Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Upcoming Seminars

 2017-2018 Neuroscience Seminar Series: Neuro 510

Mondays, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Autumn Quarter  – T-639 Health Science Building

Winter Quarter  – T-747 Health Science Building

Spring Quarter  – T-747  Health Science Building


Spring Quarter 2018

                            March 26, 2018

Dr. Leo Pallanck
Professor, Department of Genome Sciences
University of Washington
Seminar Title:  A common risk factor for protein aggregation disorders mediates an extracellular vesicle pathway.
More about Dr. Pallanck


                             April 2, 2018

Dr. Shawn Olsen
Assistant Investigator, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Physiology & Biophysics
University of Washington
Seminar Title:  Large-scale neuroscience for understanding circuits mediating cortical computation
More about Dr. Olsen


                             April 9, 2018

Dr. Katie Kindt
Acting Chief, Section on Sensory Cell Development and Function
Seminar Title:  Using zebrafish to light up hair-cell synpase formation and function.
More about Dr. Kindt


                            April 16, 2018

Dr. Alexxai Kravitz
Acting Section Chief, Eating and Addiction SectionDiabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch
Seminar Title:  Resolving basal ganglia circuits to understand obesity.
More about Dr. Kravitz


                         April 23, 2018

Dr. Fred Rieke
Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Washington
Seminar Title:  Retinal encoding of natural images
More about Dr. Rieke



                            April 30, 2018

Dr. David Prober
Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Seminar Title:  A New Approach to an Old Problem – Discovery of Mechanisms That Regulate Sleep Using Zebrafish
More about Dr. Prober


                          May 7, 2018

Dr. Eric Shea-Brown
Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics:
Adjunct  Professor, Physiology & Biophysics
University of Washington
Seminar Title:  Trying to link the statistics of network activity and network connectivity
More about Dr. Shea-Brown


                            May 14, 2018

Dr. Dianne F. Lattemann
Senior Research Career Scientist, VA Puget Sound Health Care System,
Research Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
Seminar Title:  Understanding the ‘Fatal Attraction’ to Sugar: Moving from Systems towards Genes
More about Dr. Lattemann


                          May 21, 2018

Dr. Ann-Marie Oswald
Department of Neurosciences
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title:  Navigating space without a map of Piriform Cortex
More about Dr. Oswald


Winter Quarter 2018

                               January 8, 2018

Dr. Deepak Lamba
Associate Professor
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Seminar Title:  Fixing a damaged retina and Making a new one
More about Dr. Lamba



                               January 22, 2018

Dr. Greg Horwitz
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Washington
Seminar Title: Visual information processing: Cones, cortex, and color
More about Dr. Horwitz


                                January 29, 2018

Dr. Flavio Frohlich
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Cell Biology and Physiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Neurology
Director, Carolina Neurostimulation Center
Seminar Title:  Network Neuroscience of Oscillations in Health and Disease
More about Dr. Frohlich


                               February 5, 2018

Dr. Steve Perlmutter
Research Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Washington
Seminar Title: Commandeering Hebbian Plasticity.  Can We Rewire the Brain and Improve Recovery after CNS Damage?
More about Dr. Perlmutter



                              February 12, 2018

Dr. Eve Marder
Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience
Biology Dept and Volen Center
Brandeis University
Seminar Title: Variability, Degeneracy and Robustness in Neurons and Networks
More about Dr. Marder



                              February 26, 2018

Dr. Gwenn Garden
Professor, MD/PhD, Department of Neurology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: TBA
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                             March 5 , 2018

Dr. John Neumaier
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Pharmacology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: Fear and Loathing in the Lateral Habenula
More about Dr. Neumaier



Autumn Quarter 2017

                                  October 2, 2017

Dr. Astrid Prinz
Associate Professor of Biology
Emory University
Seminar Title: Plasticity, stability, and ensemble modeling of neuronal circuits
More about Dr. Prinz


                                  October 9, 2017  

Dr. Stephen Smith
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics Principle Investigator, Center for Integrative Brain Research, Seattle Children’s Research Institute Research Affiliate, Center for Human Development and Disease
University of Washington
Seminar Title: Synapatic Signal transduction and Autism
More about Dr. Smith                


                                 October 16, 2017

Dr. Jill Becker
Senior Research Scientist, MBNI, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
University of Michigan
Seminar Title: Sex differences in addiction and the role of estradiol: evidence from preclinical studies
More about Dr. Becker


                                  October 23, 2017

Dr. Jack Feldman
Distinguished Professor, Neurobiology
More about Dr. Feldman



                                   October 30, 2017

Dr. Cecilia Moens, Ph.D.
Member, Division of Basic Science,
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Affiliate Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of Washington
Seminar Title: Topographic mapping by Vagus motor neurons: a matter of time
More about Dr. Moens


                                    November 6, 2017

Dr. Steve Ramirez
Principal Investigator, Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows
Harvard University
Seminar Title: Artificially modulating positive and negative memories in healthy and maladaptive states
More about Dr. Ramirez


                                    November 20, 2017

Dr. Clemens Cabernard
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: Cellular and subcellular asymmetries in Drosophila neural stem cells
More about Dr. Cabernard


                                    November 27, 2017 

Dr. Andre Berndt
Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering
University of Washington
Seminar Title: Engineering tools for optical monitoring and control of neuronal activity
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                                     December 4, 2017

Dr. Bruce Carlson
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Washington University
Seminar Title: Linking evolutionary change in sensory perception to its cellular and network substrates in weakly electric fish
More about Dr. Carlson