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Molecular Pathogenic Mechanisms of ALS and Frontotemporal Dimentia

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Jan 9, 2018, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

4709 Neuroscience Research Bldg.

Upstate Medical University welcomes Dr. Fen-Biao Gao from the Department of Neurology in the University of Massachusetts Medical School to present his presentation entitled, "Molecular Pathogenic Mechanisms of ALS and Frontotemporal Dimentia". This talk is a segment from the Maxwell M Mozell

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Compartmentalized Retinal Ganglion Cell Death and Glaucoma

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Jan 8, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

4709 Neuroscience Research Building

Upstate Medical University welcomes Dr. Richard T. Libby from the Flaum Eye Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center's Department of Opthamology and Biomedical Genetics. He will present his talk entitled "Compartmentalized Retinal Ganglion Cell Death and Glaucoma". 

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Increased Striatal Vulnerability to 3-Nitroproprionic Acid in Male Mice Lacking Interleukin-1R1

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Dec 6, 2017, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

214 LIfe Science Complex

Please join us at the Master's Thesis seminar for Matthew Allen who will be presenting his thesis entitled "Increased Striatal Vulnerability to 3-Nitroproprionic Acid in Male Mice Lacking Interleukin-1R1."

Matthew is a Master's student studying in Dr. Sandra Hewett's lab.

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Building Molecular Landscapes for Complex Genetic Disorders: recent examples

Dec 6, 2017, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Neuroscience Research Building Rm 4709; 505 University Ave

Upstate Medical University is hosting visiting scholar Geert Poelmans, MD, PhD. 

Geert will be presenting a lecture entitled "Building Molecular Landscapes for Complex Genetic Disorders: recent examples".

Dr. Poelmans is the founder and director of Drug Target, ID, as well as a research associate at the Radboud University in their department of human genetics in the Netherlands.  

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Temporal Contrast Sensitivity in a Mouse Model of Retinis Pigmentosa

Dec 5, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

4709 Neuroscience Research Building; 505 Irving Ave, IHP

The Neuroscience Graduate and Physiology Graduate programs invite Rose Pasquale  to present a lecture entitled "Temporal Contrast Sensitivity in a Mouse Model of Retinis Pigmentosa"

Rose is a Neuroscience Graduate program PhD student in the Department of Opthamology. She works in Dr. Eduardo Solessio's lab at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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A Review of NIH and NSF Public Access Policies

Nov 29, 2017, 10:30 AM-5:00 PM

312 Lyman Hall

Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs will conduct a seminar entitled: "A Review of NIH and NSF Public Access Policies"

For more information about their services, you can visit their website by clicking here.

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Addiction: From societal crisis to brain circuits

Nov 28, 2017, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

Medical Alumni Auditorium, Room 1159 Weiskotten Hall

The SUNY Upstate Medical University's Department of Psychiatry is presenting a Special Addiction Symposium entitled "Addiction: From societal crisis to brain circuits."

Click here to view the names and descriptions of the speakers and their talks, as well as a schedule for the symposium.

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Evaluating a Role for Reelin in the Development of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Nov 21, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

4709 Neuroscience Research Building; 505 Irving Ave, IHP

The Neuroscience and Physiology Graduate Programs welcome Kathleen Smith to present a lecture entitled "Evaluating a Role for Reelin in the Development of Autism Spectrum Disorder"

Kathleen is a PhD student in the Department of Neuroscience and Physiology in Dr. Brian Howell's lab at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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How to Build a Budget and Budget Narrative

Nov 15, 2017, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

312 Lyman Hall

Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs will conduct a seminar entitled: "How to Build a Budget and Budget Narrative"

For more information about their services, you can visit their website by clicking here.

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Grants.gov Workspace: What You Need to Know

Nov 8, 2017, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

312 Lyman Hall

Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs will conduct a seminar entitled: "Grants.gov Workspace: What You Need to Know"

For more information about their services, you can visit their website by clicking here.

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Sara Vasilenco, PhD

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Nov 8, 2017, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

366 White Hall - Wildhack Lounge

The Department of Human Development and Family Science invites you to attend an Assistant Professor Candidate Presentation by Sara Vasilenko, Ph.D. entitled "Sexual Development Over the Lifespan: Innovative Methods to Answer New Questions."

Dr. Sara Vasilenko is a Research Assistant Professor in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State. She received a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State, where she received additional
training in the Prevention and Methodology Training Program. Dr. Vasilenko’s research examines health and well-being across the lifespan, with a focus on sexual development from adolescence into adulthood. Her research uses innovative methods, such as time-varying effect modeling and latent class analysis, to answer new questions about the developmental nature and multidimensional predictors of sexual behavior.

For more information about her research interests and publications, click here.

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Blair Calancie, PhD

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Nov 6, 2017, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

106 Life Science Complex

The Biology Department's Biology Seminar Series welcomes Dr. Blair Calancie of Upstate Medical University to presesnt his talk entitled "Sensori-Motor Plasticity in Humans after Spinal Cord Injury." 

You can read more about his career and find a link to his publications by visiting his faculty website.

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Writing Successful Grant Applications - NIH Research Fellowships and Early Career Awards

Nov 1, 2017, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

312 Lyman Hall

Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs will conduct a seminar entitled: "Writing Successful Grant Applications - NIH Research Fellowships and Early Career Awards"

You can learn more about their services by visiting their website.

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Twenty Years of Progress: A Celebration of Women in STEM

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Oct 25, 2017, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Lyman Hall Atrium

Syracuse University has a long and rich history of supporting gender equity and inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. For nearly twenty years, the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) program has supported STEM women faculty, postdoctoral associates, and graduate and undergraduate students, alike. Since 2010, SU ADVANCE has supported STEM women faculty and helped to create more inclusive departments.  

The arrival of the 2017-2018 cohort of new faculty in STEM has resulted in the accomplishment of a significant milestone: there are now over 100 full time women faculty in STEM disciplines! This milestone, and other positive changes, were made possible only through the work of many dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators. We invite you to join us in the home of Syracuse University's original science departments, Lyman Hall, to celebrate this collective accomplishment, and to learn more about the transformative work that will continue to make Syracuse University a great place for STEM women. 

The celebration will take place on October 25, 2017, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Lyman Hall Atrium. Please RSVP for the event if you plan on attending. To fill out your RSVP, click here.

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The Proposal Development and Review Process

Oct 25, 2017, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

312 Lyman Hall

Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs will present a presentation entitled: "The Proposal Development and Review Process"

For more information about their services, you can visit their website by clicking here.

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Akira Sawa, MD, PhD

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Oct 23, 2017, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Weiskotten Hall Rm 2231

SUNY Upstate welcomes Dr. Akira Sawa to present his talk entitled "Looking for Critical Mediators for the Pathophysiology of Major Mental Illnesses."

He comes to us from the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital where he is the Director and S&R Innovation Endowed Chair of the Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center. He is also a member of the departments of psychiatry, mental health, neuroscience, and biomedical engineering.

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Chris Heathwood, PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder

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Oct 20, 2017, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

500 Hall of Languages

The department of philosophy announces a talk given by Chris Heathwood, PhD entitled "Happiness and Desire". 

You can learn more about him and his research interests and find some of his publications on his website by clicking here.

How to Find Funding Opportunities: Using Pivot, Experts@Syracuse and Other Methods

Oct 18, 2017, 10:30 PM-12:00 PM

312 Lyman Hall

Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs presents a presentation entititled: "How to Find Funding Opportunities: Using Pivot, Experts@Syracuse and Other Methods"

For more information about their services, you can visit their website by clicking here.

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Geoffrey Eill, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Oct 17, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

4709 Neuroscience Research Bldg. 505 Irving Ave. @ IHP

The Neuroscience and Physiology Graduate programs at SUNY Upstate Medical University present: 

RPTPζ/phosphacan: Novel role in the development of the neural ECM

Geoffrey Eill 
Neuroscience Program Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Neuroscience & Physiology
Dr. Rick Matthews’ Lab
SUNY Upstate Medical University
To learn more about his lab, you can find his resarch faculty member's Upstate research profile by clicking here.

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What OSP can do for you: Meet your Research Administrator and learn about the services provided by our office

Oct 11, 2017, 4:10 AM-5:12 PM

312 Lyman Hall

Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs presents a presentation entitled: "What OSP can do for you: Meet your Research Administrator and learn about the services provided by our office"

Please visit their website for more information about their services.

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Chris Schaffer, PhD, Cornell University

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Oct 6, 2017, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

414 Bowne Hall

Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering - Graduate Student Seminar Series

The Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineerng presents Chris Schaffer, PhD presenting "Two-Photon Imaging Reveals Capillary Occlusions are Responsible for reduced Brain Blood Flow and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease Mouse Models".

Blood flow to the brain is reduced by about one third in patients with Alzheimer's disease. This decreased brain blood flow contributes to the memory and cognitive problems seen in Alzheimer's and may accelerate progression of the disease. The mechanism causing this poor brain blood flow, however, has remained undiscovered. Using high-resolution in vivo imaging of blood flow in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, we have identified the plugging of capillary segments by firmly adhered white blood cells as a mechanism that contributes to this blood flow decrease. In Alzheimer's mice, nearly 2% of capillaries have stalled blood flow due to an adhered leukocyte, while wild type mice have stalls in less than 0.5% of capillaries. Becuase one stalled capillary decreases blood flow in many downstream branches, the 2% of capillaries stalled leads to substantial blood flow decreases. When we blocked leukocyte adhesion, cortical blood flow increased by ~30%. This increase in brain blood flow was accompanied by an immediate improvement in cognitive performance of mice on spatial and working memory tasks. These data suggest that white blood cells sticking in capillaties may be responsible for the reduced blood flow to the brain seen in Alzheimer's patients and that treating this could both improve cognitive function and slow disease progression.

To learn more about his research, visit his lab website by clicking here.

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Ellyn Riley, PhD, Syracuse University

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Oct 6, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

314 Lyman Hall

The Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute presents:

"I know it starts with a 'T'..." What tip-of-the-tongue state teach us about predicting erros in aphasia?

by Ellyn Riley, PhD of Syracuse University's Communication and Science Disorders department. 

Her research interests lie in aquired disorders of language, improving treatment outcomes for persons with aphasia, the role that cognitive fatigue plays in the recovery process, biofeedback as a tool to enhance speech and language therapy in the stroke population. 

To learn more, visit her research website by clicking here.

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Gail D'Onofrio, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine

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Oct 5, 2017, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Dr. Paul and Natalie Strasser Legacy Room, 220 Eggers Hall

The Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture introduces Gail D'Onofrio presenting "The Opiod Epidemic: A Practice & Policy Perspective".

Dr. D'Onofrio is a professor of Emergency medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. She is internationally known for her work as an independent investigator in drug and alcohol research. She is a recognized leader in Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine and has participated on many review boards and National Institute of Health committees. 

To learn more, you can visit her research profile by clicking here.

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Dr. Tracy Bale, University of Maryland School of Medicine

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Oct 2, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Sandra Hewett

TITLE:  Parental Stress and Epigenetic Programming of Offspring Neurodevelopment

Dr. Tracy Bale is a Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and the Director of the Center for Brain Development and Maternal Mental Health.

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Dr. Kate Lewis, Biology P&T Seminar

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Sep 25, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Sandra Hewett

TITLE:  Forming Functional Neuronal Circuitry:  Interneuron Specification in the Spinal Cord

To learn more, you can visit her research website by clicking here.