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Washington University Neuroscience Colloquium

The Washington University Neuroscience Colloquium is the only seminar series at Washington University that represents the comprehensive Neuroscience Community.  Twenty-two departments and centers participate in the Colloquium (see below for a complete list), and the series is coordinated by the Office of Neuroscience Research.  Each participating department and center suspends its regular research seminar series during the two months of the Colloquium.

 

Save the Dates--Neuroscience Colloquium 2015

  • Fridays, 4-5p
  • Connor Auditorium (Farrell Learning and Teaching Center)
  • Reception immediately following, Farrell Atrium


September 4, 2015
Nirao Shah (University of California, San Francisco)
Hosted by the Center for the Study of Itch

September 11, 2015
Hao Wu (Harvard University)
Hosted by the Center for Biological Systems Engineering (CBSE)

September 18, 2015
Michael Dickinson (University of Washington)
Hosted by the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology

October 2, 2015
Rudolf Jaenisch (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Hosted by the Department of Genetics

October 9, 2015
Rudolph Tanzi (Harvard University)
Hosted by the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders

October 23, 2015
Jocelyne Bachevalier (Emory University)
Hosted by the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience

 

Previous speakers in the Neuroscience Colloquium Series

Neuroscience Colloquium 2014

Diane Papazian (University of California, Los Angeles)
   "Altered Potassium Channel Gating in Early-Onset Brain Diseases"
Hosted by the Center for the Investigation of Membrane Excitability Diseases (CIMED)

Franck Polleux (Columbia University Medical Center)
   "Novel kinase pathways underlying axon morphogenesis and presynaptic function in the mammalian CNS"
Hosted by WUSTL Developmental Biology

Eric Knudsen (Stanford University)
   "Neural mechanisms of spatial attention in birds"
Hosted by WUSTL Biology

Nancy Kopell (Boston University)
   "Cortical Rhythms Facilitate Bottom-Up and Top-Down Processing"
Hosted by WUSTL Neurosurgery

Marsha Mailick (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
   "Autism Spectrum Disorders: Adult Development and Contextual Influences"
Hosted by the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC)

Vivian Budnik (University of Massachusetts)
   “Crossing the nuclear boundary to establish postsynaptic compartments”
Hosted by the McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology

Rachel Wong (University of Washington)
   "Imaging circuit assembly and reassembly in the retina"
Hosted by WUSTL Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Neuroscience Colloquium 2013

Russ Poldrack (University of TexasAustin)
   "How can neuroimaging inform theories of psychological function?"
Hosted by WUSTL Psychology

Frederic Theunissen (University of California, Berkeley)
   "Neural representation of a complete vocal repertoire in a songbird: from sound to meaning"
Hosted by the Center for Biological Systems Engineering

Don Cleveland (University of California, San Diego)
   "From Charcot to Lou Gehrig:
 Mechanism and Therapy in ALS and Beyond"
Hosted by WUSTL Anatomy & Neurobiology

John Wood (University College London)
   "Peripheral Pain Mechanisms"
Hosted by the Washington University Pain Center

 Catherine Woolley (Northwestern University)
   "Acute Estrogen Modulation of Synapses in the Hippocampus"
Hosted by WUSTL Cell Biology & Physiology

Timothy Murphy (University of British Columbia)
   "Imaging and optogenetic tools for elucidating cortical circuit structure function during and after stroke"

Hosted by the Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center, the Division of Neuro-Rehabilitation, and Optical Radiology Labs

Joseph Takahashi (UT Southwestern Medical Center)
   "Molecular Architecture of the Circadian Clock in Mammals"

Hosted by WUSTL Anesthesiology

Neuroscience Colloquium 2012

Jay Gottfried (Northwestern University)
   "The Sense of Smell in Space and Time in the Human Olfactory Brain"
Hosted by the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience

Joel Buxbaum
(The Scripps Research Institute)
  
"Fighting Fire with Fire: Can A Systemic Amyloid Precursor Inhibit Neuronal Amyloidogenesis? Transthyretin (TTR) - Aβ interactions in the pathogenesis of neurodegeneration”
Hosted by the Center for
 Biological Systems Engineering

Matthew State
(Yale University)
  
“Making sense of nonsense: Exome sequencing, de novo mutations and autism spectrum disorders”
Hosted by WUSTL
 Genetics

Robert Shannon
(University of Southern California)
  
"Adventures in Bionic Hearing"
Hosted by 
Research Center for Auditory and Vestibular Studies

Ardem Patapoutian (The Scripps Research Institute)
  
"How do you feel? Ion Channels that Sense Temperature and Pressure"
Hosted by the Center for the Study of Itch

Neuroscience Colloquium 2011

Ulrike Heberlein (University of California, San Francisco)  
    "Flies and alcohol: How social experience affects behavior"
Hosted by the McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology

Andrew Schwartz (University of Pittsburgh)
    "Progress toward a high-performance brain-controlled prosthetics”
Hosted by WUSTL
 Neurosurgery
 
Mabel Rice (University of Kansas)
    "Specific Language Impairment in Children: Bridging growth phenotypes, regulatory genes, and brain development”
Hosted by the 
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC)
   
King-Wai Yau (Johns Hopkins University)
    "Melanopsin signaling in the eye"
Hosted by WUSTL Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    
Catherine Dulac (Harvard University)
    "Molecular and Neural Sensing of Social Cues"
hosted by WUSTL
 Biology
   
Lorna Role (Stony Brook University)
    "Cholinergic modulation of circuits underlying motivation, memory and mood"
 Hosted by The Center for the Investigation of Membrane Excitability Diseases (CIMED)

Neuroscience Colloquium 2010

Moshe Bar (Harvard University)
    "The Proactive Brain: Predictions in Visual Cognition"
hosted by WUSTL
 Psychology
 
Liz Phelps (New York University)
    "Changing Fear"
Hosted by the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience
 
Bertil Hille (University of Washington)
   
"G-protein coupled receptors rule the mind through phosphoinositide signals"
Hosted by WUSTL
 Anesthesiology 

Stephen Strittmatter (Yale University)
 
   "A Tale of Two Dementias: Receptors in Alzheimer's Disease and Fronto-Temporal Dementia"
Hosted by WUSTL
 Neurology
 
Lennart Mucke (UCSF/Gladstone Institute)
 
   "Strategies to Prevent Neural Network Dysfunction in Alzheimer's Disease"
Hosted by the
 Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
 
Bill Snider (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
    "Genetic Dissection of ERK/MAPK and GSK-3 Pathway Functions in
        Nervous System Development"
Hosted by the Hope Center for Neurological Diorders
 
Karl Deisseroth (Stanford University)
  
  "Optogenetics: Development and Application"
Hosted by WUSTL
 Anatomy & Neurobiology

 
Participating Departments and Centers

Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology
Department of Anesthesiology
Department of Biology
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Cell Biology & Physiology
Department of Developmental Biology
Department of Genetics
Department of Neurology
Department of Neurosurgery
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Department of Psychology
Center for Biological Systems Engineering
Center for the Investigation of Membrane Excitability Diseases (CIMED)
Center for the Study of Itch
Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Hope Center for Neurological Disorders
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC)
McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience
Research Center for Auditory and Vestibular Studies
Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center
Washington University Pain Center

 

For inquiries about the Neuroscience Colloquium, please contact Anneliese Schaefer.