Feb
23
Fri
Pitt Psychiatry Special Guest Speakers
Feb 23 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Jones Parker, PhD

Deciphering the Neural Ensemble Signatures of Disease with Striatal Ca2+ Imaging 

Jones Parker, PhD uses calcium imaging to determine how neural network dynamics are disrupted in neurological and psychiatric diseases. Specifically, he uses this technique to evaluate neural ensemble signatures of neuropsychiatric disease, and to observe projection-specific neural activity towards understanding the circuit basis of mental illness. Dr. Parker completed his postdoctoral training with Dr. Michael Ehlers as part of the Pfizer Global R&D Neuroscience and Pain Research Unit, and is currently a Research Associate in Dr. Mark Schnitzer’s lab in Stanford’s Department of Biology.

CNBC Visiting Day Reception
Feb 23 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Thirty to forty graduate applicants from a variety of disciplines will be present.

Please join us in welcoming the students.  We would like to show them the rich diversity and collaborative spirit of our community.

We hope to see you there!

Feb
26
Mon
eBrain journal club – TIME CHANGE @ Parran 5140
Feb 26 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

***Please note the time change for this month only****

We will continue our discussion on aging with the following article:

The hallmarks of aging

Pitt Psychiatry Special Guest Speakers
Feb 26 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Nolan R. Williams, MD

Rapid-Acting Antidepressants: Deconstructing One and Constructing Another

Nolan Williams, MD is a dual-trained psychiatrist-neurologist who has studied a number of experimental therapeutic approaches, including epidural prefrontalcortical stimulation, ultra-brief electroconvulsive therapy, and deep brainstimulation (DBS). His wide-ranging skillset also includes ECT, rTMS,intravenous ketamine administration, and intraoperative neurophysiology(microelectrode recording). At the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr.Williams completed both his medical and residency training, as well as fellowships in Interventional Psychiatry and Neuroscience. He is currently an Instructor in Psychiatry and Director of the Brain Stimulation Laboratory at Stanford University.

Brain Bag: Erinn Grigsby | Nicole McClain
Feb 26 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Mar
1
Thu
CNBC Colloquium – Elizabeth Buffalo @ BST3 6014
Mar 1 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mar
8
Thu
Complex Systems in Neuroscience: Bridging Theory and Experiment
Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day

This conferenceis organized by post-doctoral scholars from the Department of Mathematics atthe University of Pittsburgh. In this three-day conference, we will bringtogether theorists and experimentalists from numerous disciplines who seek tounderstand how properties of neural networks and individual neurons translateinto brain function and behavior. In order to encourage interaction anddiscussion, the conference will involve a series of lectures from renownedscientists, as well as shorter presentations by junior researchers. 

Mar
12
Mon
Brain Bag: Jared Kopelman |
Mar 12 @ 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM

Located in MI Social Room unless otherwise noted over CNBC email list

Mar
19
Mon
Brain Bag: Thomas Kraynak | Jamie Cohen
Mar 19 @ 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM

Located in MI Social Room unless otherwise noted over CNBC email list

Mar
26
Mon
Brain Bag: Haley Dresang |
Mar 26 @ 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM

Located in MI Social Room unless otherwise noted over CNBC email list