Academic Year 2020-2021

October 6, 2020

Zoom Seminar Registration

TAKAKI KOMIYAMA, Ph.D. (Hosted by Peyman Golshani;
Departments of Neuroscience, University of California San Diego

Principles of Circuit Plasticity During Learning


October 20, 2020

Zoom Seminar Registration

The Brain Research Institute 28th Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture

LYLE KINGSBURY (Hosted by Felix Schweizer;
Departments of Biological Chemistry and Neurobiology, University of California Los Angeles

The Social Brain in Action: Neural Dynamics Within and Across Interacting Animals


October 27, 2020

Zoom Seminar Registration

WIELAND HUTTNER, Ph.D. (Hosted by Ye Zhang;
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

Neural Stem Cell, Human-Specific Genes, and Neocortex Expansion in Development and Human Evolution


November 3, 2020

Zoom Seminar Registration

The Arnold Scheibel Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience Lecture(Hosted by Felix Schweizer;

Departments of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

Neural Mechanisms Underlying Temperature-Driven Host Seeking by a Skin-Penetrating Human-Parasitic Nematode

Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry

Remembering What Happened When: Emergence and Stability of Context-Specific Hippocampal Sequences Encoding Odors and Time


November 10, 2020

Zoom Seminar Registration

Charles H. (Tom) Sawyer Distinguished Lecture

LARRY YOUNG, Ph.D. (Hosted by Paul Micevych and LNE; )
Department of Psychiatry, Emory University

The Neurobiology of Social Bonding, Empathy and Social Loss: Implications for Autism


November 17, 2020

Zoom Seminar Registration

ELIZABETH PHELPS, Ph.D. (Hosted by Jennifer Silvers;
Department of Psychology, Harvard University

Mechanisms of Threat Control


December 1, 2020

Zoom Seminar Registration

MELISSA WARDEN, Ph.D. (Hosted by Avishek Adhikari;
Departments of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University

Neuromodulation and The Balance Between Goal-Directed and Reactive Behavior


December 8, 2020

Zoom Seminar Registration

TAMAS HORVATH, DVM, Ph.D. (Hosted by Jonathan Flint;
Departments of Comparative Medicine, Neuroscience, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine

Hunger Promoting Hypothalamic Neurons Drive Healthy Ageing


January 5, 2021

Zoom Seminar Registration

DAMIEN FAIR, PA-C, Ph.D. (Hosted by Carrie Bearden;
Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in the Era of Big Data


January 12, 2021

Zoom Seminar Registration

Prof. Dr. MICHAEL BRECHT (Hosted by Stephanie White;
Department of Neurobiology, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin

Blood Is Thicker Than Water


January 19, 2021

Zoom Seminar Registration

CAGLA EROGLU, Ph.D. (Hosted by Samantha Butler;
Departments of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, Duke University

How do Astrocytes Sculpt Synaptic Circuits?


January 26, 2021

Zoom Seminar Registration

The Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecturer

ILANA WITTEN, Ph.D. (Hosted by Kate Wassum/Michele Basso, and ICLM;
Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience, Princeton University

Specialized and Spatially Organized Dopamine Signals


February 2, 2021

Zoom Seminar Registration

ANDRE FENTON, Ph.D. (Hosted by Carlos Portera-Cailliau;
Department of Neuroscience, New York University

Memory, Learning to Learn, and Control of Cognitive Representations


February 9, 2021

Zoom Seminar Registration

The Eleanor Leslie Term Chair in Pioneering Brain Research

SAMANTHA BUTLER, Ph.D. (Hosted by Felix Schweizer;
Department of Neurobiology, University of California Los Angeles

Molecular Pathways That Accelerate the Regeneration of Axons Following Nerve Injury


February 16, 2021

Zoom Seminar Registration

SHERNAZ BAMJI, Ph.D. (Hosted by Samantha Butler;
Department of Cellular Physiological Science, The University of British Columbia

Regulation of Synapse Formation and Plasticity by Palmitoylating Enzymes


February 23, 2021

Zoom Seminar Registration

COREY HARWELL, Ph.D. (Hosted by Ben Novitch;
Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Development and Diversity of Neural Cell Types in the Septum


March 2, 2021

Zoom Seminar Registration

The Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecture

ERIC KLANN, Ph.D. (Hosted by Alcino Silva;
Departments of Neuroscience, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, New York University

Local and Cell Type-Specific Translation in Emotional Memory


March 9, 2021

Zoom Seminar Registration

The Brain Research Institute 32nd Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture

DEAN BUONOMANO, Ph.D. (Hosted by Felix Schweizer;
Departments of Neurobiology and Psychology, University of California Los Angeles

How Does the Brain Tell Time?


March 30, 2021

DANIEL SALZMAN, M.D., Ph.D. (Hosted by Michele Basso;
Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Columbia University

Neural Representations Reconsidered Through Geometry: A Window for Understanding Cognitive Flexibility


April 6, 2021

Charles H. (Tom) Sawyer Distinguished Lecture

LARRY SWANSON, Ph.D. (Hosted by Paul Micevych and LNE;
Departments of Biological Sciences, Biological Sciences and Psychology, University of Southern California

Understanding the Basic Plan of the Nervous System


April 13, 2021

LILA DAVACHI, Ph.D. (Hosted by Barbara Knowlton;
Department of Psychology, Columbia University

Post-Encoding Persistence of Encoding States Strengthens Individual Memories, Reorganizes Those Experiences Based on Shared Features and Biases the Fate of New Memories


April 27, 2021

ELSA ROSSIGNOL, M.D., M.Sc., F.R.C.P. (Hosted by Peyman Golshani
Departments of Neuroscience and Pediatrics Universite de Montreal

“Disrupted Cortical Inhibition in Genetic Epileptic Encephalopathies”


May 4, 2021

The Annual Brain Research Institute and Molecular Biology Institute Joint Lecture

LIQUN LUO, Ph.D. (Hosted by Weizhe Hong and Akin Orkun;
Department of Biology, Stanford University

“Wiring Specificity of Neural Circuits”


May 11, 2021

MARISELA MORALES, M.S., Ph.D. (Hosted by Catherine Cahill;
National Institute On Drug Abuse Intramural Reseach Program

“Neuronal Diversity Within The Ventral Tegmental Area and Co-Release of Neurotransmitters”


May 18, 2021

The Brain Research Institute 29th Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture

BRYCE BAJAR (Hosted by Felix Schweizer;
Laboratory of Dr. Larry Zipursky, Department of Biological Chemistry; Laboratory of Dr. Orkun Akin, Department of Neurobiology

“Title to be Determined”


May 25, 2021

Speakers to be Announced

“Title to be Determined”


June 1, 2021

New Brain Research Institute Member Short Talks

Speakers to be Announced (Hosted by Felix Schweizer;

“Title to be Determined”