Samuel Eiduson Student Lectureship

The Samuel Eiduson Student Lectureship was initiated in 1993 to recognize extraordinarily meritorious contributions by a neuroscience graduate student. This lectureship was named in honor of Dr. Samuel Eiduson for his many years of dedication to the Neuroscience Program and the Brain Research Institute. Dr. Eiduson served as the Chairman of the Interdepartmental Program for Neuroscience from its inception in 1972 until 1985, and was instrumental in forwarding the careers of many UCLA neuroscientists and graduates. Each year one student who has conducted especially commendable research during his/her thesis study is selected to deliver a lecture to the neuroscience community.

Samuel Eiduson Student Lectureship

YEARSTUDENTLABORATORY ofDEPARTMENTLECTURE TITLEPhoto
2021Bryce BajarDrs. Larry Zipursky and Orkun AkinDepartments of Biological Chemistry & Neurobiology, at UCLA"Building Neural Circuits with Developmental Activity"
2020Lyle KingsburyDr. Weizhe HongDepartments of Biological Chemistry & Neurobiology, DGSOM at UCLA"The Social Brain in Action: Neural Dynamics Within and Across Interacting Animals"
2019Douglas ArnesonDr. Xia YangDepartment of Integrative Biology & Physiology, College of Life Sciences, UCLA"Spatial and Temporal Single Cell Network Alterations Induced by Traumatic Brain Injury"
2018Celine VuongDr. Douglas BlackDepartment of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, College of Life Sciences, UCLA"Rbfox1 Regulates Inhibitory Synaptic Transmission through the v-SNARE Vamp1"
2017Supraja VaradarajanDr. Samantha ButlerDepartment of Neurobiology, DGSOM at UCLA"Redefining the Role of Netrin1 as an Axon Guidance Cue in the Developing Spinal Cord"
2016Tessa HarrisonDr. Susan BookheimerDepartments of Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA"Neuroimaging Markers of Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's Disease in Cognitively Healthy Cohorts"
2015Neelroop ParikshakDr. Daniel GeschwindDepartment of Neurology, DGSOM at UCLA"Insights from the Molecular Underpinnings of Autism from the Analysis of Gene Expression in Human Brain"
2014Satoru MiuraDr. Larry ZipurksyDepartment of Biological Chemistry, DGSOM at UCLA“No Two Neurons Are the Same: Unique Identities for Neural Circuit Assembly”
2013Jesse BrownDr. Susan BookheimerDepartments of Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA“Multimodality MRI-based Brain Network Analysis: Applications to Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease”
2012Stephanie GromanDr. David JentschDepartment of Psychology, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA“Dopamine D2-Like Receptors: At the Nexus between Self Control and Addiction”
2011Jason SteinDr. Paul ThompsonDepartment of Neurology, DGSOM at UCLA“Searching for Genetic Influences on Brain Structure”
2010David RoussoDr. Ben NovitchDepartment of Neurobiology, DGSOM at UCLA“Successive Actions of FoxP Transcription Factors in Spinal Cord Neurogenesis and the Establishment of Motor Circuits”
2009Doris PayerDr. Edythe LondonDepartment of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences , DGSOM at UCLA“Neural Correlates of Emotion and Inhibitory Control During Early Abstinence from Methamphetamine”
2008Woj WojtowiczDr. Kelsey MartinDepartment of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences , DGSOM at UCLA“A Role for Molecular Diversity and Specificity in Wiring the Fly Brain”
2007Louisa WangDr. Chris ColwellDepartment of Psychiatry, DGSOM at UCLA“The Circadian Regulation of Learning and Memory”
2006John OhabDr. Thomas CarmichaelDepartment of Neurology, DGSOM at UCLA“A Novel Neurovascular Niche for Neurogenesis after Stroke”
2005Keri MartinowichDr. Yi SunDepartment of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences , DGSOM at UCLA“Epigenetic Gene Regulation in Mental Retardation Disorders”
2004Spencer SmithDr. Thomas OtisDepartment of Neurobiology, DGSOM at UCLA“The Role of Spontaneously Firing Neurons and New Tools for Exploring Them”
2003Christopher CainDr. Mark BaradDepartment of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, DGSOM at UCLA“Overcoming Fear: Behavioral Pharmacology and Physiology of Fear Extinction in Mice”
2002Robert AgateDr. Maria-Francoise ChesseletDepartment of Neurology, DGSOM at UCLA“Sex Chromosomes as Carriers for Genes Involved in Sex Specific Brain Development”
2001Holly CarlisleDr. Tom O'DellDepartment of Physiology, DGSOM at UCLA“The Role of NMDA Receptor Associated Proteins in Hippocampal LTP”
2000Paul GrayDr. Linda ManingerDepartment of Neurology, DGSOM at UCLA“Every Breath You Take: Looking for the Respiratory Rhythm Generator”
1999Albert ChaDr. Maria-Francoise ChesseletDepartment of Neurology, DGSOM at UCLA“Using Optical Probes to Study the Behavior of Voltage-Gated Ion Channels”
1998Paul ThompsonDr. Linda ManingerDepartment of Neurology, DGSOM at UCLA“Mathematical/Computational Strategies for Human Brain Mapping and Pathology Detection”
1997Christine SchulteisDr. Diane PapazianDepartment of Physiology, DGSOM at UCLA“Aspects of Shaker Potassium Channel Biogenesis Revealed by Analysis of Mutant Subunits”
1996Li-Tao ZhongDr. Arvan L. FluhartyDepartment of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, DGSOM at UCLA“A Novel Type of Cell Death Receptor in Neocortical Neurons”
1995Kerry ThompsonDr. Claude G. WasterlainDepartment of Neurology, DGSOM at UCLA“Focal Status Epilepticus in the Immature Brain”
1994Michael DeRosaDr. Harry VintersDepartment of Pathology, DGSOM at UCLA“Why Do Children Seize? What Epileptic Brain Tissue Tells Us”
1993David RectorDr. Ron HarperDepartment of Anatomy, UCLA“Illuminating the Brain: Neural Activation Produces Changes in Light Scattering”