The Washington University Neuroscience Colloquium is the only seminar series at Washington University that represents the comprehensive Neuroscience Community. Twenty-three 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.
NOTE that the Neuroscience Colloquium will not take place in 2016.
Neuroscience Colloquium 2015
Nirao Shah (University of California, San Francisco)
"Modular genetic and neural control of social behaviors"
Hosted by the Center for the Study of Itch
Hao Wu (Harvard University)
"Immune signaling: what we learn from structures"
Hosted by the Center for Biological Systems Engineering (CBSE)
**NOTE: Seminar in Moore Auditorium
Michael Dickinson (California Institute of Technology)
"Sensory-motor integration in the flight behavior of Drosophila"
Hosted by the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology and the McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
Rudolf Jaenisch (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
“iPS cell technology, epigenetics and the study of simple and complex diseases”
Hosted by the Department of Genetics and the Center of Regenerative Medicine
Rudolph Tanzi (Harvard University)
"Decoding Alzheimer’s Disease in the whole genome era"
Hosted by the Department of Neurology and the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders
Jocelyne Bachevalier (Emory University)
“The primate hippocampus: Ontogeny and early insult”
Hosted by the Department of Psychology and the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience
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 Texas, Austin)
"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 WUSTL Biomedical 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
Neuroscience Colloquium 2010
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