Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Upcoming Seminars

2022-2023 Neuroscience Seminar Series: Neuro 510

Mondays, 3:30pm – 4:50pm (Unless stated otherwise)
Seminars will be hosted in Health science D-209 or via the livestream
Seminar Zoom Link


Winter Quarter 2023

 January 9, 2023

Dr. Jeremy Day
Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology
Director, UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center
Michael J. Friedlander Heersink Endowed Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Seminar Title: “Ghosts in the machine: Leveraging drugs of abuse to study experience-dependent transcriptional mechanisms”
More about Dr. Day

January 23, 2023

Dr. Jeremiah Cohen
Principal Scientist, Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics
Seminar Title: “Neurophysiology of dynamic decision making”

January 30, 2023

Dr. Annegret Falkner
Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Princeton University
Seminar Title: “Mapping the neural dynamics of social dominance and defeat”
More about Dr. Falkner

February 6, 2023

BE BOUNDLESS RESEARCH SEMINAR:
Showcasing senior scientists, acting instructors, and postdocs

Dr. Eric Lumsden
Post-Doctoral scholar
Perkel lab
Seminar Title: “Investigating seasonally-dependent excitability changes in migratory songbird motor neurons”
&
Dr. Kali Esancy
Post-Doctoral Scholar
Dhaka Lab
Seminar Title: “Pleasure from pain? AS1 reverses the negative hedonic valence of aversive stimuli”

February 27, 2023

Dr. Alex Williams
Assistant Professor, New York University, Center for Neural Science
Associate Research Scientist, Flatiron Institute, Center for Computational Neuroscience
NYU
Seminar Title: “Signal in the Noise: why trial-to-trial and animal-to-animal variability matters for systems neuroscience”
More about Dr. Williams

March 6, 2023

Dr. Constanza Cortes
Assistant Professor, School of Gerontology
University of Southern California
Seminar Title: “TBD”
More about Dr. Cortes


Spring Quarter 2023

March 27, 2023

Dr. Oscar Vivas
Assistant Professor, Joint Department of Physiology & Biophysics & Pharmacology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “TBD”
More about Dr. Vivas

April 3, 2023

Dr. Maya Opendak
Assistant Professor Johns Hopkins & Kennedy Krieger Insitute
Seminar Title: “TBD”
More about Dr. Opendak

April 10, 2023

Dr. Ilana Witten,
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Princeton University
Seminar Title: “TBD”
More about Dr. Witten

April 17, 2023

Dr. Mike Yassa
Professor Department of Neurobiology & Behavior
University of California, Irvine
Seminar Title: “TBD”
More about Dr. Yassa

April 24, 2023

Dr. Claudia Moreno
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “TBD”
More about Dr. Moreno

May 1, 2023

Dr. Joseph Sisneros
Professor Department of Psychology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “TBD”
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May 8, 2023

BE BOUNDLESS RESEARCH SEMINAR:
Showcasing senior scientists, acting instructors, and postdocs

TBD

May 15, 202

Dr. Yakeel Quiroz
Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology
Harvard Medical School & Mass General Hospital
Seminar Title: “TBD”
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May 22, 2023

Dr. John Neumaier
Professor Department of Psychiatry
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “TBD”
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Autumn Quarter 2022      

October 3, 2022

Dr. Sarah Hopp
Assistant Professor
Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disease
Department of Pharmacology
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Seminar Title: “Regulators of microglia function in Alzheimer’s disease and tauopathy”
More about Dr. Hopp

October 10, 2022

Dr. Michele Basso
Director, Washington National Primate Research Center
Professor, Biological Structure and Physiology and Biophysics
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Cognition and Movement in Parkinson’s Disease”
More about Dr. Basso

October 17, 2022

Dr. Erin Rich
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Seminar Title: “Neural coding for flexible behavior in prefrontal cortex”
More about Dr. Rich

October 24, 2022

Dr. Maureen Neitz
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Director, Graduate Program in Neuroscience
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “A solution to the worldwide myopia epidemic: a tale of translation from bench to clinic”
More about Dr. Neitz

October 31, 2022

Dr. Bing Brunton
Associate Professor, H. Stewart Parker Endowed Faculty Fellow
Department of Biology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Tracking turbulent plumes with deep reinforcement learning”
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November 7, 2022

Dr. Moriel Zelikowsky
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology
University of Utah
Seminar Title “The Neurobiology of Social Isolation”
More about Dr. Zelikowsky

November 14, 2022

Dr. Gabriel Cler
Assistant Professor,
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “TBD”
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November 28, 2022

BE BOUNDLESS RESEARCH SEMINAR:
Showcasing senior scientists, acting instructors, and postdocs

Dr. Eric Szelenyi
Washington Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “A neural circuit sensitization process precedes incubation to palatable food craving”

&

Dr. Kim Ingraham
CREATE Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Mechanical Engineering & Rehab Medicine
Incoming Assistant Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering (Jan 2023)
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Enabling human mobility through personalized robotic control”

December 5, 2022

Cancelled!