Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Upcoming Seminars

2020-2021 Neuroscience Seminar Series: Neuro 510

Mondays, 1:30pm – 2:30pm (Unless stated otherwise)

Spring Quarter – Zoom Seminar

Spring Quarter 2021

March 29, 2021  

Showcasing senior scientists, acting instructors, and postdocs

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Dr. Tahra Eissa,
Research Associate
University of Colorado Boulder
Seminar Title: “Strategic trade-offs between choice biases and accuracy for decisions based on asymmetric, rare evidence”
Zoom Link

April 5, 2021   

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Dr. Aakanksha Singhvi
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Structure
University of Washington
Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center
Seminar Title: “Molecular mechanisms of glia-neuron interactions”
More about Dr. Singhvi
Zoom Link

April 12, 2021  

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Dr. Zayd Khaliq
Senior Investigator,
National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke,
National Institute of Health
Seminar Title: “Inhibitory control of dopaminergic neurons – dendrites, soma and axons”
More about Dr. Khaliq
Zoom Link

April 19, 2021  

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Dr. Cecilia Moens (she/her)
Professor, Division of Basic Sciences
University of Washington
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seminar Title: “Development and function of distinct sensorimotor reflex circuits within a continuous topographic map: what happens in vagus”
More about Dr. Moens
Zoom Link

April 26, 2021   

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Dr. Nancy Kopell
Professor, Mathematics & Statistics
Boston University
Seminar Title: “Understanding The Functions Of Brain Rhythms”
More about Dr. Kopell
Zoom Link

May 3, 2021

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Dr. Robert Carrillo
Assistant Professor,
Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
Grossman Neuroscience Institute
University of Chicago
Seminar Title: “Finding your partner and making it work: Examining synaptic connectivity and function in the fly neuromuscular circuit”
More about Dr. Carrillo
Zoom Link

May 10, 2021

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Dr. Bo Li
Professor, Neuroscience
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Seminar Title: “Dissecting the neural circuitry underlying motivational behaviors”
More about Dr. Li
Zoom Link

May 17, 2021

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Dr. Alejandro Rico-Guevara
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Behavioral Ecophysics: An Intro”
More about Dr. Rico-Guevara
Zoom Link

May 24, 2021

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Dr. Sarah Woolley
Professor, Psychology
Columbia University
Seminar Title: “TBA”
More about Dr. Woolley
Zoom Link

Autumn Quarter 2020           

October 5, 2020   

Dr. Kate Wassum
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychology
Brain Research Institute
Seminar Title: “Corticolimbic circuitry in reward learning and pursuit”
More about Dr. Wassum
Zoom Link

October 12, 2020   

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Thomas A. Reh
Professor, Department of Biological Structure
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Repurposing glia to regenerate neurons: it’s never too late to change their fate”
More about Dr. Reh
Zoom Link

October 19, 2020   

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Dr. Erik S. Carlson
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Cerebellar Contributions to Cognitive Function in Health and Disease”
More about Dr. Carlson
Zoom Link

October 26, 2020   

Dr. Dmitriy Aronov
Assistant Professor, of Neuroscience
Columbia University Medical Center
Seminar Title: “Using food-caching birds to study episodic memory”
More about Dr. Aronov
Zoom Link

November 2, 2020   

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Dr. Chip Asbury (He/Him)
Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “New biophysical strategies for uncovering how chromosomes are segregated during mitosis”
More about Dr. Asbury
Zoom Link

November 9, 2020   

Showcasing senior scientists, acting instructors, and postdocs

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Dr. Irini Topalidou
Senior Scientist
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Dense Core Vesicle biogenesis: new players shed light on an old problem”
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Dr. Barbara Juarez
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Potassium channel regulation of dopamine”

November 16, 2020   

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Dr. Kay Tye
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Seminar Title: “Neural representations of social rank and competitive success”
More about Dr. Tye
Zoom Link

November 30, 2020   

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Dr. Lisa Giocomo
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Seminar Title: “Multiple Maps for Navigation”
More about Dr. Giocomo
Zoom Link

December 7, 2020   

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Dr. Kafui Dzirasa
K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor,
Duke University Medical Center
Seminar Title: “Mapping Emotions: Discovering structure in mesoscale electrical brain recordings”
More about Dr. Dzirasa
Zoom Link

 Winter Quarter 2021

January 4, 2021  

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Dr. Nathan Smith, MS, PhD,
Director of Basic Neuroscience Research,
Center for Neuroscience Research,
Principle Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research,
The Children’s National Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics &Pharmacology and Physiology,
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Seminar Title: “Ca2+-independent astrocytic lipid release modulates neuronal activity through Kv channels”
More about Dr. Smith
Zoom Link 

January 25, 2021  

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Dr. G. Bard Ermentrout
Distinguished Professor, Computational Biology,
Professor, Mathematics
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: “A robust neural integrator based on multiple time scales”
More about Dr. Ermentrout
Zoom Link

February 1 & 8, 2021


Scott Winn, M.Sw.
Lecturer, School of Social Work
University of Washington
Zoom Link

February 22, 2021

Moved to March 15th.

March 1, 2021

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Dr. Gina Turrigiano
Professor and Levitan Chair, Department of Biology
Brandeis University
Seminar Title: “The ups and downs of homeostatic plasticity”
More about Dr. Turrigiano
Zoom Link

March 8, 2021
Showcasing senior scientists, acting instructors, and postdocs

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Dr. Sweta Agrawal,
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Central processing of leg proprioception in drosophila”
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Dr. Koichi Hashikawa,
Acting Instructor
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Sex hormones govern hypothalamic pubertal transcriptional dynamics to regulate maturation of reproductive behaviors”
Zoom Link

March 15, 2021 (Neuro 510 students are not required to attend)

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Dr. Maria Diehl
Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences
Cognitive and Neurological Approaches to Plasticity (CNAP)
Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)
Kansas State University
Seminar Title: “Prelimbic circuits bidirectionally regulate active avoidance”
More about Dr. Diehl
Zoom Link