2014 Winter Seminar Series

The NCBP department hosts a full schedule of seminars every academic year. The events feature prominent researchers in the fields of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology from around the world. The seminar director for the 2013-2014 academic year is Chris Wyatt, Ph.D. If you would like additional information, please contact Dr. Wyatt at christopher.wyatt@wright.edu

All seminars will be held on Fridays, from 2-3 p.m., in 165 Brehm Lab, exceept as noted.

Date and Host



Feb. 7
Adrian Corbett

Dale Corbett, Ph.D., Professor and Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Stroke Recovery and Neuroplasticity: Insights from Basic Science

Feb. 21
Nancy Bigley

Etty (Tika) Benveniste, Ph.D., Alma B. Maxwell UAHSF Endowed Chair, Professor and Chairman, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, Associate Director, Basic Science Research, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Role of the JAK/STAT Signaling Pathway in Neuroinflammatory Disease

March 7

No seminar


March 21
120 White Hall
Sherif Elbasiouny

Douglas J. Weber, Ph.D., Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh

Sens-able prosthetic limbs: somatosensory microstimulation to restore touch and proprioception

March 28
Debra Mayes

Diana Peterson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Traumatic Brain Injury: Altering Homeostasis to Protect Against Long-Term Deficits

April 4
J. Ashot Kozak

William P. Schilling, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physiology, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland

TRPC3 and Aquaporin-2 Channels in the Collecting Duct: A Potential Link to Kidney Stone Formation