Neuroscience Events and Announcements

 

NEUROSCIENCE CLUB MEETING


Wednesday, January 23rd
5:15-6:30 PM
ATLAS 200

Bring your questions to our first meeting!
Dr. Ryan Bachtell will lead a Q&A on
the future of Neuroscience at CU.

We will be discussing a possible NRSC degree,
what the curriculum might look like,
and the role of the club in advancing a flagship program.
(ATLAS is two buildings down the road from MUEN, next to Ketchum)

Agenda
5:15-5:30 Eat & Meet (pizza & drinks)
5:30-6:15 Presentation by Dr. Bachtell with Q&A
6:15-6:30 Share ideas for the next club event and sign-up to help

Let us know if you can come!
You can help spread the word by posting the attached flyer,
by writing on chalkboards, or by announcing it to your class.
Let us know if you do and we will document your contribution.

 

Interested in joining Neuroscience Club?

email: neuroscienceclub@colorado.edu

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CU-Boulder-Neuroscience-Club/119766288152690

 

Summer Neuroscience Experience (SNE)

Each summer, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UCCOM) hosts students for the Summer Neuroscience Experience (SNE)—this program is for undergraduate pre-medical students with an interest in neuroscience and focuses on neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgery and the other medically related neurosciences. This is 10-day intensive immersion programs for academically talented undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine.

This fast paced programs includes human cadaver dissection, operating room observations, shadowing with faculty, case studies, didactic lectures by UCCOM faculty, and more.
SNE participants are intellectually curious and driven to explore careers in medicine. The application process is competitive, but all students with an interest in neuroscience and medicine are encouraged to apply.

For more information about SNE, including eligibility requirements, fees, dates, and how to apply, please visit our website at www.med.uc.edu/sep.aspx. The application for this program closes on Friday, February 1.

 

UC-BOULDER INTERDEPARTMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINARS

To receive updates regarding the Neuroscience community, please email Dr. Linda Watkins (linda.watkins@colorado.edu) and request to be added to the Neuroscience listserv

 

This thursday, January 17th 4:00PM - NEUROSCIENCE FACULTY RECRUITMENT

Molecular dissection of voltage-gated ion channels: critical determinants of neuronal excitability and behavior

Dr. Yarimar Carrasquillo-Garcia

Washington University School of Medicine

Information in the brain is encoded through firing of action potentials. The waveforms of action potentials as well as the firing properties of a neuron are determined by the ionic conductances expressed by the cell. Considerable evidence suggests that individual ionic conductances are encoded by multiple channel types and that the functional diversity of these channels is generated, at least in part, by the expression of multiple alpha and accessory subunits. My postdoctoral studies have focused on studying the molecular identities and physiological roles of voltage-gated ion channels in the regulation of neuronal excitability and behavior. In my talk, I will present two examples that demonstrate that ion channels are critical determinants of neuronal excitability and that the expression and function of individual ion channel subunits is distinct in different brain regions and profoundly influences behavioral output.

Tuesday, February 5th

CU-Boulder – Interdepartmental Neuroscience Seminar Series

Muenzinger Psychology Building

Room E214

4PM

Eric Nestler, Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience, Chairman, Department of Neuroscience, Director, Friedman Brain Institute, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York

Transcriptional and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Addiction

Eric Nestler will discuss the role played by changes in gene expression, and related changes in chromatin remodeling, in the brain’s reward circuits in mediating the long-lasting alterations induced by chronic exposure to drugs of abuse that underlie aspects of drug addiction. Particular attention will be given to the transcription factor, ?FosB, and to its numerous target genes and downstream functional consequences, as important mediators of drug action

(For additional information, please contact Linda Watkins at: Linda.Watkins@Colorado.EDU)

UPCOMING TALKS ACROSS CAMPUSES


Thursday, January 17th

CU-Boulder – Dept. of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Porter Biosciences

MCDB A2B70

4 PM

Sara Sawyer,

Title TBA

(For additional information, please contact Kathy Lozier at: Kathy.Lozier@Colorado.EDU)

Thursday, January 24th

CU-Boulder – Institute of Cognitive Science

Muenzinger Psychology Building

Room D430

12 PM

Michael Mozer, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado Boulder

Discovering Optimal Training Policies: a New Experimental Paradig

(For additional information, please contact Donna Caccamise at: Donna.Caccamise@Colorado.EDU)

Thursday, January 24th

CU-Boulder – Dept. of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Porter Biosciences

MCDB A2B70

4 PM

Jamie Williamson,

Title TBA

(For additional information, please contact Kathy Lozier at: Kathy.Lozier@Colorado.EDU)

Friday, January 25th

CU-Boulder – Institute of Cognitive Science

Muenzinger Psychology Building

Room D430

12 PM

Daniel Hyman, Pediatric Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Transforming a Hospital Culture – What Can Cognitive Science Teach Us?

(For additional information, please contact Donna Caccamise at: Donna.Caccamise@Colorado.EDU)

Monday, January 28th

CU-Boulder – Department of Integrative Physiology

Porter Biosciences

Room A2B70

12 PM

Zachary Pincus, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale UniversitY

Variability in Longevity and the Origins of Individuality

(For additional information, please contact Chris DeSouza at: Christopher.DeSouza@Colorado.EDU)

Thursday, January 31st

CU-Boulder – Institute of Cognitive Science

Muenzinger Psychology Building

Room D430

12 PM

Gary McClelland, Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Power but Were Afraid to Ask: a Unified and Simplified Approach to Power Analysis for Linear Models

(For additional information, please contact Donna Caccamise at: Donna.Caccamise@Colorado.EDU)

Thursday, January 31st

CU-Boulder – Dept. of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Porter Biosciences

MCDB A2B70

4 PM

Michelle Barton,

Title TBA

(For additional information, please contact Kathy Lozier at: Kathy.Lozier@Colorado.EDU)

Friday, February 1st

CU-Boulder – Institute of Cognitive Science

Muenzinger Psychology Building

Room D430

12 PM

Tom Yeh, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder

Making GUI Automation Accessible Using Computer Vision

(For additional information, please contact Donna Caccamise at: Donna.Caccamise@Colorado.EDU)

Monday, February 4th

CU-Boulder – Department of Integrative Physiology

Porter Biosciences

Room A2B70

12 PM

Whitney Wharton, Assistant Scientist, Department of Medicine & Public Health, William S. Middleton VA Hospital

Neuropathological Influence of Vasculas Risk Factors In Alzheimer’s

(For additional information, please contact Chris DeSouza at: Christopher.DeSouza@Colorado.EDU)

 

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