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

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
The Ruth K. Broad Foundation Seminar Series on Neurobiology and Disease
May 5, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The lab's goal is to understand the interplay of membrane-bound organelles, cytoskeletal structure, and metabolism as it relates to the organization and function of neurons, and the cells they interact with. On a small scale, we are interested in mapping out the spatial organization, stoichiometry, and dynamics of proteins as they interact with each other and with different parts of the cell. On a larger scale, we are trying to decipher how complex cellular behaviors arise, including cell crawling, polarization, cell-cell contact, cytokinesis, cell fate determination, viral budding, and...
Abigail Person
Neurobiology Invited Seminar Series
May 12, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Our lab endeavors to understand the computations made by the cerebellum in service of fine motor control, and how those computations are made at a synaptic and circuit level. The Person lab is a dynamic, young group, always interested in talking to other people interested in motor control. We combine electrophysiology - both in vitro and in vivo - optogenetics, behavior, and anatomy to dissect these questions.
Viviana Gradinaru
Neurobiology Invited Seminar Series
May 19, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Gradinaru Lab uses advanced technologies such as optogenetics, CLARITY, physiology, imaging, and behavior to understand and develop therapies for neurological diseases.