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
  4. PBDB = 1459 Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

UPCOMING EVENTS
Date & Location Title Presenter
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
4:00pm - 4:30pm

1459 PBDB
"Inositol phosphate signaling underlies hyper-excitability in a Drosophila model of migraine" TJames | "Interplay between two homeostatic systems of neurotransmitter release modulation." CNeff
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
4:00pm - 5:00pm

1459 PBDB
“(Not) Losing track of time--Ramping activity of neuronal ensembles during interval timing” E. Emmons | “Movement mayhem: Striatal medium spiny neurons and levodopa-induced dyskinesias” S. Alberico
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
4:00pm - 4:30pm

101 BBE
TBD Arianna Rigon
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
4:30pm - 5:00pm

101 BBE
TBD Rachel A. Clark
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
4:00pm - 5:00pm

1459 PBDB
TBD
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
4:00pm - 5:00pm

1459 PBDB
TBD
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
4:00pm - 4:30pm

101 BBE
TBD Kyle Dayton
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
4:30pm - 5:00pm

101 BBE
TBD Guanghao (Max) Liu

“The University of Iowa is a great place to attend graduate school.  The scientific community is friendly and collaborative, and the Neuroscience program works to create a supportive community among its students.  It's relatively easy to live within a short commute to the University.  Iowa City is also a lot of fun.  I live within walking distance of downtown and everything it has to offer, so I frequent the Farmer's Market, the public library, and favorite restaurants.  ”