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 2, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2019 MERF
IRF6: A Potential Genetic Link to Abnormal Brain Morphology in Orofacial Clefting” Ian DeVolder; "Altered Striatal Resting State Functional Connectivity in Children at Risk for Huntington’s Disease: a Preliminary Report, Jessica Lee
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2189 MERF
"The role of viral strain in congenital LCMV infection" Jeffrey Plume
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

C S 724 Damasio Conference Room
"The role of prefrontal cortex in disorders of emotion and social behavior: Evidence from brain lesion patients and psychopathic criminals" Michael R. Koenigs, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

101 BBE-Kollros Aud
TBD
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2189 MERF
TBD
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 

 

“Iowa City really is the perfect place to go to graduate school. The city has enough to do to keep you busy when you have the time, and cheap enough that you can actually afford to go to a few things as well as live relatively comfortably on the stipend provided. Also, there are truly great people in the program.”