Academic Year 2016-2017

September 27, 2016


MICHAEL A. LONG, Ph.D. (Hosted by Dean Buonomano; dbuono@ucla.edu)
Departments of Otolareyngology and Neuroscience and Physiology
New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York

“How does the brain generate behavioral sequences?"


October 4, 2016

WENDY SUZUKI, Ph.D. (Hosted by James Bisley; jbisley@mednet.ucla.edu)
Center for Neural Science,
New York University, New York, New York

“Adventures in brain plasticity: from memory palaces to SoulCycle"


October 11, 2016

NAOSHIGE UCHIDA, Ph.D. (Hosted by Sotiris Masmanidis; smasmanidis@ucla.edu)
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Center for Brain Science
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

“Arithmetic and neural circuits underlying dopamine prediction errors"


October 18, 2016

LISA GIOCOMO, Ph.D. (Hosted by Nanthia Suthana and H. Tad Blair; nsuthana@mednet.ucla.edu; blair@psych.ucla.edu)
Department of Neurobiology,
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California

"Calculating the algorithms of spatial maps"


October 25, 2016

GARY ASTON-JONES, Ph.D.(Hosted by H. Tad Blair; blair@psych.ucla.edu)
Brain Health Institute,
Rutgers Univeristy, Piscataway, New Jersey

Title to be determined


November 1, 2016

The Arnold Scheibel Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience Lecture
MELISSA MALVAEZ, Ph.D.
(Hosted by Tom O'Dell; todell@mednet.ucla.edu)
Laboratory of Kate Wassum, Department of Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles

"Releasing the brakes on habit memory"


November 8, 2016

SILVIA ARBER, Ph.D. (Hosted by Ben Novitch; bnovitch@g.ucla.edu)
Biozentrum and Friedrich Miescher Institute,
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

“Disentangling neuronal circuits for motor control”


November 29, 2016

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

YUH-NUNG JAN, Ph.D. (Hosted by Shuwa Xu; sxu@mednet.ucla.edu)
Departments of Physiology and Biochemistry
University of California, San Francisco

Title to be determined

Note: this lecture will be held at 4:00pm, in Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom


May 9, 2017


STAN FLORESCO, Ph.D. ((Hosted by Alicia Izquierdo; aizquie@psych.ucla.edu)
Department of Psychology
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

“Uncertainty, Choice, and Dopamine"


May 11, 2017

The Annual Brain Research Institute and Molecular Biology Institute Joint Lecture

SUSAN L. ACKERMAN, Ph.D. (Hosted by Douglas Black and Chris Evans: DougB@microbio.ucla.edu)
Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Neurobiology, Cell and Molecular Medicine
University of California, San Diego

“Translational Dysfunction and Neurodegeneration"


May 16, 2017

The 25th Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture

SUPRAJA VARADARAJAN (Hosted by Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu)
Laboratory of Dr. Samantha Butler, Department of Neurobiology
University of California, Los Angeles

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


May 23, 2017

GARRET STUBER, Ph.D. (Hosted by Kate Wassum; kwassum@ucla.edu)
Departments of Psychiatry & Cell Biology and Physiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

"Dissecting the Neural Circuits that Mediate Motivated Behavior"


May 30, 2017

WOLFRAM SCHULTZ, Ph.D. (Hosted by Michele Basso; mbasso@mednet.ucla.edu)
Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

"Getting the Best Deal: Neuronal Rewards Signals for Economic Utility Maximization"


June 6, 2017

Charles H. (Tom) Sawyer Distinguished Lecture

MARTIN J. KELLY, Ph.D. (Hosted by Art Arnold and the LNE; arnold@ucla.edu)
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon

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


June 20, 2017

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

SUSAN BOOKHEIMER, Ph.D. (Hosted by Chris Evans; cevans@g.ucla.edu)

Joaquin Fuster Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Director, Staglin IMHRO MRI Laboratory, Director, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, Departments of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles

"The Uniquely Human Hippocampus: Evidence from Functional Imaging in Health and Disease"