CNUP: Center for Neuroscience

Seminars

| 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 |

Dec 18 2014 12:00 noon

Nikolaos Mellios, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Seminar Title: Novel roles of non-coding RNAs in brain development and plasticity: Implications for psychiatric disorders
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Dec 18 2014 12:00 noon

Mary Ganguli, MD, MPH
Professor of Psychiatry, Epidemiology and Neurology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Cancer and neurodegeneration
Location: S439 ADRC, Conference Room, Montefiore Hospital
Sponsor: ADRC and School of Medicine


Dec 17 2014 12:00 noon

Jerry Silver, Ph.D.
Professor Department of Neurosciences
Case Western Reserve University

Seminar Title: Functional regeneration beyond the glial scar
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Dec 17 2014 3:30 p.m.

Mark Hoon, PhD
Senior Investigator
National Institutes of Health

Seminar Title: Molecular dissection of somatosensation: Thermosensation, pain and itch
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Dec 16 2014 4:00 p.m.

John Huguenard, PhD
Professor of Neurology and by courtesy, of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and of Neurosurgery
Stanford University School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Cerebrocortical dynamics in epilepsy
Location: 1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology and Department of Otolaryngology Auditory Research Group


Dec 16 2014 9:00 a.m.

Shuang Li
School of Medicine/Neurobiology
Center for Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense
Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying noise-induced tinnitus

Location: S123 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience/SOM


Dec 15 2014 12:00 noon

John Murray, PhD
Center for Neural Science
New York University

Seminar Title: Modeling neural circuit dysfunction in schizophrenia: Toward computational psychiatry
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Dec 12 2014 12:00 noon

Meryl A. Butters, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Mood matters: Depression and the risk of dementia
Location: WPIC Auditorium
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Dec 11 2014 4:00 p.m.

Nicole C. Rust, PhD.
Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania

Seminar Title: Might every brain area do the exact same thing? Evidence in support of canonical cortical computation
Location: Social Room, Mellon Institute
Sponsor: CNBC


Dec 9 2014 4:00 p.m.

Jennifer Raymond, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Associate Dean
Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
Stanford University School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Understanding both enhanced and impaired learning with enhanced synaptic plasticity
Location: A224 Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Dec 4 2014 1:30 p.m.

Gordon M. Shepherd, MD, DPhil
Department of Neurobiology
Yale University School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Neuroinformatics tools for building and navigating the connectome
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: NINDS T32 Training Grant


Dec 2 2014 3:00 p.m.

Courtney Lopresti
Department of Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: M.S. Thesis Defense
Involvement of the cerebellum in verbal working memory and phonological judgment: Evidence for a role in predictive phonological coding

Location: 2nd Floor Learning Research Development Center
Sponsor: department of Neuroscience


Nov 24 2014 1:00 p.m.

Rowshanak Hashemiyoon, PhD
Chief of Behavioral Neurophysiology and Computational Neuroscience
Department of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
University Hospital of Cologne
Cologne, Germany

Seminar Title: What the bleep is going on in the brain? Oscillations and brain states in Tourette Syndrome
Location: A221 Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Nov 21 2014 1:30 p.m.

Masataka Watanabe, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Toyko
Visiting Researcher, Max Planck Institute

Seminar Title: The history and the future of visual consciousness research
Location: A219A Langley Hall
Sponsor: Moghaddam laboratory, Department of Neuroscience


Nov 21 2014 12:00 noon

Myrna Weissman, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Columbia University

Seminar Title: Treating mothers and helping children
Location: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Auditorium
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Nov 20 2014 4:00 pm

Pascal Fries, MD/PhD
Director, Ernst Strungmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience in cooperation with Max Planck
Society Professor
Systems Neuroscience
Radboud University
Nijmegen

Seminar Title: Communication through coherence
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Nov 20 2014 4:00 p.m.

Simon Watkins, PhD,
Meir Aridor, PhD,
Adam Kwiatkowski, PhD
Manoj Puthenveedu, PhD

Simon Watkins, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Meir Aridor, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Adam Kwiatkowski, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Manoj Puthenveedu, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

Seminar Title: Super-resolution microscopy is dynamite: Its beginning, present, and future
Location: S100 Biomedical Sciience Tower
Sponsor: Sponsored by the Department of Cell Biology


Nov 20 2014 12:00 noon

Peter Gianaros, PhD
Professor of Psychology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: How does the brain break our hearts? A neurobiological perspective on stress and cardiovascular disease
Location: S439 ADRC, Conference Room, Montefiore Hospital
Sponsor: ADRC and School of Medicine


Nov 12 2014 4:00 p.m.

Gregory Scherrer, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Stanford School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Functional organization of the opoid system along pain neural circuits
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Nov 10 2014 2:00 p.m.

Jordan Grafman, PhD
Director, Brain Injury Research; Chief, Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory; Coleman Chair in Rehabilitation Medicine
Northwestern University Medical School, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Seminar Title: The Believing Brain
Location: Martin Room, 4127 Sennott Square
Sponsor: Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and UMPC Rehabilitation Institute


Nov 10 2014 9:00 a.m.

Michelle D. Failla
School of Medicine/Neurobiology
Center for Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Monoaminergic and neurotrophic gene variation associated with fronto-limbic circuitry affect mood and cognitive recovery post-TBI

Location: NEW LOCATION: Martin Room, 4127 Sennott Square
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Nov 6 2014 11:00 a.m.

Jesse T. Wood
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences/Neuroscience
Center for Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense
New insight into how VTA neurons encode information about serial actions

Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, Learning Research Development Center
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Nov 5 2014 4:00 pm

Hagai Bergman, MD/PhD
Simone and Bernard Guttman Chair in Brain Research
Professor, Department of Medical Neurobiology (Physiology>
The Hebrew University
Jerusalem, Israel

Seminar Title: Computational physiology of the basal ganglia and their neurological and psychiatric disorders
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, Learning Research Development Center
Sponsor: Departments of Neuroscience and Neurobiology


Oct 28 2014 11:00 am

Mark A. Lemmon, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania

Seminar Title: Understanding mechanisms of receptor tyrosine kinase regulation
Location: 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye & Ear Institute
Sponsor: Department of Cell Biology


Oct 21 2014 11:00 a.m.

Ulrich Tepass, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Cell & Systems Biology
University of Toronto

Seminar Title: Novel insights in epithelial cell adhesion and polarity
Location: 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye and Ear Institute
Sponsor: Department of Cell Biology


Oct 20 2014 3:30 p.m.

Swapnil K. Sonkusare, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Department of Pharmacology
College of Medicine
University of Vermont

Seminar Title: Disruption of TRPV4 calcium signaling at myoendothelial projections impairs endothelial vasodilation in hypertension
Location: 1395 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology


Oct 20 2014 4:00 p.m.

John Rothwell, Ph.D.
Professor of Human Neurophysiology
Sobell Department
Institute of Neurology
University College London
United Kingdom

Seminar Title: The anisotrophy of the motor cortex as seen with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation and the Systems Neuroscience Institute


Oct 17 2014 12:00 noon

J. Timothy Greenamyre, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology
Chief, Movement Disorders Division
Director, Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Mitochondria in Parkinson's disease: Pathogenesis, experimental therapeutics and biomarkers
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Oct 15 2014 4:00 p.m.

Glenn Giesler, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of Minnesota

Seminar Title: Studies of itch-and-pain-related responses of spinal cord projecting neurons
Location: 1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Oct 15 2014 12:00 p.m.

Gwenn Smith, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry,
Co-Director of the Translational Molecular Imaging Center
Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Seminar Title: Molecular imaging of the depression-dementia continuum
Location: 1695 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Oct 14 2014 4:00 p.m.

Staci Bilbo, PhD
Associate Professor
Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Departments of Psychology & Neuroscience, and Neurobiology
Duke University

Seminar Title: Microglial colonization of the developing brain: Implications for long-term neural and behavioral function
Location: A224 Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Sep 24 2014 10:00 a.m.

Alexandre DaSilva, DDS, DMedSc
Director of Headache & Orofacial Pain Effort
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan

Seminar Title: Pain as a research and therapeutic target in migraine and orofacial pain
Location: 1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Sep 17 2014 4:00 p.m.

Philippe Seguela, Ph.D.
Professor, Neurology & Neurosurgery
Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain
McGill University

Seminar Title: Optogenetic interrogation of pain circuits in transgenic mice
Location: Scaife Hall, Conference Room 1103
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Aug 20 2014 10:00 a.m.

Erin K. Kirschmann

School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Effects of unpredictable chronic mild stress on adolescent rats

Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Aug 20 2014 3:00 p.m.

Seema Bhatnagar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Seminar Title: Neural substrates of adaptations to repeated stress
Location: A224 Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jul 21 2014 9:00 a.m.

Rachel Schassburger
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Seminar Title: M.S. Thesis Defense:
Nicotine self-administration in adolescent male and female rats

Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jul 15 2014 11:00 a.m.

Andrey Finegersh

Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense:
Epigenetic effects of ethanol

Location: 1395 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology


Jul 11 2014 1:00 p.m.

Niyathi Hegde Shah

School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Calcineurin-mediated signaling in ischemic preconditioning and neural cell death

Location: 1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Jul 10 2014 4:00 p.m.

Durga P. Mohapatra, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesia
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA

Seminar Title: Neurobiology of chronic pain in cancers: From molecular mechanisms to animal models
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jul 2 2014 4:00 p.m.

James Herman, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and Director of the Laboratory of Stress Neurobiology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Seminar Title: Rethinking Stress Biology: Neuroplasticity, Adaptation and Pathology
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jul 2 2014 10:00 a.m.

James W. Maniscalco

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences/Neuroscience

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Metabolic tuning of neural, neuroendocrine, and behavioral responses to stress

Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Jun 27 2014 10:00 a.m.

Yuriy Usachev, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Iowa

Seminar Title: The roles of the complement system, Ca2+ signaling and the transcription factor NFAT in nociceptor plasticity and pain control
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Jun 26 2014 10:00 a.m.

Nicole Scheff

School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
The impact of inflammation on the regulation of intracellular Ca2+ in nociceptive neurons

Location: 1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Jun 24 2014 4:00 p.m.

Claire Cheetham, Ph.D.
Human Frontier Science Program Long-Term Fellow
Developmental Neural Plasticity Unit
NINDS/NIH
Bethesda, MD

Seminar Title: Watching sensory circuit rewiring in the living brain
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jun 19 2014

CANCELLED
Alexandre DaSilva, DDS, SMedSc
Director of Headache & Orofacial Pain Effort
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan

Seminar Title: CANCELLED
Pain as a research and therapeutic target in migraine and orofacial pain

Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research and Department of Neurobiology


Jun 18 2014 4:00 p.m.

Michael Jankowski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Seminar Title: Inflammation and ischemic myalgia
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Jun 12 2014 10:00 a.m.

Clas Linnman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Anesthesia
Harvard University 

Seminar Title: Molecular and functional imaging of the pain circuit: From peripheral inflammation to central disruption
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research and Department of Neurobiology


Jun 5 2014 12:00 noon

Amanda Lauer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology-HNS
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Seminar Title: New insights into the role of the olivocochlear efferent system in hearing and hearing loss
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology


Jun 3 2014 4:00 p.m.

Edward A. Burton, MD, DPhil, FRCP
Associate Professor of Neurology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Pathogenesis and drug discovery in progressive supranuclear palsy using novel zebrafish models
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jun 2 2014 10:00 a.m.

Jeffrey Tasker, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Catherine and Hunter Pierson Chair in Neuroscience
Director, Neuroscience
Tulane University

Seminar Title: Stress plasticity of the noradrenergic activation of the HPA axis: Rapid glucocorticoid actions
Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium, Learning & Research Development Center
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jun 2 2014 10:00 a.m.

Jon-Kar Zubieta, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Chair for Research
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Michigan

Seminar Title: Endogenous opioid mechanisms in persistent pain and relevance to treatment response  
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research and Department of Neurobiology


May 21 2014 12:00 noon

Jonathan C. Horton, M.D., Ph.D.
William F. Hoyt Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor, Step VII
Departments of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Physiology
University of California, San Francisco

Seminar Title: Binocular Function in Strabismus
Location: 125 Victoria Hall
Sponsor: CNBC and the Departments of Neurobiology and Ophthalmology


May 20 2014 4:00 p.m.

Jesse H. Goldberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Cornell University Ithaca, NY

Seminar Title: Forebrain circuits for motor exploration and learning
Location: S120 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


May 19 2014 3:00 p.m.

Vijayalakshim Ravindranath
Professor & Chair, Center for Neuroscience
Institute of Neuroscience in Bangalore

Seminar Title: New approaches to disease modifying therapies for Alheimer's disease
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: PIND, ADRC, NINDS, TG in Neurodegenerative Diseases


May 14 2014 4:00 p.m.

Jamie Rhudy, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Tulsa

Seminar Title: Emotional modulation of pain and chronic pain risk
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


May 13 2014 3:00 p.m.

John Williams, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Vollum Institute
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology,
School of Medicine,
Oregon Health and Science University

Seminar Title: Dendrodendritic dopamine transmission in the ventral midbrain
Location: A224 Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


May 9 2014 4:00 p.m.

Ramin Pashaie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Seminar Title: Optogenetic brain interfaces
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


May 8 2014 4:00 p.m.

Peter Hagoort, Ph.D.
Director
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Professor and Director
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
Radboud University Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Seminar Title: The neurobiology of language beyond single words
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Center for Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)


May 7 2014 9:00 a.m.

Kubra Komek

Program in Neural Computation
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Modeling the oscillatory disturbances in schizophrenia: Predicting the cellular and circuity level abnormalities

Location: 348 Mellon Institute Conference Room
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


May 7 2014 3:30 p.m.

Christoph Borgers, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Mathematics
Tufts University

Seminar Title: One reason why neuronal synchrony is not such a good thing
Location: 348 Mellon Institute Conference Room
Sponsor: Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


May 5 2014 10:00 a.m.

Tor Wager, Ph.D.
Director of the Cognitive & Affective Control Laboratory,
Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
University of Colorado, Boulder

Seminar Title: Towards-fMRI-based biomarkers for pain and emotion
Location: 1495 Bioscience Medical Tower
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research and the Department of Neurobiology


May 5 2014 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Bandmann, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Sheffield
England, UK

Seminar Title: Parkinson's disease: New compounds, model systems and pathways
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


May 2 2014 12:00 p.m.

Ronald S. Duman, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology, Director, Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities
Yale University School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Neurobiology of stress, depression, and antidepressants: Remodeling synaptic connections
Location: WPIC Auditorium
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series


May 1 2014 10:00 a.m.

Li-Chun (Queena) Lin

School of Medicine/Neurobiology

Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Contribution of somatostatin deficits and EIF2 signaling to anxiety/depressive-like behaviors

Location: 1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Apr 30 2014 12:00 noon

Jim Surmeier, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Physiology Professor in Physiology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Impaired TrkB receptor signaling underlies corticostriatal dysfunction in Huntington's disease
Location: 328 Mellon Institute Conference Room
Sponsor: Department of Biological Sciences, CMU


Apr 29 2014 4:00 p.m.

Ryohei Yasuda, Ph.D.
Scientific Director and Research Group Leader
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
Jupiter, FL

Seminar Title: Image signal transduction in single spines undergoing structural plasticity
Location: S100A Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Apr 17 2014 4:00p.m.

William T. Newsome
Director, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
Harman Family Provostial Professor and
Professor of Neurobiology
Stanford University

Seminar Title: A new look at gating: Selective integration o f sensory signals through network dynamics
Location: S100A Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: CNBC


Apr 16 2014 4:00 p.m.

Claudia Campbell, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University

Seminar Title: Potential mechanisms of ethnics differences in pain
Location: Conference Room 1103, Scaife Hall
Sponsor: The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research


Apr 15 2014 4:00 p.m.

Michael J. Higley, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair
Yale Medical School

Seminar Title: Shedding light on GABAergic inhibition in neocortical dendrites
Location: 169 Crawford Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Apr 10 2014 4:00 p.m.

Joy J. Geng, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Center for Mind and Brain
Department of Psychology
University of California Davis

Seminar Title: Attentional control and distractor suppression
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: CNBC


Apr 8 2014 4:00 p.m.

Diego Contreras, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Rules of generation and propagation of recurrent activity in neocortex
Location: South 100A Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology and Department of Otolaryngology


Apr 1 2014 4:00 p.m.

CANCELLED
Alfredo Kirkwood, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University
Mind/Brain Institute

Seminar Title: CANCELLED
Neuromodulation of Cortical Plasticity

Location: S100A Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Mar 28 2014 4:00 p.m.

Elisabeth Glowatzki, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Surgery
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Afferent transmission at the hair cell ribbon synapse
Location: S100A Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology and Department of Otolaryngology


Mar 27 2014 4:00 p.m.

Joshua B. Tenenbaum, Ph.D.
Professor
Computational Cognitive Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Seminar Title: Modeling common-sense scene understanding with probabilistic programs
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: CNBC


Mar 25 2014 4:00 p.m.

Robert Vertes, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences
Florida Atlantic University

Seminar Title: Limbic circuitry of the midline thalamus
Location: 169 Crawford Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Mar 24 2014 4:00 p.m.

Cory T. Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Psychology
University of California, San Diego

Seminar Title: Mechanisms for navigating a primate social landscape
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Mar 20 2014 4:00 p.m.

Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Neuroscience
Director, Friedman Brain Institute
Professor, Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics and Psychiatry
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Seminar Title: CNUP Distinguished Scientist Seminar
Transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms of depression

Location: 2nd Floor Auditorium
Learning Research Development Center
Sponsor: Center for Neuroscience


Mar 18 2014 12:00 noon

Shan Ping Yu, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and O. Wayne Rollins Chair
Department of Anesthesiology
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Seminar Title: The unique role of Na+/K+-ATPase in cell death
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Mar 7 2014 10:00 a.m.

J. Anthony Movshon, Ph.D.
University Professor; Silver Professor; Professor of Neural Science and Psychology
Director, Center for Neural Science
New York University

Seminar Title: Visual and visuomotor anomalies in amblyopia
Location: 5th Floor Boardroom, Eye and Ear Institute
Sponsor: Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and
Department of Opthalmology / UPMC Eye Center


Mar 6 2014 4:00 p.m.

Dan Sanes, Ph.D.
Professor of Neural Science and Biology
New York University

Seminar Title: Critical periods for synaptic and perceptual development
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology


Mar 6 2014 4:00 p.m.

J. Anthony Movshon, Ph.D.
University Professor; Silver Professor; Professor of Neural Science and Psychology
Director, Center for Neural Science
New York University

Seminar Title: Cortical and perceptual processing of visual form
Location: 2nd Floor
Learning Research Development Center
Sponsor: Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and
Department of Ophthalmology / UPMC Eye Center


Mar 4 2014 4:00 p.m.

Jane E. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Neuroscience
Shirley and William S. McIntyre Distinguished Chair of Neuroscience
UT Southwestern Medial Center
Dallas, TX

Seminar Title: Transcriptional control generating excitatory and inhibitory neurons in somatosensory circuits
Location: S120 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Feb 27 2014 4:00 p.m.

Omar A. Gharbawie, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Psychology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Seminar Title: Mapping the parietal-frontal network that mediates prehension in primates
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Feb 26 2014 9:00 a.m.

Richard Zigmond, Ph.D.

Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Seminar Title: A new look at macrophage action in nerve degeneration and regeneration
Location: 1102 Scaife Conference Center
Sponsor: Department of Pathology


Feb 25 2014 4:00 p.m.

Jude F. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist, Systems Neurobiology
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Seminar Title: Neural mechanisms of attention and the marmoset as a model system
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Feb 18 2014 4:00 p.m.

Asif A. Ghazanfar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Princeton University

Seminar Title: The sensorimotor basis for primate vocal communication
Location: S210 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Feb 17 2014 4:00 p.m.

Thomas Blanpied, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
University of Maryland
School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Postsynaptic molecular organization and kinase dynamics at single, living synapses
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Feb 17 2014 12:00 noon

Andrew Tan Yong-Yi, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
(Faculty candidate for Auditory Research Group)
University of Texas at Austin
Department of Neuroscience

Seminar Title: Synaptic input to single cortical neurons in rodents and the behaving primate
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology


Feb 6 2014 4:00 p.m.

Leslie Sombers, Ph.D.
Professor
North Carolina State

Seminar Title: Disambiguating the complex chemical mechanisms underlying basic brain function using microelectrochemistry
Location: Chevron 150
Sponsor: Department of Chemistry


Feb 4 2014 4:00 p.m.

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

Seminar Title: Defining functional microcircuitry in neocortex
Location: 169 Crawford Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jan 30 2014 12:00 noon

Anthony Peng, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Stanford University, School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Redefining mammalian auditory mechanotransduction mechanisms
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology


Jan 28 2014 4:00 p.m.

Stephen M. Maricich, Ph.D., M.D.
Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research Scholar
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Feeling out the functions and origins of Merkel cells: A touching story
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jan 27 2014 4:00 p.m.

Carlos Lois, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurobiology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Seminar Title: Resilience during the assembly of vertebrate brain circuits
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology 


Jan 27 2014 12:00 noon

Darrick Balu, Ph.D.
Instructor in Psychiatry McLean Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Seminar Title: D-serine and the NMDA receptor: Insights into schizophrenia
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Jan 24 2014 1:00 p.m.

Eric Klann, Ph.D.
Professor
Center for Neural Science
New York University

Seminar Title: Regulation of eIF2α phosphorylation in brain disorders
Location: 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3
Sponsor: The Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Jan 23 2014 4:00 p.m.

Eric Klann, Ph.D.
Professor
Center for Neural Science
New York University

Seminar Title: Dysregulated translational control in neurodevelopmental disorders
Location: 169 Crawford Hall
Sponsor: Department of Neuroscience


Jan 23 2014 12:00 noon

Srivatsun Sadagopan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate
The Rockefeller University

Seminar Title: Cortical processing of voices and faces: Linking neural computations to mechanisms
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology


Jan 21 2014 11:00 a.m.

Timothy Sanders, M.D., Ph.D.
Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research Scholar
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - UPMC

Seminar Title: Novel cellular mechanisms of patterning and signaling during early vertebrate embryogenesis
Location: Eye & Ear Institute
5th floor Boardroom
Sponsor: Department of Cell Biology


Jan 21 2014 4:00 p.m.

Sharyl Fyffe-Maricich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neurology
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: ERK MAP kinase signaling: a pathway important for the development and repair of CNS white matter
Location: S120 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology


Jan 16 2014 4:00 p.m.

Pamela Reinagel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Department of Neurobiology
University of California San Diego

Seminar Title: Visual cognition in rats
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Sponsor: Sponsored by CNBC


Jan 13 2014 12:00 noon

Scott Russo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Peripheral immune system controls susceptibility versus resilience to stress
Location: 1695 Biomedical Science Tower
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry


Jan 7 2014 4:00 p.m.

William R. Stauffer, Ph.D.
Research Associate Department of Physiology,
Development and Neuroscience
University of Cambridge

Seminar Title: Reward and utility signals in dopamine neurons
Location: S100A Biomedical Science Tower (South)
Sponsor: Department of Neurobiology