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 Fall 2020 seminars will be held virtually, unless otherwise noted.

Neuroscience Seminar Series - Fall 2020





August 27th


September 10th

Erik Dent Univ of Wisconsin Madison Maya Shelly

September 17th

Kimberley R.F. Tolias

Baylor College of Medicine

Maya Shelly

September 24th

Huaye Zhang

Rutgers University

Maya Shelly

October 1st (module)

Deanna L. Benson

Icahn SOM @ Mount Sinai

Maya Shelly

October 8th (module)


October 15th

Sika Zheng University of California Riverside, SOM Shaoyu Ge

October 22nd


October 29th


November 5th

Julia Dallman University of Miami, FL Howard Sirotkin

November 12th

Juan Mena-Segovia Rutgers University, SASN Qiaojie Xiong

November 19th

Donghui Zhu Stony Brook University - Biomedical Engineering Arianna Maffei

November 26th


December 3rd

Ehud Isacoff University of California, Berkeley Lonnie Wollmuth