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

Structure, Function, and Learning in Biological and Artificial Neural Networks
May 19, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am
A central goal in neuroscience is to understand how orchestrated computations in the brain arise from the properties of single neurons and networks of such neurons. Answering this question requires theoretical advances that shine light into the 'black box' of neural networks. In this talk, we will demonstrate theoretical approaches that help describe how cognitive and behavioral task implementations emerge from structure in neural populations and from biologically plausible learning rules. First, we will introduce an analytic theory that connects geometric structures that arise from neural...
Student Seminar
May 25, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Celine Cammarata, PhD (postdoc, Glickfeld Lab): Dissecting modulation of interneuron classes in visual cortex circuits Xu An, PhD (postdoc, Huang Lab): A cortical circuit for oromanual dexterity in handling and manipulation Live in 103 Bryan, followed by pizza for attendees