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Schizophrenia Seminar Series

Fall 2016 | Spring 2017 
Wednesdays | 3 PM | Meyer 1-191 | The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Each lecture is preceded by a short presentation by a young scientist.

Sept 14

Mollie Meffert, MD PhD

Short Talk: 
​Nicolas Schlienz, Ph.D., (Dr. Vandrey’s lab)

Host: Pletnikov

Associate Professor

Departments of Biological Chemistry and Neuroscience
Center for Cell Dynamics
Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

"Post-transcriptional Regulation of Brain Growth and Cognitive Function"
Oct 05

Vishwajit Nimgaonkar, DPhil, MRCPsych

Short Talk:
​Ye Li, Ph.D., (Dr. Yolken’s lab)

Host: Pletnikov

Professor of Psychiatry and Human Genetics
Director, Program for Genetics and Psychosis
University of Pittsburgh

“The role of neuroviral infections in cognitive dysfunction and cognitive aging"
Nov 02

Cyril D'Souza

Short Talk:
Nicolas Schlienz, Ph.D., (Dr. Vandrey's Lab)


Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
Director Neuropsychiatry Firm, VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Director, Schizophrenia Neuropharmacology Research Group at Yale (SNRGY)

“Gone to Pot? The Relationship Between Cannabinoids and Psychosis.”

Jan 04

Elliot Hong, M.D.

Short Talk: Lindsay Morra, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (Division of Medical Psychology)

Host: Kamiya

Professor, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

Department of Psychiatry 
University of Maryland School of Medicine

“Cerebral White Matter Imaging in Schizophrenia”
Jan 11 (Originally12/7/16)

Ted M. Dawson, M.D., Ph.D.

Short Talk:
​Alexis Norris, Ph.D., (Dr. Pevsner's Lab)


Director, Institute for Cell Engineering
Director, Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center
Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Professor in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Professor, Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience and Pharmacology & Molecular Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
"Thorase mutations cause Schizophrenialike activity: rescue by Parampanel"
Feb 01

Faith Dickerson, Ph.D., M.P.H

Short Talk:
Lisa Chen, Medical Student (Dr. Daumit’s lab)

Host: Sedlak

Director of Psychology, Sheppard Pratt Health System
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

"Schizophrenia and Smoking: Causes and Effects"
Mar 01

David Volk

Short Talk:
Alexey Shevelkin, M.D., Ph.D. (Dr. Pletnikov's lab)

Host: Sedlak

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Co-Director, Psychiatry Research Pathway
Translational Neuroscience Program
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

"Role of immune marker abnormalities and microglia disturbances in cortical circuitry dysfunction in schizophrenia"
Apr 05

Ronald McKay

Short Talk:
Atsushi Saito, M.D., Ph.D. 

Host: Kamiya

Lieber Institute for Brain Development

“Origins of developmental risk in neurological and psychiatric disorders”

May 03

Robert Innis, M.D., Ph.D.

Short Talk: Anna Min Wang, Ph.D. (Dr. Barker's Lab)

Host: Sedlak

Chief, Molecular Imaging Branch, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

“Positron Emission Tomography of Human Brain can Monitor Neuroinflammation and cAMP Signaling: Applications to Alzheimer's Disease and Depression"

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