Our seminar series attracts leaders from across the United States and the globe. Weekly seminars are an important aspect of the rich academic environment that is cultivated in the Department of Neuroscience.
Seminar Speakers for April - May 2018
- April 6, 2018: Jack Gallant, Ph.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Host labs Michael Beauchamp and David Ress. Dr. Gallant is a professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at the University of California, Berkeley.
- April 13, 2018: Ben Hayden, Ph.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab Brett Foster. Dr. Hayden is assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester. The Hayden Lab will be moving to the Department of Neuroscience and the CMRR at the University of Minnesota in fall of 2017. Seminar title: "Neural mechanisms of economic choice”
- April 20, 2018: Sliman Bensmaia, Ph.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab Jeff Yau. Dr. Bensmaia is associate professor in the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago. Seminar title: "Biological and bionic hands: Natural neural coding and artificial perception".
- May 4, 2018: Michael A. Sutton, Ph.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Hosted by Memory and Brain Research Center. Dr. Sutton is an associate professor in the Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan. Seminar Title: “Tuning neurotransmission via local protein translation and degradation at synapses”
- May 18, 2018: Richard Mooney, Ph.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Dr. Mooney is the George Barth Geller professor of neurobiology and director of Graduate Studies and Faculty in the Neurobiology Training Program at Duke University. Seminar Title: “From Song to Synapse: Neural Mechanisms of Vocal Learning”.
Seminar Speakers for February - March 2018
- Feb. 2, 2018: Alexander Huth, Ph.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Hosted by Yau lab. Dr. Huth is assistant professor of neuroscience and computer science at The University of Texas at Austin. Seminar title: The cortical interface between language and vision.
- Feb. 9, 2018: Charles Limb, M.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Host Lab Andy Groves. Dr. Charles Limb is the Francis A. Sooy professor of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery and the chief of the Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery at University of California, San Francisco. Seminar title: Music: A Journey from the Ears to the Brain.
- Feb. 23, 2018: Kristen Harris, Ph.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab Francois St-Pierre. Dr. Kristen Harris is professor of neuroscience and fellow in the Center for Learning and Memory at The University of Texas at Austin. Seminar title: Silent Synaptic Growth and the Augmentation of Long-term Potentiation.
- March 2, 2018: Ryohei Yasuda, Ph.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab Kim Tolias. Dr. Ryohei Yasuda was named scientific director of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience in 2012 and heads the Neuronal Signal Transduction Lab. Seminar title: Biochemical computation in single dendritic spines.
- March 9, 2018: Dimitri Krainc, M.D., Ph.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab Josh Shulman. Dr. Krainc is the Aaron Montgomery Ward professor and chair, Davee Department of Neurology. He also serves as director, Center for Rare Neurological Diseases at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. Seminar Title: The Interplay of Mitochondria and Lysosomes in Neurodegeneration.
- March 16, 2018: Alipasha Vaziri, Ph.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab Francois St-Pierre. Dr. Vaziri is an associate professor of neurosciences and behavior, and physical, mathematical, and computational biology at the Rockefeller University, New York, NY. Seminar Title: Optical Tools for Unraveling Whole-brain Neuronal Circuit Dynamics Underlying Behavior.
- March 23, 2018: Laura Colgin, Ph.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab Daoyun Ji. Dr. Colgin is assistant professor of neuroscience in the Center for Learning and Memory at The University of Texas, Austin. Seminar Title: Gamma oscillations in the hippocampal network.
- March 30, 2018: Jose Carmena, Ph.D. "SEMINAR CANCELLED"
"SEMINAR CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS"
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Hosted by Memory and Brain Research Center. Jose M. Carmena is the chancellor's professor of electrical engineering and neuroscience at the University of California-Berkeley, and co-director of the Center for Neural Engineering and Prostheses at UC Berkeley and UCSF. Seminar title: Neural mechanisms underlying neuroprosthetic skill learning.
For Reference: Speakers for December 2017 - January 2018
- Dec. 1, 2017: Fan Wang, Ph.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Hosted by Neuroscience Postdocs. Dr. Wang is associate professor of neurobiology, and associate professor in cell biology at Duke University. She is also a faculty network member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. Seminar Title: Capturing and Manipulating Functionally Specific Neural Circuits.
- Dec. 8, 2017: Roger Nicoll, M.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab Neuroscience graduate students. Dr. Nicoll is a professor of cellular molecular pharmacology at the University of California, San Francisco. Seminar Title: Long-Term Potentiation: A Cellular Model for Learning and Memory.
- Dec. 15, 2017: Rosanna Kapeller, M.D., Ph.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab Kim Tolias. Dr. Rosana Kapeller is chief scientific officer of Nimbus Therapeutics and holds responsibility for advancing the company’s programs from discovery to early human proof-of-concept. Seminar title: Beyond the Ivory Tower: Insights from the Biotech World.
- Jan. 5, 2018: Beth Stevens, Ph.D.
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab Trent Watkins. Dr. Stevens associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School. Seminar title: Immune Mechanisms of Synapse Loss in Disease: Lessons from Development.
- Jan. 12, 2018: Brenda Bloodgood, Ph.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab Mingshan Xue. Dr. Bloodgood is assistant professor in the Section of Neurobiology at the University of California, San Diego. Seminar title: Decoding circuit activity with IEG transcription factors.
- Jan. 19, 2018: Kirill Martemyanov, Ph.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab Ted Wensel. Dr. Martemyanov is a professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida. Seminar title: Molecular control of G protein mediated neurotransmission.
- Jan. 26, 2018: Philip J. Horner, Ph.D.
Conference room N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab Michael Beauchamp. Dr. Horner is the scientific director of the Center for Neuroregeneration, co-director of Center for Regenerative and Restorative Neurosurgery, professor of Neuroregeneration and full member of Research Institute with Houston Methodist Neurological Institute. Seminar title: Myelin sheath plasticity and regeneration in the aging and damaged nervous system.
For Reference: Speakers for September - November 2017
- Nov. 17, 2017: Aileen Anderson, Ph.D.
Conference room Alkek N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab David Shine. Dr. Anderson is professor of physical medicine & rehabilitation, anatomy & neurobiology at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.
Seminar title: "The Neural Stem Cell Niche and SCI"
- Nov. 3, 2017: Gloria Choi, Ph.D.
CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS: Conference room Alkek N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab Ben Deneen. Dr. Choi is a principal investigator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and McGovern Institute for Brain Research.
Seminar title: "Maternal Infection: Microbiome to Cortical Dysfunction”
- Oct. 20, 2017: Ralf Haefner, Ph.D.
Conference room Alkek N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab Xaq Pitkow. Dr. Haefner is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.
Seminar title: “Perceptual decision-making as hierarchical probabilistic inference: from neural correlations to the confirmation bias”
- Oct. 13, 2017: Michael Krashes, Ph.D.
Conference room Alkek N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab Benjamin Arenkiel. Dr. Krashes is an investigator in the Section on Motivational Processes Underlying Appetite, Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch at the NIDDK.
Seminar title: Hunger-driven motivational state competition
- Oct. 6, 2017: Karel Svoboda, Ph.D.
Conference room Alkek N315 at SPECIAL TIME 10:45 a.m. Host lab Javier Medina. Dr. Svoboda is a group leader at the Janelia Research Campus. He was an HHMI investigator at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory from 2000 to 2006.
Seminar title: "The neural circuits underlying short-term memory”
- Sept. 29, 2017: Kelly Monk, Ph.D.
Conference room Alkek N315 at 11 a.m. Host lab Hyun-Kyoung Lee. Dr. Monk is a professor and co-director of the Vollum Institute at Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon.
Title of seminar: "Molecular and genetic mechanisms of myelin development and repair"
- Sept. 22, 2017: Adrian KC Lee, Sc.D.
Conference room Cullen Jaworski Classroom 187A at 11 a.m. Host lab Michael Beauchamp. Dr. Lee serves as director, Laboratory for Auditory Brain Sciences and Neuroengineering. He is also an associate professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, and Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at the University of Washington.
Seminar title: “Behavioral and neurophysiological evidence regarding the influence of oculomotor circuitry on auditory spatial tasks”
- Sept. 15, 2017: Ben Deneen, Ph.D.
Conference room Cullen Jaworski Classroom 187A at 11 a.m. Dr. Deneen is an associate professor in the Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, and in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine.
Seminar title: "Developmental Gliogenesis: The Crossroads of Cell Fate and Malignancy in the CNS”