Joint Seminars in Neuroscience
1998 - 1999

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, Opthamology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Physiological Science, Physiology, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Surgery/Neurosurgery

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Sept. 15, 1998
(available online)
NPI Neuroscience Lecture
"Communication Between the Synapse
and the Nucleus During Long Lasting
Synaptic Plasticity"
Kelsey C. Martin, M.D., Ph.D.
Center for Neurobiology and Behavior,
Columbia University
Host: Peter C. Whybrow

Oct. 6, 1998
(available online)

"Images of Memory in the Human Brain"

John D. Gabrieli, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology, Stanford University
Host: Barbara Knowlton

Oct. 13, 1998

"Mechanism of Learning in the
Auditory System of the Barn Owl"

Eric I. Knudsen, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology,
Stanford University School of Medicine
Host: Dean Buonomano

Oct 20, 1998
(available online)

"Perirhinal-Amygdala Memory System:
Synapses, Neurons & Circuits"

Thomas H. Brown, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology, Cellular & Molecular
Physiology, and the Interdepartmental
Neuroscience Program,
Yale University
Host: Michael Fanselow

Oct 27, 1998

"The Roles of Time and Oscillatory
Synchronization in Odor Encoding"

Gilles J. Laurent, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology
Host: Felix Schweizer

Nov. 3, 1998
(available online)

"Information Processing in the Cerebellum"

Michael D. Mauk, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy,
University of Texas Medical School
Host: Dean Buonomano

Nov. 10, 1998



Nov. 17, 1998
(available online)

"Activity-dependent Neuromuscular
Synapse Elimination in Perspective"

Richard Ribchester, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology and Centre for Neuroscience
University Medical School
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Host: Alan Grinnell

Nov. 24, 1998

"Role of Selective Fasciculation and
Spontaneous Electrical Activity in
Motor Circuit Formation"

Lynn T. Landmesser, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine
Host: David Glanzman

Dec. 1, 1998
(available online)

Tenth Annual Brain Research Institute
Neuroscience Poster Day Distinguished Lecturer

"Life and Death Decisions by Neurotrophin Receptors"

Moses V. Chao, Ph.D.
The Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine,
New York University Medical Center
Host: Allan Tobin

Dec. 8, 1998

"Is Visual Perception Empirically Determined?"

Dale Purves, M.D.
Department of Neurobiology,
Duke University Medical Center
Host: Allan Tobin

January 12, 1999

"Understanding Huntington's Disease"

Marian DiFiglia, Ph.D.
Department of Neurology,
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Host: Allan J. Tobin

January 19, 1999
(available online)

"Genetic Approaches to Study Opioid Receptor Function"

Brigitte Kieffer, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
CNRS and the University Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, France
Host: Paulette Zaki/Chris Evans

January 26, 1999
(available online)

"Emotion, Memory, and the Brain"

Joseph E. LeDoux, Ph.D.
Center for Neural Science
New York University
Host: Michael Fanselow

February 2, 1999
(available online)

"Elucidating Functional Properties of Central Synapses"

R. Angus Silver, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology,
University College, London
Host: Istvan Mody

February 9, 1999
(available online)

"The Many Faces of Myelin Basic Protein in the Developing Nervous System and the Immune System"

Anthony T. Campagnoni, Ph.D.
Professor, Neuropsychiatric Institute
University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Joe Watson

February 16, 1999
(speaker declined to be videotaped)

"Mechanisms of Mossy Fiber LTP in Hippocampus"

Daniel Johnston, Ph.D.
Division of Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Host: David Glanzman

February 23, 1999

"The Role of Primary Visual Cortex in Visual Perception"

Charles D. Gilbert, Ph.D.
Rockefeller University
New York
Host: Shelia Nirenberg

March 2, 1999

"The Role of Integrins in Memory Formation"

Ronald L. Davis, Ph.D.
Department of Cellular Biology,
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Host: David Glanzman

March 9, 1999

"Vesicle Traffic and Presynaptic Function in CNS Nerve Terminals"

Tim A. Ryan, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry,
Cornell University Medical College, New York
Host: Felix Schweizer

March 12, 1999

Special Friday Joint Seminar
"Search For Coherence: The Putative Role of Response Synchronization in Cortical Processing"

Wolf Singer, M.D., Ph.D.
Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research
Frankfurt, Germany
Host: David Glanzman

March 16, 1999
(available online)

The Tenth Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture
"Blood-Brain Barrier and Non-Invasive Drug Delivery to the Brain"

William M. Pardridge, M.D.
Department of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Allan J. Tobin

April 6, 1999

"The Mechanism and Significance of Homosynaptic Long-Term Depression"

Mark F. Bear, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Host: Dean Buonomano

April 13, 1999

"Synaptic Competition at the Neuromuscular Junction"

Jeff W. Lichtman, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Host: David Glanzman

April 20, 1999

"Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Cognitive Function"

Alcino Silva, Ph.D.
Departments of Neurobiology and Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles
Host: David Glanzman

April 27, 1999

"Molecular Neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease"

Sangramm S. Sisodia, Ph.D.
Departments of Neurobiology, Pharmacology, and Physiology
University of Chicago
Host: Joe Watson

May 4, 1999

"The Ins and Outs of Synaptic Vesicles"

Robert H. Edwards, M.D.
Department of Neurology
University of California, San Francisco
Host: Chris Evans

May 11, 1999

"The Ontogeny of Everyday Life: Netrin Function in the Developing and the Adult CNS"

Timothy E. Kennedy, Ph.D.
MNI-CNS, McGill University
Montreal, Quebec
Host: David Glanzman

May 18, 1999
(speaker declined to be videotaped)

"Eavesdropping on the Brain: How Neurons Encode Information"

Barry J. Richmond, M.D.
Laboratory of Neuropsychology
National Institute of Mental Health
Host: Shelia Nirenberg

May 25, 1999
(speaker declined to be videotaped)

"New Molecules for Seeing and Stimulating Cell Excitability"

Roger Y. Tsien, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of California, San Diego
Host: Felix Schweizer

June 1, 1999
(speaker declined to be videotaped)

"Stem Cells, Lineages and Transcription Factors in Vertebrate Neurogenesis"

David J. Anderson, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
Host: Michael Fanselow

June 8, 1999
(available online)

The Seventh Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lecture
"Using Optical Probes to Study the Behavior of Voltage-Gated Ion Channels"

Albert Cha
Interdepartmental Graduate Program for Neuroscience
University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Marie-Francoise Chesselet

All lectures are hold in the Louis Jolyon West Auditorium in the NPI Building (C8-183, 740 Westwood Plaza) on Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 PM. Questions can be directed to the Office of Professional and Community Education at (310) 206-9241 or by email to