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UTSA Neurosciences Institute

One UTSA Plaza San Antonio TX 78249

Hosted by CBI


UTSA Spring 2017 Neurobiology Lecture Series

Presented by the Department of Biology and the UTSA Neurosciences Institute.

Seminars will be held in BSB 3.03.02 at 12pm.  Parking available in Ximenes Ave Garage, adjacent to the BSB, map here.   Refer to Google Calendar here

Lecture Series

August 24, 2017

Aimin Liu PhD

Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair


Mechanistic enzymology of the tryptophan kynurenine pathway

Host: Charles Wilson

August 31, 2017

Mark Shapiro PhD



Novel Insights into plasticity of ion channel activity in hippocampus underlying control of excitability and development of epilepsy

Host: Charles Wilson

September 7, 2017

Suzanne Haber PhD


University of Rochester Med Ctr

Circuits of reward and decision-making: what monkey tracing studies can tell us about human connectivity

Host: Charles Wilson

September 14, 2017

Neural Codes of Navigation Symposium

Panelists: André Fenton (NYU), James Knierem (Johns Hopkins), Isabel Muzzio (UTSA), David Redish (U of MN)

September 21, 2017

Dean Buonomano PhD



How Does the Brain Tell Time: Neurocomputational and Experimental Studies

Host: Todd Troyer

September 28, 2017

Kavita Shah PhD

Walther Professor

Purdue University

Chemical Genetic Dissection of Signaling Cascades in Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease

host: Hyoung Gon Lee

October 5, 2017

Ed Golob PhD

UTSA Psychology

Space: The primal frontier

Host: Nicole Wicha

October 12, 2017

Anne Graybiel PhD

Institute Professor

McGovern Institute, MIT

The Striatum & the Motivation to Act

Host:  PhD Students (Juan Morales)

October 19, 2017

Veronica Alvarez PhD



Drugs of abuse simultaneously suppress and enhance dopamine transients in the striatum

Host: Carlos Paladini

October 26, 2017

Lori Knackstedt PhD

Assistant Professor

U of Florida Gainseville

The role of nucleus accumbens glutamate homeostasis in mediating relapse to cocaine-seeking

Host: Matt Wanat

November 2, 2017

Aurelio Galli PhD



Failure to Prime the Dopamine 'Pump' in Autism

Host: Carlos Paladini

November 9, 2017

Marco Martina MD PhD

Associate Professor

Northwestern University

Supraspinal mechanisms of neuropathic pain

Host: Alfonso Apicella

November 30, 2017

Vance Lemmon PhD

Walter G. Ross Distinguished Chair in Developmental Neuroscience

University of Miami

Kinases, Kinase inhibitors and the control of axon regeneration

Host: Annie Lin