Academic Year 2014-2015

Ulrike Heberlein, Ph.D., Scientific Program Director, Laboratory Head, Janelia Farm Research Campus; HHMI Ashburn, Virginia
“Flies and Alcohol: An Interplay of Nature and Nurture”

Tirin Moore, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University; HHMI, Stanford, California
“The Influence of Gaze Control Circuits on Visual Cortical Signals and its Relation to Perception and Cognition”

Sheena Josselyn, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, Canada; Neurosciences and Mental Health, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute, Toronto, Canada
“Making, Breaking and Linking Memories”

Songhai Shi, Ph.D., Developmental Biology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
“Lineage-Dependent Circuit Assembly in the Mouse Cortex”

Jason Stein, Ph.D., Laboratory of Dr. Daniel Geschwind, Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles
“Evaluating Human Neural Stem Cell Models using a Transcriptomic Rubric”

Rachel Wong, Ph.D., Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
“Circuit Assembly ,Disassembly and Reassembly in the Vertebrate Retina”

Ben Barres, Ph.D., M.D.,Department of Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, and Neurology, Stanford University
“What Do Astrocytes Do?”


Mark Bevan, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
“NMDA Receptor-Dependent Maladaptive Plasticity of the Subthalamic Nucleus in Experimental Parkinson's Disease”

Thomas Schwarz, Ph.D., F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center, Boston Children's Hospital; Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
“Mitochondrial Motility and Mitophagy in Neurons”

Elly Nedivi, Ph.D., Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
“Structural Dynamics of Neocortical Inhibitory Circuits”

Sabine Kastner, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
“Neural Network Dynamics for Attentional Selection in the Primate Brain”

Jason Stein, Ph.D., Laboratory of Dr. Daniel Geschwind, Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles
“Evaluating Human Neural Stem Cell Models using a Transcriptomic Rubric”

Rachel Wong, Ph.D., Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
“Circuit Assembly ,Disassembly and Reassembly in the Vertebrate Retina”

Ben Barres, Ph.D., M.D.,Department of Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, and Neurology, Stanford University
“What Do Astrocytes Do?”