Arnold Scheibel Distinguished Fellow in Neuroscience Lecture

Arnold Scheibel Distinguished Fellow in Neuroscience Lecture

In 2004 the Brain Research Institute initiated the Arnold Scheibel Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience Lecture. This annual lecture honors one postdoctoral fellow for outstanding research in neuroscience, and includes presentation of a lecture in the Joint Seminars in Neuroscience series, and a prize to attend a scientific meeting during the year. More about Arnold Scheibel and his legacy at the Brain Research Institute here.

Previous Arnold Scheibel Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience Lecture

YEARSTUDENTLABORATORY ofDEPARTMENTLECTURE TITLEPHOTO
2020Astra Bryant, Ph.D.Laboratory of Elissa Hallem, Ph.D.Department of Microbiology, Immunolgy, and Molecular Genetics, DGSOM at UCLA“Neural Mechanisms Underlying Temperature-Driven Host Seeking by a Skin-Penetrating Human-Parasitic Nematode”
2020Jiannis Taxidis, Ph.D.Laboratory of Peyman Golshani, M.D., Ph.D.Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, DGSOM at UCLA“Remembering What Happened When: Emergence and Stability of Context-Specific Hippocampal Sequences Encoding Odors and Time”
2019Arash Bellafard, Ph.D.Laboratory of Peyman Golshani, M.D., Ph.D.Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, DGSOM at UCLA“Sequential and Distributed Maintenance of Information in Working Memory”
2018Liming Tan, Ph.D.Laboratory of S. Lawrence Zipursky, Ph.D.Department of Biological Chemisty, DGSOM at UCLA“Exploration of Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Neural Circuit Assembly”
2017Anubhuti Goel, Ph.D.Laboratory of Carlos Potera-Cailliau, M.D., Ph.D.Departments of Neurology, Neurobiology, DGSOM at UCLA“Network Level Deficits in Primary Visual Cortex Underlie Perceptual Learning Deficits in Fragile X Mice”
2016Melissa Malvaez, Ph.D.Laboratory of Kate Wassum, Ph.D.Department of Psychology, College of Life Sciences, UCLA"Releasing the Brakes on Habit Memory"
2015Denise Cai, Ph.D.Laboratory of Alcino Silva, Ph.D.Department of Psychology, College of Life Sciences
UCLA

Departments of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Scences, Neurobiology, DGSOM at UCLA
"Linking Memories Across Time"
2014Jason Stein, Ph.D.Laboratory of Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D.Department of Neurology, DGSOM at UCLA"Evaluating Human Neural Stem Cell Models Using a Transcriptomic Rubric"
2013Caroline Montojo, Ph.D.Carrie Bearden, Ph.D.Department of Psychology, College of Life Sciences
UCLA

Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Scences, DGSOM at UCLA
“Dysfunctional Cognitive Control as a Liability Factor for Psychosis in a Genetic High Risk Population”
2012Paul Mathews, Ph.D.Thomas Otis, Ph.D.Department of Neurobiology and Neurosciences, DGSOM at UCLA“Shining Light on the Role of the Climbing Fiber Pathway in the Cerebellar Cortex”
2011Kate Wassum, Ph.D.Nigel T. Maidment, Ph.D.Department of Neuropharmacology, DGSOM at UCLA“Liking, Learning and Longing: Exploring the Role of Mesolimbic Dopamine Signaling in Reward Seeking Actions”
2010Eiji Shigetomi, Ph.D.Baljit Khakh, Ph.D.Department of Physiology, DGSOM at UCLA“Astrocyte Calcium Dynamics Revealed by a Refined Genetically Encoded Calcium Indicator”
2009Dan Ohtan Wang, Ph.D.Kelsey Martin, M.D., Ph.D.Departments of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Biological Chemistry, DGSOM at UCLA“Visualizing New Protein Synthesis at Synapses During Neuronal Plasticity”
2008Grégoire Courtine, Ph.D.V. Reggie Edgerton, Ph.D.Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, College of Life Sciences
UCLA

Departments of Neurobiology, Neurosurgery, DGSOM at UCLA
“Regaining Stepping Capacities Following a Severe Spinal Cord Injury”
2008Arne Ekstrom, Ph.D.Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D.Department of Neurosurgery, DGSOM at UCLA“Correlation Between Navigational Performance and Place Cell Recruitment in the Human Hippocampal Area”
2007Bruno Blanchi, Ph.D.Yi Sun, Ph.D.Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, DGSOM at UCLA“Deciphering Neurological Disorder Mechanisms Using Genetically Modified Human Neurons Derived from Human Embryonic Stem Cells”
2006Catalina Abad, Ph.D.Jim Waschek, Ph.D.Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, DGSOM at UCLA“VIP and PACAP: Two Neuropeptides with Therapeutic Prospects”
2005Sheila Fleming, Ph.D.Marie-Francoise Chesselet, M.D., Ph.D.Departments of Neurology, Neurobiology, DGSOM at UCLA“Behavioral Phenotyping of Genetic Mouse Models of Parkinson’s Disease”
2004Bingbing Song, M.D., Ph.D.Juan Carols Marvizon, Ph.D.Department of Medicine, DGSOM at UCLA“Release of Endogenous Opioids in the Spinal Cord Measured Through Mu-opioid Receptor Internalization”