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, March 31, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm

No Seminar No Seminar
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2189 MERF
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
11:30am - 12:30pm

C S 724GH Damasio Conference Room
Amy M. Belfi “"A neuropsychological investigation of music, emotion, and autobiographical memory."” Thesis Defense: Amy M. Belfi
Monday, April 13, 2015
1:00pm - 2:00pm

C S-724 GH Damasio Conference Room
Georgina L. Moreno “"The effects of stress on decision making and the prefrontal cortex among older adults"” Thesis Defense: Georgina L. Moreno
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2189 MERF
“Resting State Functional Connectivity in the Surgically Disconnected Temporal Pole” MSutterer; "Emotion and Decision-Making in the Aging Brain" KHalfmann
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm

C S 724GH Damasio Conference Room
Kameko M. Halfmann"Emotion and Decision-Making in the Aging Brain"Thesis Defense: Kameko M. Halfmann
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm

101 BBE
1st Year Rotations
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2189 MERF
1st Year Rotations
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2189 MERF
No Seminar Finals Week

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