287 episodes

Neuroscientists Talk Shop is the University of Texas at San Antonio's (UTSA) Neurobiology Podcast, showcasing the current research of internationally renowned guest Neuroscientists. Each episode features a moderated discussion with a cross section of UTSA Neurobiology faculty, highlighting the featured guest's research, and the state of the art in the field at hand.

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    • 4.1 • 12 Ratings

Neuroscientists Talk Shop is the University of Texas at San Antonio's (UTSA) Neurobiology Podcast, showcasing the current research of internationally renowned guest Neuroscientists. Each episode features a moderated discussion with a cross section of UTSA Neurobiology faculty, highlighting the featured guest's research, and the state of the art in the field at hand.

    Episode 288 - Skirmantas Janusonis, PhD

    Episode 288 - Skirmantas Janusonis, PhD

    On May 2, 2024 we spoke with Skirmantas Janusonis on the peculiar morphology and spatial distribution of the serotonin innervation of the brain, and his idea that it can be described using the mathematics of fractional Brownian motion. We consider the kind of developmental mechanisms that could be responsible.



    Guest:

    Skirmantas Janusonis, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Participating:

    Fidel Santamaria, Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, UTSA

    Host:

    Charles Wilson, Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, UTSA

    Thanks to Jim Tepper for original music

    • 44 min
    Episode 287 - Epigenetics and Neurodevelopment Symposium

    Episode 287 - Epigenetics and Neurodevelopment Symposium

    On April 25, 2024, we met with the 5 speakers for this year's Annual Neuroscience Symposium at UTSA to discuss epigenetics and nervous system development. We discussed the best known molecular mechanisms that control patterns of gene expression and current limitations faced in studies of those mechanisms. We also discussed the promise of epigenetics to explain the differentiation of nervous system cell types, mechanisms of developmental, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders.

    Guests:

    Melanie Carless, Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, UTSA

    Christine Ladd-Acosta, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Paulino Ramirez, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy, UT Health San Antonio

    Alexey Soshnev, Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, UTSA

    Hehuang "David" Xie, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia Tech

    Host:

    Charles Wilson, Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, UTSA

    Thanks to Jim Tepper for original music

    • 48 min
    Episode 286 - Nancy Philp, PhD

    Episode 286 - Nancy Philp, PhD

    On April 18, 2024 we spoke with Nancy Philp about the blood supply to the retina and the cells and membrane transporters that deliver glucose and lactate to photoreceptors and other cells for glycolytic and aerobic metabolism.

    Guest:

    Nancy Philp, Professor, Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical School, Thomas Jefferson University

    Participating:

    Erica Tatiana Camacho, Departments of Mathematics and Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, UTSA

    Host:

    Charles Wilson, Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, UTSA

    Thanks to James Tepper for original music

    • 31 min
    Episode 285 - Kara Marshall, PhD

    Episode 285 - Kara Marshall, PhD

    On April 4, 2024 we had a chance to talk to Kara Marshall about the membrane protein PIEZO2, which is responsible for sensory transduction of many of the mechanical senses, including light touch, vibration, and proprioception. We especially focused on its function in sensing internal pressure and movement, including bladder pressure and blood pressure.

    Guest:

    Kara Marshall, Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Baylor College of Medicine

    Participating:

    Lindsey Macpherson, Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, UTSA

    Host:

    Charles Wilson, Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, UTSA

    Thanks to Jim Tepper for original music

    • 34 min
    Episode 284 - Dennis Sparta, PhD

    Episode 284 - Dennis Sparta, PhD

    On March 21, 2024, we spoke with Dennis Sparta on the complexity of brain circuitry and strategies for dissecting out the contributions of different brain areas engaged in reward and in alcohol use.



    Guest:

    Dennis Sparta, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois Chicago.

    Participating:

    Marina Silveria, Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, UTSA

    Matt Wanat, Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, UTSA

    Host:

    Charles Wilson, Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, UTSA

    Thanks to Jim Tepper for original music

    • 33 min
    Episode 283 - Lynn Dobrunz, PhD

    Episode 283 - Lynn Dobrunz, PhD

    On March 7, 2024, we were joined by Lynn Dobrunz to talk about brain circuits underlying anxiety and PTSD, and the role of neuropeptide Y modulation of glutamate transmission in the hippocampus and amygdala.



    Guest:

    Lynn Dobrunz, who is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology and Director of the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis.

    Participating:

    Marina Silveria, Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, UTSA

    Host:

    Charles Wilson, Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, UTSA

    Thanks to James Tepper for original music

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Inter Relations ,

Great podcast, audio sometimes poor

The discussions in this podcast contain a lot of interesting info, and the material is not "watered down" for popular consumption. However, the audio sometimes isn't very good, such as when a speaker is too far from the microphone.

bgomes ,

Great podcast, poor audio

In depth and assumes some knowledge. Focuses on generally interesting issues associated with the brain. Deeper science vs most pop sci podcasts.

mh517 ,

fascinating

extremely interesting discussion

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