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
Kei Koizumi and Mike Lubell will lead a conversation at The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College on the subject of threats to and opportunities for the science community in 2017. Oct.4, 6pm. RSVP here.
Kei Koizumi is a former Assistant Director for Federal Research and Development and Senior Advisor to the Director for the National Science and Technology Council under President Obama.
Dr. Mike Lubell directed the Washington DC Office of Public Affairs of the American Physical Society for 22 years and is the Mark W. Zemansky Professor of Physics at City College, CUNY. Dr. Lubell is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The Roosevelt House: 47-49 East 65th St., between Park and Madison Ave.
I'm happy to host Asohan Amarasingham (Math. Dept., City College, CUNY) at the Biology Seminar on September 18th. Han's work beautifully emphasizes that neurophysiological recordings should be critically analyzed before we jump to conclusions.
Talk title: Interpreting variation across trials in neurophysiology
Room 926 Hunter North, 12-1pm
Next week I will be at the Gordon conference on the amygdala, presenting our new work on circuits involved in threat and safety.
Our News and Views piece discussing two new papers, one from Ofer Yizhar's lab (Klavir et. al.), and one from Kay Tye's lab (Burgos-Robles et. al.) is out in the June issue of Nature Neuroscience. Both groups looked at amygdala driven encoding in the prefrontal cortex in conditions of high/low threat and reward.
We will be presenting data at the Stress and Resilience Conference at Hunter. There is a fantastic speaker lineup plus data blitz and poster sessions. This promises to be a terrific day!
Monday, May 15, 2017
The Kaye Playhouse, Hunter College
695 Park Ave., 68th St. b/t Park and Lexington Avenues
(Sponsored by Center for Translational and Basic Research, Clinical & Translational Science Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, Hunter College School of Nursing, Cornell University Cooperative Extension in NYC, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Hopsital for Special Surgery).
P'ng Loke (NYU School of Medicine)
Regulation of Intestinal Inflammation by Helminths and the Gut Microbiota
(or, all you Ever wanted to know about Worms!!)
Congratulations Itzik on winning the BP-Endure Fellowship! Itzik will spend the summer in Dr. Michael Cooper's lab at Vanderbilt University studying the molecular signaling pathways of malignant glioma formation.
We're looking forward to hearing all about it when you come back!