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Fall 2018:

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

Date Speaker Topic
August 23, 2018 Sarah Brosnan, Georgia State University; Host: Kern Reeve - Using experimental economics to explore primate decision-making  
August 30, 2018 Robert Burgess, The Jackson Laboratory; Host: David Deitcher - Mechanisms of axon degeneration and preclinical studies in mouse models of inherited peripheral neuropathy  
September 6, 2018 Asaf Keller, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Host: Christiane Linster - The Parabrachial Complex: A Nexus of Ascending and Descending Pain Systems  
September 13, 2018 Marcelo Dietrich; Yale School of Medicine; Host: Nilay Yapici - The function of homeostatic systems during mamalian development  
September 20, 2018 Michael Long; NYU School of Medicine; Host: Jesse Goldberg - Neural mechanisms of vocal communication: A comparative approach  

September 21, 2018 (Friday)
G10 Biotechnology Building

Biology without Borders

Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Hosts: Eric Alani (MBG) and Praveen Sethupathy (BMS) - Antisense Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Harnessing the Power of Backup Gene  
September 27, 2018 Drs. Dokter, Horton and Nilsson, Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Host: Charlie Walcott - Dark ecology: studying night-time bird migration with radar  
October 4, 2018 Vanessa Ruta, Rockefeller University; Host: Nilay Yapici  
October 11, 2018 Brendon Watson, University of Michigan; Host: David Deitcher - Neocortical firing rate dynamics across brain states  
October 18, 2018 Lisa Stower, The Scripps Research Institute; Host: Mike Sheehan- Leveraging olfaction to study innate behavior in the mouse  
October 25, 2018 Laurel Symes, Cornell University; Mike Webster - Social dynamics of communication in birds, frogs, and insects  

October 29, 2018 (Monday)
G10 Biotechnology Building

Biology without Borders

Kay Holekamp, Michigan State University; Hosts: Kelly Zamudio (EEB), Mike Sheehan (NBB) and Mike Webster (NBB) - Selective Forces shaping the Evolution of Intelligence  
November 1, 2018    
November 8, 2018 Irene Pepperberg, Harvard University; Host: Ron Hoy  
November 15, 2018 Paul Katz, UMass Amherst; Host: Ronald Harris-Warrick  
November 22, 2018 THANKSGIVING  
November 29, 2018 Adam Kepecs, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Host: Graduate Students (Perry Gilbert Lecturer)