Fifth Annual Waggoner Center Advance
March 24, 2017
8:30 a.m. | Badge Pick-up - Biscoe Rotunda
Poster presenters set-up in the Connally Banquet Hall
8:45 a.m. | Breakfast - Connally Banquet Hall
9:00 a.m. | Director's Opening Remarks
R. Adron Harris, Ph.D.
9:15 a.m. | Update on Dell Medical School
Robert O. Messing, M.D.
9:30 a.m. | Stephen Strakowski, M.D.
"fMRI Brain Activation Changes Following Treatment of a First Bipolar Manic Episode"
9:50 a.m. | Michela Marinelli, Ph.D.
"Adolescents Don’t Fear Punishment in the Face of Reward"
10:10 a.m. | Jingyi Wang, Ph.D.
"Development of Positive Allosteric Modulators of nAChRs to Treat Alcoholism"
10:30 a.m. | Morning Break
10:50 a.m. | Ben Lovely, Ph.D.
"Genetic Screening for Ethanol-sensitive Zebrafish Mutants Identifies a Requirement for Bmp Signaling in Endoderm and Jaw Development"
11:10 a.m. | Gizelle McCarthy
"Microglial Transcriptome: Response to Chronic Ethanol"
11:30 a.m. | Richard Morrisett, Ph.D.
"Optogenetic Analysis of the Ventral Hippocampal – Accumbal Pathway in Ethanol-Induced Neuroadaptations"
11:50 a.m. | Lunch and Poster Session
1:00 p.m. | Danny G. Winder, Ph.D. - Featured Speaker
"The Neuroscience of Stress-Reward Interactions: Preclinical Approaches Toward Therapeutic Targets in Addiction"
2:10 p.m. | Afternoon Break
2:30 p.m. | Luisa Scott, Ph.D.
"The Sigma 2 Receptor: A Novel Target for Reducing Voluntary Ethanol Consumption"
2:50 p.m. | Travis Mallard
"Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia Influences Substance Use in Daily Life: An Event-level Polygenic Prediction Model"