Upcoming Seminars

All Seminars are at 12 noon in the Link Auditorium unless otherwise stated.

Date Seminar
September 15 Shalini Narayana, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Title: “Neural Correlates of Motor Learning - Evidence from Neuroimaging Studies of Behavioral Therapy and Brain Stimulation”
September 22 Christine MacDonald, PhD
Host: Jack Tsao, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Washington School of Medicine
Title: “Brain Injury and Psychological Health Following Combat Deployment: The Invisible Wounds of War”
September 29 Gareth Howell, PhD
Host: Monica Jablonski, PhD, FARVO
Assistant Professor
The Jackson Laboratory
Title: “The Complement Cascade – the Key Driver of Aging, Glaucoma, and
Alzheimer's Disease”
October 6 Stas Zakharenko, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Development Neurobiology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Title: TBA
October 13 Mark Tommerdahl, PhD
Host: Robert Waters, PhD
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina
Title: “Assessing Brain Health via Sensory Percept”
October 27 Bob Ledeen, PhD
Host: Michael McDonald, PhD
Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Title: “New Thinking on Parkinson's Disease in Relation to GM1 Ganglioside”
November 3 Steven Thomas, PhD
Host: Fu-Ming Zhou, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Pharmacology
University of Pennsylvania
Title: “Neuromodulatory Signaling in Cognition & Stress:
Relevance for PTSD”
November 10 Leslie Kay, PhD
Host: Detlef Heck, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Chicago
Title: “Using Behavioral Context to Dissect the Olfactory Circuit”
November 17 C. Savio Chan, PhD
Host: Hitoshi Kita, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology
Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience
Title: TBA
December 1 C. Shawn Dotson, PhD
Host: John D. Boughter, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Division of Addiction Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine 
Center for Smell and Taste
McKnight Brain Institute
Title: “Modulation of Gustatory Functioning by Molecular Mediators of Appetite and Satiety”
December 8 David M. Miller, PhD
Host: Valeria Vasquez, PhD
Department of Cell & Developmental Biology & Biological Sciences
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Title: “Decoding Genetic Programs for Building and Remodeling Neurons”


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