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Wayne State University School of Medicine

TNP Seminars

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Pain and Quality of Life in Patients Living with HIV
February 10 2016 at 1:00 PM
Dingell VA Medical Center
Featuring Manuel Tancer, M.D. Presented by the WSU Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences.
Brain@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Seema Tiwari-Woodruff, University of California Riverside, School of Medicine
February 10 2016 at 3:00 PM
Scott Hall
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Brain@Wayne seminar on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.  The guest speaker will be Dr. Seema Tiwari-Woodruff, associate professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of California Riverside School of Medicine. The seminar will be held at Scott Hall in the Margherio Conference Room.  Dr. Tiwari-Woodruff will present "A window into the diseased brain: Dysfunction and Repair of the Visual Pathway in a Mouse Model of Multiple Sclerosis." The seminar is free and open to the entire university community; registration is requested. Abstract: Deterioration of visual perception is a common presenting symptom during the development of Multiple sclerosis (MS) disease, as well as one of the criterion used by clinicians in their diagnosis of MS. However, the mechanisms and pathways underlying functional changes in visual perception are poorly understood during the pathogenesis of MS.  Our long-term goal is to understand the pathology of MS and develop more effective targets for MS drugs, and treatment plans based on progression of the disease. A reception will immediately follow Dr. Tiwari-Woodruff's talk.
TNP Student Seminar: Fear and Learning in Mutant Myelin Mouse Models
February 16 2016 at 12:00 PM
Mazurek Medical Education Commons
Fear and Learning in Mutant Myelin Mouse Models Nicholas Meshkin Ph.D. Student, Translational Neuroscience Program  Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences Wayne State University      
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The vision of the TNP program at WSU is to inspire a new generation of biomedical investigators highly-trained in interdisciplinary science that focuses on improving the health and care of individuals affected by psychiatric or neurological disorders, or injuries in the nervous system through an understanding of disease mechanisms.

Our mission begins with a program that is inherently interdisciplinary with faculty mentors specialized in basic, translational and clinical neuroscience. Students from diverse undergraduate backgrounds are exposed to a comprehensive and integrated bio-behavioral didactic curriculum. This includes courses in basic cellular, molecular and system’s neurobiology, behavior and cognition, and neuroimaging.


The program offers access to world-class neuroimaging facilities for both animal and human research, and highly-experienced scientists with expertise in brain disorders, diseases and injuries, pre-clinical animal research, transgenic and knockout models, substance abuse, neuropharmacological treatments, brain network and computational modeling, and brain development and aging.

The TNP program is fully committed in training basic and clinical neuroscientists who will be driving innovations that impact public health.