Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) Seminar Series

Date & TimeSpeakerTitleLocation
Wednesday, August 26, 2015Laurie Dempsey, Ph.D.“The lifecycle of a manuscript”Jordan Hall, Room 1-14
Thursday, September 3, 2015 Francisco Quintana, Ph.D.TBAJordan Hall, Room 1-17
Thursday, September 17, 2015Scott Zamvil, M.D., Ph.D.TBAJordan Hall, Room 1-5
Thursday, October 15, 2015 Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D.TBAJordan Hall, Room 1-5
Thursday, December 3, 2015Virginia Symposium on Brain Immunology and GliaVCU
Thursday, April 28, 2016Michelle Monje, M.D., Ph.D.TBA

 

Past BIG Events:
Date & TimeSpeakerTitleLocation
Thursday, July 30, 2015Ian Reynolds, Ph.D.“Mice and Models: The Continuing Challenge for Neuroprotection”Jordan Hall, Room 1-5
Thursday, June 11, 2015Oleg Butovsky“Identification of a Unique Molecular and Functional Microglia Signature in Health and Disease”Jordan Hall, Room 1-17
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Tracy Bale, Ph.D.“Maternal stress and the microbiome impacts on neurodevelopment”Jordan Hall, Room 1-17
Thursday, May 7, 2015 Matthew Rasband, Ph.D.“The functional organization of axons in health and disease”Jordan Hall, Room 1-17
Thursday, April 16, 2015Wenbiao Gan, Ph.D.“Experience-dependent dendritic spine plasticity in the cortex”Jordan Hall, Room 1-17
Thursday, April 2, 2015 John Sheridan, Ph.D.“Repeated Social Defeat and Prolonged Anxiety: the Role of Peripheral Myeloid Cells”Jordan Hall, Room 1-5
Thursday, March 12, 2015Rachel Caspi, Ph.D.“From the eye to the gut and back: Immune privilege, microbiota and autoimmunity”Jordan Hall, Room 1-5
Thursday, January 15, 2015Robyn S. Klein, M.D., Ph.D.“Antiviral immunity at the Blood-Brain Barrier”Jordan Hall, Room 1-17
Thursday, December 11, 2014 Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D.Neuromyelitis Optica: An Autoimmune Systemic ChannelopathyJordan Hall, Room 1-17
Thursday,
November 6, 2014
Jeffrey Rothstein, M.D., Ph.D“Oligodendroglia: Unexpected supporters of neuronal survival and initiators of Neurodegeneration.”Jordan Hall, Room 1-5
Thursday,
October 23, 2014
10:00am
Howard L. Weiner, M.D.
Student-invited speaker for UVA-VCU glia meeting
“Role of the Innate Immunity in Diseases of the Nervous System”Jordan Hall, Room 1-5
Thursday, September 25, 2014 Benjamin Deneen, Ph.D.“Developmental Gliogenesis: The crossroads of cell fate, malignancy, and repair in the CNS”Jordan Hall, Room 1-5
Thursday, August 7, 2014 Jonathan Godbout, Ph.D.“Aging and Traumatic CNS Injury Associated Microglial Priming and Immune-Reactivity”Jordan Hall,
Room 1-17
Tuesday,
July 22, 2014
12:00 pm
Estee Kurant, Ph.D.“Keeping the CNS clear: glial phagocytosis of apoptotic neurons”Jordan
Hall,
Room 1-17
Thursday,
July 10, 2014
12:00pm
Teresa Reyes, Ph.D.“High fat diet affects brain development, behavior & cognition: A role for DNA methylation”Jordan Hall,
Room 1-14
Thursday,
June 19, 2014
12:00pm
Etty (Tika) Benveniste, Ph.D.“Intervention of the JAK/STAT Signaling Pathway in Neuroinflammatory Diseases”Jordan Hall,
Room 1-17
Wednesday,
May 28, 2014
Ben Barres, M.D., Ph.D.
Special Distinguished Speaker Series
“What do astrocytes do?”JHHC Auditorium
Wednesday,
May 14, 2014
4:00 pm
Kimberley McAllister, Ph.D.“Novel roles for immune molecules in the brain during development and disease”Jordan Hall, Room 1-5
Thursday,
April 17, 2014
12:00pm
Wendy Macklin, Ph.D.“Role of mTOR in oligodendrocyte differentiation”Jordan Hall,
Room 1-14
Tuesday,
April 1, 2014
12:00pm
Voon Wee Yong, Ph.D.“Overcoming inhibitors in the lesion microenvironment for CNS regeneration”Jordan Hall,
Room 1-17
Thursday, March 20, 2014
12:00 pm
Yuri Persidsky, M.D., Ph.D.“Pericyte dysfunction in blood brain barrier impairment caused by neuroinflammation”Jordan Hall,
Room 1-14
Thursday, February 6, 2014 12:00pmDwight Bergles, Ph.D.“Homeostatic control of oligodendrocyte progenitors in the adult CNS”Jordan Hall, Room 1-17
Thursday,
January 16, 2014
12:00pm
Babette Fuss, Ph.D.“Extracellular cues as regulators oligodendrocyte differentiation and myelination”Jordan Hall,
Room 1-17
Tuesday,
January 14, 2014, 4:00pm
Prof. Dr. Marco Prinz“Microglia in the universe of myeloid cells in the body”Jordan Hall, Room 1-14
Thursday,
December 5, 2013
12:00pm
Emma Wilson, Ph.D.“To cyst and decyst: the immunology of chronic parasite infection in the brain”Jordan Hall,
Room 1-14
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 12:00-1:00 Mark Sands, Ph.D.“Krabbe Disease: Pathogenic Mechanisms and Therapy”Jordan Hall,
Room 1-14
Thursday, May 30, 2013
12:00-1:00
Paul Patterson, Ph.D.“Gut-Brain-Immune Connections in Autism and Schizophrenia”Jordan 1-17
Thursday, May 23, 2013
12:00-1:00
Robert Nitsch, M.D., Ph.D.“Lipid Signaling at the Glutamatergic Synapse: Involvement in Brain Network Function and Psychiatric Disorders”Jordan 1-17
Thursday, May 9, 2013
12:00-1:00
Philip G. Haydon, Ph.D.“Astrocytes in the control of synapses, networks and behavior”Jordan 1-17
Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:00-1:00David Spray, Ph.D.“Bidirectional connexin and pannexin signaling in trigeminal ganglion: role in orofacial pain”
Jordan 1-14
Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:00-1:00 Alexandre Prat, M.D.“Brain morphogens and regulation of CNS immunity”Jordan 1-17
Thursday, March 28, 2013
12:00-1:00
Brian Kaspar, Ph.D.“Cellular Culprits in the Neurodegenerative disease – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis”Jordan 1-14
Thursday, March 21, 2013
12:00-1:00
Katerina Akassoglou, Ph.D.“Neurovascular Interactions in Neuroinflammation: Mechanisms, Imaging, and Therapeutic Potential”Jordan 1-14
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
12:00-1:00
Richard M. Ransohoff, M.D.“Monocytes and Microglia: Kith or Kin”Jordan 1-5
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
note: time change
1:30-2:30
Polly Matzinger, Ph.D.Student invited speakerJordan 1-14
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012
note: time change
1:30-2:30
Yaniv Ziv, Ph.D.“Time-lapse imaging of calcium dynamics in CA1 place cells of freely behaving mice”
Jordan 1-17
note: day change
Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
12:00-1:00
Stefano Pluchino, M.D., Ph.D.“Naturally-occurring secreted membrane nanovesicles and therapeutic neural stem cell plasticity”Jordan 1-17
Thursday, October 25, 2012
12:00-1:00
UVa Faculty: Michael J. McConnell, Ph.D.“Revealing the Tinkerer: Evolutionary Neuroimmunology”MR-5, Room
3005
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
12:00-1:00
Maria Castro, Ph.D.“Naturally-occurring secreted membrane nanovesicles and therapeutic neural stem cell plasticity”“Brain Tumors influence hematopoietic myeloid cells’ development: Impact of effective anti-tumor immunity”Jordan Meeting Room 1
Thursday,
Sept. 20, 2012
1:30-2:30
Michael V. Sofroniew, M.D., Ph.D.“Astrocyte Roles in CNS Disorders”Jordan 1-17
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012
12:00-1:00
Beth Stevens, Ph.D.“Pruning CNS Synapses: An Active Role for Glia and the Complement Cascade”Jordan G1 & G2
Thursday, June 21, 2012, 12-1 pmLisa Boulanger, Ph.D.“What’s histocompatibility got to do with it? Neuronal functions of MHCI proteins.”Jordan Hall, Room 1-17
Thursday, May 17, 2012, 12-1 pm Pedro Lowenstein, M.D., Ph.D.“How glioma cells form brain tumors: growth patterns and their therapeutic implications”Jordan Hall, Room 1-17
Thursday, April 19, 2012, 12-1 pmDaniel Lioy, Ph.D.“Rett syndrome: an unexpected model for studying neuronal-glial interactions”MR-5, Room 3005
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 12-1Stephen D. Miller, Ph.D.“Exploiting apoptosis for the induction of tolerance for the treatment of immune-mediated diseases”Jordan Hall, Room 1-17
Thursday, April 5, 2012
12-1 pm
Dorian McGavern, Ph.D.NINDS, NIH“Illuminating innate and adaptive immunity in the living brain”MR-5, Room 3005
Friday, March 16, 2012
12 pm
Michal Schwartz, Ph.D.“Protective anti-self immunity: A paradigm shift in the perception of brain inflammation in health, neurodegenerative diseases, and age-related dementia”Jordan Hall, Room 1-17
Monday, February 27, 2012 4:00 pmDavid Hafler, M.D.“Plasticity of Regulatory T Cells”Jordan Hall, Room 1-17

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