Neuroscience at The University of Chicago

Seminars and Events


Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 12pm

Susan K. McConnell, Department of Biology, Stanford University

Assembling a neural circuit: Wiring up the brain during development

BLSC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Elizabeth Grove

Monday, October 25, 2010 at 12pm

Daniel Roche, King Laboratory

Alcohol impairment of pro-saccadic & smooth pursuit eye movements: Impact of risk factors for alcohol dependence

BLSC 205

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

Graduate student talk

Monday, October 25, 2010 at 12:30pm

Angela Viaene, Sherman Laboratory

Synaptic properties of thalamic input to layer 12/3 in primary somatosensory & auditory cordices

BLSC 205

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

Graduate student talk

Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 12pm

Sabine Kastner, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Princeton University

Neural representation of object information in the primate brain

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Peggy Mason

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 12pm

Anthony Leonardo, Ph.D., Janelia Farm, HHMI

Guidance laws underlying prey capture in the dragonfly

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Daniel Margoliash

Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 12pm

Jean Decety, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Chicago

A neurodevelopment approach to empathy & moral sensitivity

BSLC 205

Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 12pm

Erik De Schutter, Ph.D., Computational Neuroscience Unit, Okinawa Institute of Sciences & Technology

Bistability of the parallel fiber synapse is the basis of cerebellar LTD: A modeling study

BLSC 205

Hosted by Christian Hansel

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 12pm

Leslie Kay, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Chicago

Taking olfaction past the sensory code

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Nicholas Hatsopoulos

Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 12pm

Alex D. Reyes, Ph.D., Center for Neural Science, New York University

Input-dependent switching of excitatory/inhibitory configurations in neural networks

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by S. Murray Sherman

Monday, December 6, 2010 at 12pm

Austin Lim, McGehee Laboratory

Mapping changes in nucleus accumbens microcircuitry following caffeine & nicotine exposure

BSLC 205

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

Graduate student talk

Monday, December 6, 2010 at 12:30pm

Chris Rishel, Freedman Laboratory

The influence of saccades on feature selectivity in parietal cortex during visual categorization and matching tasks

BSLC 205

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

Graduate student talk

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 12pm

Christian Hansel, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, University of Chicago

Activity-dependent excitability changes in the dendrites of cerebellar Purkinje cells

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Nicholas Hatsopoulos

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 12pm

Ernst Niebur, Ph.D., The Mind/Brain Institute, Johns Hopkins University

RESCHEDULES

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Sliman Bensmaia

Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 12pm

Robert Vassar, Ph.D., Department of Cell & Molecular Biology, Northwestern University School of Medicine

The role of BACE1, the Alzherimer's beta-secretase, in health & disease

BSLC 205

Hosted by Sangram Sisodia

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 12pm

Robert Edwards, Ph.D., Neuroscience Graduate Program, UCSF, School of Medicine

Glutamate corelease by dopamine neurons

BSLC 205

Hosted by Debbie Nelson

Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 12pm

Vaishali P. Bakshi, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Noradrenergic & stress effects on prepulse inhibition of the startle response: Novel mechanisms for sensorimotor gating disorders

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Stephanie Dulawa

Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 12pm

Peter Penzes, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, Northwestern University School of Medicine

RESCHEDULED

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Paul Vezina

Friday, February 4, 2011 at 2:15pm

Winrich Freiwald, Ph.D., Laboratory of Neural Systems, Rockefeller University

Faces, attention & the temperal lobe

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Christian Hansel

Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 12pm

Kenneth Fish, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Endoplastic reticulum export site formation & function in neuronal development

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by William Green

Monday, February 14, 2011 at 12pm

Katarina Ruscic, Goldstein Lab, University of Chicago

Voltage-gating in a cardiac-potassium channel

BSLC 205

Graduate student talk

Monday, February 14, 2011 at 12:30pm

Rayn Walters, Green Lab, University of Chicago

Determining the structural basis of nicotine-induced upregulation of the alpha4beta2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

BSLC 205

Graduate student talk

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 12pm

Yali Amit, Ph.D., Department of Statistic and Computational Sciences, University of Chicago

Modeling memory with binary network

BSLC 205

Hosted by Nicholas Hatsopoulos

Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 12pm

Igor Timofeev, Ph.D., Center de Recherche, Universite Laval, Quebec, CA

Cortical & thalamic components of sleep slow waves

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Jason MacLean

Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 12pm

Thanos Tzounopoulos, Ph.D., Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh

Synaptic plasticity mechanisms during normal & pathological auditory processing

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by William Green

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 12pm

Elizabeth Buffalo, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, Emory University School of Medicine

Neuronal synchronization & memory formation

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by David Freedman

Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 12pm

Amy Arnsten, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine

Dynamic network connectivity: Molecular modulation of prefrontal cortical circuits during working memory

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by David Freedman

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 12pm

Edward Boyden, Ph.D., MIT Medical Lab, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, McGovern Institute, MIT

Optogenetics: Controlling brain circuits with light

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Jason MacLean

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 12pm

E. J. Chichilnisky, Ph.D., Systems Neurobiology Laboratory, The Salk Institute

functional connectivity in the retinal at the elementary solution of photoreceptors

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Leslie Osborne

Monday, April 4, 2011 at 12pm

Sruthi Swaminathan, Freedman Lab, Neuroscience Cluster

Comparing the roles of prefrontal, lateral intraparietal, & medial intraparietal cortices in category-based decision making

BSLC 205

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

Graduate student talk

Monday, April 4, 2011 at 12:30pm

Natasha Wadlington, Kang Lab, Neuroscience Cluster

PINK1 stabilizes Hif-1A protein levels during hypoxic stimulation

BSLC 205

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 12pm

Eve Marder, Ph.D., Department of Biology, Brandeis University

Beyond the mean to the biology of the individual: Variation, homeostasis & modulation of neurons & circuits

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Peggy Mason

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 12pm

Shelia Nirenberg, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Cornell University

Testing hypotheses about coding & computation in the visual system

BLSC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Invited by the graduate students

Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 12pm

Don Cleveland, Ph.D., Department of Cellular & Molecular biology, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

TBA

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Sangram Sisodia

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 12pm

Ernst Niebur, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University

Up states are critical, down states are not

BLSC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Sliman Bensmaia

Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 12pm

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D., Cell Biology & Metabolism Branch, NIH

TBA

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Debbie Nelson

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 12pm

Jos Eggermont, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Calgary

Population coding in auditory cortex

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Jason MacLean

Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 12pm

Richard Mooney, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center

Watching the brain learn (and unlearn)

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Daniel Margoliash

Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 12pm

Peter Penzes, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, Northwestern University School of Medicine

Mechanisms of synaptic structural plasticity & pathology

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Paul Vezina

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 12pm

William Bialek, Ph.D., Department of Physics, Princeton University

TBA

BLSC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Leslie Osborne

Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 12pm

Nathaniel Sawtell, Ph.D., Depatment of Neuroscience, Hamner Health Science Center, Columbia University

Mechanisms for sensory prediction in a cerebellum-like circuit

BLSC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Christian Hansel

Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 12pm

Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D., Genetics & Aging Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital-East

CANCELLED

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Sangram Sisodia

Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 12pm

Emil F. Coccaro, M.D., Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago

The neurobiology of impulsive agression in humans

BSLC 205

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 12pm

Liam Paninski, Ph.D., Department of Statistics, Columbia University

TBA

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Jason MacLean

Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 12pm

Jonathan Wallis, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

Functional role of reward signals in prefrontal cortex

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by David Freedman

Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 12pm

Simon Gosgnach, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, University of Alberta

Functional investigation of genetically defined classes of interneurons in the mammalian locomotor network

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Jason MacLean

Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 12pm

Jason Christie, Ph.D., Max Planck Florida Institute

Calcium-dependent modulation of release by somatic deplorization

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Christian Hansel

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 12pm

Andrew Tapper, Ph.D., School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Massachusetts

The role of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in nicotine & alcohol reward

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Daniel McGehee

Monday, October 24, 2011 at 12pm

Michael Ballard, de Wit Lab, University of Chicago

THC impairs & amphetamine facilitates, memory encoding preferentiallly for emotionally-salient stimuli

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

Lunch will be provided

Monday, October 24, 2011 at 12:30pm

Melissa Runfeldt, MacLean Lab, University of Chicago

State-dependent effects on cortical dynamics & thalamic afferent processing

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

Lunch will be served.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 12pm

Nicolas Brunel, Ph.D., Department of Neurophysics & Physiology, University of Paris

From single neuron dynamics to network dynamics & back

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Co-sponsored by the Department of Statistics Hosted by Yali Amit.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 12pm

Regina Sullivan, Ph.D., New York University

Neurobiology of an infant attachment: Lessons from an animal model

BLSC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Peggy Mason.

Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 12pm

John Neumaier, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, Division of Neuroscience, University of Washington

RASSLing the opposing roles of direct & indirect pathways

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Stephanie Dulawa.

Monday, November 7, 2011 at 12pm

Yelena Grinberg, Kraig Lab, University of Chicago

Insulin-like growth factor-1 lowers spreading depression susceptibility by reducing oxidative stress

BSLC 008

Lunch will be served.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 12pm

Barry Van Veen, Ph.D., Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison

TBA

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Wim van Drongelen.

Friday, November 18, 2011 at 12pm

Michael Matise, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh

Dynamic control of sonic hedgehog target gene expression in the developing spinal cord

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Kamal Sharma.

Monday, November 21, 2011 at 12pm

Matthew Green, Hale Lab, University of Chicago

Spiking patterns of pectoral fin motoneurons in larval zebrafish

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

Lunch will be provided.

Monday, November 21, 2011 at 12:30pm

Natasha Wadlington, Kang Lab, University of Chicago

Hif-1alpha inducting during hypoxia requires PINK1

BLSC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

Lunch will be served

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 12pm

Michael N. Shadlen, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington Medical School

Believing & time: A neural mechanisms for decision making

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by David Freedman.

Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 12pm

Albert Lee, Ph.D., Janelia Farms

Whole-cell recordings in the hippocampus of freely moving rats

BLSC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Christian Hansel.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 12pm

Jean Decety, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Chicago

A neuroscience approach to the development of moral sensitivity

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Dr. Decety is requesting membership to the committee and is, therefore, giving a talk to the committee members.

Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 12pm

Sarah London, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Chicago

Genome dynamics in the development of complex natural behavior

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Dr. London is requesting membership to the committee and is, therfore, giving a talk.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 12pm

William Dauer, Ph.D., Neurology and Cell & Developmental Biology, University of Michigan Medical School

Genetic pieces to the puzzle of motor neurons

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Dr. Dauer has been invited by Dr. Un Kang.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 12pm

Michael C. Mauk, Ph.D., Center for Learning & Memory, Section of Neurobiology, University of Texas, Austin

Trying to understand the cerebellum well enough to build one

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Dr. Mauk has been invited to speak by Dr. Christian Hansel.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 4pm

Gene E. Robinson, Ph.D., Department of Entomology & Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Understanding the relatinoship between genes and social behavior: Lessons from the honey bee

CLSC 101

Co-sponsored by the Department of Human Genetics and the Committee on Neurobiology.  Hosted by Abraham Palmer

Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 12pm

Dr. Agnieszka Ardelt, Ph.D., Department of Neurology, University of Chicago

Repairing the brain after ischemia: Mechanisms & strategies

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Dr. Ardelt is requesting to become a member of the committee and is, therefore, giving a talk to the committee members.

Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 12pm

David Gozal, Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago

Sleep apnea & the brain: From child to rodent & back

BSLC 205

Dr. Gozal is requesting to become a member of the Committee on Neurobiology and is, therefore, giving a talk to the committee members.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 12pm

Gabriel Krieman, Ph.D., MSc., Department of Neurology, Children's Hospital, Boston

Selectivity, tolerance & speed in visual object recognition

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Dr. Krieman has been invited by Dr. David Freedman.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 12pm

Jennifer Raymond, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University

Building blocks for cerebellum-dependent learning

BSLC 205

Dr. Raymond has been invited to speak by Dr. Christian Hansel.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 12pm

Mark Ansorge, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University

The good & bad of serotonin

BSLC 205

Dr. Ansorge has been invited to speaker by the Committee on Neurobiology graduate students.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 12pm

Gabriel A. Silva, Ph.D., Department of Bioengineering & Ophthalmalogy, University of California, San Diego

Geometric considerations for mapping the dynamic connectivity of cellular neural networks

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Dr. Silva was invited by the CNS graduate students

Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 12pm

Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D., Endowed Chair in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University

TBA

BSLC 205

Dr. Tanzi has been invited to speak by Dr. Sangram Sisodia.

Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 12pm

Yang Wang, Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago

TBA

BSLC 205

Dr. Wang has requested to become a member of the Committee on Neurobiology and is, therefore, giving his talk to the members of the committee.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 12pm

Tanya Y. Berger-Wolf, Ph.D., Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois, Chicago

TBA

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Dr. Berger-Wolf was invited by Dr. Jason MacLean.

Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 12pm

Suzanne Corkin, PH.D., Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

TBA

BSLC 205

Dr. Corkin has been invited to speak by Dr. Elizabeth Grove.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 12pm

Jonathan D. Victor, Ph.D., M.D., Department of Neurology & Neuroscience, Cornell University

A perceptual space of local image statistics

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Dr. Victor was invited by the CNS graduate students

Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 12pm

Jean Hebert, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein University

Suppressing astrocyte activation with FGFs

BSLC 205

Hosted by Elizabeth Grove

Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 12pm

Jane Johnson, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, University of Texas, Southwestern

Transcription complexes coupling neural differentiation & neuronal subtype specification

BSLC 205

Hosted by Kamal Sharma

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 12pm

Wei Wei, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, University of Chicago

Motion detection in the retina

BSLC 205

Co-sponsored by the Committee on Neurobiology and the Committee on Computational Neuroscience.  Dr. Wei has requested to become a member of these two committees and will be giving this talk toward that goal.

Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 12pm

Ming Guo, Ph.D., Department of Neurology and Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, University of California, Los Angeles

Molecular pathways to Alzheimer's & Parkinson's disease

BSLC 205

Hosted by Xiaoxi Zhuang.

Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 12pm

David Sheinberg, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, Brown University

Temporal dynamics of visual processing

BSLC 205

Hosted by David Freedman

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 12pm

Dmitir "Mitya" Chkolvskii, Ph.D., HHMI, Janelia Farms

How neurons code the world: Insights from signal processing

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Dr. Chklovskii was invited by Dr. Jason MacLean

Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 12pm

Ben Barres, Ph.D., Depts of Neurobiology, Developmentla Biology, Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford University

What do astrocytes do?

BSLC 205

Invited by the Committee on Neurobiology graduate students.

Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 12pm

John Lisman, Ph.D., Department of Biology, Brandeis University

The complex of CaMKII with the NMDA channel, a molecular memory of synapses

BSLC 205

Hosted by William Green.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 12pm

Liam Paninski, Ph.D., Department of Statistics, Columbia University

Challenges & opportunities in statistical neuroscience

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Dr. Paninski was invited by Dr. Jason MacLean.

Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 12pm

Tirin Moore, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University

Control of visual spatial attention by prefrontal cortex

BSLC 205

Hosted by David Freedman.

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 12pm

Loren Frank, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco

Awake replay of past experience in the hippocampus. Mechanisms & memory

BSLC 205

Hosted by Jason MacLean.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 12pm

Stephanie Palmer, Ph.D., Department of Organismal Biology & Anatomu, University of Chicago

Coding for prediction in the retina

BLSC 205

Co-sponsored by the Committee on Neurobiology & the Committee on Computational Neuroscience.  Dr. Palmer has requested to become a member of these committees and is giviing this talk toward that end.

Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 12pm

Joe Fetcho, Department of Neurobiology & Behavior, Cornell University

A ground plan for the construction of the neuronal circuits for movements

BSLC 205

Hosted by Melina Hale.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 2:30pm

Simon LeVay, Author, The Sexual Brain

The science of sexual orientation

BSLC 115

Hosted by Eric Schwartz

Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 12pm

Jim Surmeier, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, Northwestern University

Understanding the originsl of neuronal vulnerability in Parkins's disease & re-engineering it

BSLC 205

Hosted by Xioaxi Zhuang

Monday, October 22, 2012 at 12pm

Alex Rajan, Hatsopoulos Lab, University of Chicago

Communication in the sensorimotor cortex

BSLC 205

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 12pm

Wen-Cheng Xiong, Ph.D., Department of Neurology, Institute of Molecular Medicine & Genetics, Georgia Health

VPS35 & neurodegenerative disorders

BLSC 205

Hosted by Ming Xu

Monday, November 5, 2012 at 12pm

Forrest Gulden, Grove Lab, University of Chicago

Elucidating the mechanisms underling the morphogenic efforts of FGF3 on cortical development with an ex vivo system

BSLC 205

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12pm

Robert C. Froemke, Ph.D., Skirball Institute, Depts of Physiology/Neuroscience & Otolaryngology, Center for Neural Science, New York University

Long-term modification of cortical synapse improves sensory perception

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Christian Hansel

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 12pm

Don Katz, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Brandeis University

TBA

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Jason MacLean

Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 12pm

Peter Juo, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Physiology & Pharmacology, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Science, Tufts University School of Medicine

Regulation of glutamate receptor trafficking by the ubiquitin signaling system in C. elegans

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Kamal Sharma

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12pm

Josh Aakers, Popko Lab, University of Chicago

The bioinformatics of myelination: A study of ZFP191 using next generation sequencing

BSLC 205

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 12pm

Dr. Andrew Pruszysnki, University of Umea

The brain & periphery as partners in skilled sensorimotor behavior

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Sliman Bensmaia

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 12pm

Jared Ostmeyer, Roux Lab, University of Chicago

Recovery from slow inactivation in K+ channels controlled by buried water molecules

BSLC 205

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 12:30pm

Willie Rosario, Rhodes Lab, University of Chicago

Cental regulation of pancreatic endocrine functions

BSLC 205

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 12pm

Anne Churchland, Ph.D., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories

Integrating information across time & sensory modalities for decision-making

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by David Freedman

Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 12pm

John Mantsch, Ph.D., Division of Biomedical Sciences, Marquette University

Neurobiological mechanisms that contribute to stress-related cocaine use

BSLc 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Daniel McGehee

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 12pm

Yelena Grinberg, Kraig Lab, University of Chicago

IGF-1 abrogates microglial oxidative stress & TNF-alpha responses to spreaing depression

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12pm

Kenneth Campbell, Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati

Genetic control of neural diversity & circuit formation in the developing mouse telencephalon

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Elizabeth Grove

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12pm

Dean Buonomano, Ph.D., Depts of Neurobiology & Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

Telling time & computing with neural dynamics

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Jason MacLean

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12pm

Robert Desimone, Ph.D., Institute for Brain Research, MIT

Cortical & thalamic mechanisms for the control of visual attention

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by S. Murray Sherman

Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 12pm

Andres Barria, Ph.D., Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington

Trafficking & function of NMDA-type glutamate receptors

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by William Green

Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 12pm

Celia Fernandez, Thinakaran Lab, University of Chicago

Post-translational modifications & neuronal transport of the beta-secretase BACE1

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Monday, February 4, 2013 at 12:30pm

Erin Mullarkey, Grove Lab, University of Chicago

Roles for the Fgf8 in olfactory system development

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 12pm

Philip Sabes, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, University of Calilfornia, San Francisco

Learning to feel again: Harnessing sensory plasticity for bidirectional brain machine interfaces

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Sliman Bensmaia

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12pm

Leah Krubitzer, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis

Evolution of the neocortex: Phenotypic changes within & across lifetimes

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Invited by the graduate students

Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 12pm

Nenad Sestan, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine

Projection systems of the human cerebral cortex: Development, evolution & dysfunction

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Elizabeth Grove

Monday, February 18, 2013 at 12pm

Stephanie Klenotich, Dulawa Lab, University of Chicago

Addicted to skinny: activity-based anorexia & reward dysfunction

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Monday, February 18, 2013 at 12:30pm

Patrick Reed, White Lab, University of Chicago

Disorders of the central nervous system & beyond

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 12pm

Brent Dioron, Ph.D., Depts of Mathematics & Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh

Linking clustered architecture & spontaneous dynamics in balanced cortical networks

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Nicolas Brunel

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 12pm

Martin Usrey, Ph.D., Department of Neurology, University of Calilfornia, Davis

Dynamic properties of neural circuits for vision

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by S. Murray Sherman

Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 12pm

Arianna Maffei, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, SUNY, Stonybrook

TBA

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Peggy Mason

Monday, March 4, 2013 at 12pm

Alex Sadovsky, MacLean Lab, University of Chicago

Cortical mesocircuitry: Mapping sensory neocortex 1000 neurons at a time

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 12pm

Karel Svoboda, Ph.D., Group Leader, Janelia Farms Research Group

TBA

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Jason MacLean

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12pm

Sylvain Baillet, Ph.D., Depts of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montral

TBA

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Jean Decety

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10am

John R. Maunsell, Ph.D., Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Attention, Perception and Representations of Visual Stimuli by Neuronal Populations

KCBD 1103

Hosted by Dean's Strategic Planning Initiative Neuroscience Subcommittee

Monday, March 18, 2013 at 12pm

Michael Priest, Bezanilla Lab, Univerity of Chicago

Milimeter waves alter excitable cell activity through a thermal mechanism

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 1:30pm

Gordon M.G. Shepherd, Ph.D., Physiology, Northwestern University

Corticals circuits in mouse motor cortex

KCBD 1103

2013 Carlson Symposium on Neuroscience
The Department of Neurobiology

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 1:30pm

Josh Huang, Ph.D., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Genetic dissection of cortical GAB Aergic circuits - chandeliers light up the path

KCBD 1103

2013 Carlson Symposium on Neuroscience
Hosted by The Department of Neurobiology

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 1:30pm

Yang Dan, M.D., Howard Huges Investigator and Department of Neurobiology, HHMI/University of California, Berkeley

"Visual cortical processing: clones, interneurons, and cholinergic modulation'

2013 Carlson Symposium on Neuroscience
Hosted by The Department of Neurobiology

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 12pm

Bettina Winckler, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, University of Virginia

Neuronal endosomes:At the cross-roads of receptor trafficking in health & disease

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Gopal Thinakaran

Monday, April 15, 2013 at 12pm

Austin Lim, McGehee Lab, University of Chicago

Cholinergic interneuron physiology in L-DOPA induced dyskinesia

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Monday, April 15, 2013 at 12:30pm

Melissa Runfeld, MacLean Lab, University of Chicago

Cholinergic modulation of neocortical dynamics

BSLC 008

Graduate student talk

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 12pm

Elad Schneidman, Ph.D., Computational Neuroscience, Weizmann Institute

A thesaurus for a neural population code

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Stephanie Palmer

Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 10am

Ruth Anne Eatock, Ph.D., Departments of Neurobiology and Otology & Laryngology, Harvard Medical School

Vestibular hair cells and afferents: Sixth sensors

KCBD 1103

Hosted by The Department of Neurobiology

Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 12pm

Vikaas Sohal, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

The organization & function of prefrontal microcircuits

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Jason MacLean

Monday, April 22, 2013 at 12pm

Joanna Rowell, Ragdale Lab, Committee on Neurobiology

The evolution & development of neocortical neurons

BSLC 008

Thesis defense

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 12pm

Kay M. Tye, Ph.D., Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dissecting neural cicuits underlying anxiety

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Christian Hansel

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 12pm

Jessica Koranda, Zhuang Lab, Universit of Chicago

Chronic nicotine ameliorates aberrant learning: Implications for Parkinson's disease

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 12:30pm

Leah Mayo, De Wit Lab, University of Chicago

Characterization of responses to a conditional drug cue in healthy human volunteers

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 12pm

Anne-Marie Oswald, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh

Synaptic & circuit mechanisms of olfactory processing in the piriform cortex

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Invited by the Committee on Computational Neuroscience graduate students

Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 12pm

Ulrich Mueller, Ph.D., Department of Cellular Biology, Scripps Research Institute

Shaping our minds: Stem & progenitor cell diversity in the mammalian neocortex

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

DUE TO OUTSIDE CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND THE SPEAKER WILL RESCHEDULE DURING THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR.

Friday, May 3, 2013 at 1:30pm

Laurel Farmer, Nelson Lab, University of Chicago

CLC-3 chloride channels moderate long-term potentiation at Schaffer collateral-CA2 synpases

BLSC 008

Thesis defense

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 12pm

Katherine Johnston, A. Palmer Lab, University of Chicago

Glyoxalase1 (Glo1) & Methylglyoxal (MG) in anxiety & depression

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 12:30pm

Richard Williams IV, Hale Lab, University of Chicago

Roles of proprioception in pectoral fin locomotion: A bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) model

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 1pm

Ray Hulse, Perozo Lab, University of Chicago

A spectroscopic investigation into the dynamics of K+ channel gating

BSLC 115

Thesis defense

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 12pm

CANCELED Edwin Monuki, Ph.D., M.D., Developmental & Cellular Biology, University of California, Irvine

The BMP morphogen hypothesis in the developing telencephalon: Basic insights & potential clinical applications

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

THIS SEMINAR IS CANCELED. Hosted by Elizabeth Grove

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 12pm

Gabe Rosenhouse, Schwartz Lab, University of Chicago

Multimodal imaging of vesicule fusion

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Monday, May 13, 2013 at 12:30pm

Shannon Wolfmann, McGehee Lab, University of Chicago

The interpeduncular nucleur & the aversive effects of nicotine

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 12pm

John H. Kaas, Ph.D., Department of Pschology, Vanderbilt University

The recovery of function after damage to the somatosensory system & sensory loss in primates

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Sliman Bensmaia

Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12pm

Ryohei Yasuda, Ph.D., Max Planck Florida Institute

Imaging signal transduction in single dendritic spines

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Christian Hansel

Monday, May 20, 2013 at 12pm

Benjamin Clayton, Popko Lab, University of Chicago

The integrated stress response in perinatal white matter injury

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Monday, May 20, 2013 at 12:30pm

Ryan Walters, Green Lab, University of Chicago

Targeting neurons in lysosomal storage disorders with quantum dots

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12pm

Carl Olson, Ph.D., Carnegie Melon University

All that glitters is not gold: Distinct representations of salience & value in the primate brain

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by David Freedman

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 12pm

Joshua Gold, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania

Adaptive learning in a dynamic world

BLSC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by David Freedman

Monday, June 3, 2013 at 12pm

Aya Pusic, Kraig Lab, University of Chicago

IFNg stimulated dendritic cells as a source of myelin promoting exosomes: A potential therapeutic based on environmental enrichment

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 12pm

Nicole Rust, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

The neural mechanisms involved in finding objects & switching between targets

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by David Freedman

Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 9:30am

Lorenzo Rinaldo, Hansel Lab, University of Chicago

Cholinergic control of synaptic plasticity in the cerebellar cortex

GCIS 301/303

Dissertation defense

Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 12pm

John Reynolds, Ph.D., Systems Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute

Neural mechanisms of selective visual attention

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Murray Sherman

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 12pm

Dietmar Plenz, Ph.D., Investigator, Section of Critical Brain Dynamics, in the Intramural Research Program, NIMH

Neuronal avalanches

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Jason MacLean

Monday, June 24, 2013 at 12pm

Arup Sarma, Freedman Lab, University of Chicago

TBA

BSLC 008

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

graduate student talk

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 1pm

Shana Augustin, Zhuang Lab, University of Chicago

The functional significance of cyclic AMP signaling in bidirectional plasticity in the striatopallidal pathway

BSLC 109

Thesis defense

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 11am

Mark Opal, Dulawa Lab, University of Chicago

Serotonin 2C antagonist are putative fast-acting antidepressants

KCBD 1103

Thesis defense

Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12pm

Wim van Drongelen, Ph.D., Dept of Pediatrics, Neurology & Computational Neuroscience, University of Chicago

Epilepsy: Introduction, dogmas, & overview of our research efforts

BSLC 205

Dr. van Drongelen is giving this talk to become a member of the Committee on Neurobiology.  All active members will be getting a ballot via email.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 12pm

Xiaoqin Wang, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering Department, Johns Hopkins University

The complexity of neural responses in auditory cortex and its functional implications

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Sliman Bensmaia, Ph.D.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 12pm

Q. Richard Lu, Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati

Molecular Control of Myelination and Neurological Diseases

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Brian Popko, Ph.D.

Monday, October 14, 2013 at 12pm

Celia Fernandez, Thinakaran Lab, Committee on Neurobiology, University of Chicago

BACE1 Palmitoylation and Localization in the Neuron

BSLC 205

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

Monday, October 14, 2013 at 12pm

Melissa Runfeldt, MacLean Lab, Committee on Computational Neuroscience, University of Chicago

Acetylcholine functionally reorganizes neocortical microcircuits

BSLC 205

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 12pm

Tony Zador, MD Ph.D., Department of Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Cortical circuits underlying auditory decisions

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by: Jason MacLean, Ph.D.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 12pm

John Hildebrand, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, University of Arizona

Explorations of a 'Simple' Olfactory System

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by: Clifton Ragsdale, Ph.D.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 12pm

Nicolas Brunel, Ph.D., Department of Statistics and Neuroscience, University of Chicago

Modelling learning and memory, from synapse to network

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Christian Hansel, Ph.D.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 2pm

Stephanie Klenotich, Dulawa Laboratory, Committee on Neurobiology, University of Chicago

THESIS DEFENSE: Identifying the neural substrates of activity-based anorexia in mice

KCBD 1103

Other Seminar Series

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 12pm

Andrew Huberman, Ph.D., Section of Neurobiology and Neurosciences, University of California at San Diego

Trans-synaptic circuits for processing directional motion

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by: Wei Wei, Ph.D.

Monday, October 28, 2013 at 4pm

Ila Fiete, Ph.D., Center for Learning and Memory, University of Texas, at Austin

Evidence that the Brain Codes a Scalar Variable with Diverse Populations of Continuous Attractors

Eckhart 133

Other Seminar Series

Statistics Seminar

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 2pm

Yelena Grinberg, Kraig Laboratory, Committee on Neurobiology, University of Chicago

THESIS DEFENSE: Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 as a Novel Therapeutic for Migraine

KCBD 1103

Other Seminar Series

Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 12pm

Aaron Gitler, Ph.D., Department of Genetics, Stanford University

High-throughput genetic screens to define mechanisms of human neurodegenerative diseases

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by: Sam Sisodia, Ph.D.

Monday, November 4, 2013 at 12pm

Etienne Manderscheid, Margoliash Laboratory, Committee on Computational Neuroscience, University of Chicago

Abnormal syntax and stuttering following delayed auditory feedback in songbirds

BSLC 205

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 12pm

Malcolm MacIver, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Convergent evolution of mechanically optimal locomotion and its implications for neural information acquisition

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 12pm

Peter Janssen, Ph.D., Department of Neurosciences, KU Leuven

Three-dimensional shape processing in the macaque brain

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by: David Freedman, Ph.D.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 12pm

Michael Brecht, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Institut für Biologie

A Grid Cell Grid?

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by: Christian Hansel, Ph.D.

Monday, November 18, 2013 at 12pm

Patrick Reed, White Laboratory, Committee on Neurobiology, University of Chicago

Familial Disorders of the CNS and beyond

BSLC 205

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

Lunch will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Monday, November 18, 2013 at 4pm

Surya Ganguli, Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University

The Functional Contribution of Synaptic Complexity to Learning and Memory

Eckhart 133

Other Seminar Series

Statistics Seminar

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 12pm

Alex Pouget, Ph.D., Department of Medical Sciences, University of Geneva

Not noisy just wrong

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by: Stephanie Palmer, Ph.D.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 12pm

Emery Brown, MD Ph.D., Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT

The Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain Under Anesthesia

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Neuroscience graduate students

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2pm

Forrest Gulden, Grove Laboratory, Committee on Neurobiology, University of Chicago

MorphoGENIUS! FGF8 solves neocortical patterning by using TWO intracellular signal transduction cascades!

GCIS W301

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 12pm

David Holtzman, MD Ph.D., Department of Neurology, Washington University in St. Louis

Potential role of extracellular tau in development and spread of tauopathy: Effects of anti-tau antibodies

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted By: Sam Sisodia, Ph.D.

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 12:30pm

Gregg Tabot, Besmaia Laboratory, Committee on Computational Neuroscience, University of Chicago

Restoring the sense of touch with a prosthetic hand through a brain interface

BSLC 205

Graduate Student Seminars Seminar Series

Lunch will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 12pm

Mitra Hartmann, Ph.D., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

'The view from the whiskers of a rat: Quantifying the complete input to an active sensing system'

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Leslie Kay.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 12pm

Edwin H. Cook, Jr. M.D., Department of Psychiatry, The University of Illinois at Chicago

Autism Genetics

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Christian Hansel.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 12pm

Sarah Keedy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, University of Chicago

Altered Neural Systems Supporting Attentional Control in Schizophrenia

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Candidacy to CON Committee

Monday, January 27, 2014 at 12pm

Erin Mullarkey, GRADUATE STUDENT TALK, Grove Laboratory, Committee on Neurobiology, University of Chicago

Defining the developmental relationship between Fgf8 and the olfactory system

BLSC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 12pm

Alexander C. Huk, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, The University of Texas at Austin

'Dissecting decision-making in the dorsal stream: from stimulus to decision'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by David Freedman

Friday, January 31, 2014 at 1pm

Alex Sadovsky, THESIS DEFENSE, MacLean Laboratory, Committee on Computational Neuroscience, University of Chicago

Emergent properties of neural circuits: observation and analysis of functional networks in sensory neocortex

KCBD 1103

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Monday, February 3, 2014 at 12pm

Theoden (Tay) Netoff, Ph.D., Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

Title: 'TBA'

Location: 'TBA'

Hosted by Leslie Kay

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 12pm

Christiane Linster, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Cornell

'Regulation of cholinergic modulation in olfactory bulb and cortex'

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Leslie Kay

Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12pm

Marla B. Feller, Ph.D., Professor and Head, Division of Neurobiology, University of California at Berkeley

'Retinal waves and development of functional neural circuits'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Wei Wei

Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 12pm

Edwin Monuki, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California – Irvine

'Systems-Level Analysis of the BMP Morphogen System in the Developing Telencephalon'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Elizabeth Grove

Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12pm

Stephen Moss, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience, Tufts University

CANCELLED - Regulation of neuronal Cl- homeostasis and its role in Status Epileptucus

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Bill Green

Monday, February 24, 2014 at 12pm

Michael Priest, GRADUATE STUDENT TALK, Benzanilla Laboratory, Committee on Neurobiology, University of Chicago

'Optically tracking voltage sensors and membrane potentials

BSLC 001

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Monday, February 24, 2014 at 12pm

Aya Pusic, GRADUATE STUDENT TALK, Kraig Laboratory, Committee on Neurobiology, University of Chiago

'Effects of Microglial Polarization on Spreading Depression

BSLC 001

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 12pm

Claudia Clopath, Ph.D., Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London

Receptive field formation by interacting excitatory and inhibitory plasticity

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Christian Hansel

Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12pm

J. Paul Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., Developmental Neurobiology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

CANCELLED - RNA granule dynamics in neurological disease

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Sangram Sisodia

Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 12pm

Steven H. DeVries, M.D., Ph.D., Professor in Ophthalmology and Physiology, Northwestern University

Origins of Parallel Processing in the Retina

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Wei Wei

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 12pm

Larry Abbott, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

'Sensation, Prediction and Perception: Examples and Models'

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Stephanie Palmer

Friday, March 14, 2014 at 4pm

Rhonda Dzakpasu, Ph.D., Department of Physics and the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Georgetown University

'Temporal dynamics within networks of neurons'

KCBD 1103

Other Seminar Series

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 1pm

Rui Costa, D.V.M., Ph.D., Ann Graybiel, Ph.D., Okihide Hikasada, Ph.D., William T. Newsome, Ph.D., Neurobiology

2014 Carlson Symposium - 'Cortical and Subcortical Mechanisms of Decisions'

KCBD 1103

Hosted by David Freedman and Xiaoxi Zhuang

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 12pm

Randolph Tanzi, Professor of Neurology, Harvard University

'Decoding Alzheimer's Disease in the Whole Genome Era'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Sangam Sisodia

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 12pm

Alexander Rajan, Graduate Student Talk, Hatsopoulos Laboratory, University of Chicago

'Neural Communication in the Sensorimotor Cortex'

BSLC 008

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12pm

Stefano Fusi, Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University

‘The importance of mixed selectivity in complex cognitive tasks’

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by David Freedman

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 12pm

Ulrich Mueller, Professor and Director, Department of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Scripps Research Insitute - California Campus

'Shaping our Minds: Mechanisms of Mammalian Neocortical Development'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Elizabeth Grove

Monday, April 21, 2014 at 12am

Shannon Wolfman, Graduate Student Talk, McGehee Laboratory, University of Chicago

'Synaptic Mechanisms of Nicotine Aversion'

BSLC 008

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Monday, April 21, 2014 at 12am

Matthew Best, Graduate Student Talk, Hatsopoulos Laboratory, University of Chicago

'Spatiotemporal patterning of beta attenuation in primary motor cortex'

BSLC 008

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 12pm

Huaxi Xu, Professor and Acting Director, Center for Neuroscience, Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, California

'Novel genes and pathways involved in Down Syndrome, Alzheimer's disease and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Gopal Thinakaran

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 12pm

Brendan Chambers, Graduate Student Talk, MacLean Laboratory, University of Chicago

'Detecting topological patterns in population activity'

BSLC 008

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 12pm

Katherine Johnston McMurray, Graduate Student Talk, A. Palmer Laboratory, University of Chicago

'GL01 Inhibition as a novel pharmacotherapy for the treatment of depression'

BSLC 008

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 12pm

Hannah Bayer, Ph.D., Senior Editor, Nature Neuroscience

'Careers in publishing'

BSLC Auditorium 008

Other Seminar Series

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 12pm

Naoshige Uchida, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

'Dissecting computations in the dopamine reward circuit'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Xiaoxi Zhuang

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 12pm

Jared L. Ostmeyer, Graduate Student Talk, Benoi Roux Laboratory, University of Chicago

'Predicting the output of a black-box: the obvious prior assumption' with follow-up results: 'C-type inactivation in potassium channels'

BSLC 008

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 12pm

Daniel Feldman, Associate Professor of Neurobiology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California - Berkeley

‘Sparse distributed coding in L2 of rodent somatosensory cortex.’

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Wei Wei

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 1pm

Rudolf Faust, Student Thesis Defense, Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program / Janelia Farm, University of Chicago

'Genetic and behavioral dissection of the role of dopamine D2 receptors in motor and cognitive control'

BSLC 001

Division of the Biological Sciences

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1pm

Jillian McKee, Thesis Defense, Freedman Labotatory, University of ChicAgo

'A comparison of inferior temporal, perirhinal and prefrontal cortices in visual recognition and learning'

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 12pm

Kent Berridge, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Michigan

'Brain mechanisms for reward 'liking' versus 'wanting''

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Jean Decety

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 2pm

Etienne Manderscheid, Thesis Defense, Margoliash Laboratory, University of Chicago

'The influence of auditory feedback on vocal sequence production'

BSLC 008

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 12pm

Leah Mayo, Graduate Student Talk, H. de Wit Laboratory, University of Chicago

'A multidimensional approach to studying conditioned drug cues in healthy humans'

BSLC 008

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 12pm

CANCELLED - Kyler Brown, Graduate Student Talk, Margoliash Laboratory, Committee on Computational Neuroscience, University of Chicago

'Vocal control in songbirds'

BSLC 001

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 12pm

CANCELLED - Jonathan Pillow, Department of Psychology and Neurobiology, University of Texas-Austin

'From spikes to synaptic conductances: a biophysically plausible conductance-based point process encoding model for neural responses'

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Stephanie Palmer

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 12pm

Jeff C. Magee, Ph.D., HHMI / Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, Virginia

'Fundamental computations in neocortical and hippocampal microcircuits.'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Christian Hansel

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 12pm

Joshua D. Aaker, Graduate Student Talk, Popko Laboratory, The Committee on Neurobiology, University of Chicago

‘The role of ZFP191 in oligodendrocyte maturation and CNS myelination’

BSLC 008

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 12pm

Benjamin L. Clayton, Graduate Student Talk, Popko Laboratory, The Committee on Neurobiology, University of Chicago

'The integrated stress response in perinatal white matter injury'

BSLC 008

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 12pm

Ranulfo Romo, Ph.D., Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute de Fisiologia Celular, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

'Conversion of sensory signals into perceptual decisions across cortex'

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Sliman Bensmaia

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12pm

Takao Hensch, Ph.D., Professor of Neurology and Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

‘Shaping neural circuits by early experience’

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Christian Hansel

Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 12pm

Christopher A. Walsh, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

'Somatic mutation and genomic variability in the human cerebral cortex'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Wei Wei

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 9am

2014 Neuroscience Retreat at Marina Grand

Annual Neuroscience Retreat

This year's retreat  will be held at the Grand Marina Resort, Thursday [September 18th] and Friday [September 19th]. The resort and marina sit on a beautiful lake, and is situated near a number of wineries and galleries.

This year our A.J. Carlson Memorial Lecturers will be Diane Lipscombe of Brown University, and Jose Carmena of the University of California at Berkeley.



More information is available here

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 12pm

Tatyana Sharpee, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk University

'Trade-off between feature complexity and invariance in mid-level vision'

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Stephanie Palmer

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 12pm

John Rubenstein, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

'Regional patterning of the cortex'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Elizabeth Grove

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 12pm

Jianhua Cang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Northwestern University

'Critical Period Plasticity and Binocular Matching in the Mouse Visual cortex'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Wei Wei

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 12pm

Cris Niell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Oregon

‘Visual processing and behavioral state in the mouse’

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Wei Wei

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 12pm

Leslie C. Griffith, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Neuroscience, Director, Volen National Center for Complex Systems

'Sleep and memory consolidation: Just another excuse to nap?'

GCIS W301

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Peggy Mason

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 12pm

Kenneth D. Miller, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience, Physiology & Cellular Biophysics, Co-director, Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Columbia University Medical Center

'The stabilized supralinear network: A simple circuit motif underlying multi-input integration in sensory cortex.'

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Nicolas Brunel

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12pm

Angeliki Louvi, Ph.D.,, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery and Neurobiology, Yale University

‘Investigating Mechanisms of Brain Disease Using Animal Models’

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Elizabeth Grove

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 1pm

Aya Pusic, STUDENT DEFENSE, Kraig Laboratory, University of Chicago

'Neuroimmune signaling of Environmental Enrichment; The role of Exosomes in Remyelination'

KCBD 1103

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Reception - 4:00 pm - Medical Center, room S-224

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 1pm

Melissa Runfeldt, STUDENT DEFENSE, MacLean Laboratory, University of Chicago

'Neuromodulatory Regulation of Local Circuit Computations in the Neocortex'

KCBD 1103

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Reception - 4:00-6:00pm - Jimmy's

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 12pm

Jennifer A. Evans, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Marquette University

'A time for change: Network-level plasticity in circadian clock circuits.'

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Brian Pendergast

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 12pm

Thomas A. Blanpied, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physiology, University of Maryland

'Nanoscale organization and dynamics of signaling at single synapses'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by William (Bill) Green

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 12pm

Adrienne Fairhall, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics & Computational Neuroscience, University of Washington

'Variability and learning in birdsong'

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Leslie Osborne

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 12pm

Josh H. McDermott, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Understanding Audition Via Sound Analysis and Synthesis.’

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Sliman Bensmaia

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 12pm

Randy L. Buckner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Harvard University

'Explorations of the Large-Scale Architecture of the Human Brain'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Christian Hansel

Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 12pm

Won-Suk Chung, Ph.D., Stanford University

The phagocytic role of astrocytes in synapse elimination

BSLC 205

Hosted by The Department of Neurobiology

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 12pm

CANCELLED - Stephanie Cacioppo (née Ortigue), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, The University of Chicago

‘Dynamic Spatiotemporal Brain Analyses using High Performance Electrical NeuroImaging’

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Nicholas Hatsopoulos

Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 12pm

Chieh Chang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biological Sciences Division, University of Illinois at Chicago

'Understanding timing mechanisms for orderly neuronal connectivity in development and regeneration decline in aging'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Clifton Ragsdale

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 12pm

Shigeki Watanabe, Ph.D., Charite Universitatsmedizin

Ultrafast recycling of synaptic vesicles

BSLC 205

Hosted by The Department of Neurobiology

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 12pm

CANCELLED - Lisa Monteggia, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

'TBA'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Stephanie Dulawa

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 12pm

William W. Bialek, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physics, Princeton University

'Collective behavior in networks of neurons and flocks of birds'

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Daniel Margoliash

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 12pm

Sandra Maday, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Spatiotemporal dynamics and regulations of autophagy in neurons

BSLC 205

Hosted by The Department of Neurobiology

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 12pm

Thomas S. Reese, M.D., Department of Neuroscience, NIH

‘Molecular organization of the PSD molecule by molecule’

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by William Green

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 12pm

Theoden (Tay) Netoff, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota

'‘Optimization of Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinsons’ and Epilepsy’'

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Leslie Kay

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 12pm

Christopher Fetsch, Ph.D., Columbia University Medical Center

Quantitative links between sensory neural activity and confidence in a perceptual decision'

BSLC 205

Hosted by The Department of Neurobiology

Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 12pm

James DiCarlo, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, McGovern Institute for Brain Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

‘Neural Mechanisms Underlying Visual Object Recognition’

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by David Freedman and Sliman Bensmaia

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 12pm

Peter Latham, Ph.D., Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London

'What does Bayes' theorem tell us about learning at the synaptic level?'

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Nicolas Brunel

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 12pm

Paschalis Kratsios, Ph.D., Columbia University Medical Center

Gene regulatory logic of motor neuron terminal differentiation

KCBD 1103

Hosted by The Department of Neurobiology

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 12pm

Xin Duan, Ph.D., Harvard University

Molecular and genetic assembly of neural circuits

BSLC 205

Hosted by The Department of Neurobiology

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 12pm

Nicolas Tritsch, Ph.D., Harvard University

"Lost in translation - what do dopamine neurons tell the brain?"

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by the Department of Neurobiology

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 4pm

Bianxiao Cui, Ph.D., Stanford University

'Super-resolution tracking of nerve growth factor (NGF) transport in neuroons - revealing the coordination of molecular motors during axonal transport'

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by John Maunsell

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 12pm

Elizabeth Ann Jonas, M.D., Departments of Internal Medicine and Neurobiology, Yale University

'Mitochondrial bioenergetics, synaptic plasticity and Parkinson’s Disease'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Jeremy Marks, Ph.D.

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 12pm

STUDENT TALK, Celia Fernandez, Thanakaran Laboratory, The University of Chicago

'Mediators of BACE1 Localization in the Neuron'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Student Talk Seminar Series
Committee on Neurobiology

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 12pm

STUDENT TALK, Matthew Best, Hatsopoulos Laboratory, The University of Chicago

'Spatiotemporal dynamics in primary motor cortex at movement onset'

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Student Talk Seminar Series
Computational Neuroscience

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 12pm

Eero Simoncelli, Ph.D., Departments of Neural Science, Mathematics and Psychology, New York University

'Embedding of prior probabilities in neural populations'

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by CNS graduate student representative, Justin Lieber

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 12pm

Margaret E. Gnegy, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, University of Michigan

'Using one drug and two presynaptic mechanisms to control speed'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Paul Vezina

Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12pm

STUDENT TALK, Tahra Eissa, van Drongelen Laboratory, The University of Chicago

'Synchronization of Cellular Epileptiform Activity Generates High Frequency Oscillations."

BSLC 205

Student Talk Seminar Series
Committee on  Neurobiology

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 12pm

Jerry L. Chen, University of Zurich

Dissecting long-range cortical circuits during behavior

BSLC 205

Hosted by Elizabeth Grove and The Department of Neurobiology

Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 12pm

Elizabeth Adkins-Regan, M.D./Ph.D., Departments of Psychology and Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University

'Neuroendocrinology of social monogamous pairing: a bird's-eye view'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Brian Prendergast, Ph.D.

Monday, March 9, 2015 at 12pm

STUDENT TALK, Kyler Brown, Margoliash Laboratory, The University of Chicago

'Testing a model of motor control in birdsong.'

BSLC 205

Student Talk Series
Computational Neuroscience

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 12pm

Ivo Spiegel, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

'Regulation of excitatory-inhibitory balance in cortical circuits by sensory-induced gene programs'

BSLC 205

Hosted by Ruth Anne Eatock
Department of Neurobiology

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 12:30pm

POST DOC, Bram-Ernst Verhoef, Maunsell Laboratory, The University of Chicago

"Tuned Normalization Unifies attention Modulation and Spatial Summation across the Receptive Field"

BSLC 205

Post Doc Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior


Monday, March 16, 2015 at 12pm

STUDENT TALK, Katherine M.J. McMurray, Abraham Palmer Laboratory, The University of Chicago

'Regulation of ethanol consumption by Glyoxalase 1'

BSLC 205

Student Talk Seminar Series
Committee on Neurobiology


Monday, March 16, 2015 at 12pm

STUDENT TALK, Iboro Umana, McGehee Laboratory, The University of Chicago

'Nicotinic modulation of descending pain pathways'

BSLC 205

Student Talk Seminar Series
MSTP, Neurobiology 

Monday, March 16, 2015 at 2pm

Jason MacLean, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Neurobiology, The University of Chicago

'Multineuronal activity patterns: a framework for computation in the neocortex'

KCBD 1103

The Department of Neurobiology
The University of Chicago

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 12pm

Kassandra Ori-McKenney, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, University of California, San Francisco

'Building a neuron: mechanisms regulating the cytoskeleton during development and function'

KCBD 1103

Hosted by William Green
Department of Neurobiology

Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 12pm

Engin Özkan, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Chicago

"Probing novel receptor-ligand interactions in the nervous system through proteomics, structure and function'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Candidate for The Committee on Neurobiology
Hosted by Wei Wei

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 12pm

Eric Klann, Ph.D., Neuroscience, New York University

"Translational Control in Cognitive Function and Developmental Disorders'

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Christian Hansel, Ph.D.

Monday, April 6, 2015 at 12:30pm

STUDENT TALK, Doreen Rhee, Sherman Laboratory, The University of Chicago

"The contribution of the transthalamic pathway to activity in mouse extrastriate cortex"

BSLC 008

Student Talk Seminar Series
Committee on Neurobiology

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 12pm

Robert R. DeRuyter van Steveninck, Ph.D., Biophysics & Program in Neural Science, Indiana University

"Making Sense from Natural Signals: Visual Information Processing in the Fly"

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Stephanie Palmer, Ph.D.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 12:30pm

POST DOC, Judit Pungor, Ragsdale Laboratory, The University of Chicago

"Characterization of the Visual System of Octopus Bimaculoide"

Medical Center, AMB P-403

Post Doc Seminar Series
Committee on Neurobiology & Grossman Institute

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 12pm

William Guido, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology, University of Louisville

"Dissecting Circuits in the Mouse Visual Thalamus"

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Wei Wei, Ph.D.

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 12pm

STUDENT TALK, Jared Salisbury, S. Palmer Laboratory, The University of Chicago

"Statistics of Natural Motion"

BSLC 008

Student Talk Seminar Series
Computational Neuroscience

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 12:30pm

STUDENT TALK, Shannon Wolfman, McGehee Laboratory, The University of Chicago

Synaptic mechanisms of nicotine averson

BSLC 008

Student Talk Seminar Series
Committee on Neurobiology

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 12pm

Todd Golde, Ph.D., euroscience; Investigator, McKnight Brain Institute and CTRND, University of Florida

"Harnessing Immunoproteostasis to Treat Neurodegenerative Disorders"

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Gopal Thinakaran, Ph.D.

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12pm

STUDENT TALK, Summer Thompson, Dulawa Laboratory, The University of Chicago

"Effect of Putative OCD Risk Gene BTBD3 on Behavior"

BSLC 008

Student Talk Seminar Series
Committee on Neurobiology

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 12pm

William W. Lytton, M.D./Ph.D., Physiology and Pharmacology, Suny Downstate Medical Center

"Schizophrenia, information flow-through and minimal perturbations: simulation studies in the brain'

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Wim van Drongelen, Ph.D.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 12pm

Joanna Jankowsky, Ph.D., Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine

"Using hippocampal place fields to probe circuit dysfunction in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease"

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Gopal Thinakaran, Ph.D.

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 12pm

THESIS DEFENSE, Leah Mayo, de Wit laboratory, The University of Chicago

Human Drug Conditioning: Combining Self-Report, Behavioral, and Psychophysiological Approaches

BSLC 008

Thesis Defense
Committee on Neurobiology

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 12pm

STUDENT TALK, Dana Simmons, Hansel Laboratory, The University of Chicago

"Abnormal Cerebellar Physiology and Development in the Autistic Brain"

BSLC 008

Student Talk Seminar Series
Committee on Neurobiology

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 2:30pm

THESIS DEFENSE, Patrick Reed, White Laboratory, The University of Chicago

"The identification and study of known and novel variants in spinocerebellar ataxia"

KCBD 1103

Thesis Defense
Committee on Neurobiology

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 12pm

Ernest Barreto, Ph.D., School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences, The Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University

"Collective Dynamics in Populations of Theta Neurons"

BSLC 205

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Hosted by Stephanie Palmer, Ph.D.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12pm

Anatol Kreitzer, Ph.D., Physiology, Assistant Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, University of California, San Francisco

"Regulation of Motor Behavior by Basal Ganglia Circuitry"

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Xiaoxi Zhuang, Ph.D.

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:30am

THESIS DEFENSE, Richard Williams, IV, Hale Laboratory, The University of Chicago

"Fin ray proprioception and its role in actinopterygian fish swimming"

GCIS W301/W303

Thesis Defense
Computational Neuroscience

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 12pm

STUDENT TALK, Jeffrey Walker, Hatsopoulos Laboratory, University of Chicago

"Preparing to study cortical contributions to reaching in marmoset"

BSLC 008

Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series

Student Talk Seminar Series

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 12:30pm

STUDENT TALK, Matthew Macellaio, Osborne Laboratory, University of Chicago

"The natural basis for visual motion representation in MT"

BSLC 008

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Student Talk Seminar Series

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 2pm

THESIS DEFENSE, Ryan O'Neal Walters, Dawson Laboratory, University of Chicago

"Targeting Nanoparticles to Neurons"

KCBD 1103

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Thesis Defense

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 12pm

C. Savio Chan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Physiology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

"Astrocytic dysfunction in mouse models of Parkinson’s disease"

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Daniel McGehee, Ph.D.

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 10am

THESIS DEFENSE, Arup Sarma, Freedman Laboratory, University of Chicago

"Learning-dependent plasticity of visual and cognitive encoding in parieto-frontal networks"

BSLC 001

Thesis Defense

Computational Neuroscience


Monday, May 11, 2015 at 12pm

STUDENT TALK, Adam Brown, Biron Laboratory, The University of Chicago

"Neuronal and molecular mechanisms for efficient foraging in a complex environment"

BSLC 008

Student Talk Seminar Series
Computational Neuroscience

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 12:30pm

POST-DOC SERIES, Giorgio Grasselli, Hansel Laboratory, The University of Chicago

Neuroplasticity in the cerebellum

Medical Center, AMB P-403

Post Doc Seminar Series
Committee on Neurobiology & The Grossman Institute

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 12pm

Garret Stuber, Ph.D., Psychiatry, University of North Carolina

"Dissecting the Neuroal Circuits that Mediate Motivated Behavior"

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Xiaoxi Zhuang, Ph.D.

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 12pm

CANCELLED - STUDENT TALK, Jared Clemens, The University of Chicago

TBA

BSLC 008

Student Talk Seminar Series
Computational Neuroscience

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 12:30pm

CANCELLED - STUDENT TALK, Gregg Tabot, The University of Chicago

"Neurons in primary somatosensory cortex encode complex hand postures and movements"

BSLC 008

Student Talk Seminar Series
Computational Neuroscience

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 12pm

Massimo Scanziani, Ph.D., Neurobiology Section, University of California, San Diego

"Cortical Circuits of Vision"

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Jason MacLean, Ph.D.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12pm

Roberto Malinow, M.D., Ph.D., Neurobiology, University of California, San Diego

"Unusual NMDA receptor function in plasticity and disease"

BSLC 205

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Hosted by Sangram Sisoda, Ph.D.

Monday, June 1, 2015 at 12pm

STUDENT TALK, Brendan Chambers, MacLean Laboratory, The University of Chicago

"A small world of synaptic integration: emergent patterned activity in a random network"

BSLC 008

Student Talk Seminar Series
Computational Neuroscience

Monday, June 1, 2015 at 12pm

STUDENT TALK, David Koren, Wei Laboratory, The University of Chicago

"Role of metabotropic glutamate receptor 2 in retinal direction selectivity"

BSLC 008

Student Talk Seminar Series
ISTP/Committee on Neurobiology

Monday, June 8, 2015 at 12pm

STUDENT TALK, Jyothsna Suresh, van Drongelen Laboratory, The University of Chicago

"Understanding the role of synaptogenesis in shaping network activity patterns"

BSLC 008

Student Talk Seminar Series

Computational Neuroscience

Monday, June 8, 2015 at 12:30pm

STUDENT TALK, Joseph Lombardo, The University of Chicago

"Effects of Heterogeneity and Correlation on Population Coding in Naturalistic Models of Area MT"

BSLC 008

Student Talk Seminar Series
Computational Neuroscience

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 12pm

POST DOC, Arij Daou, Margoliash Laboratory, The University of Chicago

"Intrinsic plasticity "set point", network stability, and sensory feedback processing as an early error detection mechanism in the HVC of zebra finches"

Medical Center, AMB P-403

Hosted by The Department of Neurobiology & The Grossman Institute

Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 1pm

Martin Chalfie, Ph.D., Nobel laureate, Chemistry 2008; William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, Columbia University

'GFP: Lighting up life'

BSLC 109

Neurobiology Seminar Series

Co-sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs

Monday, June 15, 2015 at 1:30pm

STUDENT DEFENSE, Michael Priest, Benzanilla Laboratory, The University of Chicago

Electrophysiological and fluorometric studies provide insight into voltage-sensitive proteins and excitable membranes

KCBD 1103

Neurobiology Seminar Series

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 12:30pm

POST DOC, Yonatan Aljadeff, Brunel Laboratory, The University of Chicago

"Why do receptive field models work in recurrent networks?"

Medical Center, AMB P-403

Hosted by The Department of Neurobiology & The Grossman Institute

Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 1pm

STUDENT DEFENSE, Iboro Umana, McGehee Laboratory, The University of Chicago

“Nicotinic Modulation of Descending Pain Control Circuitry”

BSLC 109

Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program

Committee on Neurobiology

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 12:30pm

POST DOC, Carole Deyts, Parent Laboratory, The University of Chicago

"Molecular basis of Alzheimer's Disease."

Medical Center, AMB, P-403

Post Doc Seminar Series

The Department of Neurobiology & Grossman Institute