Spring 2017 Seminar Schedule

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


January
17 First Year Project Presentations, Neuroscience Program, UIUC 3:30 PM
Katherine Hatcher (Megan Mahoney)
Kristen Flatt (Nathan Schroeder)
Collin Kaufman (Martha Gillette)
Grace Kim (Monica Uddin)
Jiang Li (Catherine Christian)
Mickeal Key (Aron Barbey)
Nikolai Sherepa (Aron Barbey)
24 First Year Project Presentations, Neuroscience Program, UIUC 3:30 PM
Megan Sieg (Paul Eubig)
Young Jae Lee (Catherine Best)
Debby Liu (Nien-Pei Tsai)
Connor Courtney (Catherine Christian)
Kelly Hewes (Aron Barbey)
Paty Cintora (Catherine Best)
Colin Lee (Rhanor Gillette, Jonathan Sweedler)
31 Qin Liu, Washington University School of Medicine
"The molecular mechanisms of chronic itch associated with atopic dermatitis"
Host: Jonathan Sweedler
Liu Lab
February
7 Bruce Carlson, Washington University in St. Louis
"Linking evolutionary change in sensory perception to its cellular and network substrates in weakly electric fish"
Host: Ian Traniello
The Carlson Lab
14 Mitch Roitman, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Mesolimbic encoding of affective stimuli: tuning by physiological state and its proxies"
Host: Megan Dailey
Neural Basis of Motivation
21 Peter Penzes, Northwestern University
"Synaptic dysfunction in mental disorders"
Host: Hee Jung Chung
Peter Penzes laboratory
28 Kyle Simmons, University of Tulsa
"Interoception: a path from aberrant brain-body signaling to altered appetite and mood."
Host: Aron Barbey
Laureate Institute for Brain Research
March
7 Eric Klann, New York University
"Translational Control in Memory and Brain Disorders"
Host: Nien-Pei Tsai
NYU/CNS Klann lab page
14 Takuya Takahashi, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Japan
"Synaptic plasticity: from bench to bedside"
Host: Hee Jung Chung
Mechanisms underlying traumatic fear memory formation
21 SPRING BREAK, NO SEMINAR
28 Brian Dias, Emory University
"Ancestral remembrances and descendant recollections — multi-generational studies of structure and function in the nervous system"
Host: Alison Bell
Dias lab page
Featured in Nature: Epigenetics: The sins of the father
April
4 Yishi Jin, University of California, San Diego
"Mechanisms of synapse maintenance in C. elegans"
Host: Nate Schroeder
Jin Lab
11 Catie Chang, Advanced MRI Section, LFMI, NINDS, National Institutes of Health
"Large-scale spontaneous brain activity and vigilance fluctuations"
Host: Sepideh Sadaghiani

18 Michael Lee , University of Minnesota
"Neurodegeneration in transgenic mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease: Keys to disease modifying therapies"
Host: John Capozzo
Sepideh Sadaghiani's google page
25 Read Montague, Virgina Tech Carilion Research Institute
"Title TBA"
Host: Aron Barbey
Read Mongague's web page
Read Mongague's TED Talk Jun 2012
May
2 End of Year Celebration
"Special Event - Awards and Recognition"
Host: Neuroscience Program Administration

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