November 6 (9:00 to 10:30) Prospective Highlights of Society for Neuroscience Meeting

November 13 (9:00 to 10:30) CANCELLED Society for Neuroscience Meeting

November 20 (9:00 to 10:30) Jessica's research review

November 27 CANCELLED Stryker away

December 4 (9:00 to 10:30) Laila's research review

December 11 (9:00 to 10:30) Marcos's research review or paper

December 18 CANCELLED Christmas Holiday

December 25 CANCELLED Christmas Holiday

January 1 CANCELLED New Years Holiday

October 30 (9:00 to 10:30) Review of our lab's Society for Neuroscience Posters (Patrick and Allison also welcome to present posters for review)

October 23 (9:00 to 10:30) Sharif on Chapman paper and STryker on new Weliky paper

October 16 (9:00 to 10:30) CANCELLED

October 9 (9:00 to 10:30) Sharif: two papers on possible roles played by activity in segregation of retinogeniculate afferents: Cook PM, Prusky G, Ramoa AS. (1999) The role of spontaneous retinal activity before eye opening in the maturation of form and function in the retinogeniculate pathway of the ferret. Vis Neurosci. 16:491-501, AND Chapman, B (2000) Necessity for afferent activity to maintain eye-specific segregation in ferret lateral geniculate nucleus. Science. 2000 Mar 31;287(5462):2479-82.

October 2 (9:00 to 10:30) Jessica will present Carlos Rozas, Hosea Frank, Arnold J. Heynen, Bernardo Morales, Mark F. Bear, and Alfredo Kirkwood (2001) Developmental Inhibitory Gate Controls the Relay of Activity to the Superficial Layers of the Visual Cortex. J Neurosci. 21(17):6791-6801 .

September 25 (9:00 to 10:30) CANCELLED for Asilomar Meeting.

September 18 (9:00 to 10:30) Val.

September 14 (10:00 to 11:30) Matteo Carandini (now from Zurich, late of Ferster and Movshon and Heeger labs) will visit and give us an informal talk entitled SUPPRESSION WITHOUT INHIBITION IN PRIMARY VISUAL CORTEX, with discussion. Note unusual time but same place!

September 11 (9:00 to 10:30) Meeting moved to September 14 from 10-11:30 AM in HSE-810

September 4 (9:00 to 10:30) CANCELLED.

August 28 (9:00 to 10:30) CANCELLED.

August 21 (9:00 to 10:30) Marcos will present Fitzpatrick lab paper on ferret orientation development. Nature 411:1049-1052, 2001. pdf

August 14 (9:00 to 10:30) Antonella will present a new paper from the Svboda Lab: Edward A. Stern, Miguel Maravall, and Karel Svoboda (2001) Rapid Development and Plasticity of Layer 2/3 Maps in Rat Barrel Cortex In Vivo. Neuron 31: 305-315. pdf

August 7 (9:00 to 10:30) CANCELLED.

July 31 (9:00 to 10:30) Patrick will present Ramoa, AS; Mower, AF; Liao, D; Jafri, SI. (2001) Suppression of cortical NMDA receptor function prevents development of orientation selectivity in the primary visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience Jun 15, 21(12):4299-309. pdf. Patrick also pointed out some other interesting papers that we should discuss at some future date.

July 24 (9:00 to 10:30) Naoum. New work on ambloypia and spatial frequency.

July 17 (9:00 to 10:30) CANCELLED.

July 10 (9:00 to 10:30) Ginny will present: Two distinct modes of sensory processing observed in monkey primary visual cortex (V1) by Supe, Spekreijse, and Lamme. Nature Neuroscience 4:304-310, 2001  

July 3 (9:00 to 10:30) CANCELLED

June 26 (9:00 to 10:30) Alison presented recent experimental results.

June 19 (9:00 to 10:30) Jessica presented:

Casto Rivadulla, Jitendra Sharma, and Mriganka Sur:
Specific Roles of NMDA and AMPA Receptors in Direction-Selective and Spatial Phase-Selective Responses in Visual Cortex. J. Neurosci., March 1, 2001, 21(5):1710-1719

June 12 (9:00 to 10:30) Sharif presented:

Rules of connectivity between geniculate cells and simple
cells in cat primary visual cortex. by Alonso, Usrey and Reid. J
Neurosci 21:4002-4015.

June 5 (9:00 to 10:30) Val presented results of recent experiments and analytical procedures.

May 22 (9:00 to 10:30) Antonella presented:

Dragol, Rivadulla and Sur 2001 Foci of orientation plasticity in visual cortex Nature 411, 80

May 29 (9:00 to 10:30) Marcos presented:

KIRKWOOD & ALCINO J. SILVA. a-CaMKII-dependent plasticity in the cortex is required for permanent memory. Nature 411, 309-313 (2001)

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May 15 (9:00 to 10:30) Patrick presented results of recent experiments.

May 8 (9:00 to 10:30) Cancelled

May 1 (9 AM) Membrane Potential and Conductance Changes Underlying Length Tuning of Cells in Cat Primary Visual Cortex. by Jeffrey S. Anderson, Ilan Lampl, Deda C. Gillespie, and David Ferster. Click on the title to go to the PDF file, or go to:

April 24 (9:00 to 10:30) New results from Ginny.

April 17 or April 24 (9:00 to 10:30) Cancelled.

April 10 (9:00 to 10:30) Sharif, Jessica will present their recent mouse findings.

April 3 (9:00 to 10:30) Valery will present his new way of analyzing orientation and direction maps.

March 27 (9:00 to 10:30) Shatz lab paper on MHC knockouts (Huh et al 2000 Science 290:2155-2159), with possible short review of their earlier report (Corriveau et al 1998 Neuron 21:505). Patrick will present.

March 20 (9:00 to 9:30) Stellwagen & Shatz (submitted) on retinogeniculate competition, and Sretavan & Shatz (J Neurosci 6:990-1003) on lamination of LGN after monocular enucleation at P23

March 13 Will reschedule: Stryker away that day

March 6 Cancelled--Stryker away

February 27 SPECIAL EARLIER TIME (8:30 to 9:30) Patrick McQuillen will discuss new findings

February 20 (9:00 to 10:30) Paper for discussion to be selected soon

February 13 (9:00 to 10:30) (1) Ginny on new slice results. (2) Alison on new experiment.

February 6 (9:00 to 10:30) Antonella and Michael will present and discuss new findings on the corpus callosum. Bring your suggestions for future topics.

January 30 SPECIAL TIME (1:30 to 2:30) Discussion with Professor Tsumoto following his seminar

January 23 (9:00 to 10:30) End of Progress Reports

January 16 (9:00 to 10:30) Open (possibly Yoshio Hata will be able to present some of his new work)

January 9 (9:00 to 10:30) Finish Up on Progress Reports & Plans for Next Steps (everyone except Jessica and Marcos)

January 2 (9:00 to 10:30) Cancelled for Christmas Holiday

December 26 (9:00 to 10:30) Cancelled for Christmas Holiday

December 19 (9:00 to 10:30) Cancelled for Christmas Holiday

December 12 (9:00 to 10:30) Progress Reports & Plans for Next Steps From Everyone

December 5 (9:00 to 10:30) Final Run-through for Stryker Lab Keck Dinner

November 28 (9:00 to 10:30) Planning for Dec 5 Stryker Lab Keck Dinner and More Neuroscience Meeting Highlights

November 21 (9:00 to 10:30) Cancelled (Stryker away)

November 14 (9:00 to 10:30) Neuroscience Meeting Highlights: each person prepare to present his favorite few talks or posters

November 7 (9:00 to 10:30) Cancelled (Neuroscience meeting)

October 31 (9:00 to 10:30) Final run-through of Marcos and Sharif presentations

October 24 (9:00 to 10:30) Neuroscience talk/poster review

October 17 (9:00 to 10:30) Cancelled (Stryker away)

October 10 (9:00 to 10:30) Ray-Beau Lotto (of the Dale Purves Lab at Duke)
will talk on "An empirical explanation for illusory perceptions of color"

October 3 (9:00 to 10:30) Rob Williams paper on QTL mapping in recombinant inbred strains: \\mps-pc23\distribution\QTLShortCourse98.html.

September 26 (9:00 to 10:30) Cancelled (Stryker away).

September 19 (9:00 to 10:30) Cancelled (Neuroscience Asilomar).

September 12 (9:00 to 10:30) Frank Werblin (UC Berkeley) will give an informal talk on the 10 parallel visual maps in the inner plexiform layer of the bunny rabbit, and we will discuss possible central representations of these maps, and the duality of activity patterns versus receptive fields.

September 5 (9:00 to 10:30) Cancelled (Stryker away)

August 29 (9:00 to 10:30) Naomi will discuss her new work.

August 22 (9:00 to 10:30) Marcos progress. 

August 15 Cancelled Stryker on holiday.

August 8 (9:00 to 10:30) Antonella will present a paper. Feldman, D.E. Timing-Based LTP and LTD at Vertical Inputs to Layer II/III Pyramidal Cells in Rat Barrel Cortex. Neuron, Vol. 27,45-56, July, 2000. 

August 1 (9:00 to 10:30) Naoum will present some new manuscripts.

July 25 (9:00 to 10:30) Patrick:

Huber et. al. Role for rapid dendritic protein synthesis in hippocampal mGlu-dependent LTP. Science 288, 1254-1256.


Scheetz et. al. NMDA receptor-mediated control of protein synthesis at developing synapses. Nature Neuroscience 3, 211-6.

July 18 (9:00 to 10:30) Sharif will specify papers on dendritic protein synthesis.

July 11 (9:00 to 10:30) Naoum Issa will discuss the spatial freqeuncy analyses.

July 4 (9:00 to 10:30) Holiday!

June 27 (9:00 to 10:30) Josh Trachtenberg will discuss the analyses for his new experiment.

June 20 (9:00 to 10:30) Cancelled (Stryker away).

June 13 Meeting Moved to Thursday, June 15, in HSW-701 (9:00 to 10:30) Alison Barth will present her current work receptor development.

June 6 (9:00 to 10:30) We will all read Sohail F. Tavazoie and R. Clay Reid (2000) Diverse receptive fields in the lateral geniculate nucleus during thalamocortical development Nature Neuroscience Volume 3 Number 6 Page 608 - 616 (file \\mps-pc23\distribution\reidlgn.pdf available for printing).

May 30 (9:00 to 10:00) Stryker will talk about new findings described at McKnight meeting (short meeting).

May 23 (9:00 to 10:30) Naoum Issa will present optical imaging analysis of the possible Fourier decomposition of images in visual cortex.

May 16 (9:00 to 10:30) Antonella will present Barbara Chapman's new papers (Science 287:2479)

May 9 (9:00 to 10:30) Naomi will present the new Sur lab behavior paper (Nature 404:871) and some information on W-cells. and (J Neurosci 20:1922)

May 2 (9:00 to 10:30) Sur Lab papers on visual input to auditory cortex (Nature 404:841)

April 25 (9:00 to 10:30) Lab Meeting Cancelled because of absences and experiments.

April 18 (9:00 to 10:30) Sharif will present papers from John Flanagan's (Nature Neuroscience 3:358) and Dennis O'Leary's (Science 288:344) labs on the regulation of area identity in the cortex by Emx2, Pax6 and related molecules. 

April 11 (9:00 to 10:30) Cancelled (Stryker away)

April 4 (9:00 to 10:30) 

March 28 (9:00 to 10:30) Patrick McQuillen will report on his research.

Patrick will finish, and the Naomi will lead discussion of Sawatari and Callaway (2000) Diversity and cell type specificity of local excitatory connections to neurons in layer 3B of monkey primary visual cortex. Neuron 25:459-471 PDF(also on \\mps-pc23\distribution)

March 21 (9:00 to 10:30)We will discuss two papers on imaging: Kim et al pages 164-169 of Nature Neuroscience Vol 3, Number 2, February, 2000; and Grinvald et al pages 105-107 of same issue. 

March 14 Cancelled (Stryker away) 

Exceptional Wednesday meeting: March 8 in room S-764 (9:00 to 10:30)Antonella will present some new anatomical experiments. 

Feb 22 (9:00 to 10:30) Sharif will present new experimental results. 

Feb 15 (9:00 to 10:30) Josh will present a paper from Jeff Lichtman's lab entitled: Rapid and reversible effects of activity on acetylcholine receptor density at the neuromuscular junction in vivo.
Click here to view the PDF file.

Feb 8 (9:00 to 10:30) Marcos will present new experimental results. We will all read recent McGaugh review on consolidationClick here to view the text file. 

Feb 1 (9:00 to 10:00 AM only) Antonella will present a paper from Karel Svoboda's lab entitled:
Spread of dendritic excitation in layer 2/3 pyramidal neurons in rat barrel cortex in vivo.
click here to view the text file.
If we have time, we may also talk about the new Yuste lab paper on spine motility , but people do not have to read it first. Dunaevsky, A; Tashiro, A; Majewska, A; Mason, C; Yuste, R. (1999) Developmental regulation of spine motility in the mammalian central nervous system. PNAS 96:13438-43. 

Dec 28, 1999 Cancelled for Holiday

Dec 21, 1999 Cancelled for Holiday

Dec 14, 1999 Open

Dec 7, 1999 Moved to 10 AM Dec 8, for Josh Trachtenberg to present results of strabismus experiments

Nov 30, 1999 a new paper to be named

Nov 23, 1999 Cancelled for Thanksgiving

Nov 16, 1999 Naoum Issa will discuss recent paper(s) from Freeman lab on clustering of receptive field properties: Gregory C. DeAngelis, Geoffrey M. Ghose, Izumi Ohzawa, and Ralph D. Freeman. Functional Micro-Organization of Primary Visual Cortex: Receptive Field Analysis of Nearby Neurons. J. Neurosci. 1999 19: 4046-4064

Nov 2, 1999 Review of highlights of the Neuroscience meeting

Oct 26, 1999 Cancelled because of Neuroscience Meeting

Oct 19, 1999 Review of posters and talks for the Neuroscience Meeting

Oct 12, 1999Review of posters and talks for the Neuroscience Meeting

Oct 5, 1999 Cancelled because Stryker is away

Sep 28, 1999 Cancelled because of Asilomar

Sep 21, 1999 MOVED TO 9 AM Monday, Sep 20, so that Holly Cline can join us

Sep 14, 1999 Marcos Frank will discuss recent paper by Michael Weliky and Lawrence C. Katz, Correlational Structure of Spontaneous Neuronal Activity in the Developing Lateral Geniculate Nucleus in Vivo, Science 1999 July 23; 285: 599-604

Tuesday July 6 1999: CANCELLED

Tuesday June 29 19998:45-10amAntonella will present two papers.

Tuesday June 22 1999: 8:45-10amMichaelSilver will present a paper

C.D. Rittenhouse, H.Z. Shouval, M.A. Paradiso, & M.F. Bear

Monocular deprivation induces homosynaptic long term depression in the visual cortex.
Nature, 28 January 1998. 397:347. Click here for a PDF version of the article.

Wednesday June 16 1999: 4pm to 5pm Josh will present his data.

Tuesday June 8, 1999: 8:45-10am Naoum & Chris will continue their discussion on Fourier transformations.

Tuesday June 1, 1999: 9:00-10am Naoum & Christopher will present their data on something called "Fourier transforms" and will provide the rest of us with much needed coffee and Nodoze

Tuesday May 25, 1999: CANCELLED

Wednesday May 19, 1999: 8:30-10am Jessica will present her data.

Tuesday May 11, 1999: CANCELLED (Marcos was supposed to present his data).

May 4, 1999: CANCELLED

Monday, April 26, 1999: C343B 8:30-10am Sharif will present his data.

Thursday, April 22, 1999: 4-5:30pm Naomi will present a paper

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor prevents low-frequency inputs from inducing
long-term depression in the developing visual cortex. 

The Journal of Neuroscience, March 15,1999. 19(6):2122-2130.

April 13, 1999: Marcos will present a paper.

Hirsch, JA, et al.
Synaptic integration in striate cortical simple cells
J Neurosci 1998 18 (22):9517-28

April 6, 1999: Antonella will present a paper.

Victor A.F. Lamme & Henk Spekreijse
Neuronal synchrony does not represent texture segregation
Nature 26 November 1998 Volume 396 pp 362-366 

March 30, 1999: Sharif will present a paper. 

Elizabeth B. Roberts, M. Alex Meredith, and Ary S. Ramoa
Suppression of NMDA Receptor Function Using Antisense DNA Blocks Ocular Dominance Plasticity While Preserving Visual Responses
J Neurophysiol 1998 80: 1021-1032