4-5 PM (Moore Auditorium)
During the second hour, speakers will give a scientific research seminar accessible to the Department of Anesthesiology. This in-depth presentation and discussion on their latest findings will provide scholars with an experience of how faculty members share and teach about novel knowledge in their fields. For this portion, scholars and department members will be given the opportunity to ask questions after the talk if desired.
Thursday, June 16th, 4-5 PM (Moore Auditorium)
Dr. Nicholas Gilpin
Professor of Physiology
Vice Chair of Research in Physiology
Associate Director of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Center of Excellence
Louisiana State University – New Orleans
Dr. Gilpin completed his undergraduate training in Psychology at University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. in Psychobiology at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. He then went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in the labs of Drs. George Koob and Marisa Roberto at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, where he used behavioral pharmacology & electrophysiology techniques to explore neural and behavioral dysregulation associated with alcohol dependence.
Dr. Gilpin is currently the Associate Director of the LSUHSC Alcohol & Drug Abuse Center of Excellence, the goal of which is to stimulate interdisciplinary collaborative efforts for research, teaching, and information dissemination related to alcohol and drug abuse. He is also appointed at the V.A., where his research is supported by a Merit grant. At LSUHSC Dr Gilpin is a course director on human physiology and biostatistics for Grad Students.
His lab focuses on understanding the neurobiology of addiction and stress reactivity. His studies are currently funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to explore the role of amygdala peptides and amygdala circuitry in escalation of alcohol use after traumatic stress exposure.
Throughout his career, Dr. Gilpin published over 60 peer-reviewed articles, served in numerous research review committees, and organized and chaired many scientific meetings and symposia. In January 2017, Dr. Gilpin received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers (PECASE) from President Obama.
Dr. Gilpin is a strong advocate for racial equity in STEM fields, has published an extremely important article on “Racial inequity in grant funding from the NIH” with Dr. Taffe from UCSD, and has founded a fantastic “Racial Equity in Science” Slack Forum devoted to discussing topics, sharing and gathering resources, and generating actions related to improving racial equity in Science and Academia – a forum you can all join.