Health Professionals Lab Research

Seminar series

The Legacy Research Institute sponsors a seminar series on topics that focus on the areas of scientific investigation in progress within the Legacy system.

All seminars are scheduled for 4 p.m.–5 p.m., unless otherwise noted and held in the G2 conference room (G Level) at the Legacy Research Institute. Everyone from Legacy and the local bioscience community is invited to attend.    

 Date  Speaker  Affilation      Title
 Feb 19, 2015 Mari Sajo, PhD Icahn Sch of Med at Mt Sinai, NY  Lynx1 limits dendritic spine dynamics in
adult visual cortex: an in vivo imaging study
Sept 11, 2014  Andrew Taylor, PhD BU School of Med Melanocortin and adenosinergic pathways in regulating autoimmune uveitis
Sept 4, 2014  Shawn Hooper The Jackson Laboratory All you need is love: reproductive biology of mice
Aug 28, 2014  Glen Kisby, PhD Western Univ of Health Sciences Genotoxins: Tools for exploring mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease and neurodevelopmental disorders
July 17, 2014 Farah Lubin, PhD  Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham Targeting chromatin to improve epilepsy associated memory deficits
June 19, 2014 Feng Lin, PhD  Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute  Targeting Complement to Improve Outcomes with
Mesenchymal Stem Cells

June 5, 2014 Jessica Filosa, PhD  Georgia Regents University   Beyond neurovascular coupling, role of astrocytes
in the regulation of vascular tone
May 22, 2014  Janice Naegele, PhD  Wesleyan University  Bridging the gap: Evaluating synaptic mechanisms
for seizure suppression following stem cell
May 15, 2014 Joseph Quinn, MD OHSU  Preventing late life dementia with diet
Apr 14, 2014
10:00 AM 
Jonathan Wisor, PhD  Washington State University  Neurobiology of Sleep: Cerebral Slow Wave Form and Function
Apr 7, 2014
10:00 AM
Michael D. Varnum, Ph.D.
Washington State University Blind channels smell their way to phosphoinositides: molecular mechanisms for cone CNG channel regulation
Apr 3, 2014  Minghua Li, PhD OHSU Cellular mechanisms of descending pain circuits
in adult rat Rostral Ventromedial Medulla (RVM)
Feb 13, 2014 Shandiz Tehrani, MD, PhD Casey Eye Inst., OHSU Targeting the optic nerve head actin cytoskeleton in an animal model of glaucoma
Jan 7, 2014
5:00 PM
Bruce N. Cronstein, MD NYU School of Medicine Adenosine receptors and outrageous fortune, those slings and arrows leave their marks
Nov 13, 2013
10:00 AM
Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center Mapping epileptic networks with fMRI
Sept 5, 2013  Su youne Chang, PhD Mayo Clinic     Understanding the mechanism of deep brain stimulation: functional role of astrocytes
July 25, 2013      Cheng Fang, PhD     Neurology Dept., OHSU The role of organelle transport in maintaining axonal integrity
July 11, 2013       Felix Capanni, PhD         Univ. of Applied Sciences, Ulm,
Regulatory pathways for 510k/CE approval of orthopaedic implants: practical advice
June 27, 2013  Barbara A. Sorg, Ph.D. Washington State University     Memory Reconsolidation: Implications for Drug Addiction
June 13, 2013     Susan A. Masino, PhD     Trinity College  Ketogenic Diet and Adenosine:  Basic Science and Translational Opportunities
Note:  Begins at 5 followed by reception at 6:15
Mar 14, 2013      Jodie Moreau, PhD          Tufts Univ.         Hard, soft and everything in between: tailored silk scaffolds for tissue repair
Feb. 7, 2013   Jonathan Geiger, PhD          Univ. of N. Dakota Endolysosomes may be responsible for Alzheimer's like pathology in people living with HIV-1 associated neurocognitive disorder
Jan. 17, 2013        Shucui Jiang, MD, PhD  McMaster Univ. The neurotrophic role of extracellular guanosine
Dec. 13, 2012  Phillip Copenhaver, PhD      OHSU  Neurodegeneration using moth brain models 
Oct. 25, 2012  Catherine Morgans, PhD  OHSU  Auto-antibodies against TRPM1/3 in melanoma associated retinopathy 
Oct. 23, 2012  Sherri Jones, PhD  Univ of Nebraska  Functional and structural aging of the peripheral vestibular system 
Sept. 27, 2012     Allson Coffin, PhD  Washington State Univ., Vancouver Prevention of hearing loss: hair cell dealth and protection in the zebrafish lateral line.
Sept. 20, 2012     Jonathan (Lin) He, PhD                  Univ. of Houston
College of Optomentry    
Physiologic aspects of human and monkey ocular accommodation
Sept. 6, 2012   Detlev Boison, Haiying Shen, Kirin Akula               LRI Journal Club on the Ketogenic Diet

Aug. 2, 2012

Hongzhe Li, PhD OHSU Intra-cochlear trafficking of aminoglycosides and their modification by sound.
July 12, 2012 Jeffrey Kiel, PhD UTexas HSC, SA Ocular blood flow and  intraocular pressure, which is the dependent variable?
June 21, 2012   Uwe M. Rudolph, MD, PhD Harvard University Beyond classical benzodiasepines: Novel therapeutic, potential of GABAa receptor subtypes.
June 7, 2012 Michael Farwell, MD Columbia University Epilepsy: Imaging findings in adult and pediatric patients
May 17, 2012

Mark Wainwright, MD Phd; H.R. Rainaivo, PhD


Northwestern University Mechanisms of albumin-induced glial activation
March 22, 2012 Pierre
Van Rysselberghe, JD
Kolisch Hartwell Patenting life science inventions
March 15, 2012 Vivek Unni, MD, PhD OHSU  I'll have a side of synuclein with thatcheeseburger: Can Parkinson's Disease be caused by the transmission of protein seeds?
Jan. 19, 2012  Nandor Ludvig, MD, PhD NYU Subdural Pharmacotherapy Device (SPD) for the treatment of cerebral cortical disorders
Jan. 5, 2012  Detlev Boison, PhD Legacy Research Institute  Adenosine: a novel regulator of DNA methylation in epilepsy
 Dec. 8, 2011  Shaban Demirel, PhD Legacy Research Institute  Predicting deterioration of visual function in glaucoma
Nov. 23, 2011  Andrew Anderson, PhD University of Melbourne Using saccadic decision-making to how we get back on track after the unexpected occurs
Nov. 3, 2011  David L. Kaplan, PhD Tufts University  Bioengineered silk proteins as new biomaterials
 Oct. 6, 2011  Don Hood, PhD Columbia University  Glaucomatous damage of the macula through comparisons of behavior (visual field tests) and anatomy (OCT images)
Sept. 15, 2011  James Armitage Monash University  Developmental origins of obesity-related hypertension