Margo's awesome work in the lab on neural activity in the Basal Forebrain during threatening and non-threatening stimuli was recognized by the Jonas E. Salk Scholarship for the study of biomedical sciences. Congrats to Margo all around as she moves on to study and do more research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai!
Charlotte D'Hulst, PhD (Hunter College, MouseSensor, Inc.)
Making the leap from academia to industry: the story of how MouseSensor, Inc., a Hunter startup, wants to digitize the sense of smell.
11:30am, 436 Hunter North
Peter Rudebeck, PhD (Mount Sinai)
"Reward, Affect, and the Prefrontal Cortex"
Room 436, Hunter North, 11:30 - 12:30 (snacks at 11:15)
On Wednesday 4/25 Susan and Rebecca will be showing some exciting new work about connectivity and function of the prefrontal cortex - basal forebrain circuit.
On Thursday 4/26 Itzik will give a talk about our translational work on improving safety training as a tool to alleviate major symptoms of anxiety disorders.
Hunter West Building
Rebecca explains the gist of her project in her latest meme
Regina Sullivan, PhD (NYU Medical School)
Room 611HN, 12-1pm
Simone Weyand, PhD (Cambridge)
Snapshots of membrane proteins at work
Room 436 Hunter North (refreshments at 11:15)
Harvey Society Lecture
Kevin J. Tracey, M.D. (Feinstein Institute for Medical Research)
Eavesdropping on conversations between the brain and the immune system
Rockefeller Institute (Caspary Hall), York Ave & 66th Street
Shona Chattarji, PhD (National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India)
Synaptic plasticity in the amygdala: implications for stress and developmental disorders.
Room: 611HN, 12-1pm
A great team effort on the part of the undergraduates in the lab!
I'm happy to take part in the "Computational and affective neuroscience: algorithms for survival" workshop at Cosyne, organized by Dominik Bach and Robb Rutledge,
I'll be sharing some new data about the link between oscillations and interneurons in the prefrontal - amygdala circuit during emotional learning.
Grunfeld I.S., Likhtik E. (2018) Mixed selectivity encoding and action selection in the prefrontal cortex during threat assessment. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 49:108-115. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2018.01.008
The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) regulates expression of emotional behavior. The mPFC combines multivariate information from its inputs, and depending on the imminence of threat, activates downstream networks that either increase or decrease the expression of anxiety-related motor behavior and autonomic activation. Here, we selectively highlight how subcortical input to the mPFC from two example structures, the amygdala and ventral hippocampus, help shape mixed selectivity encoding and action selection during emotional processing. We outline a model where prefrontal subregions modulate behavior along orthogonal motor dimensions, and exhibit connectivity that selects for expression of one behavioral strategy while inhibiting the other..
Maria Figueiredo-Pereira (Hunter College)
Prostaglandin D2/J2 signaling pathway in a rat model of neuroinflammation displaying parkinsonian-like pathology: novel potential therapeutic targets
Room 436 Hunter North
Erich Jarvis (Rockefeller)
Dissecting the molecular mechanisms of vocal learning and spoken language
Rockefeller University, Caspary Hall, York & 66th Street
Hors d'ouevres start at 7:30pm
Congrats to Rebecca on winning the Goldsmith Scholarship!!
Danielle is finishing her work in the lab and will be starting dental school at Rutgers in the fall. Congratulations!
Morgan and Itamar trying to avoid infection at all costs while finishing up posters for SFN
Energized for poster presentations!
There will be an all-day symposium on myelin and glial cells at our Advanced Science and Research Center (ASRC) on the upper west side. Lots of great speakers and the latest insights into myelin and glia.
Jeremy Draghi (Biology Dept., Brooklyn College, CUNY)
Insights in microbial adaptation from models of ecology and cell biology
Room 926 Hunter North, 12-1pm