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Yerkes researchers present at 40th Annual Society for Neuroscience Conference
Date:11/12/2010

D, studies behavioral neuropharmacology with a focus on central nervous system stimulants and the development of medications to treat stimulant addiction. Dr. Howell's ongoing studies investigate nonhuman primate models of the neurochemical mechanisms that mediate drug effects on behavior. Recent efforts have focused on drug-induced changes in brain neurochemistry with in vivo microdialysis in behaving monkeys trained to self-administer cocaine.

  • Howell lab poster presentation: Kevin Murnane, PhD, Saturday, Nov. 13, 4 p.m. 5 p.m.

Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

Stella Papa, PhD, studies the areas of pathophysiology and therapeutics of neurodegenerative disorders focusing on Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.

  • Papa lab poster presentations: Jessica Whithear, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m. 3 p.m.; Subramaniam Uthayathas, PhD, Monday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m. 2 p.m.

Yoland Smith, PhD, studies the neurochemical changes that mediate cell death and abnormal motor behaviors in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's disease and Huntington's chorea.

  • Smith lab poster presentation: Darlene Mitrano, PhD, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. 5 p.m.

Thomas Wichmann, MD, who collaborates with Smith, studies the pathophysiology of movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease. His research focuses on evaluating the role of abnormal nerve cell activity in the basal ganglia in the development of Parkinsonian motor signs. The goal of his work is to gain a better understanding of the chemical and electrophysiologic changes that cause Parkinson's that can then be translated into new and more effective therapies.

  • Smith and Wichmann lab poster presentations: Yuxian Ma, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m. 3 p.m.; Gunasingh Jeyaraj, PhD; Monday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m. 2 p.m.; C. Glavis-Bloom, Wednesday, Nov. 1
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