INP/Ryan Institute Hold First Annual Neuroscience Symposium

The event was held on Friday, November 4, 2022 in the Avedisian Hall Lobby, and sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program and the George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience.

Keynote Speaker

Diane Lipscombe, Ph.D. is the the Director of the Robert J. & Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science, where she also directs NIH-funded predoctoral training programs in neuroscience. She studies the expression, regulation, and function of voltage-gated calcium ion channels in the nervous system, as well as their role in chronic pain and psychiatric disorders. She earned a Ph.D. in pharmacology from University College London and completed her postdoctorate at Yale University School of Medicine and Stanford University Medical School. She has received numerous distinctions in recognition of her scholarship, mentorship and leadership, including membership in the American Academy of Sciences and election as an American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Fellow. In 2019, she served as President of the Society for Neuroscience.

Presenters (in bold)

Soft Electrode Development for Infantile Electroencephalography; Seth Kadar, Jay Vincelli, Walter Besio 

Muscle Fiber Distribution and Motor Unit Contractile Properties in a Rabbit Model of Cerebral Palsy; Destiny Sanders, Emily Reedich, Marin Manuel

Effects of Chronic High-Fat Diet or Cardio-Respiratory Exercise on Metabolic, Neuropathological and Behavioral Outcomes in a Novel Rat Model of Late-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease; Jennifer Mattar, Mark Majchrzak, Lauren Thompson, Alex Pate, William Van Nostrand, John Robinson

Aging and Neuronal Excitability in iPSC-derived ALS Neurons; Liviana Donatelli, Michelle Gregoire, Claudia Fallini

Prenatal hypoxia ischemia results in persistent nociceptive behavior in a rabbit model of cerebral palsy; Landon Genry, Emily Reedich, Elvia Mena Avila, Clarissa Cavarsan, Brianna Taylor, Kendra Gever, Titiana Tambi, Alyssa Garrett, Lisa Dowaliby, Megan Detloff, Katharina Quinlan

Event Related Potentials to Native and Nonnative Speech Predicts Word Reading Abilities in Early School Aged Children; Emily Jelfs, Raphael Diaz, Alex Seng, Adrian Garcia-Sierra, Alisa Baron, Vanessa Harwood

Executive Functioning Interventions for Individuals with ADHD: A Systematic Review; Lauren Thompson, Lisa Weyandt, Janis Gaudreau

Gram-Scale Preparation of Cannflavin A from Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) and Its Inhibitory Effect on Tryptophan Catabolism Enzyme Kynurenine-3- Monooxygenase; Tess Puopolo,Tanran Chang, Chang Liu, Huifang Li, Xu Li, Xian Wu, Hang Ma, and Navindra Seeram 

The role of epigenetics in age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease; Sydney Bartman (show presenting above), Lauren Gaspar, Giuseppe Coppotelli, and Jaime Ross

Assessment of Spatial Learning and Memory in a Rodent Model of Type 2 Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy; Brittany Monte, Mark Majchrzak, and William Van Nostrand

Optimization of nucleocytoplasmic fractionation for the identification of proteome alterations in ALS-derived cortical neurons; Alicia Collins, Claudia Fallini, Ricardo Sirtori, and Michelle Gregoire

Determining Hypoxia’s Impact on the Nucleus and Its Link to Alzheimer’s Disease; Emily Potts, Claudia Fallini

Effects of Nuclear Pore Disruption on mRNA Processing in C9ORF72 Mutant iPSC Derived Cortical Neurons; Michelle Gregoire, Claudia Fallini

A C. elegans Model of Fanconi Anemia Neurological Syndrome (FANS); Jessica Leighton, Alan Ardito, Niall Howlett, Barbara Barbagallo

Interplay between microplastic exposure and age-related cognitive decline; Lauren Gaspar (show below), Sydney Bartman, Giuseppe Coppotelli, and Jaime Ross

Symposium Committee

  • Lisa Weyandt, Ph.D., Director, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program
  • John Robinson, Ph.D., Co-Executive Director, Ryan Institute for Neuroscience
  • Patrick McIlveen, M.A., Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program
  • Devon Quinn, Administrative Assistant, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program
  • Nicole Maranhas, Communications Specialist, Ryan Institute for Neuroscience
  • Jaime Ross, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences