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Department Seminars

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Fall 2017:

Department Seminars held in A106 Morison Room; 12:30PM-1:30PM, unless otherwise noted.

Date Speaker Topic
August 23 Simon Garnier, NJIT/Rutgers; Host: Graduate Students The Swarm and the Blob: problem-solving with many-brains vs neuron-less intelligence
August 31 Edwin Levitan, University of Pittsburgh; Host: David Deitcher Organelle Distribution and Redox Communication in Monoaminergic Neurons
September 7 Claude Desplan, New York Univeristy; Hosts: Nilay Yapici (NBB) and Mariana Wolfner (MBG) - Biology without Borders; 4:00PM G10 Biotech Temporal and spatial patterning to generate neural diversity
September 14 Erich Jarvis, Rockefeller University; Host: Jesse Goldberg Deciphering the molecular mechanisms and evolution of vocal learning and spoken language
September 19 Michael Smith; Defense Seminar How does a bee detect her colony's developmental state?
September 21 David McCormick, University of Oregon; Host: Jesse Goldberg Neural Circuits of Optimal Performance
September 28 Michael N. Nitabach, Yale School of Medicine; Host: Nilay Yapici Color Discrimination Without Opsins by C. Elegans
October 5 Stephen Liberles, Harvard University; Host: Nilay Yapici Internal and external sensory systems
October 12 Ben Strowbridge, Case Western Reserve University; Host: Christiane Linster Learning how the olfactory system represents space and time
October 19 Karan Odom, Cornell University; Host: Mike Webster Losing not choosing? Reconstructing the evolution of female and male bird song
October 27 - FRIDAY Steve Henikoff, Fred Hutchinson Center; Host: John Lis (MBG) and Charles Danko (Baker Institute) - Biology without Borders; 4:00PM G10 Biotech Genome-wide Mapping of Protein-DNA Interation Dynamics
November 2 Michael Bruchas, Washington University in St. Louis; Host: Melissa Warden Dissecting Neuromodulatory Circuits and Signaling in Affective Behavior
November 9 Ulrike Heberlein, Janelia Research Campus; Host: Ron Hoy A circuit for the experience of mating in Drosophila
November 16 James Higham, New York University; Host: Michael Sheehan Understanding primate diversity: a sensory ecology approach
November 30 Emilie Snell-Rood, University of Minnesota; Host: Michael Sheehan Nutrition, brains and behavior: evolutionary constraints and anthropogenic change