Archives of BIO 5663: Neurobiology of Disease course


January 16, 2018

Chris Weihl, MD, PhD: Course Introduction

January 23, 2018

Erik Musiek, MD, PhD: Alzheimer’s Disease

Review: Three dimensions of the amyloid hypothesis: time, space and ‘wingmen’

January 30, 2018

Deanna Barch, PhD: Psychiatric disorders

Review:  The nature of dopamine dysfunction in schizophrenia and what this means for treatment

February 6, 2018

Toni Pearson, MD: Child metabolic


February 13, 2018

Stefanie Geisler, MD, PhD: Neuropathy

Review: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: A current review

February 20, 2018

Mike Wong, MD, PhD: Epilepsy

Review: Molecular mechanisms of epilepsy

February 27, 2018

Milan Chheda, MD, PhD: Neuro-oncology

Review: Identification of human brain tumour initiating cells

March 6, 2018

O’Leary Prize

March 13, 2018

Spring Break

March 20, 2018

Tim Miller, MD, PhD: ALS

March 27, 2018

Alex Carter, MD, PhD: Neuro-Rehabilitation

April 3, 2018

Yo-El Ju, MD: Sleep

Review:  Pathophysiology of REM sleep behaviour disorder and relevance to neurodegenerative disease

April 10, 2018

Hope Center Retreat

April 17, 2018

Chris Weihl, MD, PhD: Myositis

April 24, 2018

Pietro Mazzoni, MD, PhD: Movement disorders

Review: Motor control abnormalities in Parkinson’s disease


January 19, 2016

Chris Weihl, MD, PhD: Course Introduction

January 26, 2016

David Brody, MD, PhD: Traumatic Brain Injury

Student Presenters:  Andrew Badachhape, Nicholas White

February 2, 2016

Beau Ances, MD, PhD, MSc: HIV dementia or AD dementia

Student Presenters: Deep Hathi, Jennifer Pardieck

Review: HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder

February 9, 2016

Gregory Wu, MD, PhD: Multiple Sclerosis

Student Presenters: Peter Myers, Jie Wen

February 16, 2016

Yo-El Ju, MD: Sleep Medicine

Student Presenters: Richard Pham, Peter Wang

Review: Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder and Neurodegenerative Disease.

February 23, 2016

Joan Luby, MD: Early emotional development

Student Presenters: Kael White, Maria Doulatova

March 1, 2016

O’Leary Prize

March 8, 2016

Chris Smyser, MD: Neonatal neurology

Student Presenters: Elinor Harrison, Erin Reinl


March 15, 2016

Spring Break

March 22, 2016

Alexandre Carter, MD, PhD: Neurorehab

Student Presenters: Kimberly Waddell, Andy Daniel

March 29, 2016

Susan Culican, MD, PhD: Retinal degeneration

Student Presenters:  Jiyao Zhu, Alex Cammack


April 5, 2016

Scott Norris, MD: Parkinson’s Disease

Student Presenters: Helen Li, Keith Dyson


April 12, 2016

Erik Musiek, MD, PhD: Alzheimer’s Disease

Student Presenters: Brian Lananna, Nikki Maughan

April 19, 2016

Susan Searles-Nielsen, PhD: Neuro-Epidemiology

Student Presenter: Katherine Conen

April 26, 2016

Tim Miller, MD, PhD: ALS

Student Presenters: Jane Hettinger, Matheus Victor


January 14, 2014

Course Introduction

January 21, 2014

Marc Diamond, MD: Tau propagation
Student Presenters: Joey Benetatos, Geo Taylor

January 28, 2014

David Holtzman, MD: Alzheimer Disease
Student Presenters: Sarah Kaufman, Matt Brier

February 4, 2014

Joan Luby, MD: Early Emotional Development
Student Presenters: Christina Mazuski, Tahnbee Kim

February 11, 2014

Eric Leuthardt, MD: Neuroprosthetics
Student Presenters: Hanlin Wan, Jordan McCall

February 18, 2014

Matthew Harms, MD: Genetics of neuromuscular disease
Student Presenters: Mariah Lawler, Amy Clippinger

February 25, 2014

Daniel Ory, MD: Niemann-Pick C
Student Presenters: Michal Skowyra, Yang Shi

March 4, 2014

David Brody, MD, PhD: Traumatic Brain Injury
Student Presenters: Xinyu Song, Ericka Merriwether

March 11, 2014

University Spring Break

March 18, 2014

Yo-El Ju, MD: Sleep Medicine
Student Presenters: Tenira Townsend, Elizabeth Clipperton

March 25, 2014

Timothy Miller, MD, PhD: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Student Presenters: Alex Holehouse, Wade Self

April 1, 2014

Albert Kim, MD, PhD: Neuro-oncology
Student Presenters: Chaoyi Kang, Alex Lu

April 8, 2014

Chris Smyser, MD: Neonatal Neurology
Student Presenters: Jaime Vaquer, Anna Boone

April 15, 2014

No Class–Hope Center Retreat

April 22, 2014

John Pruett, MD, PhD: Autism
Student Presenters: Naveen Reddy, Krissy Sakers

April 29, 2014

Robyn Klein, MD, PhD: Neurovirology
Student Presenters: Apurwa Sharma, Youjin Lee


January 17, 2012

Course Introduction

January 24, 2012

David Brody, MD, PhD: TBI
Student Presenters: Brian Daniels, Lauren Walker
Secondary Readers: Josiah Gerdts, Matt Vail

January 31, 2012

Marc Diamond, MD: Tau/prions
Student Presenters: Nisha Iyer, Ashleigh Castner
Secondary Readers: Hao Xu, Charles Shyng

February 7, 2012

Tim Miller, MD, PhD: ALS
Student Presenters: Sarah Wahlstrom Helgren, Mohit Harsh
Secondary Readers: Shivam Shah, Kaitlin Burlingame

February 14, 2012

Beau Ances, MD, PhD: HIV Dementia
Student Presenters: Hao Xu, Shivam Shah
Secondary Readers: Ashleigh Castner, Mohit Harsh

February 21, 2012

Chris Gurnett, MD, PhD: Genetics of Epilepsy
Student Presenters: Ganesh Babulal, Matt Vail
Secondary Readers: Dan O’Brien, Sarah DeVos

February 28, 2012

Brad Schlaggar, MD, PhD: Tourettes
Student Presenters: Lenny Ramsey, Kaitlin Burlingame
Secondary Readers: Erica Koval, Laura Marquardt

March 6, 2012

Mike Wong, MD, PhD: Epilepsy
Student Presenters: Christine Wroge, Mrinal Pahwa
Secondary Readers: Sarah Wahlstrom Helgren, Thomas Wilems

March 12, 2012

University Spring Break

March 20, 2012

Chris Weihl, MD, PhD: Protein aggregate mypoathies
Student Presenters: Lin Bai, Mohammad Maktabi
Secondary Readers: Lenny Ramsey, Brian Daniels

March 27, 2012

Paul Kotzbauer, MD, PhD: Parkinson’s Disease
Student Presenters: Haoxin Sun, Erica Koval
Secondary Readers: Nisha Iyer, Mrinal Pahwa

April 3, 2012

Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD: Stroke
Student Presenters: Brandon Holmes, Ameair Irqeba
Secondary Readers: Haoxin Sun, Ganesh Babulal

April 10, 2012

No class – Symposium on Translational Neuroscience

April 17, 2012

Robyn Klein, MD, PhD: Neuroimmunology
Student Presenters: Charles Shyng, Laura Marquardt
Secondary Readers: Christine Wroge, Brandon Holmes

April 24, 2012

Michael Crowder, MD, PhD: Post-operative cognitive changes/hypoxia
Student Presenters: Thomas Wilems, Dan O’Brien
Secondary Readers: Lin Bai

May 1, 2012

Dan Ory, MD: Niemann-Pick C Disease
Student Presenters: Josiah Gerdts, Sarah DeVos
Secondary Readers: Lauren Walker


January 14, 2010

Course Introduction, Assignment of Student Presentations

January 21, 2010

Marc Diamond, MD: Propagation of protein misfolding in neurodegenerative diseases
Student Presenter(s): Eric Feczko, Dylan McCreedy

January 28, 2010

Christina Gurnett, MD/PhD: FEVER and epilepsy, a HOT topic
Student Presenter(s): Nithya Jesuraj, Andrea Lui

February 4, 2010

Robert Baloh, MD: Neurobiology of peripheral nerve disease
Student Presenter(s): Julius Kim, Rachel Smith

February 11, 2010

John Constantino, MD: Neurobiology of autism
Student Presenter(s): Nithya Jesuraj, Mohammad Maktabi

February 18, 2010

Susan Culican, MD/PhD: Critical periods in clinical medicine: visual system development and amblyopia
Student Presenter(s): Dylan McCreedy, Cunguo Wang

February 25, 2010

Charles Zorumski, MD: Psychiatry and brain networks: A view from the hippocampus
Student Presenter(s): Xiaolu Xu, Lixia Jia

March 4, 2010

Bradley Schlaggar, MD/PhD: Tourette Syndrome
Student Presenter(s): Donell Carey, Marie McNeely

March 11, 2010

University Spring Break

March 18, 2010

Christina Lessov-Schlaggar, PhD & Michele Pergadia, PhD: Nicotine Dependence and its Treatment
Student Presenter(s): Jodi Heaps, Xi Lu

March 25, 2010

Jonathan Mink, MD/PhD: Dystonia – Clinical Features and Pathophysiology
Student Presenter(s): Andrea Lui, Angie Richmond

April 1, 2010

David Brody, MD/PhD: Traumatic Axonal Injury
Student Presenter(s): Jodi Heaps, Yasuko Suzuki

April 8, 2010

No Class – Bishop Lecture

April 15, 2010

Terrie Inder, MD: Perinatal brain injury
Student Presenter(s): Marie McNeely, Xiaolu Xu

April 22, 2010

Gregory Wu, MD/PhD: Multiple Sclerosis: Immune-mediated injury of the central nervous system
Student Presenter(s): Donell Carey, Rachel Smith

April 29, 2010

Tim Miller, MD/PhD: Understanding Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Student Presenter(s): Yasuko Suzuki, Xi Lu

May 6, 2010

Alex Evers, MD: Neurobiology of sedation
Student Presenter(s): Eric Feczko, Mohammad Maktabi