The purpose of the Seminar Series Journal Club is to familiarize students and faculty with the most important scientific contributions of each seminar speaker in advance of the week's seminar. This preparation allows for better comprehension of the weekly seminars, and a more robust question-and-answer session with the invited speaker.

Each seminar series journal club is facilitated by the host lab of that week's seminar speaker. Seminar Series Journal Club meets on Wednesdays from noon - 1 p.m. in room S740. Lunch is provided.

Seminar Journal Club, January 2018

Seminar journal club review papers are linked here.

Jan. 10, 2018: Brenda Bloodgood, Ph.D.

The activity-dependent transcription factor NPAS4 regulates domain-specific inhibition. Nature. 2013 Nov 7;503(7474):121-5. Bloodgood BL, Sharma N, Browne HA, Trepman AZ, Greenberg ME.

Jan. 17, 2018: Kirill Martemyanov, Ph.D.

Mechanism for Selective Synaptic Wiring of Rod Photoreceptors into the Retinal Circuitry and Its Role in Vision. Neuron. 2015 Sep 23;87(6):1248-60. Cao Y, Sarria I, Fehlhaber KE, Kamasawa N, Orlandi C, James KN, Hazen JL, Gardner MR, Farzan M, Lee A, Baker S, Baldwin K, Sampath AP, Martemyanov KA.

Jan. 24, 2018: Philip J. Horner, Ph.D.

Remyelination reporter reveals prolonged refinement of spontaneously regenerated myelin.Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2013 Mar 5;110(10):4075-80. Powers BE, Sellers DL, Lovelett EA, Cheung W, Aalami SP, Zapertov N, Maris DO, Horner PJ.

Jan 31, 2018: Alexander G. Huth, Ph.D.

Natural speech reveals the semantic maps that tile human cerebral cortex. Nature. 2016 Apr 28;532(7600):453-8. Huth AG, de Heer WA, Griffiths TL, Theunissen FE, Gallant JL.

For Historical Reference: Seminar Journal Club, September - December 2017

Seminar journal club review papers are linked here.

Sept. 27, 2017: Kelly Monk, Ph.D.

Gpr126/Adgrg6 Has Schwann Cell Autonomous and Nonautonomous Functions in Peripheral Nerve Injury and Repair. J Neurosci. 2016 Dec 7;36(49):12351-12367. Mogha A, Harty BL, Carlin D, Joseph J, Sanchez NE, Suter U, Piao X, Cavalli V, Monk KR.

Oct. 4, 2017: Karel Svoboda, Ph.D.

Maintenance of persistent activity in a frontal thalamocortical loop. Nature. 2017 May 11;545(7653):181-186. Guo ZV, Inagaki HK, Daie K, Druckmann S, Gerfen CR, Svoboda K.

Oct. 11, 2017: Michael Krashes, Ph.D.

Hunger-Driven Motivational State Competition. Neuron. 2016 Oct 5;92(1):187-201. Burnett CJ, Li C, Webber E, Tsaousidou E, Xue SY, Brüning JC, Krashes MJ.

Nov. 1, 2017: Gloria Choi, Ph.D.

The maternal interleukin-17a pathway in mice promotes autism-like phenotypes in offspring. Science. 2016 Feb 26;351(6276):933-9. Choi GB, Yim YS, Wong H, Kim S, Kim H, Kim SV, Hoeffer CA, Littman DR, Huh JR.

Dec. 6, 2017: Roger Nicoll, Ph.D.

LTP requires a reserve pool of glutamate receptors independent of subunit type. Nature. 2013 Jan 24;493(7433):495-500. Granger AJ, Shi Y, Lu W, Cerpas M, Nicoll RA.