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Past Seminars

2016

Behavioral and Neuronal Mechanisms of Drug Relapse

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 3:00 PM

Yavin Shaham, PhD  
Branch Chief, Behavioral Neuroscience Branch
Section Chief, Neurobiology of Relapse Section
NIH/NIDA/IRP

Host: Nobuyoshi Suto, PhD

Location: Committee Lecture Hall, MBB


Alcohol and the Prefrontal Cortex

Friday, April 8, 2016 12:00 PM

Judson Chandler, PhD 
Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Medical University of South Carolina

Host: Marisa Roberto, PhD

Location: SP3040, first floor conference room


Neuroimaging Findings in Youth: Does Teenage Substance Use Harm the Brain?

Friday, April 15, 2016 12:00 PM

Susan Tapert, PhD 
Professor in Residence
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego

Host: Barbara Mason, PhD

Location: SP3040, first floor conference room


Binge Drinking ERKs my BNST

Friday, May 6, 2016 12:00 PM

Karen Szumlinski, PhD 
Professor
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of California, Santa Barbara

Host: Candice Contet, PhD

Location: SP3040, first floor conference room


Dissecting what dopamine does and doesn't do using DREADDs:
Characterizing behavioral effects of reversible VTA dopamine neuron stimulation or inhibition

Friday, May 27, 2016 12:00 PM

Steve Mahler, PhD 
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
University of California, Irvine

Host: Candice Contet, PhD

Location: SP3040, first floor conference room


Nicotine Aversion: Signaling Mechanisms Beyond the Habenula

Friday, July 15, 2016 12:00 PM

Christie Fowler, PhD 
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
University of California, Irvine

Host: Candice Contet, PhD

Location: SP3040, first floor conference room


Endocannabinoid signaling as a homeostatic mechanism counteracting the adverse effects of stress

Friday, September 23, 2016 12:00 PM

Sachin Patel, PhD 
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Associate Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Host: Luis Natividad, PhD

Location: SP3040, first floor conference room

2017

Genetic approaches to identifying novel targets for pharmacotherapy

Friday, January 13, 2017 12:00 PM

Abraham Palmer, PhD 
Professor and Vice Chair for Basic Research
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego

Host: Candice Contet, PhD

Location: SP3040, first floor conference room


Dissecting the role of the extended amygdala in emotional behavior

Friday, February 24, 2017 12:00 PM

Thomas Kash, PhD 
John Andrews Distinguished Professor of Alcohol Studies
Department of Pharmacology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Host: Mike Taffe, PhD

Location: SP3040, first floor conference room


Prefrontal GABA regulation of cognition: implication for psychiatric disorders

Friday, April 28, 2017 12:00 PM

Stan Floresco, PhD 
Professor
Department of Psychology
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Host: Olivier George, PhD

Location: SP3040, first floor conference room


Oleoylethanolamide in alcohol use disorders: a travel from chocolate to basic research and clinical outcomes

Friday, June 30, 2017 12:00 PM

Fernando Rodriguez de Fonseca, PhD 
Professor, Department of Psychobiology, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Therapeutic Area Coordinator, Biomedical Research Institute of Malaga (IBIMA), Regional University Hospital of Malaga, Spain

Host: Marisa Roberto, PhD

Location: SP3040, first floor conference room


How might early-life experiences sculpt pleasure/reward circuits?

Friday, July 21, 2017 12:00 PM

Tallie Z Baram, MD, PhD 
Danette Shepard Professor of Neurological Sciences
Departments of Pediatrics, Anatomy/Neurobiology, Neurology and Physiology/Biophysics
University of California, Irvine, California

Host: Candice Contet, PhD

Location: SP3040, first floor conference room


The Addiction Afffinity Group Seminar Series is named after Dr. Larry Parsons, our esteemed and beloved colleague, who passed away on June 21, 2016. Larry led this Seminar Series from 2005 to 2015 and we wish to honor his legacy by perpetuating this interactive avenue for learning, brainstorming, and networking.