Program

Second Annual Waggoner Center Advance - March 21, 2014


Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2100 San Jacinto Blvd.

8:30a
Registration
Briscoe Rotunda
Poster presenters set-up in the Connally Banquet Hall
9:00a
Breakfast
Breakfast tacos in the Connally Banquet Hall
9:15a
Director's Opening Remarks
R. Adron Harris, PhD
9:30a
Genomics/Neurochemistry
Does Alcohol Act as a Rapid Antidepressant?
Kimberly Raab-Graham, Ph.D.
9:50a
Identification of Alcohol Sensitive Gene Networks in Human Brain
R. Dayne Mayfield, Ph.D.
10:10a
Epigenetic Network Analysis of Alcohol Responses in Flies
Alfredo Ghezzi, Ph.D., Atkinson Lab
10:30a
Morning Break
10:50a
Medication Development
Role of PPARs in Regulation of Behavioral Effects of Ethanol
Yuri Blednov, Ph.D.
11:10a
BK Channel Modulation of Withdrawal from Chronic Ethanol Exposure
Luisa Scott, Ph.D., Aldrich Lab
11:30a
Zinc/Peptide Interactions at the Glycine Receptor
Garrett Cornelison, Mihic Lab
11:50p
Lunch & Poster Session
1:00p
Featured Speaker
Illuminating the Role of Dopamine in Reward Learning and Effort
Patricia H. Janak, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
1:30p
Diverse Genetics
Genetic Approaches to Understand Ethanol Teratogenicity
Johann Eberhart, Ph.D.
1:50p
Conserved Residue on the BK Potassium Channel Selectively Required for Activation by Alcohol and Intoxication in C. elegans
Scott Davis, Pierce-Shimomura Lab
2:10p
Afternoon Break
2:30p
Brain Circuitry
Dopamine Reward Circuits and their Relevance to Addiction
Michela Marinelli, Ph.D.
2:50p
An Antihypertensive Drug to erase Cocaine-cue Memories
Mickaël Degoulet, Ph.D., Morikawa Lab
3:10p
Differential Adaptation in Mesocorticolimbic Dopamine Circuits during Acquisition of Ethanol Self-administration
Rueben Gonzales, Ph.D.
3:30p
Adjourn