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    Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

    Virtual Global Neurosurgery Panel Discussion

    This event will highlight the work of neurosurgeons who have incorporated international work into their practice. Attendings, residents, medical students and other Brown Neurosurgery affiliates can learn about how one may navigate such spaces in which we do not always have direct training.

    Download the event flyer for the speaker lineup.

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  • Jun
    14
    Virtual
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Workshop - File Transfer Basics

    An overview of methods for moving files onto and off of Oscar. Topics covered include: Linux command line tools for file transfer (scp, rsync, sftp), GUI-based file transfer applications, mounting Oscar’s filesystem using CIFS, and using Globus on Oscar.

    This will be a virtual workshop. Registered participants will receive an email with instructions for connecting via Zoom the day of the workshop.

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  • Jun
    15

    This K99/R00 grant writing workshop is jointly organized by the Brown Postdoc Council and the Office of University Postdoctoral Affairs (OUPA). This workshop is intended for all postdocs at Brown who are interested in learning about grantsmanship and in particular applying for the K99 grant.

    Session 1: Preparing a competitive application
    Audra Van Wart (OUPA)

    Session 2: Tips and tricks from funded Brown applicants
    Javier Lopez-Sato (Neuroscience)
    Leila Rieder (Emory University)

    Session 3: The grant review process with K99 reviewers
    Kareen Coulombe (Engineering)
    Damaris Rohsenow (Behavioral and Social Sciences)

    RSVP at the link below:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesEU2WAqkBls8HaD8hC_WZw7WKulH-u2hbRUjZJaKE5KisBg/viewform

    For more on future events by the Brown Postdoc Council, please join our listserv: https://listserv.brown.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=BROWNPOSTDOC&A=1

    We are also on facebook (@BrownPostdocCouncil) and twitter (@BrownPostdoc).

    Brown Postdoc Council is also recruiting new members! Any interested postdocs can reach out to the current co-president of the Council, [email protected]

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  • Join Virtual EventInstructions: 

    Meeting ID: 916 0100 5045
    Passcode: 830598

    Join the Moore Lab for a talk featuring Alexandra T. Keinath, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher with the Brandon Lab at the Douglas Research Institute /McGill.

    Abstract

    Extensive research has revealed that the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex maintain a rich representation of space through the coordinated activity of place cells, grid cells, and other spatial cell types. Frequently described as a ‘cognitive map’ or a ‘hippocampal map’, these maps are thought to support episodic memory through their instantiation and retrieval. Though often a useful and intuitive metaphor, a map typically evokes a static representation of the external world. However, the world itself, and our experience of it, are intrinsically dynamic. Thus in order to make the most of their maps, a navigator must be able to adapt to, incorporate, and overcome these dynamics. Here I describe three projects where we address how hippocampal and entorhinal representations do just that. In the first project, I describe how boundaries dynamically anchor entorhinal grid cells and human spatial memory alike when the shape of a familiar environment is changed. In the second project, I describe how the hippocampus maintains a representation of the recent past even in the absence of disambiguating sensory and explicit task demands, a representation which causally depends on intrinsic hippocampal circuitry. In the third project, I describe how the hippocampus preserves a stable representation of context despite ongoing representational changes across a timescale of weeks. Together, these projects highlight the dynamic and adaptive nature of our hippocampal and entorhinal representations, and set the stage for future work building on these techniques and paradigms.

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  • Join Virtual EventInstructions: Passcode: 202156

    “Neuroethics-Informed Neurotechnology Development: Emerging Principles, Priorities and Opportunities”

    Michael Young, M.D., M.Phil.

    Clinical Fellow in Neurorecovery
    Massachusetts General Hospital & Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
    MGH Neurology, Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery

    Visiting Fellow, Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University

    VA RR&D Center for Neurorestoration



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  • Jun
    16
    8:00am - 9:30am

    Neurology Grand Rounds

     

    Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

     

    Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

     

    To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact The Rhode Island Hospital CME office at (401) 444-4260.

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  • Jun
    18
    Virtual
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    CCV Office Hours

    Drop in on the Zoom meeting to ask members of CCV’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) team your questions about using Oscar or any other research computing topics you are interested in.

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  • Jun
    21
    Virtual
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Workshop - Advanced Slurm

    This workshop is for people who are already familiar with Slurm, but would like to use Slurm’s more powerful features. Topics covered include: dependencies for conditional execution of jobs, job arrays for parameter sweeps, dealing with hundreds or thousands of small tasks, how to limit the number of jobs running at once, and how to cancel multiple jobs.

    This will be a virtual workshop. Registered participants will receive an email with instructions for connecting via Zoom the day of the workshop.

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  • Jun
    22
    Join Virtual EventInstructions: Please contact [email protected] for more information.

    Advisor:  Dr. Kristi Wharton

    Title:  Examination of the molecular underpinnings of locomotor decline in a novel Drosophila CRISPR ALS model: insights into signaling pathway modulation

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  • Jun
    25
    Virtual
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    CCV Office Hours

    Drop in on the Zoom meeting to ask members of CCV’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) team your questions about using Oscar or any other research computing topics you are interested in.

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  • Join Virtual EventInstructions: Please contact [email protected] for more information.

    Advisor: Dr. Carl Lupica

    Title: Mechanisms of Monoaminergic Control of Orbitofrontal Cortex Function and Disruption by Cocaine Experience”

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  • Jun
    28

    This workshop is for people who are already familiar with Slurm, but would like to use Slurm’s more powerful features. Topics covered include: dependencies for conditional execution of jobs, job arrays for parameter sweeps, dealing with hundreds or thousands of small tasks, how to limit the number of jobs running at once, and how to cancel multiple jobs.

    This will be a virtual workshop. Registered participants will receive an email with instructions for connecting via Zoom the day of the workshop.

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  • The next Carney Institute External Postdoc Seminar Series (BrainExPo) will feature Ashley Ingiosi, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate at Washington State University.

    Abstract

    Sleep is characterized by dynamic changes in neuronal activity, and waking neuronal activity is thought to increase sleep need. Changes in non-neuronal cells (e.g. glia) across the sleep-wake cycle and their role in sleep regulation are comparatively unexplored. I investigated if glial cells called astrocytes also change dynamically across sleep and wake states and if astroglial signaling mechanisms are important for sleep regulation. Astrocytes are not electrically excitable but use calcium (Ca2+) to mediate signaling. Therefore, Ca2+ imaging is optimal for studying astroglial activity. I quantified astroglial Ca2+ activity during sleep-wake behavior in mice expressing the Ca2+ indicator GCaMP6f selectively in cortical astrocytes. Ca2+ activity was captured in vivo with an epifluorescent miniscope in freely-behaving mice and with two-photon microscopy in unanesthetized, head-restrained mice for more detailed exploration of astroglial processes. I recorded astroglial Ca2+ dynamics simultaneously with sleep-wake behavior under baseline conditions, in response to sleep deprivation, and following genetic depletion of astroglial intracellular Ca2+ stores. I found that 1) astroglial Ca2+ signals change dynamically with sleep, wake, and sleep loss, 2) astroglial Ca2+ activity is more pronounced in processes compared to somata, 3) astroglial Ca2+ is responsive to changes in sleep need, 4) synchrony of astroglial Ca2+ signals changes with vigilance state and sleep loss but does not mirror neuronal electrical activity, and 5) reduced astroglial Ca2+ via knockout of stromal interaction molecule 1 reduces sleep drive after sleep loss. Overall, this research revealed a new level of brain organization in a non-neuronal cell type that changes dynamically with vigilance state and plays a role in sleep regulation. These findings could trigger a fundamental shift in our understanding of sleep and sleep regulation.

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  • Jul
    2
    Virtual
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    CCV Office Hours

    Drop in on the Zoom meeting to ask members of CCV’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) team your questions about using Oscar or any other research computing topics you are interested in.

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  • Jul
    9
    Virtual
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    CCV Office Hours

    Drop in on the Zoom meeting to ask members of CCV’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) team your questions about using Oscar or any other research computing topics you are interested in.

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  • Jul
    16
    Virtual
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    CCV Office Hours

    Drop in on the Zoom meeting to ask members of CCV’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) team your questions about using Oscar or any other research computing topics you are interested in.

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  • Jul
    23
    Virtual
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    CCV Office Hours

    Drop in on the Zoom meeting to ask members of CCV’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) team your questions about using Oscar or any other research computing topics you are interested in.

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  • Jul
    30
    Virtual
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    CCV Office Hours

    Drop in on the Zoom meeting to ask members of CCV’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) team your questions about using Oscar or any other research computing topics you are interested in.

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  • Aug
    6
    Virtual
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    CCV Office Hours

    Drop in on the Zoom meeting to ask members of CCV’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) team your questions about using Oscar or any other research computing topics you are interested in.

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  • Aug
    13
    Virtual
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    CCV Office Hours

    Drop in on the Zoom meeting to ask members of CCV’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) team your questions about using Oscar or any other research computing topics you are interested in.

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  • Aug
    20
    Virtual
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    CCV Office Hours

    Drop in on the Zoom meeting to ask members of CCV’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) team your questions about using Oscar or any other research computing topics you are interested in.

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  • Aug
    27
    Virtual
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    CCV Office Hours

    Drop in on the Zoom meeting to ask members of CCV’s High-Performance Computing (HPC) team your questions about using Oscar or any other research computing topics you are interested in.

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