Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Upcoming Seminars

2019-2020 Neuroscience Seminar Series: Neuro 510

Mondays, 3:30pm – 4:30pm (Unless stated otherwise)

Spring Quarter  – Zoom Seminar (Each seminar link will be below the speakers information and will open at 3:00 pm the day of the talk)

Spring Quarter 2020                                

Seminar will begin starting April 6th this Spring Quarter!

April 6, 2020

Dr. Olivia Bermingham-McDonogh
Professor, Biological Structure
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Development and Regeneration of Sensory Structures in the Mammalian Inner Ear”
More about Dr.Bermingham-McDonogh

McDonogh Seminar Link

April 13, 2020

Dr. Sara Webb
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Autism – Moving from exploratory neuroscience to clinically informative results”
More about Dr. Webb

Webb Seminar Link

April 20, 2020

Dr. Bill spain
Professor, Neurology, Physiology and Biophysics
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Post-synaptic mechanism matter: dendritic high pass filtering and gain control”
More about Dr. Spain

Spain Seminar Link

April 27, 2020

Dr. Billie Swalla
Professor, Biology,
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “What happens to an ascidians’ nervous system when it loses its tail?”
More about Dr. Swalla

Swalla Seminar Link

May 4, 2020

Dr. Michael Bruchas
Professor, Center for Neurobiology of Addiction, Pain, and Emotion (NAPE), Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and Pharmacology
Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Dissecting Neuromodulatory Circuits in Affective Behavior”
More about Dr. Bruchas

Bruchas Seminar Link

May 11, 2020

Dr. Wendy Raskind
Professor, UW Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Genome Science
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Ataxia Pancytopenia Syndrome: A few exciting chapters in an ongoing saga”
More about Dr. Raskind

Raskind Seminar Link

May 18, 2020

Dr. Sheri J. Y. Mizumori
Professor, Psychology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “The Memory Context of Hippocampal Spatial Representations”
More about Dr. Mizumori

Mizumori Seminar Link

June 1, 2020

Dr. Melissa Barker-Haliski
Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Defining the age- and sex-related impact of chronic seizures in mice with loss of Alzheimer’s disease-associated gene, presenilin 2”
More about Dr. Barker-Haliski

Barker-Haliski Seminar Link

Winter Quarter 2020       

January 6, 2020

David G. Cook
Research Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine)
Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology; Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Unraveling the Causes of Blast-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Merging Mechanism and Clinical Relevance”
More about Dr. Cook

January  13, 2020

Nicholas P. Poolos
Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Neurology,
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics
Associate Director of the UW Regional Epilepsy Center
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Novel pharmacological approaches to the treatment of medically refractory epilepsy”
More about Dr. Poolos

January 27, 2020

Seminar Title: “Human neocoritcal expansion involves diversification and specialization of intratelencephalic-projecting excitatory neurons

Jonathan Ting
Assistant Investigator, Allen Institute,
Human Cell Types
University of Washington
More about Dr. Ting
Jim Berg
Senior Manager, Electrophysiology, Allen Institute,
Structured Science
University of Washington
More about Dr. Berg
February 3, 2020

Dr. Dora Angelaki
Professor, Center for Neural Science, Perception/Cognition and Mechanical and Robotics Engineering
New York University
Seminar Title: “An internal model of gravity and its role in action, perception, and spatial orientation”
More about Dr. Angelaki

February 10, 2020

Dr. Michael Hasselmo
Director, Center for Systems Neuroscience
Boston University
Seminar Title: “Cortical coding of space and time for episodic memory”
More about Dr. Hasselmo

February 24, 2020

Dr. Hannele Ruohola-Baker
Professor of Biochemistry,
Associate Director, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM)
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “TBD”
More about Dr. Ruohola-Baker

March 2, 2020

Dr. Kelly Monk
Senior Scientist and Co-Director, Vollum Institute,
Oregon Health and Science University
Seminar Title: “Molecular and genetic control of glial development”
More about Dr. Monk

March 9, 2020

Dr. Nancy Kopell
William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor,
Boston University
Seminar Title: “Brain Rhythms and Cognitive Flexibility”
More about Dr. Kopell

Autumn Quarter 2018   

September 30, 2019

Dr. Jermaine Jones
Associate Professor, of Clinical Neurobiology & Research Scientists IV
Division of Substance Use Disorders
Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute
Seminar Title: “Glial and Neuroinflammatory Targets for Treating Opioid Use Disorder”
More about Dr. Jones

October 7, 2019

Dr. Geoffrey Boynton
Professor, Dept. of Psychology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “A Severe Bottleneck in the processing of visual words”
More about Dr. Boynton

October 14, 2019

Dr. Jennifer Stone
Research Professor, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Tilting the balance back: Restoring structure and function after vestibular hair damage in adult mammals”
More about Dr. Stone      


October 21, 2019

Photo of Jeff RasmussenDr. Jeff Rasmussen
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
WRF Distinguished Investigator
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Insights into patterning and maturation of the somatosensory system from zebrafish”
More about Dr. Rasmussen


October 28, 2019

Dr. Adrienne Fairhall
Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Neural control of behaviour in Hydra”
More about Dr. Fairhall


November 4, 2019

Dr. Katherine Nagel
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
NYU School of Medicine
Seminar Title: “Algorithms and Circuits for Olfactory Navigation in Drosophila”
More about Dr. Nagel


November 18, 2019

Dr. Howard Fields
Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurology and Physiology
University of California, San Francisco
Seminar Title: “How Predictive Cues Influence Pain”
More about Dr. Fields


November 25, 2019

Dr. Brian Kraemer
Research Associate Professor, Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine,
Investigator, VA Puget Sound Health Care System
University of Washington
Seminar Title “Using model systems to understand molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease”
More about Dr. Kraemer

December 2, 2019

Dr. Sam Golden
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Structure
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Learning to aggress: neural circuits of aggression reward and relapse”
More about Dr. Golden