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.

Neurosciences Graduate Program
2017-18 Seminar Series Schedule

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

Download the schedule:    2017-18 poster FINAL.pdf    |    .ics calendar file

 DateSpeaker
TitleHost
Oct 3
2017
Paul Katz
University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Founder's Day Lecture
in honor of Dr. Theodore Bullock
Phylogenetic and individual variability of neural circuits underlying swimming behaviors in sea slugs
Oct 10
2017
Erika Holzbaur
University of Pennsylvania
Autophagy dynamics in neuronal homeostasis and neurodegeneration
Caroline Sferrazza
Oct 17
2017
Yang Dan
UC Berkeley
Neural circuits controlling sleep
Oct 24
2017
Konrad Kording
Northwestern University
What can machine learning do for neuroscience?
Nov 7
2017
Saket Navlakha
Salk Institute / UC San Diego
Using principles of odor processing to improve Google search
Nov 21
2017
Christina Gremel
UC San Diego
Drug dependence and disruption to corticostriatal control over action
Nov 28
2017
Vivek Jayaraman
Janelia
Understanding attractor dynamics and abstract internal representations
Dec 5
2017
Padmini Rangamani
UC San Diego
Mechanochemical modeling of dendritic spines

Dec 12
2017
Hillel Adesnik
UC Berkeley
Optically probing the neural basis of perception

Jan 9
2018
Scott Makeig
UC San Diego
Founder's Day Lecture
in honor of Dr. Robert Galambos
Imaging human electromagnetic brain dynamics
Jan 16
2018
Na Ji
UC Berkeley
Probing neural circuits with shaped light
Jan 23
2018
Hongkui Zeng
Allen Institute
Genetic approaches to brain circuit mapping and cell type characterization
Jan 30 
2018
Cris Niell
University of Oregon
Neural circuits for vision in action

Feb 6
2018
Bernardo Sabatini
Harvard Medical School
Synapses and circuits of the basal ganglia

Feb 13
2018
Sliman Bensmaia
University of Chicago
Biological and bionic hands: Natural neural coding and artificial perception
Feb 20
2018
Spencer Smith
University of North Carolina
Next generation multiphoton imaging reveals visual cortical areas acting in concert
Feb 27
2018
Nenad Sestan
Yale University
Development and evolution of neural circuits of the cerebral cortex
Mar 13
2018
Michael Sofroniew
UC Los Angeles
Astrocyte roles in CNS repair and regeneration
Mar 20
2018
Sabine Kastner
Princeton
Neural dynamics of the primate attention network
Apr 3
2018
Nancy Kanwisher
MIT

Founder's Day Lecture
in honor of Dr. Robert  Livingston

fMRI investigations of the human brain as a window into the architecture of the human mind
Apr 10
2018
André Fenton
New York University
The dynamic structure of cognition: If space was time
Apr 17
2018
Genevieve Konopka
UT Southwestern
Molecular networks of cognition
Apr 24
2018
Susumu Tonegawa
MIT/Riken
Mechanism of episodic memories
May 1
2018
Jeffrey Magee
Janelia
A fundamental microcircuit computation in hippocampus and neocortex
May 15 
2018
Rudolph Tanzi
Harvard Medical School
The growing role of innate immune genes in Alzheimer’s Disease
May 22
2018
Michael Bruchas
Washington University
Dissecting neuromodulatory circuits and signaling in affective behavior
Margot Wohl
May 29 
2018
Oliver Hobert
Columbia University
Organizational principles of nervous system development in C.elegans
Javier How
June 5
2018
Anatol Kreitzer
UC San Francisco
Function of basal ganglia circuitry in movement and action selection
Dan Knowland

 

Founder's Day Lectures sponsored by Neuroscience Education Research Foundation

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