Calendar

The NRC Neurofax calendar includes seminars, grand rounds, research colloquia, symposia, and other local or national conferences that are sponsored by UTHealth, the Texas Medical Center, and Houston area universities and research institutions.

To submit your event to this calendar, please send an email to UTHealth.NRC@uth.tmc.edu and include Event name, contact, date, time and location.


UTHealth Neuroscience Research Center
Current Topics in the Neurobiology of Disease – GS14 1021
Neuromodulation: Principles, Methods and Clinical Applications
Directors: Joao L. de Quevedo, M.D., Ph.D. and John H. Byrne, Ph.D.

Course Description: This course is an integrated approach to neurological diseases, which includes background information as well as the diagnosis, the treatment, and the biological mechanisms of the disease under study. The topic for fall 2019 is “Neuromodulation: Principles, Methods and Clinical Applications”. The International Neuromodulation Society defines therapeutic neuromodulation as “the alteration of nerve activity through targeted delivery of a stimulus, such as electrical stimulation or chemical agents, to specific neurological sites in the body.” In appropriate patients, this growing class of therapies, in common use since the 1980s, can help restore function or relieve symptoms that have a neurological basis. This course focuses on understanding the neuromodulation principles and methods as well as its clinical applications. Presentations will review the latest findings from preclinical and human studies, detailing mechanisms by which neuromodulation strategies could treat brain disorders. This course is open to graduate students, medical students, residents and postdoctoral fellows.

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Tuesdays, August 27 through December 17, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
McGovern Medical School Building (MSB) 7.037


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January 30, 2020
NeuroNex Workshop

C0-sponsored by the GCC Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience Consortium, this workshop will take place in the  BioScience Research Collaborative, Room 280.  Check back for more info.


January 31, 2020
17th Annual Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience Conference

Confirmed speakers include Anne Churchland, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Ann Hermundstad, Janelia Research Campus; and Ken Miller, Columbia. Check back for updates.


April 13-15, 2020
10th Anniversary Conference of our Translational Pain Research Consortium
Next Generation Pain Therapeutics from Basic Science to the Clinic

Keynote speaker, Walter Koroshetz, Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) will discuss NINDS priorities and opportunities, including those related to the HEAL initiative. Plenary presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.

Registration will be limited to 375. Stay tuned to the conference website for more information.


October 8, 2020
UTHealth Neuroscience Research Center – Distinguished Lecture Series

Ed Boyden, Ph.D.
Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology at MIT
Leader, Synthetic Neurobiology Group
Professor, MIT Media Lab and McGovern Institute,Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Co-Director, MIT Center for Neurobiological Engineering
Member, MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Computational and Systems Biology Initiative, and Koch Institute
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lab Website: Synthetic Neurobiology Group
McGovern Medical School MSB 3.001 at 4:00 p.m.

 

 

Neurofax Calendar


  • September 18, 2019

    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar Series

    Alison Barth, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in McGovern Medical School (MSB) 2.135@ 11:00 a.m.
    Host: Michael Beierlein, Ph.D.

  • September 20 and 21, 2019

    2019 Houston Mood Disorders Conference

    Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder
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  • September 25, 2019

    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar Series

    Julian Meeks, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
    UT Southwestern Medical Center
    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in McGovern Medical School (MSB) 2.135@ 11:00 a.m.
    Host: Shin Nagayama, Ph.D.

  • October 4, 2019

    Baylor College of Medicine Neuroscience Seminar Series

    Bruce L. McNaughton, Ph.D.
    Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Irvine
    Seminar title: To be Announced
    Oct. 4, 2019: Conference room N315, Alkek at 11 a.m.
    Seminar host: Daoyun Ji, Ph.D.

  • October 22, 2019

    1st Annual GCC Translational Imaging Symposium

    Confirmed speakers include Alan Koretsky, NINDS; Janet Eary, NCI Cancer Imaging Program; Angelique Louie, UC Davis; John Gore, Vanderbilt University; John Hazle (MDA); Mostafa Waleed Gaber (BCM); Masoud Motamedi (UTMB); Refaat Gabr (UTHealth); Jim Bankson (MDA); Robia Pautler (BCM); Ponnada Narayana (UTHealth), Omid Veiseh (Rice); and Badri Roysam (UH).

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    Registration

  • October 25, 2019

    Baylor College of Medicine Neuroscience Seminar Series

    Oleksandr (Alex) Shcheglovitov, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurobiology & Anatomy, Psychiatry, and Bioengineering at the University of Utah
    Seminar title: To be Announced
    Oct. 25, 2019: Conference room N315, Alkek at 11 a.m.
    Seminar Host: Xiaolong Jiang, Ph.D.

  • November 1, 2019

    Baylor College of Medicine Neuroscience Seminar Series

    Anna Devor, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego
    Seminar title: To be Announced
    Nov. 1, 2019: Conference room N315, Alkek at 11 a.m.
    Seminar host: David Ress, Ph.D.

  • November 6, 2019

    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar Series

    Wallace B. Thoreson, Ph.D.
    Gilmore Professor and Vice Chair
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in McGovern Medical School (MSB) 2.135@ 11:00 a.m.
    Host: Ruth Heidelberger, M.D., Ph.D.

  • November 8, 2019

    Baylor College of Medicine Neuroscience Seminar Series

    Marla Feller, Ph.D.
    Professor of Neurobiology in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at University of California, Berkeley
    Seminar title: To be Announced
    Nov. 8, 2019: Conference room N315, Alkek at 11 a.m.
    Seminar Host: Melanie Samuel, Ph.D.

  • November 13, 2019

    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar Series

    Ehud Isacoff, Ph.D.
    Professor of Neurobiology, University of California, Berkeley
    Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in McGovern Medical School (MSB) 2.135@ 11:00 a.m.
    Host: Ruth Heidelberger, M.D., Ph.D.

  • November 15, 2019

    Baylor College of Medicine Neuroscience Seminar Series

    Ehud Isacoff, Ph.D.
    Professor of Neurobiology and the Evan Rauch Chair in Neuroscience
    University of California, Berkeley
    Seminar title: To be Announced
    Nov. 15, 2019: Conference room N315, Alkek at 11 a.m.
    Seminar Host: Andreas Tolias, Ph.D.

  • November 20, 2019

    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar Series

    Tom Carew, Ph.D.
    Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science
    Professor of Neural Science, New York University
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in McGovern Medical School (MSB) 2.135@ 11:00 a.m.
    Host: John H. Byrne, Ph.D.

  • November 22, 2019

    Baylor College of Medicine Neuroscience Seminar Series

    Tirin Moore, Ph.D.
    Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University
    Seminar title: To be Announced
    Nov. 22, 2019: Conference room N315, Alkek at 11 a.m.
    Seminar H
    ost: Michael Beauchamp, Ph.D.

  • December 4, 2019

    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar Series

    Daniel Dombeck, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Northwestern University
    Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in McGovern Medical School (MSB) 2.135@ 11:00 a.m.
    Host: Harel Shouval, Ph.D.

  • December 11, 2019

    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar Series

    E.J. Chichilnisky, Ph.D.
    John R. Adler Professor, Neurosurgery, Stanford University
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in McGovern Medical School (MSB) 2.135@ 11:00 a.m.
    Host: David Marshak, Ph.D.

  • January 15, 2020

    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar Series

    Michael Drew, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Center for Learning and Memory, Salk Institute
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in McGovern Medical School (MSB) 2.135@ 11:00 a.m.
    Host: Fabricio Do Monte, D.V.M., Ph.D.

  • February 19, 2020

    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar Series

    Matthew A. Smith, Ph.D.
    Lab Director, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh
    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in McGovern Medical School (MSB) 2.135@ 11:00 a.m.
    Host: Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D.

  • March 4, 2020

    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar Series

    Edward Callaway, Ph.D.
    Professor, Vincent J. Coates Chair in Molecular Neurobiology, Salk Institute
    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in McGovern Medical School (MSB) 2.135@ 11:00 a.m.
    Host: Daniel Felleman, Ph.D.

  • March 11, 2020

    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar Series

    Farran Briggs, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, University of Rochester Medical Center School of Medicine
    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in McGovern Medical School (MSB) 2.135@ 11:00 a.m.
    Host: Valentin Dragoi, Ph.D.

  • March 18, 2020

    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar Series

    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 in McGovern Medical School (MSB) 2.135@ 11:00 a.m.
    Host: Fabricio H. Do Monte, D.V.M., Ph.D.

  • April 22, 2020

    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar Series

    Chinfei Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
    Research Associate in Neurology, Associate Professor of Neurology
    Harvard Medical School
    Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in McGovern Medical School (MSB) 2.135@ 11:00 a.m.
    Host: Michael Beierlein, Ph.D.

  • May 13, 2020

    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar Series

    Amy Arnsten, Ph.D.
    Professor of Neuroscience and of Psychology
    Kavli Institute of Neuroscience at Yale University
    Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in McGovern Medical School (MSB) 2.135@ 11:00 a.m.
    Host: Harel Shouval, Ph.D.

  • May 20, 2020

    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Seminar Series

    Fred Rieke, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in McGovern Medical School (MSB) 2.135@ 11:00 a.m.
    Host: David Marshak, Ph.D.