Department Seminars

Fall 2022:

Department Seminars held in A106 Morison Room from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Date Speaker

August 10, 2022

Wednesday 11:00am

Rose Tatarsky, PhD Defense; Host: Andy Bass - "Danionella dracula: a new model system for neurodevelopment of aggression-dependent acoustic and postural behavior"

August 25, 2022


Blake Richards, McGill University; Host: Ian Ellwood -"How to build a dorsal visual stream: a recipe based on architecture and loss functions"

Cancelled for

September 1, 2022

Alison Bell, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Host: Ben Sandkam - "The evolution of family life in sticklebacks"

September 9 and 10, 2022

11:30am G10 Biotech

Nyeema Harris, Yale University; Hosts: Distinguished Visitor in Organismal Biology (DVOB) - NBB, EEB, Entomology, Plant Sciences, and Natural Resources
September 15, 2022 Alex Kwan, Cornell University; Host: Jesse Goldberg - "Visualizing drug actions on dendrites: from ketamine to psychedelics"

September 16, 2022

Virtual 10:00am

Hayden Waller, PhD Defense; Host: Kerry Shaw - "The Song of The Sword-Tail: Unraveling The Genetic Basis of Pulse Rate Variation In The Laupala Cricket Species Radiation"

September 21, 2022

G10 Biotech 4:00pm

Manu Prakash, Stanford University; Life Sciences Lecture Series; Hosts: Richa Sardana (Molecular Medicine) and Itai Cohen (Physics) - "Foldscope-based microscopy driven inquiry of living systems"
September 22, 2022 Dustin Rubenstein, Columbia University; Host: Graduate Student/Raunak Sen - "Linking Genotype, Phenotype, and Environment in Social Evolution" 

September 29, 2022

Dmitriy Aronov, Columbia University; Host: Jesse Goldberg - "Using food-caching birds to study the neuroscience of episodic memory"
October 6, 2022

Richard Prum, Yale University; Hosts: Kerry Shaw and Mike Webster - "Aesthetic Agency, Sexual Autonomy, and Sexual Conflict over Mating"

October 14, 2022

G10 Biotech 4:00pm

Laura Landweber, Columbia University; Life Sciences Lecture Series; Hosts: John Schimenti (Biomedical Sciences) and Cynthia Leife (MBG) - "Programmed Genome Editing in the Ciliate Oxytricha"

October 19, 2022

G10 Biotech 4:00pm

Craig Cameron, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Life Sciences Lecture Series; Hosts: Avery August (Microbiology and Immunology) and Cynthia Leifer (Microbiology and Immunology) - "Antiviral therapy: Towards the personal and the precise"
October 20, 2022 Christine M. Constantinople, NYU; Host: Nilay Yapici - "Neural circuit mechanisms of inference"
October 27, 2022 Reza Shadmehr, Johns Hopkins University; Perry W. Gilbert Lectureship in Comparative Anatomy and Behavior; Host: Graduate Students/Brendan Ito - "Computations in the cerebellar cortex during control of a movement"

November 3, 2022

Andrew Gordus, Johns Hopkins University; Perry W. Gilbert Lectureship in Comparative Anatomy and Behavior; Host: Graduate Students/Ajinkya Dahake -"Untangling the web of behaviors used in spider orb-weaving"

November 10, 2022

Eva K. Fischer, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Host: Ben Sandkam - "Mechanisms of Behavioral Evolution: Lessons from Poison Frogs"
November 17, 2022 Feng Zhang, MIT; Life Sciences Lecture Series; Ailong Ke (MBG) and Ilana Brito (BME)- "CRISPR systems: exploration of biological diversity to discover novel molecular technologies"

November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving Break

December 1, 2022

Mehrdad Jazayeri, MIT; Host: Graduate Students/Jason Gao and Brendan Ito - "Time production via mental navigation in the entorhinal cortex "
December 8, 2022 Gina Turrigiano, Brandeis University; Host: Azahara Oliva - "The Ups and Downs of Firing Rate Homeostasis"