2010 Neuroscience Day – May 10

Rajita Sinha, Ph.D. (left), will be the keynote speaker at OMV-SfN’s 2010 Neuroscience Day on Monday, May 10, at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Sinha is professor of psychiatry and director of the Yale Stress Center at Yale University.

The title of her presentation is “Desire gone awry! Can the Neuroscience of Stress and Reward-seeking Provide Clues for Understanding and Treating Addiction?” She writes, “Normal healthy desire is at the core of human functioning. It is involved in motivating humans to achieve greatness and also in destruction of ourselves and others. This presentation will focus on the neuroscience of desire, brain circuits involved in the process by which desire progresses to craving and compulsive seeking of rewarding stimuli and the role of stress in such progression. Dysregulation of key corticostriatal brain circuits associated with compulsive seeking of alcohol and drugs will be shown as an integral part of addiction and high rates of relapse. Finally, novel treatment approaches to address the neurobiological changes associated with addiction will be discussed.”

Dr. Sinha recommends a recent paper (PDF) and commentary as appropriate to the talk.

Neuroscience Day is free of charge for current chapter members. If you didn’t register in advance, you can register at Neuroscience Day and pay 2010 chapter dues, if necessary.

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10:00-10:45 a.m.: Registration & Poster Set-up (CARE/Crawley Atrium)

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Keynote Lecture (Medical Sciences Bldg., Room 7051)

Rajita Sinha, Ph.D. (Department of Psychiatry, Yale University) Desire gone awry! Can the Neuroscience of Stress and Reward-seeking Provide Clues for Understanding and Treating Addiction?

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Lunch (Marriott Kingsgate Conference Center, Salon A & B on the second floor)

1:30-3:00 p.m.: Student & Post-doc Presentations (Medical Sciences Bldg., Room 7051)

1:30-1:50 p.m.: Jane Allendorfer, Ph.D. (Department of Neurology, University of Cincinnati) Block-design versus event-related fMRI for language evaluation in post-stroke aphasia

1:50-2:10 p.m.: Meghana Tare, Department of Biology, University of Dayton) Role of a ubiquitin ligase Cullin-4 in axial patterning in Drosophila eye

2:10-2:30 p.m.: Ann Imber (Biomedical Sciences, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University) The Role of Calcium in the Chemosensitive Response of Locus Coeruleus Neurons

2:30-2:50 p.m.: Soumya Banerjee (Department of Zoology, Miami University) Glial remodeling during the reorganization of abdominal nerves in Drosophila

3:00-5:00 p.m.: Poster Session and Reception (CARE/Crawley Atrium) Poster Competition Award Ceremony at 4:45 p.m.

See the program for a list of poster presentations.