Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Seminars

Wednesday, September 11th **PRICE CENTER AUDITORIUM**
Dr. Dominick Purpura
Einstein
Seminar "Noradrenergic Signaling from Cognition to Cancer and Coli: Are Primary Cilia Tuned-In?"
Host: Neuroscience Department
Time: 12:30pm
Seminar Announcement  

Wednesday, September 18th
Dr. Yael Niv
Princeton University
Seminar: "Learning latent structure"
Host: Odelia Schwartz
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Niv's website
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Thursday, September 19th
Dr. Marlene Cohen
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar: "Attention can flexibly increase or decrease spike count correlations in visual cortex"
Host: Adam Kohn
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Cohen's website
Seminar Announcement  

Wednesday, September 25th
Dr. Rene Garcia
Texas A&M
Seminar: "Molecular regulation of feed forward and feedback circuits used in motivated behaviors of C. elegans adult males"
Host: Scott Emmons
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Garcia's' website
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Wednesday, October 2nd
Dr. Michael Kreutz
Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
Seminar: "When synaptic proteins meet the genome - synapse-to-nucleus communication via protein messenger"
Host: Bryen Jordan
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Kreutz's website
Seminar Announcement 

Wednesday, October 9th
Dr. Scott Emmons
Einstein
Seminar: "The mind of a worm: Learning from the C. elegans connectome"
Host: Alberto Pereda
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Emmon's website
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Wednesday, October 16th
Dr. Jeff Beeler
Queens College, CUNY
Seminar: "The evolution of organismal budgeting: dopamine, economic thrift and energy management"
Host: Saleem Nicola
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Beeler' website
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Wednesday, October 23rd
Dr. Michael Levin
Tufts University
Seminar: "Endogenous bioelectric gradients control growth and form: molecular mechanisms and biomedical opportunities for regenerative medicine and cancer"
Host: Felix Bukauskas
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Levin's website
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Wednesday, October 30th
Dr. Shaoyu Ge
SUNY Stony Brook
Seminar: "Adult hippocampal neurogenesis and its regulators"
Host: Pablo Castillo
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Ge's website
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Wednesday, November 6th
Dr. Fereshteh Nugent
Uniformed Services University
Seminar: "Role of AKAP signaling in GABAergic plasticity in the VTA"
Host: Kamran Khodakhah
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Nugent's website
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Wednesday, November 20th
Dr. Michael Higley
Yale School of Medicine
Seminar: "Shedding light on the role of GABAergic inhibition in neocortical dendrites"
Host: Pablo Castillo
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Higley's website
Seminar Announcement   

Wednesday, December 4th
Dr. Rajat Singh
Einstein
Seminar: "Autophagy in hypothalamic neurons: Intrinsic and peripheral implications"
Host: Steve Walkley
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Singh's website
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Monday, December 9th **Price Center Auditorium**
Dr. Michael Rosenfeld
UCSD
Seminar: "Enhancer codes in development and in conditioned learning/memory"
Host: Jean Hebert - Joint seminar with Department of Genetics
Time: 12:00pm
Dr. Rosenfeld's website
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Wednesday, December 11th
Dr. Beverly Davidson
University of Iowa
Seminar: "Emerging therapies for inherited CNS diseases"
Host: Steve Walkley
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Davidson's website
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Wednesday, December 18th
Dr. Mauro Costa-Mattioli
Baylor College of Medicine
Seminar: "Memory Storage: A new molecular and cellular perspective"
Host: Pablo Castillo & Anna Francesconi
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Costa-Mattioli's website
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Wednesday, January 8th
Dr. Bill Clusin
Stanford University
Seminar: "Alternative splicing in the calcium activated potassium channel (BK) in the ampulla of lorenzini of the skate"
Host: Dave Spray
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Clusin's website
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Wednesday, January 15th
Dr. Enrico Nasi
Universidad Nacional, de Colombia
Seminar: "Photoreceptor lineages and light-transduction mechanisms: revising the dogma"
Host: Kamran Khodakhah
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Nasi's website
Seminar Announcement  

Thursday, January 19th
Dr. Maria Gomez
Universidad Nacional, de Colombia
Seminar: "From invertebrate vision to Circadian Detectors: Melanopsin transduction in Amphioxus"
Host: Kamran Khodakhah
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Gomez website
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Wednesday, January 29th
Dr. Nicole Rust
University of Pennsylvania
Seminar: "The neural mechanisms responsible for finding objects and switching between targets"

Host: Odelia Schwartz
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Rust's website
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Wednesday, January 22nd
Dr. Alberto Pereda
Einstein
Seminar: "Synaptic transmission mediated by gap junctions: properties and plasticity"
Host: Odelia Schwartz
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Pereda's website
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Wednesday, February 5th
Dr. Qasim Zaidi
SUNY College of Optometry
Seminar: "TBA"
Host: Adam Kohn and Odelia Schwartz
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Zaidi's website
Seminar Announcement  

Wednesday, February 12th
Dr. Isabel Pérez-Otaño
University of Navarra
Seminar: "Juvenile GluN3A-containing NMDA receptors: gate-keepers for synapse development, cognition and neurodegenerative disease"
Host: Pablo Castillo
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Pérez-Otaño's website
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Wednesday, February 19th
Dr. Ona Bloom
Hofstra North Shore - LIJ School of Medicine
Seminar: "Identifying anti- and pro- regenerative molecular responses to spinal cord injury"
Host: Alberto Pereda
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Bloom's website
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Wednesday, February 26th
Dr. Stefano Fusi
Columbia University
Seminar: "High dimensional neural representations in prefrontal cortex"
Host: Odelia Schwartz
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Fusi's website
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Wednesday, March 5th
Dr. Jon Horvitz
City College of New York
Seminar: "Nucleus accumbens dopamine and habit learning"
Host: Saleem Nicola
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Horvitz website
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Wednesday, March 12th
Dr. Darcy Peterka
Columbia University
Seminar: "Optical control and monitoring of neurons in three dimensions"
Host: Matthew Klein
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Peterka's website
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Wednesday, March 19th
Dr. Hyungbae Kwon
Max Plank Florida Institute
Seminar: "Cellular mechanisms of circuit reorganization in layer 2/3 barrel cortex"
Host: Pablo Castillo
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Kwon website
Seminar Announcement   

Wednesday, March 26th **Distinguished Neuroscientist Lecture**
Dr. Dora Angelaki
Baylor College of Medicine
Seminar: "Optimal integration of sensory evidence: Building blocks and canonical computations"
Host: Odelia Schwartz
Time: 4:00pm
Dr. Angelaki's website
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Wednesday, April 2nd
Dr. Winrich Freiwald
Rockefeller University
Seminar: "Faces, attention and temporal lobe"

Host: Adam Kohn
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Freiwald's website
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Wednesday, April 9th
Dr. Emilio Salinas
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Seminar: "Modeling urgent decisions: how perception modulates ongoing motor plans"  

Host: Jose Luis Pena
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Salinas website
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Wednesday, April 10th
Dr. David Lovinger
NIH/NIAAA
Seminar: "Long-term synaptic depression initiated by Gi/o-coupled receptors: mechanisms and contribution to striatal function"
Host: Pablo Castillo
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Lovinger's website
Seminar Announcement 

Friday, April 11th
Thomas J. Younts
Thesis Seminar
Seminar: "Presynaptic forms of long-term plasticity in the mammalian hippocampus"
Host: Pablo Castillo
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Price Center LeFrak Auditorium

 
 

Monday, April 14th
Nicholás Palacios-Prado
Thesis Seminar
Seminar: "Presynaptic forms of long-term plasticity in the mammalian hippocampus"
Host: Feliksas F. Bukauskas
Time: 10:0apm
Location: 901 Kennedy Center

Wednesday, April 16th
Dr. Dan Sanes
NYU
Seminar: "Critical periods for synaptic and perceptual development" 

Host: Michelle Antoine and Jean Hebert
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Sanes website
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Wednesday, April 23rd
Dr. Michael Mauk
University of Texas at Austin
Seminar: "The Enemy of my enemy: Inhibition of inhibition in cerebellar processing and learning"
Host: Kamran Khodakhah
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Mauk's website
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Wednesday, April 30th
Dr. Jennifer Raymond
Stanford University
Seminar: "Neural learning rules in the cerebellum"
Host: Kamran Khodakhah
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Raymond's website
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Wednesday, May 7th
Dr. Javier Medina
University of Pennsylvania
Seminar: "Coding in silence: Precise control of mevement kinematics by optogenetic inhibition of Purkinje cells"
Host: Kamran Khodakhah
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Medina's website
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Wednesday, May 14th
Dr. Jackie Gottlieb
Columbia University
Seminar: "Oculomotor decisions for sampling information"
Host: Jose Luis Pena
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Gottlieb's website
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Wednesday, May 21st
Dr. Aviv Bergman
Einstein
Seminar: "Everything not forbidden is allowed (in-depth)"
Host: Odelia Schwartz
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Bergman's website
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Wednesday, May 28th
Dr. Peter Rudebeck
Mt. Sinai
Seminar: "What is it worth to me? Reward, validation and the prefrontal cortex"
Host: Saleem Nicola
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Rudebeck's website
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Wednesday, June 4th
Dr. Michael Aschner
Einstein
Seminar: "Nature and nurture: Crosstalk between genes and manganese neurotoxicity"
Host: Kamran Khodakhah
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Aschner's website
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Thursday, June 5th
Dr. Eero Simoncelli
NYU and HHMI
Seminar: "Embedding of environmental statistics in sensory neural populations"
Host: Odelia Schwartz
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Simoncelli's website
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Thursday, June 19th
Dr. Qasim Zaidi
SUNY College of Optometry
Seminar: "Links between percepts and neural responses"
Host: Adam Kohn & Odelia Schwartz
Time: 12:30pm
Dr. Zaidi's website
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