Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule

Our seminars are held at the Beckman Institute, Tuesdays at 4:00 PM. Seminars are in room 1005 unless otherwise stated.

Spring 2018 Seminars Poster (PDF)


January
23 Kiran Soma, University of British Columbia
Local steroid synthesis in the brain: roles in social behavior and decision making
Host: Justin Rhodes
Kiran Soma web page
30 Lauren Riters, University of Wisconsin at Madison
"Revealing the role of motivation and reward neural systems in social communication using songbirds"
Host: Justin Rhodes
Lauren Riters web page
February
6 First Year Project Presentations, Neuroscience Program, UIUC
Coltan Parker (Megan Dailey)
Elli Sellinger (Janice Juraska)
Rachel Gonzalez (Lori Raetzman)
Katya Gribkova (Daniel Llano and Rhanor Gillette)
13 First Year Project Presentations, Neuroscience Program, UIUC
Joanne Fil (Ryan Dilger)
Zoë MacDowell Kaswan (Martha Gillette)
Brian Baculis (Hee Jung Chung)
Evan Anderson (Aron Barbey)
20 Zhigang He, Harvard Medical School
"Axon Regeneration in the adult CNS"
Host: Kai Zhang
Zhigang He's lab page
27 Peter Clark, Iowa State University
"Buffering stress through exercise-induced adaptations in brain reward circuits"
Host: Justin Rhodes
Peter Clark's web page
March
6 Andres Barria, University of Washington
"Molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity: a tale of two receptors"
Host: Hee Jung Chung
Andres Barria's home page
13 Esther Krook-Magnuson, University of Minnesota
"Optogenetic Dissection of Circuits in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy"
Host: Catherine Christian
Esther Krook-Magnuson's Lab Page
20 SPRING BREAK, NO SEMINAR
27 Alan Spector, Florida State University
"Taste, Palatability, Food Selection, and Gastric Bypass"
Host: Nu-Chu Liang
Alan Spector's home page
April
3 Mark Lyte, Iowa State University
"The microbiota-gut-brain axis: shared neurochemistry and its potential role in infection and behavior
Host: Stephen Fleming
Mark Lyte's lab page
10 Mark Dell'Acqua, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine
"Regulation of Neuronal Excitation-Transcription Coupling by L-type Calcium Channel Signaling Complexes"
Host: Hee Jung Chung
Mark Dell'Acqua's home page
17 Myoung-Goo Kang, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
** ROOM 5602 **
"Functional proteomics of AMPA-type glutamate receptor complex"
Host: Hee Jung Chung
Web page for Myoung-Goo Kang
24 Richard Francis, Freelance Science Writer
"The Conservative Side of Evolution"
Host: Justin Rhodes
Richard Francis' home page
May
1 End of Year Celebration
"Special Event - Awards and Recognition"
Host: Neuroscience Program Administration
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