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The Larry Parsons Seminar Series

The Scripps Research Institute Alcohol Research Center


Klaus Miczek, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology Tufts University, Medford, MA 

"Social stress: CRF modulation of dopamine and drug abuse”

Friday, April 20, 2018 12:00 p.m., Location: SP3040, first floor conference room Host: Barbara Mason, PhD


Neurocircuitry Lunch Seminar Series

UC San Diego Eating Disorders Center


Eric Zorrilla, Ph.D., Associate Professor Department of Neurosciences The Scripps Research Institute

“Compulsive eating: A view from the dark side"

Friday February 23rd, from 12-1 p.m., Pacific room (level 2) at 4510 Executive Drive Taylor Perry

Bi-coastal Neuroscience Seminar Series

The Scripps Research Institute Department of Neuroscience


Hailan Hu, Ph.D., Professor, SeniorInvestigator School ofMedicine, Zhejiang University

“Neural mechanism of social and emotional behaviour–from pecking order to ketamine”

Friday, November 9, 2018 California Campus: 10:00 am, DNC Auditorium Florida Campus

1:00 p.m., B159 Classroom Hosted by: Lisa Stowers, Ph.D.


Richard Palmiter, Ph.D., Investigator, HHMI, Professor, Dept of Biochemistry University of Washington, Seattle

“A neural circuit that responds to threats and controls appetite”

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 10:00 am, DNC Auditorium, 3528 General Atomics Court San Diego, CA 92121 1:00 p.m., 

Host: Ardem Patapoutian, Ph.D.


Dayu Lin, Ph.D., Associate Professor Institute of Neuroscience & Department of Psychiatry Univ. Langone Medical Center

“The neural mechanisms of aggression”

Tuesday, October 16,2018 California 10:00 a.m. PST DNC Auditorium, Hosted by: Hollis Cline, Ph.D.


Zu-Hang Sheng, Ph.D., Senior PI Chief, Synaptic Function Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

“Mitochondrial transport and energy homeostasis in synaptic transmission, neuronal degeneration and regeneration”

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 California, 10:00 a.m. PST, DNC Auditorium, Hosted by: Sandra Encalada, Ph.D.


Scripps Fellow Candidate Seminar


Christopher Zimmerman, Zachary Knight Lab, University of California, San Francisco

“Neurobiology of thirst and satiation”

Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:00 a.m. PDT

Dorris Neuroscience Center Auditorium 3528 General Atomics Court


Enrique Saez, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine Scripps Research

“Beyond the brain: using small molecules to discover peripheral metabolic pathways”

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m., DNC Auditorium

3528 General Atomics Court 

Mary Kay Lobo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Anatomy & Neurobiology University of Maryland School of Medicine

“Molecular and neuron subtype mechanisms of motivational disease”

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 10:00 a.m. PDT, W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater Hosted by: Courtney Miller

Markou Research Seminar Series

UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 


Sandra Sanchez-Roige, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Psychiatry, UCSD

Title: Increasing sample and phenotypic resolution for genetic studies of substance use disorders: alternative approaches

Monday, October 29,​ 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071


Matthew Herbert, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellowship, VA San Diego Healthcare System, Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health (CESAMH), 

Title: Navigating Chronic Pain with a Road Map: Biopsychosocial Perspectives and Treatment Progression

Monday, October 22, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071


Alexandra L. Clark, M.S., Doctoral Student SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, VA San Diego Healthcare System

Title: Vascular Mechanisms of Behavioral Dysfunction in mTBI

Monday, October 15, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071


Corey Keller, M.D., Ph.D., Resident in Psychiatry and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroscience at Stanford University Medical Center

Title: Towards personalized brain stimulation for neuropsychiatric disorders

Monday, October 1, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071


Peter Hajek M.A., Ph.D., C.Clin.Psych., Professor; Director of the Health and Lifestyle Research Unit, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

Title: Electronic Cigarettes: Current Controversy and New Data

Monday, August 13, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071


Kippling Bohnert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan and Research Investigator in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Ann Arbor Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR)

Title: Recent Findings Regarding Medical Cannabis Patients: From the Community to the Clinic

Monday, June 11, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB), 2071


Gregory A. Fonzo, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

Title: Corticolimbic mechanisms of affective disorder vulnerability, expression, and treatment

Monday, March 19, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB), 2071


Stephen E. Robinson, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, NIMH MEG Core Group

Title: ADROiT: Average Decay Rate of Information Transport Between Brain Regions; Preliminary Study of Differences Between Schizophrenics and Normal Control Subjects.

Monday, March 5, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071


Daniel Fulford, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences and Psychological & Brain Sciences Boston University

Title: Motivation, Mobile Technology and Meaningful Outcomes for People with Schizophrenia

Monday, February 12, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071


Bryan Heckman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Addiction Sciences Division, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Medical Univ. of South Carolina (MUSC), Assoc. Research Member, Cancer Control Program, Hollings Cancer Center (HCC)

Title: Time to Push the Needle: mHealth to Accelerate Population Health

Monday, February 5, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071


Nolan Williams, M.D., Instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and Director, Stanford Brain Stimulation Laboratory

Title: Rapid-Acting Antidepressants: Deconstructing One and Constructing Another

Monday, January 22, 2018, 4:00 p.m., Biomedical Sciences Building (BSB),2071