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Neurosciences Seminar Series

2020-21 Seminar Series Schedule

Tuesdays at 4 p.m. on Zoom

Seminar Series Posters: | Full Schedule | Fall Poster |

Date Speaker Title Host
Zhaoping Li
Universitaet Tuebingen
From V1SH to CPD in a new framework for understanding vision Timothy Sheehan
Marla Feller
UC Berkeley
Spontaneous and evoked activity in the developing retina Jess Du
11/3/20 Camilla Bellone
University of Geneva
Neural basis of social motivation Jennifer Jensen
11/10/20 Yulong Li
Peking University
Spying on endocannabinoid dynamics by constructing new genetically-encoded sensors Chiaki Santiago
11/17/20 Zhigang He
*Chair's Lecture in honor of Dr. Leon Thal
Microglia and neural repair
11/24/20 Nachum Olanovsky
Weizmann Institute
*Founder's Lecture in honor of Dr. Robert Galambos
Neural codes for natural behaviors in flying bats
Daniela Cassataro
12/1/20 Maria Lehtinen
Boston Children's Hospital
Illuminating the choroid plexus-CSF system Catie Profaci
12/8/20 Steve Ramirez
Boston University
Artificially modulating positive and negative memory engrams in healthy and maladaptive states Anja Payne
12/15/20 Christof Koch
Allen Institute
Function Follows Structure – Large-Scale Neuropixels Survey of Spiking in the Mouse Visual System Reveals Functional Hierarchy Michael Metke
1/5/21 Marina Picciotto
Acetylcholine as a Neuromodulator: ACh signaling in the basolateral amygdala during reward learning Christopher Lee
1/12/21 Ishmail Abdus-Saboor
Univeristy of Pennsylvania
Neural circuit mechanisms and technologies for pain and social touch   Emily Baltz
1/19/21 Carson Stringer
High-dimensional visual computations in mice Daniela Cassataro
1/26/21 Claire Wyart
ICM Paris
Sensing from within: shedding light on interoceptive sensory mechanisms in the spinal cord Ben Temple
2/2/21 Solange Brown
Johns Hopkins
                        Rachel Cassidy
2/16/21 Scott Russo
Mt. Sinai
Neural circuitry controlling social behavior Christian Cazares
2/23/21 Jeffrey Kordower
Rush University
*Chair's Lecture in honor of Dr. Robert Katzman Seraphina Solders
3/2/21 Amanda Brown
Johns Hopkins
*Chair's Lecture in honor of Dr. John O'Brien
Neuropathologic and Functional Consequences of HIV-Mediated Dysregulation of Brain Homeostasis
Joseph Herdy
3/9/21 Darcy Kelley
How do neural circuits for vocal communication evolve? Jess Haley
3/16/21 Karl Friston
University College London
*Founder's Lecture in honor of Dr. Robert Livingston
I am therefore I think
Timothy Sheehan
3/30/21 Olaf Sporns
Indiana University
Network Organization and Dynamics of the Human Connectome Seraphina Solders
4/6/21 Ann Hermundstad
Efficient and flexible internal representations to link sensation and action Brad Theilman
4/13/21 ​Mark Churchland
Primate motor cortex exerts detailed control of muscle activity Ben Temple
4/20/21 ​Peter Scheiffele
Universität Basel/Biozentrum
Building functional neuronal circuits: From RNA splicing to Autism Jess Du
4/27/21 ​Loren Frank
Memories and mental simulation Ryan Golden
5/11/21 Tim Ryan
Weill Cornell
The cost of thinking and not thinking: Metabolic vulnerabilities at the synapse

Michael Hausser
University College London

All-optical interrogation of neural circuits during behaviour Xiaochun Cai
5/25/21 Nate Sawtell

*Founder's Lecture in honor of Dr. Theodore Bullock
Continual learning in a multi-layer network of an electric fish

Emily Baltz
6/1/21 Bo Li
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Dissecting the neural circuitry underlying motivational behaviors Ege Yalçinbas
6/8/21 Talia Lerner
Dopaminergic Control of Compulsive Reward-Seeking Christopher Lee
6/15/21 Matt Botvinick
University College London/DeepMind
Deep reinforcement learning and its neuroscientific implications Ben Tsuda

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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