ENCORE (Emory Neuroscience Candidates' Ongoing REsearch)

2018-2019 Seminar Schedule

October 2, 2018

Pernille (Penny) Buelow: "Homeostatic regulation of cortical excitability in Fragile X syndrome"
Elizabeth (Zibby) Hinton: "Long-term neurobehavioral consequences of the adolescent social environment"

December 4, 2018

Archana Venkataraman: TBA
Mary Herrick: TBA

February 5, 2019

Michelle Johnson: TBA
Eduardo Gigante: TBA

March 5 , 2019

Lyndie Wood: TBA
James McGregor: TBA

April 2 , 2019

Stephanie Foster: TBA
Andrea Pack: TBA

May 7 , 2019

Rachel Pearcy: TBA
Jim Kwon: TBA

2017-2018 Seminar Schedule

October 3, 2017

Varun Saravanan: "The role of dopamine in sensorimotor adaptation"
Chris Sinon: "Exercise mediates anesthetic emergence and recovery in diabetic and control rats"

November 7, 2017

Laura Butkovich: "The role of alpha-synuclein toxicity in locus coeruleus neurons and non-motor features of Parkinson's disease"
Arthur (Rhett) Morrissette: "Basal ganglia output to thalamus directs movement preparation and initiation"

December 5, 2017

Travis Rotterman: "The role of neuroinflammation in spinal motor circuit plasticity"

February 6, 2018

Rachel Cliburn Branco: "VMAT2: A potential mediator of PTSD outcomes"
Elizabeth Kline: "Synergy between a common genetic variant in antigen presentation capacity and pyrethroid exposure: relevance for Parkinson's disease research"

March 6, 2018

Amielle Moreno: "The role of neuromodulators in social auditory processing"
Sara List: "The shape of sound: Neural correlates of cross modal correspondences"

April 3, 2018

Erica Akhter: "Regulation of the potassium chloride cotransporter-2 (KCC2) on spinal motoneurons following peripheral nerve injury"
Carlie Hoffman: "SVC2 and dopamine neuron vulnerability in Parkibnson's disease"

May 1, 2018

Maria Briscione: "Early life dopamine deficiency in combination with (mal)adaptive medium spiny neuron responses gives rise to dystonia"
Stephanie Pollitt: "LIM and SH3 domain protein in axon development"

2015-2016 Seminar Schedule

October 6, 2015

Katherine Bryant
Kristen Thomas

November 3, 2015

Maylen Perez Diaz: "The role of serotonin 2A and 2C receptors in the behavioral effects of abused stimulants"
Elizabeth Pitts: "MDMA increases affiliative behaviors in nonhuman primates in a 5-HT2A receptor dependent manner"

December 8, 2015

Speakers TBA  

February 2, 2016

Travis Rotterman: Title TBA
Ian Chou: Title TBA

March 1, 2016

Nisha Raj: Title TBA
Jordan Kohn: Title TBA

April 5, 2016

Eric Maltbie: Title TBA
Tom Hennessey: Title TBA

May 3, 2016

Melanie Pincus: Title TBA
Michael McKinnon: Title TBA

2014-2015 Seminar Schedule

October 7, 2014

Yvonne Ogbonmwan: "The effect of exercise on cocaine-primed and stress-induced reinstatement"
Kelsey Zimmerman: "Regulation of behavioral flexibility by the orbitofrontal cortex: common pathways for appetitive and aversive learning"

November 4, 2014

Lauren DePoy: "Mechanisms and reversal of adolescent cocaine-induced habits"
Sam Rose: "Dopamine dysfunction in a novel knockin mouse model of dystonia"

December 2, 2014

Amy Luce Dunn: "2C or not 2C: Characterizing the role of the synaptic vesicle glycoprotein 2C in Parkinson's"
Constance Harrell Shreckengost: "Diet-mediated effects on HPA axis & behavior"

February 3, 2015

Termpanit (Natty) Chalermpalanupap: "Focus on the Locus: Defining the role of early locus coeruleus tau pathology in Alzheimer’s Disease"
Andrew Swanson: "Rho-kinase inhibition augments goal-directed decision-making and blocks habitual responding for cocaine"

March 3, 2015

Jacob Billings: "Functional Connectivity Networks Span Multiple Spectral and Spatial Scales"
Lukas Hoffmann: "Dopaminergic contributions to songbird vocal learning"

April 7, 2015

Ryan Purcell: "New insights into the activation mechanisms of the adhesion receptor ADGRB1"
Kevin Watkins: "Progress towards an optogenetic model to study pleasant touch afferents"

May 5, 2015

4:30 PM in O. Wayne Rollins 1052. Refreshments served at 4:15
Filomene Morrison: "Mechanisms of olfactory fear learning and memory in adult mice"
David Nicholson: "Projections of the cerebellum to the thalamus in a songbird and their relation to vocal motor control"