Joint NIMH Center Seminar Series

The Joint NIMH Center Seminar Series is presented weekly by NIMH's Administrative Core.

The seminar series is on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM ET.

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September 20, 2023: Lindsay Hayes, PhD, JHMI: :Unique gene Signatures in cerebrospinal fluid derived immune cells and their potential utility to evaluate susceptibility for disease pathology in VS-PWH."

September 27, 2023: Francesco Simonetti, MD, PhD, JHMI: Proviral location affects virus production and immune recognition of HIV-1-infected T cell clones."

October 4, 2023: NO SEMINAR

October 11, 2023: Ian Barnett, PhD, UPenn: Measuring routine and behavioral variability through smartphone-based digital pheotyping. 

October 18, 2023: Caela Long, UPenn: Acidic nanoparticles prevent HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) inhibition of oligodendrocyte maturation; Eran Shorer, JHMI: Tryptophan-Kynurenine Pathway Activation and Daytime Disruption in Women with HIV.

October 25, 2023: Robyn Wiseman, JHMI: Brain N-acetyl-aspartyl-glutamate (NAAG) is positively associated with cognitive function in older virally-suppressed people with HIV

November 1, 2023: Suvendra Battacharyya, MsC, PhD, UNMC: miRNA export, transport and uptake via Extracellular Vesicles in Mammalian Cells

November 8, 2023: Lily Brown, PhD, UPenn: Suicide Risk Reduction Among People with HIV.

November 15, 2023: Ke Xu, MD, Yale University: Host Epigenomic Alteration and Epigenetic Age in Individuals with HIV and Substance Use.

November 22, 2023: NO SEMINAR

November 29, 2023: Lindsay McAlpine, MD, Yale University; Phillip Chan

December 6, 2023: Mohammadsohban S. Andalibi, PhD, UC San Diego; Azin Tavasoli, PhD, UC San Diego

December 13, 2023: Lindsay Festa, PhD, UPenn

Spring schedule: COMING SOON

Past Seminars

Watch recordings of past seminars below:

Neutral sphingomyelinase 2 regulates the late stages of HIV assembly and maturation

“Multimodal MRI evidence of frontostriatal alterations in HIV and aging” and “Cerebrospinal fluid virome in ART-treated adult people living with HIV”

Establishing iPSC derived models to study HIV latency and microglia phenotypes

Why do white matter dysfunction and myelin loss persist in HIV+ individuals despite effective antiretroviral therapy?

“Neurologic post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 preliminary findings and directions for future research” and "Single Copy HIV and Neurodegeneration, Oxidative Stress, and Neuroinflammation"

Human microglia phenotypes in the brain associated with HIV infection

Osteopontin promotes cardiac fibrosis in HIV infection

"Dolutegravir inhibits oligodendrocyte differentiation through activation of the integrated stress response" and “What have we learnt from the RV254 Thai acute HIV cohort”

Broadly neutralizing anti-HIV antibodies (bNAb) and the CNS

2022 Series

Progressive Neurocognitive Impairments and Neuronal Injury Resulting From Chronic HIV-1 Viral Protein Exposure

The Self-Serving Side of Astrocytes: It’s All About ME!

Choices in HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: Today, Tomorrow, and Over-the-Horizon

Mitochondrial Alterations in HIV- and ART-Associated Neurotoxicity

Lysosomal De-acidification by the Antiretroviral Bictegravir Inhibits Oligodendrocyte Maturation

Lentiviral infections persist in brain despite effective antiretroviral therapy and neuroimmune activation