Seminars

May 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
David McKemy, PhD
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences
University of Southern California
Seminar Title: Special Seminar: "The cellular and molecular basis for cold and cold pain"
Location: BST 1495 - Seminar Room
March 20, 2019 - 1:00pm
David Krantz, MD, PhD
Professor in Residence
Gonna Center for Neuroscience and Genetics
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Seminar Title: The Sean Logan Distinguished Lecture Series on Neurodegeneration: "Probing Parkinson's pathways and pesticides using Drosophila."
Location: BST-3 6014
March 6, 2019 - 12:00pm
Rich Krauzlis, PhD
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research; Chief of the section on Eye Movements and Visual Selection
National Eye Institute
Seminar Title: Distinguished Lecture in Ophthalmology: "Event detection meets object recognition"
Location: Eye & Ear Institute - 5th floor Boardroom
February 28, 2019 - 12:00pm
Kevin Sullivan, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Epidemiology
University of Pittsburgh, GSPH
Seminar Title: Topics at Noon Series: "Birth cohort effects in the Monongahela Valley: Exploring the decline in incident dementia rates."
Location: ADRC Conference Room - S439 
Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) & University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
February 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:30pm
Seminar Title: 2019 Pittsburgh Brain Bee
Location: BST Lobby - Room S120
February 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
Thomas A. Blanpied, PhD
Associate Professor
Physiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Seminar Title: "Roles and regulation of synaptic nanostructure and function."
Location: Langley Hall 219B
Department of Neuroscience
February 6, 2019 - 4:00pm
Burel Goodin, PhD
Associate Professor
Psychology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Seminar Title: Special Seminar: "The stigma of medically unexplained pain"
Location: BST 1495 -Seminar Room
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research (PCPR) & University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute
February 6, 2019 - 12:00pm
Nicholas Seyfried, PhD
Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Neurology
Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Seminar Title: Department of Pathology Research Seminar Series: "Integrative proteomics for novel target and biomarker discovery in Alzheimer's Disease."
Location: 1104 Scaife Hall 
Department of Pathology
February 5, 2019 - 12:00pm
Seungwon Choi, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
Harvard Medical School
Seminar Title: Special Seminar: "Genetic dissection of ascending touch and pain pathways of the anterolateral tract"
Location: BST 1494 - Seminar Room 
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research (PCPR) & University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute
February 1, 2019 - 12:30pm
Joni Wallis, Ph.D.
Professor
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute & Department of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley
Seminar Title: "Dynamics of prefrontal computations during decision-making."
Location: 328 Mellon Institute 
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)
February 1, 2019 - 12:00pm
Anthony Grace, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series, Special Guest Lecture: "Stress and schizophrenia: Susceptibility in the developing brain"
Location: UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, 2nd floor Auditorium 
January 25, 2019 - 4:00pm
Maria Ly & Martha Canto-Bustos, PhD
MSTP Student (Aizenstein Lab); Postdoc (Oswald Lab)
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Friday Seminar Series and Happy Hour: "Machine learning-based brain age prediction and potential applications" & "Inhibitory circuits that gate associative synaptic plasticity in olfactory cortex."
Location: BST-3 Conference Room 6014
Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center (PHRC)
January 23, 2019 - 2:00pm
Giuseppe Pellizzer, PhD
Associate Professor
Neurology and Neuroscience
University of Minnesota
Seminar Title: "Motor-related changes of neural oscillatory activity."
Location: BST 1495 
Department of Neurobiology
January 23, 2019 - 10:00am
Steven Suway
Center for Neuroscience School of Medicine/Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Ph.D. Dissertation Defense: "Neural state changes in primate motor cortex during arm movements with distinct control requirements"
Location: **NEW LOCATION:  1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
January 22, 2019 - 4:00pm
Xiyu (Jason) Zhu, Jill Weeks, Susie Sonnenschein, Matt Phillips
Grace Lab, Sved Lab, Grace Lab, Johnson Lab
University of Pittsburgh, School of Arts & Sciences
Seminar Title: Mellon Fellowship Talks
Location: A219B Langley Hall 
Department of Neuroscience
January 18, 2019 - 3:00pm
Martha J. Farah, PhD
Professor
Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Title: "Socioeconomic status and brain development: From science to policy"
Location: Martin Colloquium Center, 4127 Sennott Square 
Department of Psychology
January 18, 2019 - 12:00pm
Carrie Bearden, Ph.D.
Professor, Joanne and George Miller and Family Endowed Chair
Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
University of California, Los Angeles
Seminar Title: Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series, Special Guest Lecture: "Convergent paths to psychosis in clinical and genetic risk populations."
Location: UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, 2nd floor auditorium 
January 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
John Mantsch, PhD
Chair, Professor
Biomedical Sciences
Marquette University
Seminar Title: "Neurobiological mechanisms that contribute to stress-related drug use"
Location: 219B Langley Hall 
Department of Neuroscience
January 11, 2019 - 12:00pm
Susanne Ahmari, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Director
Psychiatry, Translational OCD Laboratory
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series, Meet the PI Lecture: "Understanding the OCD brain: Using technology to build bridges between humans and mice."
Location: UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital,2nd floor auditorium 
January 10, 2019 - 12:00pm
Aaron Milstein
Instructor, Soltesz Lab
Neurosurgery
Stanford University School of Medicine
Seminar Title: "Neural circuit mechanisms of rapid associative learning"
Location: 704 Thackeray Hall 
January 10, 2019 - 10:00am
Rebecca Reed, PhD
Psychology
University of Kentucky
Seminar Title: "Stress, emotion regulation, and immunity: A systems perspective on healthy aging"
Location: Martin Colloquium Center, 4127 Sennott Square 
Department of Psychology
January 9, 2019 - 4:00pm
Catherine Cahill, PhD
Professor
Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles
Seminar Title: "Kappa opioid receptors drive aversive components of pain"
Location: BST 1495