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at Florida State University

BioNotes, 15-01-12

BioNotes

January 12 through January 16, 2015


Monday, January 12, 11:00 am, A211 PDB—PSYCHOLOGY SEMINAR, "Cognitive behavioral therapy in rats: extinction of fear and addiction," Dr. Jamie Peters, Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Peters is a candidate for the Department of Psychology faculty position in Neuroscience. Graduate students, undergrads and postdocs are also invited to lunch and discussion with Dr. Peters from 12:15 -1:15 p.m. Monday, January 12, in A206 PDB. Faculty should contact Dr. Lisa Eckel if they would like to meet with Dr. Peters during her visit.

Monday, January 12, 12:00 pm, KIN 2057—POSTDOCTORAL MENTORING SEMINAR, "Getting tenure: what to expect in a faculty position," Dr. Scott Steppan, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Host: Dr. Thelma Madzima.

Tuesday, January 13, 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "In silico design in the valley of death," Dr. Dmitri Kireev, Director, Computational Biophysics and Molecular Design Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Hosts: Drs. Wei Yang and Igor Alabugin

Wednesday, January 14, 12:00 pm, COM Auditorium—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR, "you zinc, there fore you are: the story of synaptic zinc," Dr. Christopher J. Frederickson, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, an dNeuroBioTex, Inc.. Host: Dr. Kathy W. Levenson, Department of Biomedical Science, Florida State University.

Wednesday, January 14, 3:30 pm, A211 PDB—NEUROSCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Exploring the role of reward history in addictions," Dr. Alicia Izquierdo, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA. Graduate students, undergrads and postdocs are also invited to lunch and discussion with Dr. Izquierdo from 12:15 -1:15 p.m. Thursday, January 15, in A204 PDB.

Thursday, January 15, 11:00 am, A211 PDB—PSYCHOLOGY SEMINAR, "Prefrontal cortical circuits mediating stress integration," Dr. Brent Myers, Department of Psychiatry and Behaviorial Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Myers is a candidate for the Department of Psychology faculty position in Neuroscience.

Thursday, January 15, 12:00 pm, COM Auditorium—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR, TBA, Dr. Yong Wan, Department of Cell Biology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Host: Dr. Yangchang Wang.

Thursday, January 15, 12:00 pm, 1306 COM—NEUROSCIENCE / BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE SEMINAR, "Decoding Parkinson's disease with patient-specific neurons," Dr. Jian Feng, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Feng is a candidate for a Brain Initiative faculty position.

Thursday, January 15, 12:00 pm, 2057 KIN—SPECIAL SEMINAR, "Climate change and macroalgal communities: physiological drivers of ecological change," Sophie J. McCoy, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, UK. Host: Dr. Thomas E. Miller. Dr. McCoy is a candidate for a Coastal and Marine Initiative faculty position.

Thursday, January 15, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM CANCELLED, "The role of the orbitofrontal cortex in imagining outcomes and changes caused by the use of an addictive drug," Dr. Geoffrey Schoenbaum, National Institutes of Health-- National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program. Host: Genevieve Bell. Cancelled due to speaker illness.

Thursday, January 15, 4:00 pm, 1400 MSB—COLLEGE OF MEDICINE GRAND ROUNDS, "Health equity, social justice, and public health ," Dr. Yvonne Maddox, Acting Director of the National Institute on Minority Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institute of Health. Host: Dr. Joedrecka Brown Speights.

Friday, January 16, 9:00 am, A204 PDB—, "9th Annual North Florida Brain Bee." This is a live Q & A competition that tests the neuroscience knowledge of high school students, who compete to determine who has the “best brain” on such topics as intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep, addiction, Alzheimer’s, and stroke. The winner of the North Florida Brain Bee competition will travel to the National Brain Bee Competition.

Friday, January 16, 10:00 am, 1306 COM—BASIC NEUROSCIENCE (BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE) SEMINAR, "Synaptic mechanisms of mental disorders," Dr. Zhen Yan, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Yan is a candidate for a Brain Initiative faculty position.

Friday, January 16, 4:00 pm, 201 PDA, Psychology Auditorium—PSYCHOLOGY SEMINAR, "Moderators and mediators of exercise-related brain plasticity," Dr. Kirk Erickson, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Erickson is a candidate for a Brain Initiative faculty position.

Friday, January 16, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "Rapid evolution, genetic trade-offs, and the coexistence of plant competitors," Dr. Richard A. Lankau, Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Hosts: Dr. Brian Inouye and Dr. Nora Underwood.


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