2013-2014 Series



August 8, 2013

Vollum Special Seminar: Mechanics and morphology of fly mechanoreceptors

Jonathon (Joe) Howard, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Host: Peter Barr-Gillespie

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September 3, 2013

Vollum Special Seminar: NMDA receptors: Diversity, molecular mechanisms and regulation by synaptic zinc

Pierre Paoletti, Ph.D.
INSERM, Institut de Biologie de l'Ecole Normale Superieure (IBENS), Paris, France
Host: Eric Gouaux

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October 10, 2013

Joint Seminar with OHRC: The genomics of deafness: Gene discovery and microRNA regulation

Karen Avraham, Ph.D.
Department of Human Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Host: Peter Barr-Gillespie

October 17, 2013

Novel transmitter regulation revealed in hypothalamic circuits that mediate energy balance

Shane Hentges, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Host: John Williams

October 24, 2013

Reverse engineering a dietary therapy for epilepsy: Exploring metabolism and excitability

Gary Yellen, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Host: Gail Mandel

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November 7, 2013

Unlocking autism: Massively parallel strategies and shifting genetic paradigms

Brian O'Roak, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular & Medical Genetics, OHSU, Portland, OR
Host: Dick Goodman

November 14, 2013

Vollum Special Seminar: Kilohertz signaling in cerebellar mossy fiber axons

Prof. Dr. Stefan Hallermann
Carl-Ludwig Institute for Physiology, University of Leipzig, Germany
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff

November 15, 2013

Vollum Special Seminar: Architecture and dynamics of native AMPA receptors in the mammalian brain: Insights from functional proteomics

Bernd Fakler, M.D.
Institute of Physiology, University of Freiburg, Center for Biological Signaling Studies, Freiburg, Germany
Host: John Adelman

November 21, 2013

Emergence of response selectivity in the early visual system

Gabe Murphy, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, VA
Host: Craig Jahr

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December 5, 2013

Now you see 'em, now you don't: New probes for visualizing and ablating endogenous proteins

Don Arnold, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, University Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Host: Tianyi Mao

December 12, 2013

Experience-dependent upregulation of neurogranin facilitates synaptic plasticity and learning

Weifeng Xu, Ph.D.
Picower Institute for Learning and Memory,
Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Host: Gail Mandel

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February 6, 2014

Synaptic and circuit mechanisms of fear regulation

Bo Li, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory,
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Host: Haining Zhong

February 13, 2014

The organization and development of somatosensory neurons

David Ginty, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School,
Boston, MA
Host: Kevin Wright

February 20, 2014

ER-mitochondrial interactions: Role in calcium signaling

György Hajnóczky, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Host: Mike Forte

February 20, 2014

Vollum-OHRC Special Seminar: Sound encoding in the inner ear: From molecular physiology to disease and restoration

Tobias Moser, M.D.
Department of Otolaryngology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff and Peter Barr-Gillespie

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MARCH 2014

March 6, 2014

Fundamental neuronal circuit computations in neocortex and hippocampus

Jeffrey Magee, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, VA
Host: Haining Zhong

March 20, 2014

Herbert Memorial Lecture: Phosphoinositide signaling in the control of membrane dynamics and interactions

Pietro de Camilli, M.D.
HHMI, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, Department of Cell Biology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Host: Wolf Almers

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APRIL 2014

April 3, 2014

Adaptation and prediction in retinal circuitry

Stephen Baccus, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff

April 10, 2014

Synaptic mechanisms underlying reward-motivated behaviors and cocaine use

Veronica Alvarez, Ph.D.
Laboratory for Integrative Neuroscience, Section on Neuronal Structure, NIAAA, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Host: John Williams

April 11, 2014

Special Seminar: Circuitry and 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 17, 2014

Control of cortical development by the meninges

Samuel Pleasure, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology, Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine & Stem Cell Research, University of California, San Francisco
Host: Kevin Wright

April 24, 2014

Optical control of glutamate receptors and synaptic transmission

Ehud Isacoff, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Host: Matt Whorton

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MAY 2014

May 1, 2014

Fetal alcohol exposure disrupts decision-making and basal-ganglia circuits

Verginia Cuzon Carlson, Ph.D.
Oregon National Primate Research Center, OHSU, Beaverton, OR
Host: John Williams

May 8, 2014

Interactions between G protein signaling molecules in live cells

Nevin Lambert, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA
Host: John Williams

May 16, 2014

Special Seminar: The motor cortex and bidirectional brain-computer interfaces

Eberhard Fetz, Ph.D.
Departments of Physiology & Biophysics and Bioengineering, Washington National Primate Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle
Host: Neuroscience Graduate Program and Henrique von Gersdorff

May 30, 2014

Special Seminar: Electrosensory systems, cerebellum-like structures, and sensory predictions

Nathaniel Sawtell, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University, New York, NY
Host: Neuroscience Graduate Program and Henrique von Gersdorff

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JUNE 2014

June 12, 2014

Special Seminar: Passive diffusion as a mechanism underlying ribbon synapse vesicle release and resupply

Cole Graydon, Ph.D.
NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, MD
Host: Neuroscience Graduate Program and Henrique von Gersdorff

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