Neurosciences Seminar Series

The Graduate Program’s weekly seminar series meets during the academic year on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in the Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior (CNCB) Marilyn Farquhar Seminar Room and features invited speakers from around the country.

Neurosciences Graduate Program
2019-20 Seminar Series Schedule

Tuesdays at 4 p.m.
CNCB Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room

Download the schedule:    .ics calendar file

 DateSpeaker
TitleHost
Oct 1
2019
Weizhe Hong
UC Los Angeles
Molecular and circuit mechanisms of social behavior
Oct 8
2019
Judith Fan
UC San Diego
Cognitive tools for learning and communication
Tim Tadros
Oct 15
2019
Jyoti Mishra
UC San Diego
Bridging the gap between neuroscience and the mental health clinic
Burke Rosen
Oct 29
2019
Helen Bateup
UC Berkeley
Synaptic changes in the striatum drive autism-related behavioral abnormalities
Jason Adams
Nov 5
2019
Julie Sigenthaler
CU Anschutz
‘Fibroblasts on my mind’: the meninges in development, health and disease
Meghan Rossi
Nov 12
2019
Stephanie Palmer
U Chicago
Exploring behavioral and evolutionary constraints in early visual processing
Javier How
Nov 19
2019
Richard Mooney
Duke
*Founder's Lecture in honor of Dr. Theodore Bullock
From song to synapse: The neurobiology of vocal learning
Sam Asinof
Nov 26
2019
Dion Dickman
USC
Local and global homeostatic control of synaptic strength
Andre DeSouza
Dec 3
2019
Murray Sherman
U Chicago
A view of cortex from the thalamus
Megan
Kirchgessner
Dec 10
2019
Adrienne Fairhall
U of Washington
Multiplexed signals in dopamine
Jess Haley
Jan 7
2020
John Krakauer
Johns Hopkins
*Founder's Lecture in honor of Dr. Robert Livingston
Motor planning and motor skill in health and disease    
Christian Cazares
Jan 14
2020
György Buzsaki
NYU
Ways to think about the brain
Anja Payne
Jan 21
2020
Catherine Dulac
Harvard
Molecular, cellular, and circuit levels control of social behaviors
Ege Yalcinbas
Jan 28
2020
Jeremiah Cohen
Johns Hopkins
Neurophysiology of dynamic decision making                        
Bethanny Danskin
Feb 4
2020
Debra Bangasser
Temple University
Sex differences in stress regulation of cognition and motivation
Jillybeth Burgado
Feb 11
2020
Emery Brown
MIT
*Chair's Lecture in honor of Dr. Leon Thal
Deciphering the dynamics of the unconscious brain under general anesthesia
Tim Sheehan
​Feb 25
2020
David Amaral
UC Davis
*Chair's Lecture in honor of Dr. John O'Brien
​A longitudinal analysis of autism spectrum disorder: The ups and the downs
Catie Profaci
​March 3
2020
Elaine Hsiao
UC Los Angeles
​Microbiome interactions with the nervous system in health and disease Meghan Rossi
​March 10
2020
Denise Cai
Icahn SOM Mt. Sinai
​Chasing after the ever changing memory trace  Christopher Lee
​March 17
2020
Daniel Dombeck
Northwestern
​Unlocking the secrets of the brain’s spatial memory system using functional imaging and virtual reality for mice Ryan Golden
​March 31
2020
Darcy Kelley
Columbia
*Founder's Lecture in honor of Dr. Robert Galambos
Neurobiology of vocal communication: Linking production to perception
Jessica Du
​April 7
2020
​Anthony Leonardo
Janelia
​Interaction of visual guidance and internal models in prey capture Xiaochun Cai
​April 14
2020
​Tony Wyss-Coray
Stanford
*Chair's Lecture in honor of Dr. Robert Katzman
Systemic regulation of brain aging and neurodegeneration
Catie Profaci
​April 21 2020
​Timothy Ryan
Cornell
​Metabolic vulnerabilities in synapses and the molecular pathways they use to overcome them Marc Marino
​April 28
2020
Scott Russo
Icahn SOM Mt. Sinai
​Neural circuitry of social behavior Caroline Sferrazza
​May 5
2020
​Fan Wang
Duke
​Active touch and active pain Susan Lubejko
​May 19
2020
Zhigang He
Harvard
​Axon regeneration and function recovery after CNS injuryHaylie Romero
​May 26
2020
Gül Dölen
Johns Hopkins
​Social reward: Basic mechanisms and therapeutic opportunities Emily Baltz
​June 2
2020
Mark Churchland
Columbia
​Leveraging theory to understand the empirical motor cortex population response Ben Temple
​June 9
2020
James DiCarlo
MIT
​Reverse engineering visual intelligence
Maggie Henderson

*Founder's Lectures and Chair's Lectures sponsored by Neuroscience Education Research Foundation.

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Other Seminar Series and Events:

Institute for Neural Computation Chalk Talk Series
The Salk Institute Science Events