2016-2017 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 2016-2017 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 2016-2017 seminar series will begin on September 14, 2016 and end on May 18, 2017. This year's speakers include:

Fall/Spring 2016-2017 Seminar Series

Yehezkel Ben-Ari, Ph.D., Honorary Director of INMED, CEO Neurochlore and B&A Therapeutics
September 14, 2016
Title: Treating Autism: Beyond genes and psychiatry
Location: Ross Hall 117, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Lisa Taneyhill, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Maryland - Department of Animal and Avian Sciences
September 29, 2016
Title: Neural crest-placode cell interactions during cranial ganglia assembly
Location: Ross Hall 117, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Na Ji, Ph.D., Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus
October 6, 2016
Title: Probing Neural Circuit with Shaped Light
Location: CNHS 6th floor Research Conference Room # M7607
Time: 4 p.m.

Leslie G. Ungerleider, Ph.D., Chief for Neurocircuitry, Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Health
October 13, 2016
Title:  TBD
Location: Ross Hall 117, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Eric M. Morrow, Ph.D., MD, Associate Professor, Brown University
October 20, 2016
Title: Novel Neurogenetic Syndromes and Cellular Mechanisms in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Location: Ross Hall 117, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Margaret M. McCarthy, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology, University of Maryland
November 3, 2016
Title: TBD
Location: Ross Hall 117, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.
 

Jeffrey Huang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Georgetown University
November 10, 2016
Title: Regenerative Medicine in Multiple Sclerosis: The Role of Inflammation in CNS Remyelination
Location: Ross Hall 117, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

 

 

Teresa E. Lever, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Missouri
December 8, 2016
Title: Adapting Dysphagia Diagnostics for Translational Research with Animal Models
Location: CNHS 6th Floor Research Conference Room #M7607
Time: 4 p.m.

Joshua Gordon,Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University
January 12, 2017
Title: TBD
Location: CNHS 6th Floor Research Conference Room #M7607
Time: 4 p.m.

Julie Golomb, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Ohio State University
March 2, 2017
Title: TBD
Location: Ross Hall 117, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

The Robert Oakley Memorial Lecture

John Rubinstein, Ph.D., Director for Center for Brain Science and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California San Francisco
March 9, 2017
Title: TBD
Location: Ross Hall 117, 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.

Eric Klann, Ph.D., Professor, Center for Neural Science, New York University
March 16, 2017
Title: TBD
Location: Ross Hall 117, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Sabine Kastner, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Princeton University
April 6, 2017
Title: TBD
Location: Ross Hall 117, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Steven W. Flavell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, MIT
April 20, 2017
Title: Neural Mechanisms for Persistent Behavioral States
Location: Ross Hall 117, GWU
Time: 4 p.m.

Mustafa Sahin, MD., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
May 4, 2017
Title: TBD
Location: CNHS 6th floor Research Conference Room #M7607
Time: 4 p.m.

Takao Hensch, Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, Harvard University
May 11, 2017
Title: TBD
Location: CNHS 6th Floor Research Conference Room #M7607
Time: 4 p.m.

Eric J. Nester, MD., PhD., Professor and Chair Neuroscience, Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
May 18, 2017
Title: Epigenetic and Transcriptional Mechanisms of Depression
Location: CNHS Classroom A, 5th Floor Research
Time: 4 p.m.

Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, Director, GW Institute for Neuroscience
May 25, 2017
Title: Detecting and correcting under-connectivity in the LgDel mouse model of DiGeorge/22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
Location: Ross Hall 117
Time: 4 p.m.