Student Seminar Schedule

2019-2020 Schedule

Monday at Noon in NE 401 Medical Dental Building
What happens at the Student Seminar?

September

Date

Presenter(s)

Mentor(s)

9/9

“The Good, The Bad and The Big Data”
Shady El Damaty

Dr. John VanMeter

9/16

“The Cerebellum’s Involvement In Reading and Math Disabilities”
Sikoya Ashburn

Dr. Guinevere Eden

9/23

“Sox: Differential Functions Of Sox 11 In Neural Development”
Kaela Singleton

Dr. Maria Donoghue

9/30

“Alternative Role Of Sema3A/Nrp1 Signaling During The Morphogenesis of Type l Spiral Ganglion Neurons”
Homero Cantu Guerra

Dr. Thomas Coate

October

Date

Presenter(s)

Mentor(s)

10/7

Hassan Aleem

Dr. Norberto Grzywacz

10/14

TBD

10/21

Jeremiah Paskus

Dr. Jeffrey Huang & Dr. Katherine Roche (NIH)

10/28

Adam Caccavano

Dr. Stefano Vicini

Novemeber

Date

Presenter(s)

Mentor(s)

11/4

Breana Downey

Dr. Guinevere Eden

11/11

Cameron McKay

Dr. Guinevere Eden

11/18

Katie O’Connell

Dr. Abigail Marsh

11/25

Stephanie Sloley

Dr. Mark Burns

December

Date

Seminar Title & Presenter(s)

Mentor(s)

12/7

“Electroconvulsive Shock-induced ‘Activation’ Of Microglia In Mouse Hippocampus”

Alberto Sepulveda Rodriguez

Dr. Stefano Vicini

12/14

“Hippocampal Micro-Circuitry Disruption In Early Amyloid Pathology”

Adam Caccavano

Dr. Stefano Vicini

12/21

“The Effect Of Bilingualism On The Brain Bases Of English Word Reading In Adults”

Edith Brignoni-Perez

Dr. Guinevere Eden

12/28

University Holiday

 

January

Date

Presenter(s)

Mentor(s)

1/6

Alan Fowler

Dr. Charbel Moussa

1/13

Rotation Talks
Lillian Chang,  Adam Kaminski, Neke Nsor, Devin Palmer,  Max Stevenson, Andrew Wodrich

NOTE: This session is 2 hours (Noon til 2pm)

 

1/20

TBD

1/27

Mondona McCann

Dr. Kathleen Maguire-Zeiss

February

Date

Presenter(s)

Mentor(s)

2/3

Lauren Rosko

Dr. Jeffrey Huang

2/10

Vivian Dickens

Dr. Peter Turkeltaub & Dr. Rhonda Friedman

2/17

TBD

2/24

Shiva Hassanzadeh-Behbahani

Dr. Xiong Jiang

March

Date

Presenter(s)

Mentor(s)

3/2

Jessica Jacobs

Dr. Josef Rauschecker & Dr. Pawel Kusmierek

3/9

Holly Korthas

Dr. Mark Burns

3/16

Kelly Martin

Dr. Peter Turkeltaub & Dr. Elissa Newport

3/23

George Melchor

Dr. Jeffrey Huang

3/30

Joey Posner

Dr. Peter Turkeltaub & Dr. Rhonda Friedman

April

Date

Presenter(s)

Mentor(s)

4/6

Laya Rajan

Dr. Chandan Vaidya

4/13

Andrew Speidell

Dr. Italo Mocchetti

4/20

Hannah Waguespack

Dr. Ludise Malkova & Dr. Patrick Forcelli

4/27

Ismary Blanco

Dr. Katherine Conant

May

Date

Presenter(s)

Mentor(s)

5/4

Tahiyana Khan

Dr. Patrick Forcelli

5/11

Phillip Gross

Dr. Jeffrey Huang

5/18

Marissa Laws

Dr. Guinevere Eden

5/25

TBD

 

June

Date

Presenter(s)

Mentor(s)

6/1

Joshua McCall

Dr. Peter Turkeltaub

6/8

Danielle Morency

Dr. Tingting Wang

6/15

Plamen Nikolov

Dr. Max Riesenhuber

6/22

Alison Schug

Dr. Guinevere Eden

6/29

Karli Gilbert

Dr. Stefano Vicini & Dr. Brent Harris

July

Date

Presenter(s)

Mentor(s)

7/13

Rotation Talks
Lillian Chang,  Adam Kaminski,  Neke Nsor,      Devin Palmer,  Max Stevenson, Andrew Wodrich

NOTE: This session is 2 hours (Noon til 2pm)

 

What happens at the Student Seminar?

The Student Seminar is a presentation of the work a student has done in their rotations or thesis research. A 10-15 minute talk is given to the IPN after every rotation and a 45-minute seminar is given once a year thereafter on the student’s thesis research. This series of talks provides students the opportunity to learn the elements of preparing and presenting a seminar.

Post-Rotation Student Seminars

Following each of the rotations, students present a short (10-15 minute) talk that summarizes the goal(s) of the research rotation and presents any data acquired. While these talks should be thoughtfully prepared, they are not meant to be the equivalent of regular seminars given by more advanced students.

Most, if not all, of the talk, can be focused around the goals of the rotation, the significance, rationale for these goals, and the experimental approaches used to begin to achieve these goals. There is no expectation that substantial new data will be generated during the rotation. If new data have been generated, the presentation of these data will be most welcome (but not required!). A rough guide for a 10-15 minute talk might be to present 3-9 slides. A template is provided here.

Thesis Student Seminars

In their annual Student Seminar, students are expected to present their thesis research to the program. This talk should be roughly 45 minutes and give an outline of their project, including background, rationale, methods, data collected so far, conclusions, and future directions. We also ask students to highlight scientific rigor in all presentations.  This seminar series gives students the opportunity to learn the elements of preparing and presenting a seminar and the program the opportunity to keep up to date on research being performed in the IPN.

Recommended organization of talks.