Journal Club


FRIDAYS @ NOON in the Neuroscience Library: Lunch sponsored by the CNIR!

The purpose of this journal club is to critically discuss the current literature relevant to CNIR and to gain experience with oral presentation of data and comments in a mixed forum not unlike that at scientific meetings. All NIP trainees are REQUIRED to attend.

Papers are disseminated the week prior to the presentation to all interested researchers. Once a semester an ethics discussion will occur instead of a scientific paper. The purpose of the ethics component is to demonstrate the consequences of unethical scientific behavior on the research community and on the public perception of science.


January 12 - Mark Burns (Faculty). Dementia after moderate-severe traumatic brain injury: coexistence of multiple proteinopathies. Kenney et al., 2018, J Neuropathol Exp Neurol, 77:50-63.


FALL 2017 Presentations

September 15 - Kathy Maguire-Zeiss (Faculty). ERK/MAPK signaling is required for pathway-specific striatal motor functions. Hutton et al., 2017, J Neurosci 37:8102-8115.

September 22 - Erin Wenzel (Trainee). Mutant huntingtin is secreted via a late endosomal/lysosomal unconvential secretory pathway. Trajkovic et al., 2017, J Neurosci 37:9000-9012.

September 29 - no JC; IPN Retreat

October 6 - Lorenzo Bozzelli (2017-2018 Trainee). Zika virus has oncolytic activity against glioblastoma stem cells. Zhu et al., 2017, J Exp Med 10:2843-2857.

October 13 - Carrie Leonard (Post-doc). Peripheral mechanosensory neuron dysfunction underlies tactile and behavioral deficits in mouse models of ASDs. Orefice et al., 2016, Cell 166:299-313.

October 20- Kaela Singleton (2017-2018 Trainee). Microglia are irrevlevant for neuronal degeneration and axon regeneration after acute injury. Hilla et al., 2017, J Neurosci, 37:6113-6124.

October 27 - Alberto Sepulveda-Rodriguez (IPN Student). α2δ-1 Signaling Drives Cell Death, Synaptogenesis, Circuit Reorganization, and Gabapentin-Mediated Neuroprotection in a Model of Insult-Induced Cortical Malformation. Lau et al., 2017, eNeuro; 10.1523/ENEURO.0316-17.2017.

November 3 - Cameron McKay (2017-2018 Trainee). Socioeconomic Status and Reading Disability: Neuroanatomy and Plasticity in Response to Intervention. Romeo et al., 2017, Cerebral Cortex, 1-16.

November 10 - Stephanie Sloley & Deran Erdengiz (2017-2018 Trainees) Ethics discussion with a focus on cognitive enhancement.

November 18 - Lanier Heyburn (Trainee). Neural stem cell transplantation induce stroke recovery by upregulating glutamate transporter GLT-1 in astrocytes. Bacigaluppi et al., 2016, J Neuroscience, 36(41):10529-10544.

November 24 - Canceled - Happy Thanksgiving!

December 1 - Stephanie Sloley  (2017-2018 Trainee). Fibrinogen activates BMP signaling in oligodendrocyte progenitor cells and inhibits remyelination after vascular damage. Petersen et al., 2017, Neuron, 96:1-10.

December 8 - Deran Erdengiz   (2017-2018 Trainee). a-Synuclein amyloids hijack prion protein to gain cell entry, facilitate cell-to-cell spreading and block prion replication. Aulic et al., 2017, Scientific Reports, Aug(30); 7:10050. 

December 15 - John Partridge (Faculty). Cell-autonomous excitation of midbrain dopamine neurons by endocannabinoid-dependent lipid signaling. Gantz and Bean, 2017, Neuron, March22; 93(6): 1375-1387.

December 22 - No JC - Happy Holidays