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Neurosciences Seminar Series

2022-2023 Seminar Series Schedule

Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m., CNCB Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room (Seminars are In-person. Virtual only are noted as ZOOM*)

Seminar Series Posters: | Full Schedule | Fall Poster | Winter Poster | Spring Poster


Speaker, Institution

Talk Title



Scott Linderman, Stanford University

Discovering Latent States in Neural and Behavioral Data

JC Gorman


Diego Bohorquez, Duke University

Deciphering visceral instincts

Jennifer Jensen


Mayssa Mokalled, Washington University in St. Louis       

Comparative approaches reveal regenerative cell identities in the spinal cord.

Kween Agba


Christine Constantinople, New York University

Neural circuit mechanisms of inference

Jeremy Lin


Li-Huei Tsai, MIT

Using multi-omic dissection of human brain tissue and iPSC-derived brain cell models to understand the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease

Haylie Romero



Helen Schwerdt, Univerisity of Pittsburgh

Multi-Modal Interfaces for Probing Chemical and Electrical Neural Activity Long-Term

Chiaki Santiago


Tingting Wang, Georgetown University


Liz Chamiec-Case



Aaron Gitler, Stanford University


Hilario Vasquez


Gal Mishne, UC San Diego

Learning the dynamics of functional connectivity and behavior

Lauren Stanwicks

01/24/2023 ZOOM*

David Holtzman, Washington University in St. Louis

Chair’s Lecture in honor of Dr. Robert Katzman

Role of ApoE and immune system in tau-mediated neurodegeneration

Meghan Rossi


Sam Sober, Emory University

Founder's Lecture in honor of Dr. Robert Galambos


Trevor McPherson


Yuki Oka, Caltech


Xiaochun Cai


Tommy Sprague, UC Santa Barbara

Neural priority maps of locations, features, and objects in human cortex

Sydney Smith


Jessica Tolkuhn, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Brain sex differences as a model system for connecting genes to behavior

Jacky Mosko


Elizabeth Buffalo, University of Washington

Neural Dynamics of Memory Formation in the Primate Hippocampus

Michael Preston


Rui Costa, Allen Institute


Ben Temple

3/28/2023 ZOOM*

Anil Seth, University of Sussex

From beast machines to Dreamachines: consciousness and predictive processing

Brianna Marsh

04/04/2023 ZOOM*

Hilal Lashuel, EPFL

Chair's Lecture in honor Dr. Leon Thal


Louise Stolz


Leah Krubitzer, UC Davis

Founder's Lecture in honor Dr. Theodore Bullock

The combinatorial creature: Phenotypic alterations within and across lifetimes

Daniela Cassataro


Zayd Khaliq, NINDS


Emily Baltz


Mario Penzo, NIMH

A thalamo-striatal circuit controls the learning and expression of active avoidance

Oren Wilcox

05/02/2022 ZOOM*

Raj Morey, Duke University

Leveraging Team Science at a Global Scale to Investigate the Neurobiology of Fear, Trauma, and PTSD

Kevin Gonzalez
05/09/2023 ZOOM*


Wei Ji Ma, New York University


Andrew Bender


Farah Lubin, University of Alabama at Birmingham

lncRNAs and Epigenetic-level approaches to studying memory and age-related memory deficits

Jess Du


Alex Kwan, Cornell Universit

Dendrites and psychedelics

Anousheh Bakhti-Suroosh


Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute

Founder's Lecture in honor Dr. Robert Livingston

Understanding brain cell type diversity

Joseph Herdy

06/06/2023 ZOOM*

Michelle Monje, Stanford University

Neuron-glial interactions in myelin plasticity and brain cancer

James Deng


Matt Lovett- Barron, UC San Diego

Neurobiology of collective action in schooling fish

Jess Haley

Founder's Lectures and Chair's Lectures sponsored by Neuroscience Education Research Foundation.

Other Seminar Series

The Division of Biological Sciences and The Salk Institute for Biological Studies provide frequent lectures, as do many other departments and institutions in and around UCSD.

  • Biology Division Seminar Program SeriesThe UCSD Division of Biological Sciences hosts a weekly seminar series in collaboration with the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. The seminar series covers cutting edge biological research from world-renowned speakers on topics ranging from plant biology to translational medicine. The seminars are Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the CNCB Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room.
  • The Salk Institute Science Events: Salk regularly holds virtual seminars, lectures and talks by our faculty to share recent discoveries and engage with supporters and the local community.
  • Institute for Neural Computation (INC) Chalk Talks: The INC chalk talk series meets as a forum for interactive exchange on all aspects of neural computation. The purpose of these meetings is to foster the collaborative interactions between INC members and with colleagues across campus, and to stimulate new ideas and research initiatives. Each meeting features one of the core or affiliated INC faculty labs/groups, with informal presentation of late-breaking research and new research directions. The meetings are open to the community, and we encourage broad participation across campus.
  • The Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (KIBM) at UCSD Events
  • The Diversity and Science Lecture Series (DASL) shines a light on the amazing work being done by underrepresented student and post-doctoral life science researchers at UCSD. Attend a session to hear about their cutting edge work and how their life experiences have shaped their careers and approach to science. Lectures are Wednesdays at 12 p.m. on Zoom.

Seminar Series Blog

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