Academic Year 2018-2019

October 2, 2018

CRISTINA ALBERINI, Ph.D. (Hosted by Pamela Kennedy; pkennedy@psych.ucla.edu)
Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, New York)

“Infantile Amnesia: A Critical Period for Learning and Memory Development”

 

October 9, 2018

The 2018 Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecture

GYÖRGY BUZSÁKI, M.D. Ph.D. (Hosted by Alcino Silva and ICLM; silvaa@mednet.ucla.edu )
Departments of Neuroscience and Physiology and Neurology, New York University, New York, New York

“Space, Time and Hippocampal Computation”

 

October 16, 2018

DEANNA BARCH, Ph.D. (Hosted by Jennifer Silvers; silvers@ucla.edu)
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Psychiatry and Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

“Connectomics, Cognition, and Psychosis”

 

October 23, 2018

The Arnold Scheibel Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience Lecture

LIMING TAN, Ph.D. (Hosted by Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu)
Laboratory of Dr. Larry Zipursky, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles; HHMI

“Title to be Determined”

 

October 30, 2018

JAVIER MEDINA, Ph.D. (Hosted by Paul Mathews; pmathews@ucla.edu)
Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

“Title to be Determined”

 

November 8, 2018

The Annual Molecular Biology Institute and Brain Research Institute Joint Lecture

STEVEN MCKNIGHT, Ph.D. (Hosted by David Eisenberg and Ben Novitch; david@mbi.ucla.edu; bnovitch@mednet.ucla.edu)
Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

“Title to be Determined”

 

November 13, 2018

MARK HARNETT, Ph.D. (Hosted by Peyman Golshani; pgolshani@mednet.ucla.edu)
Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

“Title to be Determined”

 

November 27, 2018

The Brain Research Institute 30th Annual Neuroscience Poster Session Distinguished Lecture

ERICH JARVIS, Ph.D. (Hosted by Stephanie White and Gina Poe; sawhite@ucla.edu; ginapoe@ucla.edu)
Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language, The Rockefeller University; HHMI, New York, New York

“Title to be Determined”

 

December 4, 2018

NA JI, Ph.D. (Hosted by Carlos Portera-Cailliau; cpcailliau@mednet.ucla.edu)
Departments of Molecular & Cell Biology and Physics, University of California, Berkeley

“Title to be Determined”

 

December 18, 2018

OLIVER HOBERT, Ph.D. (Hosted by Larry Zipursky; lzipursky@mednet.ucla.edu)
Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University; HHMI, New York, New York

“Homeobox Genes Build the C.elegans Nervous System”

January 8, 2019

TALLIE Z. BARAM, M.D., Ph.D. (Hosted by Mirella Dapretto; mirella@g.ucla.edu)
Departments of Pediatrics, Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurology and Physiology & Biophysics, University of California, Irvine

“How Early-Life Experiences Sculpt Brain-Circuit Maturation”

 

January 15, 2019

VANESSA RUTA, Ph.D. (Hosted by Larry Zipursky; lzipursky@mednet.ucla.edu)
Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York

“Mechanisms of Adaptive Behavior from Receptors to Circuits”

 

January 22, 2019

BENJAMIN DENEEN, Ph.D. (Hosted by Ye Zhang; yezhang@ucla.edu)
Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

“Decoding the Glial Blueprint in the Normal and Malignant Brain”

 

February 12, 2019

ANGELA YU, Ph.D. (Hosted by Dara Ghahremani; daraucla@gmail.com)
Department of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego

“Computational Modeling of Human Face Processing”

 

February 26, 2019

KIMBERLEY TOLIAS, Ph.D. (Hosted by Samantha Butler; butlersj@ucla.edu)
Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

“Dynamic Rho GTPase Signaling Controlling Neural Circuit Formation and Plasticity”

 

March 5, 2019

SPENCER SMITH, Ph.D. (Hosted by Arash Bellafard and Peyman Golshani; abellafard@mednet.ucla.edu; pgolshani@mednet.ucla.edu)
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara

“Mesoscale Imaging of Neural Activity with Subcellular Resolution: Visual Areas Acting in Concert”

 

March 12, 2019

RICHARD MOONEY, Ph.D. (Hosted by Sotiris Masmanidis; smasmanidis@ucla.edu )
Department of Neurobiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

“From Song to Synapse: Neural Mechanisms of Vocal Learning”

April 2, 2019

CHRISTOPHER A. WALSH, M.D., Ph.D. (Hosted by Ben Novitch; bnovitch@g.ucla.edu)
Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children’s Hospital; Department of Pediatrics and Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

“One Brain, Many Genomes: Somatic Mutation and Genomic Diversity in Human Brain from Birth to Old Age”

 

April 9, 2019

ARTHUR P. ARNOLD, Ph.D. (Hosted by Paul Micevych and LNE; pmicevych@mednet.ucla.edu)
Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles

“How UCLA Changed Concepts of Sexual Differentiation in the Last Half Century”

 

April 16, 2019

JASON SHEPHERD, Ph.D. (Hosted by David Glanzman; glanzman@ucla.edu)
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

“Viral-like Intercellular Communication in the Nervous System”

 

April 23, 2019

SURYA GANGULI, Ph.D. (Hosted by Dean Buonomano; dbuono@ucla.edu)
Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, California

“Title to be Determined”

 

April 30, 2019

The Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecture

SHEENA A. JOSSELYN, Ph.D. (Hosted by Alcino Silva and ICLM; silvaa@mednet.ucla.edu)
The Hospital for Sick Children; Departments of Psychology, Physiology and Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

“Making, Breaking and Linking Memories”

 

May 7, 2019

The New Brain Research Institute Member Short Talks

(Hosted by Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu)
ORKUN AKIN, Ph.D. - Department of Neurobiology
LUIS DE LA TORRE-UBIETA, Ph.D. - Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
LINDSAY DE BIASE, Ph.D. - Department of Physiology
LAURA DENARDO, Ph.D. - Department of Physiology
ANDREW WIKENHEISER, Ph.D. - Department of Psychology

 

May 14, 2019

The Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecture

RICHARD HUGANIR, Ph.D. (Hosted by Alcino Silva; silvaa@mednet.ucla.edu)
Department of Neuroscience and Psychological and Brain Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

“Regulation of Neurotransmitter Receptors and Synaptic Plasticity in the Brain in Health and Disease”

 

May 21, 2019

The 27th Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture
DOUGLAS ARNESON (Hosted by Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu)
Laboratory of Dr. Xia Yang, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles

“Spatial and Temporal Single Cell Network Alterations Induced by Traumatic Brain Injury”

 

May 28, 2019

ADAM CARTER, Ph.D. (Hosted by Alapakkam Sampath; asampath@jsei.ucla.edu))
Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York

“Synaptic Organization of the Prefrontal Cortex”

 

June 4, 2019

RYOHEI YASUDA, Ph.D. (Hosted by Baljit Khakh; bkhakh@mednet.ucla.edu)
Neuronal Signal Transduction, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Jupiter, Florida

“Postsynaptic Biochemical Computation in Single Dendritic Spines”

 

June 18, 2019

The Brain Research Institute Thirtieth Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture
EDYTHE LONDON, Ph.D. (Hosted by Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu)
Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

“Title to be Determined”