Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) Seminar Series

Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) Seminar Series

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Date & Time Speaker Title Location
Thursday, January 15, 2015 Robyn S. Klein, M.D., Ph.D. TBA Jordan Hall, Room 1-17
Thursday, February 12, 2015
John Sheridan, Ph.D.
TBA Jordan Hall, Room 1-5
Thursday, March 5, 2015 Scott S. Zamvil, M.D., Ph.D. TBA Jordan Hall, Room 1-5
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Rachel Caspi, Ph.D.
TBA Jordan Hall, Room 1-5
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Wenbiao Gan, Ph.D. TBA Jordan Hall, Room 1-17
Thursday, May 7, 2015 Matthew Rasband, Ph.D. TBA Jordan Hall, Room 1-17
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Tracy Bale, PhD
TBA Jordan Hall, Room 1-17
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Britta Englehardt, Ph.D. TBA Jordan Hall, Room 1-17

 

Past BIG Events:

Date & Time Speaker Title Location
Thursday, December 11, 2014 Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D. Neuromyelitis Optica: An Autoimmune Systemic Channelopathy Jordan 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
10:00 am
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
Estee Kurant, Ph.D. "Keeping the CNS clear: glial phagocytosis of apoptotic neurons" Jordan Hall,
Room 1-17
Thursday,
June 19, 2014
Etty (Tika) Benveniste, Ph.D. "Intervention of the JAK/STAT Signaling Pathway in Neuroinflammatory Diseases" Jordan Hall, 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 1-15
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
12:00pm
Dwight 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 12:00-1:00 David 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 speaker Jordan 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. "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 pm Lisa 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 pm Daniel Lioy, Ph.D. "Rett syndrome:  an unexpected model for studying neuronal-glial interactions" MR-5, Room 3005
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 12-1 Stephen 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
"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 pm David Hafler, M.D. "Plasticity of Regulatory T Cells" Jordan Hall, Room 1-17

 

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