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Synapse Journal Club

The Synapse Journal Club explores recent publications in the area of neuroscience and physiology with a focus at the neuronal synapse and its function. Join us most Fridays at 10:00 am in the Biotechnology Conference Room (Second Floor, Biotech Building).  (Full schedule below.)

Our general topic for fall 2013 will be “Synapses and disease” which has been a hit in previous semesters, though if someone finds a great paper, absolutely any synapse topic will be welcomed. This year the journal club will take the 2nd and 3rd Fridays of the month so we do not conflict with the Metabolism or GPCR clubs.
For additional information, contact the organizer, John Cirrito (WUSTL Neurology).

Synapse Journal Club, Spring 2014 Schedule

Fridays, 10:00 am
Biotech 228


Date Presenter Topic/Manuscript
September 20 Jane Hettinger 
(Cirrito Lab) 
 Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor 5 Is a Coreceptor for Alzheimer Ab Oligomer Bound to Cellular Prion Protein
October 18   Christine Emnett (Mennerick Lab)   Impaired D-Serine-Mediated Contransmission Mediates Cognitive Dysfunction in Epilepsy
November 15   EJ Brace
(DiAntonio Lab)
  Spontaneous and evoked release are independently regulated at individual active zones
 November 22   Courtney Sobieski (Mennerick Lab)  Amyloid-β1–42 Slows Clearance of Synaptically Released Glutamate by Mislocalizing Astrocytic GLT-1
December 13   Gerry Kress
(Mennerick Lab)
  Cortical activation of accumbens hyperpolarization-active NMDARs mediates aversion-resistant alcohol intake
February 14  Jon Fisher (Cirrito Lab)  5-HT4-Receptors Modulate Induction of Long-Term Depression but Not Potentiation at Hippocampal Output Synapses in Acute Rat Brain Slices
 February 21

Christine Emnett (Mennerick Lab)

Pregnenolone Can Protect the Brain from Cannabis Intoxication 
March 28 Andy Linsenbardt (Mennerick Lab) Glutamate and Dopamine Transmission from Midbrain Dopamine Neurons Share Similar Release Properties But Are Differentially Affected by Cocaine 
April 11 Vera Valakh (DiAntonio Lab) Connexin 30 sets synaptic strength by controlling astroglial synapse invasion 
April 18  Peter Lukasiewicz Lab Olfactory stimulation selectively modulates the OFF pathway in the retina of zebrafish. 
April 25 Carla Yuede (Cirrito Lab)  Activity-Dependent p25 Generation Regulates Synaptic Plasticity and Aβ-Induced Cognitive Impairment 
Archived schedule for previous semesters: