Past Events - 2007

SEMINAR

Dopamine Regulation Of The Ras Homolog Enriched In Striatum

Laura Harrison, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor/Research, Department of Psychology
University of New Orleans
New Orleans Louisiana

January 19, 2007, 12:00pm, 8th Floor Neuroscience Center
Conference Room, LSU Lion’s Building, 2020 Gravier Street
 

CHANCELLOR'S AWARD LECTURE

Microglia and T cells contribute to CNS maintenance, repair, neurogenesis, and cognition in health and disease

Michal Schwartz

Department of Neurobiology,
The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

January 29, 2007, 4:00pm, 8th Floor Neuroscience Center
Conference Room, LSU Lion’s Building, 2020 Gravier Street

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CHANCELLOR'S AWARD LECTURE

Structure and Function of the Cerebral Cortex in Health and Disease

David Van Essen, Ph.D.

Edison Professor of Neurobiology and Head
Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

February 5, 2007, 4:00pm, 8th Floor Neuroscience Center
Conference Room, LSU Lion’s Building, 2020 Gravier Street

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19th Annual Neuroscience Retreat

Viability, compensation, and homeostasis in rhythmic motor networks

Keynote and Award Lecturer

Dr. Eve Marder

Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience
Volen Center and Biology Department
Brandeis University
Waltham, Massachusetts

Neurons can live many years while ion channels and receptors turn over in neuronal membranes in minutes, hours, days or weeks. Therefore homeostatic mechanisms are needed to provide stable neuronal and network function over an animal's lifetime. Consequently, it is important to determine how tightly regulated synaptic and intrinsic properties must be to ensure adequate network performance. Moreover, it is important to determine the extent to which compensatory mechanisms allow for multiple solutions to the production of similar behaviour. I will use examples from theoretical and experimental studies using the crustacean stomatogastric nervous system to argue that synaptic and intrinsic currents can vary far more than the output of the circuit in which they are found. These data have significant implications for the mechanisms that maintain stable function over the animal’s lifetime.

April 14, 2007, 9:30am, 8th Floor Neuroscience Center
Conference Room, LSU Lion’s Building, 2020 Gravier Street

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SEMINAR

Faculty Candidate

"Genome-Scale Approaches to Understanding Transcription Factors: Focus on the E2F Family"

Mark Bieda, Ph.D.

University of California, Davis
Genome Center and Bioinformatics Program

11:00 am April 26, 2007, 8th Floor Neuroscience Center
Conference Room, LSU Lion's Building
2020 Gravier St, New Orleans

Chancellor’s Award Lecture in Neuroscience

A Fine Balance: Contributions of Disrupted Neurotransmitter Transport
to the Origins and Pharmacology of Psychiatric Disorders

Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D.

Allan D. Bass Professor of Pharmacology & Psychiatry
Director, Vanderbilt Center for Molecular Neuroscience
Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center,
Nashville, TN

3:00pm May 29, 2007, 8th Floor Neuroscience Center
Conference Room, LSU Lion’s Building,
2020 Gravier Street
New Orleans

N. Bazan Lab Meeting

Neuroprotective Mechanisms of Carnosine in Ischemic Stroke

G. K., Rajanikant, Ph.D.


Department of Neurology & Ophthalmology
Michigan State University  

East Lansing, MIStroke is the third leading cause of mortality and adult disability in the Western world. The recombinant tissue plasminogen activator is the only FDA approved thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemic stroke and benefits only 2-5% of all hospitalized stroke patients. Therefore, a quest for safe and effective drug that will benefit a larger number of acute stroke patients remains an urgent priority.

Carnosine is a naturally occurring endogenous dipeptide, antioxidant and a popular dietary supplement with no known side effects or adverse interactions with other drugs. It has been shown to have a wide range of properties that endable it to act as antioxidant, metal chelator, inhibitor of protein glycosylation, neuroprotectant and neuromodulator. To date, little has been reported on the effect of carnosine on stroke or ischemia in the brain.

This talk will describe the efficacy and the potential neuroprotective mechanisms of carnosine in the mouse model of permanent focal cerebral ischemia. Further, the limitations and avenues for future research on carnosine relating to stroke will be discussed.

12:30pm June 8, 2007, 8th Floor Neuroscience Center
Conference Room, LSU Lion’s Building,

2020 Gravier Street, New Orleans

 

Chancellor’s Award Lecture in Neuroscience

“Sound communication in noisy ambiance: Lessons from torrent frogs”

Albert S. Feng, Ph.D.

Richard & Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar
Professor of Physiology, Neuroscience, Bioengineering,
and Beckman Institute, University of Illinois

12:00pm July 9, 2007, 8th Floor Neuroscience Center
Conference Room, LSU Lion’s Building,
2020 Gravier Street
New Orleans
 

 Faculty Candidate

"Identification of Protein-interactors/ functional regulators of the ABC
transporter Ycf1p from Sacharomyces cerevisiae and its human
homologue, MRP1"

Christian M. Paumi, Ph.D.

Department of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Thursday July 26, 2007 11:00 a.m.
Lion's Bldg. 2020 Gravier Street
8th Floor Large Conference Room

Seminar

"Experience-dependent Rewiring of Cortical Circuits"

Arianna Maffei, Ph.D.

Research Associate
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

12:00pm September 11, 2007, 8th Floor Neuroscience Center
Conference Room, LSU Lion’s Building,
2020 Gravier Street, New Orleans

Neuroscience Lab Meeting/Journal Club

“Neuroprotectin D1 (NPD1) rescues 15-lipoxygenase-1 deficient retinal pigment

epithelial cells against oxidative stress damage"

Jorgelina Calandria

N.G. Bazan lab

12:00 PM - MONDAY, September 24, 2007
8TH floor conference room,
2020 Gravier Street

 

Chancellor’s Award Lecturer

Lysophospholipid Receptors: Discovery, Development, Diseases

Jerold Chun, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Molecular Biology
Helen L. Dorris Child and Adolescent
Neuropsychiatric Disorder Institute
The Scripps Research Institute

September 28, 2007 12:00pm, 8th Floor Neuroscience Center
Conference Room, LSU Lion’s Building, 2020 Gravier Street
New Orleans

Seminar

"Behavioral and Network States: Making Sense of
Variability in Sensory Response"

Alfredo Fontanini, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Psychology and Volen Center
for Complex Systems
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

11:45 am October 9, 2007, 8th Floor Neuroscience Center
Conference Room, LSU Lion’s Building,
2020 Gravier Street, New Orleans LA

The Kline Festschrift Symposium on “Nerve”

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October 19-20, 2007
LSU Health Sciences Center
Neuroscience Center Conference Room 835 – 8th Floor
New Orleans, Louisiana

Seminar

“Astrocyte Regulation of Vascular Remodeling:
Insight from a Novel Crystallin Mutation”

Debasish Sinha, Ph.D.

Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD

Monday November 5, 2007 12:00pm, 8th Floor Neuroscience Center
Conference Room, LSU Lion’s Building, 2020 Gravier Street
New Orleans

Seminar

"Group VIA calcium-independent phospholipase A2 - possible pharmaceutical target in retinal
diseases involving retinal pigment epithelium maintenance, proliferation and cell death"

Miriam Kolko, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Copenhagen
The Panum Institute
Copenhagen, Denmark

Wednesday November 7, 2007
4:00pm, Lion’s Building, 8th Floor Conference Room
2020 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Seminar

"Regulation of Synaptic Development by a Ubiquitination Pathway"

Chunlai Wu, Ph.D.

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology
St. Louis, Missouri

Thursday November 14, 2007, 12:00pm,
8th Floor Neuroscience Center Conference Room,
LSU Lion’s Building, 2020 Gravier Street, New Orleans

Chancellor's Award Lecture

"Oscillatory Organization of Neuronal Ensembles"

Gyorgy Buzsaki

Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience
Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

November 26th, 2007 12:00 pm, 8th Floor Conference Room
2020 Gravier St. New Orleans LA

Chancellor's Award Lecture

"The Origin of Cellular Regulation by Protein Phosphorylation"

Edmond H. Fischer

Department of Biochemistry
University of Washington, Seattle

November 29, 2007 12:00 pm, 8th Floor Conference Room
2020 Gravier St. New Orleans, LA

 

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