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, 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

2117 MERF
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
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2117 MERF
Neurocontrol challenges in active touch and sensory prosthetics Jason Ritt, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Boston University

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