Fall 2014 Thursday Seminar Series

All seminars will be held in 1131 Bioinformatics from 12:30pm-1:30pm, unless otherwise noted.


Sept 25

Tom Kash, PhD


“The Role of Modulations in Shaping Emotional Behavior”

Oct 2

Seth Blackshaw, PhD

Johns Hopkins University

“Radial Glia in Health and Disease”




Oct 10

12pm, Friday

Larysa Pevny Memorial Lecture

Frank Costantini, PhD

Columbia Unversity

Joint with G&MB

“Genetic and Cellular Mechanisms of Renal Branching Morphogenesis”

Oct 16 Fall Break
Oct 23 15th Annual Neuroscience Center Symposium

Oct 30

Peter Penzes, PhD

Northwestern University

Joint with CBP

"Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Structural Plasticity and Pathology"

Nov 6

Massimo Scanziani, PhD


"Cortical Circuits of Vision"

 Nov 13



Nov 21

12pm, Friday

Tzumin Lee, PhD

Janelia Farm

Joint with G&MB


Dec 4


Peter McKinnon, PhD

St Jude's

Joint with CBP

"Genome Stability and the Prevention of Neurologic Disease"

Dec 11

Coby Schal, PhD

NC State

"The Sweet Science of Sugar Aversion in Cockroaches: Rapid Sensory Adaptations to Anthropogenic Pressures"

Dec 15

12pm, Monday


Jeremy Kay, PhD, Duke

Joint with CBP

"How to Build a Neural Circuit: Lessons from the Retina"