2nd Annual ASRC Glia Symposium - Nov. 13, Today!

Glial response to environmental signals and glial cross-talk, 8:30 am - 7pm

Auditorium, Advanced Science Research Center

85 St. Nicholas Terr., NYC, 10031

 FEATURED SPEAKERS  Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., Children’s National Health System  Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D., University of Rochester Medical Center  Orna Issler, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  Shane Liddelow, Ph.D., NYU Langone Medical Center  Akiko Nishiyama, M.D., Ph.D. , University of Connecticut at Storrs  Sam Horng, M.D., Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  Pablo Paez, Ph.D., University at Buffalo  Jia Liu , Ph.D., Advanced Science Research Center at GC/CUNY  Anna Jagielska, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Ana Badimon, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Vittorio Gallo, Ph.D., Children’s National Health System

Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D., University of Rochester Medical Center

Orna Issler, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Shane Liddelow, Ph.D., NYU Langone Medical Center

Akiko Nishiyama, M.D., Ph.D. , University of Connecticut at Storrs

Sam Horng, M.D., Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Pablo Paez, Ph.D., University at Buffalo

Jia Liu , Ph.D., Advanced Science Research Center at GC/CUNY

Anna Jagielska, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ana Badimon, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Upcoming Neuroscience & Biology Seminars

CNC Seminar: Friday, October 19 at 10am.

Arif Hamd (Brown University), “Reward synchronizes dopamine axons into directional waves.”

The Graduate Center (5th Ave. b/t 34th & 35th St.), Rm.6496.

Biology Seminar: Monday, October 22 at 12pm.

Chiye Aoki (NYU Center for Neural Science), “The adolescent brain: synaptic plasticity to counter the perfect storm

Biology Dept., HN927, Hunter College, 68th St. & Lex. Ave.

Summer students

Great work by our fantastic summer students in the lab. Good luck in your Fall 2018 endeavors. Happy to have Asher stay on for the academic year and work on more projects.   

 Tanzina Islam finishing up some data analysis before heading back to Princeton

Tanzina Islam finishing up some data analysis before heading back to Princeton

 Yashwi Kumar (John P. Stevens High School) and Asher Jaffe (Hunter College High School) gave a talk on their 3D printed head stage designs

Yashwi Kumar (John P. Stevens High School) and Asher Jaffe (Hunter College High School) gave a talk on their 3D printed head stage designs

 Yashwi presenting her designs at the NYU Courant Institute GSTEM event 

Yashwi presenting her designs at the NYU Courant Institute GSTEM event 

Biology Seminar, May 14, 11:30am

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

Undergraduate Research Conference, Wed-Thu April 25 & 26

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  

Seminar, April 19, 8pm

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

Seminar April 11 - Shona Chattarji

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

New PAPER: Mixed selectivity encoding and action selection in the prefrontal cortex during threat assessment

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..