Neuroscience seminars attract distinguished leaders and scientists from around the United States and internationally. The 2019/2020 Neuroscience Department Seminar Series will launch on Sept. 13, 2019 and conclude June 5, 2020. Our weekly events are open to all members of the neuroscience community at the Texas Medical Center. We meet on Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon in N315 auditorium in 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 September – November 2019

Sept. 13, 2019: Gary C. Sieck, Ph.D.

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE: 187A Cullen/Jaworski Classroom at 11 a.m. Dr. Gary Sieck is the Vernon F. and Earline D. Dale Professor of Physiology & Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic and a Mayo Distinguished Investigator. He served as Chair of the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering from 2002-2014, Dean for Research Academic Affairs from 2006-2012 and Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program in the Mayo Graduate School from 2001-2013. Seminar title: “Promoting Recovery from Cervical Spinal Cord Injury.” Seminar host: Russell Ray, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience and McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine.

Sept. 20, 2019: Speaker to be Announced

Details to be announced

Sept. 27, 2019: Speaker to be Announced

Details to be announced

Oct. 4, 2019: Bruce L. McNaughton, Ph.D.

Conference room N315, Alkek at 11 a.m. Dr. Bruce McNaughton is the Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Irvine. Seminar title: To be Announced. Seminar host: Daoyun Ji, Ph.D., associate professor in the Departments of Neuroscience and Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine.

Oct. 25, 2019: Oleksandr (Alex) Shcheglovitov, Ph.D.

Conference room N315, Alkek at 11 a.m. Dr. Alex Shcheglovitov is an assistant professor in the Departments of Neurobiology & Anatomy, Psychiatry, and Bioengineering at the University of Utah. Seminar title: To be Announced. Seminar host: Xiaolong Jiang, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine and Investigator at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital.

Nov. 1, 2019: Anna Devor, Ph.D.

Conference room N315, Alkek at 11 a.m. Dr. Anna Devor is an associate professor in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego. Seminar title: To be Announced. Seminar host: David Ress, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine.  

Nov. 8, 2019: Marla Feller, Ph.D.

Conference room N315, Alkek at 11 a.m. Dr. Marla Feller is a professor of Neurobiology in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at University of California, Berkeley. Seminar title: To be Announced. Seminar host: Melanie Samuel, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience and the Huffington Center on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine.  

Nov. 15, 2019: Ehud Isacoff, Ph.D.

Conference room N315, Alkek at 11 a.m. Dr. Ehud Isacoff is a professor of Neurobiology and the Evan Rauch Chair in Neuroscience University of California, Berkeley. He is also the Director of Berkley Neuroscience and he heads the Berkeley Molecular Imaging Center and the Berkeley-Zeiss Brain Microscopy Innovation Center. Seminar title: To be Announced. Seminar host: Andreas Tolias, Ph.D., professor and Founder and Director of the Center for Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine.  

Nov. 22, 2019: Tirin Moore, Ph.D.

Conference room N315, Alkek at 11 a.m. Dr. Tirin Moore is a professor of Neurobiology at Stanford. Seminar title: To be Announced. Seminar host: Michael Beauchamp, Ph.D., professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience and Director of the Core for Advanced MRI at Baylor College of Medicine.

Seminar Speakers December 2019 – January 2020

Dec. 6, 2019: Dwight Bergles, Ph.D.

Conference room N315, Alkek at 11 a.m. Dr. Dwight Bergles is a professor in The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience and in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Seminar title: To be Announced. Seminar host: Hyun Kyoung Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and Investigator, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at the Texas Children's Hospital.

Dec. 13, 2019: Okihide Hikosaka, M.D., Ph.D.

Conference room N315, Alkek at 11 a.m. Dr. Okihide Hikosaka is the Neuronal Networks Section Chief at the National Eye Institute at NIH. Seminar title: To be Announced. Seminar host: Matthew McGinley, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine and Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Jan. 10, 2020: Anthony Zador, M.D., Ph.D.

Conference room N315, Alkek at 11 a.m. Dr. Anthony Zador is the Alle Davis Harris Professor of Biology and Chair of Neuroscience at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He is also the Co-founder of the Computational and Systems Neuroscience conference (Cosyne). Seminar title: To be Announced. Seminar host: Jacob Reimer, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine.

Jan. 17, 2020: Elizabeth A. Buffalo, Ph.D.

Conference room N315, Alkek at 11 a.m. Dr. Elizabeth Buffalo is a professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Chief of the Neuroscience Division at the Washington National Primate Research Center. Seminar title: To be Announced. Seminar host: Brett Foster, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine.  

Jan. 24, 2020: Jenny Hsieh, Ph.D.

Conference room N315, Alkek at 11 a.m. Dr. Jenny Hsieh is a professor and Director of the Brain Health Consortium, and Semmes Foundation Chair in Cell Biology at University of Texas at San Antonio. Seminar title: To be Announced. This seminar is hosted by postdoctoral fellows in the Neuroscience Department at Baylor College of Medicine, represented by Dr. Heather Born who is a Postdoctoral Associate in Anne Anderson Lab in The Cain Laboratories and Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s and Baylor College of Medicine.