Neurobiology and Behavior

Neuroscience Seminars at the Dept. of Neurobiology & Behavior

Prominent outside speakers are invited to visit our departments and centers and discuss their work in a formal seminar.  

In the Fall Semester, the first six seminars are organized around a specific field of basic Neuroscience Research. Fall 2020's theme is Developmental Neuroscience. The last four seminars of the Spring Semester are organized to learn about the most cutting edge approaches to the study of the Neurobiology of Diseases. All other seminars are presented by speakers whose work covers several aspects of brain research, from molecular to cognitive neuroscience. These weekly seminars are part of the training for students enrolled in the Program in Neuroscience (PiN) and provide an opportunity for PiN students and faculty to interact with outstanding Neuroscientists. Attendance is open to all of the campus Community. 

Due to COVID-19, all Spring 2021 seminars will be held virtually, unless otherwise noted.

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Spring 2021





February 4th

Ken Harris University College London Memming Park

February 11th

Aryn Gittis

Carnegie Mellon University

Qiaojie Xiong

February 18th

Miranda Orr

Wake Forest, SOM

Markus Riessland

February 25th




March 4th


March 11th

Yi Zuo University of California,  Santa Cruz Qiaojie Xiong

March 18th


March 25th


April 1st

Sheila Fleming Northeast Ohio Medical Univ Joshua Plotkin

April 8th

Stephen Matheson Cell Reports Maya Shelly

April 15th

Mary Kay Lobo University of Maryland Joshua Plotkin

April 22nd

Onarae Rice Furman University Mary Kritzer

April 29th

Ellen Hoffman Yale University Howard Sirotkin

May 6th


May 13th