2017-2018 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 2017-2018 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 Dr. Anthony LaMantia through email (gwneuro@gwu.edu) as you will need access to enter the building.

The 2017-2018 seminar series will begin on September 21, 2017 and end on May 10, 2018. This year's speakers include:

Fall/Spring 2017-2018 Seminar Series

Dr. Brady Maher, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University.
Date: 9/21/17 
Title of Talk: Deciphering the role of TCF4 in cortical development and disease
Room & Time: CNHS 6th Floor Research Conference Room #M7607, 4:00 p.m

Dr. David Clouthier, Professor of Craniofacial Biology, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
Date: 10/5/17 
Title of Talk: Regulation of Vertebrate Jaw Identity: Genetic and Biochemical Lessons
Time & Room: Ross Hall, Room 117, 4:00 p.m. 

Dayu Lin

Dr. Dayu Lin, Smilow Neuroscience Program & Department of Psychiatry. New York University 
Date 10/19/17
Title of talk: Neural Mechanism of Aggression
Room & Time: CNHS 6th Floor Research Conference Room #M7607, 4:00 p.m. 

Dr. Jason Triplett

Dr. Jason Triplett, Dr. Jason Triplett, Principle Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research, Children's National Health System, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences 
Date 10/26/17
Title of talk: Wiring the visual system: how “where” and “what” circuits develop
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 117, 4:00 p.m. 

Dr. Maria Lehtinen, Assistant Professor in Pathology, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard University 
Date: 11/2/17 
Title of talk: Instructive Cues for Neural Stem Cells in the Cerebrospinal Fluid
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 117, 4:00 p.m.  

Dr. Damien O'Halloran

Dr. Damien O'Halloran, Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, GWU, GW Institute for Neuroscience
Date: 11/9/17 
Title of talk: Using a tiny worm to understand circuit assembly and behavior
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 117, 4:00 p.m.  

Dr. Irini Skaliora, Research Assistant Professor, Neurophysiology Laboratory, Center for Basic Research, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens 
Date: 11/16/17 
Title of talk: Analysis of cortical networks in normal and pathological brain states
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 737, 12:00 p.m.  

Claudia Lodovichi MD, PhD, Senior Scientist, Neuroscience Institute, CNR, Padua, Italy
Date: 11/17/17 
Title of talk: The olfactory system: An interesting system to study development of neuronal circuits and information processing
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 402, 12:00 p.m.  

Dr. Damien O'Halloran

The 14th Annual Robert A. Oakley Lecture in Developmental Neuroscience
(sponsored jointly with the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology)
Dr. Hollis Cline, Hahn Professor of Neuroscience, Co-Chair, Department of Neuroscience, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla CA
Date: 12/7/17 
Title of talk: Experience-dependent mechanisms regulating neuronal and circuit plasticity
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 117, 4:00 p.m. Reception of Follow in Ross 116A

Dr. Daniel Kerschensteiner, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine
Date: 12/14/17 
Title of Talk: Assembly and function of neural circuits in the retina 
Room & Time: CNHS 6th Floor Research Conference Room #M7607, 4:00 P.M.  

Angelique Bordey

Dr. Angelique Bordey, Professor of Neurosurgery and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology; Co vice Chair of Research, Neurosurgery, Yale University. 
Date: 1/11/18 
Title of Talk: Understanding How Abnormalities of Cortical Development Lead to Epilepsy and Social Deficits 
Room & Time: CNHS 6th Floor Research Conference Room #M7607, 4:00 p.m.  

Dr. Lori McMahon

Dr. Lori McMahon, Dean, UAB Graduate School, Jarman F. Lowder Professor of Neuroscience, Director, Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, University of Alabama Birmingham, School of Medicine
Date: 2/1/18 
Title of Talk: TBA
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 117, 4:00 p.m.  

Dr. Steven Levinson, Director, Laboratory for Regenerative Neurobiology
Editor-in-Chief, Developmental Neuroscience, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School 
Date of talk 2/8/18 
Title of Talk :  Neural Stem and Progenitor Cell Responses to Pediatric Brain Injuries
Room & Time: CNHS 6th Floor Research Conference Room #M7607, 4:00 p.m. 

Dr. Woo-pin Ge, Assistant Professor, Children's Research Institute, Department of Neuroscience,  Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Date: 3/15/18 
Title of Talk:  Vascular regression in the adult mammalian brain
Room &Time: Ross Hall, Room 117, 4:00 p.m. 


Dr. Gillian Einstein

Dr. Gillian Einstein, Wilfred and Joyce Posluns Chair of Women’s Brain Health and Aging, Department of Psychology, University College, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Date: 4/5/18 
Title of Talk: Sex Differences in the Brain: Estrogens, Memory, and Alzheimer's Disease
Room &Time: Ross Hall, Room 117 at 4:00 pm


Dr. Jacqueline Crawley, Robert E. Chason Endowed Chair in Translational Research, MIND Institute Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
University of California Davis School of Medicine 
Date: 4/12/18 
Title of Talk: Discovering Pharmacological Therapeutics for Autism Using Translational Mouse Models
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 117, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Natalia De Marco, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medicine Feil Family Brain & Mind Research Institute, Cornell University 
Date: 4/19/18 
Title of Talk: TBA
Room & Time: CNHS 6th Floor Research Conference Room #M7607, 4:00 p.m. 

Dr. Ben Philpot, Kenan Distinguished Professor, Associate Director, UNC Neuroscience Center, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Date:  5/10/18 
Title of Talk :  Angelman syndrome pathophysiology, drug discovery, and biomarkers
Room and Time: Ross Hall, Room 117, 4:00 p.m.