Seminar & Defense Schedule


For the most up-to-date Seminar Schedule see the Calendar 

For the seminar archives, click the years listed below

08-09 | 09-10 | 10-11 | 11-12 | 12-13 | 13-14 | 14-15 |15-16  | 16-17 | 17-18 | 18-19

Seminars are held on Tuesdays at noon in Med-Dent NE401 (The Pharmacology Library), unless otherwise noted.

September 22, 2015

John Hallenbeck, MD
Senior Investigator
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
host: Kathy Maguire-Zeiss

September 29, 2015

Esther Krook-Magnuson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of Minnesota
host: Patrick Forcelli
*Note different time: 1:30-2:30pm

October 13, 2015

James Thompson, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, GMU MRI Facility
Director, Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program
Department of Psychology
George Mason University
"fMRI and EEG Studies of Social Perception"
host: Xiong Jiang

October 26, 2015

Sharon Thompson-Schill, PhD
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology; Department Chair
Co-Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania
"Conceptual Integration"
host: Max Riesenhuber
Journal Club - 12:00p Pharmacology Library - paper

November 10, 2015

Ling Li, DVM/PhD
Professor and VFW Endowed Chair
Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
University of Minnesota
"Protein Prenylation and Alzheimer's Disease"
host: Mark Burns

November 17, 2015

Mark A Bothwell, PhD
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Washington
"Research in the Slow Lane: 30 years of work to answer three questions about signaling by the p75 neurotrophin receptor"
host: Italo Mocchetti

November 24, 2015

Russell A Epstein, PhD
Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
"Anchoring the cognitive map: Neural systems for landmark-based navigation"
Journal Club - 12:00p Pharmacology Library - paper 1paper 2paper 3
host: Josef Rauschecker

December 1, 2015

Amanda DiBattista
"Effects of Alzheimer's disease genetic risk factor APOE4 on the normal brain"
1:00 PM - MedDent - NE401

Mentor: Bill Rebeck

December 8, 2015

G.J. Harry, PhD
Neurotoxicology Group
Microglia Interactions & Brain Development
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health
host: Valeriya Avdoshina

December 22, 2015

Jonathan Kipnis, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
Director, Center for Brain Immunology and Glia
University of Virginia School of Medicine
host: Jeffrey Huang

January 15, 2016

Brannon Green
"Sound, Memory, and Audiomotor Interactions"
11:00 AM - Warwick Evans

Mentor: Josef Rauschecker

January 19, 2016

Kevin Pelphrey, PhD
Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry
Yale Child Study Center
Yale School of Medicine
"Towards a Transformative, Translational, Developmental Neuroscience of Autism"
host: Guinevere Eden

February 9, 2016

Emery Brown, MD/PhD
Professor of Computational Neuroscience and Health Sciences and Technology
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology
host: Norberto Grzywacz

February 16, 2016

Matthew A Wilson, PhD
Sherman Fairchild Professor of Neuroscience and Picower Scholar
Associate Department Head for Education
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Hippocampal Memory Reactivation and Reward"
host: Kathy Conant

February 23, 2016

Katherine Roche, PhD
Senior Investigator, Receptor Biology Section
Porter Neuroscience Research Center
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
host: Bob Yasuda

March 8, 2016

Petri Toiviainen, PhD
Professor, Department of Music
Leader of the Finnish Center of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
host: Josef Rauschecker

March 15, 2016

Valina Dawson, PhD
Director, Neuroregeneration and Stem Cell Programs
Institute for Cell Engineering
Professor of Neurology
Johns Hopkins Medicine
"Whodunit: Sleuthing How Neurons Die."
host: NIP Trainees

March 22, 2016

Kalanit Grill-Spector, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Institute
Stanford University
host: Max Riesenhuber

April 12, 2016

Judith Kroll, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, and Women's Studies
Director, Center for Language Science
Pennsylvania State University
"The fate of the native language in second language learning: A new hypothesis about bilingualism, mind, and brain" host: Guinevere Eden

April 19, 2016

Miguel A. L. Nicolelis, MD/PhD
Professor, Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering and Psychology and Neuroscience
Co-Director, Center for Neuroengineering
Duke University Medical Center
host: Norberto Grzywacz

April 26, 2016

Mohanish Deshmukh, PhD
Cancer Cell Biology
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
host: Kathy Maguire-Zeiss

May 26, 2016

Laura Erickson
"Examinations Of audiovisual speech processes, the McGurk Effect and the heteromodal superior temporal sulcus in the human brain across numerous approaches"
10:00 AM - MedDent - SW107

Mentors: Josef Rauschecker
Peter Turkeltaub

June 13, 2016

William Hayward
"Objective support for the subjective report of inner speech in aphasia"

2:00 PM - Building D - Warwick Evans
Mentors: Rhonda Friedman
Peter Turkeltaub