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

UPCOMING EVENTS
Date & Location Title Presenter
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

101 BBE-Kollros Aud
""Neurogenetic analyses of the interplay between seizure discharges and central pattern generation function"" AIyengar; "A dual G-protein coupled receptor for dopamine and ecdysone plays a role in the modulation of synapse number" ALark
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2189 MERF
"Resting state functional connectivity in the surgically disconnected temporal pole" MSutterer; "Why some older adults make suboptimal decisions", KHalfmann
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2189 MERF
TBD
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2117 MERF
"Long Term potentiation: the nuts and bolts" Roger A. Nicoll, MD

Professor
University of California-San Francisco 

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2189 MERF
TBD
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

101 BBE Kollros Aud
TBD
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2117 MERF
Neuroimaging biomarkers for stroke deficits and recovery Christopher Rorden

Department of Psychology
Barnwell College
University of South Carolina 

“In my opinion, the greatest strength of the neuroscience program at Iowa is the combination of outstanding facilities and faculty members that are extremely dedicated to teaching.”