The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences



2020 Archive

Jan 30
Lecture is 1:00-2:30pm
in RL 3.204
Peter Grace, PhD
MD Anderson
Targeting Nrf2 to Alleviate Neuropathic Pain
Feb 27
Lecture is 4:00-5:00pm
in CRA 12.110
Armando Salinas, PhD
Laroratory for Integrative Neuroscience
Use of a Novel, Genetically-Encoded Biosensor to Study Real-Time Acetylcholine Release in Awake, Freely-Behaving Mice


2019 Archive

Feb 28
Lecture is 11:30am-12:30pm
in RL 3.204
Jose Moron-Concepcion, PhD Opioid-Induced Plasticity and the Intersection with Pain
Mar 7
Lecture is 4-5pm
in CRA 12.110
Amy Arguello, PhD Influence of Adolescent Context-Drug Associations on Drug-Seeking Behavior
Mar 14
Lecture is 4-5pm
in CRA 12.110
Jason Shepherd, PhD Viral-Like Mechanisms of Intercellular Communication in the Brain
Apr 11
Lecture is 4-5pm
in CRA 12.110
Jun Ding, PhD Dopamine Modulation of Synaptic Plasticity-Balance Between Co-Released Neurotransmitters
Aug 29, 2019 Michael Scofield, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina
Cocaine Abstinence Duration-Induced Alterations in Corticostriatal Structural Plasticity
Nov 7
RL 3.204
No Videolink
Dr. Ewan St. John Smith
University of Cambridge
Molecular Sensors of Pain in Health and Disease
Nov 7
CRA 12.120
Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Genetic and Behavioral Dissection of Pain Neural Circuits
Nov 14
CRA 12.120
Carolyn Harley, PhD
Memorial University
Locus Coeruleus Activation and Neural Plasticity


2018 Archive

Feb 1

in CRA 12.110

Christopher Lapish, PhD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Intention Signals in Prefrontal Cortex and Compulsive Drinking
Mar 8

in CRA 12.110

Jasper Smits, PhD and Mark Powers, PhD
UT Austin
Recent Advances in the Treatment of PTSD and Reviewing Research on d-cycloserine (DCS) Augmentation of Exposure Therapy
Apr 19
in CRA 12.110
David Self, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Morphological and Circuit Changes in Nucleus Accumbens Affecting Motivation and Mood Cocaine Addiction
May 17
in CRA 12.110
Robert Butera, PhD
Georgia Institute of Technology
kHz Stimulation to Block Nerve Conduction – Application and Insight into Mechanisms
Jul 19
in CRA 12.120
Jonathan Carp, PhD
New York State Department of Health/NY University at Albany
Studies of Urinary Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury In Vivo and In Vitro
Aug 31
in CRA 12.110
Michela Marinelli, PhD
UT Austin
Factors and Pathways that Enhance Addiction Liability
Sep 27
in CRA 12.110
Theresa Desrochers, PhD
Brown University
Studies of Sequential Control Across Species Using Electrophysiology and fMRI
Oct 4
in CRA 12.110
Linda Watkins, PhD
University of Colorado Boulder
“Listening” and “Talking” to Neurons: Non-neuronal Cells Amplify Pain and Drug Reward — Pathways from Basic Science to Human and Veterinary Clinical Trials
Oct 11
in CRA 12.110
Tina Gremel, PhD
UC San Diego
Action Control in Alcohol Dependence
Oct 25
in CRA 12.110
Z Jim Wang, PhD
The University of Illinios at Chicago
Phosphorylation Mechanisms Underlying Chronic Pain in Sickle Cell Disease
Nov 1
in CRA 12.110
Beatriz Lindstrom, PhD
Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Applied Pharmacology in Drug Discovery
Nov 15
in CRA 12.110
Patrick Sheets, PhD
Indiana University
Dissecting Functional Changes to Defined mPFC Neurons in Mouse Models of Neuropathic Pain
Nov 29
in CRA 12.110
Fan Wang, PhD
Duke University
General Anesthesia, Sleep, and Pain


2017 Archive

Jan 12

in CRA 12.110
Anna Moore, PhD A Novel Molecular Mechanism Underlying Experience-Dependent Plasticity
Jan 19

in CRA 12.110
Xiaojing Ye, PhD Uncovering the Mechanisms of How Memory Retrieval Enhances Versus Suppresses Fear Memory
Jan 26

in CRA 12.110
Qian Sun, PhD Cellular and Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Hippocampal Information Processing
Feb 2

in CRA 12.110
Aparna Suvrathan, PhD Synaptic Learning Rules and their Role in Circuit Function
Feb 9

in CRA 12.110
Anthony Grace, PhD,
University of Pittsburgh
Translating from Animal Models to Human Schizophrenia: Insights into Pathophysiology, Treatment and Prevention
Feb 23

in CRA 12.110
Geoffrey Schoenbaum, MD, PhD,
The Dopamine Prediction Error: It’s Not What you Think It Is
Mar 2

in CRA 12.110
Hubert Lim, PhD,
University of Minnesota
New Approaches for Treating Hearing Disorders and Pain: Invasive to Noninvasive and Brain to Body
Mar 3

in CRA 12.120
Daniel Hulsey TBA
Mar 31

in CRA 12.120
Ray Velasco TBA
Apr 7

in CRA 12.110
Alfredo Kirkwood, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Rewarding Cortical Neurons
Apr 13

in CRA 12.110
Oswald Steward, PhD,
Research Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences 
Protein Synthesis at Synapses, Synaptic Plasticity and Memory Consolidation: Chance Favors the Prepared Mind
Apr 14

in CRA 12.120
Lindsey Noble TBA
Apr 20

in CRA 12.110
James McGaugh, PhD,
Director, Reeve-Irvine Research Center, Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine 
Making Lasting Memories
Apr 21

in CRA 12.120
Jacob Lackovic TBA
Aug 24

in CRA 12.110

Takaki Komiyama, PhD
University of California San Diego
Imaging Neural Ensembles During Learning
Sep 21

in CRA 12.110

Matthew Dalva, PhD
Thomas Jefferson Medical School
Visualizing the Dynamics in Synaptic Formation and Function
Oct 5

in CRA 12.110

Jeff Waring, PhD
Abbvie Pharmaceuticals
Harnessing Human Genetics for New Disease Therapies
Nov 2

in CRA 12.110

Asaf Keller, PhD
University of Maryland
The Parabrachial Complex: A Nexus of Ascending and Descending Pain Systems
Dec 7

in CRA 12.110

Mark Baccei, PhD
University of Cincinnati
Remembrance of Things Past: Pain Circuits After Neonatal Injury


2016 Archive

Jan 15 Ray Velasco Neuronal Phenotypes of the Dorsal Root Ganglion and a Novel Model of Chronic Pain
Jan 22 Stephanie Shiers Exploration of Prefrontal Cortex Structural Plasticity Caused by Persistent Neuropathic Pain
Jan 29 Ted Price, PhD The NRSA Mechanism
Feb 5 Amanda Alvarez The Effects of Vagus Nerve Stimulation on Abnormal Emotional Learning and Social Anxiety in an Animal Model of Autism
Feb 12 Ted Price, PhD Writing an NRSA Aims Page
Feb 19 Candler Paige Microglial Activation in the Hyperalgesic Priming Model
Feb 26 Jordan Straight Behavioral Correlates of Neuronal Allocation in Auditory Fear Conditioning
Mar 4 Erica Underwood (Defense) TBA
Mar 11 Jacob Lackovic TBA
Mar 25 Talk Cancelled No Talk
Apr 1 Jessica Pruett Mechanisms of Vagus Nerve Stimulation as a Tool to Enhance Extinction from Drug-seeking
Apr 8 Lindsey Noble The Effects of Vagus Nerve Stimulation on an Animal Model of PTSD
Apr 15 Anthony Nguyen Vagus Nerve Stimulation Improves Forelimb Strength Recovery and Promotes Motor Plasticity After Chronic Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
Apr 29 Chris Desolis TBA
Jun 14 Brad Pfeiffer, PhD Hippocampal Reactivation and Circuit-Level Mnemonic Mechanisms

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2015 Archive

Jan 16 Lindsey Noble The Effects of Vagus Nerve Stimulation on Anxiety
Jan 23 Armen Akopian, PhD Female-specific Regulation of Postoperative Pain
Jan 30 Perry Fuchs, PhD The Past, Present and Future of Preclinical Pain Research (Talk Cancelled)
Feb 13 Erin Horne Age-related Differences in Event-related Functional Connectivity During Associative Encoding
Feb 20 Xuejun Song, MD, PhD EphrinB-EphB Receptor and WNT Signaling: A New Avenue to Understanding and Treating Neuropathic and Cancer Pain
Feb 27 Mike Borland (Talk Cancelled)
Mar 6 Amanda Alvarez-Dieppa VNS-paired Extinction in a VPA-induced Animal Model of Autism
Mar 13 Shayne Hassler Protease Activated Receptor 2 (PAR2) in a Novel Mouse Model of Migraine Pain
Mar 27 Feng Tao, PhD AMPA Receptor Phosphorylation and Pain Chronification After Surgery
Apr 10 Mark Baccei, PhD Aberrant Synaptic Signaling in Spinal Pain Circuits After Neonatal Tissue Damage (Talk Cencelled)
Apr 17 David Pruitt, Derek Wills TBA
Apr 24 Amanda Alvarez (Talk Cancelled)
May 1 Anthony Nguyen VNS-paired Motor Training in a 6-OHDA rat model of Parkinson’s Disease
Nov 6 David Pruitt Effects of Vagus Nerve Stimulation Paired with Motor Training on Contralesional Cortical Plasticity After Brain Injury
Nov 13 Erica Underwood High-fat Diet Differentially Alters Spatial Memory, Hippocampal Excitability, and Neuronal Insulin Sensitivity
Dec 4 Jamie Moy eIF4E Phosphorylation Links BDNF mRNA Translation to Pathological Pain Plasticity

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2014 Archive

Jan 17 Michael Borland TBA
Jan 24 Bart Rypma, UTD Do age-related Blood-flow Changes Affect Neural Activity in Older Brains?
Jan 31 David Pruitt The Effects of Paired Vagus Nerve Stimulation on Functional Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury
Feb 7 Vivek Jeevakumar The Effects of Developmental Ketamine Administration on PV-interneuron Physiology and PFC-dependent Behaviors in Mice
Feb 14 Jane Johnson, UTSW Transcriptional Control of Neuronal Diversity: Balancing the Excitatory and Inhibitory Neurons in the Spinal Cord
Feb 21 Jay Gibson, UTSW Pre- and Postsynaptic Roles for FMRP in Excitatory Neurotransmission in the Cortex
Mar 7 Todd Roberts, UTSW Neural Mechanisms for Vocal Learning
Mar 14   Spring Break
Mar 21 Amanda Alvarez Role of CaMKII and NMDAR in VNS-enhanced Extinction of Fear
  Roopa Holehonnur Role of NR2A and NR2B Subunits in Amygdala Dependent Learning and Memory
Mar 28 Gagan Wig, CVL The Human Brain as a Social Network: How Brain Connectivity Changes Across the Adult Lifespan
Apr 4 Julian Meeks, UTSW Understanding How Inhibitory Interneurons Shape Information and Guide Behaviors in the Mouse Accessory Olfactory System
Apr 11 Erica Underwood, Anthony Nguyen Research Presentations
Apr 18 Crystal Engineer Speech Training Improves Auditory Cortex Responses to Speech Sounds in a Rat Model of Autism
  Navid Khodaparast Translational Potential of Vagus Nerve Stimulation to Promote Recovery of Function After Stroke
Apr 25 Chris Desolis, Lindsey Noble TBA
May 2 Jessica Pruett, Daniel Hulsley TBA
May 19 Andrew Tan, PhD Synaptic Input to Single Cortical Neurons in Rodents and the Behaving Primate (Room Change: GR 4.428/Time Change: 12:00-1:00 p.m.)
Sep 19 Fu-Chia Yang, PhD Formation of Cutaneous Versus Deep Tissue Pain Pathways
Sep 26 Robyn Crook, PhD Shared Patterns of Nociceptive Sensitization in Molluscs, Agnathans and Mammals Reveal Evolutionary Functions of Pain States
Oct 3 Anwesha Banerjee The Molecular Basis of Fear Learning Abnormalities Observed in an Environmentally Induced Animal Model of Autism
Oct 10 IASP  
Oct 17 Daniel Hulsey Vagus Nerve Stimulation Dependent Enhancement of Cortical Plasticity Requires Cholinergic Innervation of the Cortex
Oct 24 Erica Underwood TBA
Oct 31 Chris de Solis TBA
Nov 14 SfN  
Nov 21 Jessica Pruett Effect of Vagus Nerve Stimulation on Extinction from Drug-seeking and Associated Changes in Metaplasticity in the Infralimbic to Basolateral Amygdala Pathway
Dec 5 Jamie Moy Translation Regulation in Pain Plasticity

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