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2023-2024 Journal Club Schedule

Meeting Date Presenter Location Time and Day Paper
Sept. 26, 2023 Nicolas Dumaire Lecture Hall 3 (M316) 11 a.m. - Tuesday

Nicolas Dumaire will present a paper recently published in Sci Adv. (2022 Jul;8(26):eabo7566. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abo7566,
). The title is "The impact of C-tactile low-threshold mechanoreceptors on affective touch and social interactions in mice".

Oct. 18, 2023

Niloufarsadat Mirian Lecture Hall 3 (M316) 12 Noon. - Wednesday  
Oct. 31, 2023 Lisa Hagena Lecture Hall 3 (M316) 11 a.m. - Tuesday

Lisa Hagena will discuss a recent paper in Translational Psychiatry (2023 Aug 14;13(1):280. doi: 10.1038/s41398-023-02573-5), titled “HSPA12A controls cerebral lactate homeostasis to maintain hippocampal neurogenesis and mood stabilization” (

This work demonstrates that the heat shock protein A12A plays a role in regulating hippocampal neurogenesis and mood stabilization. The mechanisms for maintaining mood stabilization are not fully understood, and mood disorders can affect numerous aspects of patients’ lives, including physical health, sleep, cognition, and rational thinking. Therefore, the findings may offer new possibilities for the treatment of mood disorders.

Nov. 7, 2022 Avantika Jain Lecture Hall 3 (M316) 11 a.m. - Tuesday Avantika Jain will present a paper published in Biomaterials Advances  (doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2021.112613. Epub 2021 Dec 22. PMID: 35527135) entitled “A multifunctional antibacterial and self-healing hydrogel laden with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell-derived exosomes for accelerating diabetic wound healing” (
Dec. 6, 2023 Silvia Gonzalez-Nieves Lecture Hall 3 (M316) 12 Noon. - Wednesday  
Dec. 13, 2023 Megan Pater Lecture Hall 3 (M316) 12 Noon. - Wednesday  
Feb. 13, 2024 Colleen Bocke Lecture Hall 3 (M316) 11 a.m. - Tuesday  
Feb. 20, 2024 Lyuba Salih Lecture Hall 3 (M316) 11 a.m. - Tuesday  
March 05, 2024 Kyle Oberkrom  Lecture Hall 3 (M316) 11 a.m. - Tuesday  

Lecture Hall 3 (M316) - Schwitalla Hall Lecture Hall 3 (Room M316)
Meeting Time (Tuesday/Wednesday) 11 a.m/Noon 
Course Contact: Jinsong Zhang