Department of Neurobiology
 

Departmental Seminar Series
2017-2018

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Date Speaker Research Interests Talk Title
08/31/17
Thursday 4PM
1495 BSTWR
Jamie Moy
The University of Texas at Dallas
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Translation mechanisms in the context of pathological pain plasticity Translation regulation in pain plasticity
09/14/17
Thursday 4PM
1495 BSTWR
postdoc candidate:
Eric R. Starr
University of Toledo
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Electrophysiological, biochemical and behavioral characteristics underlying stress-induced synaptic plasticity within the autonomic nervous system Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase Activating Polypeptide and Synaptic Plasticity at Autonomic Cholinergic Synapses
09/19/17
Tuesday 4PM
Ballroom A, University Club
Karen Duff
Columbia University Medical Center
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Treatment and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases Spread of Tauopathy; Mechanisms and Therapeutic Opportunities
09/27/17
Wednesday 12PM
1495 BSTWR
Thomas Kilduff
SRI International
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Sleep disorders and the neurobiology of sleep Cortical nNOS/NK1R Neurons: A Critical Role in EEG Slow Wave Activity and Sleep Homeostasis?
10/04/17
Wednesday 12PM
6014 BST 3
Leah Byrne
University of Pittsburgh
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Viral vector engineering, genome editing, gene therapy for retinal disease Engineering adeno-associated viral vectors for gene therapy
10/12/17
Thursday 1-3:30PM
6014 BST 3

Michele Basso
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior, Brain Research Institute, UCLA more

Christos Constantinidis
Wake Forest University more

Stefan Everling
Physiology and Pharmacology, Robarts Research Institute, Western University more

Investigating the role of Basal ganglia and the superior colliculus in saccadic eye movement decision-making

Relationship between neuronal activity in the cerebral cortex and cognitive functions

Neural correlates of executive control using functional magnetic resonance imaging, electrophysiology, behavioural experiments

A role for the basal ganglia - superior colliculus circuit in decision-making

Circuits of working memory and response inhibition in the adolescent macaque

The common marmoset as a primate model for functional imaging and cognitive neuroscience

10/24/17
Tuesday 4PM
Ballroom A, University Club
Nicholas Hatsopoulos
University of Chicago
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Neural basis of motor control and learning Large-scale Spatio-Temporal Patterning in Motor Cortex
12/06/17
Wednesday 12PM
6014 BST 3
Srivatsun Sadagopan
University of Pittsburgh
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Understanding the circuit mechanisms by which the brain extracts meaningful signals from noise Cortical mechanisms underlying real-world sound perception
12/13/17
Wednesday 10AM
6014 BST 3
Hongjun Fu
Taub Institute, Columbia University Medical Center
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Neuronal vulnerability in early Alzheimer's disease Selective vulnerability of excitatory neurons to tau pathology in Alzheimer's disease
01/10/18
Wednesday 1PM
6014 BST 3
Daoyun Ji
Baylor College of Medicin
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how the neural circuits in the brain encode, consolidate, and retrieve memories Spatial Memory Code and its Breakdown in Dementia

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