GPN Colloquium Series

Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 p.m.
Location: JacH 2-137 & Zoom

Colloquia time and location remain the same unless otherwise noted below.


Fall Semester 2021


Speaker and Topic

Sep. 15 Ben Clark & Mark Thomas
"MDT-A Cores"
Sep 22 GPN Welcome Lunch
Sep. 29 Megan Monko
Advisor: Sarah Heilbronner
"Comparing the functional and structural corticostriatal connectivity of the posteromedial cortex"
Oct. 6 Awards
  Roberto Lopez Cervera
Advisor: Ben Hayden

Audrey Sederberg
Oct. 13 David Maisson
Advisors: Jan Zimmermann and Ben Hayden
"Prefrontal spatial coding in freely moving macaques"

Prakash Kara
Oct. 20 Patrick Rothwell & Martha Streng
Oct. 27 Thesis Defense - TBD
Nov. 3 Bayardo Garay
Advisor: Rita Perlingeiro
"Understanding the transcriptional networks and physiologic adaptations governing the clinical manifestations of Duchenne muscular dystrophy"

Lorene Lanier
Nov. 10 Ally Scott
Advisor: Jocelyn Richard

Stephanie Groman
"Identifying the neurodevelopmental trajectories mediating drug use susceptibility"
Nov. 17 Jackson Scheib
Advisor: Aaron Kerlin
"The role of dendritic spikes in motor learning"

Carrie Sheeler
Advisor: Marija Cvetanovic
"Unraveling the molecular pathology of SCA1 in a human iPSC-derived motor neuron model of disease"
Nov. 26 Thanksgiving
Dec. 1 Melissa Asher
Advisor: Stanley Thayer

Haleigh Mulholland
Advisor: Gordon Smith
"Optogenetic modulation reveals network interactions of the early visual cortex"
Dec. 8 Thesis Defense -TBD
Dec. 15 Joe Emerson
Advisor: Cheryl Olman
“A Recurrent Network Model for Context Integration in V1”

Eric Mitten
Advisor: Kevin Wickman
"The role of ventral tegmental area GABA neurons in anxiety-like behaviors"

Spring Semester 2021


Speaker and Topic

Jan. 20 Janna Moen THESIS DEFENSE
Advisor: Anna Lee
"Regulation and Function of Ventral Tegmental Area Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors at the Interface of Alcohol and Nicotine Reward"
Jan. 29 Priyanka Mehta
Advisor: Ben Hayden
"Value-Based Decision Making in Foraging"
Feb. 3 Wenhui Qu
Advisor: Ling Li
"Protein prenylation in health and Alzheimer’s Disease"
Feb. 10 Carey Lyons
Advisor: Alessandro Bartolomucci
"Chronic stress induces cellular senescence in mice"
Feb. 17 Maria Linn-Evans
Advisor: Colum MacKinnon
"Modeling the effects of pallidal deep brain stimulation in people with Parkinson's disease"
Feb. 24 No Colloquium
Thur. Feb.25
Advisor: David Redish
"Neural Computations Underpinning Anxiety in Health and Disease"
Mar. 3 Hillary Handler
Advisor: Harry Orr
"Nuclear localization in SCA1 pathology"

Alex Doyle
Advisor: Matthew Johnson
"Quantitative Assessment of Parkinsonian Gait in MPTP-treated Non-human primates"
Mar. 10 Carli Poisson
Advisor: Ben Saunders
"Superior colliculus inputs to dopaminergic centers"

Bethany Stieve
Advisor: Esther Krook-Magnuson
"Bayesian Optimization of Seizure Intervention"
Mar. 17 Armani Del Franco
Advisor: Eric Newman
"Regulation of Blood Flow Through Cerebral Capillaries"

Jessica Froula
Advisor: Esther Krook-Magnuson
"Effects of cerebellar modulation on hippocampal interneurons"
Mar. 24 Dakota Palmer
Advisor: Jocelyn Richard
"Value encoding of ventral pallidum projections to the ventral tegmental area"

Nicole Zarate
Advisor: Rocio Gomez-Pastor
"The role of HSF1 in thalamo-striatal synapse dysfunction in Huntington's Disease"
Mar. 31 Tim Monko
Advisor: Yasushi Nakagawa
"Extrinsic regulation of cortical neurogenesis by axons projecting from the thalamus"
  Katie Hamel
Advisor: Marija Cvetanovic
"Region-Specific Cerebellar Pathogenesis in SCA1"
Apr. 7 Julianna Goenaga
Advisors: Alfonso Araque and Paul Mermelstein
"Estrogen Signaling in Nucleus Accumbens Astrocytes"
Apr. 14 Jennifer Brown
Advisor: Sylvain Lesne
"Sex- dependent effects of alpha synuclein"
  Brian Trieu
Advisors: Patrick Rothwell
Apr. 21 Dieter Brandner
Advisors: Patrick Rothwell and Paul Mermelstein
"Behavioral Sensitivity to Opioids in NL3 Knock-out mice"
  Chloe Cable
Advisor: Eric Newman
"Glial Modulation of Electrical Synapses in the Retina"
Apr. 28
Sarah Mulloy
Advisor: Anna Lee
"Cholinergic regulation of alcohol consumption and reward "