1998 Fall

September 2, 1998

“Mechanisms that Guide Motor Growth Cones in the Drosophila Embryo”
David Van Vactor (Harvard University) Host: Sarah Bottjer (NB)

September 22, 1998

Fourth Annual USC History of Neuroscience Lecture:
Neurons, Gland Cells, and Vesicles: The Historical Context for the Emergence of Neuroendocrinology
Alan Watts (USC) Host: Larry Swanson (NS)

October 7, 1998

“Pathophysiologica Principles in Ion Channel Diseases”
Henry Lester (Caltech) Host: Lou Byerly (NB)

October 21, 1998

“How to Alter the Lifespan of Postmitotic Cells”
Pam Larsen (USC) Host: Sarah Bottjer (NS)

October 29, 1998

“Neuroimaging Studies of Working Memory”
Edward E. Smith (University of Michigan) Host: Irving Biederman (NS)

November 4, 1998

“Neural Ensembles in the Rodent Hippocampus: From Molecules to Memory”
Matt Wilson (MIT) Host: NGP Graduate Students (NS)

November 6, 1998

6TH Annual USC Neuroscience Symposium — Neuron-Glial Interactions:
Chien-Ping Ko (USC): The Role of Schwann Cells in the Dynamics of the Frog NMJ
Wesley J. Thompson (University of Texas, Austin): Schwann Cells at the Mammalian NMJ
Richard Robitaille (University of Montreal): Modulation of Synapses By Glial Cells
Philip G. Haydon (Iowa State University): Astrocyte-Induced Synaptic Modulation
Greg E. Lemke (Salk Institute): Transcriptional Control of Schwann Cell Differentiation
Ben A. Barres (Stanford University): Notch Receptor Activation Inhibits Oligodendrocyte Differentiation
Mary Beth Hatton (Rockefeller): Astrotactins: A New Family of Neuronal Migration Genes
Sue T. Griffin (University of Arkansas): Neuron-Glial Interactions in Neurodegenerative Disease

November 18, 1998

“How Did Language Evolve?”
Robert C. Berwick (MIT) Host: Vergnaud (NS)

December 2, 1998

“Breaking the Code: Regulating Neuronal Differentiation By Patterns of Calcium Transients”
Nick Spitzer (UCSD) Host: Sarah Bottjer (NB)

Past research seminars