Frontiers


Frontiers in Neuroscience Fall 2021 Seminar Schedule

Date

Speaker

Institution

Title

8/27/21

Kay Tye, PhD

Salk Institute

Neural Representations of Social Homeostasis

9/3/21

Buz Jinnah, MD, PhD

Emory

Lesch-Nyhan Disease:  From Genotype to Phenotype

9/10/21

Levi Wood

Georgia Tech

Systems Analysis of Neural Immune Signaling in Neurodegenerative Diseases

9/17/21

Renee Read & Jill Ward

Emory

Renee: Therapeutic challenges and opportunities in high-grade gliomas
Jill: Cellular players in nerve repair and axon regeneration

9/24/21

Anna Abraham

UGA

The Neuroscience of Creativity in a Nutshell

10/1/21

Daniel Harper

Emory

Nociplastic pain in temporomandibular disorders

10/8/21

Phil Holmes

UGA

Trophic mechanisms for the antidepressant effects of exercise: The zombie monoamine theory gets slayed once again.

10/15/21

Jordan Hamm

GSU

Cortical circuits for predictive processing and novelty detection in the visual system

10/22/21

Alec Davidson

Morehouse

Defining the role of arginine-vasopressin expressing neurons on the mouse circadian neural network in vivo

10/29/21

Matt Rowan

Emory

Biophysics goeth before gene expression: Cell-type-specific mechanisms of cortical circuit dysfunction in early Alzheimer’s

11/5/21

Deborah Barany

UGA

Hand and eye movements during perceptual decision-making

11/12/21 (BREAK - SFN)

11/19/21

Adrienne Fairhall

University of Washington

Learning, variability and robustness in birdsong

12/3/21

Marguerite Matthews

NIH/NINDS

TBA

Spring 2021 Seminar Schedule

DateSpeakerInstitutionTitle

1/22/21

Maureen Barr, PhD

Rutgers

The Fundamental Biology of Neuronal Extracellular Vesicles

1/29/21

Rob Turner, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Basal ganglia-thalamic dysfunction in parkinsonism.

2/5/21

Recruitment TBD

Emory Neuro

2/12/21

Srikant Rangaraju, MD, MS

Emory

Microglia and neurological diseases: Emerging therapeutic targets and proteomic advances

2/19/21

Recruitment TBD

Emory Neuro

2/26/21

Lisa A. Gunaydin, PhD

UCSF

TBD

3/5/21

Hari Shroff, PhD

NIH (NBIB)

TBD

3/12/21

SPRING BREAK

3/19/21

Bob Datta, MD, PhD

Harvard

Revealing roles for dopamine in naturalistic action through Motion Sequencing

3/26/21

John Freyer, PhD

Mayo Clinic

Impact of lipoproteins on Alzheimer’s disease-related inflammation

4/2/21

Dan Feldman, PhD

UCal Berkeley

Revisiting the E-I ratio hypothesis for autism in cerebral cortex

4/9/21

John Christianson, PhD

Boston College

Social affect and the insular cortex

4/16/21

Jonathan Rubin, PhD (U of Pittsburgh) confirmed
and Joseph Raimondo (U Cape Town) unconfirmed

TBD

4/23/21

John Cryan, PhD

University College Cork

Friends with (Brain) Benefits: The Microbiome & Behaviour Across the Lifespan

4/30/21

Duane Watson, PhD (DEI Speaker) unconfirmed

Vanderbilt University

Unconfirmed Speaker

Fall 2020 Seminar Schedule

DateSpeakerInstitutionTitle

8/21/20

Malu Murugan, PhD &
Aubrey Kelly, PhD

Emory

What makes an animal social? Understanding behavior through an evolutionary and neural circuit perspective.

8/28/20

Joe Nocera, PhD

Emory

Exercise for Improved Cognitive and Physical Functioning in Aging and Age-Related Disease: Mechanism and Implementation

9/4/20

Eva Dyer, PhD

GA Tech

Comparing neural recordings across time, space, and behavior

9/11/20

Aryn Gittis, PhD

Carnegie Mellon

Opto-inspired DBS for cell-specific stimulation in Parkinson's Disease

9/18/20

David Sulzer, MD

Columbia

The Dopamine Synapse and Learning

9/25/20

Jason Shepherd, PhD

University of Utah

Virus-like Intercellular Communication in the Nervous System

10/2/20

BREAK

10/9/20

Conor Liston, MD, PhD

Cornell

Rescuing prefrontal cortical circuit dysfunction in depression-related brain states

10/16/20

Tina Gremel, PhD

UCSD

Endocannabinoid regulation of OFC transmission in the transition to ethanol-induced habitual control.

10/23/20

Anna Taylor, PhD

University of Alberta

Targeting the gastrointestinal environment as a novel treatment for opioid addiction

10/30/20

Jack Parent, MD

U Michigan, Ann Arbor

Combining Human Stem Cell and
Mouse Models to Investigate
Genetic Epilepsies

11/6/20

Nick Varvel, PhD

Emory

Peripheral immune cells as a target in brain disease

11/13/20

Keith Hengen, PhD

Washington University in St. Louis

Is sleep a high dimensional solution to a systems-level problem? Robust brain function doesn't come from nothing!

11/20/20

Jennifer Kubota, PhD

University of Delaware

The Neuroscience of Racial Bias

Unless otherwise indicated, all seminars are at 12:00 pm in the Whitehead Auditorium

January 18, 2019
Nigel Pedersen, MD, Emory University
"The Systems Neuroscience of States of Awareness"

January 25, 2019
Angela Mabb, PhD, Georgia State University
"Role of Protein Ubiquitination in Neurological Disease and Cognition"

February 1, 2019
Svjetlana Miocinovic, PhD, Emory University
"Electrophysiology of movement disorders"

February 8, 2019
Recruitment Weekend

February 15, 2019
Michael Long, PhD, New York University
"Turn-taking in social communication: a comparative approach"
(Sponsored by the Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition)

February 22, 2019
Recruitment Weekend

March 1, 2019
Whitney Wharton, PhD, Emory University
"Individualized Approaches to Alzheimer's Prevention: The Impact of Sex, Caregiving and Race"

March 8, 2019
Hyacinth Hyacinth, MD, PhD, Emory University
"Modeling Cerebrovascular and Other Neurological Complications of Sickle Cell Disease"

March 15, 2019
NO SEMINAR - SPRING BREAK

March 22, 2019
Elly Nedivi, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Visualizing Molecular Events in Synapse Formation In Vivo"
(Sponsored by the Department of Cell Biology)

March 29, 2019
A. Leslie Morrow, PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Neurosteroid inhibition of pro inflammatory signaling in macrophages cells and brain"
(Sponsored by Kamyra Edokpolor, Bassell Lab, NS Training Grant)

April 5, 2019
Douglas Wallace, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
"TBD"
(Sponsored by Meghan Wynne, Faundez Lab, NS Training Grant)

April 12, 2019
Eric Morrow, MD, PhD, Brown University
"Genetic and Cellular Mechanisms in Human Early Postnatal Brain Development"
(Sponsored by the Marcus Autism Center, Grand Rounds)

April 19, 2019
Mark A. Lyle, PhD, PT, Emory University
"TBD"

April 26, 2019
Kate Wassum, PhD,
University of California, Los Angeles
"Cortical-amygdala circuitry in reward learning and pursuit"
(Sponsored by Michelle Sequeira and Ellen Woon, Gourley Lab, NS Training Grant)

Unless otherwise indicated, all seminars are at 12:00 pm in the Whitehead Auditorium

September 7, 2018
"Why Partnered Dance Could Help Optimize Motor Rehabilitation for People with Parkinson's Disease"
Madeleine Hackney, PhD, Emory & Atlanta VA

September 14, 2018
"Thinking Outside the Cleft: Unconventional Communication Modalities in the Hypothalamus"
Javier Stern, MD, PhD, Georgia State

September 21, 2018
"Using Optogenetics and Chemogenetics to Study the Basal Ganglia Circuits in Monkeys"
Adriana Galvan, PhD, Emory & Yerkes

September 28, 2018
"The Neurobiology of Women's Risk for Stress-Related Disorders"
Jennifer Stevens, PhD, Emory

October 5, 2018
"Minibrains and Macroglia: How Human Brain Organoids Can Unveil the Glial Contribution to Neuropsychiatric Disorders"
Steven Sloan, MD, PhD, Emory

October 12, 2018
"Using Deep Learning to Characterize Neural Population Activity"
Chethan Pandarinath, PhD, Emory & Georgia Tech

October 19, 2018
"The Dynamic Epileptic Brain"
Christophe Bernard, PhD, INSERM
Editor-in-Chief, eNeuro
(Sponsored by Department of Neurology)

October 26, 2018
"Neuromodulation of Spinal Neuronal Networks: Challenges and Opportunities"
Nicholas Au Yong, MD, Emory

November 9, 2018
"An Agenda for 21st Century Neurodevelopmental Medicine: 'Taming' the Genetic Liability in Autism"
Ami Klin, PhD, Brown
(Sponsored by the Marcus Autism Center, Grand Rounds)

November 16, 2018
Hyacinth Hyacinth, MD, PhD, Emory
**SEMINAR CANCELLED**

November 30, 2018
"What Does Dopamine Mean?"
Joshua Berke, PhD, UCSF
(Sponsored by the Department of Biology)

December 7, 2018
"Neuromodulation Approaches for the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression"
Rene Hurlemann, MSc, MD, PhD, University of Bonn Medical Center
(Sponsored by Dr. Larry Young, Conte Center for Oxytocin and Social Cognition)

Unless otherwise indicated, all seminars are at 12:00 pm in the Whitehead Auditorium

January 19, 2018
Eva Dyer, PhD, Georgia Tech College of Engineering and Emory University School of Medicine
"Finding low-dimensional structure in the activity of populations of neurons"

January 26, 2018
Nicholas Seyfried, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine
"Quantitative proteomic technologies and systems-driven approaches in Alzheimer's disease"

February 2, 2018
Avani Wildani, PhD, Emory University
(Canceled)

February 9, 2018
Recruitment Weekend Senior Student Presentations
Anzar Abbas: "Spatiotemporal patterns contribute to functional connectivity in the brain"
Elizabeth Barfield: "Stress hormone exposure in adolescence disrupts decision-making, trkB and corticolimbic anatomy in adulthood"

February 16, 2018
Brad Pearce, PhD, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
"Genes and germs in schizophrenia pathogenesis"

February 23, 2018
Recruitment Weekend Senior Student Presentations
Mandakh (Mandy) Bekhbat: "Chronic adolescent stress causes enduring changes in neuroimmune reactivity"
Erica Landis: "Potential myopia prevention with environmental light"

March 2, 2018
Soma Sengupta, MD, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine
"Agonizing channels: GABAA receptors in cancer and a therapeutic target"

March 9, 2018
Joyce Gomes-Osman, P.T., PhD, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
"Exercise for brain health: Neuroplasticity and the pursuit of data-driven, dose-specific recommendations"

March 23, 2018
Candace Fleischer, PhD, Georgia Tech & Emory Department of Biomedical Engineering
"Imaging chemical and physical properties of the brain with MR spectroscopy"

March 30, 2018
Scott Russo, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
"Immune mechanisms of depression"

April 6, 2018
Newton Canteras, MD, PhD, University of Sao Paulo
"Dynamics of neural circuits processing predator threats and the role of periaqueductal gray matter in providing primal emotional tone"

April 13, 2018
Mayank Mehta, PhD, W.M. Keck Center for Neurophysics at University of California, Los Angeles
"How neurons compute 'reality': Lessons from virtual reality"