Neuroscience Research Day Hosts 67 Presentations

Published November 15, 2019

Sixty-seven oral and poster presentations were showcased at the 13th annual Neuroscience Research Day of the neuroscience program and the Buffalo Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).

“We really encompass very basic science, but also translational research. Neuroscience is a very diverse and diffuse type of research and it is great to have one day to have everyone come together and show the research.”
Associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology and director of the neuroscience program

Diverse Community of Researchers

“The neuroscience community at UB is very diverse. There are a lot of faculty in the medical school, but also faculty in biology and psychology, as well as exercise science and elsewhere,” says Fraser J. Sim, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology and director of the neuroscience program.

“We really encompass everything from very basic science relating to brain function, all the way up to translational disease-focused research. Neuroscience covers the study of single molecules to entire behaving organisms and it is great to have one day to bring everyone together to present and share their data.”

“It is a great opportunity for our students to present their research, especially master’s students who are only in the program for two years. They routinely do not go to many national and international meetings just because of the short period of time in the master’s program and it’s hard for them to get enough data to present,” Sim adds.

“It also gives them a chance to see how research is disseminated. We have an excellent external speaker come in from outside of Buffalo, as well as presentations by local faculty. We also provide an opportunity for senior doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows to give a talk to better prepare them for the future.”

Elizabeth G. Mietlicki-Baase, PhD, assistant professor of exercise and nutrition sciences in the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), is president of the Buffalo Chapter of SfN.

“Neuroscience Research Day is an excellent opportunity for local neuroscientists to discuss ongoing research and potential future collaborations,” she says. “I think our event is particularly beneficial for trainees as they get the opportunity to present their work to researchers with diverse scientific interests.”

Four Trainees Win Awards for Presentations

The following postdoctoral and doctoral students won awards:

Best Short-Talk Presentation

  • “GSK3β phosphorylation disrupts kinesin function during axonal transport”
    Banerjee, Rupkatha; Day, Tierney; Yu, Michael; Gunawardena, Shermali
    Department of Biological Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo, College of Arts and Sciences

Best Poster Presentations

  • “Reversal of Synaptic and Behavioral Deficits in 16p11.2 Duplication Mice via Restoration of Npas4”
    Rein, Benjamin; Tan, Tao; Yang, Fengwei; Wang, Wei; Williams, Jamal; Zhang, Freddy
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Species-Specific Regulation of Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cell Homeostasis”
    Elhossiny, Ahmed; Polanco, Jessie J.; Broome, Jacqueline E.; Shen, Shichen; Qu, Jun; Sim, Fraser J.
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo; Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics Program, Neuroscience Program, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cell-specific Extracellular 6-O Endosulfatases Prevent Efficient Remyelination”
    Saraswat, Darpan; Polanco, Jessie J.; Shayya, Hani J.; Welliver, Ross R.; Pol, Suyog U.; Broome, Jacqueline E.; O’Bara, Melanie A.; Kuppervelt, Toin V.; Phillips, Joanna J.; Sim, Fraser J.
    Department of Biochemistry, Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen; Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco.

Handful of Short-Talk Presentations Given

The following list includes the other oral presentations, including title, authors and faculty mentors:

  • “Bridging the gap from genes to behavior in autism spectrum disorders”
    Auerbach, Benjamin D.
    Center for Hearing and Deafness, SUNY University at Buffalo, College of Arts and Sciences
  • “Studying the Effects of NRMT1 Loss on Brain Function”
    Catlin, James; Rein, Benjamin; Yan, Zhen; Schaner Tooley, Christine
    Department of Biochemistry, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Unraveling the role of SUMOylation in peripheral myelination”
    Frick, Luciana R.
    Department of Neurology, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “Predictions from structural and functional connectivity for cognitive rehabilitation outcomes in MS”
    Fuchs, Tom A.; Ziccardi, Stefano; Benedict, Ralph H.B.; Bartnik, Alexander; Kuceyeski, Amy; Charvet, Leigh E.; Oship, Devon; Weinstock-Guttman, Bianca; Wojcik, Curtis; Hojnacki, David; Kolb, Channa; Escobar, Jose; Campbell, Rebecca; Duc Tran, Hoan; Bergsland, Niels; Jakimovski, Dejan; Zivadinov, Robert; Dwyer, Michael G.
    Department of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine; Department of Neurology, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Department of Neurology, University of Verona, Italy; Brain and Mind Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College

Posters Cover Vast Array of Topics

The following list includes the other poster presentations, including title, authors and faculty mentors:

  • “Nicotine enhances reinstatement elicited by a discriminative stimulus signaling alcohol availability”
    Angelyn, Hailley; Meyer, Paul J.
    Department of Psychology, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “Prepubertal ovarian inhibition of exploration and novelty seeking in Siberian hamsters”
    Barrett, Abigal R.; Kyne, Robert F.; Brown, Lauren M.; Lawton-Stone, Tamijah; Schatz, Kelcie C.; Paul, Matthew J.
    Department of Psychology, SUNY University at Buffalo, College of Arts and Sciences
  • “Increasing Microtubule Acetylation Inhibits Axon Growth: A Role for EB3”
    Belfatto, Anthony; Cornell, Brian; Len, Sui; Sindoni, Michael; Hogan, Elizabeth;
    Biology Department, Canisius College;
  • “Development of bidirectional 'mini-brain' computer interface modulate functional neural circuits”
    Bhattacharya, Mahasweta; Augustyniak, Justyna; Liput, Michal; Stachowiak, Ewa; Stachowiak, Michal K.; Dutta, Anirban K.
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “Decoding the olfactory tubercle dopamine circuit via electrochemical and genetic techniques”
    Bhimani, Rohan V.; Park, Jinwoo
    Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences , Neuroscience, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “VTA GABAergic Projections to the Nucleus Accumbens Mediate Aversely Motivated Behavior”
    Bool, Heather; Suarez, Mauricio; Cantrell, Elizabeth; Bass, Caroline
    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Research Institute on Addictions, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Dissecting circuits that connect AngII actions in the brain with associative learning substrates”
    Carroll, Quinn E.; Daniels, Derek
    Department of Psychology, Center for Ingestive Behavior
  • “Does LRRK2 affect the axonal transport of Alpha-synuclein?”
    Chakraborty, Piyali P.; Gunawardena, Shermali
    Department of Biological Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “Deletion of Cav1.2 in reactive astrocytes reduces brain inflammation and promotes remyelination”
    Cheli, Veronica T.; Santiago González, Diara A.; Zamora, Norma N.; Wan, Rensheng; Spreuer, Vilma; Paez, Pablo M.
    Hunter James Kelly Research Institute, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Knockdown of ADNP in mouse prefrontal cortex produces deficits in spatial and working memory”
    Conrow, Megan E.; Yan, Zhen
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “From the rabbit hole: A large animal model of chronic demyelination and stem cell transplantation”
    Cooper, James J.M.; Polanco, Jessie J.; Saraswat, Darpan; Peirick, Jennifer J.; Sim, Fraser J.
    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Laboratory Animal Facilities, Neuroscience Program, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Deletion of Prohibitin 1 in Schwann cells causes mitochondrial dysfunction and peripheral neuropathy”
    Della-Flora Nunes, Gustavo; Wilson, Emma R.; Poitelon, Yannick; Hurley, Edward; Beirowski, Bogdan; Wrabetz, Lawrence; Feltri, Laura
    Dept of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, Albany Medical College; Department of Biochemistry, Hunter James Kelly Research Institute, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Revealing underlying mechanisms leading to substrate accumulation in Schwann cells in Krabbe”
    Dhimal, Narayan; Weinstock, Nadav; Shin, Daesung; Feltri, M. Laura
    Department of Biochemistry, Hunter James Kelly Research Institute
  • “Effects of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist GTS-21 on energy balance control in rats”
    DiBrog, Adrianne M.; Kruk, Marissa; Mukherjee, Ashmita; Liwski, Tara S.; Holz, George G.; Mietlicki-Baase, Elizabeth G.
    Center for Ingestive Behavior Research , Department of Psychology, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo; Department of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University; Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University
  • “Chronic Constriction Injury Alters Synaptic Electrophysiology in the Rat CA1 Hippocampus”
    Ghandili, Mehrnoosh; Wang, Ruixiang; Halaji Dezfuli, Parisa; Hausknecht, Kathryn; Haj-Dahmane, Samir; Shen, Roh-Yu; Ignatowski, Tracey A.
    Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “Relationship Between Working Memory Training and Cognitive Measures in Healthy Individuals and MS”
    Gregory, Madeline A.; Covey, Thomas J.; Shucard, Janet L.; Shucard, David W.
    Department of Psychology, & SUNY University at Buffalo, College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Psychology, SUNY University at Buffalo, College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Neurology, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Prenatal Ethanol Exposure Impairs Synaptic Function in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex in Male Rats”
    Halaji Dezfuli, Parisa; Wang, Ruixiang; Hausknecht, Kathryn; Martin, Connor; Lei, Anna; Haj-Dahmane, Samir; Shen, Roh-Yu
    Department of Biological Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo, College of Arts and Sciences;Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Environmental Enrichment Sex-dependently Rescues Spatial Memory Impairments in FABP5 KO Mice”
    Hamilton, John; Marion, Matthew; Thanos, Panayotis K.
    Research Institute on Addictions, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “Chronic Neuropathic Pain Abolishes Endocannabinoid Tone in the Dorsal Raphe Nucleus of Male Rats”
    Hausknecht, Kathryn A.; Ghandili, Mehrnoosh; Wang, Ruixiang; Ignatowski, Tracey A.; Haj-Dahmane, Samir; Shen, Roh-Yu
    Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Social instability stress in adolescence or adulthood on social discounting in male and female rats”
    Herlehy, Racheal A.; Lim, Stephanie; Baumbach, Jennet L.; Murray, Shealin H.; van Wingerden, Marijn; McCormick, Cheryl M.
    Center for Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Brock University; Social Rodent Lab, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf
  • “Paclitaxel-induced Neuropathy Occurs with Central and Peripheral Increase of TNFα”
    Incardona, Kirsten J.; Ghandili, Mehrnoosh; Hopkins, Meagan; Ignatowski, Tracey A.
    Biotechnology, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Resolving the brain TNF signaling pathway involved in the mechanism of neuropathic pain”
    Katus, Samantha; Ghandili, Mehrnoosh; Hopkins, Meagan; Ignatowski, Tracey
    Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo; Pathology and Anatomical Sciences , SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Cell detection and segmentation via persistent homology”
    Kilic, Bengier U.; Vaiana, Michael; Goldberg, Ethan M.; Muldoon, Sarah F.
    CDSE Program, Department of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Neuroscience Program, CDSE Program, SUNY University at Buffalo; Department of Neuroscience and Neurology, The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • “Binge-like alcohol consumption during a within-session intermittent access paradigm”
    King, Christopher P.; Meyer, Paul J.
    Department of Psychology, SUNY University at Buffalo, College of Arts and Sciences
  • “Progress towards the First Preclinical Model of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy”
    King, Gabriella S.; Veros, Kaliana M.; Clark, Stewart D.
    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Sex-specific consequences of post-weaning social isolation in Long Evans rats”
    Kinley, Brianna L.; Walker, Deena M.; Kyne, Robert F.; Ventura, Nina; Nestler, Eric J.; Paul, Matthew J.
    Nash Family Department of Neuroscience and Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Psychology, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “The Role of Neuronal GALC in Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy”
    Kreher, Conlan A.; Favret, Jacob M.; Feltri, M. Laura; Shin, Daesung
    Hunter James Kelly Research Institute, SUNY University at Buffalo; Hunter James Kelly Research Institute, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “α-synuclein N- and C-terminal domains exert distinct roles in mitochondrial health in vivo
    Krzystek, Thomas J.; Banerjee, Rupkatha; Thurston, Layne; Huang, Jian Q.; Swinter, Kelsey; Rahman, Saad Navid; Falzone, Tomas L.; Gunawardena, Shermali
    Biology Department, SUNY University at Buffalo; Instituto de Biologia Celular y Neurociencias , Universidad De Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • “Involvement of Planar Cell Polarity Pathway in Schwann Cell-Neuron Interaction and Myelination”
    Lahue, Nick
    Department of Biological Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo, College of Arts and Sciences
  • “Single cell analysis of developing arcuate nucleus neurons”
    Lee, Jae
    Biology Department, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “Magnetothermal neuromodulation for neuronal activity in mouse brain”
    Liu, Junting; He, Muye; Parker, Sara; Pralle, Arnd
    Department of Physics, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “Prenatal Ethanol Exposure Produces Deficits in Attention in Male & Female Rats”
    Martin, Connor D.; Wang, Ruixiang; Lei, Anna L.; Halaji Dezfuli, Parisa; Hausknecht, Kathryn A.; Ishiwari, Keita.; Richards, Jerry B.; Haj-Dahmane, Samir; Shen, Roh-Yu
    Biology Department, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Rats fail to discriminate between quinine and other bitter taste stimuli”
    Martin, Laura E.; Kay, Kristen E.; James, Kimberly F.; Torregrossa, Ann-Marie
    Department of Psychology, SUNY University at Buffalo, College of Arts and Sciences
  • “Investigation of Prohibitin 1 and Prohibitin 2 codependence in Schwann cells”
    Maxwell, Jessica K.; Della-Flora Nunes, Gustavo; Wilson, Emma R.; Poitelon, Yannick; Hurley, Edward; Wrabetz, Lawrence; Feltri, M. Laura
    Albany Medical College, Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics; Department of Biochemistry, Hunter James Kelly Research Institute; Department of Biochemistry and Department of Neurology, Department of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Department of Neurology, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “Modeling the development of Post-Traumatic Epilepsy following severe traumatic brain injury”
    McGuire, Matthew J.; Poulsen, David
    Department of Neurosurgery, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Using Outbred Rats to Perform Genome-Wide Association Studies for Substance Abuse-relevant Traits”
    Meyer, Paul J.; King, Christopher P.; Tripi, Jordan A.; Angelyn, Hailley.; Richards, Jerry B.; Solberg Woods, Leah C.; Palmer, Abraham A.
    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Psychology, SUNY University at Buffalo; Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego; Department of Molecular Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • “Effects of binge-like eating on the hindbrain GLP-1 system in female rats”
    Mukherjee, Ashmita; Kruk, Marissa; DiBrog, Adrianne M.; Liwski, Tara S.; Mietlicki-Baase, Elizabeth G.
    Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo; Department of Psychology, SUNY University at Buffalo, College of Arts and Sciences; Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University
  • “Blocking Brain TNF to Alleviate Persistent Pain”
    Mustafa, Sibtain A.; Ghandili, Mehrnoosh; Boyd, Kyle; Ignatowski, Tracey
    Department of Anatomy and Pathology, SUNY University at Buffalo; Department of Anatomy and Pathology, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Variable changes in global brain connectivity resulting from traumatic brain injury”
    Nakuci, Johan; McGuire, Mathew; Schweser, Ferdinand; Poulsen, David; Muldoon, Sarah
    Department of Mathematics and CDSE Program, Department of Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “Mechanisms of Oxytocin Modulation of Dorsal Raphe Nucleus Serotonin Neurons”
    Oubraim, Saida; Hausknecht, Kathryn; Wang, Ruixiang; Shen, Roh-Yu; Haj-Dahmane, Samir
    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “The Effects of Salicylic Acid on Neurotoxin-Induced Degeneration of Dopamine Neurons”
    Phway, Phway; Park, Jinwoo; Bhimani, Rohan V.; Rates, Ryan; Patel, Prachetas J.
    Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “ER-membrane proteins and their role during axonal transport”
    Rahman, Navid; Krzystek, Thomas J.; Gunawardena, Shermali
    Department of Biological Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “Nicotine Differentially Enhances Alcohol Self-Administration in Two Schedules of Reinforcement”
    Rakowski, Elizabeth A.; Lamparelli, Alexander C.; Meyer, Paul J.
    Department of Psychology, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “Basolateral Amygdala FABP5 manipulation effects on Cocaine Conditioned Place Preference”
    Roeder, Nicole; Hamilton, John; Marion, Matthew; Thanos, Panayotis K.
    Research Institute on Addictions, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “Role of Protein Kinase C Function in Human Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells”
    Salandra, Balakrishna; Sim, Fraser J.
    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Iron metabolism in the Peripheral Nervous System”
    Santiago Gonzalez, Diara A.; Cheli, Veronica; Wan, Resheng; Paez, Pablo
    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “The heparan mimetic PI88 rescues the IFN-γ-induced proinflammatory demyelinated microenvironment”
    Saraswat, Darpan; Welliver, R. R.; Polanco, Jessie J.; Broome, J. E.; Tripathi, Ajai E.; Dutta, Ranjan E.; Sim, Fraser J.
    Department of Neuroscience, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland; Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • ‘“Do that again!” Testing dogs’ (Canis lupus familiaris) abilities to repeat recent actions on cue”
    Scagel, Allison; Mercado, Eduardo
    Department of Psychology, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “Pharmacological characterization of vestibular a­fferent responses to e­fferent stimulation”
    Schneider, Todd; Lee, Choongheon; Morningstar, Allison; Sinha, Anjali; Dang, Bao; Holt, Joseph
    Neuroscience, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Rochester
  • “Store-Operated Calcium Signaling Regulates Human Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cell Fate”
    Seidman, Richard A.; Khattab, Heba; Polanco, Jessie J.; Broome, Jacqueline E.; O’Bara, Melanie A.; Sim, Fraser J.
    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Neuroscience Program, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Hemorrhage in Low-Grade Glioma: A Peculiar Phenomenon”
    Taylor, Maritza N.; Bregy, Amade
    Jacobs School of Medicine, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Department of Neurosurgery, University at Buffalo Neurosurgery
  • “Evidence of Transfer of Working Memory Training Gains in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis”
    Turtola, Zachary P.; Shucard, David W.; Shucard, Janet L.; Covey, Thomas J.
    Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurosciences, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Exclusively Drinking Sucrose Early in Life Alters Adult Drinking Behavior”
    Volcko, K. L. ; Brakey, Destiny J.; Pryzbyz, John T.; Daniels, Derek
    Department of Psychology, SUNY University at Buffalo, College of Arts and Sciences
  • “Iron metabolism in astrocytes, implications for oligodendrocyte maturation and myelination”
    Wan, Qiuchen; Cheli, Veronica T.; Santiago-González, Diara A.; Paez, Pablo M.
    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Role of ferritin and transferrin receptor in oligodendrocyte maturation and myelination”
    Wan, Rensheng; Shaina, Rosemblum; Santiago González, Diara; Cheli, Veronica; Paez, Pablo
    Hunter James Kelly Research Institute, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Perceptual demand modulates event related potentials during an AX-continuous performance task”
    Wang, Xuedi; Shucard, Janet; Covey, Thomas; Meynadasy, Melissa; Violanti, John; Shucard, David
    Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurosciences, Epidemiology and Environmental Health, SUNY University at Buffalo
  • “A Novel Epigenetic Mechanism for Synaptic and Cognitive Deficits in Alzheimer’s Disease”
    Williams, Jamal; Cao, Qing; Wang, Wei; Yang, Fengwei; Yan, Zhen
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Characterization of a Hybrid Microsensor for Studying Neurotransmission in vivo”
    Yates, Ryan; Park, Jinwoo; Phway, Phway
    Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • “Assessment of phosphodiesterase-4D as a novel target in treatment of cognitive impairment”
    Zheng, Victor
    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, SUNY University at Buffalo

Guest Speaker From University of Minnesota

Catherine M. Kotz, PhD, professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology at the University of Minnesota, gave a distinguished scientist lecture.

The title of her presentation was “Targeting Brain Orexin to Mitigate Obesity and Cognitive Impairment.”

A new faculty member talk was also given by Soo-Kyung Lee, PhD, Empire Innovation Professor and Om P. Bahl Endowed Professor of biological sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS).

Institutional support for the event was provided by the neuroscience program and departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Neurology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences in the SPHHP; and the departments of Biological Sciences and Psychiatry, and the Center for Ingestive Behavior Research in the CAS. Additional support was provided by the Society for Neuroscience.

The event was conducted Oct. 11 at the Center for the Arts on UB’s North Campus.