Neuroscience Seminar Series

The Seminar Series provides a weekly forum for research presentations by faculty, students, and invited guest speakers of national and international prominence. The seminar is attended by all students in the program, as well as faculty and guests from other departments and programs on campus. High-spirited discussion is encouraged.

The director of the series, Prof. Pedro Gonzalez, screens the presentations to ensure a uniformly high level of quality.

The format encourages student-faculty interaction. Faculty and invited guest speakers are introduced by a neuroscience graduate student, who provides a brief overview of the presentation as well as a personal introduction.

Seminars are held on Tuesday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:00 in one of three locations (see schedule):

  1. MERF = 2189 Medical Education and Research Facility
  2. BBE = 101 Biology Building East
  3. VAN = LR 2 Van Allen

Date & Location Title Presenter
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2189 MERF
"Language and Reading Dysfunction in Boys with Isolated Cleft Lip and/or Cleft Palate" I.DeVolder;"Altered white matter structure in children at risk for Huntington's disease" J.Lee
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2189 MERF
"Characterization of DopEcR, a dual receptor for dopamine and ecdysone, by in-vivo functional brain imaging in Drosophila."
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
4:00pm - 4:30pm

2189 MERF
TBD Donna Hammond, PhD

Executive Dean and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Carver College of Medicine
Professor, Department of Anesthesia
University of Iowa 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
4:30pm - 5:00pm

2189 MERF
TBD Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm

101 BBE - Kollros Aud
"Measuring and manipulating memory networks of the human brain" Joel Voss, PhD

Assistant Professor
Departments of Medical Social Sciences and Neurology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2189 MERF
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
10:00am - 5:30pm

2015 Neuroscience Research Day
Friday, October 9, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm

B20 Biology Building
Austin B. Keeler “TBD” Thesis Defense: Austin B. Keeler
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2117 MERF
"Tau, Abeta and the neuropathological triad in Alzheimer’s disease" Prof. Roland Brandt

Department of Neurobiology
University of Osnabrück

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