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PCSFN 2017 Poster List

Below you will find a list of all posters to be presented at the 2017 PCSFN Annual Meeting. Meeting information can be found here.

FACULTY

Poster Number Title Presenter
P1 Identification of reward-related Wntless interacting proteins. Petko, J. Penn State York, York, PA.
P2 Cell-type specific stimulation of entorhinal cortex-dentate gyrus circuitry is antidepressive Yun, S. University of Pennsylvania, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA
P3 Presynaptic LRP4 Promotes Synapse Number and Function of Excitatory CNS Neurons Mosca, TJ. Department of Neuroscience. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

POSTDOCS

Poster Number Title Presenter
P4 Activation of amylin receptors in the ventral tegmental area and nucleus accumbens reduces cocaine seeking in rats Zhang, Y. Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
P5 Intraaccumbal administration of zeta inhibitory peptide (ZIP) blocks cocaine reinstatement and restores accumbal LTD Deutschmann, A.U., Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
P6 mTOR inhibition reduces senescence in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model. Tuzer, F. Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
P7 Single cell deletion of PTEN by genome editing in cerebellar Purkinje cells Iqbal, TR. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
P8 Adolescent Nicotine Exposure Increases Adult Ethanol Self-administration via Altered Chloride Homeostasis in the Ventral Tegmental Area Thomas, AM. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
P9 Developmental gating of aggressive behaviors in Drosophila Moscato, EH. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
P10 A novel functional role of local striatal inhibitory circuits during goal-directed behavior Holly, E.N., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
P11 Recapitulation of the neurovascular unit using next generation microfluidics Andrews, A.M. Lewis Katz School of Medicine Temple University Philadelphia, PA 19140
P12 Targeted Neuroepigenetic Editing of Cdk5 Regulates Stress Behavior Sase, AS. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,PA.
P13 Separation and Convergence of Itch versus Pain Sensations Ishmail Abdus-Saboor

Graduate Students

Poster Number Title Presenter
P25 Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor activation in the lateral dorsal tegmental nucleus (LDTg) attenuates cocaine seeking in rats Hernandez, NH. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
P26 The Effects of Corticotropin Releasing Factor in the Nucleus Basalis of Meynert on Sustained Attention in Male and Female Rats Eck, SR. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
P27 CORTICOTROPIN RELEASING FACTOR IN THE MEDIAL SEPTUM IMPAIRS SPATIAL LEARNING IN RATS Wiersielis, K. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
P28 Deficits in cognitive flexibility during nicotine withdrawal and underlying mechanisms Cole RD, Department of Psychology and Neuorscience Program, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
P29 Astrocytes regulate glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor-mediated effects on energy balance Reiner, DJ. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
P30 Profiling tRNA Derived Fragments (tRFs) in Parkinson’s Disease Magee, RG. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
P31 Differentiation of MonoMac-1 Cell Line Induced by M- CSF and Glucocorticoid Pathways Sarah Vakili. Temple University, Philadelphia,Pa
P32 Anxiety-related and depression-like behaviors following mild traumatic brain injury in adolescent rats are dependent on sex and estrous phase Krafjack, LL. Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
P33 Adipose tissue-derived Stem Cells and Olfactory Ensheathing Cells: A Cell Therapy based-strategy for Spinal Cord Injury Repair Gomes, ED. Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Medicine, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal
P34 Upregulation of the mTOR Pathway Enhances Regeneration of the Neural Respiratory Circuitry Following Cervical Spinal Cord Injury Urban, MW. Farber Institute for Neuroscience, Sydney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
P35 Role of Netrin-1 and DCC in Bifurcation of Sensory Neurons During Spinal Cord Development Curran, BM. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
P36 Effect of treadmill exercise on cognitive and behavioral outcomes following repeated mild traumatic brain injury Plyler, LA. Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia PA
P37 The Role of Prefrontal AMPA Trafficking in Addiction-Like Behavior Wickens, M.M. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
P39 Glial-Restricted Precursors Transplantation After Spinal Cord Injury, Promote Recovery Of Respiratory Function, And Have A Repulsive Effect On Macrophages Goulao, M. Farber Institute for Neuroscience, Sydney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
P40 Promoting targeted reinnervation of phrenic motor neurons and restoration of respiratory function using BDNF after cervical spinal cord injury Charsar, B. Farber Institute for Neurosciences, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
P41 Expression of FKBP5 is elevated following chronic, but not acute, cocaine administration Connelly, KL. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
P42 Inhibition of Kv3.4 channels is implicated in the potentiation of excitatory synaptic transmission in superficial dorsal horn neurons Muqeem, T. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
P43 Susceptibility to traumatic stress sensitizes the dopaminergic response to cocaine and drives increases drug seeking Zachary Brodnik
P44 Dopamine uptake in the medial dorsal striatum is associated with the motivation for cocaine. Shaw, JK. Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
P45 Blocking hypocretin receptor 1 reverses acute cognitive deficits and chronic depression-like behavior following mild TBI in adolescent female rats Dana Lengel
P46 HIV-1 Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Drugs Induce Senescence-Associated Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Human Astrocytes Cohen, J. Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
P47 Moderate traumatic brain injury enhances locomotor activity induced by exposure to a single subthreshold dose of cocaine in mice Cannella, L.A., Lewis Katz School of Medicine Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
P48 Juvenile mGluR2/3 agonist LY379268 treatment prevents adult behavioral deficits in a developmental rat model of schizophrenia Han, G. Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
P49 Oxycodone self-administration in rats is enhanced by low-dose naloxone and attenuated by buprenorphine Elkind, JA. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
P50 Transplantation of Excitatory Neural Precursor Cells to Promote Respiratory Recovery After Cervical Spinal Cord Injury Zholudeva, LV. Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
P51 CXCR4 and CCR5 antagonism reduce the rewarding effects of the ‘bath salt’, 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylcathinone (MDPV) Oliver, CF. Temple University of Philadelphia, PA
P52 The Use of Daily Acute Intermittent Hypercapnia Training as a Method to Improve Functional Plasticity Following Spinal Cord Injury Randelman, M.L. Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Spinal Cord Research Center, Philadelphia, PA
P53 Novel Lipophilic Carbonic Anhydrase Activators Protect Mice from Recognition Memory Deficits Produced by Scopolamine Sanku, R K K. Temple University School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia PA.
P54 Mild traumatic brain injury diminishes dentate gyrus network filtering ability and impairs spatial pattern separation behavior Folweiler, KA. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
P55 The transcriptional response of the dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus to the development of ischemic heart failure Gorky, J Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
P56 Impaired synaptic transmission at accumbal synapses in ASD-associated mutations 16p11.2 and Neurexin-1α genetic mouse models. Davatolhagh, MF. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
P57 Topologically invariant manifolds of C. elegans neuronal activity Brennan, C. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
P58 Short and Long Term Effects of Neural Progenitor Transplantation following Cervical Spinal Cord Contusion Injury Spruance, VS. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
P59 Differential vulnerability to α-synuclein pathology among neuronal subpopulations Luna, E. Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
P60 New Adult-Onset Mouse Model of Epilepsy: Preliminary Behavioral Seizure Characterization Young, LK. Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ.
P61 New adult-onset mouse model of epilepsy: preliminary genetic characterization Daci, R. Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ.

Undergraduate Students

Poster Number Title Presenter
P14 The Role of Glutamate Receptor Trafficking in Vulnerability to a Social Defeat Stress Lucerne, KE. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
P38 Acute nicotine enhances spontaneous recovery of contextual fear and changes c-fos early gene expression in infralimbic cortex, hippocampus, and amygdala Tumolo, J.T. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
P62 Administration of the PICK1 inhibitor TAT11-N-PEG4-DATC5 attenuates the reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behavior in rats Wolfheimer, JD. Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
P63 Sex Differences in the Antidepressant Effect of Scopolamine in Rats Shore, M. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
P64 Blockade of striatal BDNF signaling ameliorates nicotine withdrawal-related cognitive deficits Wolsh, C. Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
P65 Filopodial Development in Neurons Is Influenced by Synaptotagmin-1 DeHart, A. G., Horvath, M., Sauers, L., Dept. of Biology, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA.
P66 TOPOGRAPHICAL ORGANIZATION OF HYPOCRETIN/OREXIN CELL POPULATION WITHIN RAT MIDBRAIN Tran F.H. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Technicians & Research Assistants

Poster Number Title Presenter
P15 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Structure of the Human Neurotropic Polyomavirus JCV Agnoprotein Saribas AS, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
P16 Local BDNF and Minocycline delivery to the injured cervical spinal cord using an engineered hydrogel preserves diaphragmatic respiratory function Ghosh, B. Department of Neuroscience, Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
P17 Organization of hippocampal mossy fiber pathway in the mouse Xiong, G. Children’s hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
P18 Don’t Smoke em If You Got em: Your Kids Will Thank You Maurer, JJ. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
P19 Activation of amylin receptors in the ventral tegmental area and nucleus accumbens reduces sucrose taking and seeking in rats Turner, CA. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
P20 Double jeopardy: Obese smokers show hypoactivation in inhibitory control brain regions compared to normal weight counterparts during smoking cue exposure Hager, N. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
P21 Corticotropin Releasing Factor Differentially Activates Brain Networks in Males and Females Madeleine Salvatore. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
P22 Developing A Cocaine Self-Administration Strategy To Isolate Cocaine-Specific Molecular Targets Lombroso, SI. University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA.
P23 Paternal cocaine taking has long-term effect on memory in male offspring Arthur Thomas
P24 A potential role for histone H3.3 in cocaine-induced plasticity in the nucleus accumbens and prefrontal cortex Melissa Knouse