Calendar Archive

2011 Events

Chemical Senses Seminar 2011-2012

  • Thursday September 15, 2011

Together with the McKnight Brain Institute, the Center for Smell and Taste is pleased to present the first Chemical Senses Seminar for 2011-2012, entitled: Chemosensory learning and flavour: Perception, preference and intake by Dr. John Prescott School of Psychology The University of Newcastle Ourimbah, Australia Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:00 Noon DeWeese Auditorium, Rm LG-101 McKnight Brain Institute Integration of multiple sources of sensory information reduces ambiguity and aids detection of biologically important signals. Integration of odors, tastes and tactile signals into flavors similarly leads to recognition of foods. Flavor recognition is dependent on experience of particular odor/taste combinations, and such learned associations underlie the flavor perception and preference that influences food intake. Top-down cognitive influences on these associations have implications for how we measure flavor properties. For further information, or to arrange to meet with Dr. Prescott, please contact the Center for Smell and Taste at 294-5360.

2009 Events

Neuroscience Doctoral Dissertation Defense Seminar

  • Thursday July 23, 2009
  • 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM

N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptors in the Enteric Nervous System

  • Arseima Del Valle-Pinero, PhD Candidate
    Medical Sciences-Neuroscience (Mentor: Dr. Robert M. Caudle, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

Neuro Noons 2009

  • Thursday July 23, 2009
  • Location: G-103 HPNP
  • 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM

FOXO3a Signaling is Required for Disuse Muscle Atrophy and is Directly Regulated by Hsp70

  • Sarah Senf
    Center for Exercise Science, College of Health and Human Performance

Neurophysiological and Behavioral Correlates of Cranial Motor Dysfunction in an Animal Model of Parkinson’s Disease

  • Emily Plowman Prine, PhD,
  • Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine

Neuro Noons 2009

  • Thursday July 30, 2009
  • Location: HPNP Building, Room G-103
  • 12:00 PM

Bilateral Spinal Modulation During Walking in Persons Post-stroke

  • Christopher Robertson
    Brain Rehabilitation Research Center of Excellance, Malcom Randall VAMC.

The Immediate Effects of Spinal Manipulative Therapy on Thermal Pain Sensitivity: A Preliminary Analysis

  • Jason Beneciuk
    Physical Therapy, Public Health and Health Professions, UF.

Neuro Noons 2009

  • Thursday August 06, 2009
  • Location: HPNP Building, Room G-103
  • 12:00 PM to (Past event!)

Orbitofrontal Cortex and Decision-making in Rats

  • Deniz Atalayer
    Psychology, Liberal Arts & Sciences, UF

Dynamic Stability Solutions During Walking Post-spinal Cord Injury,

  • Kristin Day
    Physical therapy, Public Health and Health Professions, UF.

University of Florida Genetics Institute and Department of Neurology

  • Thursday August 06, 2009
  • Location: GCRC – Room 133
  • 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Deciphering the link between synaptic connections and neurodegenerative disease using Drosophila

  • Dr. Krishna Moorthia Bhat, Associate Professor
    Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology
    UTMB School of Medicine
    Galveston, Texas

Neurology Grand Rounds

  • Tuesday August 11, 2009
  • Location: MBI DeWeese Auditorium LG-101A

New Strategies in Rehabilitation Following CNS Injury/Disease Induced Spasticity and Gait

  • Prodip K. Bose, M.D., Ph.D.
    Res. Assistant Professor
    Health Science Specialist, Brain Rehabilitation Research Center, (BRRC) of Excellence at Malcom Randall VA Medical Center
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida & College of Medicine
  • Sponsored by Department of Neurology

Neuroscience IDP Doctoral Defense Seminar

  • Monday August 24, 2009
  • Location: L1-101 MBI

Estrogen treatment in the hippocampus: Analysis of gene expression and cognitive function in the aging female mouse

  • Kristina Aenlle, PhD candidate
  • Mentor: Dr. Thomas Foster

Pharmacology and Therapeutics Seminar

  • Monday August 24, 2009
  • Location: R5-265 ARB

Neurology Grand Rounds

  • Tuesday August 25, 2009
  • Location: MBI DeWeese Auditorium, LG-101A
  • 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM

Huntington’s Disease: Clinical Phenotypes, Neuropathogenesis and Molecular Approaches for a Cure

  • Juan Sanchez-Ramos, PhD, MD
    Helen Ellis Professor of Neurology
    University of South Florida
  • Staff Neurologist, James Haley VA Medical Center
  • Presentation will be in lecture format with Q & A following

In Vivo Imaging Exposition: Systems & Stratagies

  • Wednesday August 26, 2009
  • Location: LG-110A/B MBI
  • 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM 

Neurology Special Seminar

  • Friday August 28, 2009
  • Location: DeWeese Auditorium LG-101A
  • 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM(Past event!)

The T cell-Microglial Dialogue in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Are We Listening?

  • Stanley H. Appel, M.D.
    Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology
    Director, MDA/ALS Research and Clinical Center
    Co-Director, Methodist Neurological Institute
    The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

  • Friday August 28, 2009
  • Location: MBI DeWeese Auditorium LG-101A
  • 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM(Past event!) 

Recommending Moderate Drinking Means What?

  • Sara Jo Nixon, PhD
    Professor & Chief
    Addiction Research
    Department of Psychiatry
    University of Florida College of Medicine

Neuroscience Seminar Series

  • Wednesday September 02, 2009
  • Location: MBI DeWeese Auditorium LG-101A
  • 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM(Past event!)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – a prototypical protein misfolding disorder

  • David Borchelt, PhD.
    Professor, Department of Neuroscience

Neuroscience IDP Doctoral Defense Seminar

  • Friday September 04, 2009
  • Location: MBI DeWeese Auditorium LG-101A
  • 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

Identification and characterization of colospinal afferent neurons

  • Shelby Suckow, PhD candidate
  • (Mentor: Dr. Robert Caudle)

Neuroscience Seminar Series

  • Wednesday September 09, 2009
  • Location: MBI DeWeese Auditorium LG-101A
  • 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Regulation of intracellular trafficking of γ-secretase complex

  • Seong Kim, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, UF

Center for Smell and Taste Seminar

  • Thursday September 10, 2009
  • Location: MBI DeWeese Auditorium, LG-101A
  • 12:00 PM

The Center for Smell and Taste, in conjunction with the McKnight Brain Institute presents the first in the 2009-2010 Chemical Senses Seminar Series, entitled:

Genetics of human taste perception, presented by Dr. Dennis Drayna, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Dr. Drayna is a leading expert in identifying genetic variation in the molecular components of human communication, including the genes responsible for deficits in the sense of taste and the speech disorder of stuttering. For further information, or to arrange to meet with Dr. Drayna, please contact the office of the Center for Smell and Taste at 294-0199.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

  • Friday September 11, 2009
  • Location: MBI DeWeese Auditorium LG-101A
  • 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM

Brain and Social Psychiatric Effects of the 1918 Pan-Influenza

  • Lewis R. Baxter, MD
    Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience
    University of Florida College of Medicine
    Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology University of California, Los Angeles

Neuroscience Graduate Seminar Series

  • Monday September 14, 2009
  • Location: MBI DeWeese Auditorium LG-101A
  • 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM

CTSI Lecture Series

  • Wednesday September 16, 2009
  • Location: MBI Room LG-110A
  • 01:00 PM
  • Michael Conlon, PhD
    University of Florida College of Medicine

Dopamine modulation of axonal conduction in motor nerves

  • Wednesday September 16, 2009
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series
  • Dirk Bucher, Ph.D.
    Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
    Department of Neuroscience

Free Radical and Eicosanoid Metabolism: Molecular Regulation and Therapeutic Applications

  • Thursday September 17, 2009
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics Seminar
  • Harry S. Nick, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Neuroscience University of Florida
    Chair candidate
  • Sponsored by the College of Medicine and the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Patent Law and Biomedical Sciences: The Bridge between PhD and JD

  • Thursday September 17, 2009
  • Seminar
  • Courtney B. Casp, Ph.D., J.D.
    Attorney at Law, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Ga rrett & Dunner, LLP; Washington, DC
  • Sponsored by the COM Graduate Student Organziation (GSO) 

Aging effects on Synaptic Transmission and Neuronal excitability

  • Monday September 21, 2009
  • Neuroscience Graduate Seminar Series
  • Karthik Bodinathan

Gene Transfer of Light-Sensitive Ion Channels Imparts Light Sensitivity to Blind Retina

  • Monday September 21, 2009
  • Center for Vision Research Seminar
  • John Flannery, Ph.D.
    Professor, University of California – Berkeley
  • Sponsored by the Center for Vision Research

The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering Presents:
DigitalHuman (DH): An Integrative Mathematical Model of Human Physiology

  • Monday September 21, 2009
  • BME Seminar
  • Robert Hester, PhD
    Professor
    Department of Physiology & Biophysics
    University of Mississippi Medical Center

Update on Retinoblastoma

  • Tuesday September 22, 2009
  • Center for Vision Research Seminar
  • Elise Heon, M.D.
    Ophthalmologist-in-Chief and the Mira Godard Chair in Vision Research at the University of Toronto
  • Sponsored by the Center for Vision Research

Driving in Parkinson’s disease

  • Tuesday September 22, 2009
  • Neurology Grand Rounds
  • Ergun Y. Uc, MD
    Associate Professor of Neurology
    Divisions of Movement Disorders & Neuroergonomics
    Department of Neurology
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinic
  • Presentation will be in lecture format with Q & A following

Control of Breathing and Spinal Cord Injury

  • Wednesday September 23, 2009
  • Physical Therapy Seminar
  • David Fuller, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Florida
    Sponsored by the Department of Physical Therapy

The therapeutic targeting of alpha7 nAChR: is it only about ion channel activation?

  • Wednesday September 23, 2009
  • Department of Neuroscience and McKnight Brain Institute Seminar
  • Roger Papke, PhD.
    Professor
    Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Neuroscience Graduate Research Seminar Series

  • Monday September 28, 2009
  • Daniel Silver and Catherine Marcinkiewcz

Cholesterol, Statins and Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Tuesday September 29, 2009
  • Neurology Grand Rounds
  • D. Larry Sparks, Ph.D.
    Senior Scientist and Head
    Roberts Laboratory for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
    Presentation will be in lecture format with Q & A following

Cholesterol, copper, and cognition

  • Wednesday September 30, 2009
  • Neuroscience Seminar
  • D. Larry Sparks Ph.D.
    Sun Health Research Institute
    Sun City, Arizona

The role of miRNAs in regulating gene expression in glial cells

  • Friday October 02, 2009
  • UFSCC Topics in Cancer Cell Biology Seminar
  • Lucia Notterpek, PhD
    Chair and Professor
    Department of Neuroscience
    College of Medicine
    McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida

Novel Therapeutics for Cognitive Impairment

  • Monday October 05, 2009
  • UF COM and Department of Pharmacology Seminar
  • Jerry Buccafusco, Ph.D.
    Regents’ Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Director, Alzheimer’s Research Center, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
  • Sponsored by UF College of Medicine and the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics 

Biomedical Engineering Applications in Pediatric Cardiology

  • Monday October 05, 2009
  • The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering Seminar
  • Curt DeGroff, MD
    Pediatric Cardiology
    Director of Non-invasive Imaging, Congenital Heart Center Associate Professor of Pediatrics University of Florida
  • Dr. DeGroff will present several examples of his collaborative efforts over the years at various institutions between Biomedical Engineering and Pediatric Cardiology. After the formal presentation there will be time left to discuss possible collaborative efforts here at the University of Florida.

Implication of detergent-insoluble aggregates of SOD1 in familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

  • Wednesday October 07, 2009
  • Neuroscience IDP Dissertation Defense Seminar
  • Mercedes Prudencio – Ph.D. Candidate
  • (Mentor – Dr. David Borchelt) 

Palmitoylation: a greasy posttranslational modification with slick consequences for proteins

  • Wednesday October 07, 2009
  • Neuroscience Seminar Series
  • David Zacharias, PhD.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Whitney Laboratory for Marine Science, UF

Seeing what the nose tells the brain: Active sensing and odor coding imaged in the awake animal

  • Thursday October 08, 2009
  • UFCST Seminar
  • Dr. Dale “Matt” Wachowiak
    Department of Biology
    Boston University
    Boston, MA

Neuroscience Graduate Seminar Series

  • Monday October 12, 2009
  • Travis Jackson and Adele Blum

Just onetime one therapy for Diabetes type1 and 2 operating through brain efferents: an out of the box breakthrough

  • Monday October 12, 2009
  • Neuroscience Seminar
  • Satya Kalra, Ph.D.
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Neuroscience, UF

Technology Commercialization UF Style

  • Wednesday October 14, 2009
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute Seminar
  • David Day
    Director, Office of Technology Licensing Sid Martin Biotechnology Development Incubator, University of Florida

CTSAs Use of HIT for Local, State, and National Research Efforts: Opportunities for the Future

  • Wednesday October 14, 2009
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute Seminar
  • Robert DiLaura, PhD
    Co-Director Biomedical Informatics Section Cleveland Clinic and Translational Science Collaborative Case Western Reserve University, Center for Clinical Investigation Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute

McKnight Brain Research Symposium

  • Wednesday October 21, 2009

The faculty and staff of the McKnight Brain Institute are pleased to welcome distinguished guests from the Board of Trustees for the McKnight Foundation for Brain Research. We invite you to join us for a morning of exciting presentations by McKnight Brain Institute faculty and researchers, focusing on aging and cognitive decline, with a keynote address by our very special guest, Dr. Joe Verghese, Associate Professor of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Louis and Gertrude Feil Faculty Scholar in Neurology. Please support these very fine scientists with your attendance and attention. A box lunch will be provided following Dr. Verghese’s keynote address.

  • McKnight Brain Research Foundation Board of Trustees Site Visit
    Special Guest: Joe Verghese, M.B.B.S.
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Preliminary Study of Nanorexin for age-related memory dysfunction in rats
    Michael King, Ph.D.
  • The influence of increased physical activity on assessing cognitive function in aged rats after life-long calorie restriction
    Christy Carter, Ph.D.
  • Biomarkers predict successful versus unsuccessful aging in rats
    Brandi Ormerod, Ph.D.
     
  • Intervening with cognition in late life
    Michael Marsiske, Ph.D.Brain activity differences between sedentary and fit older adults: a cross-sectional MRI study
    Zvinka Zlatar, M.S.
  • Neuroanatomical predictors of post-operative cognitive dysfunction: the role for white matter and entorhinal cortices
    Catherine Price, Ph.D. 
  • KEYNOTE: Foot in the Brain: locomotion, cognition and reserve
    Joe Verghese, M.B.B.S. 

Neuroscience Graduate Seminar Series

  • Monday September 14, 2009
  • Location: MBI DeWeese Auditorium LG-101A
  • 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Speaker schedule

Neuroscience Graduate Seminar Series

  • Monday September 21, 2009
  • Location: MBI DeWeese Auditorium LG-101A
  • 09:00 AM

Speaker schedule

Neuroscience Graduate Research Seminar Series

  • Monday September 28, 2009
  • Location: MBI DeWeese Auditorium LG-101A
  • 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Speaker schedule 

  • Daniel Silver 
  • Catherine Marcinkiewcz
  • D. Larry Sparks, Ph.D. 
  • D. Larry Sparks Ph.D.
  • Lucia Notterpek, PhD
  • Jerry Buccafusco, Ph.D. 
  • Mercedes Prudencio – Ph.D. Candidate
  • (Mentor – Dr. David Borchelt)

Neuroscience Seminar Series

  • Wednesday October 07, 2009
  • Location: MBI DeWeese Auditorium LG-101A
  • 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Palmitoylation: a greasy posttranslational modification with slick consequences for proteins

David Zacharias, PhD. 
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Whitney Laboratory for Marine Science, UF

UFCST Seminar

  • Thursday October 08, 2009
  • Location: MBI DeWeese Auditorium LG-101A
  • 12:00 PM to

The Center for Smell and Taste, in conjunction with the McKnight Brain Institute presents the second in the 2009-2010 Chemical Senses Seminar Series, entitled:

Seeing what the nose tells the brain: Active sensing and odor coding imaged in the awake animal

Dr. Dale “Matt” Wachowiak 
Department of Biology
Boston University
Boston, MA

For further information, or to arrange to meet with Dr. Wachowiak, please contact the office of the Center for Smell and Taste at 294-0199.

Neuroscience Graduate Seminar Series

  • Monday October 12, 2009
  • Location: MBI DeWeese Auditorium LG-101A
  • 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Speaker Schedule

Travis Jackson and Adele Blum

Neuroscience Seminar

  • Monday October 12, 2009
  • Location: MBI DeWeese Auditorium LG-101A
  • 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Just onetime one therapy for Diabetes type1 and 2 operating through brain efferents: an out of the box breakthrough

Satya Kalra, Ph.D. 
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Neuroscience, UF

Clinical and Translational Science Institute Seminar

  • Wednesday October 14, 2009
  • Location: MBI DeWeese Auditorium LG-101A
  • 01:00 PM

THE CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE INSTITUTE IS PLEASED TO SPONSOR A SEMINAR AS PART OF THE CTSI LECTURE SERIES BY:

David Day
Director, Office of Technology Licensing Sid Martin Biotechnology Development Incubator, University of Florida

Technology Commercialization UF Style

For further information contact Kathryn St. Croix at 273-8700

Clinical and Translational Science Institute Seminar

  • Wednesday October 14, 2009
  • Location: MBI LG-110A
  • 04:00 PM

THE CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE INSTITUTE IS PLEASED TO SPONSOR A SEMINAR AS PART OF THE CTSI LECTURE SERIES IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT BY:

Robert DiLaura, PhD
Co-Director Biomedical Informatics Section Cleveland Clinic and Translational Science Collaborative Case Western Reserve University, Center for Clinical Investigation Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute

CTSAs Use of HIT for Local, State, and National Research Efforts: Opportunities for the Future

Refreshments will be served

For further information contact Kathryn St. Croix at 273-8700

McKnight Brain Research Symposium

  • Wednesday October 21, 2009
  • 08:00 AM to 02:00 PM(Past event!)

It’s not too late to RSVP for the McKnight Brain Research Foundation Symposium, October 21st. The RSVP deadline has been extended to Friday, October 16th. Complimentary continental breakfast and box lunch provided to attendees.

RSVP Required by Monday, October 16, 2009
Sandy Pulcini, 352-273-5885 or pulcini@ufl.edu

The faculty and staff of the McKnight Brain Institute are pleased to welcome distinguished guests from the Board of Trustees for the McKnight Foundation for Brain Research. We invite you to join us for a morning of exciting presentations by McKnight Brain Institute faculty and researchers, focusing on aging and cognitive decline, with a keynote address by our very special guest, Dr. Joe Verghese, Associate Professor of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Louis and Gertrude Feil Faculty Scholar in Neurology. Please support these very fine scientists with your attendance and attention. A box lunch will be provided following Dr. Verghese’s keynote address.

McKnight Brain Research Foundation Board of Trustees Site Visit

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Evelyn F. & William L. McKnight Brain Institute
    Special Guest: Joe Verghese, M.B.B.S.
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast MBI LG-110A
  • 8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks

BASIC SCIENCE SPEAKERS DEWEESE AUDITORIUM LG-101A

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break

  • Michael King, Ph.D.
    Preliminary Study of Nanorexin for age-related memory dysfunction in rats
  • Christy Carter, Ph.D.
    The influence of increased physical activity on assessing cognitive function in aged rats after life-long calorie restriction
  • Brandi Ormerod, Ph.D.
    Biomarkers predict successful versus unsuccessful aging in rats

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break

CLINICIAN SPEAKERS DEWEESE AUDITORIUM

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

  • Michael Marsiske, Ph.D.
    Intervening with cognition in late life
  • Zvinka Zlatar, M.S.
    Brain activity differences between sedentary and fit older adults: a cross-sectional MRI study
  • Catherine Price, Ph.D.
    Neuroanatomical predictors of post-operative cognitive dysfunction: the role for white matter and entorhinal cortices

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Break

KEYNOTE SPEAKER DEWEESE AUDITORIUM LG-101A

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Joe Verghese, M.B.B.S.
    Foot in the Brain: locomotion, cognition and reserve
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Box Lunch Provided LG-110A

Chemical Senses Seminar 2011-2012

  • Thursday September 15, 2011

Together with the McKnight Brain Institute, the Center for Smell and Taste is pleased to present the first Chemical Senses Seminar for 2011-2012, entitled: Chemosensory learning and flavour: Perception, preference and intake by Dr. John Prescott School of Psychology The University of Newcastle Ourimbah, Australia Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:00 Noon DeWeese Auditorium, Rm LG-101 McKnight Brain Institute Integration of multiple sources of sensory information reduces ambiguity and aids detection of biologically important signals. Integration of odors, tastes and tactile signals into flavors similarly leads to recognition of foods. Flavor recognition is dependent on experience of particular odor/taste combinations, and such learned associations underlie the flavor perception and preference that influences food intake. Top-down cognitive influences on these associations have implications for how we measure flavor properties. For further information, or to arrange to meet with Dr. Prescott, please contact the Center for Smell and Taste at 294-5360.