Seminar and Colloquia

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

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

Speakers for the 2020-2021 Season


NagayamaShin Nagayama, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Wed., November 4, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.

“Age-dependent increase of the swelling structures in the myelinated axons in the lateral olfactory tract”


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
Wed., November 18, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
“Linking Memories across Time.”

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


Daniel J. Felleman, Ph.D.

Daniel J. Felleman, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Wed., December 2, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.

 


Douglas EngelkeDouglas S. Engelke, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Wed., December 9, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.

“Thalamic Circuits Controlling Approach-Avoidance Conflict”


Nick Steinmetz, Ph.D.Nick Steinmetz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Structure
University of Washington
Wed., December 16, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
“Large-Scale Approaches for Distributed Circuits Underlying Visual Decision-Making”
Host: Samantha Debes


Pascal Fries, Ph.D.Pascal Fries, Ph.D.
Director
Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience in
Cooperation with Max Planck Society
Wed., January 20, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

Host: Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D.


Russell MiltonRussell Milton
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Wed., January 27, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

 


Gloria Choi, Ph.D.Gloria Choi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wed., March 24, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.
“Neuroimmune Interactions Shaping Social Behavior”

Host: Cana Quave


Riccardo Mozzachiodi, Ph.D.Riccardo Mozzachiodi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi
Wed., April 7, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Yili Zhang, Ph.D.

 


Zhuo-Hua Pan, Ph.D.Zhuo-Hua Pan, Ph.D.
Professor Scientific Director of the Ligon Research Center of Vision,
Kresge Eye Institute
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Wed., April 14, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Ruth Heidelberger, M.D., Ph.D.


Diasynou Fioravante, Ph.D.Diasynou Fioravante, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences
University of California, Davis
Wed., April 21, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Rongyu Liu, Ph.D.


Chinfei Chen, Ph.D.Chinfei Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
“Convergence at the Mouse Retinogeniculate Synapse”
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Michael Beierlein, Ph.D.


Past Speakers

Ruth Heidelberger, M.D., Ph.D.Roger Janz, Ph.D.Ruth Heidelberger, M.D., Ph.D. & Roger Janz, Ph.D.
NBA @ McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Wed., Sep. 9, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
“Syntaxin 3 in Health and Disease”


Indira M. Raman, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences
Department of Neurobiology
Northwestern University
Wed., September 16, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
“Synchrony and Synaptic Signaling in Cerebellar Circuits”

Host: Michael Beierlein


Erica Underwood, Ph.D.Erica Underwood, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Wed., September 23, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.

“Spatial assessment of mitochondrial energetics in experimental models of aging.”


John Broussard, Ph.D.John Broussard, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Wed., September 30, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.

“Place Cell Functions in Diseases of the Brain.”


Fred Reike, Ph.D.Fred Rieke, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington
Wed., October 14, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.

“Mechanisms Controlling Retinal Responses to Natural Visual Inputs.”

Host: David Marshak, Ph.D.


Dr. Giulio TaglialatelaGiulio Taglialatela, Ph.D.
Professor, and Vice Chair for Research
Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Disease, UTMB Health
Wed., October 28, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
“Cognitive Integrity Despite the Presence of Alzheimer’s Disease Neuropathology:  Promoting Resilience as a New Treatment Strategy”
Host: John Broussard, Ph.D.