Upcoming Research Seminars

Throughout the year, the Division of Basic Research hosts research seminars that offer opportunities for department members to become acquainted with ongoing research projects and engage in dialogue. If you’re interested in presenting at a future seminar, please contact Amber Spies.

All of our Research Seminars are hosted via Zoom. For assistance, please visit WashU’s Zoom Support site.

Recordings of Previous Seminars

To view previous recordings, viewers must be a WashU employee and have a WUSTL Key. For questions, contact Amber Spies.

May 4, 2021
Circuit and Cellular Mechanisms for Pain Modulation in the Amygdala
Yarimar Carrasquillo, PhD, Investigator, Behavioral, Neurocircuitry and Cellular Plasticity Section of the Pain Branch, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NIH

April 13, 2021
Spontaneous Neural Synchrony Links Intrinsic Spinal Sensory and Motor Networks During Unconsciousness: Implications for plasticity-promoting interventions
Jacob G. McPherson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Physical Therapy, Washington University Pain Center

March 23, 2021
The Endocannabinoid and Endovanilloid System in Innate Immunity and Sepsis
Judith Hellman, MD, William L. Young, MD Endowed Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California, San Francisco

February 23, 2021
Enduring Effects of the Early Developmental Immune Activation
William Carlezon, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School

January 26, 2021
In Vivo Patch-Clamp Recordings Reveal Distinct Subthreshold Signatures and Threshold Dynamics of Midbrain Dopamine Neurons
Carlos A. Paladini, PhD, Professor, Department of Biology, The University of Texas at San Antonio

January 19, 2021
Mechanisms and Translational Applications of Endogenous Pain Modulation
Benedict Alter, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

January 12, 2021
Endocannabinoid Modulations of Stress Responsivity and Alcohol Withdrawal
Sachin Patel, MD, PhD, James G. Blakemore Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt School of Medicine

January 5, 2021
Protective Factors and Resilience Interventions: Consider the Other Side of the Coin
Afton L. Hassett, PsyD, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan

December 15, 2020
Racial Inequities in Federal Funding for Biomedical Research
Nicholas Gilpin, PhD, Professor, Department of Physiology, Louisiana State University Health – New Orleans

December 8, 2020
Comparative Understanding of Cancer Pain: Dogs Lead the Way
Brian K Flesner, DVM, MS, DACVIM, Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine 

December 1, 2020
Neural circuit mechanisms and technology for pain and social touch
Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, PhD, Mitchell J. and Margo Krody Blutt Presidential Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Biology 

November 17, 2020
The Importance of Preclinical Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Research and Researchers
Emily Sena, PhD, The University of Edinburgh, and
Nadia Soliman, Post Graduate Student, Imperial College London

October 20, 2020
Neuronal Circuits for Pain and Itch in the Spinal Dorsal Horn
Prof Andrew J. Todd, Professor of Neuroscience, Spinal Cord Group, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow

October 13, 2020
Transcriptional and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Drug Addiction
Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD, Professor Department of Neuroscience, Pharmacological Sciences & Psychiatry Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs Director, Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

June 16, 2020
Epigonome mediated immune-system aberration after elective surgery
Krzysztof Laudanski, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania

June 9, 2020
Targeting the gastrointestinal environment as a novel treatment for opioid withdrawal
Anna Taylor, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Alberta