Special Events

Fall 2021

October 19, 2021

The Brain Research Institute 33rd Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture
Peyman Golshani, M.D, Ph.D. (Faculty Host: Felix Schweizer)

Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

“Neural Network Dynamics Diving Arousal, Attention, and Memory”

October 26, 2021

The Arnold Scheibel Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience Lecture
TBA
(Faculty Host: Felix Schweizer)

Speaker Information
Title to be Determined

November 30, 2021

The Brain Research Institute 32nd Annual Neuroscience Poster Session Distinguished Lecture
Ed Boyden, Ph.D. (Faculty Host: Felix Schweizer)

Departments of Neurotechnology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Media Arts and Sciences, and Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Tools for Analyzing and Repairing the Brain”

Fall 2020

 

October 20, 2020
Seminar Recording
The Brain Research Institute 28th Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture
LYLE KINGSBURY (Hosted by Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu)
Departments of Biological Chemistry and Neurobiology, University of California Los Angeles
The Social Brain in Action: Neural Dynamics Within and Across Interacting Animals
 

November 3, 2020
Seminar Recording
The Arnold Scheibel Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience Lecture(Hosted by Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu)
ASTRA BRYANT, Ph.D. 
Departments of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics 
Neural Mechanisms Underlying Temperature-Driven Host Seeking by a Skin-Penetrating Human-Parasitic Nematode

JIANNIS TAXISDIS, Ph.D. 
Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry 
Remembering What Happened When: Emergence and Stability of Context-Specific Hippocampal Sequences Encoding Odors and Time
 

November 10, 2020

2020 Charles H. (Tom) Sawyer Distinguished Lecture
LARRY YOUNG, Ph.D. (Hosted by Paul Micevych and LNE; pmicevych@mednet.ucla.edu )
Department of Psychiatry, Emory University
The Neurobiology of Social Bonding, Empathy and Social Loss: Implications for Autism
  

Winter 2021

 

January 26, 2021

The Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecturer
ILANA WITTEN, Ph.D. (Hosted by Kate Wassum/Michele Basso, and ICLM; kwassum@ucla.edu)
Departments of Psychology and Neuroscience, Princeton University 
“Specialized and Spatially Organized Dopamine Signals”
 

February 9, 2021

The Eleanor Leslie Term Chair in Pioneering Brain Research
SAMANTHA BUTLER, Ph.D. (Hosted by Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu)
Department of Neurobiology, University of California Los Angeles
“Molecular Pathways That Accelerate the Regeneration of Axons Following Nerve Injury”
 

March 2, 2021
Seminar Recording
The Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecture
ERIC KLANN, Ph.D. (Hosted by Alcino Silva; silvaa@mednet.ucla.edu)
Departments of Neuroscience, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, New York University
“Local and Cell Type-Specific Translation in Emotional Memory”
 

March 9, 2020
Seminar Recording
The Brain Research Institute 32nd Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture
DEAN BUONOMANO, Ph.D. (Hosted by Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu)
Departments of Neurobiology and Psychology, University of California Los Angeles
How Does the Brain Tell Time?”
 

Spring 2021

 

April 6, 2021

Charles H. (Tom) Sawyer Distinguished Lecture
LARRY SWANSON, Ph.D. (Hosted by Paul Micevych and LNE; pmicevych@mednet.ucla.edu)
Departments of Biological Sciences, Biological Sciences and Psychology, University of Southern California
“Understanding the Basic Plan of the Nervous System”
 

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; whong@ucla.edu)
Department of Biology, Stanford University
“Molecular Mechanisms of Neural Circuit Assembly”
 

May 18, 2021

The Brain Research Institute 28th Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture
BRYCE BAJAR (Hosted by Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu)
Laboratory of Dr. Larry Zipursky, Department of Biological Chemistry; Laboratory of Dr. Orkun Akin, Department of Neurobiology
“Building Neural Circuits with Developmental Activity”
 

June 1, 2021
New Brain Research Institute Member Short Talks Part 1 (Hosted by Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu)

APARNA BHADURI, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Chemistry
“Neural Stem Cell Fate Specification in Human Brain Development and Cancer”

IDAN BLANK, Ph.D.
Departments of Psychology and Linguistics
“The Functional Architecture of Natural Language Comprehension”

DAVID CLEWETT, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
“Arousal Mechanisms Shape the Selectivity and Structure of Memory”


June 8, 2021
New Brain Research Institute Member Short Talks Part 2 (Hosted by Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu)

AHMET ARAC, M.D.
Department of Neurology
“Grab that bottle: Explaining Motor Control”

RANMAL SAMARASINGHE, M.D., PH.D.
Department of Neurology
“Modeling Neural Circuit Formation and Function with Human Brain Organoids”

AUSAF BARI, MA, M.D., Ph.D., FAANS
Department of Neurosurgery
“Pleasure, Pain and Bionic Brains”

CRAMER, M.D., MMSc, FAAN, FAHA
Department of Neurology
“Motor Recovery After Stroke”

Fall 2019

 

The Arnold Scheibel Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience Lecture
November 5th, 2019, 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
Sequential and Distributed Maintenance
of Information in Working Memory  
Speaker: Arash Bellafard, Ph.D. 
Host: Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu

The Brain Research Institute 31st Annual Neuroscience Poster Session Distinguished Lecture
November 12th, 2019, 1:00pm, Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom
Differential Resilience to Perturbation of Circuits With Similar Performance  
Speaker: Eve Marder, Ph.D. Department of Biology, Brandeis University
Host: Jack Feldman; feldman@g.ucla.edu

 

Winter 2020

 

The Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecture
February 4, 2020 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
“Hippocampal Place Cell Sequence and Memory Performance”
Speaker: Laura Colgin, Ph.D. Department of Neuroscience, The University of Texas at Austin
Host: Mayank Mehta and ICLM; mayank@physics.ucla.edu

 

Spring 2020

 

Sawyer Distinguished Lecture
NOTE: This seminar has been postponed until November 10, 2020
April 7, 2020 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
“Title to be Determined”
Speaker: Larry Young, Ph.D. Department of Psychiatry, Emory University School of Medicine
Host: Paul Micevych and LNE; pmicevych@mednet.ucla.edu

The Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecture
NOTE: This seminar has been cancelled until further notice.
April 28, 2020 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
“Title to be Determined”
Speaker: Eric Klann, Ph.D. Departments of Neuroscience, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, New York University
Host: Alcino Silva; silvaa@mednet.ucla.edu

The Brain Research Institute 28th Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture
This seminar has been postponed until October 20, 2020
May 19, 2020 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
“Title to be Determined”
Host: Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu

Zoom Presentation: New Brain Research Institute Member Short Talks Part 1
June 2, 2020 12:00pm, SEMINAR REGISTRATION
AGATHA LENARTOWICZ, Ph.D.
Departments of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
PAVAK SHAH, Ph.D.
Departments of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
JESSICA REXACH, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
Host: Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu

Zoom Presentation: New Brain Research Institute Member Short Talks Part 2
June 9, 2020 12:00pm, SEMINAR REGISTRATION
ZIVA COOPER, Ph.D.
Departments of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences 
XIA YANG, Ph.D.
Departments of Integrative Biology and Physiology
Host: Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu

The Brain Research Institute 31st Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture
June 16, 2020 12:00pm, SEMINAR REGISTRATION
Essential Astrocyte Roles in Protectionand Repair after CNS Injury and Disease
Speaker: Michael Sofroniew, M.D., Ph.D. Department of Neurobiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Host: Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu

Fall 2018

 

The 2018 Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecture
October 9th, 2018, 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
“Space, Time and Hippocampal Computation”  
Speaker: György Buzsáki, M.D. Ph.D., Departments of Neuroscience and Physiology and Neurology, New York University, New York, New York
Host: Alcino Silva and ICLM; silvaa@mednet.ucla.edu

The Arnold Scheibel Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience Lecture
October 23rd, 2018, 4:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
“Exploration of Molecular Mechanisms underlying Neural Circuit Assembly”
Speaker: Liming Tan, Ph.D., Laboratory of Dr. Larry Zipursky, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles; HHMI
Host: Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu

The Annual Molecular Biology Institute and Brain Research Institute Joint Lecture
November 8th, 2018, 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
“A Solid State Conceptualization of Information Transfer from Gene to Message to Protein”
Speaker: Steven McKnight, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Host: David Eisenberg and Ben Novitch; david@mbi.ucla.edu; bnovitch@mednet.ucla.edu

The Brain Research Institute 30th Annual Neuroscience Poster Session Distinguished Lecture
November 27th, 2018, 12:00pm, Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom
“Insights from Non-Human Animals into the Neurobiology of Human Language”
Speaker: Erich Jarvis, Ph.D., Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language, The Rockefeller University; HHMI, New York, New York
Host: Stephanie White and Gina Poe; sawhite@ucla.edu; ginapoe@ucla.edu

 

Winter 2019

Spring 2019

 

The Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecture
April 30th, 2019, 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
“Making, Breaking and Linking Memories”
Speaker: Sheena A. Josselyn, Ph.D., Departments of Psychology, Physiology and Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
Host: Alcino Silva and ICLM; silvaa@mednet.ucla.edu

New Brain Research Institute Member Short Talks
May 7th, 2019, 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
Speaker: Orkun Akin, Ph.D. Department of Neurobiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Speaker: Luis de la Torre-Ubieta, Ph.D. Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
Speaker: Lindsay De Biase, Ph.D. Department of Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Speaker: Laura DeNardo, Ph.D. Department of Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Speaker: Andrew Wikenheiser, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu

The Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecture
May 14th, 2019, 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
“Regulation of Neurotransmitter Receptors and Synaptic Plasticity in the Brain in Health and Disease”
Speaker: Richard Huganir, Ph.D., Departments of Neuroscience and Psychological and Brain Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 
Host: Alcino Silva; silvaa@mednet.ucla.edu

The 27th Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture
May 21st, 2019, 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
“Spatial and Temporal Single Cell Network Alterations Induced by Traumatic Brain Injury”
Speaker: Douglas Arneson, Ph.D., Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles 
Host: Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu

The Brain Research Institute 30th Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture
June 18, 2019, 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
“Neural Systems, Dopamine Receptors and Stimulant Use: Brain Imaging to Guide Treatment”
Speaker: Edythe London, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Host: Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu

Fall 2016

 

The Arnold Scheibel Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience Lecture
November 1st, 2016, 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
“Releasing The Brakes On Habit Memory”
Speaker: Melissa Malvaez, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Tom O’Dell; todell@mednet.ucla.edu

The Brain Research Institute Annual Poster Day
November 29th, 2016, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom

The Brain Research Institute 28th Annual Neuroscience Poster Session Distinguished Lecture
November 29th, 2016, 4:00pm, Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom
“Poster Session Distinguished Lecture”
Speaker: Yuh-Nung Jan, Ph.D. Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco
Host: Shuwa Xu; SXu@mednet.ucla.edu

Winter 2017

Spring 2017

 

The Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecture
April 4th, 2017, 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
“Neural Circuits of Emotional Valence: Competing Motivational Signals”
Speaker: Kay Tye, Ph.D. Systems Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Sciences

The New Brain Research Institute Member Introduction Lectures
April 25th, 2017, 12:00pm Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
Speaker: Eve Marder, Ph.D. Department of Life Sciences, Brandeis University
Speaker: Avishek Adhikari, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
Speaker: Stephanie Correa, Ph.D. Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology and Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles
Speaker: Paul Mathews, Ph.D. Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles
Speaker: Akihiro Hishl, M.D., Dr. P. H., Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Speaker: Ketema Paul, Ph.D. Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Speaker: Ye Zhang, Ph.D. Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Chris Evans; cevans@ucla.edu

The Annual Brain Research Institute and Molecular Biology Institute Joint Lecture
May 11th, 2017, 4:00pm, 159 Boyer Hall
“Translational Dysfunction and Neurodegeneration”
Speaker: Susan Ackerman, Ph.D. Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego

The 25th Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture
May 16th, 2017, 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
“Redefining the Role of Netrin1 as an Axon Guidance Cue in the Developing Spinal Cord”
Speaker: Supraja Varadarajan Laboratory of Dr. Samantha Butler, Department of Neurobiology, University of California, Los Angeles

Charles H. (Tom) Sawyer Distinguished Lecture
June 6th, 2017, 12:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
“Integration of the Anorexigenic Effects of Estradiol and Metabolic Hormones by Hypothalamic Arcuate Neurons”
Speaker: Martin Kelly, Ph. D. Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Oregon Health and Science University

Fall 2015

 

The Arnold Scheibel Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience Lecture
November 3rd, 2015, 1:00pm, Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
“Linking Memories Across Time”
Speaker: Denise Cai, Ph.D. Laboratory of Dr. Alcino Silva, Departments of Neurobiology, Psychiatry, Biobehavioral Sciences and Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Baljit Khakh; bkhakh@mednet.ucla.edu

The 27th Annual Neuroscience Brain Research Institute Poster Session
November 17th, 2015, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Grand Ballroom, Ackerman Union, UCLA

The 27th Annual Neuroscience Brain Research Institute Poster Session Distinguished Lecture
November 17th, 2015, 5:00pm-6:00pm, Grand Ballroom, Ackerman Union, UCLA
“Genes Encoding Neurogenesis and Axon Wiring in the Path from Eye to Brain”
Speaker: Carol Mason, Ph.D. Departments of Pathology and Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Opthalmology, Columbia University, New York, New York
Host: Chris Evans and Samantha Butler; cevans@ucla.edu, butlersj@ucla.edu

The 2015 Integrative Center for Learning and Memory Distinguished Lecture
November 18th, 2015, 10:30am-11:30am, Gonda First Floor Conference Room, 1357
“Regulation of Memory Mechanisms by Secreted Amyloid Precursor Protein-α”
Speaker: Wickliffe C. Abraham, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, Brain Health Research Center, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Host: David Glanzman; glanzman@ucla.edu

 

Winter 2016

 

The 24th Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture
March 8, 2016, 1:00pm-2:00pm Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium
“Neuroimaging Markers of Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease in Cognitively Healthy Cohorts”
Speaker: Tessa Harrison, Ph.D. Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Felix Schweizer; felixs@ucla.edu

 

Spring 2016

 

Charles H. (Tom) Sawyer Distinguished Lecture
March 29, 2016, 12:00pm-1:00pm Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium
“Sex Differences in the Brain; A Whole Body Perspective”
Speaker: Geert de Vries, Ph.D. Director of Biology, Georgia State University
Host: Art Arnold and LNE; arnold@ucla.edu

New BRI Member Introduction Lecture
April 26, 2016, 12:00pm-1:00pm Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium
“Neurodevelopmental Bases of Self-Regulatory and Social Influences on Emotion”
Speaker: Jennifer Silvers, Ph.D. Department of Developmental and Social Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
“Neuroengineering The Next Decade”
Speaker: Dejan Markovic, Ph.D. Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Art Arnold and LNE; arnold@ucla.edu

The Brain Research Institute 27th Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture
June 14, 2016, 12:00pm-1:00pm Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium
“Astrocyte Roles in Neural Circuits: New Tools, Findings and Concepts”
Speaker: Baljit Khakh, Ph.D. Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Chris Evans; cevans@ucla.edu