2012-2013 Series



September 27, 2012

Multiple oscillators for respiratory pattern formation: Implications for health and disease

Ana Paula Abdala Sheikh, Ph.D.
School of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol, U.K.
Host: Gail Mandel

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October 4, 2012

Elementary calcium signals through endothelial TRPV4 channels regulate vascular function

Mark Nelson, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology, The University of Vermont
Host: John Adelman and Gail Mandel

October 4, 2012

Special Seminar: Sounds in silence: How the ear generates spontaneous activity before hearing onset

Dwight Bergles, Ph.D.
The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Host: Craig Jahr

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November 1, 2012

Animal behavior and decision making through TRP channels

Craig Montell, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Chemistry, Center for Sensory Biology,
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Host: Dick Goodman

November 6, 2012

Special Seminar: Elections and connections: Structure, chemistry, and evolution of arginases and lysine deacetylases

David W. Christianson, Ph.D.
Roy and Diana Vagelos Laboratories, Department of Chemistry,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Host: Eric Gouaux

November 8, 2012

Presynaptic dynamics and its role in Fragile X syndrome

Vitaly Klyachko, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Cell Biology & Physiology, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Host: Teresa Nicolson

November 15, 2012

Structural synaptic scaling during long-term potentiation

Kristen Harris, Ph.D.
Center for Learning and Memory, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Texas at Austin
Host: Haining Zhong

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December 6, 2012

Circuit mechanisms of cerebellar learning

Tom Otis, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Craig Jahr

December 13, 2012

Rapid synaptic actions of estrogen in the hippocampus

Catherine Woolley, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Host: Teresa Nicolson

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February 14, 2013

Vollum-OHRC Special Seminar: Control of hair cell development by sensory-independent electrical activity

Walter Marcotti, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Science
The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff

February 21, 2013

Special Seminar: The mitochondrial permeability transition: A mystery solved?

Paolo Bernardi, M.D.
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
Host: Mike Forte

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MARCH 2013

March 14, 2013

Mapping neurons and circuits

Liqun Luo, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Host: Gary Westbrook

March 21, 2013

Herbert Memorial Lecture: Modulating the gain of channels, cascades, and circuits

Richard Tsien, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology & Neuroscience, NYU Neuroscience Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
Hosts: John Adelman and Dick Goodman

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APRIL 2013

April 4, 2013

Origins and function of neurons born in the adult brain

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, Ph.D.
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
Host: Gary Westbrook

April 11, 2013

Imaging signal transduction in single dendritic spines

Ryohei Yasuda, Ph.D.
Neuronal Signal Transduction Research Group, Max Planck Florida Institute, Jupiter, FL
Host: Haining Zhong

April 12, 2013

Special Seminar: The emergence of response selectivity in primary visual cortex

Nicholas Priebe, Ph.D.
Section of Neurobiology, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin
Host: Neuroscience Graduate Program and Henrique von Gersdorff

April 18, 2013

Retinal development, cellular reprogramming and retinoblastoma

Michael Dyer, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Developmental Neurobiology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Host: Dick Goodman

April 25, 2013

Pathway specific synaptic plasticity in the retina

Scott Nawy, Ph.D.
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff

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MAY 2013

May 2, 2013

Multiple circuits converge in VTA to support reward seeking

Gary Aston-Jones, Ph.D.
Department of Neurosciences, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
Host: John Williams

May 8, 2013

Special Seminar: Specialized synapses compute visual information in the retina

Jeffrey S. Diamond, Ph.D.
Synaptic Physiology Section, NINDS Intramural Research Program, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Host: Craig Jahr

May 9, 2013

A novel LKB1-NUAK1 kinase pathway required for terminal axon branching through presynaptic capture of mitochondria

Franck Polleux, Ph.D.
Dorris Neuroscience Center, Department of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
Host: Paul Barnes

May 16, 2013

A novel LKB1-NUAK1 kinase pathway required for terminal axon branching through presynaptic capture of mitochondria

Maurine Linder, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Medicine, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, NY
Host: Phil Stork

May 17, 2013

Special Seminar: Synaptic circuit organization of mouse motor cortex

Gordon M. G. Shepherd, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Physiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Host: Neuroscience Graduate Program and Henrique von Gersdorff

May 23, 2013

Of mice and monkeys: A journey into the visual system

Ed Callaway, Ph.D.
Systems Neurobiology Laboratories, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA
Host: Tianyi Mao

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JUNE 2013

June 14, 2013

Special Seminar: Structural investigation of a bacterial voltage-gated sodium channel

Nieng Yan, Ph.D.
School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Host: Eric Gouaux

June 20, 2013

Special Seminar: Ionic mechanisms of prediction and prediction error in neurons

Christopher Fiorillo, Ph.D.
Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
Host: John Williams

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