Neural Circuits Club intends to grow and support the local community of neuroscientists focused on studying neural circuits

Explore the archives below.

Neural Circuits Club Schedule – Spring 2021

VIRTUAL Neural Circuits Club

For Zoom access contact Aaron Norris.

February 8, 2021

Jamie Moffa (Monosov lab, WashU Dept. of Neuroscience) “TBA”

Meaghan Creed (WashU Anesthesiology) “Anterior cingulate inputs to nucleus accumbens control the social transfer of pain and analgesia”

March 8, 2021

“Show & tell – Questions & Discussion”

April 12, 2021

Meaghan Creed, Aaron Norris (WashU Anesthesiology)

“Between Two Neuroscientist”

Dr. Meaghan “Galifianakis” Creed will be hosting the first discussant Aaron Norris for a conversation on the paper “Parabrachial opioidergic projections to preoptic hypothalamus mediate behavioral and physiological thermal defenses”  eLife (2021)

May 10, 2021

June 14, 2021


Neural Circuits Club Schedule -Fall 2020

September 14, 2020

Nicolas Massaly: “TBA”

Kyle Parker: “VTA Glutamate Neuron Activity Drives Positive Reinforcement Absent Dopamine Co-release”   Neuron (220)

October 12, 2020

Alex Legaria (Kravitz lab, WashU Psychiatry)

“Electrophysiological Correlates of Bulk Calcium Recordings”

November 9, 2020

Caitlin Murphy (Creed lab, WashU Anesthesiology)

“Brainstem – Mesolimbic Circuits in nociception”

December 14, 2020

Bridget Matikainen-Ankney (Kravitz lab, WashU Psychiatry): “PFC-NAc connectivity changes in weight loss following obesity”

Bobbi Brown (Gereau lab, WashU Anesthesiology): “A Neural Circuit for the Suppression of Pain by a Competing Need State”  Cell (2018)

Neural Circuits Club Schedule -Summer 2020

VIRTUAL Neural Circuits Club

For Zoom access contact Aaron Norris.

June 8, 2020

Brian Ruyle (Moron-Concepcion lab, WashU Anesthesiology) “TBD”

Sarah Starosta (Kepecs lab, WashU Dept. of Neuroscience) “Dopamine’s role in foraging decisions”  

July 13, 2020

Aaron Norris (WashU Anesthesiology) “Stressing over SuM neurons”

Bryan Copits (Gereau lab, WashU Anesthesiology) “A photoswitchable GPCR-based opsin for presynaptic silencing”

August 10, 2020

Hannah Frye (Moron-Concepcion lab, WashU Anesthesiology) “Sex Differences in the Role of Cornichon Homolog-3 on Spatial Memory”

Vicki Brings (Gereau lab, WashU Anesthesiology) Dopamine Inputs from the Ventral Tegmental Area into the Medial Prefrontal Cortex Modulate Neuropathic Pain-Associated Behaviors in Mice”  Cell Reports (2020)

Neural Circuits Club Schedule – Spring 2020

January 27, 2020 – NOTE date

Jordan McCall (WashU St Louis College of Pharmacy/WashU Anesthesiology)

February 10, 2020

Nicolas Massaly, Hannah Frye (Moron-Concepcion lab, WashU Anesthesiology)

Nicolas Massaly: “TBA”
Hannah Frye: “Androgen-Dependent Excitability of Mouse Ventral Hippocampal Afferents to Nucleus Accumbens Underlies Sex-Specific Susceptibility to Stress” Biological Psychiatry (2020)

March 9, 2020

Sidney Williams, Tamara Markovic (Moron-Concepcion lab, WashU Anesthesiology)

CANCELLED – April 13, 2020

Aaron Norris (WashU Anesthesiology)

May 11, 2020 – VIRTUAL via Zoom

Bridget Matikainen-Ankney (Kravitz lab, WashU Psychiatry) “Investigating the persistent of effects of obesity on effort and accumbal activity”

Dominika Burek (Moron-Concepcion lab, WashU Anesthesiology) “Prefrontal Cortex Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Neurons Control Behavioral Style Selection under Challenging Situations”  Neuron (2020)

Neural Circuits Club Schedule -Fall 2019

September 9, 2019

Jose Grajales (Gereau lab, WashU Anesthesiology)
Topic: Thesis work

Makenzie Norris (McCall lab, WashU Anesthesiology/STLCOP)
Paper: “A neural circuit for comorbid depressive symptoms in chronic pain” Nature Neuroscience (2019)

October 28, 2019

Alex Legaria (Kravitz Lab)

November 11, 2019

Yvan Vachez (Creed lab, WashU Anesthesiology)
Topic: Arkypallidal circuit

Jose Grajales (Gereau lab, WashU Anesthesiology)
Paper: TBD

December 9, 2019

Fang Gao (Chen lab, WashU Anesthesiology)

“Neural Circuit for Contagious Itch”