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. Gordon Buchanan, 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 four 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/time Title Presenter(s)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 4:00pm
101 BBE
"Hearing what you want to hear: the effects of top-down information on acoustic encoding" and "Neurodegeneration in the absence of the nuclear protein, Akirin2"

McCall E Sarrett,
Stacey Peek
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:00pm
B111 ML
Thesis Defense: Thomas D. James
Thomas D. James
“Discrete IP3 signaling requirements underlie acute and chronic forms of homeostatic synaptic plasticity”
Monday, October 29, 2018
10:30am to 6:30pm

2117 MERF & 1110A MERF
2018 Neuroscience Research Day

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 4:00pm

Rachel E Schroeder,
Carolina Deifelt Streese
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:00pm
2117 MERF
Thesis Defense: Jada Bittle
Jada Bittle
The role of redox dysregulation in the effects of prenatal stress on embryonic and adult brain
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 4:00pm

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
1459 PBDB

Grant C Walters,
Tien Tong
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 12:00pm
1459 PBDB
Thesis Defense: Jacob Rysted
Jacob Rysted
Molecular Mechanisms and Functions of Mitochondrial Calcium Transport in Neurons
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
101 BBE
Dr. Bryan Kolb


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