University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Department of Neurobiology Presents:

Neural Substrates for Sensory Processing -
A Special Seminar Honoring the Career of Allen L. Humphrey, PhD

Friday, January 24, 2014
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
University Club, 123 University Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15260


Symposium Program


Introduction and Welcome:
2:00-2:15 Peter Strick, PhD
Distinguished Professor & Chair of Neurobiology;
Scientific Director, University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute;
Director, Systems Neuroscience Institute (SNI);
Co-Director, Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP);
Co-Director, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC);
VA Senior Research Career Scientist at Pittsburgh VAMC;
Professor, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

Featured Speakers:
2:15-2:45 Daniel Simons, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh
"Regulation of Feedforward Thalamocortical Somatosensory Circuits"
2:45-3:15 Karl Kandler, PhD
Director, Auditory Research Group
Professor, Departments of Otolaryngology and Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh
"Development of Sound Localization Circuits"
3:15-3:45 Anne-Marie Oswald, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh
"A Substrate for Topography in Piriform Cortex"
3:45-4:15 Break - coffee and cookies
4:15-4:30 Allen Humphrey, PhD
Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh
"Reflections"

Keynote Speakers:
4:30-5:30 David Fitzpatrick, PhD
Scientific Director and CEO
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
"Role of Experience in Development of Cortical Circuits: Insights from Visual Cortex"
5:30- Reception - light refreshments