2019-2020 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 2019-2020 seminar series will begin on September 12, 2019 and end on May, 2020. This year's speakers include:

Fall/Spring 2019-2020 Seminar Series

Dr. Julie Fiez

Dr. Julie Fiez, Chair of Dept. of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
Date: September 12, 2019
Title of talk: “The Reading Brain”
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 227, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Hey-Kyoung Lee

Dr. Hey-Kyoung Lee, Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University
Date: September 19, 2019
Title of talk: “Cross-Modal Cortical Plasticity”
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 229, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Jim Trimmer

Dr. Jim Trimmer, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology, UC Davis
Date: October 3, 2019
Title of talk: “Potassium Channels as Organizers of Calcium Signaling Domains”
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 602, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Ed Connor

Dr. Ed Connor, Professor of Neuroscience, Director, Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute, Johns Hopkins University
Date: October 10, 2019
Title of talk: “The Basic Elements of Object Vision are Volumes, not patterns.”
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 602, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Jon Godbout

Dr. Jon Godbout, Assistant Director for Basic Science, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, The Ohio State University
Date: October 17, 2019 [CANCELLED - rescheduled TBD]
Title of talk: “Consequences of Microglial-Mediated Recruitment of Inflammatory Monocytes to the Brain with Psychological Stress.”
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 602, 4:00 p.m.

Sue Aicher, Ph.D.

Sue Aicher, Ph.D., Professor, Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry, Oregon Health & Science University
Date: October 31, 2019
Talk Title: “Pain and Dry Eye after Corneal Nerve Injury”
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 602 at 4:00 P.M

Dr. Alan Peterson

Dr. Alan Peterson, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Date: November 14, 2019
Talk title:“Axon-myelin relationships and a role for myelin basic protein (MBP) in the control of myelin sheath size”
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 602 at 4:00 P.M.

Dr. Carole LeBonne

Dr. Carole LeBonne, Department Chair, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University
Date: November 21, 2019
Title of talk: “Stem Cells, Gene Regulatory Networks and the Evolution of Vertebrates”
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 201, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Bill Guido

Dr. Bill Guido, Professor, and Chair, Department of Anatomical Sciences & Neurobiology, University of Louisville
Date: December 5, 2019
Talk title: “Organization of the mouse visual thalamus….Its complicated”
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 602 at 4:00 P.M.

Dr. Gwanying Wu

Dr. Gwanying Wu, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, The George Washington University
Date: December 12, 2019
Talk title: "Differential Inhibitory Circuits for Feature Selectivity in the Auditory System"
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 602 at 4:00 P.M.