Joint Seminars in Neuroscience
1999 - 2000

Presented by the Brain Research Institute and the Neuropsychiatric Institute, as well as the Interdepartmental Programs for Neuroscience, the Mental Retardation Research Center, and the Departments of Anesthesiology, Neurobiology, Neurology, Opthamology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Physiological Science, Physiology, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Surgery/Neurosurgery
5 How Can New Advances Lead to New Therapies for Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Disorders?
A Full Day Symposium
9:00 am-5:00 pm

12 "Endogenous Cannabinoids: Biochemistry and Pharmacology of a Novel Signaling System"
Daniele Piomelli, Ph.D. (Hosted by Cameron Gundersen)
Department of Pharmacology
University of California, Irvine
now online: High Speed or Modem
18-19 Ion Channels and the Regulation of Cell Functions:
A Symposium in Honor of Dr. Susumu Hagiwara

(Hosted by Alan Grinnell)
held in the Jules Stein Eye Institute Auditorium
26 No Joint Seminars in Neuroscience
(Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience October 23-28)
2 "Cerebellar Memories"
Richard Thompson, Ph.D. (Hosted by Michael Fanselow)
Director, Neuroscience Program
Keck Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
now online: High Speed or Modem
9 The Brain Research Institute Neuroscience Poster Day Distinguished Lecturer
"Off-Line Reprocessing of Recent Memory in Hippocampal and Neocortical Neuronal Ensembles"
Bruce L. McNaughton, Ph.D. (Hosted by David Glanzman)
ARL Division of Neural Systems
University of Arizona, Tucson
16 "Molecular Regulation of Synaptic Development: Homeostasis and Plasticity at the Nerve Terminal"
Graeme W. Davis, Ph.D. (Hosted by Felix Schweizer)
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of California, San Francisco
23 "Neuronal Correlates of Sensory, Memory and Decision-Making in the Somatosensory System"
Ranulfo Romo, M.D., Ph.D. (Hosted by Dean Buonomano)
Department of Neuroscience, UNAM, Mexico
now online: High Speed or Modem
30 The Grass Traveling Scientist Program Lecture
Sponsored by the Grass Foundation

"A Genetic Animal Model of Stress Hyper-Reactivity and Depressive Behavior"
Eva E. Redei, Ph.D. (Hosted by Allan Tobin)
Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and
Molecular Pharmacology & Biological Chemistry,
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois
7 "Processing of Pheromone Sensory Signals in the Mammalian Brain"
Catherine G. Dulac, Ph.D. (Hosted by Paul Gray)
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
now online: High Speed or Modem
11 "Epileptic Ion Channels"
Istvan Mody, Ph.D. (Hosted by David Glanzman)
Tony Coelho Professor of Neurology
Professor of Physiology
University of California, Los Angeles
now online: High Speed or Modem
18 "NGF Signaling in Developing Sympathetic Neurons"
David D. Ginty, Ph.D. (Hosted by Tom O'Dell)
Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
now online: High Speed or Modem
25 "Exploration of Action Maps in Posterior Parietal Cortex for Neural Proshesis Applications"
Richard A. Andersen, Ph.D. (Hosted by John Schlag)
James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience
Division of Biology
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
1 "Molecular Mechanisms of Drug Addiction"
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D. (Hosted by Chris Evans)
Jameson Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology
Director, Yale Center for Genes and Behavior
Yale University School of Medicine
now online: High Speed or Modem
7 Special Monday Joint Seminars Presentation
"Cloning and Function of GABA-B Receptor Subunits"
Bernhard Bettler, Ph.D. (Hosted by Istavan Mody)
Nervous System
Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland
now online: High Speed or Modem
8 "Mona Lisa and the Single Neuron: Recordings from the Human Brain"
Itzahak Fried, M.D., Ph.D. (Hosted by David Glanzman)
Associate Professor of Surgery and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Director, Epilepsy Surgery, Co-Director, Seizure Disorder Center
University of California, Los Angeles
now online: High Speed or Modem audio only
15 "Multiple Memory Systems in Aplysia: A Cellular and Molecular Analysis"
Thomas J. Carew, Ph.D. (Hosted by Dean Buonomano)
Bren Professor and Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
University of California, Irvine
22 "Morphological Correlates of Synaptic Plasticity"
Tobias Bohnoeffer, Ph.D. (Hosted by David Glanzman)
Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
Munich, Germany
now online: High Speed or Modem
29 "Neural Systems Involved in Fear and Anxiety"
Michael Davis, Ph.D. (Hosted by Michael Fanselow)
Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychiatry
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta
now online: High Speed or Modem
7 "Cytoskeletal Targets in Neuronal Plasticity and Pathology"
Shelley L. Halpain, Ph.D. (Hosted by Masako Isokawa)
Department of Cell Biology
Scripps Research Institute, LaJolla, CA
14 "Hypocretin (Orexins) and the Sleep Disorder Narcolepsy"
Emmanuel Mignot, M.D., Ph.D. (Hosted by Desmond Smith)
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Center for Narcolepsy
Stanford University
now online: High Speed or Modem
4 "The Hippocampus and Mechanisms of Declaritive Memory"
Howard B. Eichenbaum, Ph.D. (Hosted by Michael Fanselow)
Department of Psychology
Boston University
now online: High Speed or Modem
11 "Signaling Pathways in The Brain: Cellular Transducers of Mood Stabilization in The Treatment of Manic Depressive Illness"
Husseini K. Manji, M.D. (Hosted by Andrew F. Leuchter, M.D.)
Director of Laboratory of Molecular Pathophysiology
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
Wayne State University, Detroit,MI
now online: High Speed or Modem
18 "Mechanism of Capacitative Calcium Entry"
Lutz Birnbaumer, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
Professor of Anesthesiology and Biological Chemistry
University of California, Los Angeles
25 "Recent Progress in The Neuronal Ceroid Lipofusciones"
Sandra L. Hoffman M.D., Ph.D. (Hosted by Cameron Gundersen)
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas,TX
now online: High Speed or Modem
2 "The 'Second Brain':Function,Serotonin, and Development "
Michael D. Gershon, M.D. (Hosted by Josh Hoffs)
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Columbia University, New York, NY
now online: High Speed or Modem
9 "Multiple Memory Systems In Aplysia: A Cellular and Molecular Analysis "
Cynthia Lance-Jones, Ph.D. (Hosted by Ellen Carpenter)
Department of Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania
now online: High Speed or Modem
16 The 11th Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture
"Wiring the Nervous System: A Molecular Genetic Dissection of Axon Guidance"
S. Lawrence Zipursky, Ph.D. (Hosted by Allan Tobin)
Department of Biological Chemistry and The Howard Hughes Medical Institute
now online: High Speed or Modem
23 "Homeostasis and Competition in Developing Cortical Networks"
Gina Turrigiano, Ph.D. (Hosted by Sheila Nirenberg)
Department of Biology and Center for Complex Systems
Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass
30 "Activity-Dependent Regulation of Neuronal Structure and Connectivity"
Rachel Wong, Ph.D. (Hosted by Sheila Nirenberg)
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri
now online: High Speed or Modem
6 The 8th Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture
"Every Breath You Take: Looking for the Respiratory Rhythm Generator"
Paul Gray (Hosted by Art Arnold)
Interdepartmental Graduate Program for Neuroscience
University of California, Los Angeles
now online: High Speed or Modem

Unless otherwise indicated, all lectures are held in the Louis Jolyon West Auditorium in the NPI Building (C8-183, 720 Westwood Plaza) on Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 PM.

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