FAU Neuroscience Seminar Series

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, LE 247; Davie, DW-421.
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Dates Seminars Locations Host
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.
*Rescheduled for Mar. 26, 2019 Moses V. Chao, Ph.D., NYU School of Medicine
The Importance of Activity-Dependent Gene Regulation
Jupiter Campus, MC-17, Room 119 Henriette van Praag, 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.
Jan. 8, 2019 Seminar Series Organizational Meeting (for students only) Boca, BC 71, Room 126 TBD Kate Guthrie, Ph.D.
Jan. 22, 2019 David Boas, Ph.D., Boston University Boca, BC 71, Room 126 Teresa Wilcox, Ph.D.
Jan. 29, 2019 Ramin Pashaie, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Boca, BC 71, Room 126 Behnaz Ghoraani, Ph.D.
Feb. 5, 2019 Michael Robinson, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Jupiter, MC-17 Room 119 Randy Blakely, Ph.D.
Feb. 19, 2019 James Schwob, M.D, Ph.D., Tufts University Boca, BC 71, Room 126 Kate Guthrie, Ph.D.
Mar. 12, 2019 Kara Gross Margolis, M.D., Columbia University Boca, BC 71, Room 126 Randy Blakely, Ph.D.
Mar. 19, 2019 Jeremy Richman, Ph.D., Avielle Foundation *Jupiter, LLI Auditorium, no VC Nicole Baganz, Ph.D.
Apr. 2, 2019 Rong Chen, Ph.D., Wake Forest School of Medicine Boca, BC 71, Room 126 Jianning Wei, Ph.D.
Apr. 9, 2019 TBD TBD Neuroscience Student Organization (NSO)
Apr. 16, 2019 Philippe Mourrain, Ph.D., Stanford University Jupiter, MC-17 Room 119 Alex Keene, Ph.D.
Apr. 23, 2019 TBD *Jupiter Campus MPFI Auditorium MPFI - IMPRS for Brain and Behavior
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
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

Special Neuroscience Seminar Series


Dates Seminars Time Locations
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
Last updated: 9/25/2018