Neuroscience seminar periods are used for presentations from visiting neuroscientists and for senior comprehensive presentations/examinations (see below) that are presented by senior Neuroscience majors. Sophomores and junior neuroscience majors are encouraged to attend the seminars and comprehensive exams.
Neuro Seminars are Thursday at 4:30 PM
Neuroscience seminars are open to the public and all are welcome.
- Refreshments served at 4:15 PM.
- Occasionally, Monday Biology Seminars with relevence to Neuroscience are listed (4 PM).
Monday, October 15th, 2018 (Biology Seminar)
Katie Kindt, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders
Using transgenic zebrafish to light up hair-cell synapse formation and function
Monday, March 27th, 2017 (Biology Seminar)
Ethan Scott, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia.
"Sensory Processing in Larval Zebrafish: Perspectives from Whole-Brain Calcium Imaging"
Research Summary - In the Scott Lab, we are interested in the workings of the brain at the level of cells and circuits. We aim to understand how sensory stimuli are perceived and processed in the brain, and how the brain then interprets these stimuli to produce adaptive behaviours. Because of the brain’s extraordinary complexity, these questions are difficult to address by looking at individual cells. The flow of information through the brain relies on the coordinated activity of thousands or millions of cells, and on ensembles of neurons that are active simultaneously. For this reason, our research involves imaging activity in thousands of cells, and seeking salient patterns of activity across these populations. In a range of projects, we characterise the neurons and circuits that respond to various visual, auditory and vestibular stimuli; that play a role in the integration of information from these modalities; and that filter sensory information to produce behaviour. Host: Josef Trapani
Monday, October 24th, 2016 (Biology Seminar)
Jake Krans, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Western New England University
"Picking Up the Slack: How Giant Muscle Proteins Buy the Nervous System Time to React"
Seminars from past years: