Academic Year 2015-2016

March 29, 2016

Charles H. (Tom) Sawyer Distinguished Lecture (Hosted by Art Arnold and the LNE; arnold@ucla.edu)
GEERT de VRIES, Ph.D.
Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

“Sex differences in the brain: a whole body perspective"


April 5, 2016

ERIC KLANN, Ph.D. (Hosted by Carlos Portera-Cailliau; cpcailliau@mednet.ucla.edu)
Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, New York

“Translational control: synapses, circuits, behavior, and brain disorders


April 19, 2016

LARRY ABBOTT, Ph.D. (Hosted by H. Tad Blair and Dean Buonomano; blair@psych.ucla.edu; dbuono@ucla.edu)
Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Departments of Neuroscience and Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, New York

“Lessons from building network models"


April 26, 2016

New BRI Member Introduction Lecture (Hosted by Chris Evans; cevans@g.ucla.edu)
JENNIFER SILVERS, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology, UCLA

"Neurodevelopmental bases of self-regulatory and social influences on emotion"

DEJAN MARKOVIC, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical Engineering, UCLA

“Neuroengineering the next decade”


May 3, 2016

LINDA SPEAR, Ph.D.(Hosted by Alizia Izquierdo and the ICA; aizquie@psych.ucla.edu)
Department of Psychology, Binghamton University, State University of New York, Binghamton, New York

“Adolescents and alcohol: acute sensitivities, enhanced intake and later consequences”


May 10, 2016

ROGER K. SUNAHARA, Ph.D. (Hosted by Chris Evans and the MBI; cevans@g.ucla.edu)
Department of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego

Title to be determined


May 24, 2016

ED LEIN, Ph.D. (Hosted by Daniel Geschwind and the ICNG; dhg@mednet.ucla.edu)
Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, Washington

“Probing the molecular and cellular makeup of the human and non-human primate neocortex”


May 31, 2016

AMITA SEHGAL, Ph.D. (Hosted by Kelsey Martin; kcmartin@mednet.ucla.edu)
Department of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Unraveling the mysteries of sleep: when, why, and how”


June 14, 2016

The Brain Research Institute Twenty-Seventh Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture

BALJIT KHAKH, Ph.D. (Hosted by Chris Evans; cevans@g.ucla.edu)
Departments of Physiology and Neurobiology, UCLA

“Astrocyte roles in neural circuits; new tools, findings and concepts”


January 12, 2016

ADAM GAZZALEY, M.D., Ph.D. (Hosted by Jesse Rissman; rissman@psych.ucla.edu)
Departments of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

“Technology Meets Neuroscience - A Vision of the Future of Medicine and Education”


January 19, 2016

GORDON FISHELL, Ph.D. (Hosted by Ben Novitch and the ICNR; bnovitch@g.ucla.edu)
Department of Neurobiology and Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

The Integration of Interneurons into Brain Circuits: Both Nature and Nurture”


January 26, 2016

YAEL NIV, Ph.D. (Hosted by Alicia Izquierdo and the ICLM; aizquie@psych.ucla.edu)
Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

“What is the Role of the Orbitofrontal Cortex in Reinforcement Learning?”


February 2, 2016

SARAH ROSS, Ph.D. (Hosted by Ben Novitch; bnovitch@g.ucla.edu)
Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“A Neural Basis for the Inhibition of Itch by Counter-Stimuli”


February 9, 2016

GREG BASHAW, Ph.D.(Hosted by Samantha Butler; butlersj@ucla.edu)
Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“To Cross or Not to Cross: Molecular Mechanisms that Regulate Axon Guidance at the Midline”


February 16, 2016

FRED RIEKE, Ph.D.(Hosted by A.P. Sampath; asampath@jsei.ucla.edu)
Departments of Physiology and Biophysics, Physics and Ophthalmology, University of Washington; HHMI, Seattle, Washington

Retinal Encoding of Natural Images”


February 23, 2016

LORENZ STUDER, M.D., Ph.D. (Hosted by Ben Novitch and Daniel Geschwind; bnovitch@g.ucla.edu; dhg@mednet.ucla.edu)
Developmental Biology Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

“Applications of Human ESC and IPSC-derived Neurons in the Gut, Muscle and Brain”


March 1, 2016

GEOFFREY SCHOENBAUM, M.D., Ph.D. (Hosted by Kate Wassum; kwassum@ucla.edu)
Cellular Neurobiology Research Branch, Behavioral Neurophysiology Neuroscience Section, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Baltimore, Maryland

“How Do You (Estimate You Will) like Them Apples? The Role of the Orbitofrontal Cortex in Imagining Outcomes and Changes Caused by the Use of an Addictive Drug”


March 8, 2016

The 24th Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture

TESSA HARRISON (Hosted by Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu)
Laboratory of Dr. Susan Bookheimer, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles

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