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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Feb 7, 2024: Bassel Sawaya, HAND and Inflammation: Role of HIV-1 gp120 protein

Feb 14, 2024: Ronald Ellis, topic TBA

Feb 21, 2024: Elena Alvarez Periel, topic TBA; and James Gesualdi, topic TBA

Feb 28, 2024: Qingsheng Li, topic TBA

March 6, 2024: David Vance, topic TBA

March 13, 2024: Ferron Ocampo, topic TBA

March 20, 2024: Amanda Brown, topic TBA

March 27, 2024: Marcus Kaul, topic TBA

April 3, 2024: Beau Ances, topic TBA

April 10, 2024: Johannes Schlatetski, topic TBA

April 17, 2024: Mark Namba, topic TBA

April 24, 2024: J Cobb Scott, topic TBA

May 1, 2024: Lucio Gama, topic TBA

May 8, 2024: Stephanie Matt, Myeloid Inflammation and Viral Infection in the Context of Comorbid HIV and Depression

May 15, 2024: Cagla Espinoza, topic TBA

May 22, 2024: Mattia Trunfio, topic TBA

Past Seminars

Watch recordings of past seminars below:

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

November 1, 2023: "miRNA Export, Transport and Uptake via Extracellular Vesicles in Mammalian Cells" Suvendra Bhattacharyya, PhD

October 25, 2023: "Brain N-acetyl-Aspartyl-Glutamate (NAAG) is Positively Associated with Cognitive Function" Robyn Wiseman, PhD Candidate; and "Tryptophan-Kynurenine Pathway Activation and Daytime Disruption in Women with HIV" Eran Shorer, MD

October 18, 2023: "Acidic Nanoparticles Prevent HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Inhibition of Oligodendrocyte Maturation" Caela Long, PhD Candidate

October 11, 2023: "Measuring Routine and Behavioral Variability Through Smartphone-based Digital Phenotyping" Ian Barnett, PhD

September 27, 2023: "Proviral Location Affects Virus Production and Immune Recognition of HIV-1–infected T cell Clones" Francesco Simonetti, MD, PhD

April 5, 2023: "Dolutegravir inhibits oligodendrocyte differentiation through activation of the integrated stress response" Marisa Jeffries, PhD and “What have we learnt from the RV254 Thai acute HIV cohort” Philip Chan, PhD

March 22, 2023: "Osteopontin promotes cardiac fibrosis in HIV infection" Jake Robinson

March 8, 2023: "Broadly neutralizing anti-HIV antibodies (bNAb) and the CNS" Lucio Gama, PhD

March 1, 2023: "Human microglia phenotypes in the brain associated with HIV infection" Johannes Schlachetzki, MD

February 8, 2023: “Neurologic post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 preliminary findings and directions for future research” Lindsay McAlpine, MD; and "Single Copy HIV and Neurodegeneration, Oxidative Stress, and Neuroinflammation" Albert Anderson, MD

February 1, 2023: "Why do white matter dysfunction and myelin loss persist in HIV+ individuals despite effective antiretroviral therapy?" Judith Grinspan, PhD

January 18, 2023: "Establishing iPSC derived models to study HIV latency and microglia phenotypes" Sheetal Sreeram

January 11, 2023: “Multimodal MRI evidence of frontostriatal alterations in HIV and aging” Shiva Hassanzadeh-Behbahani, PhD; and “Cerebrospinal fluid virome in ART-treated adult people living with HIV” Mattia Trunfio, PhD Candidate

January 4, 2023: "Neutral sphingomyelinase 2 regulates the late stages of HIV assembly and maturation" Norman Haughey, PhD

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