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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.

NEUROSCIENTISTS TALK SHOP Neuroscientists Talk Shop

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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.

    Nicola Grissom PhD

    Nicola Grissom PhD

    On October 22, 2020 the UTSA gang sat down with Nicola Grissom (UMN) for an episode of Neuroscientists Talk Shop. Charles J. Wilson, Matt Wanat, Lindsey Macpherson & Salma Quraishi chatted with her about the impact of sex on executive function & how genetic factors interact with sex in autism.
    Nicola Grissom PhD is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and part of the NeuroPRSMH (NeuroPlasticity Research in Support of Mental Health) Center for Computational Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
    http://www.neuroscience.umn.edu/peopl...
    https://www.nicolagrissomlab.com/
    Charles J. Wilson PhD is Ewing Halsell Chair of Biology at UTSA & Director of the UTSA Neurosciences Institute. https://marlin.life.utsa.edu
    Matthew Wanat PhD is Associate Professor of Biology at UTSA. https://www.wanatlab.org/
    Lindsey Macpherson PhD is Assistant Professor of Biology at UTSA. https://www.macphersonlab.org/
    Salma Quraishi PhD is Associate Director of the UTSA Neurosciences Institute & Assistant Professor of Research at UTSA https://neuroscience.utsa.edu
    Neuroscientists Talk Shop podcast: https://tinyurl.com/yxatz6fq
    UTSA Neurosciences Institute: https://neuroscience.utsa.edu
    The University of Texas San Antonio: https://www.utsa.edu
    acknowledgement: JM Tepper for original music.

    • 50 min
    Eliza Bliss-Moreau PhD

    Eliza Bliss-Moreau PhD

    On October 15, 2020, University of Texas San Antonio neuroscientists sat down with Eliza Bliss-Moreau (UC Davis) for an episode of Neuroscientists Talk Shop. Charles J. Wilson, Melanie Carless, Todd Troyer and Salma Quraishi chatted with her about frameworks for affective neuroscience and how she is using multi species approaches to decompose affect into tractable biological features, i.e., valence and arousal.
    Eliza Bliss-Moreau PhD is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and a Core Scientist at the California National Primate Research Center at University of California at Davis.
    https://www.elizablissmoreau.com
    https://psychology.ucdavis.edu/people...
    Charles J. Wilson PhD is Ewing Halsell Chair of Biology at UTSA & Director of the UTSA Neurosciences Institute. https://marlin.life.utsa.edu
    Melanie Carless PhD is Associate Professor of Biology at UTSA. https://www.utsa.edu/biology/faculty/...
    Todd Troyer PhD is Associate Professor of Biology at UTSA. https://www.utsa.edu/biology/faculty/...
    Salma Quraishi PhD is Associate Director of the UTSA Neurosciences Institute & Assistant Professor of Research at UTSA https://neuroscience.utsa.edu
    Neuroscientists Talk Shop podcast: https://tinyurl.com/yxatz6fq
    UTSA Neurosciences Institute: https://neuroscience.utsa.edu
    The University of Texas San Antonio: https://www.utsa.edu
    acknowledgement: JM Tepper for original music.

    • 50 min
    Michael Hasselmo PhD

    Michael Hasselmo PhD

    On October 8, 2020, University of Texas San Antonio neuroscientists sat down with Michael Hasselmo for an episode of Neuroscientists Talk Shop. Charles J. Wilson, Isabel Muzzio, Francesco Savelli and Salma Quraishi chatted with him about how models have guided the search for neural correlates of episodic memory, from grid cells, to time representations to egocentric boundary cells.
    Dr. Hasselmo is Warren Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences & Director of the Center for Systems Neuroscience at Boston University
    http://www.bu.edu/psych/profile/micha...
    Charles J. Wilson PhD is Ewing Halsell Chair of Biology at UTSA & Director of the UTSA Neurosciences Institute. https://marlin.life.utsa.edu
    Isabel Muzzio PhD is Associate Professor of Biology at UTSA. https://www.utsa.edu/biology/faculty/...
    Francesco Savelli PhD is Assistant Professor of Biology at UTSA. https://www.utsa.edu/biology/faculty/...
    Salma Quraishi PhD is Assistant Professor Research at UTSA & Associate Director of the UTSA Neurosciences Institute. https://neuroscience.utsa.edu
    Neuroscientists Talk Shop podcast: https://tinyurl.com/yxatz6fq
    UTSA Neurosciences Institute: https://neuroscience.utsa.edu
    The University of Texas San Antonio: https://www.utsa.edu
    acknowledgement: JM Tepper for original music.

    • 50 min
    Jacques Wadiche PhD

    Jacques Wadiche PhD

    Jacques Wadiche (UAB School of Medicine) talks to us about multivesicular neurotransmitter release (MVR) in the CNS. He takes us through recent work from his lab that gets at PKA-dependent molecular regulation of MVR whereby synaptic release depends on the number of docked vesicles available for release upstream of release probability.
    Duration: 51 minutes
    Discussants:(in alphabetical order)
    Matt Higgs (Res Asst Prof, UTSA)
    Salma Quraishi (Res Asst Prof, UTSA)
    Charles Wilson (Ewing Halsell Chair, UTSA)
    acknowledgement: JM Tepper for original music.

    • 50 min
    Timothy J. Petros PhD

    Timothy J. Petros PhD

    Tim Petros (NICHD/NIH) talks about new single cell RNA and epigenetic approaches to understanding the intrinsic programs that determine interneuron diversity. The group discusses how to determine causation vs correlation in identifying candidate mechanisms that regulate interneuron fate decisions, and how historic concepts of cell type (based on morphology, connectivity, physiology etc) map onto transcriptomic data clustering.
    Duration: 46 minutes
    Discussants:(in alphabetical order)
    Annie Lin (Assoc Prof, UTSA)
    Asif Maroof (Asst Prof, UTSA)
    Salma Quraishi (Res Asst Prof, UTSA)
    Charles Wilson (Ewing Halsell Chair, UTSA)
    acknowledgement: JM Tepper for original music.

    • 45 min
    Savio Chan PhD

    Savio Chan PhD

    Savio Chan (Northwestern) gives us his thoughts on cell diversity in the external globus pallidus. He weighs in on how to define cell type, when to stop mining for more diversity, and whether cell type may even be a relevant construct in thinking about a network’s function.
    In an interesting aside, Charlie bears out how Savio’s work delivers the key functional impact of a GPe-striatal connection that was originally left out of the basal ganglia wiring diagram because it appeared not to fit the direct/indirect pathway dichotomy. The group considers the age-old dilemma of editorializing observations to fit a functional story, landing on the principle, “follow the data!”
    Duration: 35 minutes
    Discussants:(in alphabetical order)
    Salma Quraishi (Res Asst Prof, UTSA)
    Todd Troyer (Assoc Prof, UTSA)
    Charles Wilson (Ewing Halsell Chair, UTSA)
    acknowledgement: JM Tepper for original music.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 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.

mh517 ,

fascinating

extremely interesting discussion

wisteriacs ,

Really Great Tool

It requires some knowledge, and sometimes there are sound problems, but it's a unique, useful podcast for learning more about particular neuroscience topics!

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