Academic Year 2016-2017


The Arnold Scheibel Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience Lecture

November 1st, 2016, 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium

“Releasing The Brakes On Habit Memory”

Speaker: Melissa Malvaez, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Tom O'Dell; todell@mednet.ucla.edu


The Brain Research Institute Annual Poster Day

November 29th, 2016, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom


The Brain Research Institute 28th Annual Neuroscience Poster Session Distinguished Lecture

November 29th, 2016, 4:00pm, Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom

“Poster Session Distinguished Lecture”

Speaker: Yuh-Nung Jan, Ph.D. Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco
Host: Shuwa Xu; SXu@mednet.ucla.edu


The Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecture

April 4th, 2017, 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium

“Neural Circuits of Emotional Valence: Competing Motivational Signals”

Speaker: Kay Tye, Ph.D. Systems Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Sciences


The New Brain Research Institute Member Introduction Lectures

April 25th, 2017, 12:00pm Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium

Speaker: Eve Marder, Ph.D. Department of Life Sciences, Brandeis University

Speaker: Avishek Adhikari, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

Speaker: Stephanie Correa, Ph.D. Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology and Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles

Speaker: Paul Mathews, Ph.D. Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles

Speaker: Akihiro Hishl, M.D., Dr. P. H., Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles

Speaker: Ketema Paul, Ph.D. Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles

Speaker: Ye Zhang, Ph.D. Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Chris Evans; cevans@ucla.edu


The Annual Brain Research Institute and Molecular Biology Institute Joint Lecture

May 11th, 2017, 4:00pm, 159 Boyer Hall

“Translational Dysfunction and Neurodegeneration”

Speaker: Susan Ackerman, Ph.D. Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego


The 25th Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture

May 16th, 2017, 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium

“Redefining the Role of Netrin1 as an Axon Guidance Cue in the Developing Spinal Cord”

Speaker: Supraja Varadarajan Laboratory of Dr. Samantha Butler, Department of Neurobiology, University of California, Los Angeles


Charles H. (Tom) Sawyer Distinguished Lecture

June 6th, 2017, 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium

“Integration of the Anorexigenic Effects of Estradiol and Metabolic Hormones by Hypothalamic Arcuate Neurons”

Speaker: Martin Kelly, Ph. D. Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Oregon Health and Science University