Academic Year 2015-2016


The Arnold Scheibel Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience Lecture

November 3rd, 2015, 1:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium

“Linking Memories Across Time”

Speaker: Denise Cai, Ph.D. Laboratory of Dr. Alcino Silva, Departments of Neurobiology, Psychiatry, Biobehavioral Sciences and Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

Host: Baljit Khakh; bkhakh@mednet.ucla.edu


The 27th Annual Neuroscience Brain Research Institute Poster Session

November 17th, 2015, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Grand Ballroom, Ackerman Union, UCLA


The 27th Annual Neuroscience Brain Research Institute Poster Session Distinguished Lecture

November 17th, 2015, 5:00pm-6:00pm, Grand Ballroom, Ackerman Union, UCLA

“Genes Encoding Neurogenesis and Axon Wiring in the Path from Eye to Brain”

Speaker: Carol Mason, Ph.D. Departments of Pathology and Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Opthalmology, Columbia University, New York, New York

Host: Chris Evans and Samantha Butler; cevans@ucla.edu, butlersj@ucla.edu


The 2015 Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecture

November 18th, 2015, 10:30am-11:30am, Gonda First Floor Conference Room, 1357

"Regulation of Memory Mechanisms by Secreted Amyloid Precursor Protein-α"

Speaker: Wickliffe C. Abraham, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, Brain Health Research Center, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Host: David Glanzman; glanzman@ucla.edu,


The 24th Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture

March 8, 2016, 1:00pm-2:00pm Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium

"Neuroimaging Markers of Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's Disease in Cognitively Healthy Cohorts"

Speaker: Tessa Harrison, Ph.D. Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles

Host: Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu,


Charles H. (Tom) Sawyer Distinguished Lecture

March 29, 2016, 12:00pm-1:00pm Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium

"Sex Differences in the Brain; A Whole Body Perspective"

Speaker: Geert de Vries, Ph.D. Director of Biology, Georgia State University

Host: Art Arnold and LNE; arnold@ucla.edu,


New BRI Member Introduction Lecture

April 26, 2016, 12:00pm-1:00pm Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium

"Neurodevelopmental Bases of Self-Regulatory and Social Influences on Emotion"

Speaker: Jennifer Silvers, Ph.D. Department of Developmental and Social Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

"Neuroengineering The Next Decade"

Speaker: Dejan Markovic, Ph.D. Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

Host: Art Arnold and LNE; arnold@ucla.edu,


The Brain Research Institute 27th Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture

June 14, 2016, 12:00pm-1:00pm Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium

"Astrocyte Roles in Neural Circuits: New Tools, Findings and Concepts"

Speaker: Baljit Khakh, Ph.D. Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of California, Los Angeles

Host: Chris Evans; cevans@ucla.edu,