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Seminars and Events
2016 - 2017

Thursday, December 8
9:00 AM Naomi Berrie Diabetes Conference. Dr. Al Powers, Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, "Surprises and Unknowns in the Pancreas in Type 1 Diabetes." Russ Berrie Pavilion, 1st Floor Classroom # 2.
Noon Neurobiology and Behavior Seminar. Dr. Javier F. Medina, Associate Professor, Memory & Brain Research Center, Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, "The Inferior Olive Encodes a Dopamine-like Prediction Error Signal During Cerebellar Learning." NI Alumni Auditorium.
4:30 PM The Padwa Lecture. Dr. Robert R. Knolwes, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, "Proton-coupled Electron Transfer in Organic Synthesis." 209 Havemeyer.
Friday, December 9
11:00 AM Biomedical Engineering Seminar. Dr. Princess I. Imoukhuede, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois–Urbana Champaign, "Predicting Angiogenic Cell Response by Merging Quantitative-Experimental & Computational Biology." 614 Schermerhorn.
11:00 AM Motor Neuron Center Seminar. Dr. Yishi Jin, Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California-San Diego, "Regulatory Roles of Pre-mRNA Processing in Neuronal Development and Axon Regeneration." NI Alumni Auditorium.
Noon Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Thesis Defense Seminar. Timothy Kernan, Laboratory of Dr. Scott Banta, "Tools and Methods to Engineer the Industrial Microorganism Acidithiobacillus Ferrooxidans." P&S 11-505.
Noon Genetics and Development Student Seminar. Samantha Galindo, Laboratory of Dr. Wesley Grueber, "Axon-axon Interactions in Somatosensory Circuit Formation." VEC 1302/1303.
1:00 PM Neurobiology and Behavior Thesis Defense Seminar. Phuong Hoang, Laboratory of Dr. Hynek Wichterle, "From Stem Cells to Circuits: Modeling the Specification and Synaptogenesis of Spinal Inhibitory Interneurons." Humphreys Auditorium, VC 14-240.
Monday, December 12
Noon Neurobiology and Behavior Thesis Defense Seminar. Austen A. Sitko, Laboratory of Dr. Carol Mason, "Organization of Retinal Ganglion Cell Axons in the Developing Mouse Retinogeniculate Pathway." Humphreys Auditorium, VC 14-240.
2:00 PM Neurobiology and Behavior Thesis Defense Seminar. David J. Doobin, Laboratory of Dr. Richard Vallee, "Genetic and Infectious Causes of Microcephaly: NDE1 Mutations and the Zika Virus." Humphreys Auditorium, VC 14-240.
4:00 PM Society and Neuroscience Seminar. Dr. Nicola Clayton, Professor of Comparative Cognition, Cambridge University; Dr. Alex Martin, Chief, Section on Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health; Dr. Ian Tattersall, Curator Emeritus of Human Origins, Division of Anthropology and Professor Emeritus, Richard Gilder Graduate School, American Museum of Natural History, "The Transmission of Knowledge: Tool Use and Cognition." Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive.
Tuesday, December 13
10:00 AM Neurobiology and Behavior Thesis Defense Seminar. Rebecca L. Williamson, Laboratory of Dr. Gilbert Di Paolo, "Ubiquitin-Dependent Trafficking of Amyloid Precursor Protein and Implications for Alzheimer’s Disease." Humphreys Auditorium, VC 14-240.
Noon Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Dr. F. Brad Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, "Mechanisms of Cell Senescence and Pathology Driven by Telomere Dysfunction." P&S 11-505.
4:00 PM Genetics and Development Seminar. Dr. James Shorter, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, "Protein-disaggregase Modalities to Counter Neurodegenerative Disease." 301 HHSC.
Wednesday, December 14
Noon Taub Institute Seminar. Dr. Alison Goate, Research Professor of Neurogenetics; Director, Loeb Center for Alzheimer's Disease, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, "Common and Rare Variant Risk Factors in AD Implicate Microglial Function." NI Alumni Auditorium.
Thursday, December 15
Noon Pharmacology and Molecular Biophysics Thesis Defense Seminar. Kyrie J. Pappas, Laboratory of Dr. Ramon Parsons, "Transcriptional Control of Tumor Suppressor Genes in Cancer." BB 7-724.
Noon Neurobiology and Behavior Seminar. Dr. Tony Wyss-Coray, Professor, Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, "Young Blood for Old Brains." NI Alumni Auditorium.
1:00 PM Microbiome Working Group Seminar. Brian Ji, MD/PhD Candidate, Laboratory of Dr. Dennis Vitkup, "Models of Human Microbial Dynamics: Latest Literature Review." HHSC LL107.
Friday, December 16
1:00 PM Neurobiology and Behavior Thesis Defense Seminar. Abigail M. Clark, Laboratory of Dr. Christoph Kellendonk, "The Function of Dopamine D2 Receptors in the Paraventricular Nucleus of the Thalamus." NYSPI, 1051 Riverside Drive, 1st Floor Auditorium.
Tuesday, December 20
Noon Physiology and Cellular Biophysics / Thompson Family Foundation Initiative Seminar. Dr. Diana M. Bautista, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California-Berkeley, "Neuronal-Immune Cell Interactions in Atopic Disease." P&S 11-505.

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