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, February 20, 2018 - 12:00pm
2117 MERF
Thesis Defense: "The reversibility and limits of homeostatic synaptic plasticity"

Catherine J. Yeates
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
1459 PBDB
"Molecular identity of mitochondrial Na+/Ca2+ exchanger in neurons" and "EEG suppression following seizures is associated with decreased arousability which can be reversed by stimulation of dorsal raphe serotonin neurons"

Grant C Walters,
Alexandra Petrucci
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
101 BBE

Kelle E Nett,
Nicholas R Holland
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 4:00pm
2117 MERF
Dr. Liz Phelps

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:00pm

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
2117 MERF
Dr. Beth Buffalo

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
101 BBE

Alejandra J Gomez,
Kelsey Heslin
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 1:00pm
1459 PBDB
Thesis Defense: "Beneficial contribution of health behaviors to learning and related brain mechanisms in older adults"

Rachel A. Clark
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 4:00pm
1459 PBDB
Data Blitz

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
1459 PBDB
First Year Rotation Talks


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