Informal and Student Seminars

The Student Seminar Series meets at noon on select Wednesdays throughout the academic year. In the fall semester, second-year students present papers from recent literature. In the spring semester, graduate students and postdocs are invited to present their own findings or works in progress to the Neurobiology community. Presentations are followed by a lively discussion, pizza lunch and a closed session where presenters receive feedback from the faculty directors and from students enrolled in the course.

Upcoming Seminars

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Sequencing the logic of cortical projections
January 25, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Xiaoyin Chen (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory), currently a post-doctoral fellow in Anthoby Zador's lab, will present "Sequencing the logic of cortical projections" on Zoom. Please email d.shipman@duke.edu for the link.
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Molecular innovations in primate brain cell types
January 27, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Fenna Krienen, currently a postdoctoral fellow in Steve McCarroll's lab at Harvard Medical School, will present "Molecular innovations in primate brain cell types" on Zoom. Please email d.shipman@duke.edu for the link.
Plasma Membrane Neuroproteasomes: a new paradigm in proteostasis and neuromodulation
February 1, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Kapil Ramachandran, currently a Harvard Junior Fellow with his own lab, will present "Plasma Membrane Neuroproteasomes: a new paradigm in proteostasis and neuromodulation" on Zoom. Please email d.shipman@duke.edu for the link.
Gastronauts
February 2, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Gastronauts is a focused group of researchers passionate about gut-brain matters. From food to mood, we are always thinking about how to tap into the gut to improve human health and the world we live in. Join us every First Tuesday of the month!
How Genes and Environment Shape Brain Development: in vivo Perturb-seq and Beyond
February 8, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Xin Jin, currently a Harvard Junior Fellow working in the labs of Paola Arlotta (Harvard Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology) and Feng Zhang (MIT/Broad), will present "How Genes and Environment Shape Brain Development: in vivo Perturb-seq and Beyond" on Zoom. Please email d.shipman@duke.edu for the link...
Investigating cell type-specific molecular changes during human cortical development and in neurodevelopmental disorders
February 10, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Dmitry Velmeshev, currently a postdoctoral scholar in Regeneration Medicine at UCSF, will present "Investigating cell type-specific molecular changes during human cortical development and in neurodevelopmental disorders" on Zoom. Please email d.shipman@duke.edu for the link...
Molecular interrogation of activated neural ensembles governing reward-seeking
February 17, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Christina Kim, currently a postdoctoral researcher working with Alice Ting in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University, will present "Molecular interrogation of activated neural ensembles governing reward-seeking" on Zoom. Please email d.shipman@duke.edu for the link...
Gastronauts
March 2, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Gastronauts is a focused group of researchers passionate about gut-brain matters. From food to mood, we are always thinking about how to tap into the gut to improve human health and the world we live in. Join us every First Tuesday of the month!

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