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"

3:10 p.m. | Adjourn