UTHSC Campus Announcements


Annual Campus CPR and AED Training

To Register:
1. Go to www.uthsc.edu/hrtraining
2. Click “full listing” in the sentence under the heading “Training Calendar and Course Registration”
a. This will take you to a calendar view of the training courses.
3. Click the “Calendar” tab in the top right corner of the page.
a. Change calendar to October.
4. When you click the title of the class “CPR and AED


Center for Cancer Research 2016-2017 Seminar Series Presents

Nick Laribee, PhD.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

“Bridging TORC1 Signaling to Metabolism and Aging Through Epigenetic Regulation”

Where: Cancer Research Building Auditorium
When: September 29, 2016
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Please bring your lunch and join us


GGI Seminar Series “Brain Modulation and Performance”

Brain modulation and performance
Ryan Jankord, PhD
Research Physiologist
Air Force Research Laboratory

The goal of our research is to understand the biological mechanisms by which brain function and behavior are modulated. The presentation will focus on two current projects: 1) stress neurobiology, genetics and behavior; and 2) the biological mechanisms of brain stimulation. The purpose of the stress neurobiology research is to understand the biological effects of stress and to identify genetic factors that convey resiliency utilizing the BXD behavioral genetics model. The purpose of the brain stimulation research is to define the neurobiological mechanisms by which cognitive performance can be maintained or enhanced by non-invasive electrical stimulation (transcranial direct current stimulation; tDCS). We have shown that tDCS can enhance the synaptic plasticity of the hippocampus, an important neuronal process for learning and memory, and are now defining the molecular changes that occur at the synapse following stimulation. The use of multiple approaches to affect brain and behavior allows us to gain a better appreciation of the underlying mechanisms by which brain function can be modulated.