2006 Spring

January 10, 2006

“Circuits Controlling Locomotion and Sexual Behavior in C. Elegans”
Paul Sternberg (Caltech) Host: Michelle Arbeitman (NB)

January 17, 2006

“Hebb and Homeostasis in Developing Cortical Networks”
Gina Turrigiano (Brandeis University) Host: Sarah Bottjer (NB)

January 24, 2006

“Calcium Signaling and Neurotransmitter Release in Taste Cells”
Sue Kinnamon (Colorado State University) Host: Emily Liman (NS)

January 31, 2006

“Multiple Neuron Studies of Information Processing in the Basal Ganglia: From Dopamine Reinforcement Learning to Synchronized Activity in the MPTP Primate Model of Parkinsonism”
Hagai Berman (Hebrew University Jerusalem) Host: Gerald Loeb (NS)

February 21, 2006

“Transcriptional Control of Spinal Cord Development”
Jane Johnson (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center) Host: Neil Segil (NS)

February 28, 2006

BME-525– Neuroscience Graduate Program Seminar
“The Human Mirror Neuron System and its Role in Social Cognition”
Marco Iacoboni (UCLA) Host: Norberto Grzywacz (NS)

March 21, 2006

“The Neurocircuitry of Drug Addiction: Neuroadaptive Mechanisms within the Brain Stress Systems”
George Koob (Scripps Research Institute) Host: NGF Graduate Students (NS)

March 28, 2006

“Calmodulin Regulation of Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels – Smart Ca2+Detection and Biological Impact”
David Yue (John Hopkins University) Host: David McKemy (NB)

April 13, 2006

“Neurogenesis and the Makings of Memories”
Tracy J. Shors (Rutgers University) Host: Richard F. Thompson (NS)

April 18, 2006

Fourth Annual USC Vision Symposium (9am to 5pm)
Jeannie Chen (USC), Norberto Grzywacz (USC), David Hinto (USC), Judith Hirsch (USC), Laurentii Itti (USC), Bosco Tjan (USC), David Heeger (New York Univeristy)

April 25, 2006

“Oscillatory Organization of Hipposcampal Cell Assemblies”
Gyorgy Buzsaki (Rutgers University) Host: Judith Hirsch (NB)

May 24, 2006

“What Taste May Tell Us About Gastrointestinal Chemosensation”
Robert Margolskee (Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Host: Emily Liman (NB)

Past research seminars