Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Upcoming Seminars

2021-2022 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 link: 
https://washington.zoom.us/j/91561927660


Spring Quarter 2022

March 28, 2022

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Dr. Larry S. Zweifel,
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pharmacology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Neuropeptide contributions to the complexity the midbrain dopamine system”
More about Dr. Zweifel

April 4, 2022

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Dr. Ania Majewska,
Professor, Department of Neuroscience; Center for Visual Science
University of Rochester
Seminar Title: “Microglia shape synaptic function in health and disease”
More about Dr. Majewska

April 11, 2022

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Dr. Elizabeth Buffalo,
Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Neural Dynamics for Memory Formation in the Primate Hippocampus”
More about Dr. Buffalo

April 18, 2022

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Dr. Franck Kalume,
Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery
School of Medicine, University of Washington
Principle Investigator, Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Seminar Title: “Disentangling Epilepsy From Other Symptoms of Mitochondrial Disease: The Leigh Syndrome Case”
More about Dr. Kalume

April 25, 2022

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Dr. Sandeep Robert Datta,
Professor of Neurobiology,
Harvard Medical School
Seminar Title: “defining the neural basis for spontaneous behavior”
More about Dr. Datta

May 2, 2022

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Dr. Abigail Schindler
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Polytrauma Clinical Triad and substance use disorder risk: bench to bedside and beyond”
More about Dr. Schindler

May 9, 2022

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Dr. John Krakauer (Virtual)
John C. Malone Professor
Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Co-director, Brain, Learning, Animation, & Movement Lab.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
External Professor, The Santa Fe Institute
Seminar Title: “The challenge of training the injured brain”
More about Dr. Krakauer

May 16, 2022

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Dr. Ramkumar Sabesan
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Opthalmology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Mechanisms and applications of human cone optoretinography”
More about Dr. Sabesan

May 23, 2022
BE BOUNDLESS RESEARCH SEMINAR:
Showcasing senior scientists, acting instructors, and postdocs

Dr. David Ottenheimer
Post-doctoral fellow, Steinmetz & Stuber Lab
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Parsing cue-reward coding across mouse prefrontal, motor, and olfactory cortex”
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Dr. Kasey Girven
Post-doctoral fellow, Bruchas Lab
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Decoding Neuropeptide S Modulation of Reward Seeking Behavior”


Autumn Quarter 2021      

October 4, 2021

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

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Dr. Sean Piantadosi
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (Bruchas Lab)
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Neuromodulation of Amygdala Ensembles in Aversion”
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Dr. Nicholas Bush
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ramirez Lab
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Seminar Title “Large scale neural population dynamics for the control of breathing”

October 11, 2021  

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Dr. David Olson
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry; Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine; Center for Neuroscience, Memory and Plasticity Group
University of California – Davis
Seminar Title: “Psychedelics and Related Plasticity-Promoting Neurotherapeutics”
More about Dr. Olson

October 18, 2021 

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Dr. Anne Churchland
Professor, Department of Neurobiology
UCLA
Seminar Title: “Pyramidal cell types drive functionally distinct cortical activity patterns during decision-making”
More about Dr. Churchland

October 25, 2021

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Dr. Horacio de la Iglesia
Professor, Department of Biology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “A Fear-Entrained Circadian Clock in the Mouse”
More about Dr. de la Iglesia

November 1, 2021

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Dr. Sarah Woolley
Professor, Department of Psychology
Columbia University
Seminar Title: “Tuning the brain for social communication: auditory mechanisms that drive vocal learning and perception”
More about Dr. Woolley

November 8, 2021

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

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Dr. Alison Weber
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biology,
University of Washington
Seminar Title “Biological and Bio-Inspired Sensing for Flight”

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Dr. Katie Stanchak
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biology,
University of Washington
Seminar Title “The Avian Lumbosacral Organ”

November 15, 2021

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Dr. Andrea Stocco
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Predicting Individual Differences in Forgetting With Computational Models, EEG, and fMRI
More about Dr. Stocco

November 22, 2021

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Dr. Andy Shih
Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Seminar Title: “Optical dissection of brain capillary function”
More about Dr. Shih

November 29, 2021

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Dr. Christine Merlin
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Texas A&M University
Seminar Title: “Molecular neurobiology of monarch butterfly seasonal migration”
More about Dr. Merlin

December 6, 2021

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

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Dr. Andrea McQuate
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Structure (Raible Lab)
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Spaghetti and Beans: Hair Cell Development and Activity Shape a Unique Mitochondrial Phenotype”
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Dr. Maria Purice
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Singhvi Lab
Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center
Seminar Title “The molecular atlas of C. elegans glia across sex and age”


 Winter Quarter 2022

January 3, 2022 (VIRTUAL)

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Dr. Susan Ferguson
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW
Director, Addictions, Drug and Alcohol Institute
Principal Investigator, Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Seminar Title: “Drugs and rats and cells, oh my! Dissecting the contribution of corticostriatal circuits in addiction behaviors”
More about Dr. Ferguson

January 10, 2022 (Virtual) 

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Dr. Mario Penzo
Principal Investigator, Unit on the Neurobiology of Affective Memory
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Seminar Title: “The paraventricular thalamus and the control of active avoidance behavior”
More about Dr. Penzo

January 24, 2022 (Virtual)

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Dr. Ysabel Giraldo
Assistant Professor, Entomology
University of California – Riverside
Seminar Title: “Flies flying straight: Vision and memory in Drosophila navigation”
More about Dr. Giraldo

January 31, 2022

Dr. Ian Peikon & Dr. Julie Harris
CSO & VP of Preclinical Biology Respectively
Cajal Neuroscience
Seminar Title: “Cajal Neuroscience – Developing new drugs for neurodegeneration”
More about Cajal Neuroscience

February 14, 2022

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Dr. Carlos Campos
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Valence assignment in the thalamus”
More about Dr. Campos

February 28, 2022 (Virtual)

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Dr. Naoshige Uchida
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Center for Brain Science, Harvard University
Seminar Title: “Diversity of dopamine neurons: toward a normative understanding”
More about Dr. Uchida

March 7, 2022

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Dr. David Schoppik
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine;
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
New York University – Langone
Seminar Title: “Functional development of a sensorimotor circuit in space and time”
HSB T-639
More about Dr. Schoppik