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Neuroscience Retreat
September 10-11, 2004
Pere Marquette Lodge and Conference Center

Blue = Short presentation (a 15-min oral presentation)
Green = Data Blitz (a 5-min oral presentation)

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September 10 (Friday)
4:00 - 5:30 pm  Check-in/ Registration 
5:30 - 6:30 pm  Dinner

6:30 - 6:35 pm  Greetings 
   Amy C. Arai, Ph.D., President, Sangamon Chapter Society for Neuroscience

6:35-6:45 pm   Opening Remarks
   Edward J. Moticka, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs

6:45-7:30 pm   Special Lecture 
Advances of Proteomics in Biological Systems
   Peter M. Yau, Ph.D., Director of Proteomics, Biotechnology Center, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

7:30-7:50 pm  Theme Lecture 
Proteomics: Clinical Application
   James J. LaGuardia, M.D., Department of Neurology, SIU-Springfield

8:00 - 8:55 pm  Neurological Disorders   Moderator: M. Steven Evans, M.D. 
Epileptic Seizure Reduce GABAa Receptor Function
   M. Steven Evans, M.D., Department of Neurology, SIU-Springfield
Alterations in Seizure Susceptibility during the Aging Process
   Peter Patrylo, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, SIU-Carbondale
The Role of B-cells in Opsoclonus-Myoclonus, a Paraneoplastic Syndrome
   Michael Pranzatelli, M.D., Department of Neurology, SIU-Springfield

Coffee break 

9:15 - 9:35 pm   Sleep    Moderator: Linda A. Toth, Ph.D. 
The Genetics of Sleep
   Linda A. Toth, Ph.D., D.V.M., Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield
Thioether S-methyltransferase (temt) Gene Expression during Influenza Infection in Mice
   Ming Ding, Ph.D., Toth lab, Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

9:40-10:00 pm   Blood-Brain Barrier  Moderator: William A. Banks, M.D.
Obesity, Leptin Resistance and Blood-Brain Barrier 
   William A. Banks, M.D., Department of Geriatrics, St. Louis University 
Developmentally Regulated Mannose-6-Phosphate Receptor-mediated Transport of a Lysosomal Enzyme
across the Blood-Brain Barrier 
   Akihiko Urayama, Ph.D., Banks lab, Department of Geriatrics, St. Louis University 
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) Transport across the in vitro Mouse Brain Endothelial Cell Monolayer 
   Ryota Nakaoke, M.D., Banks lab, Department of Geriatrics, St. Louis University 

September 11 (Saturday) 
Blue = Short presentation (a 15-min oral presentation)
Green = Data Blitz (a 5-min oral presentation)

7:30-8:30 am    Breakfast 

8:30 - 9:00 am  Auditory System and Aging     Moderator: Donald M. Caspary. Ph.D. 
Geezer Plasticity: GABA Changes in Auditory Cortex
   Donald M. Caspary, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology , SIU-Springfield
Mysteries of Age-related Changes of GABAa Receptor Subunits in Rat A1: Protein Trafficking? 
   Lynne Ling, Caspary lab, Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield 
Functional Consequences of Age-related Loss of Cortical Inhibition: Electrophysioloy and Behavior
   Jeremy Turner, Ph.D., Caspary lab, Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

9:00-9:30 am  Auditory System      Moderator: Gayle Woodson, M.D.
Laryngeal Paralysis as a Model for Studying Nerve Injury
   Gayle Woodson, M.D., ENT, Department of Surgery, SIU-Springfield
D-methionine as an Otoprotective Agent
   Kathleen Campbell, Ph.D., ENT, Department of Surgery, SIU-Springfield

9:35-9:55 am  Neurodegeneration    Moderator: Gregory J. Brewer, Ph.D. 
Do Mitochondria Control Brain Aging?
   Gregory J. Brewer, Ph.D., Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, SIU-Springfield
Age-related NAD(P)H Decreases and Redox Declines during Glutamate Treatment of Hippocampal
Neurons
   Mordhawaj Parihar, Brewer lab, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, SIU-Springfield

Coffee break

10:20-10:35 am  AMPA Receptor Function and Excitatory Synaptic Transmission Moderator: Amy C. Arai, Ph.D. 
Modulation of Excitatory Synaptic Transmission through RF-amide Peptide Receptors 
   Amy C. Arai, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield
Inhibition of AMPA Receptors by Guanine Nucleotides 
   Kyle Montgomery, Arai lab, Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield
C-terminal Truncation Affects Kinetic Properties of AMPA-GluR1 Receptors 
   Erika Suzuki, Ph.D., Arai lab, Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

10:40-11:05 am  TRP channels    Moderator: Louis Premkumar, Ph.D. 
TRP Channels
   Louis Premkumar, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology , SIU-Springfield
Activation of TRPV1 by Resinferotoxin" 
   Mallikarjuna Pabbidi, Premkumar lab, Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield
Gabapentin: a TRPV1 Antagonist?
   Manish Raisinghani, Ph.D., Premkumar lab, Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

11:10-11:30 am   Adenosine Receptor    Moderator: Vickram Ramkumar, Ph.D.
Nerve Growth Factor - Adenosine Receptor Interactions
   Vickram Ramkumar, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield
Adenosine Receptor Binding and Expression in Striatum of NF-kB P50 Subunit Knockout Mice
   Xiaobin Xie, Toth & Ramkumar lab, Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

11: 35- 11:45 am   Biogenic amines Moderator: Ronald A. Browning, Ph.D.
Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Norepinephrine Release 
   Rodney Roosevelt, Browning lab, Department of Physiology, SIU-Carbondale
Can Genotype Predict Behavior?
   Jodi Huggenvik, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, SIU-Carbondale

11:50 am -12:20 pm   Genetically Epilepsy Prone Rats   Moderator: Carl L. Faingold, Ph.D. 
Comparative Studies of Audiogenic Seizure Networks
   Carl L. Faingold, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield
Preliminary Microarray Studies on GEPR Brain and Cells Expressing Anti-sense Transcripts to the
Suicide-related DEAF-1 
   Michael Collard, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, SIU-Carbondale

 

updated on September 12, 2004