Colloquium in Integrative Physiology

Spring 2009 Schedule

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January 15

Inflammatory Pathways as a Point of Convergence Between Stress Physiology, Endocrine Function, and Behavior

Terence Deak, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
SUNY-Binghamton
(Host: Ken Wright kenneth.wright@colorado.edu)

January 22

Neural Circuits Integrating Autonomic, Motor, and Behavioral Responses: Relevance to Stress

Ilan D. Kerman, Ph.D., M.D.
Research Investigator
Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute
University of Michigan
(Host: Moni Fleshner monika.fleshner@colorado.edu)

January 29

Sympathetic Pathways Mediating Cardiovascular and Body Temperature Responses to Stress

Christopher J. Madden, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
Oregon Health and Science University
(Host: Chris DeSouza desouzac@colorado.edu)

February 5

Can Caloric Restriction Prevent Vascular Endothelial Aging?

Anthony Donato, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder
(Host: Roger Enoka enoka@colorado.edu)

February 12

Mechanisms of Cutaneous Microvascular Dysfunction in Aged and Hypercholesterolemic Humans

Lacy A. Holowatz, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Department of Kinesiology
Pennsylvania State University
(Host: Doug Seals seals@colorado.edu)

February 19

Role of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in Depression-Like Behavior

Marina Picciotto, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine
(Host: Jerry Stitzel jerry.stitzel@colorado.edu)

February 26

Stretching the Truth About Object Representation

Alaa Ahmed, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder

March 5

How We Learn vs. How We Think We Learn

Robert A. Bjork, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Department of Psychology
University of California at Los Angeles
(Host: Franny Benay francoise.benay@colorado.edu)

March 12

Does Aging Exacerbate the Metabolic and Vascular Consequences of a Western Diet?

Lisa Lesniewski, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder

March 19

Contact Robotics Translate Motor Neuroscience to Neurorehabilitation

Neville Hogan, Ph.D.
Director, Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Host: Alaa Ahmed alaa.ahmed@colorado.edu)

April 2

Of Flies and Rats: From Happy Hour to Preclinical Animal Models of Alcoholism

Ulrike Heberlein, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Anatomy
University of California at San Francisco
(Host: Marissa Ehringer marissa.ehringer@colorado.edu)

April 9

Lessons Learned From Thirty Years of Sleep and Aging Research: Growing Old Does Not Mean Sleeping Poorly

Michael V. Vitiello, Ph.D.
Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medicine, Psychology, and Biobehavioral Nursing
Associate Director, Northwest Geriatric Education Center
University of Washington
(Host: Ken Wright kenneth.wright@colorado.edu)

April 16

HIV-I Infection: A Model of Accelerated Vascular Aging and Cardiovascular Risk

Gary Van Guilder, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder

April 23

Of Mice and Men: A Translational Study of Nicotinic Receptor Genes and Drug Behaviors

Marissa Ehringer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology and Institute for Behavioral Genetics
University of Colorado at Boulder

April 30

Graduate Student Presentations

Teresa Foley

The Neurobiology of Exercise Reward

Jennifer Wilking

The Chrna4 T529A Polymorphism Influences Nicotinic Receptor Function and Sensitivity to Nicotine in Mice

Chris Jung

The Influence of Sleep Deprivation on Energy Expenditure

The IPHY Student Board will provide refreshments to celebrate the occasion.