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Synapse Journal Club

The Synapse Journal Club explores recent publications in the area of neuroscience and physiology with a focus on the neuronal synapse and its function.  Anyone interested in synapses is welcome to participate. 

Join us every 1st and 3rd Friday of each month at 10:00 am in the Biotechnology Building 1st floor conference room, number 129.  

For additional information, contact the organizer Geraldine Kress (WashU Neurology).  

Spring 2018 Schedule

Friday at 10:00am
Biotechnology 129

Date Presenter Topic/Manuscript
February 2, 2018 

Jane Hettinger
(WashU Neurology)

article: Hotspots of dendritic spine turnover facilitate clustered spine addition and learning and memory. Nature (2018)

February 16, 2018 ~ cancelled ~ 


March 16, 2018 Jenny Shu
(Mennerick Lab) 

article: Crystal structures of a GABAA-receptor chimera reveal new endogenous neurosteroid-binding sites. Nat Struct Mol Biol. (2017) 

April 6, 2018  Hannah Frye
(Moron-Concepcion Lab)

article: Homeostatic Plasticity in the Hippocampus Facilitates Memory Extinction. Cell Reports (2018)

May 4, 2018  Mark Rutherford

article: Compartmentalization of antagonistic Ca(2+) signals in developing cochlear hair cells.  PNAS (2018)

May 18, 2018  Carla Yuede

article: Aß Facilitates LTD at Schaffer Collateral Synapses Preferentially in the Left Hippocampus. Cell (2018)


Fall 2017 Schedule
Date Presenter Topic/Manuscript
September 15, 2017  Min-Yu Sun 
(Mennerick lab)

article:  Assembly rules for GABAA receptor complexes in the brain
eLife (2017)

October 6, 2017 ~ CANCELLED ~ 


November 3, 2017 Michael Strickland
(1st year neuroscience student) 

article:  Wild-Type Monomeric α-Synuclein Can Impair Vesicle Endocytosis and Synaptic Fidelity via Tubulin Polymerization at the Calyx of Held. J. Neurosci (2017)

November 17, 2017 Peter Lukasiewicz 

 article: Slow AMPAR Synaptic Transmission Is Determined by Stargazin and Glutamate Transporters.  Neuron. (2017)

December 1, 2017 Matt Tso
(Herzog Lab) 

article:  Connexin 43-Mediated Astroglial Metabolic Networks Contribute to the Regulation of the Sleep Wake Cycle
Neuron (2017)

December 15, 2017

 Steve Mennerick

article:  Neuronal Stimulation Triggers Neuronal Glycolysis and Not Lactate Uptake. Cell Metab. (2017)