2023 Seminars

February 13, 2023
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Cris Niell, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biology at The University of Oregon
“Neural circuits for active vision”

March 20, 2023
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Marisa Roberto, PhD
Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Scripps Research
“Targeting Neuroimmune Mechanisms in Alcohol Use Disorder”

April 24, 2023
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Alicia Izquierdo, PhD
Professor, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, University of California Los Angeles
“Frontocortical circuits in reward learning and value‐based decision making”

May 15, 2023
Joseph D. Matarazzo Lecture Series
Anne Churchland, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of California Los Angeles

"Decisions, movements and the brain"

October 30, 2023
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Akiva S. Cohen, PhD
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
“Traumatic brain injury: It’s all about E/I balance”

2022 Seminars

January 3, 2022
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Brian Dias, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

February 7, 2022
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Brian McCool, Ph.D.
Professor, Wake Forest University

February 22, 2022
Postdoctoral Candidate Seminar
Nick Upright, PhD
“Circuit-specific chemogenetic neuromodulation enhances working memory in rhesus macaques”

March 7, 2022
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Kate Wassum, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
“Cortico‐amygdala collaborators in reward learning and decision making”

April 4, 2022
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Joni Wallis, Ph.D.
Professor, University of California, Berkeley
“A brain‐machine interface approach to understanding value-based decision-making”

May 2, 2022
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Gavin McNally, Ph.D.
Professor, University of New South Wales, Sydney
“Punishment: How risk and aversion shape our choices and actions”

August 5, 2022
Andrews Genomics Scholar Lecture
Lauren Bailey, MS
PhD Candidate, Behavioral Neuroscience, Binghamton University
“Acting on Impulse: Identifying Heritable Variation and Biobehavioral Markers of Addiction Susceptibility”

September 1, 2022
Postdoctoral Candidate Seminar
Kristin D. Dahl
PhD Candidate in Molecular Biology, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus “Examining how mTOR functions in oligodendrocyte cytoskeleton regulation”

September 12, 2022
Joseph D. Matarazzo Lecture Series
Suzanne Haber, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Rochester Medical Center
"Circuits linking reward, cognition, and decision-making"

September 26, 2022
Postdoctoral Candidate Seminar
Newaz Ahmed
PhD Candidate, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
“Robustness between FOXP transcription factors help maintain proper striatal function”

October 10, 2022
Postdoctoral Candidate Seminar
Jeremy Haynes
PhD Candidate, Utah State University
“Preference Reversals in Delay of Gratification”

October 31, 2022
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Erin S. Calipari, Ph.D.
Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research
“A new computational framework for the role of dopamine release in learning and memory”

2021 Seminars

April 7, 2021
Lina Reiss, PhD
Associate Professor, OHSU
"Psychophysical and physiological studies in humans and guinea pigs with hearing loss and cochlear implants"

April 21, 2021
Rita Cervera-Juanes, PhD
Assistant Professor, OHSU
“Neuroepigenomic signatures of long-term alcohol use identify functional targets for intervention”

May 18, 2021
Tianyi Mao, PhD
Associate Professor, OHSU
“Functional Architecture and Neuromodulation of thalamo-cortico-striatal circuits”

October 7, 2021
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Zoe Donaldson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
“The neuromolecular basis of adapting to partner loss in prairie voles.”

October 14, 2021
Postdoctoral Candidate Seminar
Justin Anderson, PhD
“Chaos and complexity of magnetic spin-wave solitary wave dynamics in the cubic quintic complex Ginzburg-Landau equation”

November 8, 2021
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Mohammed Milad, Ph.D.
Professor, New York University

Fear extinction circuits: mechanisms and psychopathology”

November 29, 2021
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Barb Sorg, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, R.S. Dow Endowed Chair of Neuroscience, Legacy Research Institute
“Perineuronal Nets, Parvalbumin, and Plasticity”

December 1, 2021
Postdoctoral Candidate Seminar
Blair Shevlin
“The role of value in economic decision-making”

December 6, 2021
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Rajesh Miranda, Ph.D.
Shelton Professor of Neuroscience, Texas A&M University
“Non-protein-coding RNA Biomarker-based Approaches for Diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders”

2019 Seminars

January 28, 2019
Susanne Ahmari, MD, PhD
Identification of cortico-striatal activity patterns linked to OCD-related behaviors

February 4, 2019
Atheir Abbas, MD, PhD
"Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Working Memory Dysfunction"

Jodi McBride, PhD
Festival of Light seminar

February 11, 2019
Alfred Kaye, MD, PhD
"Circuit and computational approaches to arousal after stress"

February 18, 2019
Rachel A. Ross, MD, PhD
"Psychiatric neuroscience for the whole body: neurocircuitry related to metabolic & cognitive process"

March 4, 2019
Catharine Winstanley, PhD
“Bad decisions add up: synergistic interactions between risky choice, cocaine self-administration, and reward-paired cues”

March 11, 2019
Jeremiah Morrow
“Multisensory Processing in Primate Amygdala”

March 25, 2019
Paul Phillips, PhD
“Changes in dopamine dynamics during chronic substance use”

April 8, 2019
Evan Gordon, PhD
"Precision functional mapping to characterize the network structure of individual human brains"

April 15, 2019
Christopher Donahue, PhD
"Function of dopamine and basal ganglia circuits in motivation and reward"

April 22, 2019
Deena Walker, PhD
"Adolescent Stress Reprograms the Medial Amygdala and Sex Differences in Reward"

May 20, 2019
Patricia Janak, PhD

June 4th, 2019
Joseph D. Matarazzo Lecture Series
Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of the National Institute of Mental Health
"Opportunities and Challenges in Psychiatric Neuroscience"

June 19, 2019
Aqilah McCane, PhD

2018 Seminars

January 22, 2018
Jones G. Parker,PhD
Stanford University
"Probing the neural ensemble signatures of therapeutic efficacy in Parkinson'sdisease"

January 29, 2018
Peyman Golshani, MD
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
"Bridging the gap between synaptic physiology and behavior: new tools to measure network dynamics in freely behaving mice."

March 19, 2018
Skyler Jackman, PhD

April 16, 2018
Susan Ingram, PhD

April 30, 2018
Rajita Sinha, PhD
Yale University
"Neuroscience of Drug & Stress Interactions: Impact on Health &Clinical Outcomes"

June 13, 2018
Lisa Beutler, MD, PhD
UC, San Francisco
"Understanding the Nutritional Regulations of Feeding Circuits"

July 30, 2018
Postdoctoral candidate seminar
Trevor Doyle
Purdue University
"Enhancement of adenylyl cyclase 5 signaling: Heterologous sensitization and clinically relevant mutations"

August 9, 2018
Postdoctoral candidate seminar
Alex Kawa
University of Michigan
"Using ongoing protein translation to understand synaptic plasticity involved inaddiction"

August 27, 2018
Postdoctoral candidate seminar
Rebecca Derman
University of Michigan
"Identifying Neuronal Factors that Contribute to Enhanced Incentive Motivation for Food"

September 17, 2018
Richard van Rijn, PhD
Purdue University
"Pharmacological basis for opioid modulation of neuropsychiatric behavior"

October 8, 2018
Postdoctoral candidate seminar
Julie Finnell
University of South Carolina
"Neuroinflammationas a critical mediator of psychosocial stress susceptibility"

October 11, 2018
Postdoctoral candidate seminar
Alyssa Petko
University of Texas at San Antonio
"Deletion of beta-arrestin2 alters dopamine and morphine sensitivity in D2 spiny projection neurons"

October 22, 2018
Postdoctoral candidate seminar
Baila Hall
Weill Cornell Graduate School
"Frontostriatal circuit activity supports hierarchical social interactions and is modulated bysocial experience".

November 26, 2018
Elinor Sullivan, PhD
"Maternal Metabolic and Dietary Environmental Influences on Offspring Behavior"

2017 Seminars

Friday, February 3, 2017
Postdoctoral Candidate Seminar
Alexandra Stafford, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
"Alpha6beta2Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Contributions to Abuse-Related Effects of Nicotine and Alcohol."

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Earnest Kim, PhD
Lattal Laboratory, OHSU
"Amygdalar dopamine modulation of self administration behavior"

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Anand Shunmugavel, PhD
Fair Laboratory, OHSU
"Rs-fcMRI studies in Preclinical Animal Models of Substance Abuse"

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Postdoctoral Candidate Seminar
Antonia Savares, PhD candidate
University of Illinois, Chicago
"The Lmo3 gene: a regulator of anxiety and behavioral responses to alcohol"

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Lucia Notterpek, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience, College of Medicine, McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida
"Dysregulated lipid metabolism, a disease modifier in hereditary peripheral neuropathies"

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Joseph D. Matarazzo Lecture Series
Frans B.M. De Waal, PhD
C.H. Candler Professor of Psychology, Emory University, Director, Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Center, Distinguished Professor, University of Utrecht
"Cognitive Continuity: A Kingdom Full of Special Mental Capacities"

Friday, May 5, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Spring Retreat Plenary Speaker
Carlos Fernando Valenzuela, MD, PhD, Professor,Department of Neurosciences, University of New Mexico, 
Albuquerque, NM
"A BDNF Gene Polymorphism Regulates the Severity of Fetal AlcoholSpectrum Disorder"

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Akiko Shimamoto, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Meharry Medical College
"Stress, cocaine, and sex: the role of glutamate-glutamine cycle"

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Binyam Nardos, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow, Fair Laboratory
"Interactive effects of context and race on face perception - a functional MRI investigation"

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Stan B. Floresco, PhD
Professor, University of British Columbia
"Prefrontal GABA regulation of Cognition: Implications for Psychiatric Disorders"

Friday, July 7, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
James Herman, PhD
Donald C. Harrison Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience; Vice Chair for Basic Research; Director, UC Neurobiology Research Center; Director, Stress Neurobiology Laboratory
"Prefrontal Cortical Mechanisms of Stress Adaptation"

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar
Kevin T. Beier, PhD
"Viral-genetic dissection of the midbrain dopamine system"

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Postdoctoral Candidate Seminar
David G. Smith, PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder
"Discovery and characterization of an anti-inflammatory lipid derived from Mycobacterium vaccae"

2016 Seminars

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar
Marina E. Wolf, PhD, Professor & Chair, Department of Neuroscience, The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
"Synaptic mechanisms underlying persistent cocaine and methamphetamine craving"

Friday, January 8, 2016
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar
B.J. Casey, PhD, Director & the Sackler Professor, The Sackler Institute; Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and of Neuroscience
"Treating the Developing vs. Developed Brain: Implications from Preclinical Mouse and Human Imaging Studies"

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar
Ted Abel, PhD, Brush Family Professor of Biology, Co-Director Biological Basis of Behavior Program, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania 
"Molecular Mechanisms of Long-Term Memory Storage"

Monday, January 25, 2016
Angela Henricks, PhD, Postdoctoral Candidate, Washington State University
"Alcohol withdrawal alters negative affect and endocannabinoids in a sexually dimorphic manner"

Tuesday, February 4, 2016
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar
Bita Moghaddam, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmaceutical Science, University of Pittsburgh
"Probing the science of adolescent behavioral vulnerabilities: challenges for research."

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar
Gina R. Poe, PhD, Association Professor of Anesthesiology; Associate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan
"When good sleep turns bad: Mechanisms of maladaptive sleep impacting neurological development, degenerative disease, aging, addiction, and PTSD"

Monday, February 22, 2016
Postdoctoral candidate seminar with Angelica Morales, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
"Brain Structure in Methamphetamine Dependence: Links to D2/D3 Dopamine Receptors and Behavioral Relevance"

Monday, February 22, 2016
Brain Awareness Lectures
Kathleen A. Grant, PhD, Senior Scientist and Head of the Division of Neuroscience at the Oregon National Primate Research Center
"Alcohol and the brain"

Monday, February 29, 2016
Postdoctoral candidate seminar with Christine Wu, PhD, Washington State University
"Channeling satiation at the ST-NTS synapse: the roles of TRP channels in controlling glutamate release"

Monday, February 29, 2016
Brain Awareness Lectures
Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD
"Gaming and the brain"

Saturday, March 5, 2016
Behavioral Neuroscience NIDA/NIAAA Training Grant Retreat Keynote Presentation
Charles Chavkin, PhD, Allan and Phyllis Treuer Endowed Chair in Pain Research, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Director, Center for Drug Addiction Research, University of Washington, Seattle
"Therapeutic Potential of Kappa Opioids in Pain and Addiction"

Monday, March 7, 2016
Brain Awareness Lectures
Nephi Stella, PhD, Professor, departments of Pharmacology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington
"Marijuana and the brain"

Friday, March 11, 2016
NGP/BEHN Student Invited Seminar Series
Pat Levitt, Provost Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry & Pharmacy, & Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
"Viewing Autism Heterogeneity through a Neurobiological lens"

Tuesday, April 21, 2016
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar
Craig M. Powell, MD, PhD, FAAN, FANA, Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuortherapeutics, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
"Genetic Models of Autism: Molecules to Potential Therapeutics"

Monday, April 25, 2017
Behavioral Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar
Oscar Miranda Dominguez, PhD
"Connectotyping: Individualized characterization of the functional connectome and its applications"

Friday, April 29, 2016
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Jelena Radulovic, MD, PhD, Dunbar Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Feinberg School of Medicine
"Learned Fear Linked to GABAergic Brain States"

Friday, May 6, 2016
NGP/BEHN Student Invited Seminar Series
Yasmin Hurd, Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, Ward-Coleman Chair of Translational Neuroscience and the Director of the Center for Addictive Disorders, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
"Neurobiological Pathways to Addiction Risk"

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Jill B. Becker, PhD, University of Michigan, Patricia Y. Gurin Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, Neuroscience Program, Ann Arbor, MI
"Sex Differences in Addiction: the role of estradiol in the neural mechanisms mediating the development of an addicted phenotype"

Friday, June 3, 2016
NGP/BEHN Student Invited Seminar Series
Leah Krubitzer, Professor of Psychology, Laboratory of Evolutionary Neurobiology, University of California, Davis
"Corticol Plasticity Within and Across Lifetimes"

Friday, June 3, 2016
Special Seminar co-sponsored by the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, the Office of the Provost, OHSU School of Medicine Dean's Office, and Women in Science
Jill B. Becker, PhD, University of Michigan, Patricia Y. Gurin Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, Neuroscience Program, Ann Arbor, MI
"Implicit Bias, Diversity, and Why You Should Care"

Thursday, June 16, 2016
2016 Matarazzo Lecture Keynote Address
David G. Amaral, PhD, Beneto Foundation Chair and Director of Research, MIND Institute Distinguished Professor
"More Luck than Brains. Surprises in the Career of a Behavioral Neuroscientist: Memory, Emotion and Autism"

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Gregory Peters, PhD, Postdoctoral Trainee, Lattal lab
"Exploring a Broader Role for Medial Prefrontal Cortex in Behavioral Flexibility"

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Lance Johnson, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Raber lab
"Cognitive Impairment, Diabetes and APOE: Mechanisms of Cerebrovascular Dysfunction and Recovery"

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Behavioral Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar
Anna Roe, PhD, Senior Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center
"Understanding Vision Via Columnar Connectomes in Nonhuman Primates"

Thursday, November 3, 2017
Xiao Shi, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Janowsky lab
"The Role of TAAR1 in Drug Abuse and Cell Death"

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Behavioral Neuroscience Special Memorial Seminar honoring the work of Alexandre Colville, PhD candidate, presented by Robert J. Hitzemann, PhD and Dan Iancu, PhD
"Genetic Complexity, the Transcriptome and Ethanol Preference"

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series
Dan Blumstein, PhD, Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA
"The Sound of Fear: A Journey from Marmots in the Mountains to Hollywood"