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


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
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
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
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.


E.J. Chichilnisky, Ph.D.
John R. Adler Professor, Neurosurgery
Stanford University
“Toward an Advanced Artificial Retina”
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: David Marshak, Ph.D.


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


Matthew A. Smith, Ph.D.Matthew A. Smith, Ph.D.
Lab Director
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh
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
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
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
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Fabricio H. Do Monte, D.V.M., Ph.D.


Chinfei Chen, Ph.D.Chinfei Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Associate in Neurology
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Michael Beierlein, Ph.D.


Amy Arnsten, Ph.D.Amy Arnsten, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience and of Psychology
Kavli Institute of Neuroscience at Yale University
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Harel Shouval, Ph.D.


Fred Reike, Ph.D.Fred Rieke, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: David Marshak, Ph.D.


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.