Fall 2012-13: The seminars this Fall are in conjunction with the Neurobiology of Disease course, taught by Dr. Edward Koo '76, Croxton Lecturer at Amherst for Fall, 2012.  Dr. Koo is Professor of Neuroscience at the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine.  Fall seminars are supported by the Class of '62 Fink Symposium Fund and the Amherst College Lecture Committee.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dr. Chip Gerfen '75
Laboratory of System Neuroscience
National Institute of Mental Health
Transgenic mice and molecular tools to study functional brain circuits of motivated behavior

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dr. Rajiv Ratan '81
Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience

Weill Cornell Medical College
Twists and turns (non-helical) on the transcriptional road to oxidative neuronal death: implications for brain protection and repair

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Dr. Steven Frucht
Department of Neurology
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Topic: The Neurology of musical talent

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dr. Katherine Perkins '88
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Topic: Excitatory GABA, Interneuron Networks, and Epilepsy

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dr. Ronald Liem, '67
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Topic: Neurofilament mutations in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Thursday, December 6

Dr. Matthew Frosch, '78
Departments of Pathology and Health Sciences & Technology
C.S. Kubik Laboratory for Neuropathology
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Topic:  When good vessels go bad: understanding cerebral amyloid angiopathy

Spring 2012-13:

Senior Comprehensives presentations: January 17, February 7, 14, 21, and 28