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Spring 2021 Seminar Series

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021

Sex and cell-specific actions of TLR4-induced inflammatory pain
4:20 p.m. on Zoom
Michael Burton, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Behavioral and Brain Sciences
University of Texas, Dallas

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021

MARDI GRAS BREAK (Feb. 15 & 16, return to campus 2/17)

Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

Dopamine signaling, synaptic plasticity and striatum-dependent memory
4:20 p.m. on Zoom
Xiaoxi Zhuang, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurobiology
The University of Chicago

Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2021

Prelimbic circuits bidirectionally regulate active avoidance
4:20 p.m. on Zoom
Maria Diehl, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences
Kansas State University

Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2021

Lagniappe Day, No Classes

Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2021

Epigenetic-level approaches to studying epilepsy and associated memory deficits
4:20 p.m. on Zoom
Farah Lubin, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology
Director, NINDS Neuroscience Roadmap Scholar Program
Associate Scientist, Comprehensive Center for Health Aging and
Comprehensive Neuroscience Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2021

Bioengineering Early CNS Morphogenesis for a Scalable Neural Tube Defect Risk Assay
4:20 p.m. on Zoom
Randolph Ashton, PhD
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering &
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Associate Director, Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center
University of Wisconsin–Madison

Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2021

Understanding the role of cytomegalovirus in glioblastoma
4:20 p.m. on Zoom
Sean Lawler, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Harvard Medical School
Brigham And Women’s Hospital

Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021


Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021

Cholinergic Modulation of firing responses to symmetric ramps in CA1 hippocampal Pyramidal Neurons
4:20 p.m. on Zoom
Crescent Combe, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
LSU Health Sciences Center

Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2021

Beyond the neuron: A role for astrocytes in sleep regulation and function
4:20 p.m. on Zoom
Marcos Frank, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Gleason Institute for Neuroscience
Washington State University Spokane Health Sciences Campus

Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2021

Transcriptional Regulation of Motivated Behaviors
4:20 p.m. on Zoom
Rajani Maiya, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
LSU Health Sciences Center

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