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Neuroscience Seminar Series
Bingni Wen Brunton, PhD - University of Washington Seattle
"Sparse sensing and control for agile movements: Computational and comparative considerations"
October 27th, 2020

Special Seminar
David Linden, PhD - Johns Hopkins University*
"The Scientific Case Against Racism"
*A recording of this seminar is available upon request. Please contact
October 9th, 2020

Neuroscience Seminar Series
Michael Long, PhD - NYU Medicine
"Comparative neurobiology of vocal communication"
October 6th, 2020


Neuroscience Seminar Series
Tim Buschman, PhD - Princeton University
"Control of working memory"
September 29th, 2020

Neuroscience Summer Research Seminars
Summer Thompson, Postdoc Fellow - Taylor Lab, Yale University
"Investigating individual differences in alcohol use and decision-making in mice"
September 22nd, 2020

Neuroscience Summer Research Seminars
Akram Bakkour, PhD - Department of Psychology
"The hippocampus bridges the past with the future during decision-making"
September 8th, 2020

Thesis Defense - CON
Victoria Okuneye - Keedy Lab
“The relationship of delusions in psychosis with the functional integration of prediction error neural circuits"
September 4th, 2020

Neuroscience Summer Research Seminars
Wanhao Chi, PhD - Zhuang Lab
"Drosophila models of human epilepsy: a tale of gene-diet interactions"
September 1st, 2020


Thesis Defense - CNS
Jeff Johnston - Freedman lab
"The lateral intraparietal area is preferentially engaged in directed tasks rather than undirected free behavior”
August 26th, 2020

Neuroscience Summer Research Seminars
Manoj Doss, PhD - Johns Hopkins University
"The acute and enduring effects of hallucinogens on brain function and cognition"
August 25th, 2020

Neuroscience Summer Research Seminars
Tahra Eissa, PhD - University of Colorado Boulder
"A Bill Murray story? It's more likely than you think – systemic biases in rare-event inference"
August 18th, 2020

Neuroscience Summer Research Seminars
Wim van Drongelen, PhD - Department of Neurology
"The role of paroxysmal depolarization in propagation of seizures"
August 11th, 2020

Neuroscience Summer Research Seminars
Monica Rosenberg, PhD - Department of Psychology
"Characterizing attention with brain-based predictive models"
August 4th, 2020


Neuroscience Summer Research Seminars
Steve Shevell, PhD - Department of Psychology
"Neural representations for colors we see"
July 8th, 2020

Neuroscience Summer Research Seminars
Gregg Wildenberg, PhD - Department of Ecology and Evolution and Department of Neurobiology
"Effects of cocaine on dopamine neurons"
July 21st, 2020

Neuroscience Summer Research Seminars
Seetha Krishnan, PhD - Sheffield Lab, Department of Neurobiology
"Internal reward expectation helps remember external contexts"
July 14th, 2020


Neuroscience Faculty Research Talks
Ed Awh, PhD - Department of Psychology
"Neural evidence for content-independent "pointers" supporting working memory storage"
June 30th, 2020

Neuroscience Graduate Student Talks
Barbara Peysakhovich, CNS - Freedman Lab
"Investigating the neural mechanisms of learning to learn"
Marina Sundiang, CNS - Hatsopoulos Lab
"Dynamics of Functional Networks during Reaching"
June 22nd, 2020

Neuroscience Graduate Student Talks
Zaina Zayyad, CNS - Maunsell/MacLean Lab
"Divisive Normalization in Awake Mouse V1"
Liza Okorokova, CNS - Bensmaia Lab
"Invariant texture representation in a complete neural population"
June 15th, 2020

Neuroscience Faculty Research Talks
Peter Warnke, MD - Department of Neurology
"Neurosurgical Tract Targeting in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder"
June 9th, 2020

Neuroscience Graduate Student Talks
Yuqing Zhu, CNS - MacLean Lab
"Features of computation in spiking neural network models"
Shivang Sullere, CON - McGehee Lab
"Discovery of a Cholinergic Circuit that Relieves Pain"
June 8th, 2020

Neuroscience Graduate Student Talks
Joseph Pak, CON - Ozkan Lab
"Robo3: A hub for nervous system complexity"
June 1st, 2020


Neuroscience Faculty Research Talks
Dave Freedman, PhD - CNS
"Mechanisms of Decision Making in Real and Artificial Neural Networks"
May 26th, 2020

Neuroscience Faculty Research Talks
Issam Awad, MD - CON, Department of Neurology
"Mechanistic Insights into Brain Hemorrhage"
May 19th, 2020 

Neuroscience Graduate Student Talks
Elisa Pabon, CON - De Wit Lab
"Differential Female Response to Acute ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)"
Graham Smith, CNS - Cowan Lab
"Manipulating Wave Propagation in Wilson-Cowan equations"
May 18th, 2020

Neuroscience Graduate Student Talks
Caleb Scheffer Sponheim, CNS - Hatsopoulos Lab
“Evidence for Discrete Population States in Motor Cortex During Continuous Movement”
Elizabeth Ann de Laittre, CNS - MacLean Lab
"Functional Relationships in Mouse Motor Cortex during Dexterous Movements"
May 11th, 2020

Neuroscience Faculty Research Talks
Bobby Kasthuri, PhD - CNS
"Connectomic Tales"
May 5th, 2020


Neuroscience Graduate Student Talks
Dalton Moore, CNS - Hatsopoulos Lab
"Developing a Network Encoding Model for Natural Behavior in Motor Cortex of the Unconstrained Marmoset"
Yuke Yan, CNS - Bensmaia Lab
"Unexpected High Dimensionality in Everyday Hand Movements"
April 27th, 2020

Neuroscience Graduate Student Talks
Hanyu Li, CNS - Kasthuri Lab
"Largescale Connectomics Reconstruction of Developing Mouse Cortex"
Nelson Davis Medina, CON - Margoliash Lab
"Relating Intrinsic Neuronal Properties to Behavior"
April 20th, 2020


Neuroscience Graduate Student Talks
Can Dong, CON - Sheffield Lab
"Distinct Encoding of a Novel Environment Experience in CA1 and CA3"
Chad Michael Heer, CON - Sheffield Lab
"Hippocampal Dopaminergic Inputs Signal Novelty and Reward Expectation"
March 16th, 2020