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Neurosciences Seminar Series

2021-22 Seminar Series Schedule

Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m., CNCB Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room (Unless otherwise noted**)

Seminar Series Posters: | Full Schedule | Fall Poster |


Speaker, Institution, Talk Title



**10:00 a.m., Zoom

Kenneth Harris, University College London
Organization of neuronal population activity amongst fine neuronal subtypes of mouse visual cortex

Tim Sheehan


Xin Jin, The Scripps Research Institute
In vivo Perturb-Seq: scaled investigation of gene functions in the developing tissue

Jess Du


DJ Bambah-Mukku, UC San Diego
Molecular and cellular dissection of social behavior circuits

Meghan Rossi


Larry Abbott, Columbia University
Vector Computations in the Fly Brain

Jess Haley


Michael Dickinson, California Institute of Technology
Founder’s Lecture in honor of Dr. Theodore Bullock
Lessons from the cockpit of a fly: Turning is hard, but flying straight is harder.

Ben Temple


**10:00 a.m., Zoom

Georg Keller, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Founder’s Lecture in honor of Dr. Robert Galambos
Cortical circuits for predictive processing

Brianna Marsh



Lisa Gunaydin, UC San Francisco
Prefrontal regulation of avoidance behavior.

Louise Stolz


**9:00 a.m., Zoom

Nadine Gogolla, Max Planck
Neuronal and behavioral correlates of emotion states in mice

Chris Lee


Bing Brunton, University of Washington
Sparse sensing and control in agile flight

Julia Gorman


Sarah Hopp, UT San Antonio
Chair’s Lecture in honor of Dr. Robert Katzman
Microglial tau and calcium dysregulation in neurodegenerative diseases

Haylie Romero


Joni Wallis, UC Berkeley
Neuronal mechanisms of value-based decision-making: a brain-machine interface approach

Christian Cazares

**1:00 p.m., Zoom

Adam Kohn, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Corticocortical communication

Trevor McPherson


Beth Stevens, Harvard
Chair’s Lecture in honor of Dr. Leon Thal
Redefining Microglia States and Function in Health & Disease

Isabel Costantino


Nick Steinmetz, University of Washington
Large-scale approaches for distributed circuits underlying visual decision-making 

Xiaochun Cai

**12:00 p.m., Zoom

Alex Reyes, New York University
Transmission and Transformation of signals across Neural Networks

Brianna Marsh


Fan Wang, MIT
New insights of touch and pain circuits

Emily Baltz

**10:00 a.m., Zoom

Tom Kash, UNC Chapel Hill
Probing Neuromodulation in Substance Use Disorders

Jennifer Jensen


Michael Sofroniew, UC Los Angeles
Astrocyte reactivity functions and regulation

Meghan Rossi


Marlene Cohen, University of Pittsburgh
Neuronal population insights into the mechanisms underlying flexible behavior

Ryan Golden


Sade Spencer, University of Minnesota
Mechanisms of cannabinoid withdrawal and implications for relapse

Emily Baltz


Stefano Fusi, Columbia

Andrew Bender


Abigail Person, University of Colorado
Neural mechanisms of movement precision

Kween Agba



Mario Penzo, NIMH
Dissecting the functional organization of the paraventricular nucleus of the thalamus

Oren Wilcox


Tatiana Engel, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Daniela Cassataro


Tianyi Mao, Vollum Institute OHSU

Lauren Stanwicks


Ivan Soltesz, Stanford
Founder’s Lecture in honor of Dr. Robert Livingston
Organization and control of hippocampal circuits

Anja Payne

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.

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