Joint Seminars in Neuroscience

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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2 "Quantitative Analysis of Signaling Machinery at Excitatory Synapses"
Mary B. Kennedy, Ph.D. (Hosted by Cameron Gundersen)
Professor, Division of Biology
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
now online:
9 "Neurotechnology for Biomimetic Underwater Robots"
Joseph L. Ayers, Ph.D. (Hosted by V. Reggie Edgerton)
Associate Professor of Biology
Marine Science Center
Northeastern University, Nahant, Massachusetts
now online:
16 "The Neural Architecture of Fear"
Karim Nader, Ph.D. (Hosted by Michael Fanselow)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
McGill University, Montreal
now online:
23 "Pleasure Centers in the Brain"
Derek Van Der Kooy, Ph.D. (Hosted by Michael Fanselow)
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology
University of Toronto
now online:
30 "Neuron-Glial Interactions in the Developing CNS"
Ben A. Barres, Ph.D. (Hosted by Michael Sofroniew)
Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Stanford University School of Medicine
now online:
6 "Acid-Sensing Ion Channels: Triggers For Heart and Muscle Pain"
Edwin McCleskey, Ph.D. (Hosted by Felix Schweizer)
Senior Scientist
Vollum Institute,
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland
now online:
13 Society for Neuroscience Meeting--No Seminar
20 "Genetic Analysis of the Zebrafish Visual System"
Herwig Baier, Ph.D. (Hosted by Nelson Freimer)
Assistant Professor of Physiology
University of California, San Francisco
now online:
27 BRI Poster Day Distinguished Lecturer*
"Title to be Determined"
Ronald R. Hoy, Ph.D. (Hosted by Felix Schweizer)
Department of Neurobiology & Behavior
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
video not available
4 "New Experience, New Neurons, New Spines, New Memories"
Tracey J. Shors, Ph.D. (Hosted by Michael Fanselow)
Department of Psychology and Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey
now online:
8 "Mechanisms of Long-Term Depression in the Hippocampus"
Robert C. Malenka, M.D., Ph.D. (Hosted by Dean Buonomano)
Pritzker Professor of Psychiatry,
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford
now online:
15 "The Prefrontal Cortex: Categories, Concepts, and Cognition"
Earl K. Miller, Ph.D. (Hosted by Dean Buonomano)
Department of Brain and Cognitive Science,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
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22 "Alpha-Synuclein Inclusions: The Third Amyloid in Alzheimer's Disease"
Virginia M.-Y. Lee, Ph.D. (Hosted by Harry Vinters)
John H. Ware 3rd Professor in Alzheimer's Research
Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research,
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia
now online:
29 "Brain Waves and Immune Genes in Brain Wiring"
Carla Shatz, Ph.D. (Hosted by Larry Zipursky)
Nathan Marsh Pusey Professor and Chair,
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School, Boston
now online:
5 "Synapse Assembly and Regulation of NMDA Receptor Targeting in Hippocampal Neurons"
Ann Marie Craig, Ph.D. (Hosted by Kelsey Martin)
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
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12 "Homeostasis of Firing Rates and Patterns in Hippocampal Pyramidal Cells in the Sleep-Wake Cycle"
Gyorgy Buzsaki, M.D., Ph.D. (Hosted by Istvan Mody)
Center for Neuroscience
Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
now online:
19 "Genetic Mosaicism - Neuronal Aneuploidy - In Developing and Mature Brain"
Jerold J.M. Chun, M.D., Ph.D (Hosted by Anthony Campagnoni)
Department of Pharmacology
University of California, San Diego
now online:
26 "Synaptic Mechanisms for Experience-Dependent Plasticity in Rat Somatosensory Cortex"
Dan E. Feldman, Ph.D., (Hosted by Tom Otis)
Neurobiology Section
University of California, San Diego
now online:
5 "Genetic Studies of Memory in Mice"
Mark R. Mayford, Ph.D. (Hosted by Kelsey Martin)
Department of Cell Biology
The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, California
now online:
12 "Interneuron-Interneuron Synapses in the Cerebellum"
Alain Marty, M.D., Ph.D., (Hosted by Gordon Fain)
Laboratoire de Physiologie Cérébrale
Université Paris 5, France
now online:
19 No Program Scheduled  
26 No Program Scheduled
2 The 13th Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture
"The Many Faces of the Myelin Basic Protein Gene: From Reverse Genetics to Cortical Development"
Anthony T. Campagnoni, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
Neuropsychiatric Institute, School of Medicine, UCLA
now online:
9 "Cerebellar Plasticity and Motor Learning"
Jennifer L. Raymond, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology
Stanford University School of Medicine
now online:
16 "Dendritic Excitability and Synoptic Plasticity in the Hippocampus"
Nelson P. Spruston, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology and Physiology
Institute for Neuroscience, Northwestern University
video not available
23 "Psychoanatomy of Human Vision"
Randolph Blake, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt Vision Research Center
Vanderbilt University
now online:
30 "Molecular Mechanisms of Neurotransmitter Release at a Central Synapse"
Thomas C. Sudhof, M.D.
Center for Basic Neuroscience and
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
video not available
7 "Transcription Regulation in Memory"
Cristina Alberini, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
now online:
14 "Functional and Spatial Segregation of Secretory Vesicles According to Age"
Robert H.-P. Chow, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
21 "Maternal Care, Gene Expression and the Development of Individual Differences in Responses to Stress"
Michael J, Meaney, Ph.D.
Departments of Psychiatry, and Neurology & Neurosurgery
McGill Program for the Study of Behaviour, Genes and Environment
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
now online:
28 "Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Steroid Hormones, Synaptic Plasticity and Neuronal Death"
Janis C. Weeks, Ph.D.
Institute of Neuroscience
University of Oregon
now online:
4 "Learning & Memory Symposium"
(Jules Stein Auditorium)
11 The 10th Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture
Title TBA
Interdepartmental Ph. D. Program for Neuroscience, UCLA
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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.

* Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA

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