Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) Seminar Series

Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG) Seminar Series

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Date & Time Speaker Title Location
Please note day & time change:
Wednesday,
May 14, 2014
4:00 pm
Kimberley McAllister, Ph.D. "Novel roles for immune molecules in the brain during development and disease" MR-5,
Room 3005
Wednesday,
May 28, 2014 
Ben Barres, M.D., Ph.D.
Special Distinguished Speaker Series
"What do astrocytes do?" JHHC Auditorium
Thursday,
June 19, 2014
12:00pm
Etty (Tika) Benveniste, Ph.D. TBA Jordan Hall,
Room 1-17
Thursday, September 18, 2014
12:00 pm 
Phillip Popovich, Ph.D.  TBA TBA 
Thursday,
October 23, 2014
9:00am 
Howard L. Weiner, M.D.
Student-invited speaker for UVA-VCU glia meeting
 TBA  TBA
Thursday,
November 6, 2014
Jeffrey Rothstein, M.D., Ph.D. TBA  
Thursday, December 11, 2014  Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D.  TBA  
Thursday, January 15, 2015 Robyn S. Klein, M.D., Ph.D.  TBA   
Thursday, March 5, 2015 Scott S. Zamvil, M.D., Ph.D. TBA   
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Wenbiao Gan, Ph.D. TBA   
Thursday, May 7, 2015 Matthew Rasband, Ph.D. TBA  
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Britta Englehardt, Ph.D. TBA   
       

 

 Past BIG Events:

 Date & Time  Speaker  Title Location 
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 
"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. 13, 2012
12:00-1:00
Koji Takahashi, Ph.D. "Opto-glia: Using light to probe the function of astrocytes in normal and epileptic circuits" Jordan 1-17
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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