Seminar and Colloquia

Seminar and Colloquia dates subject to change.  WebEx Information will be updated upon availability.

Seminar Series Coordinator: Yin Liu, Ph.D., Tel 713.500.5362
Colloquium Coordinator: Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D. Tel 713.500.5710

2021-2022 Seminar and Colloquia Season

Photo of Byron Yu, Ph.D.Byron Yu, Ph.D.
Gerard G. Elia Career Development Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Wed., May 25, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.
“Neuronal Population Interactions between Brain Areas”

Host: Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D.

Jacob Reimer, Ph.D. headshot photoJacob Reimer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
Wed., June 1, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.
“Cortical Brain States and Neuromodulation in Mice”

Host: Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D.

Headshot photo of Douglas S. Engelke, Ph.D.Douglas Engelke, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Wed., June 8, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.

Ariana AndreiAriana Andrei, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Fellow
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston
Wed., June 15, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.
“Lights, Camera, Action! Using Optogenetics and Cinema to Understand Visual Cortical Circuits and Visual Perception”

Previous Speakers

Headshot photo of Erica Underwood, Ph.D.Erica Underwood, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Wed., September 15, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.
Brain glucose metabolism in Alzheimer’s Disease”

Kelly T. Tineley, Ph.D.Kelly Dineley Ph.D.
Tenured Professor
Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Disorders
UTMB Health, Galveston, Texas
Wed., October 6, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

Host: John Broussard, Ph.D.

Lisa Stowers, Ph.D.Lisa Stowers, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience, California Campus
Scripps University
Wed., November 10, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.
“Leveraging Olfaction to Study Social Behavior in the Mouse”
Host: Fabricio H. Do Monte, D.V.M., Ph.D.

David Gire, Ph.D.David Gire, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Washington
Wed., December 15, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.
“Odor Plume Dynamics Structure the Spatiotemporal Activity of Mitral/Tufted Cell Networks in the Mouse Olfactory Bulb”
Host: Shin Nagayama, Ph.D.

Melanie Samuel, Ph.D.Melanie Samuel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
Wed., January 26, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.
“Synapse Regulators at the Neuronal-Immune Interface”
Host: Ruth Heidelberger, M.D., Ph.D.

K_Kindt, Ph.D.Katie Kindt, Ph.D.
Section on Sensory Cell Development and Function
Wed., March 2, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.
“Lighting Up How Hair Cell Sensory Systems Form and Function”

Host: Ruth Heidelberger, M.D., Ph.D.

Gul Dolen, M.D., Ph.D.Gul Dolen, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Neuroscience
Brain Science Institute, Wendy Klag Center
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Wed., March 23, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.

Host: Harel Shouval, Ph.D.

Jonathan Whitlock Head Shot PhotoJonathan Whitlock, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Wed., March 30, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.
“Neural Representation of 3D Behavior Across the Dorsal Cortex in Rats”

Host: John Broussard, Ph.D.

Carlos Ponce, M.D., Ph.D. HeadshotCarlos Ponce, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Blavatnik Institute of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Wed., May 18, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m.
“Neurons as Similarity Machines: How does the Brain Achieve Perceptual Invariance?”

Host: Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D.