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Past Seminars

Neuronal circuitry for pain and itch processing in the spinal dorsal horn

Date: November 09, 2017

Andrew Todd, Ph.D.
Profesesor, Spinal Cord Group
Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
University of Glasgow

Circuit and function of mammalian pain- and touch-sensing neuron

Date: October 12, 2017

Wenqin Luo, M.D, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Department of Neuroscience
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Using C. Elegans to Study the Effects of Bioactive Lipids in Sensory Ion Channels

Date: May 11, 2017

Speaker Name and Degrees: Valeria Vásquez , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Understanding Pain in the Brain: Top-Down Versus Bottom Up

Date: April 13, 2017

Speaker Name and Degrees: Ben Seymour , Ph.D.

Wellcome Intermediate Fellow
Computational and Biological Learning Lab, Cambridge University
Principal Investigator
Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet), Osaka, Japan

Cerebral Mechanisms of Pain Avoidance Learning

Date: March 09, 2017

Speaker Name and Degrees: Mathieu Roy , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
McGill University

Chronic Pain Control by Neuroinflammation and Alternative Medicine Approaches

Date: February 09, 2017

Speaker Name and Degrees: Ru-Rong Ji , Ph.D.

Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurobiology
Chief of Pain Research
Duke University Medical Center

Challenges to Translational Pain Research

Date: January 12, 2017

Speaker Name and Degrees: Miroslav “Misha” Backonja, MD.

Senior Medical Director, Worldwide Clinical Trials, Seattle, WA
Emeritus Professor of Neurology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Pain in the Brain As Studied By Recordings from the Human Brain During Awake Surgeries

Date: November 10, 2016

Speaker Name and Degrees: Frederick Lenz , M.D., Ph.D., FRCS(C)

A Earl Walker Professor, Director of Functional Neurosurgery
Professor of Neurosurgery
Professor of Neuroscience and BME
The John Hopkins University School of Medicine

CANCELLED: Cortical Enhancement of Pain and Anxiety-Canceled

Date: October 13, 2016

Speaker Name and Degrees: Min Zhuo , Ph.D.

Professor Neuroscience
Department of Physiology
University of Toronto

A Motivation-Decision Model

Date: June 14, 2016

Dissecting GPCR signaling and neural circuits in stress behaviors

Date: May 03, 2016

Speaker Name and Degrees: Dr. Michael Bruchas

Associate Professor
Departments of Anesthesiology
Neurobiology
Washington University

Modeling nociception in zebrafish, from development to function.

Date: April 05, 2016

Speaker Name and Degrees: Dr. Ajay Dhaka

Assistant Professor,
Department of Biological Structure
University of Washington

Making Novel Pain Drugs by Selectively Targeting Nav1.7 Channels with Compounds That Bind Directly To the S4 Voltage-Sensor

Date: February 02, 2016

Speaker Name and Degrees: David Hackos

Dept. of Neuroscience
Genentech, Inc.

How Does The Brain Represent Pain? Insight from the New Concepts of a Dynamic Pain Connectome and the Pain Switch

Date: January 05, 2016

Speaker Name and Degrees: Dr. Karen Davis

Professor, Department of Surgery and Institute of Medical Science
University of Toronto

Head, Division of Brain, Imaging and Behaviour-Systems Neuroscience
Toronto Western Research Institute
Toronto Western Hospital

Mapping the Spinal Circuits That Process Noxious and Innocuous Stimuli

Date: December 01, 2015

Speaker Name and Degrees: Dr. Martyn Goulding

Professor,
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
Salk Institute (San Diego)

Optogenetics, Eletrophysiology, and Behavior: A Combined Approach to Study the Neural Circuits of Pain and Itch

Date: November 03, 2015

Speaker Name and Degrees: Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Ross

Assistant Professor,
Department of Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh

Dynamic Regulation of Spatial Aspects of Pain

Date: October 07, 2015

Speaker Name and Degrees: Dr. Robert Coghill

Director of Research & Senior Scientist
Department of Anesthesiology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Towards fMRI-Based Biomarkers for Pain and Emotion

Date: June 02, 2015

Speaker Name and Degrees: Tor D. Wager , Ph.D.

Director, Cognitive and Affective Control Laboratory
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
and The Institute for Cognitive Science
University of Colorado, Boulder

The Changing Landscape of Brainstem Modulation of Chronic Pain: What Goes Up Must Come Down

Date: May 05, 2015

Speaker Name and Degrees: Donna Hammond, Ph.D.

Professor, Departments of Anesthesia and Pharmacology
University of Iowa

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Pain Control by Opioids

Date: April 07, 2015

Speaker Name and Degrees: Grégory Scherrer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology,
Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Stanford Neurosciences Institute,
Stanford University School of Medicine

Novel Retinohypothalamic Pathways Mediating Sensory, Emotional and Autonomic Responses to Light During Migraine

Date: March 03, 2015

Speaker Name and Degrees: Rami Burstein, Ph.D.

John Hedley-Whyte Professor of
Anaesthesia and Neuroscience,
Harvard Medical School

Optogenetic Interrogation of Rodent Somatosensory Pathways In Vivo

Date: February 03, 2015

Speaker Name and Degrees: Philippe Séguéla, Ph.D.

Professor, Montreal Neurological Institute
Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain
Dept. of Neurology & Neurosurgery
McGill University

Neural Programs of Regulation, Protection and Repair

Date: January 06, 2015

Speaker Name and Degrees: Richard H. Gracely, Ph.D.

Professor, Director of Clinical Research
Center for Pain Research and Innovation
University of North Carolina

How the Brain Controls Pain

Date: December 02, 2014

Speaker Name and Degrees: Mary Heinricher, Ph.D.

Professor,
Departments of Neurological Surgery and Behavioral Neuroscience,
Oregon Health & Science University

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Nociception and Touch

Date: November 04, 2014

Speaker Name and Degrees: Daniel Tracey, Jr., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology,
Cell Biology and Neurobiology
Duke University Medical Center

The Molecular and Cellular Basis for Cold Perception

Date: September 30, 2014

Speaker Name and Degrees: David McKemy, PhD

Associate Professor and Head of the Section of Neurobiology
University of Southern California