Friday, April 21, 2017 - Neuroscience Honors Presentations
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Merrill Science, room 315
10:00 Ruben Valera
10:20 Emily Horwitz
Characterizing the role of presynaptic Discs-large in active zone development
10:40 Alifayaz Abdulzahir
11:00 Rakin Muhtadi
11:20 Carlos Johnson-Cruz
Seminars are Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Merrill 4
Neuroscience seminars are open to the public and all are welcome.
- Refreshments served at 4:15 in the McGuire 3rd floor lobby.
- Occasionally, Monday Biology Seminars with relevence to Neuroscience are listed (4 PM; Merrill 4).
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: