CARE Seminar Series

DATE and Location NAME TITLE

April 27, 2015

Subhash C. Pandey, PhD

Professor and Director

Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics

Department of Psychiatry

University of Illinois at Chicago



“An Overview of Current and Future Research of UIC Alcohol Research Center”

May 6, 2015

Dr. Adolf Pfefferbaum, M.D.

Senior Program Director & Distinguished Scientist

Neuroscience Program

Center for Health Sciences

SRI International



“Alcohol and the brain: An In-vivo   Neuroimaging Perspective”

May 11, 2015

Harish Krishnan, PhD

Research Associate

Center for Alcohol Research in Epigenetics

Department of Psychiatry

University of Illinois at Chicago



“Chromatin Remodeling and Rapid Tolerance to Anxiolytic Effects of Alcohol”

May 11, 2015

Bradley Heit

PhD Student



“Ex-vivo Study of Neuroprotective   Effects of Physical Exercise”


June 8, 2015

Dr. Fulton T. Crews

John Andrews Distinguished Professor

Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry

Director, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies

School of Medicine

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



“Neuroimmune signaling through HMGB1-TLR Receptors Contributes to

Alcoholic Neuropathology”

Sep 14, 2015
9.30 a.m - 10.30 a.m

  Psychiatric Institute     Building (SPH/PI)
  1601 West Taylor    Street, Room 366
 Chicago, IL 60612


Hu Chen, Phd

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry,

University of 

Illinois at Chicago



"Repeated Binge Drinking Increases Perineuronal Nets in the Insular Cortex”

Aug 27, 2015
1:00pm -2:00pm

Psychiatric Institute Building (SPH/PI)

1601 West Taylor Street, Room 366

Chicago, IL 60612


Dr. Alessandro Guidotti

Professor and Scientific Director, Psychiatric Institute

Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago




“Early life stress and brain epigenetic imprinting”


Sep 28, 2015
1.00 p.m- 2.00 p.m

College of Medicine,Research Building, MossAuditorium, Room 1020, 909 S. Wolcott


George F. Koob, Phd

Director, National Institute on Alcohol

Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of                              Health



“How does science inform diagnosis, prevention, treatment of alcoholism: New Priorities at NIAAA”

Oct 12, 2015
9:30am -10:30am

Psychiatric Institute   Building (SPH/PI)
1601 West Taylor   Street, Room 366,
Chicago, IL 60612

Dr. Stephanie Forkel, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher Clinical Neuroimaging

President of Clinical Neuroanatomy Society

Department Neuroimaging, King’s College London



“Towards a new connectional anatomy of language”


Dr. Alessandro Guidotti, MD

Community Outreach Program (CEOP)

Marc_AtkinsCEOP is an adjunct of CARE with the goal of providing educational opportunities and scientific knowledge about alcohol and its affects on brain structure and cognitive functioning (genes and environmental factors) to high school students, faculty, and other community sites. Dr. Marc Atkins, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of Institute for Juvenile Research at UIC will direct the CEOP.


CARE Cores include:

capture1Administrative core: Director, Dr. Subhash Pandey Dept. of Psychiatry, UIC
Scientific Director, Dr. Alessandro Guidotti Dept. of Psychiatry, UIC.

Epigenetics core: PI, Dr. Dennis Grayson, Dept. of Psychiatry, UIC.
This core will be operated in collaboration with Dr. Alvaro Hernandez (Sequencing–in charge)
and Dr. Victor Jongeneel (Bioinformatics-in charge) located at Roy J. Carver Biotechnology
Center of University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC).




Dr. Dulal Bhaumik Dept. of Psychiatry, UIC is serving as a biostatistician for the CARE.















Training Opportunities

Capture3CARE will provide resources and a scientifically enriched environment for training opportunities, coordinated by Dr. Mark Rasenick, dept. of Biophysics and Physiology and Psychiatry UIC.

CARE investigators are currently working with several MD/PhD students from MSTP program of UIC, as well as PhD students from Neuroscience Graduate Program of UIC.

http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/mstp (MSTP)

http://www.uic.edu/depts/neurosci/program.htm  (Neuroscience Graduate Program of UIC.)











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