March 15, 2016

SFCO
1941 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

Cannabis abuse during adolescence increases the risk of developing psychosis and prefrontal cortex (PFC)-dependent cognitive deficits later in life. The CB1 cannabinoid receptor has long been known to mediate the psychoactive effects of cannabis, yet the mechanisms underlying such vulnerability remain unknown. Here, I will discuss data from my lab and others showing that long-lasting deficits in prefrontal functions can occur following repeated exposure to cannabinoids during adolescence. Read more…

February 2, 2016

Geek Bar Beta
1941 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

The Rupununi region of Guyana is a mix of lowland savannas and tropical forests. The vast savannas include an expansive network of wetlands that connect the Guyana’s main river drainage, Essequibo River, to the Amazon River during the rainy season. This unique biogeographic feature influences fish communities of the area. One of the fish species found here is in dire need of protection. Read more…

October 7, 2015

Revolution Brewing
3016 N Albany Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA

Chicago Council on Science and Technology and the Field Museum are proud to present “Evolution at the South Pole” as part of the Field’s Evolution at Revolution series.

Hosted by Emily Graslie of the BrainScoop, the series serves as an exploration of evolution with Field scientists.

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October 1, 2015

Northwestern University, Chicago Campus, Baldwin Auditorium
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or “BRAIN Initiative,” is a major research program recently announced by the National Institute of Health.

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September 1, 2015

Geek Bar Beta
1941 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

It is well-known that there is strong relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and health outcomes. What is behind this association and why does it matter? In this talk, Dr. Tallman will speak about the links between SES and health outcomes and how psychological stress may be a key factor in understanding the SES gradient in health.

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June 2, 2015

Geek Bar Beta
1941 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

The immune system never ceases to change – it must stay one step ahead of the next disease outbreak or else. When a disease evolves even slightly, our immune system needs to adapt to match this change. As such, we have variation in our immune genes that is vastly out of proportion to the variation in our other genes. Read more…