Seminars

December 17, 2018 - 4:15pm
Clifford Kentros, PhD
Professor
Kavli Institute of Systems Neuroscience
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU
Seminar Title: "Marked diversity of unique cortical enhancers enables neuron-specific tools by enhancer-driven gene expression."
Location: 6014 BST-3
December 17, 2018 - 3:00pm
Ken-Ichi Inoue, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Systems Neuroscience Section
Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Seminar Title: Department of Neurobiology Special Seminar: "Pathway-selective manipulation of primate neural networks by means of modified viral vectors."
Location: 6014 BST-3
December 13, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Chengcheng Huang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mathematics
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Modeling attentional modulation of population-wide neuronal variability in visual cortex.
Location: 704 Thackeray Hall 
December 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
Cirong Liu, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow; Cerebral Microcirculation Section; Laboratory of Functional and Molecular Imaging; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS); National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Seminar Title: "The NIH Marmoset Brain Atlas Project"
Location: BST-3 6014
December 11, 2018 - 10:00am
Daniel E. Bradford, Ph.D.
Psychology
University of Wisconsin
Seminar Title: Department of Psychology Job Talk: "Translating animal models of drug-induced neuroadaptations to uncertain stressors in humans."
Location: Martin Colloquium Center; 4127 Sennott Square
December 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
Ben Kolber, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Duquesne University
Seminar Title: "Divergent functions of left and right amygdala"
Location: BST 1495
December 10, 2018 - 12:00pm
Sang-Ho Choi, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, Intramural Research Program; Cerebral Microcirculation Section; Laboratory of Functional and Molecular Imaging; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS); National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Seminar Title: "Monoacylglycerol lipase as a promising therapeutic target for stroke"
Location: BST-3 6014
December 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Earl Miller, PhD
Picower Professor of Neuroscience
Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Picower Institute for Learning and Memory; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Seminar Title: Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series, Distinguished Scientist Lecture: "Working Memory 2.0"
Location: UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, 2nd Floor Auditorium 
December 6, 2018 - 4:00pm
Elisabeth A. Murray, PhD
Chief, Section on the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory; Chief, Laboratory of Neuropsychology
National Institute of Mental Health
Seminar Title: "Specializations for decision making in primate prefrontal cortex"
Location: 348 Mellon Institute 
December 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
Dana L. Tudorascu, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Biostatistics, Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science
Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: ADRC Topics at Noon Series: "Challenges in the statistical analysis of neuroimaging studies of Alzheimer's Disease"
Location: ADRC Conference Room - S439 4 South Montefiore
December 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hannah Choi, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Visiting Scientist
Applied Mathematics
University of Washington, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Seminar Title: "Bridging structure, dynamics, and computation in brain networks."
Location: 704 Thackeray 
December 5, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Jun Ming Zhang, MD, MSc
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Anesthesiology
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Seminar Title: "Preclinical study of pathological pain— effects of diet and sex."
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
December 5, 2018 - 1:00pm
Talene Yacoubian, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Neurology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Seminar Title: Sean Logan Distinguished Lecture Series on Neurodegeneration: 14-3-3 proteins in Parkinson's disease
Location: 6014 BST-3 Conference Room
December 5, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Michele N. Insanally, PhD
Otolaryngology
New York University School of Medicine
Seminar Title: Faculty Candidate Seminar: "Neural coding principles and technologies for translational auditory neuroscience"
Location: Eye and Ear Institute 5th floor, Boardroom 520
Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center (PHRC), Department of Otolaryngology
November 30, 2018 - 2:00pm
Xiaoming (Sherman) Jia, MD, MEng
Clinical Fellow; Faculty Candidate
Neurology; Neurology
University of California, SF; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Seminar Title: PIND CME: "Genome sequencing uncovers phenocopies in primary progressive multiple sclerosis"
Location: 6014 BST-3 Conference Room 
November 30, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Catherine Lord, PhD
Distinguished Professor
Psychiatry and Education
UCLA Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Seminar Title: Irene Jakob Lecture: Autism from 2 to 6
Location: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Auditorium 
November 29, 2018 - 4:00pm
Surya Ganguli, PhD
Professor
Department of Applied Physics
Stanford University
Joint program of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University
Seminar Title: Emergent elasticity in the neural code for space
Location: 328 Mellon Institute 
November 15, 2018 - 12:00pm
Adam C. Straub, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: ADRC Topics at Noon Series: "Cyb5R3 and vascular function: Potential implications for Alzheimer's disease"
Location: ADRC Conference Room - S439 4 South Montefiore  
November 8, 2018 - 4:00pm
Minmin Luo, PhD
Co-Director, Chinese Institute for Brain Research; Beijing Investigator, National Institute of Biological Sciences; Beijing Professor of Life Sciences
Tsinghua University
Seminar Title: CNBC Colloquium: "Dissecting the roles of dorsal raphe circuits in reward processing"
Location: 348 Mellon Institute 
November 2, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Roy Chengappa, MD, Cynthia Conklin, PhD, & Ken Perkins, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, & Professor of Psychiatry, Epidemiology, and Psychology
Psychiatry, & Psychiatry, Epidemiology, and Psychology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Seminar Title: Clinical Grand Rounds — Smokers with serious mental illness: Current smoking rates and treatments
Location: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Auditorium 
October 31, 2018 - 4:00pm
Nathan Urban, PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Strategic Initiatives, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Neurobiology; Co-Director, CNBC; Associate Director, Brain Institute
Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Neurology Grand Rounds Series: "Olfactory system plasticity"
Location: 1105 AB Scaife Conference Center
Department of Neurology
October 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Jill Glausier, PhD and Maria Jalbrzikowski, PhD
Assistant Professors
Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Seminar Title: Researchers on the Rise Lecture: Neural energetic and circuitry alterations in schizophrenia
Location: Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Auditorium 
October 25, 2018 (All day)
https://www.braininstitute.pitt.edu/brain-day
Seminar Title: Brain Day 2018
Location: University Club, 123 University Place
University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute
October 24, 2018 - 1:00pm
Gabriel Corfas, PhD
Professor and Associate Chair for Research, Director, Kresge Hearing Research Institute, The Lynn and Ruth Townsend Professor of Communication Disorders
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
University of Michigan
Seminar Title: The Sean Logan Distinguished Lecture Series on Neurodegeneration: "Uncovering the mechanisms of hidden hearing loss: The roles of synapse and myelin pathologies"
Location: BST3 6014
PIND
October 22, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Michael T. Roberts, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery
Kresge Hearing Research Institute; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Seminar Title: VIP neurons in the inferior colliculus: Identification of a novel class of principle neurons that project to auditory and non-auditory brain regions.
Location: 1495 Biomedical Science Tower
Department of Neurobiology
October 17, 2018 - 4:00pm
Dan Weintraub, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, & Psychiatrist, Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center, Philadelphia Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Title: The Samay Jain Memorial Lecture in Movement Disorders: Recent Insights into the Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease
Location: 1105AB Scaife Conference Center
Department of Neurology & Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, (PIND)
October 16, 2018 - 4:00pm
Don Cleveland, PhD
Professor
Departments of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Neurosciences
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of California, San Diego
Seminar Title: Gene-silencing Therapy for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Location: University Club Ballroom A
Department of Neurobiology
October 10, 2018 - 12:00pm
Seminar Title: Symposium on Imaging the Aging Brain
Location: Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic 2nd Floor Auditorium  
Department of Psychiatry
October 8, 2018 - 12:00pm
Bharath Chandrasekaran, PhD
Vice Chair for Research; Professor
Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Seminar Title: "Neural systems underlying speech learning in adulthood"
Location: BST3 6014
Department of Neurobiology
October 3, 2018 - 1:00pm
Jang-Ho Cha, PhD
Vice President and Global Head
Translational Medicine and Neuroscience
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Seminar Title: The Sean Logan Distinguished Lecture Series on Neurodegeneration: "Novel Approaches to Drug Development in Neuroscience"
Location: BST3 6014
Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND)
September 25, 2018 - 4:00pm
Yang Dan, PhD
Professor and HHMI Investigator
Department of Neurobiology
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley
Seminar Title: Neural Circuits Controlling Sleep
Location: University Club Ballroom A 
Department of Neurobiology
September 20, 2018 - 12:00pm
Brooke Klatt, PT, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Seminar Title: Topics at Noon Series: Vestibular Therapy for People with Cognitive Impairment
Location: ADRC Conference RoomS439 UPMC Montefiore 
University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer Disease Research Center and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
September 19, 2018 - 1:00pm
Dritan Agalliu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Neurology, Pathology and Cell Biology & Pharmacology
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Seminar Title: The Sean Logan Distinguished Lecture Series on Neurodegeneration: Mechanics of Blood-Brain Barrier Development, Breakdown and Repair in the Healthy and Diseased Central Nervous System
Location: 6014 BST-3
Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, (PIND)
August 24, 2018 - 11:00am
Afonso C. Silva, PhD
Senior Investigator, Intramural Research Program
Chief, Section on Cerebral Microcirculation
Laboratory of Functional and Molecular Imaging
NINDS, NIH
Seminar Title: Imaging brain anatomy, function and disease in common marmosets
Location: 6014 BST-3
Department of Neurobiology
July 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
Prithu Sundd, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Innate immune mechanism of pulmonary pathophysiology in sickle cell disease
Location: Sciafe Hall, Room 6
The Senior Vice Chancellor
July 24, 2018 - 1:00pm
Heather Acuff, BS
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine / Neurobiology
Seminar Title: CNUP Defense: Brain structure and function in emotion processing, emotion regulation, and reward processing neural circuitries in offspring at risk for bipolar disorder
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Center for Neuroscience
July 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
Yarimar Carrasquillo, PhD
Behavioral, Neurocircuitry and Plasticity Section
National Institutes of Health
Seminar Title: Cell-type specific bidirectional control of pain in the central amygdala
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research
June 29, 2018 - 12:00pm
Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis, PhD
Associate Professor of Computational and Systems Biology
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Proto-genesis and de novo gene birth
Location: Scaife Hall, Room 6
The Senior Vice Chancellor
June 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
William Klunk, MD, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neurology
Levidow-Pittsburgh Foundation Chair
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Amyloid imaging: Effects of genes and advanced age
Location: Scaife Hall, Room 6
The Provost's Office
June 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
Lauren Atlas, PhD
National Institutes of Health
Seminar Title: How expectations shape pain
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research
June 19, 2018 - 2:00pm
Patricia Janak, PhD
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
John Hopkins University
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Soloman H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience
Seminar Title: Probing roles of parallel dopamine circuits in learning
Location: 1695 BSTWR
Department of Psychiatry
June 19, 2018 - 10:00am
Matthew Rich, MS
Center for Neuroscience
School of Medicine/Neurobiology
Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense: Investigating a novel thalamo-amygdala circuit for the regulation of drug-cue specific memory
Location: 1695 BSTWR
Center for Neuroscience
June 11, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Michael Zigmond, PhD
Richard Zigmond, PhD
Teresa Hastings, PhD
Richard Smeyne, PhD
Seminar Title: A Symposium in Honor of Michael Zigmond, PhD
Location: 6014 BST3; cocktail reception to follow.
Department of Neurology
June 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
Karl Herrup, PhD
Chair and Professor Head
Division of Life Science
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Seminar Title: Age and Alzheimer’s disease—a molecular understanding
Location: Scaife Hall, Room 2
Department of Neurobiology
June 1, 2018 - 2:00pm
Jones G. Parker, PhD
Research Associate
Department of Biology
Stanford University
Seminar Title: Using Ca2+ imaging to decipher the neural ensemble signatures of disease
Location: 6014 BST3
Department of Neurobiology
June 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
Brett A. Kauffman, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Mitochondrial DNA at the crossroads of health and disease
Location: Scaife Hall, Room 6
The Senior Vice Chancellor
May 31, 2018 - 4:00pm
Thanos Tzounopoulos, PhD
Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Understanding and treating tinnitus: From ion channels to precision medicine
Location: Scaife Hall, Room 6
The Provost's Office
May 30, 2018 - 1:00pm
D. James Surmeier, PhD
Nathan Smith Davis Professor and Chair
Department of Physiology
Director, Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research
Northwestern University
Seminar Title: Selective vulnerability in Parkinson’s disease
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND
May 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
Ian H. Gotlib, PhD
David Starr Jordan Professor of Psychology and Chair
Stanford Mood & Anxiety Disorders Laboratory
Stanford University
Seminar Title: Understanding and reducing risk for depression: The role of stress reactivity
Location: WPIC 2nd Floor Auditorium
Department of Psychiatry
May 17, 2018 - 12:00pm
Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Claims data mining to predict cardiovascular side effects of antidementia drugs
Location: ADRC Conference Room- S4394 South UPMC Montefiore Hospital
Alzheimer Disease Research Center
May 17, 2018 - 12:00pm
Shiva Tyagarajan, PhD
Neuro Developmental Pharmacology
University of Zurich
Seminar Title: Temporal dynamics of synaptic phospho-proteome and its implications on sleep
Location: 1395 BSTWR
Departments of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology and Neurobiology
May 16, 2018 - 4:00pm
Annemieke Kavelaars, PhD
Professor
Department of Symptom Research, Division of Internal Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Seminar Title: T lymphocytes promote resolution of pain
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research
May 15, 2018 - 4:00pm
Edward A. Burton, MD, DPhil, FRCP
UPMC Endowed Chair in Movement Disorders
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: An unbiased approach to identifying molecular mechanisms and therapeutic targets in movement disorders
Location: Scaife Hall, Room 6
The Provost's Office
May 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
Christopher Donnelly, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Optogenetic modulation of neurodegenerative proteinopathies
Location: Scaife Hall, Room 6
The Senior Vice Chancellor
May 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
Botond Roska, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
University of Basel, Switzerland
Seminar Title: The first steps in vision
Location: Scaife Hall, Room 6
The Senior Vice Chancellor
May 2, 2018 - 1:00pm
Harry Ischiropoulos, PhD
Gisela and Denni Alter Research Professor of Pediatrics
Scientific Director for Cores, Children’s Hospital of Philidelphia Research Institute
Professor of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics
The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Title: When dopamine and alpha-synuclein tango neurodegeneration follows
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND
May 1, 2018 - 4:00pm
Bharath Chandrasekaran, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Texas at Austin
Seminar Title: Neural systems underlying speech acquisition in adulthood
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
April 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
Daniel Buysse, MD
UPMC Endowed Chair in Sleep Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Can we sleep our way to better health?
Location: WPIC Auditorium 
Department of Psychiatry
April 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
Leah Byrne, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurobiology, and Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Viral vector-mediated gene therapy for retinol disease
Location: Scaife Hall, Room 6
The Senior Vice Chancellor
April 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
CANCELLED Andrea Weinstein, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Behavioral & Community Health Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Brain health and cognitive ability in aging
Location: CANCELLED!   ADRC Conference Room- S439 4 South UPMC Montefiore Hospital
Alzheimer Disease Research Center
April 25, 2018 - 4:00pm
Kay Tye, PhD
Picowar Institute for Learning and Memory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Seminar Title: Neural circuits underlying positive and negative valence
Location: University Club, Ballroom A
Department of Neurobiology
April 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
Elizabeth Grove, PhD
Professor; Department of Neurobiology and Grossman Institute for Neuroscience
University of Chicago
Seminar Title: Origins of the neocortical area map
Location: 6014 BST3
Department of Neurobiology
April 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
Patrick Beukema, BA, MS
Center for Neuroscience
Department of Neuroscience
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Seminar Title: PhD Dissertation Defense: Cortical and behavioral signatures of response binding during sequential skill learning
Location: TBA
Center for Neuroscience
April 20, 2018 - 9:00am
Mark Richardson, MD, PhD, FAANS
Director, Brain Modulation Laboratory,
Department of Neurological Surgery
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Exploring neural representations of speech production in basal ganglia-thalamocortical circuits
Location: 6014 BST3
Department of Neurobiology
April 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
John Crocker, MD
Seminar Title: An evolutionary view of human behavior from observations of Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees in the Gombe forest
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
April 18, 2018 - 4:00am
Donna Hammond, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Professor of Pharmacology
University of Iowa
Seminar Title: Peripheral neuropathy: Bench to bedside
Location: 1495 Biomeidcal Science Tower
Sponsored by the Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research
April 13, 2018 - 12:00pm
Suzanne Haber, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Psychology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Seminar Title: Circuits of reward and decision-making: Linking monkey tracing studies to human connectivity, disease, and neurotherapeutic targets
Location: WPIC 2nd Floor Auditorium 
Department of Psychiatry
April 13, 2018 - 10:00am
Joel Bornstein, PhD
Professor of Physiology
University of Melbourne
Seminar Title: Interactions of the developing microbiome and the maturing enteric nervous system
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research and the Department of Neurobiology
April 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
Theodore Price, PhD
Associate Professor
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas
Seminar Title: Translation regulation in chronic pain
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research and University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute
April 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
Melissa Ferguson, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Chair of the Department of Psychology
Cornell University
Seminar Title: Can we change our impact mind? New social-cognitive evidence for when and how we can undo our implicit first impressions
Location: Martin Room, 4127 Sennott Square
Department of Psychology
April 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
Joseph Beeney, PhD; Danella Hafeman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professors
Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: The role of interpersonal factors in borderline personality disorders; Will my child develop bipolar disorder? Person-level prediction and neural mechanisms in youth at familial risk
Location: WPIC 2nd Floor Auditorium 
Department of Psychiatry
April 5, 2018 - 4:00pm
Michael W. Cole, PhD
Assistant Professor
Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience
Rutgers University – Newark
Seminar Title: The cognitive and computational relevance of functional brain networks
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
April 4, 2018 - 1:00pm
Dean Pountney, PhD
Discipline Lead, Biochemistry
3rd Year Coordinator
Leader, Neurodegeneration Research Group
Griffith University Gold Coast Campus
Seminar Title: Calcium and copper in neurodegeneration
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND
April 3, 2018 - 4:00pm
Robert Clarke, MD
Professor of Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Bridging biology and big data to improve outcomes after pediatric brain injury
Location: Scaife Hall, Room 6
Provost's Offive
March 29, 2018 - 12:00pm
Ariel Gildingers, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Lithium as a treatment to prevent impairment of cognition in elders (LATTICE)
Location: S439 UPMC Montefiore
The Alzheimer Disease Research Center
March 21, 2018 - 1:00pm
Philip L. De Jager, MD, PhD
Weil-Granat Professor
Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center
Director, Center for Translational & Computational
Neuroimmunology, Department of Neurology at Columbia University
Seminar Title: A molecular network approach to the aging brain and neurodegenerative disease: Spotlight on microglia
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND
March 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD
Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator
Department of Neuroscience
Kavli Institute for Brain Science
Columbia University
Seminar Title: The neurobiology of decision-making: A window of cognition
Location: University Club, Ballroom A
Department of Neurobiology
March 19, 2018 - 4:00pm
Andrew B. Newberg, MD
Professor and Director of Research
Marcus Institute of Integrative Health
Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital
Seminar Title: Principles of neurotheology
Location: 6014 BST3
University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute
March 16, 2018 - 12:00pm
Zachary Z. Freyberg, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Molecular mechanisms of vesicular dopamine release in psychiatric disorders
Location: Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall
The Senior Vice Chancellor
March 8, 2018 - 12:00pm to March 10, 2018 - 12:00pm
Seminar Title: Complex Systems in Neuroscience Conference: Bridging Theory and Experiment
Location: Speakers: Andrea Barreiro (Southern Methodist University)Maxim Bazhenov (University of California San Diego)Paul Bressloff (University of Utah)Nicolas Brunel (Duke University)Carina Curto (Pennsylvania State University)Stefano Fusi (Columbia University)Mark Goldman (University of California Davis)Viktor Jirsa (CNRS, France)Stephanie Jones (Brown University)Juan Restrepo (University of Colorado Boulder)Tatyana Sharpee (Salk Institute)Misha Tsodyks (Weizmann Institute, Israel) All lectures held in Ballroom A of the University Club. This event is free, but all attendees arerequired to register online:http://www.pitt.edu/~huangc/csneuro2018/
Mathematics Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh, the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, and the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications
March 7, 2018 - 9:30am
Hendrikje Nienborg, PhD
Tenure-Track Research Group Leader
Tenure-Track Research Group Leader
University of Tuebingen
Seminar Title: Visual processing for context dependent perceptual decisions
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Department of Neuroscience
March 2, 2018 - 3:00pm
Timothy Trull, PhD
Professor
Department of Psychological Sciences
University of Missouri
Seminar Title: Ambulatory assessment in psychopatholgy
Location: Martin Room, 4127 Sennott Square
Department of Psychology
March 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
Kenneth Perkins, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, Epidemiology, and Psychology
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Cross-over evaluation of addiction treatment efficacy (CrEATE): An efficient procedure for initial testing of smoking cessation in novel drugs
Location: WPIC Auditorium 
Department of Psychiatry
March 1, 2018 - 4:00pm
Elizabeth Buffalo, PhD
Professor
Department of Physics and Biophysics
School of Medicine
University of Washington
Seminar Title: Bridging the gap between the special and mnemonic views of the hippocampus
Location: 6014 BST3
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
March 1, 2018 - 2:00pm
Tim Bartels, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases
Harvard Medical School
Seminar Title: Conformational changes of alpha-synuclein in dementia with lewy bodies
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
February 26, 2018 - 9:30am
Guilhem Ibos, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Department of Neuroscience
Institut de Neuroscience de la Timone
Seminar Title: Parietal-frontal network for attention and decision-making
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Department of Neuroscience
February 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
Rajesh Narendran, MD
Associate Professor
Departments of Radiology and Psychiatry
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Positron emission tomography imaging in addictive disorders
Location: WPIC 2nd floor auditorium 
Department of Psychiatry
February 22, 2018 - 4:00pm
Mary L. Phillips, MD, MD (Cantab)
Professor
Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Toward neural biomarkers of risk for bipolar spectrum disorders and neural targets for novel neuromodulation interventions
Location: Scaife Hall, Room 6
Provost's Office
February 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
Andrea Russo, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Brain, environment, aging and mobility
Location: s439 UPMC Montefiore
University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer Disease Research Center and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
February 21, 2018 - 4:00pm
Alexander Chesler, PhD
Stadtman Investigator
National Institute of Health
Seminar Title: Cells and molecules for pain and touch
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research
February 21, 2018 - 9:30am
Manual Gomez-Ramirez, PhD
Research Associate
Department of Neuroscience
Brown University
Seminar Title: Sensing with our hands: Neocortical sensory dynamics underlying haptic perception
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Department of Neuroscience
February 19, 2018 - 9:30am
Yao Chen, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Seminar Title: Unexpected lessons on neuromodular action from imaging molecular signals
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Department of Neuroscience
February 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Julie A. Fiez, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Communication Science & Disorders, and Neuroscience
Chair, Department of Psychology
Senior Scientist, Learning Research & Development Center
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: The neural basis of reading and learning
Location: Scaife Hall, Room 1105AB
Department of Neurology
February 14, 2018 - 9:30am
Ronald Keiflin, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Johns Hopkins University
Seminar Title: How does dopamine shape behavior? Defining the contributions of parallel dopamine pathways to reward learning
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Department of Neuroscience
February 12, 2018 - 4:30pm
Mark Eldridge, PhD
Research Fellow
Laboratory of Neuropsychology
National Institute of Mental Health
Seminar Title: Chemogenetic interrogation of reward circuits in monkey
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Department of Neuroscience
February 7, 2018 - 1:00pm
Soyon Hong, PhD
Department of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Boston Children’s Hospital
Seminar Title: More than bystanders—Microglia destruct synapses in Alzheimer’s disease
Location: 6014 BST3
Department of Neurobiology
February 5, 2018 - 9:30am
Maria Dadarlat, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Physiology
University of California, San Francisco
Seminar Title: Learning to integrate: Using artificial proprioception to understand sensorimotor processing
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Department of Neuroscience
February 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
Stephen Smagula, PhD, and Marta Pecina, MD, PhD
Assistant Professors
Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Targets for depression prevention in stressed out dementia caregivers
Location: WPIC 2nd floor auditorium 
Department of Psychiatry
February 1, 2018 - 4:00pm
Danielle S. Bassett, PhD
Eduardo D. Glandt Faculty Fellow
Associate Professor
Departments of Bioengineering, Electrical and Systems Engineering, and Neurology
University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Title: Networks that learn, and the networks they learn
Location: 328 Mellon Institute
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
January 31, 2018 - 9:30am
Shawn Sorrells, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Seminar Title: Neuron development in human emotional brain regions
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Department of Neuroscience
January 29, 2018 - 1:30pm
R. Christopher Pierce, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
Department of Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Title: The sins of the fathers: Transgenerational effects of paternal cocaine
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
January 29, 2018 - 9:30am
Kathleen Morrison, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Neuroscience
University of Maryland
School of Medicine
Seminar Title: Sex-specific programming of disease risk by pubertal stress: A translational and mechanistic perspective
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Department of Neuroscience
January 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
Bernie Devlin, PhD
Professor
Departments of Psychiatry, Human Genetics, and Clinical and Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Statistical genetics and studies of autism and schizophrenia
Location: WPIC 2nd floor auditorium
Department of Psychiatry
January 24, 2018 - 9:30am
Christian Peters, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Physiology
University of California, San Francisco
Seminar Title: Mechanistic studies of the TMEM16A chloride channel and its contribution to nicotine aversion
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Department of Neuroscience
January 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
Andrew Arrant, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Neurology
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Seminar Title: Therapeutic and mechanistic insights from a progranulin-insufficient mouse model of frontotemporal dementia
Location: 1695 BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
January 22, 2018 - 9:30am
Lindsay De Biase, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Neuroscience
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Seminar Title: Midbrain microglia: Unique cell phenotypes and their impact on neuronal function
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Department of Neuroscience
January 19, 2018 - 3:00pm
Tim Rogers, PhD
Professor of Psychology
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Seminar Title: Connecting natural and artificial neural networks in functional brain imaging
Location: 4127 Sennott Square210 S. Bouquet St.
Department of Psychology
January 19, 2018 - 11:00am
Nace L. Golding, PhD
Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of Texas at Austin
Seminar Title: Beyond Jeffress: New insights into the sound localization circuitry in the medial superior olive
Location: Ear & Eye, Room 520
The Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center and the Department of Otolaryngology
January 17, 2018 - 4:00pm
Theodore Price, PhD
Neuroscience Program Director
University of Texas at Dallas
Seminar Title: THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research
January 17, 2018 - 1:00pm
Talene Yacoubian, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Seminar Title: THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Location: 6014 BST3
PIND
January 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Maria Geffen, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Title: Cortical circuits for auditory perception and learning
Location: Eye & Ear, Room 520
Department of Otolaryngology
January 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
Takashi Sato, PhD
Werner Reichardt Centrum für Integrative Neurowissenschaften (CIN)
Eberhard Karls Universitat Tübingen
Tübingen, Germany
Seminar Title: Neural basis of communication between sensory and motor areas in cerebral cortex
Location: 1495 BSTWR
Department of Neurobiology
January 10, 2018 - 1:00pm
Daoyun Ji, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX
Seminar Title: Spatial Memory Code and its Breakdown in Dementia
Location: 6014 BST3
Department of Neurobiology
January 10, 2018 - 9:30am
Sharon Swanger, PhD
Instructor
Department of Pharmacology
Emory University
Seminar Title: Functional diversity of NMDA receptors in brain health and disease
Location: A219B Langley Hall
Department of Neuroscience
January 5, 2018 - 12:00pm
Yanhua Huang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Sleep regulates cocaine craving
Location: WPIC 2nd floor auditorium 
Department of Psychiatry