Neuroscience 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 world. Students have the opportunity to meet with the speakers over lunch or dinner each week (interested students should contact the student host). 

Neurosciences Graduate Program
Dart NeuroScience Seminar Series
2015-2016 Schedule

Tuesdays at 4 p.m.
CNCB Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room
(formerly Large Conference Room)

Download the schedule: Color Poster 11x17  |  B&W Flyer 8.5x11  |  Calendar (.ics file)


 Date Speaker
Title Host
9/29/15
Lawrence Zipursky
UC Los Angeles
Founder's Day Lecture
in honor of Dr. Theodore Bullock

Molecular diversity, cell recognition and the assembly of neural circuits
Kyle Fischer
10/6/15
Charles Stevens
Salk Institute / UCSD
What the fly's nose tells the fly's brain Alice Hu
10/13/15
Kenneth Kosik
UC Santa Barbara
Inferring human neuro-developmental systems from stem cell technologies Alex Goetz
10/27/15
Harvey Karten
UCSD
VIEW RECORDED TALK

Evolutionary connectomics and the origins of the neocortex
Maya Sapiurka
11/17/15
Daniel Colon-Ramos
Yale University
VIEW RECORDED TALK

Molecular mechanisms of synaptic development and function: lessons from C. elegans
Alie Caldwell
11/24/15
Sheena Josselyn
University of Toronto
Making, breaking, and linking memory
Pei-Ann Lin
12/1/15
Lawrence Goldstein
UCSD
VIEW RECORDED TALK

Probing the secrets of Alzheimer's disease using human stem cells
Catie Profaci
12/8/15
Jose Carmena
UC Berkeley
Large-scale neural circuit dynamics during the neuroprosthetic skill learning Scott Cole
12/15/15
Sharon Thompson-Schill
University of Pennsylvania
Conceptual combination Barbara Spencer
1/5/16
Leslie Griffith
Brandeis University
Sleep and memory circuits in Drosophila melanogaster Margot Wohl
1/12/16
Mike Gazzaniga
UC Santa Barbara
Founder's Day Lecture
in honor of Dr. Robert Livingston

Lessons from split-brain research
Melissa Galinato
1/19/16
Ralph Adolphs
Cal Tech
Quantifying social cognition in autism Aaron Sampson
1/26/16
Michael Long
New York University
How does the brain generate behavioral sequences Marvin Thielk
2/2/16
Dora Angelaki
Baylor University
Merging of our senses: Building blocks and canonical computations Sirawaj Itthipuripat
2/9/16
David Foster
Johns Hopkins University
Neural time travel by hippocampal place cells Geoffrey Diehl
2/23/16
Amy Arnsten
Yale University
Unique molecular regulation of newly evolved prefrontal cortical circuits: Successful treatment of higher cognitive disorders Megan Kirchgessner
3/1/16
David McCormick
Yale University
Neural mechanisms of optimal state Tom Gillespie
3/8/16
Xinzhong Dong
Johns Hopkins University
Mechanisms of itch and pain Margot Wohl
3/15/16
Tirin Moore
Stanford University
Prefrontal and parietal contributions to selective visual attention Ethan McBride
3/22/16
Byungkook Lim
UCSD
Dissecting basal ganglia circuitry underlying stress-induced depressive behavior Norah Koblesky
3/29/16
Jim Hudspeth
Rockefeller University
Founder's Day Lecture
in honor of Dr. Robert Galambos

Making an effort to listen: mechanical amplification by myosin molecules and ion channels in hair cells of the inner ear
Brad Theilman

CANCELLED

4/5/16

CANCELLED

Nancy Kopell
Boston University

Brain rhythms and routing Stacy Kurnikova
4/19/16
Yun Zhang
Harvard University
Circuit mechanism underlying olfactory learning Norah Koblesky
4/26/16
Chih-Ying Su
UCSD
Modulation of olfactory circuit and behavior by a non-synaptic mechanism Nicole Hoffner
5/3/16
Dayu Lin
New York University
Dissect the mammalian aggression circuit Jason Keller

Seminar Series sponsored by Dart NeuroScience
Founder's Day Lectures sponsored by Neuroscience Education Research Foundation

View the 2014-15 Seminar Series schedule
View the 2013-14 Seminar Series schedule
View the 2012-13 Seminar Series schedule

Other Seminar Series and Events:

Cognitive Neural Systems Seminar Series
Dart NeuroScience-TDLC Seminar Series
Institute for Neural Computation Chalk Talk Series
The Salk Institute Science Events