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Neurobiology Seminar Series 2020-2021

David J. Linden, PhD |Johns Hopkins Medicine

November 17, 2020

David J. Linden, PhD |Johns Hopkins Medicine

Title: "Unique: The Science of Human Individuality”

Location: Zoom Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm -5:00 pm


Jennifer Hoy, PhD |Biology - University of Nevada, Reno

December 1, 2020

Jennifer Hoy, PhD |Biology - University of Nevada, Reno

Title: "Context Dependent Processing of Novel Visual Stimuli in Mice"

Location: Zoom Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm -5:00 pm


Arif A. Hamid, PhD |Hanna Gray Fellow - Howard Hughes Medical Institute

December 11, 2020

Arif A. Hamid, PhD |Hanna Gray Fellow - Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Title: "Striatal Dopamine Waves as a Mechanism for Spatiotemporal Credit Assignment"

Location: Zoom Meeting

Time: 12:00 pm -1:00 pm


Gabrielle Gutierrez, PhD |Computational Neuroscientist - University of Washington

January 19, 2021

Gabrielle Gutierrez, PhD |Computational Neuroscientist - University of Washington

Title: “The smart image compression algorithm in the retina: a theoretical study of recoding inputs in neural circuits”

Location: Zoom Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm -5:00 pm


Theanne Griffith, PhD |Physiology and Membrane Biology - UC Davis Health

January 26, 2021

Theanne Griffith, PhD |Physiology and Membrane Biology - UC Davis Health

Title: "Cool Sensations: A role for NaV1.1 in cold-sensing neuron excitability”

Location: Zoom Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm -5:00 pm


Biafra Ahanonu, PhD |University of California, San Francisco

March 2, 2021

Biafra Ahanonu, PhD |University of California, San Francisco

Title: Neural ensemble coding of pain in behaving animals

Location: Zoom Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm -5:00 pm


Josh Siegle, PhD |Allen Institute for Brain Science

March 30, 2021

Josh Siegle, PhD |Allen Institute for Brain Science

Title: The Allen Brain Observatory: a standardized platform for in vivo neurophysiology

Location: Zoom Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm -5:00 pm


Aya Osman, PhD |Seaver Foundation Fellow - Mount Sinai Hospital

April 6, 2021

Aya Osman, PhD |Seaver Foundation Fellow - Mount Sinai Hospital

Title: Role of Gut-Derived Acetate in Autism-Related Behaviors

Location: Zoom Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm -5:00 pm


Gerald B. Downes, PhD |UMass Amherst

April 13, 2021

Gerald B. Downes, PhD |UMass Amherst

Title: "From swimming to seizures: Investigating locomotion and epilepsy in developing zebrafish”

Location: Zoom Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm -5:00 pm


Ketema Paul, PhD |UCLA

April 27, 2021

Ketema Paul, PhD |UCLA

Title: "Interactions between sex chromosome dosage and sleep regulatory mechanisms"

Location: Zoom Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm -5:00 pm


Mario Penzo, PhD |NIMH

May 11, 2021

Mario Penzo, PhD |NIMH

Title: “Interrogating the role of the paraventricular thalamus in fear”

Location: Zoom Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm -5:00 pm


Sama Ahmed, PhD |Center for the Physics of Biological Function - Princeton University

May 25, 2021

Sama Ahmed, PhD |Center for the Physics of Biological Function - Princeton University

Title: TBD

Location: Zoom Meeting

Time: 4:00 pm -5:00 pm

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