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Epigenetics in the brain: from development to disease

Alexander Nott, Ph.D - Project Scientist
Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine
University of California, San Diego

Long-lasting changes in gene expression are mediated by ‘epigenetic’ adaptations in chromatin structure; these modifications orchestrate gene expression programs that guide cell-type-specific responses to environmental signals. My research explores how cell-type-specific epigenetic mechanisms drive brain physiology in health and disease. My early work demonstrated that histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2), an epigenetic eraser, is negatively regulated by nitric oxide signaling in primary neurons. Further, I showed that nitric oxide-mediated inhibition of HDAC2 is required for activation of gene expression programs critical for normal mouse brain development. Next, I studied Rett syndrome, a brain disorder caused by mutations in MeCP2. I found that neuronal loss of HDAC3, a binding partner of MeCP2, elicits Rett syndrome-associated behaviors in mice. Contrary to the idea that HDAC3 functions as an epigenetic eraser, I found that HDAC3 activated gene expression through regulation of the FOXO transcription factors. My current research explores the function of noncoding DNA variants associated with brain-related disease-risk at gene regulatory regions called enhancers. I generated promoter-enhancer interactome maps that connect noncoding disease-risk variants to target genes in the major cell types of the brain. These datasets revealed that genetic variants associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) were largely confined to microglia enhancers, whereas genetic variants for psychiatric disorders were enriched in neuronal enhancers. Additionally, I identified a microglia-specific enhancer at the BIN1 locus that harbors AD-risk variants; BIN1 is an AD-risk gene that has largely been studied in neurons. Deletion of the microglia-specific BIN1 enhancer substantially reduced BIN1 expression in microglia and not in neurons or astrocytes. Overall, this work has revised the gene repertoire influenced by noncoding AD-risk variants and has revealed the likely cell types in which they function.

 Dec 09, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m.
 Medical Center | K307 (3-6407)

Host: Department of Neuroscience - Faculty Search Committee

Diego Restrepo, Ph.D.

- Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine

 Mar 05, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6407)

Rajnish Bharadwaj, Ph.D.

- Univ. of Rochester Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

 Mar 12, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
 Medical Center | K307 (3-6407)

M. Natalia Vergara, Ph.D.

- Univ. of Colorado School of Medicine

 Mar 30, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
 Medical Center | K-207 (2-6408)

Rami Burstein, Ph.D.

- Harvard University

 Apr 02, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6407)

Kia Nobre

Doty Speaker - Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity

 Apr 16, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6407)

Dwight Bergles, Ph.D.

- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 Apr 20, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.
 Medical Center | K-207 (2-6408)

Neuroscience Retreat

Keynote: Cristina Alberini, Ph.D. - NYU Center for Neural Science

 Apr 22, 2020 @ 8:00 a.m.
 Memorial Art Gallery | Auditorium

Past Events

Postoperative neuroinflammation: are we ready to intervene?

Niccolo Terrando, D.I.C., Ph.D. - Associate Professor in Anesthesiology
Assistant Research Professor in Cell Biology
Duke University Medical Center

Perioperative neurocognitive disorders (PND), including acute postoperative delirium and longer-lasting postoperative cognitive dysfunction, are quintessential geriatric complications that affects up to 60% of older adults (1). Orthopedic surgery is a routine procedure in frail and elderly patients, often resulting in high incidence of PND, thus contributing to adverse events and poorer outcomes. To understand the pathophysiology of these complications we have developed a clinically relevant mouse model of orthopedic surgery consisting of an intramedullary fixation of the tibia under general anesthesia to evaluate the impact of aseptic trauma on the central nervous system (2). Using this model we uncovered a link between peripheral cytokines and neuroinflammation in leading to cognitive deficits (3-5). We also identified the role of blood-brain barrier opening and macrophage infiltration as being pivotal for the development of postoperative neuroinflammation and ensuing hippocampal-dependent memory dysfunction (6). Harnessing inflammatory-resolving pathways, for example via cholinergic modulation or specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators, dampen glia activation in response to surgical trauma and curtail the cognitive decline that follows (7-8). Similar pathological hallmarks of blood-brain barrier opening, monocytic infiltration in the cerebrospinal fluid, and microglia reactivity are now observed in patients after non-neurological surgery (9). This suggests a possible role, and putative targeting, of these processes in the pathogenesis of PND.

 Oct 28, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m. 

Understanding Spatial Cognition Through Virtual and Augmented Reality

Michael Proulx, PhD - Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

Spatial knowledge is key for most everything we do. The study of spatial cognition is now able to take advantage of advances in computational modelling, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality with important implications for theory and application. I will explore these issues through a few case studies of our research, including: the use of eye-tracking with interactive virtual environments; virtual reality to explore multisensory perception; and using motion-tracking and augmented reality to assess the presentation of visual information in tactile or auditory displays to the blind or blindfolded. These immersive technologies hold great potential for advancements in fundamental and translational neuroscience.

 Oct 07, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m.

Functional Micro-Architecture and Joint Representation of Shape and Color in Primate Primary Visual Cortex

Edward Callaway, PhD
Vincent J. Coates Chair and Professor
 - Systems Neurobiology Labs
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

 Oct 03, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
Host: Department of Neuroscience and the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience

Functional Brain Network Structure in Focal Embouchure Dystonia and Related Disorders

Aimee Morris - Neuroscience PhD Candidate

 Jul 01, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.
Host: Dr. Jonathan Mink

Noradrenergic modulation of microglial dynamics and synaptic plasticity

Rianne Stowell - Neuroscience PhD Candidate

 Jun 28, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.
Host: Dr. Ania Majewska

Ameliorating Alzheimer’s Disease tau pathology through immunomodulation: A novel role for interleukin 4 and glatiramer acetate

Dawling Dionisio-Santos - Neurobiology and Anatomy PhD Candidate

 Jun 26, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.
Host: Dr. Kerry OBanion

Guest Speaker

Jeffrey Macklis, MD - Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
 Apr 22, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.

Stability and Change in Human Functional Brain Networks

Steven Petersen, Ph.D. - The James S. McDonnell Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in Neurology
Professor of Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Psychological & Brain Sciences, and Radiology
Washington University

 Mar 14, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
Host: Univ. Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience, and Dept. of Neuroscience

Mobilizing Synaptic Plasticity to Promote Recovery from Amblyopia

Mark Bear, PhD - Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Picower Professor of Neuroscience in The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Feb 25, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.

Effects of challenging prenatal environments on human fetal brain network development

Moriah Thomason, Ph.D. - Associate Professor
Departments of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Population Health
New York University School of Medicine

 Jan 23, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.
Host: Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience and Dept. of Neuroscience

Psychology and Physiology of Altered Gesture in ASD

Joshua Ewen, MD - Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Director of Clinical Neurophysiology Clinic and Laboratory at the Kennedy Krieger Institute Baltimore, MD

 Dec 13, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m.
Host: Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience and Dept. of Neuroscience

Identity, Structure and Function of the Sensory Transduction Channel for Hearing and Balance

Jeffrey R. Holt, Ph.D. - Professor of Otolaryngology & Neurology
Director of Research, Otolaryngology
F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center
Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

 Nov 30, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.
Host: Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience and Dept. of Neuroscience

Neuroscience and Clinical Sleep Research at URMC: Are There Gaps to be Bridged

Wilfred Pigeon, Ph.D. - Associate Professor URMC Dept. Psychiatry & Public Health Sciences
Executive Director of VISN 2 Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention
Canandaigua VA Med Center

 Nov 29, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m.
Host: Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience and Dept. of Neuroscience

Tau Protein and Alzheimer's Disease

Jeff Kuret, Ph.D. - Professor of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology
Co-Director of OSU Biophysics Graduate Program
Ohio State University

 Nov 15, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m.
Host: Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience and Dept. of Neuroscience

Hierarchical Encoding of Attended Speech in Human Auditory Cortex

James Andrew O’Sullivan, Ph.D. - Columbia University, NYC

 Oct 04, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

The Developmental Course of Multisensory Processing in Autism and the Cost of Switching Modality

Mick Crosse, Ph.D. - Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYC

 Oct 04, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.

Hearing in a World of Light: The Why, Where, and How of Connecting Visual and Auditory Information in the Brain

Jennifer Groh, PhD - Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Professor of Neurobiology

 Sep 10, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m.

Connecting the Pieces: A Psychologist's Role in Neuroscience

Leona Oakes, Ph.D. - Psychology Fellow
Dept. of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Univ. Rochester

 Sep 05, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.
Host: Univ. Rochester SMD, Department of Neuroscience, and the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience

Del Monte Institute Faculty Candidate Lecture: Selective Vulnerability of the Memory Networks in Brain Aging and Alzheimer's Disease

Hwamee Oh, PhD - Research Asst. Professor
Dept. Psychology
SUNY Stony Brook

 May 30, 2018 @ 12:10 p.m.
Host: Univ. Rochester SMD, Departments of Neuroscience, and the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience

Multiscale Studies of Human Cortical Oscillations during Sleep and Cognition

Syd Cash, MD, PhD - Harvard Univ.

 May 24, 2018 @ 2:30 p.m.
Host: Dept. Neuroscience: Doty Lecture

Del Monte Institute Faculty Candidate Lecture: Neuronal Circuit Mechanisms of Goal-Directed Motor Skills

Kuan Hong Wang, PhD - Principal Investigator, Chief, Neural Circuits and Adaptive Behaviors
National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, Bethesda, MD

 May 17, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.
Host: Univ. Rochester SMD, Departments of Neuroscience, and the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience

Determining How Neural Activity Reflects Different Instructions for Performing the Same Movements

Kevin Mazurek, PhD
Univ. Rochester
 - Research Faculty Candidate

 May 15, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.
Host: Univ. Rochester SMD, Department of Neuroscience, and the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience

Understanding the Pathways Underlying Residual Visual Function after Damage to Primary Visual Cortex

Holly Bridge, DPhil - Univ. of Oxford

 May 14, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.
Host: CVS Boynton Colloquium

A Role for the Basal Ganglia and Superior Colliculus in Decision-Making

Michelle Basso, PhD - UCLA

 May 10, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m.
Host: Dept. Neuroscience: Notter Lecture

Human Brain Networks for Task-Directed Attention & Perceptual Working Memory

David Somers, PhD - Boston University

 May 03, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m.
Host: Dept. Neuroscience: Doty Lecture

Lateral Efferent Modulation of Auditory Nerve Fiber Activity

Elisabeth Glowatzki, PhD - Professor of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Guest speaker at NSC 503

 Apr 30, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m.
Host: Holly Beaulac

Neuronal Regeneration and Degeneration at the Single Cell Level

Véronique Lisi, PhD - Postdoctoral Scholar
University of California Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA

 Apr 18, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.
Host: Univ. Rochester SMD, Department of Neuroscience, and the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience

Neurobiology of Social Bonding, Social Loss and Empathy: Implication for Autism

Larry Young, Ph.D. - William P. Timmie Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Translational Social Neuroscience
Director, Silvio O. Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition
Chief, Division of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatric Disorders at Emory University

 Apr 13, 2018 @ 7:30 a.m.
Host: Endocrinology Grand Rounds Presentation

What drives auditory perceptual learning?

Robert Baudo - Northwestern University

 Apr 06, 2018 @ 11:30 a.m.

Luncheon Roundtable Series: Acquired Hearing Difficulties and Deafness

Ross Maddox PhD, Patricia White PhD, and U-Cheng Leong PhD

 Mar 30, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.
Host: PONS (Pre-doctoral Organization for the Neurosciences)

Selective Vulnerability of Excitatory Neurons to Tau Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease

Hongjun Fu, PhD - Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)

 Mar 21, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m.
Host: Univ. Rochester SMD, Departments of Neuroscience, and the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience

Measures of Auditory Sensory Processing as Biomarkers of Rett Syndrome

Tufikameni Brima, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Neuroscience
University of Rochester

 Mar 20, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.
Host: Univ. Rochester SMD, Departments of Neuroscience, and the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience

Predicting Brain Activation Patterns Associated with the Meaning of Words in Sentences and Narratives

Andrew Anderson, Ph.D. - Research Fellow
Department of Biomedical Engineering and School of Nursing
University of Rochester

 Mar 08, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m.
Host: Univ. Rochester SMD, Departments of Neuroscience, and the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience

Serotonergic Modulation of Rodent Prefrontal Cortical Circuits

Emily K. Stephens, Ph.D. - Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Post-doctoral candidate talk

 Mar 08, 2018 @ 10:30 a.m.
Host: Univ. Rochester SMD, Departments of Neuroscience, and the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience

The Dorsal Striatum and Medial Precentral Cortex are Functionally and Anatomically Integrated into Head Direction Cell Circuitry

Max L. Mehlman - Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Post-doctoral candidate talk

 Mar 07, 2018 @ 9:30 a.m.
Host: Univ. Rochester SMD, Departments of Neuroscience, and the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience

Optical Imaging and Manipulation of Brain Pericytes

Andy Shih, Ph.D. - Guest speaker at NSC 503 - Assistant Professor, Dept. Neuroscience - Medical University of South Carolina

 Feb 05, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m.
Host: Kathleen Gates

Single Cell Transcriptomics for Structure, Function and Connectivity in Taste Pathways

Nirupa Chaudhari, Ph.D. - Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
Director of Graduate Program of Neurosciences
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

 Feb 22, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m.
Host: Univ. Rochester SMD, Departments of Neuroscience, and the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience

Oxidative Damage in BBB & BLB: Lessons Learnt from Substance Abuse, BTBI and Ozone Exposure

Vikas Mishra, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Research Associate
Bloomberg-School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University

 Jan 29, 2018 @ 9:15 a.m.
Host: Univ. Rochester SMD, Departments of Neuroscience, and the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience

Neuroimaging of Social Brain Development in Infants and Yound Children and Applications to Translational Autism Research

Elizabeth Gayle Smith, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow
Univ. of Maryland

 Jan 25, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.
Host: Univ. Rochester SMD, Departments of Neuroscience, Neurology, and Pediatrics

Advances in Multiphoton Imaging for Biological Applications: What can we image at URMC?

Matthew D Weitzman, Ph.D. - Olympus

 Jan 04, 2018 @ 10:30 a.m.
Host: Multiphoton Research Core Facility, Shared Resource Laboratories

Ion Channel Diversity, Physiology, and Neural Coding

Krishnan Padmanabhan - Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Rochester
Guest Speaker

 Dec 07, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m.

Beyond Hubel & Wiesel: Implications of a sampling-based probabilistic approach to visual perception, learning and development

Jozsef Fiser - Associate Professor
Department of Cognitive Science
Central European University

 Nov 09, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.

Seeds for Collaboration: Faculty Mixer

Amanda M. Larracuente, Charles Duffy, and Laurie Steiner

 Nov 01, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m.

Mechanistic Discovery of Cognitive Training for Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

Feng Vankee Lin, Ph.D., RN
School of Nursing
University of Rochester

 Oct 31, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.

The Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience presents: Neuromodulation & Human Invasive Neural Mapping

Featuring: Ali Rezai, M.D. - Director, Neurological Institute
Associate Dean of Neuroscience Stanley and Joan H. Ross Chair in Neuromodulation
Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

 Jun 23, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m.

Del Monte Neuroscience Lecture - Blood Brain Barrier and Neurovascular Contributions to Neurodegeneration and Alzheimer’s Disease

Berislav V. Zlokovic, M.D., Ph.D. - Director of the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute,
Mary Hayley and Selim Zilkha Chair in Alzheimer’s disease research Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC,
Professor of Biological Sciences at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

 Jun 08, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.

Seeds for Collaboration: Faculty Mixer

 May 30, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m.

2017 Neuroscience Retreat

Keynote: Eve Marder, PhD

 May 26, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.
Host: Neuroscience Graduate Program

Neural mechanisms that support and constrain working memory

Clayton Curtis, Ph.D. - Asst. Prof. Psychology & Neural Science
New York University

 May 11, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m.

Cortical Plasticity Within and Across Lifetimes

Leah Krubitzer, PhD - Prof. Psychology, Lab of Evolutionary Neurobiology, Univ. Cal. Davis

 May 04, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.

Functional Modules: How do we get them and what good are they?

Margaret Livingstone, PhD - Harvard Medical School

 Apr 13, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.
Host: Tatiana Pasternak, PhD

Seeds for Collaboration: Faculty Mixer

David Auerbach, Ph.D., Danielle Benoit, and Eric Phizicky

 Mar 28, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m.

Electrical Disturbances in Both the Brain & Heart: A Dangerous Combination

David Auerbach, Ph.D. - Senior Instructor - Department of Medicine, Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute

 Mar 09, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.
Host: John Foxe

The Search for Biomarkers in Schizophrenia - Phelps Colloquium Series

John Foxe, Ph.D. - Professor & Chair Neuroscience, Director Del Monte Neuroscience Institute

 Feb 01, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.
Host: Phelps Colloquium Series​​

Seeds for Collaboration: Faculty Mixer

Jiebo Luo (Computer Science), Patrick Oakes (Physics/Biology), and Feng Vankee Lin (Nursing)

 Jan 31, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m.

Faculty Candidate: Using Robotics to Advance Our Understanding of Sensorimotor Deficits After Stroke

Jennifer Semrau, PhD - University of Calgary

 Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.

Host: Dept. Neuroscience

APSA Invited Guest Speaker - Evening Talk

Armin Raznahan, M.D., Ph.D. - Lasker Clinical Research Scholar; Developmental Neurogenomics, NIH

MSTP students may choose to attend either talk to count as one dinner seminar credit (cannot get credit for both)

 Dec 02, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

A Genetic-First Approach to Parsing the Biology of Neurodevelopment Disorders

Armin Raznahan, MD, PhD - Chief, Developmental Neurogenomics Unit, Child Psychiatry Branch National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Health Bethesda, MD

 Dec 02, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 Case Method Room

Host: The Neuroscience Graduate Program Colloquium

NGP Colloquium: Pathogenic and therapeutic pathways in a model of RGC damage

Abbot Clark, PhD, FARVO - Regents Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences,
Executive Director, North Texas Eye Research Institute, U. North Texas Health Science Center Ft. Worth, Texas

 Nov 21, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

Host: The Neuroscience Graduate Program Colloquium

Faculty Candidate: Parietal-Frontal Circuits in Action

Micheal Vesia, PhD - University of Toronto

 Nov 07, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.

Host: Dept. Neuroscience

Faculty Candidate: Exploring Vision and Attention at the level of Neuronal Circuits

Farran Briggs, PhD - Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

 Oct 31, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.

Host: Dept. Neuroscience

Faculty Candidate: Mechanism(s) of Striatal Vulnerability in Huntington Disease

Srinivasa Subramaniam, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Scripps Research Institute, Florida

Neuroscience Faculty Candidate

 Oct 24, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m.

Host: Dept. Neuroscience

Faculty Candidate: Micro- and Macro-Scale Cortical Dynamics Underlying Visual Attention

Adam C. Snyder, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Ophthalmology, Univ. Pittsburgh

Neuroscience Faculty Candidate

 Oct 17, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.

Host: Dept. Neuroscience

Persistent Maladaptive Behaviors: Why We Make Bad Choices

John Foxe & Suzanne Haber

 Oct 11, 2016 @ 12:00 a.m.

Frank P. Smith Lectureship

Brian Litt, M.D. and Nitin Tandon, M.D. - Professor of Neurology, Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania and Professor,
Departments of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Surgery,
McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center,
Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program, Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center

 Oct 07, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m.

Faculty Candidate: Localization of Cognitive Functions in the Primate Brain: Is the Prefrontal Cortex Special?

Christos Constantinidis, Ph.D. - Professor, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Wake Forest School of Medicine

 Oct 06, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dept. Neuroscience

Traumatic injury to the developing brain: Identifying the acute “game changers” that adversely shape the trajectory of recovery

Linda Noble-Haeusslein - Univ. California San Francisco
Sponsor: Neuroscience Grad Program

 Oct 03, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

Host: Heather Natola

The Functional Organization of Axons in Health & Disease

Matt Rasband - Baylor College of Medicine

 Sep 29, 2016 @ 3:15 p.m.

Host: Peter Shrager

Possible Functions of Cortical Feedback in Object Perception: Inaugural David C. Knill Lecture

Daniel Kersten, PhD - University of Minnesota

 Sep 29, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

Host: Center for Visual Science

Faculty Candidate: Linking Fundamental Prefrontal Synaptic Mechanisms to Cognitive Disorders

Wei-Dong Yao, PhD - Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences SUNY –Upstate Medical University

 Sep 26, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.

Host: Dept. Neuroscience

Faculty Candidate: Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Visual Attention and Working Memory

Bradley R. Postle, PhD - Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin – Madison

 Sep 15, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m.

Host: Dept. Neuroscience

CNS lymphatic drainage in health and disease

Jonathan Kipnis - Univ. Virginia School of Medicine
Sponsor: Neuroscience Grad Program

 Sep 12, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

Host: Neuroscience Graduate Program

Faculty Candidate: Prefrontal Mechanism of Learning and Strategic Decision Making

Hyo Jung Seo, Ph.D. - Associate Research Scientist
Dept. Neurobiology
Yale Univ. School of Medicine

 Sep 08, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m.

Faculty Candidate: The Role of RNA-Binding Proteins in Neurological Disorders

Vincenzo (Alessandro) Gennarino, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Associate
Dept. Molecular & Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine

 Aug 11, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.

Sex Hormone-Based Therapy for Schizophrenia: From the Clinic to the Bench and Back Again - Faculty Candidate

Cynthia Shannon Weickert, Ph.D. - Macquarie Group Foundation Chair of Schizophrenia Research
Neuroscience Research Australia
Professor of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales

 Jul 11, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m.

6th Annual Donald and Virginia Insley Lecture: The Search for Endophenotypes in Schizophrenia

John Foxe, Ph.D. - Director, Ernest J. Del Monte Neuromedicine Institute Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Professorship in Neuroscience, Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience, University of Rochester Medical Center

 Jun 10, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m.

Thinking about motor planning and motor skill

John W. Krakauer - Johns Hopkins University
Sponsor: Schmitt Program, Dept. of Neuroscience

 Jun 09, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

Functional Specificity in the Human Brain

Nancy Kanwisher, PhD - MIT
Sponsor: Dept. of Neuroscience - Mary Notter Lecture

 May 26, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

Identification of Progenitor Cells in the Cochlea: Regulation by Wnt Signaling

Albert Edge - Harvard University

 Apr 25, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

Host: Aleta Steevens

Individual Differences in Executive Function: Genes, Brain, and Behavior

Chandan Vaidya, PhD - Georgetown Univ.

 Apr 13, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

Host: John Foxe

Communication Breakdown: Impairment in the Integration of the Senses and the Implications for Autism and Dyslexia

John Foxe, PhD - Director Del Monte Neuromedicine Institute
18th Annual Marvin J. Hoffman Lecture

 Mar 28, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m.

Retinoblastoma: More than Meets the Eye

Gail Seigel - University of Buffalo
Sponsor: SFN Chapter

 Mar 10, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

Host: SFN Chapter

Molecular Mechanisms that Organize Central Synapses in Drosophila

Timothy J. Mosca, Ph.D. - Stanford University
Sponsor: Dept Neuroscience and Del Monte Institute for Neuromedicine

 Mar 10, 2016 @ 12:00 p.m.

Host: Dept Neuroscience and Del Monte Institute for Neuromedicine

SFN Chapter - PostDocs & Young Faculty

Jude Mitchell, Ph.D. - Univ. Rochester Brain and Cognitive Science - Sponsor: SFN Chapter

 Feb 18, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

Neurophysiological mechanisms of working memory: plasticity during development and learning

Christos Constantinidis, Ph.D. - Wake Forest - Sponsor: NBA and Neuromedicine

 Feb 11, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

Host: Liz Romanski

New Dimensions of Attention Research

Adam Snyder, Ph.D. - Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon/Ophthalmology, Univ. Pittsburgh - Sponsor: NBA and Neuromedicine

 Jan 28, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

Host: John Foxe

Neural Correlates of Behavioral Sensitivity to Complex Sounds in the Budgerigar Midbrain

Kenneth Henry, Ph.D. - Laurel Carney Lab - Sponsor: SFN Chapter

 Jan 14, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

A novel kinase pathway regulating axon morphogenesis and presynaptic release through regulation of mitochondria localization and function

Franck Polleaux - Columbia University - Sponsor: NGP

 Jan 12, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

Host: NGP: Shiona Biswas​​

The flashing spotlight: behavioral and electrophysiological evidence of rhythmic selective attention

Ian Fiebelkorn, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Department of Psychology, Princeton University - Sponsor: NBA and Neuromedicine

 Jan 07, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

Host: Department of Neuroscience and the Ernest J. Del Monte Institute for Neuromedicine