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

2189 MERF
"The impact of stress on decision making in older adults"G. Moreno; "Interplay between G protein and Ca2+ regulation of N-type Ca2+ channels" J. Thomas
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

101 BBE Kollros Aud
"Heating Up the Kitchen: Central 5-HT Neurons Are Required for Brown Adipose Thermogenesis and Metabolic Homeostasis." J. McGlashon
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 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
10:00am - 5:00pm

2014 Neuroscience Research Day
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2117 MERF
TBD Philip Haydon, PhD

Annetta and Gustav Grisard Professor of Neuroscience
Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Tufts University 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2189 MERF
No Seminar No Seminar-SFN Annual Meeting
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

101 BBE-Kollros Aud
No Seminar Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2189 MEF

“This is a great place—perhaps the best place—to do cognitive neuroscience research with neurological patients. There is excellent functional imaging work going on here, too, as well as a very interesting assortment of molecular and cellular research.”