Fourth Neuroscience Retreat
September 12-13, 2008
Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center

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September 12 (Friday)
 
noon - 2:00 pm  Check-in/ Registration

2:00 pm  Greetings

2:05-2:30 pm   Opening Remarks 
  John A. Koropchak, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Dean Southern Illinois University Carbondale

2:30-4:10 pm   Aging and Alzheimer Disease
   Moderator: Gregory Brewer, Ph.D. 

Alzheimer Center Overview
Tom Ala, M.D.
Department of Neurology, SIU-SM Springfield

A critical redox shift in 3xTg-AD mouse neurons, diabetes and Alzheimer disease?
Gregory Brewer, Ph.D.
Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology, SIU-Springfield.  Related poster
P3

BACE1 elevation in partnership with intraneuronal beta-amyloid accumulation and plaque formation in transgenic mouse and human Alzheimer cortex
Xiao-Xin Yan, Ph.D.
Department of Anatomy, SIU-Carbondale.  P4

Selective somatostatin agonists and Alzheimer's Disease: Disease modifying agents?
Ken Witt, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, SIU-Edwardsville.  P5

Synaptic efficacy is preferentially compromised in the aged CNS during metabolically challenging conditions
Peter Patrylo, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology, SIU-Carbondale. P6-7

4: 10 - 4:30 pm  Break

4:30-5:40 pm   Neuronal Damage and Protection
   Moderator: Shelley Tischkau, Ph.D. 

Behavioral and neurobiological changes in C57BL/6 mice exposed to cuprizone
Haiyun Xu, Ph.D.
Department of Anatomy, SIU-Carbondale.  Related poster P8

Endogenous neuroprotection in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) is associated with stability in caspase and calcium buffering protein levels following neurotoxic insult
Kathy Bottum, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Medicine, SIU-Springfield. P9

Aryl hydrocarbon receptor regulation of circadian rhythms
Shelley Tischkau, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

Data Blitz   Protection from cisplatin induced ototoxicity by transplatin
Jennifer Bunch, Len Rybak, M.D. & Vickram Ramkumar, Ph.D.
Medical Student, Ramkumar/Rybak Lab, Department of Pharmacology and Department of Surgery, SIU-Springfield.  P10

5:40-7:00 pm   Dinner

7:00-8:05 pm   Development and Endocrinology
   Moderator: Buffy Ellsworth, Ph.D. 

Dividing the hindbrain into molecular domains predictive of future cell fate
Rebecca Landsberg, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, University of Illinois-Springfield. Related poster P11

The role of forkhead transcription factors in pituitary development and disease 
Buffy Ellsworth, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology, SIU-Carbondale. P12-13

Data Blitz  Proestrous progesterone surge dephosphorylates tyrosine hydroxylase in the stalk-median eminence
Bin Liu, Ph.D. & Lydia Arbogast, Ph.D.
Arbogast Lab, Department of Physiology, SIU-Carbondale.  P14

Sensory-motor integration during development   
Andrew Sharp, Ph.D.
Department of Anatomy, SIU-Carbondale.

8:20 -9:30 pm   Poster Session See below

The posters should be displayed till the end of the meeting.

 

September 13 (Saturday)

7:30 -9:00 am   Breakfast & Check-out

9:00-9:45 am   Plasticity
   Moderator: Joe Cheatwood, Ph.D. 

Age-related inhibitory plastic changes in dorsal cochlear nucleus (DCN)    
Donald Caspary, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

Data Blitz   Age-related inhibitory plastic changes in DCN
Hongning Wang & Donald Caspary, Ph.D.
Graduate student, Caspary Lab, Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

Enhancing functional recovery and neuronal plasticity after CNS injury   
Joe Cheatwood, Ph.D.
Department of Anatomy, SIU-Carbondale 

9:50-10:25 am  Modulation of Synaptic Transmission

Endogenous modulation of excitatory synaptic transmission
Amy C. Arai, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield. P15

Data Blitz   Synaptic properties of the anterior cortical nucleus of the amygdala 
Seleena Shrestha, M.D. & Amy Arai, Ph.D.
Arai Lab, Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

Data Blitz   Effects of kisspeptin on excitatory synaptic transmission in the anterior cortical nucleus of the amygdala  
 Yoshihiko Wakazono, Ph.D. & Amy Arai, Ph.D.
 Arai Lab, Department of Pharmacology, SIU-Springfield

Data Blitz   A need for multiple inputs in random hippocampal networks   
Noriaki Ide, Ph.D. & Gregory Brewer, Ph.D.
Brewer Lab, Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology, SIU-Springfield

10:25-10:45 am    Break

10:50-11:55 am Channels, Receptors and Calcium
   Moderator: Victor Uteshev, Ph.D. 
 

Bradykinin depolarizes trigeminal nociceptors through TRPV1 channel sensitization 
M Steven Evans, M.D.
Department of Neurology,  SIU-Springfield. P16

Communication between neighboring ryanodine receptor channels in striated muscle   
Julio Copello, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield. P17

Interactions between calcium and electrical signaling in hypothalamic tuberomammillary neurons      
Victor Uteshev, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield

Data Blitz  Differences in serotonin receptor expression in DBA/2 and C57BL/6J mice: relationship with SUDEP        
Yash Mhaskar, Ph.D., Marcus Randall, Carl Faingold, Ph.D. & Victor Uteshev, Ph.D.
Uteshev Lab, Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield & Department of Chemistry, UIS-Springfield. P18 & 19

 

Poster Session
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Poster Dimensions:  68 inch x 44 inch (Same as for the Annual Neuroscience meeting)

P1
Mechanosensitivity of TRPV4 channel  

Deshou Cao & Louis Premkumar
Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield

P2
Audiogenic seizure kindling induces changes in neuronal plasticity in the periaqueductal gray of GEPR-9s 

Srinivasan Tupal and Carl L. Faingold
Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield

P3
Critical age-related loss of cofactors of neuronal cytochrome C oxidase reversed by estrogen  
 
Torrie Jones & Gregory Brewer
Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology,  SIU-Springfield

P4
The distribution of beta secretase-1 in temporal cortical areas in chronic degenerative neurological diseases        
Robert Struble, Brian Moore, Xiao-xin Yan
Department of Neurology, Department of Pathology, SIU-Springfield & Department of Anatomy, SIU-Carbondale

P5
Selective somatostatin receptor subtype-4 agonist impact on learning acquisition and amyloid-beta brain levels        
Karin Sandoval & Ken Witt
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences,  SIU-Edwardsville

P6
Age dependent alterations in glutamate-glutamine cycling assessed with 13C-acetate in hippocampal slices
Jeremy Ebersole & Peter Patrylo
Department of Physiology,  SIU-Carbondale

P7
The susceptibility to kainate-induced epileptiform activity is enhanced in hippocampal slices from aged Fischer 344 rats   
Dan Kanak & Peter Patrylo
Department of Physiology,  SIU-Carbondale

P8
Effects of haloperidol on schizophrenia-like behaviors of C57BL/6 mice with white matter pathology induced by cuprizone 

Hong-ju Yang & Haiyun Xu
Department of Anatomy,  SIU-Carbondale


P9
Endogenous neuroprotection in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) is associated with stability in caspase and calcium buffering protein levels following neurotoxic insult 
Kathy Bottom
Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield

P10
Protection from cisplatin induced ototoxicity by transplatin

Jennifer Bunch, Vickram Ramkumar, Leonard Rybak
Department of Pharmacology and Department of Surgery, SIU-Springfield.  

P11
The role of proneural transcription factors in specifying the neurons of the inferior olivary nucleus

Patrick Holland & Rebecca Landsberg
Department of Biology,  UIS- Springfield.

P12
Expression of the Foxd1 gene in the pituitary during embryonic development 

Sarah Owusu & Buffy Ellsworth
Department of Physiology,  SIU-Carbondale

P13
The role of Foxs1 during pituitary development   

Elizabeth Patterson & Buffy Ellsworth
Department of Physiology,  SIU-Carbondale

P14
Mu and kappa opioid receptor antagonists act within the arcuate nucleus to suppress the suckling induced prolactin surge  
 
Alicia Kiechler & Lydia Arbogast
Department of Physiology,  SIU-Carbondale

P15
Transmembrane AMPA receptor regulatory proteins (TARPs) contribute to the variable efficacy of the cognitive enhancer CX546 in different brain regions 

Kyle Montgomery, Markus Kessler, Amy Arai
Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield

P16
Modulation of synaptic transmission at the caudal spinal trigeminal nucleus by TRP channels 

Joe Jeffry, Louis Premkumar, M. Steve Evans
Department of Pharmacology, Department of Neurology, SIU-Springfield

P17
Ryanoids and imperatoxin affect the modulation of cardiac ryanodine receptors by dihydropyridine receptor peptide A 

Paula Diaz-Sylvester & Julio Copello
Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield

P18
SUDEP model in DBA Mice: Long-term susceptibility to sudden death- modulation by serotonin   
 
Marcus Randall & Carl L. Faingold
Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield

P19
Differences in serotonin receptor expression in DBA/2 and C57BL/6J mice: relationship with SUDEP        
Yash Mhaskar, Marcus Randall, Carl Faingold & Victor Uteshev
Uteshev Lab, Department of Pharmacology,  SIU-Springfield & Department of Chemistry, UIS-Springfield.

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updated on September 9, 2008