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2012 Presentations

In 2012 we had the following presentations (the research paper is also listed):

Monday, January 9, 2012

Larry Zweifel
Herrik KF, Christophersen P, Shepard PD. (2010) Pharmacological modulation of the gating properties of small conductance Ca2+-activated K+ channels alters the firing pattern of dopamine neurons in vivo. J Neurophysiol. 104:1726-35.
Room 303 SCC 11:30-1PM

Monday, February 13, 2012

Nephi Stella
Morra JT, Glick SD, Cheer JF. (2010) Neural encoding of psychomotor activation in the nucleus accumbens core, but not the shell, requires cannabinoid receptor signaling. J Neurosci. 30(14):5102-7.
Room 303 SCC 11:30-1PM

Monday, March 12, 2012

Nigel Bamford
Hansen ST, Mark GP. (2007) The nicotinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist mecamylamine prevents escalation of cocaine self-administration in rats with extended daily access. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 194(1):53-61.
Room 303 SCC 11:30-1PM

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sheri Mizumori
Penner MR, Mizumori SJ. (2012) Neural systems analysis of decision making during goal-directed navigation. Prog Neurobiol. 96(1):96-135.
Room 354 SCC 11:30-1PM

Monday, May 14, 2012

Jeansok Kim
Kim EJ, Kim ES, Covey E, Kim JJ. (2010) Social transmission of fear in rats: the role of 22-kHz ultrasonic distress vocalization. PLoS One. 5(12):e15077.
Room 354 SCC 11:30-1PM

Thursday, May 31, 2012

T32 Trainees Retreat
Susan Fung (Stella lab) Identification of a novel cannabinoid receptor in neurons and microglia
Jamie Rose Levin (Chavkin lab) Ligand directed signaling at mu and kappa opioid receptors
Lauren M Burgeno (Phillips lab) Differences in Dorsal and Ventral Striatal Dopamine Signaling during Cocaine Self-Administration in Rats
Matthew Brodsky, (Neumaier lab) 5-HT6 Receptors and Drug Addiction
Marta Soden, PhD, (Zweifel lab) The role of SK3 channels in dopamine neuron burst firing
Granville Storey, PhD, (Bamford lab) Repeated psychostimulant use alters cholinergic interneuron firing
Monica Arnold, PhD, (Phillips lab) Phasic dopamine neurotransmission and reward-based decision-making
Room 303 SCC 11:30-1:20PM

Monday, June 11, 2012

Susan Ferguson
Ferguson SM, Eskenazi D, Ishikawa M, Wanat MJ, Phillips PE, Dong Y, Roth BL, Neumaier JF. (2011) Transient neuronal inhibition reveals opposing roles of indirect and direct pathways in sensitization. Nat Neurosci. 2011 Jan;14(1):22-4.
Room 354 SCC 11:30-1PM

Monday, October 22, 2012

Charles Chavkin
Lemos JC, Wanat MJ, Smith JS, Reyes BA, Hollon NG, Van Bockstaele EJ, Chavkin C, Phillips PE. (2012) Severe stress switches CRF action in the nucleus accumbens from appetitive to aversive. Nature. 490(7420):402-6.
Room 303 SCC 11:30-1PM

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sunila Nair (Postdoctoral Fellow in John Neumaier's lab)
Nair SG, Strand NS, Neumaier JF. (2012) DREADDing the lateral habenula: A review of methodological approaches for studying lateral habenula function. Brain Res. 2012 [Epub ahead of print]
Room 303 SCC 11:30-1PM

Monday, December 10, 2012

Paul Phillips
Willuhn I, Burgeno LM, Everitt BJ, Phillips PE. (2012) Hierarchical recruitment of phasic dopamine signaling in the striatum during the progression of cocaine use. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Dec 11;109(50):20703-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1213460109. Epub 2012 Nov 26.
Room 303 SCC 11:30-1PM

Other Research Seminars and program events:

Monday, February 27, 2012

Dr. Eric Nestler
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Transcriptional and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Addiction
3:30-4:20 PM Room T-747 Health Sciences Center

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Andrew G. Barto, PhD
Professor and Co-director, Autonomous Learning Laboratory, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Computer Science
The Reward Prediction Error Theory of Dopamine Neuron Activity
3:30-4:30 PM Physics-Astronomy Building A-110

Monday, May 14, 2012

Paul Phillips, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Pharmacology
Coupling Value to Actions: Dopamine, Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making
3:30pm T-747 Health Sciences Blg

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Dr. Paul Kenny
Associate Professor, The Scripps Research Institute, Florida
Disentangling the complexity of striatal signaling to tackle drug addiction
2:30pm T-739 Health Sciences Blg

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