Spring 2016 Thursday Seminar Series

Jan 7

Thursday Seminar Series, Patrick Sullivan MD

Patrick Sullivan (UNC)

Schizophrenia Genetics:
Next Steps
Toward Improved Therapeutics                        

Jan 14

Thursday Seminar Series, Afonso Silva, PhD

Afonso Silva (NIH)

Joint with BRIC

Anatomical and Functional Neuroimaging in Conscious, Awake Marmosets

Jan 21

 Spencer Smith

Spencer Smith (UNC)

Neuronal dynamics in concert: multi-area circuitry and dendritic integration

Jan 25

Thursday Seminar Series, Sacha Nelson, MD, PhD

Sacha Nelson (Brandeis)

Physiological Genomics of Cortical Circuits in Health Disease

Feb 4

Thursday Seminar Series, Randy Buckner, PhD Randy Buckner (Harvard)

Joint with BRIC

The Third Annual Dixie Soo, M.D. Lecture
Feb 11

Richard HuganirRichard Huganir (Johns Hopkins)

Post doc invited seminar

Regulation of Neurotransmitter Receptors and Synaptic Plasticity in the Brain

Feb 18 Student Invited Seminar Series, Nim Tottenham, PhDNim Tottenham (Columbia)

Development of Human Emotion Regulation Neurobiology and the Role of the Caregiver

Feb 25

Thursday Seminar Series, Eric Klann, PhD

Eric Klann (NYU)

Joint with CIDD

Translational Control: Signaling, Synapses, Behavior, and Disease

Mar 3

Student Invited Seminar Series, Jennifer Raymond, PhDJennifer Raymond (Stanford)

Student-Invited Seminar

Neural learning rules in the cerebellum

Mar 10

Student Invited Seminar Series, Thomas Wichmann, MDThomas Wichmann (Emory)

Student-Invited Seminar

Thalamocortical Activity in Parkinson's Disease

Mar 17

Thursday Seminar Series, Jonathan Berg, MD, PhD

Jonathan Berg (UNC)

Joint with CIDD

Genome-Scale Sequencing in Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Diagnosis and Screening
Mar 24 Easter Break
Mar 31

Post Doc Invited Seminar, Azad Bonni, MD, PhD

Azad Bonni (WUSTL)

Post Doc invited seminar

Cell-Intrinsic Regulation of Neuronal Connectivity in the Brain

Apr 7


Kozo Kaibuchi (Nagoya)





Kenji Kadomatsu (Nagoya)

Apr 14

Barry ConnorsBarry William Connors (Brown)

Joint with CIDD


"Dissecting the role of the habenula-projecting globus pallidus in reinforcement learning"

Apr 21

Thursday Seminar Series, Jau-Shyong Hong, PhD Jau-Shyong Hong (NIEHS)

Role of Neuroinflammation in the Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s Disease

Models, Mechanisms, and Therapeutic Interventions

Apr 25

Neuroscience Center/Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar-Steven McCarroll, PhD

Steve McCarroll (Harvard)

Joint with CBP

Cells, genes and schizophrenia

May 12

Student Invited Seminar Series, Bo Li, PhD

Bo Li (CSHL)

Student-Invited Seminar

Dissecting the role of the habenula-projecting globus pallidus in reinforcement learning

May 26

Thursday Seminar Series, Jeffrey Stirman, PhD & Lei Xing, PhD Jeffrey Stirman (UNC)


Jason YiJason Yi (UNC)



Post doc seminar

Taking the blinders off:
Wide Field-Of-View, Multi-Region Two-Photon Imaging of Neuronal Activity In Vivo

Making sense of missense mutations in neurodevelopmental disorders