Seminar and Colloquia

Seminar and Colloquia dates subject to change.  Presentations are held in MSB 2.135 unless otherwise noted.

Seminar Series Coordinator: Pramod Dash, Ph.D., Tel 713.500.5601
Colloquium Coordinator: Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D., Tel 713.500.5710

Upcoming Speakers for the 2019-2020 Season


Kimberley Tolias, Ph.D. HeadshotKimberley Tolias, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
CANCELLED Wednesday, April 29, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Pramod Dash, Ph.D.


Chinfei Chen, Ph.D.Chinfei Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
“Convergence at the Mouse Retinogeniculate Synapse”
CANCELLED Wednesday, April 29, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Pramod Dash, Ph.D.


Fred Reike, Ph.D.Fred Rieke, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington
“Mechanisms Controlling Retinal Responses to Natural Visual Inputs”
CANCELLED Wednesday, May 20, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: David Marshak, Ph.D.


David W. Marshak, Ph.D.David W. Marshak, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
CANCELLED Wednesday, May 27, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.


Past Speakers


Fabrizio Gabbiani, Ph.D., M.A.Fabrizio Gabbiani, Ph.D., M.A.
Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
“The Neurobiology of Visually-Guided Collision Avoidance Behaviors”
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: John H. Byrne, Ph.D.


Alison Barth, Ph.D.Alison Barth, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University
“Layer-specific Rearrangements of Cortical Circuits During Learning”
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Michael Beierlein, Ph.D.


Julian MeeksJulian Meeks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
UT Southwestern Medical Center
“Chemosensory Information Processing in the Mouse Accessory Olfactory Bulb”
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Shin Nagayama, Ph.D.


Igor TimofeevIgor Timofeev, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Université Laval, Québec
“Sleep–Wake Cycle in Rodents, Carnivores and Primates”
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D.


Wallace B. Thoreson, Ph.D.Wallace B. Thoreson, Ph.D.
Gilmore Professor and Vice Chair
University of Nebraska Medical Center
“Conventional and Unconventional Aspects of Release of Photoreceptor Ribbon Synapses”
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Ruth Heidelberger, M.D., Ph.D.


Ehud Isacoff, PhDEhud Isacoff, Ph.D.
Professor of Neurobiology
University of California, Berkeley
“Optical Analysis of Neuromodultory GPCRs”
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Ruth Heidelberger, M.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Tom CarewTom Carew, Ph.D.
Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science
Professor of Neural Science
New York University
“Molecular Architecture of Long-Term Memory Formation in Aplysia: Growth Factor Mediated Post-Transcriptional Regulation by Identified RNA-Binding Proteins”
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: John H. Byrne, Ph.D.


Daniel Dombeck, Ph.D.Daniel Dombeck, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Northwestern University
“Unlocking the Secrets of the Brain Spatial Memory System Using Functional Imaging and Virtual Reality for Mice”
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Harel Shouval, Ph.D.


Nobuhide KoboriNobuhide Kobori, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
“Vagal Anti-inflammatory Activity Requires CART Peptides”
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.


Michael Drew, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Center for Learning and Memory
University of Texas, Austin
“Hippocampal Mechanisms of Fear Acquisition, Retrieval, and Extinction”
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Fabricio Do Monte, D.V.M., Ph.D.


Fumiaki Imamura, Ph.D.Fumiaki Imamura, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Penn State College of Medicine
“Heterogeneity of Projection Neurons in the Olfactory Bulb”
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Shin Nagayama, Ph.D.


Corina Bondi, Ph.D.Corina Bondi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Pittsburgh
“Multimodal Assessment of Sustained Attention, Behavioral Flexibility, and Goal-Directed after Experimental Brain Trauma”
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Pramod Dash, Ph.D.


Matthew A. Smith, Ph.D.Matthew A. Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering and Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
“Coordination of Neuronal Populations during Preparation and Perception”
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D.


Edward Callaway, Ph.D.Edward Callaway, Ph.D.
Professor
Vincent J. Coates Chair in Molecular Neurobiology
Salk Institute
“Functional Micro-Architecture and Joint Encoding of Shape and Color in Primate Primary Visual Cortex”
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Daniel Felleman, Ph.D.


Farran Briggs, Ph.D.Farran Briggs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Rochester Medical Center School of Medicine
“Exploring Vision and Attention at the Level of Neuronal Circuits” CANCELLED Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D.


Denise Cai, Ph.D.Denise Cai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience and the Friedman Brain Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
“Linking Memories across Time” CANCELLED Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Fabricio H. Do Monte, D.V.M., Ph.D.


Bryan J. Hansen, Ph.D.
Associate Principal Scientist
Global Digital Analytics & Technologies
Merck Research Laboratories
“Digital Dodgeball: Quickly Capturing Data, Devices, and Opportunities”
CANCELLED THURSDAY, April 2, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m. – MSB 7.037


Jeffrey Min-in Yau, Ph.D.Jeffrey Min-In Yau, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
“Bimanual Touch and Cortical Models for Cue Integration”
CANCELLED Wednesday, April 8, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D.


John Broussard, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
CANCELLED Wednesday, April 15, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.