Joint Seminars in Neuroscience
2000-2001

Presented by the Brain Research Institute and the Neuropsychiatric Institute, as well as the Interdepartmental Programs for Neuroscience, the Mental Retardation Research Center, and the Departments of Anesthesiology, Neurobiology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Physiological Science, Physiology, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Surgery/Neurosurgery
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OCTOBER
10 "Targeting mRNAs to Synaptic Sites on Dendrites"
OSWALD STEWARD, Ph.D. (Hosted by Kelsey Martin)
Director, Reeve-Irvine Research Center,
Professor of Anatomy/Neurobiology and Neurobiology and Behavior
University of California, Irvine
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17 "Is the Cerebral Cortex a Time Machine?"
TERRENCE J. SEJNOWSKI, Ph.D. (Hosted by Dean Buonomano)
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Salk Institute; Department of Biology
University of California, San Diego
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24 The 44th School of Medicine Annual Lecture
"Genetic Control of Apoptosis in Caenorhabditis Elegans"
H. ROBERT HORVITZ, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
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31 "Intracellular Study of Auditory Spatial Receptive Fields"
MARK KONISHI, Ph.D. (Hosted by David Glanzman)
Department of Biology,
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
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NOVEMBER
7 Society for Neuroscience Meeting--No Seminar  
14 "Olfactory Sensory Maps"
LESLIE B. VOSSHALL, Ph.D. (Hosted by Kelsey Martin)
Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior,
The Rockefeller University, New York
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21 "Cortical Memory Networks"
JOAQUIN M. FUSTER, M.D., Ph.D. (Hosted by Mark Barad)
Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
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28 "Towards Understanding the Role of Prefrontal Cortex in Cognition: Evidence from Functional MRI"
MARK D'ESPOSITO, M.D. (Hosted by Michael Fanselow)
Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology; Director,Brain Imaging Center,
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley
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DECEMBER
5 The Brain Research Institute Neuroscience Poster Day Distinguished Lecturer
(in Ackerman Grand Ballroom)
"IEGs Provide Novel Insights into Synaptic Plasticity"
PAUL F. WORLEY, M.D. (Hosted Kelsey Martin)
Departments of Neuroscience and Neurology,
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine,
Baltimore, Maryland
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JANUARY
9 "Pathogenesis Studies in the Neurodegenerative Disease Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1"
Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D.
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Molecular and Human Genetics, Neurology, and Neuroscience,
Baylor College of Medicine,
Houston, Texas
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16 "Analyzing Synapse Formation in Mutant and Fluorescent Mice"
Joshua R. Sanes, Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology,
Washingston University Medical School,
St. Louis, Missouri
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23 "Functional Analysis of Activity Regulated Genes in Visual System Development"
Hollis T. Cline, Ph.D.
Professor,
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York
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30 "Birdsong: A Model System for the Study of Vocal Learning and Basal Ganglia Function"
Allison J. Doupe, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology,
University of California, San Francisco
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FEBRUARY
6

Presentation cancelled
"Multivesicular Release of Excitatory Synapes"
Craig E. Jahr, Ph.D.
Professor, Vollum Institute,
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, Oregon

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13 "Identification and Characterization of Alzheimer's B-Secretase Protein BACE"
Martin O. Citron, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience
Amgen, Inc.
Thousand Oaks, California
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20 "The Neurochemistry of Acute and Persistent Pain"
Allan I. Basbaum, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair,
Department of Anatomy and the W.M. Keck Foundation Center for Integrative Neuroscience
University of California, San Francisco
 
27 "Behavioral, Neural and Genetic Analysis of Learning in C. Elegans"
Catherine H. Rankin, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Brain Research Center,
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada
 
MARCH
6 "Control of Synapse Strength and Number in Developing Cortical Networks"
Gina G. Turrigiano, Ph.D.
Department of Biology and the Center for Complex Systems
Brandeis University
Waltham, Massachusetts
 
13 The 12th Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture
"Of Mice and Men: Molecular Studies of Retinal Degenerations"
Debra B. Farber, Ph.D., D.Ph.hc
Professor of Ophthalmology and Associate Director
Jules Stein Eye Institute
 
APRIL
3 "Plasticity, Memory and Sleep on the Hippocampus"
Matthew A. Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor, Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
 
10 The Grass Traveling Scientist Program Lecture
"Compartmentalizing Synaptic Inhibition in the Olfactory Bulb: Separating Family from Distant Relatives"
Gary L. Westbrook, M.D.
Vollum Institute
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, Oregon
 
17 "Root and Routes of the Mammalian Experience"
Jeffrey R. Alberts, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
 
24 "Neural Plasticity to Stress and Antidepressant Treatment"
Ronald S. Duman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
 
MAY
1 "Cellular Substrates of Cerebellar Motor Learning"
David J. Linden, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
 
8 "The Enigmatic Symmetry of Fouled Up Filaments as Common Denominators in Neurodegenerative Diseases"
Lawrence Hansen, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
University of California, San Diego
 
15 "Distributed Modular Networks Controlling Movement and Cognition"
James C. Houk, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physiology
Northwestern University School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
 
22

Presentation cancelled
"Prefontal Cortex and the Neural Basis of Cognition"
Earl K. Miller, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Not
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29 "Building Animals From Stem Cells"
Ronald McKay Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
 
JUNE
5 "The Ninth Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture"
Holly Carlisle
Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program for Neuroscience
University of California, Los Angeles
 

Unless otherwise indicated, all lectures are held in the Louis Jolyon West Auditorium in the NPI Building (C8-183, 720 Westwood Plaza) on Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 PM.

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