Classes Taught

·       P155: Introductory Psychological and Brain Sciences Fall 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and Spring 2011 Indiana University- Honors section Fall 2015

·       P456: Reproductive Neuroscience: senior-level undergraduate and graduate level course aimed at providing the basis for understanding how hormones shape neuronal development and reproductive function throughout the lifespan.  Fall 2008, 2010 Spring 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Indiana University

·       P357: Science of Sexuality-upper level course aimed at critically evaluating research on human sexuality.  This is a project-based course in which each student develops an independent topic and reports on the Psychological, Social, and Biological aspects of that topic culminating in a final article on how each of these branches of science and society drive both experimental designs and outcomes. Summer 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

·       N501:Human Neuroanatomy: This course a traditional anatomy course using human brains harvested from the medical school cadavers each year.  These brains are then scanned using the in-house MRI creating an MRI data set that is used for learning anatomical structures in this format as well as use in locating structures during in-class dissections of these brains.  Spring 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

·       N650: Neuroscience Colloquium series Fall 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and Spring 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.  This course is the required seminar series for all Program in Neuroscience graduate students.  Schedule and coordinate weekly seminar talks for the Program in Neuroscience graduate program.  I coordinate both the internal speakers (students and faculty) and external (~50% of the talks are from outside speakers).  All graduate students give a pre-SFN poster session the week before SFN each year.  In the Spring students have multiple weeks of “data blitz” type talks incorporated into external speaker series to insure that all students have an opportunity to share their work. 

·       Lead Instructor for Medical Human Neuroanatomy Laboratory Florida State University: Fall 1995, 1996. 


Invited Lectures:


·       “Lipidomics of endogenous N-acyl amides provide a rich set of tools for TRP receptor deorphanization”, Neuroscience colloquium, University of West Virginia Morgantown.  21 Jan 2015.  

·       “Lipidomics of endogenous N-acyl amides provide a rich set of tools for TRP receptor deorphanization”, Stark Neuroscience center colloquium, IUPUI 4 Dec 2014.

·       “Lipidomics of endogenous N-acyl amides provide a rich set of tools for TRP receptor deorphanization”;   Colloquium at the Center for Substance Abuse Research, Temple University School of Medicine.  11 Nov 2014.

·       “Lipidomics of endogenous N-acyl amides provide a rich set of tools for TRP receptor deorphanization”; Colloquium at the Center for Translational Neuromedicine, University of Rochester.  4 Nov 2014. 

·        “Overexpression of TRPV1 in HEK cells drives dramatic changes in basal endocannabinoids and related lipids, which are potentiated by capsaicin”  at the 24th Annual ICRS meeting, June 30th 2014, Baveno Italy.

·       “13th Conference on Bioactive Lipids in Cancer, Inflammation, and related Diseases.  San Juan, PR Nov 3-6 2013

·       “The impact of ABHD12, MGL, or CB2 deletion on the endocannabinoid-related lipidome: implications for TRPV signaling”, Cannabinoid functions in the CNS (GRC), Waterville Valley Aug 6, 2013.

·       “Encouraging autonomy through structure: frameworks and fun” Cannabinoid functions in the CNS (GRS), Waterville Valley NH Aug 4, 2013

·       “21 Novel N-acyl amides, including N-docosahexaenoyl-ethanolamine, have activity at TRPV1-4-the putative Ionotropic Cannabinoid receptors” ICRS annual meeting, Freiburg Gemany 25 July 2012

·       “The role of novel signaling lipids and TRP channels in pain and inflammation” Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Department of Pharmacology 18 July 2012. 

·       “Novel endogenous N-acyl amides activate TRPV receptors and are regulated in an acute model of inflammation” LIPID MAPS Annual Meeting 2012:
Lipidomics Impact on Cell Biology, Metabolomics and Translational Medicine May 7-8, 2012, La Jolla, CA

·       “Activity profile of N-acyl amides at TRPV1-4 and lipidomics of active compounds in a model of acute inflammation” Carolina Cannabinoid Society NIDA-sponsored symposium: "Lipid ligands, Receptors and TRPs". 28-30 Oct. 2011

·       “Multiple outcomes for FAAH inhibition: up and down”. NIDA-ICRS Workshop on Endocannabinoid Metabolic Enzymes, 10 July 2011.

·       “Endogenous cannabinoid regulation of uterine physiology” at the Cannabinoids in Biology and Medicine Conference, Jerusalem, 31 Oct-4 Nov. 2010. 

·       “The Endogenous Cannabinoid System and Reproduction ” at the Sixth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, 15-17 April, 2010 Providence, RI.

·       “Endocannabinoids and Reproductive Pain” Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH June 2009. 

·       “Endocannabinoids and Reproductive Pain” Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel; Department of Pharmacology, March 2009. 

·       “Endocannabinoid involvement in uterine contractility” University of Surrey, UK; Biochemistry Department Colloquium. June 2008.

  • Designing and Implementing Sex Difference and Hormonal Cycle Research” National Institutes of Health Gender and Pain Conference, Bethesda, Maryland, April 1998.
  • Influence of Sex Steroids on Visceral Pain” The Annual International Pelvic Pain Society Meeting, Denver, Colorado March 1998.
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