2023-2024 Seminars and Colloquia

Seminar and Colloquia dates are subject to change.  Seminars are held in MSB 2.135.

Seminar and Colloquia Series Coordinator: Yin Liu, Ph.D., Tel 713.500.5362

Upcoming Speakers


Amy LeeAmy Lee, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neuroscience
The University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences
Ca2+ channels at the photoreceptor synapses: new insights into mechanisms of congenital stationary night blindness type 2.
Wed., February 28, 2024 @ 11:00 a.m. Postponed

Host: Ruth Heidelberger, Ph.D.


Michelle Theus, Ph.D.Michelle Theus, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
New insights into Neuroimmune Mechanisms of Disease
Wed., April 17, 2024 @ 11:00 a.m.

Host: John Redell, Ph.D., and Pramod Dash, Ph.D.


Oliver HobertOliver Hobert, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Columbia University
Gene regulatory principles of nervous system development in C.elegans
Wed., April 24, 2024 @ 11:00 a.m.

Host: Andrea Stavoe, Ph.D.


Todd C. Sacktor, M.D.Todd C. Sacktor, M.D.
Distinguished Professor
Physiology and Pharmacology Neurology
SUNY Downstate Health Science University
Memory and Theseus’ Ship: KIBRA interacting with PKMζ maintains LTP and long-term memory
Wed., May 1, 2024 @ 11:00 a.m.

Host: Harel Shouval, Ph.D.


Dr. Jeffrey C. MageeJeffrey C. Magee, Ph.D.
Professor
Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine

Wed., May 8, 2024 @ 11:00 a.m.

Host: Harel Shouval, Ph.D.


Sarah HeilbronnerSarah Heilbronner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Baylor College of Medicine

Wed., May 15, 2024 @ 11:00 a.m.

Host: Fabricio H. Do Monte, Ph.D.


Rachel Arey, Ph.D.Rachel Arey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
Mining the mind of the worm – discovering novel regulators of associative behaviors using C. elegans
Wed., May 22, 2024 @ 11:00 a.m.

Host: Neal Waxham, Ph.D.

 

Previous Speakers


Amar Al MamunAbu Amar Al Mamun, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Research
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
“Network Proteins for Stress-Induced Mutation Promotion and Inhibition”
Wed., August 23, 2023 @ 11:00 a.m.

Host: Pramod Dash, Ph.D.


Mario MerliniMario Merlini, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
“Neurovascular Dynamics in Psychosis”

Wed., August 30, 2023 @ 11:00 a.m.

Host: Keran Ma, Ph.D.


Harel ShouvalHarel Shouval, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
Learning to Express Reward Prediction Error-like Dopaminergic Activity Requires Plastic Representations of Time.

Wed., September 13, 2023 @ 11:00 a.m.


Mohammad ShahnawazMohammad Shahnawaz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
Role of misfolded protein aggregates in biochemical diagnosis and pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases

Wed., October 4, 2023 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Pramod Dash, Ph.D.


Max Fletcher, Ph.D.Max Fletcher, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Cholinergic modulation of olfactory salience.

Wed., October 11, 2023 @ 11:00 a.m.

Host: Shin Nagayama, Ph.D.


Katrin Franke, Ph.D.Katrin Franke, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Visual information processing in mice – from the retina to cortex.

Wed., October 25, 2023 @ 11:00 a.m.

Host: David Marshak, Ph.D.


Amreen Mughal, Ph.D.Amreen Mughal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine
Electro-Calcium Coupling and Alzheimer’s Disease
Wed., December 6, 2023 @ 11:00 a.m.

Host: Ruth Heidelberger, Ph.D.


Hugo TejadaHugo Tejeda, Ph.D.
Stadtman Investigator, Chief
National Institute of Mental Health
NIH
Prefrontal cortical endogenous opioid system control of threat processing
Wed., December 13, 2023 @ 11:00 a.m.

Host: Fabricio H. Do Monte, Ph.D.


Shuzo SugitaShuzo Sugita, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physiology
University of Toronto
Exploring the mechanistic roles of SNARE-mediated membrane fusion in the brain
Wed., January 24, 2024 @ 11:00 a.m.

Host: John H. Byrne, Ph.D.