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. Marco Hefti, 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 and is typically held at one of the locations listed below:

Please view the schedule for each seminar's meeting ID.

  1. BSB = Auditorium 1 Bowen Science Building (Default location)
  2. BBE = 101 Biology Building East (4th Tuesday of the month), 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  3. MERF = 2117 Medical Education and Research Facility (Guest Speakers)


23-Aug Dan Tranel (Welcome) Tim Skog Adriana Rivera-Dompenciel 101 BBE
30-Aug Faculty Data Blitz  
6-Sep Parker Abbott Maggie Tish  
13-Sep Katelyn Joyal Noah Armstrong    
20-Sep Emily Walsh Ryan Betters    
27-Sep Ben Rangel Bess Glickman Camille Hanes 101 BBE
4-Oct Sydney Houlton Annette Klomp    
11-Oct Dr. Jake Kurczek - Loras College  
18-Oct Jess Purnell Alex Alario    
25-Oct Marco Pipoly Matt McGregor Angela Richardson 101 BBE
1-Nov Amanda Bullert Amy Barry    
7-Nov Research Day  
8-Nov Micah Johnson Maya Evans    
15-Nov SfN  
22-Nov Thanksgiving Break  
29-Nov Dr. Theodore Price - UT Dallas  
6-Dec Ustave Mukherjee Bill Milanick    
13-Dec Jax Skye Sam Pierson