Seminars

October 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Quesar S. Padiath, MBBS, PhD, DABT
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Role of the nuclear lamina in development and disease
Location: 6014 BST3
Department of Neurobiology
June 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
Kevin Mastro, BS
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology
Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense: Harnessing pallidal cell-type diversity to treat neurological disorders
Location: Starzl BSTWR TBD
Center for Neuroscience
May 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Katherine Nagel, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience & Physiology
Neuroscience Institute
New York University
Seminar Title: Olfactory navigation in drosophila
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
May 30, 2017 - 9:00am
Annie Liu, BA
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology
Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense: Effect of early odorant exposure on the structure and output of the mouse olfactory bulb
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Center for Neuroscience
May 17, 2017 - 3:15pm
Richard Palmiter, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry and Genome Science
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seminar Title: Deciphering neural circuits that control appetite
Location: University Club, Ballroom A 
Department of Neurobiology
May 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
Howard Fields, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Department of Neurobiology
University of California, San Francisco
Director, Wheeler Center for the Neurobiology of Addiction
Seminar Title: How expectations change the pain experience
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
May 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
Rakez Kayed, PhD
John Sealy Chair in Parkinson's Disease Research
Departments of Neurology & Neuroscience & Cell Biology
University of Texas Medical Branch
Seminar Title: Immunotherapy targeting toxic tau in neurodegenerative disease: Neuroprotective effects and mechanisms
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND
May 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
Partha Mitra, PhD
Professor Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Seminar Title: Brain-wide connectivity mapping at the mesoscale in the mouse and the marmoset
Location: University Club
The Brain Institute
April 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
Nim Tottenham, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Columbia University
Seminar Title: The neurodevelopment of emotion regulation and the role of early experiences
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry
April 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
Thomas Jhou, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Medical University of South Carolina
Seminar Title: Make no mistake: Recent findings on addiction vulnerability and aversive processing in the rostromedial tegmentum (RMTg)
Location: 328 MI
Department of Neuroscience
April 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Michael R. Bruchas, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Departments of Anesthesiology and Neurobiology
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Seminar Title: Neuromodulatory circuits in affective behavior
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research and University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute
April 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
Alex Martin, PhD
NIH Senior Investigator and Chief
Laboratory of Brain and Cognition
National Institute of Mental Health
Section of Cognitive Neuropsychology
Seminar Title: Evaluating and modifying functional connectivity in the ordered and disordered brain
Location: 328 Mellon Institute 
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
April 19, 2017 - 1:00pm
Laura Feltri, MD
Professor of Biochemistry and Neurology
Hunter James Kelly Research Institute
SUNY Buffalo
Seminar Title: The role of prohibitins in myelination and axonal health
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND
April 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
Lisa Goodrich, PhD
Professor
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Seminar Title: The hidden lives of spiral ganglion neurons
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Otolaryngology
April 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
Michael V. Sofroniew, MD, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology
University of California, Los Angeles
Seminar Title: Astrocyte roles in central nervous system injury and disease
Location: 1104 Scaife hall
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
April 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
Gordon M.G. Shepherd, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Seminar Title: Circuit organization of mouse motor cortex
Location: 6014 BST3
Department of Neurobiology and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health
April 7, 2017 - 1:00pm
Adam Large, BA
Center for Neuroscience
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences/Neuroscience
Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense: The role of somatostatin cells in anterior piriform cortex
Location: A219B Langley 
Center for Neuroscience
April 7, 2017 - 9:30am
Donald Wilson, PhD
Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and of Neuroscience & Physiology Senior Research Scientist
Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research NYU
Seminar Title: Cortical pattern recognition and memory of odor objects
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Neuroscience
April 7, 2017 - 9:00am
Geisy Torres-Oviedo, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Swanson School of Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Studies in locomotor learning towards advancing gait rehabilitation post-stroke
Location: 6014 BST3
Department of Neurobiology and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health
April 6, 2017 - 9:00am
Erin Crowder, BS
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense: To inferotemporal neurons the whole is not the sum of the parts
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Center for Neuroscience
April 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
Scott Marek, BS
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology
Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense: The contribution of functional brain networks and oscillations to the development of cognitive control
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Center for Neuroscience
March 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
Amy F.T. Arnsten, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology
School of Medicine
Yale University
Seminar Title: Unique molecular régulation of the newly evolved prefrontal circuits afflicted in schizophrenia: Exposing vulnerabilities
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry
March 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Laura Rupprecht, BS
Center for Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense: The relationship between nicotine and body weight: Implications for tobacco regulatory policy from rats to humans
Location: 4127 Sennot Square (Martin Room)
Center for Neuroscience
March 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
James O. Phillips, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Otolaryngology-HNS
University of Washington
Seminar Title: Restoration of function with chronically implanted vestibular neurostimulator
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Otolaryngology
March 24, 2017 - 1:00pm
Dr. Vivian Gradinaru
Assistant Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering
Heritage Principle Investigator
Caltech, Pasadena, CA
Seminar Title: Crossing the blood-brain-barrier for brain-wide anatomical and functional mapping with novel AAVs and CLARITY
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND and the Blechman Foundation
March 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Jessica A. Cardin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology
Yale University
School of Medicine
Seminar Title: Functional flexibility: Global arousal and regulation of cortical circuits in health and disease
Location: 328 Mellon Institute 
The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
March 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Baohua Liu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of California, San Diego
Seminar Title: Adaptive control of innate reflexes by visual cortex
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
March 15, 2017 (All day)
Ellen Lumpkin, PhD
Associate Professor Departments of Dermatology and Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
Columbia University
Seminar Title: CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research
March 10, 2017 - 1:15pm
J. Leo van Hemmen, PhD
Professor & Chair of Theoretical Biophysics
Physik Department
Technische Universitat, Berlin, Germany
Seminar Title: Mathematics and neuroscience
Location: 6014 BST3
Systems Neuroscience Institute
March 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
Richard C. Gerkin, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University
Seminar Title: Building smells: The size, shape, and structure of human olfactory space
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
March 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
Hyun Jae Pi, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Neuroscience Program
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Seminar Title: A cortex-wide disinhibitory circuit motif controlled by VIP interneurons
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
March 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
Eric Delpire, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Anesthesiology Research Division
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Seminar Title: Cell volume homeostasis and peripheral nerve disease
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND
March 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
Elizabeth M. Brannon, PhD
Professor; Department of Psychology
Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Chair
University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Title: Developmental and evolutionary foundations of the human mathematical mind
Location: 6014 BST3
The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
Susan B. Perlman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: The neurodevelopment of irritability: A multi-modal perspective
Location: S100A Starzl BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry
February 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Reza Sharif-Naeini
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology and Cell Information Systems
McGill University
Seminar Title: CANCELED The neural basis of touch-evoked pain
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research
February 22, 2017 - 10:00am
Marcel Oberlaender, PhD
Max Planck Group Leader
Center for Advanced European Studies and Research
Tubingen, Germany
Seminar Title: An on-switch for cortical output: Structure and function of L5 pyramidal tract neurons in vivo
Location: 6014 BST3
Department of Neurobiology and Pittsburgh Brain Institute
February 20, 2017 - 10:00am
Puja K. Parekh, BS
Center for Neuroscience
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology
Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense: The differential regulation of synaptic plasticity, mood, and reward behavior by circadian genes
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Center for Neuroscience
February 17, 2017 - 12:00pm
Diego Pizzagalli, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Seminar Title: The neuroscience of major depressive disorder: Focus on anhedonia
Location: TBA
Department of Psychiatry
February 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
Matthew Kaufman, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Seminar Title: Cortical communication: Decision and action
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Departments of Neurobiology and Neuroscience
February 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
Matthew McDonald, PhD; Fabio Ferrarelli, MD, PhD
Assistant Professors of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Mass spectrometry investigations of synaptic protein networks in schizophrenia; Sleep spindle deficits in schizophrenia: When do they start?
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry
February 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
Sergey Dikalov, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of Free Radicals in Medicine Core Division of Clinical Pharmacy
Seminar Title: Pathophysiological role of mitochondrial oxidative stress, its regulation and pharmacological targeting
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND
February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
Ian H. Gotlib, PhD
Chair, Department of Psychology
David Starr Jordan professor of Psychology, Directo
Stanford University
Seminar Title: Understanding and reducing risk for depression: The role of stress reactivity
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry
February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm
Ian H. Gotlib, PhD, David Starr Jordan
Stanford University
Seminar Title: Understanding and reducing risk for depression: The role of stress reactivity
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry
January 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Eric Yttri, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Janelia Research Campus
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Seminar Title: The value of action: Dissecting how the brain makes value and movement decisions
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
January 30, 2017 - 9:30am
Claire Cheetham, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Biological Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Seminar Title: Building and rebuilding neural circuits: Lessons from the olfactory system
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Department of Neuroscience
January 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
Kymberly Young, PhD; Anna Manelis, PhD
Assistant Professors of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Neurofeedback to increase positive affect in depression; Neural mechanisms of task anticipation in bipolar and unipolar depression
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry
January 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
Lisa Stowers
Scipps Institute
Seminar Title: Chemosignals that generate behavior
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR 
The Center for Pain Research
January 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
Lisa Stowers
Scipps Institute
Seminar Title: Chemosignals that generate behavior
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR 
The Center for Pain Research
January 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
Carolyn Runyan, PhD
Harvey Laboratory
Harvard Medical School
Seminar Title: Distinct timescales of population coding across cortex
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research and the Department of Neuroscience
January 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
Jay Bikoff
Columbia University
Seminar Title: Inhibitory circuits for limb motor control
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR 
The Center for Pain Research
January 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Renata Batista De Brito, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Neurobiology
Yale School of Medicine
Seminar Title: Developmental dysfunction of VIP interneurons impairs cortical circuits
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
January 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
Kirk Erickson, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Run for your life: Exercise effects on brain and cognition
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry
January 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
Rhuma Syeda
Scripps Research Institute
Seminar Title: Gating of mechanosensitive piezo and swell ion channels in droplet lipid bilayers
Location: 1495 Starzl BSTWR
The Center for Pain Research
January 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
Jose-Alain Sahel, MD
Ear and Eye Foundation Professor
Chair of Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Sight restoration: From neuroprotection to artificial vision
Location: Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall 
Senior Vice Chancellor's Office
January 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
Gerold Schmitt-Ulms, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology
University of Toronto
Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Seminar Title: NCAM1 polysialylation: The prion protein's elusive reason for being?
Location: 6014 BST3
The Blechman Foundation Lecture Series in Neuroprotection and the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND)
January 6, 2017 - 12:00pm
Robert A. Sweet, MD
UPMC Endowed Professor in Psychiatric Neuroscience, Professor of Neurology
University of Pittsburg School of Medicine
Seminar Title: A new map of the road to recovery in schizophrenia
Location: S120 Starzl BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry