Third Neuroscience Retreat
July 20-21, 2006
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Meeting Program

July 20 (Thursday)
** Data Blitz

noon - 1:30 pm  Check-in/ Registration

2:00 pm  Greetings 

2:00-4:15 pm   Neuroanatomical/Neurophysiological Changes in Aging and Disease
Moderator: Sheryl Reminger, Ph.D. 

Noise Exposure, Aging and Inhibition: A Complex Synergy
  Donald M. Caspary, Ph.D.
  Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

Data Blitz Noise Exposure and Aging: Effects on DCN Glycine Receptors 
  Hongning Wang
  Graduate Student, Caspary Lab, Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

Synaptic Connectivity Pathology in Schizophrenia: A Quantitative EM and Golgi Study. 
  James E. Black, M.D., Ph.D.
  Department of Psychiatry, SIU-Springfield and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Neuroanatomical Correlates of Cognitive Function in Cancer Survivors 
  Sheryl Reminger, M.D.
  University of Illinois, Springfield

Use-deprivation Elevates Alzheimer Enzyme BACE at Central Synapse 
  Xiao-xin Yan, Ph.D.
  Department of Anatomy, SIU-Carbondale

4:30-5:30 pm Poster Session
Synaptic Transmission is Compromised Preferentially in the Aged CNS During Metabolically Challenging Conditions: A     Potential Mechanism for Aging-Related Cognitive Decline. 
Ryan Jones, Isha Tyagi and Peter R. Patrylo
Department of Physiology,  SIU-Carbondale

Changes in KiSS-1 Expression after Kainate-induced Seizures
Nathane Orwig, Yan-Fang Xia and Amy C. Arai
Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield

The Role of Adenylyl Cyclase in the Amygdala in Epileptogenesis Subserving in Audiogenic Kindling. 
Srinivasan Tupal and Carl L. Faingold
Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield

Nicotinamide Treatment Provides Acute Neuroprotection and GFAP Regulation in the Brain Following Fluid Percussion Injury
Michael Holland and Michael R. Hoane
Department of Psychology,  SIU-Carbondale

Vagus Nerve Stimulation: A Possible Breakthrough in the Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury
Arlene A. Tan and Douglas S. Smith
Department of Psychology,  SIU-Carbondale

Upregulation of Adenosine A2A Receptor Downstream Signaling Molecules in Striata of Mice Lacking Nuclear Factor NF-kappaB p50 Subunit. 
Xiaobin Xie, Vickram Ramkumar and Linda Toth
Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield

Role of TRPV1 in Acute Thermal Pain. 
Shuang-Quan Yu and Louis Premkumar
Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield

5:30 - 6:30 pm  Dinner

6:30-7:30 pm Poster Session (contd)

7:30 - 9:00 pm   Neuronal Injury and Repair 
Moderator: Douglas Smith Ph.D. 

Restorative Neuroscience: Stem Cells, SERMS and Vita-nutrients for the Treatment of Neurological  Injuries 
  Michael R. Hoane, Ph.D.
  Department of Psychology,  SIU-Carbondale

Data Blitz Brain Injury in Rats - Effect of a Secosteroid on Recovery: The Quest Continues
  Bryce James
  Graduate Student, Clough Lab, Department of Anatomy, SIU-Carbondale

Apolipoprotein E, Estrogen and Neuronal Repair:  From the Premature Infant to the Alzheimer's Patient 
  Mary E. McAsey, Ph.D.
  Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology,  SIU-Springfield

Vagus Nerve Stimulation and its Effects on Recovery of Function following Experimental Traumatic Brain Injury in the Rat.
  Douglas S. Smith, Ph.D.
  Department of Psychology,  SIU-Carbondale

Data Blitz Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Monoamines.
  Rodney W. Roosevelt 
  Graduate Student, Smith/Browning Lab, Department of Physiology/Department of Psychology,  SIU-Carbondale

Facilitation of Glutamate Release by Nicotine in the Caudal Nucleus of the Solitary Tract
  Victor V. Uteshev, Ph.D.
  Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield

July 21 (Friday)
** Data Blitz

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast 

8:30 - 9:45 am Pain/Food Intake/Sleep 
Moderator: Louis Premkumar. Ph.D. 

Role of TRP Channels in Nociception 
   Louis Premkumar, Ph.D.
   Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

Data BtlizPKC Potentiates TRPV1-mediated Synaptic Transmission at the First Sensory Synapse 
   Parul Sikand
   Graduate Student, Premkumar Lab, Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield 

Gender Differences in the Central Melanocortin System Regulation of Food Intake and Energy Balance 
   April D. Strader, Ph.D.
   Department of Physiology, SIU-Carbondale

Inhibition of HIV-1 Tat Protein Signaling by the Adenosine A1 Receptor 
   Vickram Ramkumar, Ph.D.
   Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield

Data Blitz The Clinical Relevance of Nitric oxide-A1 Adenosine Receptor Interaction in the Central Nervous System 
   Krishna Jhaveri, Ph.D.
   Postdoctoral Fellow, Ramkumar/Toth Lab, Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield

Data BlitzQuantitative Variation in Pulmonary Cytokine Responses in Inbred Mice with Different Sleep Phenotypes
   Rita A. Trammell, Ph.D.
   Staff, Toth Lab, Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield

9:45-10:30 am Coffee Break & Check-out

10:30-noon Channels, Synaptic Transmission and Networks 
Moderator: Julio Copello, Ph.D.

AMPA Receptor Modulation and Synaptic Transmission
   Amy C. Arai, Ph.D.
   Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

Data BlitzRegional Differences in the Effects of the Cognitive Enhancer CX546 
   Kyle Montgomery
   Graduate Student, Arai Lab, Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

Data BlitzInteractions between the AMPA Receptor and Stargazin 
   Erika Suzuki, Ph.D.
   Postdoctoral Fellow, Arai Lab, Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

Modulation of Ryanodine Receptors/Calcium Release Channels in Striated Muscle
   Julio A. Copello, Ph.D.
   Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

Data BlitzHalothane Action on Skeletal Muscle Ryanodine Receptor (RyR1) Channels
   Paula L. Diaz-Sylvester, Ph.D.
   Postdoctoral Fellow, Copello Lab, Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

Hysteretic Artificial Neural Networks
   Mohammad R. Sayeh, Ph.D.
   Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, SIU-Carbondale


updated on July 18 2006