2014-2015 Series



October 2, 2014

Rejuvenating and re-engineering memory circuits in adulthood and aging

Amar Sahay, Ph.D.
Center for Regenerative Medicine and Department of Psychiatry,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Host: Gary Westbrook

October 9, 2014

Decision-making under uncertainty: Probing the neural basis of mental models

Alla Karpova, Ph.D.
Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Host: Tianyi Mao

October 16, 2014

The presynaptic calcium channel: Synaptic vesicle capture, tethering and fusion

Elise Stanley, Ph.D.
Division of Genetics & Development, Toronto Western Research Institute
Department of Physiology, University of Toronto
Co-hosts: Paul Brehm and Gail Mandel

October 23, 2014

Genetic dissection of cortical circuits: Chandeliers light pyramids

Josh Huang, Ph.D.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Host: Tianyi Mao

October 30, 2014

Structural plasticity of axons: Circuit formation and re-formation

Hiroshi Nishiyama, Ph.D.
Center for Learning and Memory, Department of Neuroscience, The University of Texas at Austin
Host: Larry Trussell

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November 6, 2014

Cellular mechanisms of short-term mnemonic representations in the dentate gyrus in vitro

Ben Strowbridge, Ph.D.
Department of Neurosciences, Department of Physiology
and Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University
Host: John Williams

November 21, 2014

Vollum Special Seminar: Spatial dynamics of the native AMPA receptor proteome

Bernd Fakler, M.D., Ph.D.
Institute of Physiology, University of Freiburg, Germany
Host: John Adelman

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December 11, 2014

Spatial organization and cell lineage trajectories in the developing and regenerating inner ear revealed by single cell transcriptome analyses

Stefan Heller, Ph.D.
Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine
Host: Peter Barr-Gillespie

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January 15, 2015

Structure determination of membrane proteins by cryo-EM

Yifan Cheng, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
Host: Eric Gouaux

January 29, 2015

Whole-brain optical and electron microscopy for studying the neuronal basis of behavior

Kevin Briggman, Ph.D.
Circuit Dynamics and Connectivity Unit, NINDS, NIH
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff

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February 12, 2015

Molecular mechanisms of dendrite morphogenesis

Kang Shen, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Biology, Stanford University
Host: Kevin Wright

February 26, 2015

Excitability and integration in dendrites of dopaminergic neurons

Zayd Khaliq, Ph.D.
Porter Neuroscience Research Center, NINDS, NIH
Host: John Williams

February 27, 2015

Vollum-OHRC Special Seminar: Purinergic modulation of developing central auditory circuits

Sasa Jovanovic, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, University of Leipzig, Germany
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff and Stephen David

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MARCH 2015

March 5, 2015

Functional imaging hippocampal circuits in behaving mice

Attila Losonczy, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University
Host: Haining Zhong

March 6, 2015

Vollum Special Seminar: Probing and perturbing biological systems using fluorescent dyes

Luke D. Lavis, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus
Host: Tianyi Mao

March 12, 2015

Herbert Memorial Lecture: TRP channels of the pain pathway: Connecting physiology to atomic structure

David Julius, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco
Host: Paul Brehm

March 19, 2015

Dynamic functional nano-architecture within single synapses

Thomas Blanpied, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Host: Craig Jahr

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APRIL 2015

April 2, 2015

Role of the basal pontine nucleus in voluntary motor control

Adam Hantman, Ph.D.
Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Host: Larry Trussell

April 9, 2015

Cranial motor neuron development in health and disease

Elizabeth Engle, M.D.
HHMI, Departments of Neurology and Ophthalmology, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Host: Kevin Wright

April 16, 2015

Short-term synaptic plasticity

Wade Regehr, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
Host: Henrique von Gersdorff

April 23, 2015

Synaptic signaling in cerebellar circuits

Indira Raman, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology, Northwestern University
Host: Larry Trussell

April 30, 2015

Ultrafast endocytosis at the synapse

Erik Jorgensen, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Biology, University of Utah
Host: Haining Zhong

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MAY 2015

May 1, 2015

Vollum Special Seminar: Understanding the neurophysiological basis of autism using Pten as a genetic model

Bryan Luikart, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology & Neurobiology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Host: Gary Westbrook

May 7, 2015

Dynamin: The master regulator of clathrin-mediated endocytosis

Sandra Schmid, Ph.D.
Department of Cell Biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Host: Fred Robinson

May 14, 2015

Stem cell and cancer in the brain: Leading role of ID proteins

Anna Lasorella, M.D.
Departments of Pathology & Cell Biology and Pediatrics, Institute for Cancer Genetics, Columbia University
Host: Soo-Kyung Lee

May 21, 2015

The neocortical circuit is two circuits

Randy Bruno, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience, The Kavli Institute for Brain Science, Columbia University
Host: Tianyi Mao

May 28, 2015

Driving protein deubiquitination with propellers: A structural insight

Ning Zheng, Ph.D.
HHMI, Department of Pharmacology, University of Washington
Host: Eric Gouaux

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JULY 2015

July 13, 2015

Vollum Special Seminar: Ultrasonic vocalizations reveal details of mouse social behavior

Roian Egnor, Ph.D.
Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Host: Tianyi Mao

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