Department of Neurobiology
 

Departmental Seminar Series
2004-2005

Date
Speaker
Seminar Title
September 21, 2004
William Bialek, Ph.D.
John Archibald/Wheeler/Battelle
Professor in Physics
Princeton University
Optimal Estimation:
From Counting Photons to
Learning Rules
September 28, 2004
Wade Regehr, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Short-Term Associative Plasticity Mediated by Endocannabinoids
October 12,2004
Sebastian Seung, Ph.D.
Professor of Computational Neuroscience
Department of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Theory of Gradient Learning with Empiric Synapses
October 19, 2004
Joe Loturco, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physiology
And Neurobiology
University of Connecticut
Revealing New Migration Pathways in Cerebral Cortex with NNAi
November 9, 2004
Martha-Constantine-Paton, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PSD-95 Trafficking and Long-Term Potentiation in the Developing Visual Pathway
November 30, 2004
Laurence Trussell, Ph.D.
Professor
Oregon Hearing Research Center & The Vollum Institute
Oregon Health & Science University
Regulation of Transmitter Release by Presynaptic Ionotropic Receptors at the Calyx of Held
December 8, 2004
Magdalena Goetz, Ph.D.
Director
Institute of Stem Cell Research
Neuherberg/Munich, Germany
Glial Cells Generate Neurons: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neurogenesis
January 11, 2005
Rita Balice-Gordon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania
Neuromuscular Synaptogenesis in Wild Type and Mutant Zebrafish
January 18, 2005
Michael P. Stryker, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Physiology
University of California
Changing Your Mind: Substrates and Mechanisms of Rapid Plasticity in Developing Visual Cortex
February 8, 2005
Marla Feller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology
University of California
The How and Why of Retinal Waves
March 1, 2005
John A. Cidlowski, Ph.D.
Chief, Laboratory of Signal Transduction
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Research Triangle Park, NC
Cellular Mechanisms Inhibiting Apoptosis: Defining the Road Bumps Towards Death
March 15, 2005
Ulrike Heberlein, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Anatomy
University of California
Molecular and Neural Bases of Drug-Related Behaviors in Drosophila
March 29, 2005
Suzanne Zukin Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
& Director Neuropsychopharmacology
Center Albert Einstein College
of Medicine
Bronx, New York
Bidirectional Regulation of AMPA Receptor mRNA Trafficking in Dendrites
April 5, 2005
Robert Margolskee, Ph.D.
Professor & Investigator
Department of Neuroscience
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York
What Taste May Tell Us
About Gastrointestinal Chemosensation
April 12, 2005
John Dani, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Cholinergic and Dopaminergic Mechanisms Underlying Nicotine Addiction
April 19, 2005
Li-Huei Tsai, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Two Tales of a Kinase:
Cdk5 in Synaptic Plasticity and Neurodegeneration
May 10, 2005

Paul Forscher, Ph.D.
Professor
Molecular Cellular and
Developmental Biology
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Molecular Dynamics of Guided Axon Growth
May 17, 2005

Michael Hausser, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology and
Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research
London, UK

Single Neuron Computation
May 24, 2005
Michael Granato, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Making the Right Turn:
Axonal Pathfinding and Motor Behavior Regulation in the Zebrafish
May 31, 2005
John A. Cidlowski, Ph.D.
Chief, Laboratory of Signal Transduction
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Research Triangle Park, NC
Cellular Mechanisms Inhibiting Apoptosis: Defining the Road Bumps Towards Death

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