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
01/11/18
Thursday 4PM
W1495 BSTWR
Takashi Sato
University of Tübingen
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Function and structure of neural circuits underlying behaviour Neural Basis of Communication Between Sensory and Motor Areas in Cerebral Cortex
01/23/18
Tuesday 12PM
1695 BSTWR
Andrew Arrant
The University of Alabama Birmingham
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Neurobiology of age-related conditions affecting cognition Therapeutic and Mechanistic Insights from a Progranulin-insufficient Mouse Model of Frontotemporal Dementia
01/29/18
Monday 1:30PM
1495 BSTWR
R. Christopher Pierce
University of Pennsylvania
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Neuropharmacology of drugs of abuse The Sins of the Fathers: Transgenerational Effects of Paternal Cocaine
02/07/18
Wednesday 1PM
6014 BST
Soyon Hong
Harvard Medical School and Boston's Children's Hospital
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Neurodegenerative diseases and immunohistochemistry More than bystanders—Microglia destruct synapses in Alzheimer’s disease
03/01/18
Thursday 2PM
1495 BSTWR
Tim Bartels
Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, Harvard Medical School
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Research of protein folding in health and disease Conformational changes of alpha-Synuclein in Dementia with Lewy Bodies
03/20/18
Tuesday 4PM
University Club, Ballroom A
Michael Shadlen
Columbia University
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Consciousness and decision making The Neurobiology of Decision Making: A Window on Cognition
04/13/18
Friday 10AM
1495 BST
Joel Bornstein
The University of Melbourne
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Neurotransmission in the gut Interactions of the developing microbiome and the maturing enteric nervous system
04/18/18
Wednesday 4:00 - 5:00PM
1495 BST
Donna Hammond
The University of Iowa
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Neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neuropharmacology of the central nervous system pathways that convey pain, as well as the bulbospinal pathways that modulate the transmission of nociceptive information Peripheral neuropathy: bench to bedside
04/20/18
Friday 9AM
6014 BST 3
Mark Richardson
University of Pittsburgh
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Epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation for movement disorders and OCD, gene therapy, awake surgery in eloquent brain areas Exploring neural representations of speech production in basal ganglia-thalamocortical circuits
04/20/18
Friday 4PM
6014 BST 3
Elizabeth Grove
University of Chicago
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Cellular and molecular mechanisms that drive development of cerebral cortex Origins of the neocortical area map
04/25/18
Wednesday 4PM
University Club, Ballroom A
Kay Tye
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Mechanistic explanations for how emotional and motivational states influence behavior, in health and disease Neural Circuits Underlying Positive and Negative Valence
05/01/18
Tuesday 4PM
1495 BST
Bharath Chandrasekaran
The University of Texas at Austin
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Neurobiological computations, maturational constraints, and plasticity underlying speech and language acquisition Neural systems underlying speech acquisition in adulthood
05/03/18
Thursday 4PM
1495 BST
Roman Goz
University of Connecticut
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How disruptions in development alter the physiology of neurons and astrocytes in Cerebral Neocortex BRAF V600E Expression in Mouse Neuroglial Progenitors Increases Neuronal Excitability and Causes Altered Morphology, Neuronal Mislocalization, and Inflammatory Immune Response
06/01/18
Friday 2PM
6014 BST3
Jones G. Parker
Stanford University
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Neural circuit activity underlying brain disease Using Ca2+ imaging to decipher the neural ensemble signatures of disease
06/08/18
Friday 3PM
Lecture Room 2, Scaife Hall
Karl Herrup
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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Neuronal cell cycle regulation Age and Alzheimer's Disease – A Molecular Understanding
06/20/18
Wednesday 4PM-5PM
1495 BST
Lauren Atlas
National Institutes of Health
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Affective Neuroscience and Pain How expectations shape pain
09/25/18
Tuesday 4PM
University Club, Ballroom A
Yang Dan
University of California, Berkeley
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Circuits in the mammalian brain that control sleep and mechanisms by which the frontal cortex exerts top-down executive control Neural Circuits Controlling Sleep
10/16/18
Tuesday 4PM
University Club, Ballroom A
Don Cleveland
University of California, San Diego
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Genome rearrangement in cancer and mechanism and therapy for human neurodegenerative disease Gene-silencing Therapy for Neurodegenerative Diseases

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