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

"An Organelle-Centric View from Neuronal Stress Response to Therapeutics in Parkinson's Disease"

July 25, 2022


Zixu Mao, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, Emory University School of Medicine

"Calcium-stimulated cAMP signaling in health and psychiatric disorders"

August 1, 2022


Hongbing Wang, Ph.D

Professor, Department of Physiology, Michigan State University

"Engineering human pluripotent stem cell-based models to identify the mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease onset and progression"

August 8, 2022


David Brafman, Ph.D., MBA

Associate Professor, School of Biological and Health System Engineering, Arizona State University

"The communication of Astrocyte-Neuron in Motivated Behaviors and Alcohol Use Disorder"

August 22, 2022


Seungwoo Kang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Augusta University, Augusta GA


"Next generation cell therapies for the brain"

August 29, 2022


Marius Wernig, MD

Professor, Departments of Pathology and Chemical and Systems Biology; Co-Director of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

"Neuroimmune interaction: how microglia sense and regulate neuronal activities"

September 12, 2022


Longjun (Long-Jun) Wu, PhD

Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

"Neural Mechanisms of Frontotemporal Dementia"

September 19, 2022


Wei-Dong Yao, Ph.D

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

"Aging, Lysosomes and Neurodegenerative Disease"

September 26, 2022


Aimee Kao, MD, PhD

John Douglas French Foundation Endowed Professor, Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Professor of Neurology, Memory and Aging Center, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


"Endosomal and cytoskeletal dynamics in axons: aggregate formation and organelle interactions in neurodegeneration"

October 3, 2022


Sandra Encalada, PhD

Associate Professor, Arlene and Arnold Goldstein Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

"Altered basal ganglia encoding of gait in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease"

October 10, 202

Virtual - Zoom

Sotiris Masmanidis, Ph.D

Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

"Corrupted intermediary metabolism in models of familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis"

October 17, 2022


Robert Kalb, MD

Director, Les Turner ALS Center, Chief of Neuromuscular Disease in the Department of Neurology, Joan and Paul Rubschalger Professor, Professor Neurology (Neuromuscular Disease), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, IL

"Organoid-based approaches to investigate human glial development and function"

October 24, 2022


Steven Sloan, MD, PhD

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


"From nerve injury to a pandemic: novel treatments for chronic pain"

October 31, 2022


Venetia Zachariou, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacological Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York, NY

"Sex, drugs, and astrocytes: How do sex differences and prenatal opioid exposure affect astrocyte-mediated synaptic development?"

November 7, 2022


Chris Risher, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, John C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

"Engineering human brain organoids for modeling neurological diseases"

December 5, 2022


Feng Guo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Intelligent Systems Engineering, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

"Dissecting the neural circuitry underlying motivated behaviors."

December 12, 2022

Virtual - Zoom

Bo Li, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience, Stanley Insitute for Cognitive Genomics, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island NY