Neural Substrates of Binge Drinking, a BNS Seminar by Dr. Angela Ozburn at Oregon Health & Science University.
January 28, 2020| 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Title: Neural Substrates of Binge Drinking
The goal of these studies is to identify how altering specific brain activity can reduce binge-like alcohol drinking in mice.
“Dopamine and Neuropeptide Regulation of Drug Taking”, a BNS Seminar by Ryan Farero at University of Washington.
Ryan is a PhD Candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at University of Washington studying the neurobiology of drug addiction. Ryan will discuss research on the biological mechanisms promoting aberrant dopamine transmission and the associated behavioral outcomes observed in animal models of drug addiction.
“Sex Differences in Reinforcement: Role of Environmental Enrichment and the Orbitofrontal Cortex”, a Psychology Department seminar by Dr. Jeff Grimm.
Dr. Jeff Grimm, professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at Western Washington University presented, “Sex Differences in Reinforcement: Role of Environmental Enrichment and the Orbitofrontal Cortex” on Thursday, March 7, 2019.
Dr. Jeff Grimm’s lab investigates the neurobiology of relapse. With the collaboration of student laboratory assistants, he is conducting experiments to identify
brain areas involved in relapse. For more information please visit Dr. Jeff Grimm’s research lab website.
“Cracking the Cannabis Code”, a BNS Seminar by Dr. Josh Kaplan
Dr. Josh Kaplan is a new faculty member in the Behavioral Neuroscience program at Western Washington University. Dr. Kaplan will lecture on the developmental consequences and therapeutic efficacy of cannabis, and provide an overview of his lab’s focus. The event will be held in the Academic Instructional Center West 204. Everyone is welcome. For more information please visit Dr. Josh Kaplan’s research lab website.
“Individual differences in language and rhythm skills: a journey from behavior to brain to genetics”
Dr. Gordon’s research examines the relationship between rhythm and grammar skills in typical development and specific language impairment, the neural mechanisms underlying rhythm and grammar skills, the genetics of language disorders, and how musical training can improve language skills. This talk will be held Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. in MH 152.
“Exploring Huntingtin’s Nuclear Roles” Neuroscience Seminar
Dr. Carroll will discuss how his lab’s new work is aimed at understanding the roles played by the Huntingtin protein in the nucleus, and how these roles may be perturbed to cause Huntington’s Disease. Dr. Carroll’s presentation will be held in BI 234, at 4:00 PM on October 24th.
Behavioral Neuroscience Guest Speaker
Kevin Hope is a WWU BNS graduate, PhD Candidate, and Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Kevin will present mechanisms for seizures involved in Duplication 15q syndrome, a human neurodevelopmental disorder, using the Drosophila melanogaster model organism. His presentation will be held in BIO 234.