Department of Neurobiology
 

Departmental Seminar Series
2018-2019

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Date Speaker Research Interests Talk Title
08/24/18
Friday 11AM
6014 BST3
Afonso Silva
NINDS
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understanding the mechanisms of CBF regulation during normal and pathological brain states Imaging Brain Anatomy, Function and Disease in Common Marmosets
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
10/08/18
Monday 12PM
6014 BST3
Bharath Chandrasekaran
University of Pittsburgh
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Neurobiological computations that underlie human communication and learning Neural systems underlying speech learning in adulthood
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
10/22/18
Monday 2–3PM
1495 BSTWR
Michael T. Roberts
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Understanding of the cellular, synaptic and network mechanisms used by neural circuits in the auditory system to extract and encode important features of sounds VIP neurons in the inferior colliculus
12/10/18
Monday 12PM
6014 BST3
Sang-Ho Choi
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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Inflammatory and excitotoxic brain injury Monoacylglycerol lipase as a promising therapeutic target for stroke
12/10/18
Monday 4PM
1495 BST
Ben Kolber
Duquesne University
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The role of the amygdala in the modulation of acute and chronic pain Divergent functions of left and right amygdala
12/11/18
Tuesday 12PM
6014 BST3
Cirong Liu
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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Brain image data analysis and design of new methods for resting-state fMRI data analysis The NIH Marmoset Brain Atlas Project
12/17/18
Monday 3PM
6014 BST3
Ken-Ichi Inoue
Kyoto University
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Neuronal and behavioral modulations by pathway-selective optogenetic stimulation Pathway-selective manipulation of primate neural networks by means of modified viral vectors
12/17/18
Monday 4:15PM
6014 BST3
Clifford Kentros
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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Using molecular genetic techniques to investigate the neural circuitry of memory Marked Diversity of Unique Cortical Enhancers Enables Neuron-Specific Tools by Enhancer-Driven Gene Expression
1/23/19
Wednesday 2:00PM
1495 BST
Giuseppe Pellizzer
University of Minnesota
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Neural mechanisms associated with the processing of information that leads to the production of movements Motor-related changes of neural oscillatory activity
3/4/19
Monday 3:00PM
1495 BSTWR
Mary Baldwin
Washington University
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Cortical motor network The evolution of cortical fields associated with movements of the body
3/28/19
Thursday 1:00PM
1495 BSTWR
Cory Miller
University of California, San Diego
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Cortical basis of behavior, with an emphasis on species-typical natural behaviors Natural Behavior and the Primate Brain
4/18/19
Thursday 9:00AM
6014 BST3
Christopher Donnelly
University of Pittsburgh
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Molecular pathogenesis of neurodegeneration and aging Pathobiology of neurotoxic protein inclusions in ALS and dementia
4/18/19
Thursday 4:00PM
6014 BST3
Frances E. Jensen
University of Pennsylvania
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Pathophysiological mechanisms of epilepsy and stroke, and secondary effects on synaptic plasticity Shared Neurobiology of Epilepsy and its Cognitive Comorbidities: “De-siloing” diseases
4/23/19
Monday 10:00AM
University Club, Ballroom B
Xiaoqin Wang
Johns Hopkins University
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Neural basis of auditory perception and vocal communication in a naturalistic environment Marmoset as a Model System to Study the Neural Basis of Hearing and Vocal Communication
5/13/19
Monday 4:00PM
University Club, Ballroom A
Richard Mooney
Duke University
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Neurobiology of hearing and communication From Song to Synapse: Neural Mechanisms of Vocal Learning

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