2014-2015 George Washington Institute for Neuroscience/Children's National Health System Center for Neuroscience Research Seminar Series

The GW Institute for Neuroscience/Children's National Health System for Neuroscience is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 Seminar Series. The speakers, dates, and locations (GW or CNHS campus) for this year's series are now available. We will update as more information becomes available. We look forward to gathering the GW and CNHS neuroscience community together for this exciting series.

The seminars are held primarily on Thursdays at 4PM throughout the Fall and Spring Semesters, and the location alternates between GW SMHS Ross Hall and CNHS.

The seminars are open to the GW community and to the public, but any non-GW members planning on attending should inform Minh Thu Nguyen through email (mtnguyen1@gwu.edu) as you will need access to enter the building.

The 2014-2015 seminar series will begin on September 11, 2014 and end on May 14, 2015. This year's speakers include:

Fall/Spring 2014-2015 Seminar Series

The Robert Oakley Memorial Lecture

Gail Mandel, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Principal Investigator, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
September 10, 2014
Title: New Perspectives on Rett Syndrome
Location: Ross Hall 227, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

This lecture is a collaborative effort by both the GW Institute for Neuroscience and the GW Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology.

Xiaoqin Wang, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, and Otolaryngology, John Hopkins University
September 11, 2014
Title: What is "what", where is "where"? - Computational principles of auditory cortex
Location: Ross Hall 227, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Manuel Castro-Alamancos, Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Drexel University
September 18, 2014
Title: Dynamics of sensorimotor networks during information processing states
Location: Classroom A 5th Floor Research Main, CNHS
Time: 4 p.m.

Shannon Gourley, Ph.D., Assisstant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University
October 2, 2014
Title: Developmental factors in selecting between actions and habits: Effects of early-life cocaine and stress hormone exposure
Location: Ross Hall 227, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Dwight Bergles, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, John Hopkins University
October 16, 2014
Title: Sounds in silence: How glia generate spontaneous activity in the developing auditory system
Location: Ross Hall 227, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

CNHS IDDRC Seminar Lecture

Tarik Haydar, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Boston University
October 23, 2014
Title: Longitudinal transcriptome analysis reveals defects in oligodendrocyte lineage and myelination in Down syndrome
Location: Research Conference Room M7607 6th Floor Research Main, CNHS
Time: 12 p.m.

This lecture is not part of the GWIN/CNHS Seminar Series. It is conducted solely for the CNHS IDDRC Seminar Series.

Elisabeth Murray, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, National Institutes of Health
October 30, 2014
Title: What's it worth? Orbital prefrontal cortex contributions to reward-based decision making
Location: Ross Hall 227, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

John Foxe, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University
November 6, 2014
Title: Mapping Multisensory Networks of the Brain: Emerging Principles and Clinical Perspectives
Location: Ross Hall 227, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Mary Hutson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Duke University
November 13, 2014
Title: Heart Development: Hanging in the Balance of Neural Crest and Cardiac Progenitors
Location: Ross Hall 227, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

This lecture is a collaborative effort by both the GW Institute for Neuroscience and the GW Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology.

Jianhua Cang, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurobiology, Northwestern University
November 20, 2014
Title: Critical Period Plasticity and Binocular Matching in the Mouse Visual Cortex
Location: Research Conference Room M7607 6th Floor Research Main, CNHS
Time: 4 p.m.

Patricia Maness, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina
December 4, 2014
Title: Regulation of Dendritic Spine Remodeling by Semaphorins and NRCAM
Location: Research Conference Room M7607 6th Floor Research Main, CNHS
Time: 4 p.m.

Radhika Atit, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, Genetics, and Dermatology, Case Western Reserve University
December 11, 2014
Title: Wnt Signaling in Craniofacial Lineage Decisions
Location: Ross Hall 402, GWU
Time: 12 p.m.

This lecture is a collaborative effort by both the GW Institute for Neuroscience and the GW Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology.

Jacqueline Gottlieb, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Columbia University
January 15, 2015
Title: TBD
Location: Ross Hall 227, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Eric Young, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, John Hopkins University
January 29, 2015
Title: Detrimental Reorganization of Central Auditory Neural Circuits After Noice-Induced Hearing Loss
Location: Ross Hall 227, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Marlene Behrmann, Ph.D., Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Carnegie Mellon University
February 5, 2015
Title: Reverse Engineering the Face Perception System
Location: Ross Hall 227, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Julie Kauer, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience, Brown University
February 12, 2015
Title: Drugs and Stress: Synaptic Plasticity in the Reward Pathway
Location: Ross Hall 227, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Kang Shen, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Pathology, Stanford University
February 19, 2015
Title: TBD
Location: Research Conference Room M7607 6th Floor Research Main, CNHS
Time: 4 p.m.

Kelly Monk, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology, Washington University
March 12, 2015
Title: (TENTATIVE) Molecular Mechanisms of Glial Cell Development and Myelination
Location: Research Conference Room M7607 6th Floor Research Main, CNHS
Time: 4 p.m.

Anand Swaroop, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, National Institutes of Health
March 19, 2015
Title: TBD
Location: Ross Hall 227, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Lorna Role, Ph.D., Chair of Neurobiology and Behavior Department, SUNY Stony Brook
April 2, 2015
Title: Cholinergic Modulation of Cortico-Limbic Circuits and Behavior
Location: Ross Hall 227, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Andrew Huberman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, University of California, San Diego
April 9, 2015
Title: TBD
Location: Research Conference Room M7607 6th Floor Research Main, CNHS
Time: 4 p.m.

Christoph Schreiner, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chairman of Otolaryngology, University of California, San Francisco
April 16, 2015
Title: TBD
Location: Ross Hall 227, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Gordon Fishell, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology, New York University
April 30, 2015
Title: TBD
Location: Ross Hall 227, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Andreas Burkhalter, Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University
May 7, 2015
Title: Modularity in the Organization of Mouse Visual Cortex
Location: Classroom A 5th Floor Research Main, CNHS
Time: 4 p.m.

Elizabeth Quinlan, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Cognitive ScienceUniversity of Maryland
May 14, 2015
Title: TBD
Location: Research Conference Room M7607 6th Floor Research Main, CNHS
Time: 4 p.m.