FAU Neuroscience Seminar Series - Fall 2019

All seminars begin at 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Special locations, rooms, days or times will be noted with an asterisk. Video conference locations include Boca, BC-71 (College of Medicine) Rm 126; Jupiter, MC-17 Rm 119; HBOI, LE-247; Davie, LA-150.
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Dates Seminars Locations Host
Sept. 10, 2019 Targeting Epigenetic Enzymes for Autism Treatment
Zhen Yan, Ph.D.
State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Jupiter, MC-17 Room 119 Ning Quan, Ph.D.
Sept. 24, 2019 Dysfunction of the Ventral Hippocampus Projection to the Medial Prefrontal Cortex, and Its Role in Social Deficits in Rett Syndrome
Lucas Pozzo-Miller, Ph.D.
The University of Alabama At Birmingham School Of Medicine
Jupiter, MC-17 Room 119 Randy Blakely, Ph.D.
Sept. 25, 2019*

From Proteins to Neuronal Networks: The Role of DOC2B in Vesicle Fusion and Asynchronous Neurotransmitter Release
*Special Seminar: Uri Ashery, Ph.D.
Tel-Aviv University, Israel

*Jupiter Campus, MPFI, Auditorium
VC Boca, BC-71, Rm 128
Anton Post, Ph.D.
Oct. 15, 2019 Neural Coding of Learning Variables by Phase-dependent Firing Across the Fronto-Striatal Circuits
Thilo Womelsdorf, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University
Boca, BC 71, Room 126  William Alexander, Ph.D.
*Thurs., Oct. 17, 2019, 4 p.m. Slowing Aging and Promoting Proteostasis – A Novel Approach for the Treatment of Neurodegeneration 
*Special Seminar
: Ehud Cohen, Ph.D.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Jupiter, MC 17, Room 119, VC: Boca SC 141 Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D.
*Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 9:30 a.m. PROS1 in Brain Development and Homeostatic Regulation
*Special Seminar
: Tal Burstyn-Cohen, Ph.D.
The Hebrew University – Hadassah
Jupiter, MC 17, Room 119, no VC Henriette van Praag, Ph.D.
Nov 5, 2019 Neuromodulators and Timing Precision in the Songbird Auditory Cortex
Luke Remage-Healey, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts
Boca, BC 71, Room 126 Rindy Anderson, Ph.D.
*Fri., Nov 8, 2019,
4 p.m.
*Special Seminar: Scott Juntti, Ph.D.
University of Maryland, College Park
Jupiter, MC-17 Room 119, no VC Erik Duboue, Ph.D.
Nov. 12, 2019 Ari Rosenberg, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jupiter, MC-17 Room 119 Carmen Varela, Ph.D.
Nov. 19, 2019 Rapid Rescue of Network Synchrony and Working Memory in Older Adults
Robert Reinhart, Ph.D.
Boston University
Boca, BC 71, Room 126  Edward Ester, Ph.D.
Dec. 3, 2019 Gregory Scherrer, Pharm. D., Ph.D.
UNC School of Medicine
Boca, BC 71, Room 126  Larry Toll, Ph.D.
Dec. 10, 2019 Stephan Lammel, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
*Jupiter Campus
MPFI Auditorium
MPFI - IMPRS for Brain and Behavior
* Note Special Location/Room/Day/Time of the Week


Spring 2020

All seminars begin at 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Special locations, rooms, days or times will be noted with an asterisk. Video conference locations include Boca, BC-71 (College of Medicine) Rm 126; Jupiter, MC17 Rm 119; HBOI, MC 209; Davie, LA 139.
Dates Seminars Locations Host
Jan. 14, 2020 Benjamin Russell Arenkiel, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Jupiter, MC-17 Room 119 Erik Duboue, Ph.D.
Jan. 21, 2020 Gregory A. Clark, Ph.D.
University of Utah
Boca, BC 71, Room 126 Erik Engeberg, Ph.D.
Feb. 18, 2020 Roger McIntosh, Ph.D.
University of Miami
Boca, BC 71, Room 126 Monica Rosselli, Ph.D.
Apr. 7, 2020 Kate O'Connor-Giles, Ph.D.
Brown University
Jupiter, MC-17 Room 119 Gregory Macleod, Ph.D.
Apr. 21, 2020

Marian Berryhill, Ph.D.
University of Nevada, Reno

Boca, BC-71, Rm 126 Summer Sheremata, Ph.D.
Mar. 17, 2020

Susan G. Amara, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health

Jupiter, MC-17 Room 119 Randy Blakely, Ph.D.
* Note Special Location/Room/Day/Time of the Week

2019 Spring Seminar Series


Dates Seminars Locations Host

Jan. 18, 2019

*12-1pm

Special Seminar: Non-coding RNAs and Traumatic Memories
Hermona Soreq, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Neuroscience
The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jupiter, MC-17, Room 119, no VC  Anton Post, Ph.D.
Jan. 22, 2019
*3:30pm
Functional Brain Imaging with Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy in 2023
David Boas, Ph.D., Boston University
Boca, BC 71, Room 126 Teresa Wilcox, Ph.D.
Jan. 29, 2019 Optogenetic Brain Interface and Analysis of Blood Flow Regulation
Ramin Pashaie, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Boca, BC 71, Room 126 Behnaz Ghoraani, Ph.D.
Feb. 5, 2019 Glutamate Transport, Mitochondria, and Astrocytes: Implications for
Neurovascular Coupling and Stroke

Michael Robinson, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Jupiter, MC-17 Room 119 Randy Blakely, Ph.D.
Feb. 19, 2019 How to Fix a Broken Nose: Stem Cell Regulation in the Olfactory Epithelium
James Schwob, M.D, Ph.D., Tufts University
Jupiter, MC-17 Room 119 Kate Guthrie, Ph.D.

Mar. 1, 2019

*12-1pm

Special Seminar: The Prion Paradigm and Alzheimer’s Disease
Lary Walker, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology, Emory University
Jupiter MC-17, 119, No VC Qi Zhang, Ph.D.
Mar. 12, 2019 Serotonin as a Link in Brain-Gut Axis Disease
Kara Gross Margolis, M.D., Columbia University Medical Center
Boca, BC 71, Room 126 Randy Blakely, Ph.D.
Mar. 19, 2019 Special Seminar: The Science of Violence and Compassion: Being Human(e)
Jeremy Richman, Ph.D., Avielle Foundation
*Jupiter, LLI Auditorium, no VC Nicole Baganz, Ph.D.
Mar. 26, 2019 The Importance of Activity-Dependent Gene Regulation
Moses V. Chao, Ph.D., NYU School of Medicine
*Elmore Auditorium, Max Planck Florida Institute Henriette van Praag, Ph.D.

Mar. 29, 2019

*12-1pm

Special Seminar: The Neuronal Glutamate Transporter SLC1A1/EAAT3 and Compulsive Behavior Across Species
Jeremy Veenstra-Vanderweele, M.D.
New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University
Jupiter, MC-17, 119  Randy Blakely, Ph.D.
Apr. 2, 2019 Rong Chen, Ph.D., Wake Forest School of Medicine Boca, BC 71, Room 126 Jianning Wei, Ph.D.

Apr. 16, 2019

*Cancelled. To be rescheduled.

Philippe Mourrain, Ph.D., Stanford University Jupiter, MC-17 Room 119 Alex Keene, Ph.D.
June 8
*Saturday, 2019
Michael Platt, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania *Manatee Lagoon, West Palm Beach, FL Neuroscience Student Organization NSO

2017 - 2018 Seminar Series


Dates Seminars Time Locations
Sept. 5, 2017 Seminar Series Organizational Meeting (for students only) Boca Campus, BC-71 (College of Medicine) Room 126
Sept. 26, 2017 Ofer Tchernichovski, Ph.D., The City University of New York
The Development of Song Rhythm in the Zebra Finch
Boca Campus, BC-71 (College of Medicine) Room 126
Oct. 10, 2017 Gary W. Miller, Ph.D., Emory University
Parkinson’s Disease: Environmental Clues and Transporter Blues
Jupiter Campus, MC-17 Room 119
Oct. 24, 2017 Samer Hattar, Ph.D., National Institute of Mental Health
Retinal and Brain Circuits Underlying Light Effects on Behavior
Jupiter Campus, MC-17 Room 119
Oct. 31, 2017 Heidi E. Hamm, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Novel Neuromodulatory Mechanisms: Insights into Physiology and Behavior
Boca Campus, BC-71 (College of Medicine) Room 126
Nov. 28, 2017 Frank Tong, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Characterizing the Perceptual and Attentional Functions of the Early Visual System
Boca Campus, BC-71 (College of Medicine) Room 126
Dec. 5, 2017 György Buzsáki, M.D., Ph.D., New York University
Emergence of Cognition from Action
Boca Raton Campus, BC-71 (College of Medicine) Room 126
Dec. 12, 2017 Steven Maier, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Dissecting Prefrontal Circuits that Mediate Resilience in the Face of Adversity
Jupiter Campus, MC-17 Room 119
Jan. 9, 2018 Seminar Series Organizational Meeting (for students only) Boca Raton Campus, BC-71 (College of Medicine) Room 126
Jan. 16, 2018 Derek Evan Nee, Ph.D., Florida State University
Prefrontal Cortex Dynamics Supporting Cognitive Control
Boca Raton Campus, BC-71 (College of Medicine) Room 126
Jan. 30, 2018 Dennis Kim, MD, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Microbial Modulation of Neuroendocrine Physiology and Behavior of C. elegans
Jupiter Campus, MC-17 Room 119
Feb. 6, 2018 Deborah Mash, Ph.D., University of Miami Health System
Ibogaine for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence and Withdrawal: From Bench to Bedside to Start-Up
* Boca Raton campus, NU-84 (College of Nursing) Room 201
Feb. 20, 2018 Peter Kalivas, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
Using Tetrapartite Synapses to Understand and Treat Drug Addiction
Jupiter Campus, MC-17 Room 119
* VC to Boca, NU-84 Room 201
March 13, 2018 Leszek Kaczmarek, Ph.D., The Nencki Institute of Warsaw
MMP-9, an Extracellular Protease at the Synapse: Linking Brain to Mind
Jupiter Campus, MC-17 Room 119
March 20, 2018 Hal Blumenfeld, MD, Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine
Network Inhibition Hypothesis: Depressed Subcortical Function in Seizures
Boca Raton Campus, BC-71 (College of Medicine) Room 126
April 10, 2018 Read Montague, Ph.D., Virginia Tech & University College London
Neuromodulation in the Human Brain: Sub-Second Recordings of Dopamine and Serotonin During Active Decision-Making
Boca Raton Campus, BC-71 (College of Medicine) Room 126
April 17, 2018 Harold Antony Burgess, Ph.D., National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
If, When and How - Neuronal Circuits for Urgent Behavioral Choice
Jupiter Campus, MC-17 Room 119
April 24, 2018 François St-Pierre, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Millisecond-Timescale Imaging of Voltage Dynamics with Genetically-Encoded Indicators
Elmore Auditorium at Max Planck Florida Institute
May 19, 2017 Henriette van Praag, Ph.D., National Institute on Aging Noon Boca Campus, BC-71, Room 128
May 22, 2017 Deniz Atasoy, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Istanbul Medipol University 1:30 p.m. Boca Campus, SC-1, Room 141
June 27, 2017 Satinder Singh, Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine 11 a.m. Jupiter Campus, MC-17 Room 119
Jan. 11, 2018 Qi Zhang, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Synaptic Vesicles, It’s A Small World After All
4:00 Jupiter Campus, MC-17 Room 119
Sept. 4, 2018 Seminar Series Organizational Meeting (for students only) Boca Campus, BC-71, Room 126 Kate Guthrie, Ph.D.
Sept. 11, 2018 Lucina Uddin, Ph.D. University of Miami
Brain Connectivity and Cognition in Typical and Atypical Development
Boca Campus, BC-71, Room 126 Steven Bressler, Ph.D.
Sept. 25, 2018 Jane Aldrich, Ph.D., University of Florida College of Pharmacy
In Vivo vs. in Vitro Screening of Opioid Peptide Analogs. Novel Peptides That Don’t Follow the Rules
Jupiter Campus, MC-17, Room 119 Predrag Cudic, Ph.D.
Oct. 2, 2018 Thomas Park, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
Naked Mole-Rats: Blind, Naked, and Feeling No Pain
Boca Campus, BC-71, Room 126 Sarah Milton, Ph.D.
Oct. 23, 2018 Subhojit Roy, M.D., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
A Gene Editing Strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease
Jupiter Campus, MC-17, Room 119 Tanja Godenschwege, Ph.D.
Dec. 4, 2018 Raul Gonzalez, Ph.D., Florida International University
Neurocognitive Risk Factors and Consequences of Adolescent Cannabis Use: Preliminary Results from a Longitudinal Study
Boca Campus, BC-71, Room 126 Gizelle Anzures, Ph.D.

2016 - 2017 Seminar Series

Dates Seminars Locations
Sept. 13, 2016 René Hen, Columbia University
Harnessing Hippocampal Neurogenesis to Improve Cognition and Mood
Boca Campus, EE 106
Oct. 4, 2016 Apostolos Georgopoulos, University of Minnesota
Infomative Neural Interactions
Boca Campus, EE 106
Oct. 18, 2016 Paul Shaw, Washington University
Can Sleep Fix a Broken Brain?
Jupiter Campus, MC-17 Room 119
Oct. 25, 2016 Martin Sarter, University of Michigan
Regulation and Functions of Brain Cholinergic Systems: Translational Research Approaches
Boca Campus, EE 106
Nov. 1, 2016 Neuroscience Student Organization Kickoff Lake Pavillion
Nov. 8, 2016 Kathryn Commons, Harvard University
Serotonin: The Fifth Discipline
Boca Campus, EE 106
Nov. 18, 2016
10:30 - 11:30
Alexandre Bonnin*
Neurodevelopmental Effects of Maternal Inflammation and Stress: A Novel Placenta-serotonin Pathway
Jupiter Campus, MC-17 Room 119
Nov. 29, 2016 Aurelio Galli, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
From the Gut to the Brain: Hormonal Regulation of Brain Dopamine Homeostasis and Cocaine Reward
Boca Campus, EE 106
Dec. 9, 2016
12:00 - 1:00
Harold Sitte, Medical University of Vienna*
How Neuronal Membrane Lipids Impact the Activity of Amphetamine-Type Psychostimulants
Jupiter Campus, MC-17 Room 119
Dec. 13, 2016 Morgan Barense, University of Toronto
The Interface of Memory and Perception: Putting the Pieces Together
Boca Campus, EE 106
Dec. 16, 2016
12:00 - 1:00
Lucia Carvelli, University of North Dakota*
Mechanisms of Action of Amphetamines: Insights from C. elegans Genetics and Physiology
Jupiter Campus, MC-17 Room 119
Jan. 10, 2017 Hermes Yeh, Dartmouth University
Neuronal Migration, Cortical Form and Function, and FASD
Boca Campus, EE 106
Jan. 31, 2017 Ed Levitan, University of Pittsburgh
Vesicle Circulation, Capture and Synaptic Neuropeptide Release
Jupiter Campus, MC-17 Room 119
Feb. 7, 2017 Marc Caron, Duke University
GPCR Functional Selectivity in the Actions of Dopamine: Implication for Improved Therapies
Boca Campus, EE 106
Feb. 21, 2017 Jacqueline Crawley, University of California, Davis
Mouse Models of Autism: Probing Genetic Causes and Testing Novel Therapeutics
Boca Campus, EE 106
Feb. 28, 2017 Walter Boron, Case Western Reserve University
Regulation of Intracellular pH in Neurons & Astrocytes: Role of Na-coupled HCO3 Transporters
Jupiter Campus, MC-17 Room 119
Mar. 21, 2017 Larry Young, Emory University
Neural Mechanisms of Social Bonding and Empathy: Implications for Autism
Boca Campus, EE 106
April 4, 2017 Tim Buschman, Ph.D., Princeton University
Neural Dynamics of Cognitive Flexibility
Boca Campus, EE 106
April 11, 2017 Ted Abel, University of Pennsylvania
Molecular Mechanisms of Memory Storage
Boca Campus, EE 106
April 25, 2017 Vivek Jayaraman, Janelia Research Campus, HHMI
Understanding an Internal Representation Linking Vision and Action
Max Planck
Last updated: 9/5/2019