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September 4, 2014
WPIC Wide Journal Club
Schizophrenia Susceptibility Proteins

Fernández E, Collins MO, Uren RT, Kopanitsa MV, Komiyama NH, Croning MD, Zografos L, Armstrong JD, Choudhary JS, Grant SG. (2009). Targeted tandem affinity purification of PSD-95 recovers core postsynaptic complexes and schizophrenia susceptibility proteins. Mol Syst Biol;5:269. doi: 10.1038/msb.2009.27. Epub 2009 May 19.
Presented by Drs. Volk, Sweet and Grubisha.

This series of mentored Journal Club presentations of the latest and potentially most influential research findings aims to allow attendees to use the knowledge gained from a critical analysis of the latest research from across the neuroscience and social science literature to guide their own further reading and enhance evidence based practice. All UPMC faculty and staff are invited to attend.

June 22-28, 2014
FENS/SFN Summer School 2014 “Neurodevelopmental Psychiatric Disorders”
David Lewis, MD served as a Scientific Chair with Oscar Marin, PhD (Instituto de Neurociencias, Alicante, Spain) at the FENS/SFN Summer School 2014 “Neurodevelopmental Psychiatric Disorders.” Students were introduced to how neuronal circuit assembly and developmental processes are thought to interface with the emergence of psychiatric disorders.
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June 14-21, 2014
Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies: Structural Plasticity in Neuropsychiatric Disorders
David Lewis, MD served on the faculty for the Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies: Structural Plasticity in Neuropsychiatric Disorders course. He presented evidence for the restructuring of excitatory and inhibitory circuits in prefrontal regions of cerebral cortex in schizophrenia.
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June 4-10, 2014
Cold Spring Harbor Harbor Laboratory Workshop on Schizophrenia
David Lewis, MD served as a Discussant/Speaker at the workshop, which provided students with the most current understanding of the molecular, cellular and neural systems underlying the disturbances in brain function in these devastating illnesses. Students learned about the clinical aspects of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder and explored the genetic and neurobiological underpinnings of these complex psychiatric disorders.
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