Research Group




The Synapses Journal Club explores recent publications in the area of neuroscience and physiology with a focus at the neuronal synapse and its function. Join us most Fridays at 10:00 am in the Biotechnology Conference Room (Second Floor, Biotech Building)

Our meetings will focus especially on energetics and metabolism once a month. On these dates (February 22, March 29, April 26 and May 24), we will meet in Biotech Rm 129 (First Floor Conference Room) at 3:00 pm.

January 4
GPCR Journal Club (3:00 pm)
Club Website
January 11
No Meeting
January 18
No Meeting
January 25
Steven Mennerick
LTP requires a reserve pool of glutamate receptors independent of subunit type.
February 1
GPCR Journal Club (3:00 pm)
Club Website
February 8
John Cirrito
Inverse Synaptic Tagging of Inactive Synapses via Dynamic Interaction of Arc/Arg3.1 with CaMKIIB
February 15
Courtney Sobieski
Distinct Modes of Dopamine and GABA Release in a Dual Transmitter Neuron
February 22
Manu Goyal
Topic: Overview of brain metabolism across the lifespan (Biotech Rm 129, 3:00 pm)
March 1
GPCR Journal Club (3:00 pm)
Club Website
March 8
Peter Lukasiewicz
Postsynaptic GABA-B Receptors Enhance Extrasynaptic GABA-A Receptor Function in Dentate Gyrus Granule Cells
March 15
Rob Purgert
Spike-Driven Glutamate Electrodiffusion Triggers Synaptic Potentiation via a Homer-Dependent mGluR-NMDAR Link.
March 22
Andy Linsenbardt
D-Serine and NMDARs at the Synapse: Paper 1 and Paper 2
March 29
April 5
GPCR Journal Club (3:00 pm)
Club Website
April 12
April 19
Christine Wroge
Stress-induced plasticity at GABA synapses: Paper 1 and Paper 2
April 26
Marc Raichle
Topic: Human brain energetics/metabolism (Biotech Rm 129, 3:00 pm)
May 3
GPCR Journal Club (3:00 pm)
Club Website
May 10
EJ Brace
One-Step Generation of Mice Carrying Mutations in Multiple Genes by CRISPR/Cas-Mediated Genome Engineering
May 17
May 24
May 31
Vera Valak

Topic: Cellular brain energetics/metabolism (Biotech Rm 129. 3:00 pm)

Relevant Paper: Oxidative phosphorylation, not glycolysis, powers presynaptic and postsynaptic mechanisms underlying brain information processing.

June 7
  No Meeting
June 14
  No Meeting
June 21
  No Meeting
June 28
Shannon McCauley

Topic: Brain energetics/metabolism (human or cellular) (Biotech Rm 129, 3:00 pm)

Previous Semesters

Washington University in St. Louis
Department of Psychiatry