Jan
27
Mon
Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar – Dr. Beverly Piggott @ Skaggs Building Room 169 Tickets
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar - Dr. Beverly Piggott @ Skaggs Building Room 169

Neuroscience Faculty Candidate, Dr. Beverly Piggott from the University of California – San Francisco presents “Uncovering the role of ion channels in neural development and brain disorders.”

Jan
29
Wed
OBEE Seminar: Colette Berg @ Interdisciplinary Science Building Room 110 Tickets
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
OBEE Seminar: Colette Berg @ Interdisciplinary Science Building Room 110

University of Montana graduate student Colette Berg presents “Life history and mating system divergence in Yellowstone monkeyflowers” as part of the Division of Biological Sciences’ Organismal Biology, Ecology & Evolution Spring 2020 Noon Seminar Series.

OBEE Seminar: Rena Schweizer @ Interdisciplinary Science Building Room 110 Tickets
Jan 29 @ 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
OBEE Seminar: Rena Schweizer @ Interdisciplinary Science Building Room 110

University of Montana postdoctoral student Rena Schweizer presents “Evolutionary genomics of physiological adaptations in extreme environments” as part of the Division of Biological Sciences’ Organismal Biology, Ecology & Evolution Spring 2020 Seminar Series.

Jan
30
Thu
Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar – Dr. Shaina Short @ Skaggs Building Room 117 Tickets
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar - Dr. Shaina Short @ Skaggs Building Room 117

Neuroscience Faculty Candidate, Dr. Shaina Short from the University of Utah presents “Seeing scents: using optical indicators to dissect circuit mechanisms of odor processing in vivo”

Feb
3
Mon
Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar – Dr. Rebekah Evans @ Skaggs Building Room 169 Tickets
Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar - Dr. Rebekah Evans @ Skaggs Building Room 169

Neuroscience Faculty Candidate, Dr. Rebekah Evans from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) presents “Inhibitory control of dopamine neurons”

Abstract: Dopamine neurons are embedded in a predominately inhibitory network. Because dopamine neurons are tonically active, both excitatory bursts and inhibitory pauses in their firing can transmit meaningful information. In this talk, I will address how these bursts and pauses in activity interact with each other through the recruitment of specific intrinsic and synaptic currents. I will show that two populations of substantia nigra dopamine neurons, defined by their differential vulnerability to neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s Disease, differ in their dendritic calcium signaling and their ability to recover from periods of inhibition. I use dendrite-specific optogenetic activation and two-photon calcium imaging to functionally map the location of inhibitory synaptic inputs onto dopamine neuron dendrites and use whole-cell patch clamp and computational modeling to show how distinct inhibitory sources differentially modulate dopamine neuron activity. Overall, I describe a striking heterogeneity in the cellular and circuit level control of dopaminergic signals.

CoBRE Investigator Meeting: Dong Wang @ Skaggs Building Room 114 Tickets
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
CoBRE Investigator Meeting: Dong Wang @ Skaggs Building Room 114

Dr. Dong Wang will present Bioinspired Catalytic sp3 C–H Bond Functionalization by High-valent CoIV–O Containing Complexes.

These meetings are intended to highlight the research of CBSD researchers. All are invited to attend. Graduate students and Post Doctoral Fellows are welcome.

Feb
6
Thu
Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar – Dr. Susy Kohout @ Skaggs Building Room 117 Tickets
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar - Dr. Susy Kohout @ Skaggs Building Room 117

Neuroscience Faculty Candidate, Dr. Susy Kohout from Montana State University presents “Electrical signaling through VSP: beyond channels”

Sep
18
Fri
9th Annual CBSD CoBRE Research Symposium @ Double Arrow Lodge Tickets
Sep 18 – Sep 20 all-day
9th Annual CBSD CoBRE Research Symposium @ Double Arrow Lodge

The 9th Annual CBSD CoBRE Research Symposium will occur Sept. 18-20, 2020, at the Double Arrow Lodge in Seeley Lake, MT. The Symposium provides us with the unique opportunity to come together as a research community to discuss the latest research in our laboratories supported by CBSD. The Symposium includes keynote seminars by outside speakers, lectures by Project Leaders who are supported by the CBSD NIH CoBRE grant, and a selection of short talks by pilot project leaders and graduate students. We especially encourage both graduate and undergraduate students to participate in a poster session. We also have presentations from our Computational, NMR, Mass Spectrometry, Integrated Structural Biology, and BioSpectroscopy Core Facilities so attendees can learn more about how these facilities can help take their research projects in new directions.

Registration will open in June 2020. Contact Sara Jestrab with questions or to be added to the email communication.