Department Seminars

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SPRING 2021:

Department Seminars held virtually; 12:30-1:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.


Date Speaker

February 15, 2021

Seminar at 4:00 p.m.

Lydia M. Contreras, The University of Texas at Austin; Life Sciences Lecture Series; Host: Matt DeLisa - "New Insights into Small RNAs in Bacteria and their Big Regulatory Networks"

February 18, 2021

Ximena Bernal, Purdue University; Host: Kerry Shaw - "Ornaments, Enemies and Sensory Filters in the Evolution of Communication Systems"
February 25, 2021 Ahmed El Hady, Princeton University; Host: Nilay Yapici - "Global brain dynamics during behavior"
March 4, 2021 Andrés Bendesky,  Columbia University; Host: Graduate Students/Jonathan Perelmuter - "How many fights would a Fighting Fish fight if you could make a Fighting Fish"

March 11, 2021

Tim Lebestky, Williams College; Host: David Deitcher - "Dopaminergic regulation of Arousal, Sleep, and Grooming"

March 11, 2021

Seminar at 4:00 p.m. 

Ruth DeFries, Columbia University; Life Sciences Lecture Series; Host: Christy Goodale and Peter Hess - "Nature's Secrets for Navigating Uncertain Times"
March 18, 2021 Gerry Carter, The Ohio State University; Host: Graduate Students/Caleb Vogt - "Cooperative relationships in vampire bats"
March 25, 2021 Ken Lohmann, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Perry W. Gilbert Lectureship in Comparative Anatomy and Behavior; Host: Graduate Students/Andrew Legan - "MAGNETIC NAVIGATION AND NATAL PHILOPATRY IN SEA TURTLES AND SALMON" 

March 31, 2021

Seminar at 3:00pm

Akash Guru, PhD Defense; Host: Melissa Warden - "Ramping activity in midbrain dopamine neurons signifies the use of a cognitive map"

April 1, 2021

Cynthia Moss, Johns Hopkins University; Perry W. Gilbert Lectureship in Comparative Anatomy and Behavior; Host: Graduate Students/Brendan Ito - “Sonar-Guided Attention in Echolocating Bats.” 

April 7, 2021

Seminar at 10:00am

Yi-Yun Ho, PhD Defense; Host: Melissa Warden - "The role of ventromedial prefrontal parvalbumin neurons in mediating proactive defensive responses"

April 8, 2021

Nozomi Nishimura, Cornell University; Host: Joseph Fetcho - "Safaris in the brain: tools for studying cells behavior in vivo"

April 13, 2021

Seminar at 4:00 p.m. 

Kerstin Lindblad Toh, Uppsala University; Life Sciences Lecture Series; Host: Charles Danko and Kelly Hume- "Understanding Genome Evolution and Disease using Comparative Genetics and Genomics"



April 29, 2021


Nirao Shah, Stanford Medicine; Host: Graduate Students/Caitlin Miller- "Neural control of sexually dimorphic social behaviors"
May 13, 2021 Honors Poster Session