** DNRM Seminars are held on Mondays at noon **

"Myeloid cells in TBI-Induced inflammation"

  • August 23, 2021
  • Rm. CA1002

Kumar Vaibhav, PhD 

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Augusta University

"Axonal protein synthesis in development and Down syndrome"

  • August 30, 2021
  • Rm. CA1002

Kristy Welshhans, PhD

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Univ. of South Carolina

“Sex differences in the Social Brain”

  • September 13, 2021
  • Virtual Zoom

H. Elliott Albers, PhD

Regents Professor of Neuroscience, Director-Ctr. for Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University

"How the brain processes time"

  • September 20, 2021
  • Rm. CA1002

Alan Saul, PhD

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Augusta University

"Molecular and cellular mechanisms of disrupted motivation"

  • October 4, 2021
  • Virtual Zoom

Mary Kay Lobo, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland

"Neuronal control of metabolism: The CNS-adipose tissue Axis"

  • October 11, 2021
  • Virtual Zoom

Heike Münzberg -Grüning, PhD

Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University

"Neuron-Astrocyte Coupling of Fatty Acid Metabolism in Alzheimer’s Disease"

  • October 18, 2021
  • Virtual Zoom

Fei Yin, PhD

Asst. Professor, Asst. Director of Translational Neuroscience, Center for Innovation in Brain Science, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Arizona

"Too Much Too Young: Developmental effects of early life stress on corticolimbic connectivity and neuroimmune interactions"

  • November 1, 2021
  • Virtual Zoom

Heather C. Brenhouse, PhD

Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Northeastern University

"Organization and control of hippocampal circuits"

  • November 15, 2021
  • Virtual Zoom

Ivan Soltesz, PhD

James R. Doty Professor of Neurosurgery & Neurosciences, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Stanford University

"Investigating neural plasticity mechanisms to treat brain disorders"

  • December 6, 2021
  • Virtual Zoom

Xiangmin Xu, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Univ. of California, Irvine

"Human neuron-based modeling of adult-onset neurodegenerative disorders through neuronal reprogramming"

  • December 13, 2021
  • Virtual Zoom

Andrew Yoo, PhD

Assoc. Professor of Developmental Biology, Washington University, School of Medicine

"Neurons, Neurology, and Visualization: The integration of visualization technologies for neural simulation and diagnosis"

  • January 10, 2022
  • Virtual Zoom and CA1002

 Jason Orlosky, PhD

Assoc. Professor, School of Computer and Cyber Science, Augusta University

“Disrupted cAMP signaling modulates motor behavior”

  • January 24, 2022
  • Virtual Zoom and CA1002

 Brian Muntean, PhD

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Augusta University

"Metabolic Flexibility, Mitochondrial Dynamics & Healthy Aging"

  • January 31, 2022
  • Virtual Zoom

William B. Mair, PhD

Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Molecular Metabolism, Harvard School of Public Health

"COVID19 Pandemic Response: Lessons Learned From Been On A Hot Seat For Two Years"

  • February 7, 2022
  • Virtual Zoom and CL1103

 Ravindra Kolhe, MD, PhD, FACP

Leon Henri Charbonnier Endowed Chair of Pathology, Assoc. Dean for Translational Research, Medical College of Georgia, Assoc. Director for Genomics, Georgia Cancer Center, Vice-Chairman, Pathology, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

"Remote Ischemic Conditioning for Brain Health"

  • February 14, 2022
  • Virtual Zoom and CL1103

 Askiel Bruno, MD, MS

Professor of Neurology, Amy G. Warren and Lamar Warren Distinguished Chair in Diabetes and Obesity in Radiology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University

"Examining the ATN Framework Among Diverse Communities - The Health & Aging Brain Study - Health Disparities (HABS-HD)"

  • February 21, 2022 **SPECIAL TIME 11:00AM**
  • **SPECIAL LOCATION AB1005 (Greenblatt Library)**

Sid O'Bryant, PhD

Dr. Joe and Peggy Schooler Endowed Chair in Pharmacology & Neuroscience, Executive Director, Institute for Translational Research, Dept. of Pharmacology & Neuroscience, Univ. of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX

“Roles of DNA hydroxymethylation and non-coding RNAs in mammalian brain development and disease”

  • February 28, 2022
  • CL1103

Bing Yao, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine

"Interrogating the role of sex steroid hormones in the aging brain"

  • March 1, 2022 **SPECIAL DATE**
  • CL1103

Emily Jacobs, PhD

Associate Professor, Neuroscience Research Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara

"Mitochondria in Synaptic Plasticity and Synaptic Energetics"

  • March 7, 2022 **Special Time - 11:00am**
  • CB3803

Zheng Li, PhD

Senior Investigator, Section on Synapse Development Plasticity, NIMH / NIH, Bethesda, MD

"Directed Evolution of Novel Adeno-associated Viruses for Clinical Gene Therapy"

  • March 14, 2022
  • Virtual Zoom

David Schaffer, PhD

Hubbard Howe Jr. Distinguished Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Bioengineering, Molecular and Cell Biology, and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California at Berkeley, Director, QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, Berkeley

"Small Molecule Approaches for Targeting Actin Modulatory Networks in Neurodegeneration Diseases"

  • March, 21, 2022
  • CL1101

 Qun Lu, PhD

Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, The Harriet and John Wooten Laboratory for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

"Visual contributions to representations of the local spatial environment in mouse neocortex"

  • March 28, 2022
  • CB3803

Michael Jacobs Goard, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

"Pathobiology of APOE in Alzheimer's disease"

  • April 11, 2022
  • Virtual Zoom

Guojun Bu, PhD

Mary Lowell Leary Professor & Chair, Dept. of Neuroscience, Jorge & Leslie Bacardi Assoc. Director, Ctr. for Regenerative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

"Immune mechanisms that shape brain circuitry in health and disease"

  • April 13, 2022 **Special Date**
  • CL1101

 Gek Ming Sia, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio,, San Antonio, TX

"Neural Mechanisms of Frontotemporal Dementia"

  • April 18, 2022
  • Virtual Zoom

Wei Dong Yao, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences, Professor in Neuroscience and Physiology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

"The astrocytic α2- Na+/K+ ATPase regulates astrogliosis

  • April 25, 2022
  • CL1101

 Gilbert Gallardo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Hope Center for Neurological Disorders, School of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

"Lysosomal Damage and inhibition of Autophagy in Neurotrauma"

  • May 2, 2022
  • Virtual Zoom

 Junfang Wu, BM, PhD

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Center for Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

"Selective Autophagy: the Guardian Angel of The Brain"

  • May 9, 2022
  • BC1030

 Zhenyu Yue, PhD

Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Director of Basic and Translational Research of Movement Disorders, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

"Nociceptin beyond pain: An unexpected coordinator of critical neurodevelopmental events"

  • May 16, 2022
  • Virtual Zoom

 Carmen Sato-Bigbee, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

"Injury-induced Alterations in Functional Limbic and Sleep Circuitry"

  • May 23, 2022
  • CB3803

 Akiva S. Cohen, PhD

Research Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania


"Trauma Associated Microglia Induced by Diffuse Brain Injury Promote Chronic Cortical Inflammation, Neuronal Dysfunction, and Cognitive Decline"

  • June 30, 2022
  • CB3803

Jonathan Godbout, PhD

Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Faculty Director, Chronic Brain Injury Program, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center