University of California, Riverside

Center for Glial-Neuronal Interactions

The Glenn Hatton Lecture

Glenn Hatton was one of the co-founders and much of the energy behind establishing UCR's Center for Glial-Neuronal Interactions.  To this day, many of us tend to favor either the Neuro or Glial side of the Glial-Neuronal Interactions when studying the function or dysfunction of the Nervous System. Glenn Hatton was one of the few researchers who excelled in both areas and was able to bridge the divide between these camps.  In doing so, he helped to create the field of glial-neuronal interactions.  Each year, we honor his memory with the Glenn Hatton Lecture.


The Glenn Hatton Lecturers

2009* Bruce Trapp: Glial-Neuronal Interactions in Health and Disease
2011 Douglas A. Coulter: Selective Induction of Astrocytic Gliosis Generates Deficits in Neuronal inhibition
2012 Michael Halassa: Thalamo-cortical State dynamics-optical and molecular dissection of neural and glial elements
2013 Staci Bilbo: Neural-Glial Interactions in the Reward Circuitry of the Brain
2014 Bruce Ransom: Glial Glycogen and Nervous System Energy Metabolism-The Surprises Keep Coming
2015 Brian MacVicar: Synaptic Sensing and Modulation by Microglia - A Role for Neurodegeneration?
2016 Edwin Rubel: Studies of Binaural Hearing Pathways Suggest a New Look at Neural-Glial Interactions
2017 Tore Eid: Role of Astroglial Glutamine Synthetase in Brain Physiology and Disease


2018 Margaret McCarthy: Microglia, Maleness and Marijuna: How Endocanninoids sculpt brain sex differences. 


*Prior to 2011, the annual symposium was held in November. Beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year, the symposium moved to the second Friday of January. Thus instead of a Nov 2010 symposium, there was a Jan 2011 symposium with no gap in Glenn Hatton Lecturers at our annual symposium between 2009 and 2011




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