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Seventh Annual Neuroscience Symposium

The Neuroscience of the Addicted Brain

This symposium features internationally renowned neuroscientists presenting leading-edge research on mechanisms underlying an addicted brain. Neuroscience research at Kent State University is supported by over 35 faculty from numerous departments and disciplines. This event is free and open to the public. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available. Sign-up at the registration table.

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April 4-5, 2019

Kent State University Kiva Auditorium

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time Details
7:00 PM

Welcome

Paul DiCorleto, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs

Introduced by Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., Symposium co-Chair, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

7:10 PM

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Michael Lehman, Ph.D., Director, Brain Health Research Institute

7:15 PM

Keynote Address
“Neuroimaging, genetic and pharmacological approaches towards understanding alcohol use disorder and its treatment”

Elise Weerts, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

8:15 PM

Reception and Poster Session (Integrated Sciences Building Lobby)

 

Friday, April 5, 2019
TIME DETAILS
8:00 AM

Check-in and continental breakfast

8:30 AM

Welcome and Overview of Neuroscience at Kent State

Michael Lehman, Ph.D., Director, Brain Health Research Institute

Morning Session
TIME DETAILS
8:45 AM

"Addiction memories in the crosshairs: targeting cocaine-associated memory retrieval to disrupt compulsive drug seeking"

Devin Mueller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University

Introduced by Colleen Novak, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

9:30 AM

"A role of astrocytes in the development of cocaine addiction"

Kathryn Reissner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Introduced by John Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

10:15 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

"What do we know about the effects of cannabis on the brain?"

Francesca Filbey, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Research of Addictive Disorders at the Center for BrainHealth, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas

Introduced by Gemma Casadesus-Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

11:15 AM

"Modeling problem drinking in laboratory animals: reinforcement, cues, and persistence of seeking behaviors"

Elise Weerts, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Introduced by John Gunstad, Ph.D., Associate Director, Brain Health Research Institute and Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

12:00 PM

Lunch Break

Afternoon Session
TIME DETAILS
1:30 PM

"The neural mechanism by which social experiences influence vulnerability for drug addiction"

Lique Coolen, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Introduced by Wilson Chung, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

2:15 PM

"Kratom alkaloids: in vitro and in vivo pharmacological mechanisms"

Lance McMahon, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Pharmacodynamics, University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Introduced by Eric Mintz, Ph.D., Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

3:00 PM

Final Comments

Aaron Jasnow, Ph.D., Symposium co-Chair,
Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

3:05 PM

Poster Session (Integrated Sciences Building)