Neurobiology Seminar Program

Neurobiology sponsors seminars on Tuesdays at noon in 103 Bryan Research. The Neurobiology Invited Seminar Series features both established and up-and-coming researchers and professors from around the world. This program is created by a committee of students, postdocs and faculty. The seminar program guides the materials for a student journal club that reads the upcoming speaker’s papers in advance and meets to discuss the week before the seminar. After the seminar, students and postdocs are invited to have lunch with the speaker.

Upcoming Seminars

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Brainwide neural circuitry for controlling orofacial movements
October 26, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Duke Neurobiology welcomes rising star Timothy Machado, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow with the Deisseroth lab at Stanford University. Dr. Machado will present "Brainwide neural circuitry for controlling orofacial movements" to a limited and masked live audience with a simulcast on Zoom. Email d.shipman@duke.edu for connection details.
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Parallel social information processing circuits are differentially impacted in autism
November 2, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Duke Neurobiology welcomes Gul Dolen, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Dolen will present "Parallel social information processing circuits are differentially impacted in autism" live and on Zoom. Contact d.shipman@duke.edu for connection details. Abstract: Parallel processing circuits are thought to dramatically expand the network capabilities of the nervous system. Magnocellular and parvocellular oxytocin neurons have been proposed to subserve two parallel streams of social information processing, which allow a single molecule to encode a...
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How behavioral and evolutionary constraints sculpt early visual processing
November 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Duke Neurobiology welcomes Stephanie Palmer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Organismal Biology & Anatomy and of Physics at the University of Chicago. She has a PhD in theoretical physics from Oxford University where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and she works on questions at the interface of neuroscience and statistical physics. Dr. Palmer will present "How behavioral and evolutionary constraints sculpt early visual processing" live with a Zoom simulcast. Email d.shipman@duke.edu for connection details.
Epigenetic priming of memory formation
November 23, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Duke Neurobiology welcomes Johannes Gräff, associate professor at the Brain Mind Institute of the School of Life Sciences, and the Nestle Chair for Neurosciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Dr. will present "Epigenetic priming of memory formation" live in 103 Bryan Research with a simulcast on Zoom. Contact d.shipman@duke.edu for connection details...
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Ruth K. Broad Seminar
November 30, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Duke Neurobiology welcomes Patricia Janak, Ph.D., Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. (title tba)
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Neurobiology Invited Seminar
December 7, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Duke Neurobiology welcomes Bevil R. Conway, Ph.D., Senior Investigator at the National Eye Institute and chief of the Unit on Sensation, Cognition and Action. (title tba)
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Neurobiology Invited Seminar
December 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Duke Neurobiology welcomes Piali Sengupta, Ph.D., Harold and Bernice Davis Chair in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease, and Professor of Biology at Brandeis University. (title tba)
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Ruth K. Broad Seminar
February 15, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Duke Neurobiology welcomes Nelson Spruston, Ph.D., Senior Director of Scientific Programs at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus. (title tba)