Neuroscience seminars attract distinguished leaders and scientists from around the United States and internationally. Weekly seminars are open to all who are interested. We meet most Fridays during Baylor’s academic year from 11 a.m. to noon in N315, Alkek (The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 3rd floor), unless specified otherwise. Neuroscience seminars are an important aspect of the rich academic environment that is cultivated in our department. 

Seminar Speakers for September - November 2018

Sept. 7, 2018: Gabriel de Erausquin, M.D., Ph.D.

Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Dr. de Erausquin is the chair of Psychiatry and Neurology, UT Rio Grande Valley. Seminar title: “Dopaminergic neuron susceptibility, RhoGTPases and the schizophrenias: can psychosis be prevented? Seminar host: Ramiro Salas, Ph.D., assistant professor, Psychiatry Research and member of the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine.

Sept. 21, 2018: Joanna Jankowsky, Ph.D.

Conference room To be announced at 11 a.m. Dr. Jankowsky is an associate professor, Department of Neuroscience and Departments of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at Baylor. Seminar title: “Chemogenetic modeling of circuit dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease. Seminar host: Paul Pfaffinger, Ph.D., professor and interim chair, Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine.

Sept. 28, 2018: Richard Harris

Conference room Cullen Auditorium at 11 a.m. Mr. Harris is a science correspondent for NPR (National Public Radio), award-winning journalist and book author.  Seminar title: Science Friction: What’s Slowing Progress in Biomedicine?” Seminar host: Matt Rasband, Ph.D., professor and Vivian L. Smith Endowed Chair in Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine. 

Oct. 5, 2018: Jack L. Feldman, Ph.D.

Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Dr. Feldman is a Distinguished Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of California, Los Angeles. Seminar title: Breathing Matters”. Seminar host: Russell Ray, Ph.D., assistant professor, Departments of Neuroscience and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine.

 

Oct. 19, 2018: Jill Leutgeb, Ph.D.

Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Dr. Leutgeb is a professor, Department of Neurobiology and Walter F. Heiligenberg Professorship in Neuroethology, University of California, San Diego. Seminar title: To be announced. Seminar Host: Daoyun Ji, Ph.D., associate professor, Departments of Molecular and & Cellular Biology and Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine.

Nov. 9, 2018: Aaron DiAntonio, M.D., Ph.D.

Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Dr. DiAntonio is the Alan A. and Edith L. Professor of Developmental Biology, Departments of Developmental Biology and Neurosciences, Washington University in St.Louis. Seminar title: To be announced. Seminar Host: Trent Watkins, Ph.D., assistant professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine.

Nov. 16, 2018: Laura P.W. Ranum, Ph.D.

Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Dr. Ranum is a professor and director of the Center for NeuroGenetics, University of Florida. Seminar title: To be announced. Seminar Joanna Jankowsky, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Neuroscience and Departments of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine.

Nov. 30, 2018: Elizabeth M. C. Hillman, Ph.D.

Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Dr. Hillman is a professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University. Seminar title: To be announced.  Seminar Hosts: Francois St-Pierre, Ph.D., assistant professor, Departments of Neuroscience at Baylor and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, and David Ress, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine.

Seminar Speakers for December - February 2018

Dec. 7, 2018: Jesse H. Goldberg, Ph.D.

Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Dr. Goldberg is an assistant professor and Robert R. Capranica Fellow, Department of Neurobiology & Behavior, Cornell University. Seminar title: To be announced. Seminar Hosts: Francois St-Pierre, Ph.D., assistant professor, Departments of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, and David Ress, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine. 

Jan. 11, 2019: James Knierim, Ph.D.

Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Dr. Knierim is a professor in the The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience and a researcher at the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute at the Johns Hopkins University. Seminar title: To be announced. Seminar host: Neuroscience Graduate Program students, represented by Henry Cham (David Dickman Lab).

 

Jan. 18, 2019: Baljit S. Khakh, Ph.D.

Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Dr. Khakh is a professor of Physiology and Neurobiology in the Department of Physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Seminar title: To be announced. Seminar Host: Ben Deneen, Ph.D., professor, Department of Neuroscience and Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine.

Jan. 25, 2019: Jonathan Ting, Ph.D.

Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Dr. Ting is an assistant Investigator at the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Seminar title: To be announced. Seminar Host: Xiaolong Jiang, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine and Investigator, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Texas Children's Hospital.

Feb. 22, 2019: Amita Sehgal, Ph.D.

Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Dr. Sehgal is John Herr Musser Professor in the Neuroscience Department at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and a Howard Hughes Medical institute Investigator. Seminar title: To be announced. Seminar Host: Shinya Yamamoto, D.V.M. Ph.D., assistant professor, Departments of Molecular & Human Genetics and Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine and investigator, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital.