Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Upcoming Seminars

2018-2019 Neuroscience Seminar Series: Neuro 510

Mondays, 3:30pm – 4:30pm (Unless stated otherwise)

Autumn Quarter  – T-639 Health Science Building

Winter Quarter  – T-747 Health Science Building

Spring Quarter  – D-209 Health Science Building  (Unless stated otherwise)

Spring Quarter 2019                                

April 1, 2019

Dr. Nick Steinmetz
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Structure
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Distributed networks underlying visually-guided behavior across the mouse brain”
More about Dr. Steinmetz

April 8, 2019

Dr. Michael Shadlen
Professor of Neuroscience; ; Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
Columbia University
Seminar Title: “Decisions by primates and mice: causality, compensation, and circuit configuration”
More about Dr. Shadlen

April 15, 2019

Dr. Evelyn Lambe
Associate Professor, Dept. of Physiology, and Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Toronto
Seminar Title: “Cholinergic control of prefrontal cortex: Focusing on the cellular mechanisms of attention”
More about Dr. Lambe

12:00 pm, April 17, 2019, Hitchcock (HCK) 132

Dr. BethAnn McLaughlin
Founder of MeTooSTEM
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Seminar Title: “Chaperone Determinants of Neuronal Survival”

4:00 pm, April 17, 2019, Hitchcock (HCK) 132

Dr. BethAnn McLaughlin
Founder of MeTooSTEM
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Seminar Title: “Ending Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination in STEM One Harasshole and Chili Pepper at a Time”

April 22, 2019

Dr. Vivek Jayaraman
Senior group Leader and Head of Mechanistic Cognitive Neuroscience
HHMI- Janelia Research Campus
Seminar Title: “A neural compass that combines flexibility and stability”
More about Dr. Jayaraman

April 29, 2019

Dr. Amy Orsborn
Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor,
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Bioengineering
University of Washington
Core Staff Scientist, Washington National Primate Research Center
Seminar Title: “Interfaces for studying learning and control in neural systems”
More about Dr. Orsborn

May 6, 2019

Dr. Daniel Geschwind
Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor in Neurology, Psychiatry and Human Genetics.
Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor for Precision Health
Director, Center for Autism Research and Treatment, Semel Institute,
Seminar Title: “Integrative genomics in neuroscience”
More about Dr. Geschwind

May 13, 2019

Dr. Garret Stuber
Professor, Center for the Neurobiology of Addiction, Pain, and Emotion
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Department of Pharmacology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Dissecting neural circuits for motivation and reward”
More about Dr. Stuber

May 20, 2019

Dr. Jeansok Kim
Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Neurobiology of Stayin’ Alive”
More about Dr. Kim

June 3, 2019

Dr. Sandra Bajallieh
Professor, Department of Pharmacology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Targeting the machinery of neurotransmitter release in the treatment of neurological disorders: the case of Synaptic Vesicle Protein 2”
More about Dr. Bajallieh

Winter Quarter 2019        

  January 7, 2019

NO Seminar

                          January  14, 2019

Dr. Jan-Marino Ramirez
Director, Center for Integrative Brain Research, Seattle Children’s Research Institute
Professor, Dept. of Neurological Surgery
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Opioid overdose: how opioids take away our breath”
More about Dr. Ramirez

                          January 28, 2019

Dr. Michael Ailion
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Gq, dopamine, and the mysterious NALCN ion channel”
More about Dr. Ailion

February 4, 2019

Dr. Marina Picciotto
Charles B.G. Murphy Professor in Psychiatry
Deputy Chair for Basic Science Research
Professor of  Neuroscience and Pharmacology
Yale University
Seminar Title: “Cholinergic involvement in stress-related behaviors in mice and humans”
More about Dr. Picciotto

February 11, 2019

Dr. William N. Zagotta
Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “The ups and downs of pacemaker channels”
More about Dr. Zagotta


                              February 25, 2019

Dr. Sarah Pallas
Professor, Neuroscience Institute and department of Biology, Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior
Georgia State University
Seminar Title: “The Self-Repairing Brain: Plasticity in Visual Pathways”
More about Dr. Pallas


                             March 4, 2019

Dr. Anitha Pasupathy
Associate Professor, Biological structure
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Joint encoding of shape and surface properties in mid-level ventral visual cortex”
More about Dr. Pasupathy


                                March 11, 2019

Dr. Erika Holzbaur
William Maul Measey Professor of Physiology
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Seminar Title: “Molecular motors and organelle dynamics in neurons: express shipping and local delivery”
More about Dr. Holzbaur


Autumn Quarter 2018   

                                   October 1, 2018

Dr. Azadeh Yazdan-Shahmorad
Assistant Professor, Departments of Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Neurorehabilitation using novel neural technologies”
More about Dr.Yazdan-Shahmorad


                                      October 8, 2018  

Dr. Gabriel Kreiman
Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard University
Seminar Title: “Behavior, physiology, and computations in visual object recognition”
More about Dr. Kreiman         


                                 October 15, 2018

Dr. Yavin Shaham
Senior Investigator, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Behavioral Neuroscience Branch
Seminar Title: “Incubation of drug craving after voluntary abstinence: behavior and circuit mechanisms”
More about Dr. Shaham



                                  October 22, 2018

Dr. Aakanksha Singhvi
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Structure
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Molecular mechanisms of Gila-neuron interactions”
More about Dr.Singhvi



                                   October 29, 2018

Dr. Thomas Daniel
Professor, Department of Biology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Sensing to fly and flying to sense”
More about Dr. Daniel



                                    November 19, 2018

Dr. Cliff Saper
James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology
Harvard University
Seminar Title: “Brain circuitry for arousal from sleep apnea”
More about Dr. Saper


                                    November 26, 2018

Dr. Leslie Kay
Professor, Department of Psychology, Institute for Mind and Biology
University of Chicago
Seminar Title: “The Effects of context in central olfactory processing”
More about Dr. Kay



                                     December 3, 2018

Dr. Smita Yadav
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Autism susceptibility gene TAOK2 in development and disease”
More about Dr.Yadav