Department Seminars

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Spring 2020:

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


Date Speaker
January 23, 2020 Natalia De Marco Garcia, Weill Cornell Medicine; Host: David Deitcher - “Network activity in the development of inhibitory circuits”

January 27, 2020

Seminar at 10:00 am

Weill Hall, Room 226

Kayvon Daie, HHMI Janelia Research Campus; Host: Joseph Fetcho - "Dissection of the neural circuitry underlying short-term memory"
February 6, 2020 James Marshel, Stanford University; Host: Joseph Fetcho - "Cortical circuit dynamics triggering perception"
February 13, 2020 Lisa Fenk, The Rockefeller University; Host: Joseph Fetcho - "Active sensation in Drosophila"
February 20, 2020 Daniel Turner-Evans, HHMI Janelia Research Campus; Host: Joseph Fetcho - "Neural circuit motifs for computations that underlie navigation: Linking structure to function"
February 27, 2020 Antonio Fernandez-Ruiz, New York University Medical Center; Host: Joseph Fetcho -"Role of hippocampal circuit dynamics in memory guided behavior"

March 2, 2020

Seminar at 10:00 am

Weill Hall, Room 226

Gwyneth Card, HHMI Janelia Research Campus; Host: Joseph Fetcho - "Neural mechanisms of natural behavioral choice"
March 5, 2020 Tamra Mendelson, UMBC; Host: Graduate Students - “Beauty and speciation in North American fishes”

March 6, 2020

Seminar at 2:00 pm

Morison, Room A106

Teja Bollu, PhD Defense;  Host: Jesse Goldberg - "Cortical control of kinematic primitives in mice"

March 12, 2020


CANCELLED - Tiago Branco, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, University College London; Host: Melissa Warden - "A cortico-collicular circuit for navigating to shelter during escape"

March 19, 2020

CANCELLED - Tim Lebestky, Williams College; Host: David Deitcher - "Dopamine in Arousal and Grooming"

March 26, 2020

CANCELLED - Mike Halassa, MIT; Host: Jesse Goldberg - "Frontothalamic architectures for cognitive control and flexibility"
April 2, 2020 Spring Break

April 16, 2020

CANCELLED -Mark Howe, Boston University; Host: Ian Ellwood - "Functional Diversity of Striatum Neuromodulator Signals on Multiple Scales"

April 22, 2020

Defense at 2:00 pm

Virtual Zoom 

Sara Keen, PhD Defense; Host: H. Kern Reeve - "The role of social environment in shaping vocal communication systems in wild song birds"
May 7, 2020
CANCELLED - Honors Poster Session

June 8, 2020

Defense at 10:00 am
Virtual Zoom

Ryan Post, PhD Defense; Host: Melissa Warden - "Initiation and adaptive termination of goal-directed behavior"