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October 13, 2004
2004 Lamport Lecture - "A Cascade Model of Synaptic Plasticity and Memory"
Laurence F. Abbott, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology, Brandeis University

November 17, 2004
"Synaptic inhibition of dopamine neurons"
John Williams

Professor, Vollum Institute

December 01, 2004
"NanoScale Chemistry and Technologies"
Daniel Chiu

Assistant Professor, Dept of Chemistry, University of Washington

December 08, 2004
"Regulation of Intrinsic Excitability During Motor Learning"
Sascha du Lac

Associate Professor, Salk Institute

December 15, 2004
"Direction selective calcium signals in retinal amacrine cell dendrites"
Peter Detwiler

Professor, University of Washington

January 12, 2005
"Physiological genomics of cortical circuits"
Sacha Nelson


January 19, 2005
"Shutting off GPCR signaling: Insights gained from Dynamic Studies of Rhodopsin"
David Farrens

Assistant Professor, OHSU

January 26, 2005
"Dendritic Plateau Potentials, Persistent Neural Activity and Spatio-temporal Integration"
Guy Major


March 09, 2005
"How do you feel? TRP channels and Thermosensation"
Ardem Patapoutian

Scripps Institute

Friday  April 01, 2005
Title To Be Announced
Benjamin Kaupp

Professor, Institut fuer Biologische Informationsverarbeitung

April 06, 2005
"Molecular and Biophysical Principles of Presynaptic Function"
Tim Ryan

Associate Professor, Cornell

April 13, 2005
"Combining working memory and decision-making in a simple model of two-stimulus-interval discrimination"
Carlos Brody, PhD.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories

April 20, 2005
"Dynamic properties of neural circuits for vision"
Marty Usrey

Professor, University of California, Davis

April 27, 2005
"Mechanisms of chromosome movement in human cells"
Duane Compton

Professor of Biochemistry, Dartmouth

May 04, 2005
"Inhibiting the inhibitors; on the road to regeneration"
Marie Filbin

Distinguished Professor, Hunter College, City University of New York

Thursday  May 05, 2005
- "Neural mechanisms underlying olfactory decisions in the rat"
Zachary Mainen

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories

May 11, 2005
"MaxiK channels and vascular function"
Ligia Toro

Professor, UCLA

May 18, 2005
"Changing Your Mind? The Role of Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor(BDNF) Signaling Cascades in Synapse-Specific Plasticity"
Susan Patterson

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado

June 01, 2005
"Scaffolds, Signals, and Syntrophin at the Neuromuscular Synapse"
Marv Adams

Research Assistant Professor, University of Washington

June 08, 2005
"Activity-dependent mechanisms govern multiple aspects of visual system development."
Holly Cline

Hille Lecture, Cold Spring Harbor

June 15, 2005
"Mechanisms of mitosis in Xenopus egg extracts"
Rebecca Heald

Associate Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology, UC Berkeley

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