriatal terminals. J Neurosci. 24:9541-52.

Other Research Seminars and program events:

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Antonello Bonci, MD
Associate Professor
Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center and the Department of Neurology
University of California-San Francisco
Plasticity at Excitatory Synapses and Ion Channels After Drug Exposure

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Eric Downer, PhD
Department of Physiology and Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
An investigation of the effect of Tetrahydrocannabinol on the viability of cortical neurons

Monday, February 13, 2006

Howard Fields, MD, PhD
Departments of Neurology and Physiology and Director, Wheeler Center for Neurobiology of Addiction
University of California-San Francisco
Opioids in reward and analgesia: A motivation-decision model

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Beat Lutz, PhD
Professor, Department of Physiological Chemistry
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany
Endocannabinoids: Friend or foe?

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Symposium: "Your Brain on Food: Food Reward and Obesity"

David Kessler, MD
University of California, San Francisco
What tobacco has taught us about strategies for obesity prevention

Allen S. Levine, PhD
University of Minnesota
Sugars: hedonic aspects, neuroregulation, and energy balance

Kenneth D. Carr, PhD
New York University
Food restriction: enhancing effects on drug reward and striatal cell signaling

Dianne Figlewicz Lattemann, PhD
University of Washington
Food reward and modulation by nutritional status, insulin, and leptin

Gene-Jack Wang, MD
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Human brain imaging: parallels between feeding and drug taking and implications for obesity

Sue Coldwell, PhD
University of Washington
Developmental and physiological influences on taste preference and perception in adolescents

Elissa Epel, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Stress-induced eating in contemporary society: neuroendocrine responses, mood, and taste preferences

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Dr. Theodore Beauchaine (UW) and Dr. Susan Tapert (UCSD)
Allen Edwards Psychology Lecture
Brain Science as a Means of Understanding Delinquency and Substance Abuse in Youth

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Dr. Patricio O'Donnell
Professor, Albany Medical College
Peri-pubertal changes in dopamine function in the prefrontal cortex

Thursday, April 6, 2006

Thomas Hnasko
Neurobiology & Behavior Graduate Student thesis defense
Dopamine-deficient mice as a model to study drug reward

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Lakshmi Devi, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology, Biochemistry, & Psychiatry
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Opioid Receptor Dimerization in Analgesia and Addiction

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Charles Inturrisi, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology
Weill Medical College
Cornell University
NMDA receptors and pain signaling
3rd Treuer Lecture on Pain Research

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