Department of Neurobiology
 

Departmental Seminar Series
2015-2016

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Date Speaker Research Interests Talk Title
09/24/15
Thursday 2PM
6014 BST3
Sarah Heilbronner
Rochester
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neural circuitry associated with reward processing, decision-making, and executive function Leveraging Anatomical Connectivity to Understand Homologies and Neuroimaging of the Default Mode Network
11/11/15
Wednesday 4PM
Conference Room A UCLUB
Yves De Koninck
Laval
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research focuses on the physiological, pharmacological and anatomical bases of synaptic transmission, with a particular emphasis on cellular substrates of pathological conditions in the Central Nervous System (CNS) New Tools to Probe the Brain with Light
01/06/16
Wednesday 4PM
1495 BSTWR
co-sponsored by Opthamology
Jonathan Demb
Yale
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neural activity drives behavior and motor control, specifically the cerebral mechanisms of volitional arm movement and cortical control of neural prosthetics Optogenetic studies of visual computation in retinal circuitry
02/11/16
Thursday 4PM
Lecture Room 6 SCAIF
Provost's Inaugural Lecture
Andy Schwartz
Pitt
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to understand how information is processed by the central nervous system (CNS) at the level of specific cell types and circuits Useful Signals from Mortor Cortex
03/28/16
Tuesday 3PM
1495 BSTWR
Hiroyuki Kato
UCSD
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auditory cortex, olfactory bulb Dynamic Sensory representations in auditory cortex
04/01/16
Friday 9AM
6014 BST3
Robert Friedlander
Pitt
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Aneurysms, vascular malformations, brain tumors, carotid disease, cerebrovascular disease, Chiari malformation, spinal cord tumors. Research focuses on mechanisms of apoptosis, Huntington’s disease, ALS, and stroke. Role of caspase cell death pathways in neurological disease
04/01/16
Friday 4PM
6014 BST3
Scott Grafton
UCSB
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how people organize movement into goal-oriented action, elucidating the cognitive architecture that underlies action representation It’s the network... Characterizing the dynamics of skill learning across the entire brain
04/13/16
Wednesday 12PM
1495 BSTWR
Gonzalo Otazu
CSHL
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Cortical feedback in olfactory processing A proposed role for cortical feedback in the identification of odors in complex olfactory scenes
04/19/16
Tuesday 4PM
Ballroom A UCLUB
Martyn Goulding
Salk
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neurons required for locomotion Genetic insights into the functional organization of sensorimotor circuits in the spinal cord
04/28/16
Friday 2PM
1495 BSTWR
Talia Lerner
Stanford
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basal ganglia circuit function and dopamine signaling in the development and expression of habitual behavior Distinct Information Encoding in Circuit-Defined Nigrostriatal Dopamine Neuron Subpopulations
05/09/16
4PM
Ballroom A UCLUB
Moses Chao
New York
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Neurotrophins, Signal Transduction, Neurodegeneration, Receptors Consequences of BDNF signaling
05/18/16
4PM
Ballroom B UCLUB
PCPR, Neurobio, and UPBI present:
Earl Carstens
UC Davis
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Functional organization of itch, pain and chemesthesis sensory systems Neural processing of itch: scratching the surface
09/20/16
Tuesday 4PM
Ballroom A UCLUB
Wenbiao Gan
New York
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Synapses, Dendritic Spines, Cortex, Learning, Imaging Experience-dependent dendritic spine plasticity in the cortex
10/18/16
Tuesday 1PM
S100 BSTWR
J. Marie Hardwick
Johns Hopkins
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Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Molecular mechanisms of programmed cell death Non-death functions of apoptosis factors in healthy and degenerating neurons

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