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Neuro Research Day


Friday, April 5, 2024
In-Person 2231 Weiskotten Hall


 
A day of Neuroscience at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY
Sponsored by the Department of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience Graduate Program
 

 Guest Speakers:

Portrait of William Zeiger, MD, PhD
William Zeiger, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology,
University of California, Los Angeles

10:45 am: "Mechanisms of Circuit Plasticity in the Healthy and Injured Somatosensory Cortex"

 

 

Portrait of Bradley Lega, MD
Bradley Lega, MD,
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery,
UT Southwestern Medical Center

11:55 am: "Multimodal Characterization of Human Episodic Memory Circuits"

 

 

Portrait of Monica Vetter, PhD
Monica Vetter, PhD,

Professor and Chair of Neurobiology,
The University of Utah

3:30 pm: "Pathways for Generation and Elimination of Retinal Neurons"

 

Schedule of the day's events

        Time         Speaker
7:45 am Light Breakfast
8:10 am Welcome, Opening Remarks - Daniel Ts'o, PhD, Associate Professor Neurosurgery
8:15 am

Afua Addo, Zhao Lab, Neurosurgery "Transcriptional Analysis of SCF+G-CSF-Treated APP/PS1 Mice Reveals New Immunomodulatory Mechanisms of Reduced Neuropathology"

8:30 am Songruo Li, Zhao Lab, Neurosurgery "Mechanistic Determination of Hematopoietic Growth Factor-Promoted Proliferation of Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells" 
8:45 am

Nneka F. Onwumere,  Zhao Lab, Neurosurgery "Identification of Transcriptome Modification In CD11b + Cells After SCF + G-CSF Treatment in Chronic Severe Traumatic Brain Injury" 

9:00 am

Margaret Lovier, MPH, Zhao Lab, Neurosurgery, "A Supportive Enriched Environment Improves Neurological Function Recovery of Chronic Severe TBI in a Murine Model" 

9:15 am

Break

9:30 am Brandon Wilkinson MD, Resident, Neurosurgery, "Sarcopenia Predicts the Development of Early Adjacent Segment Disease Following Lumbar Interbody Fusion"
9:45 am

Alexander Braley, MD, Resident, Neurosurgery, "Pedicle Subtraction Metallectomy for Fixed Cervicothoracic Kyphosis"

10:00 am

Mariano Viapiano, PhD, Neurosurgery, "Targeting Scaffolding Proteins to Disrupt Radioresistance in Glioblastoma"

10:15 am Daniel Tso, PhD, Neurosurgery, "Short-term Monocular Deprivation: Shifts in Cortical Functional Connectivity"
10:30 am

Break

10:45 am

William Zeiger MD Phd, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles "Mechanisms of Circuit Plasticity in the Healthy and Injured Somatosensory Cortex"

11:45 am

Break

11:55 am

Bradley Lega, MD, Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center - "Multimodal Characterization of Human Episodic Memory Circuits"

12:55 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm

Ali Razavi, Student, Hess Lab, Neuroscience/Psychiatry, "Unlocking Alzheimer's Disease Drug Repurposing Candidates Through Artificial Intelligence" 

2:15 pm

Jaclyn Ritterhaus,  Student, Hu Lab, Neuroscience, "Evaluating the Mechanistic Linkage Between Retinitis Pigmentosa 25 and 76" 

2:30 pm

Camille Chin, Student, Ganapathy Lab, Neuroscience/Ophthalmology, "Investigating Mechanisms of Nuclear Mechanosensation in Optic Nerve Head Astrocytes"

2:45 pm

Break

3:00 pm

Monica Vetter, PhD, Professor and Chair of Neurobiology, University of Utah, "Pathways for Generation and Elimination of Retinal Neurons"

4:00 pm Closing Remarks

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We thank the Jacobsen Family for helping make this event possible.

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