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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. PBDB = 1459 Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery 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)
  4. CBRB = 1289 Carver Biomedical Research Building

Upcoming Events

Date/time Title Presenter(s)
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 10:00am
1289 CBRB
Thesis Defense: Victoria Muller Ewald
Victoria Muller Ewald
“Inhibiting cocaine seeking: how the infralimbic cortex works to decrease cocaine-seeking during extinction and reinstatement”
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 4:00pm
1289 CBRB
Rotation Talks


Monday, April 20, 2020 - 9:00am
2117 MERF
Thesis Defense: Serena (Banu) Gümüşoğlu
Serena (Banu) Gümüşoğlu
“Maternal immune mechanisms and offspring neurodevelopment”
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 4:00pm
1289 CBRB
Rotation Talks


Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 4:00pm
101 BBE
Rotation Talks


Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 4:00pm
1110 MERF
Fredrik Ullén, PhD - Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Sweden


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