Program

Third Annual Waggner Center Advance - March 27, 2015


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 in the Connally Banquet Hall
9:10a
Director's Opening Remarks
R. Adron Harris, Ph.D.
9:20a
Update on Dell Medical School
Robert Messing, M.D.
9:30a
Rimonabant Precipitates Anxiety in Rats Withdrawn from Palatable Food: Role of the Central Amygdala
Angelo Blasio, Ph.D., Messing Lab
9:50a
Neurobiological Systems in Alcohol Dependence
Sean Farris, Ph.D., Harris/Mayfield Labs
10:10a
Epigenetic Regulation of Synaptic Genes in Human Alcoholism
Igor Ponomarev, Ph.D.
10:30a
Morning Break
10:50a
Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase as a Regulator of Ethanol Consumption and Synaptic Plasticity in the Shell of the Nucleus Accumbens
Regina Mangieri, Ph.D., Morrisett Lab
11:10a
Ethanol Acts as a Rapid Antidepressant by Releasing FMRP Translational Repression of GABABR2
Kimberly Raab-Graham, Ph.D.
11:30a
Role of the IKKBeta/NF-kappaB Pathway in Alcoholism
Jay Truitt, Mayfield Lab
11:50p
Lunch & Poster Session
1:00p
Featured Speaker
MicroRNAs and Drug Addiction
Paul J. Kenny, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
2:10p
Afternoon Break
2:30p
Human Risk Factors for Alcohol Abuse and Other Behavioral Risks
Kim Fromme, Ph.D.
2:50p
Fishing for Genetic Susceptibility underlying FASD
Neil McCarthy, Eberhart Lab
3:10p
Discovering Protein Kinase C Epsilon Inhibitors to Treat Alcohol Dependence and Pain
Robert Messing, M.D.
3:30p
Adjourn