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 2019-2020 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. Matthew Colonnese 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. Mohammad Shahid

Dr. Mohammad Shahid, Research Associate (Hashimoto-Torii Lab), Center for Neuroscience Research, Children's National Hospital
Date: January 16, 2020
Title of talk: "Prenatal environmental challenges leading to impairment of motor skill learning"
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 602, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Jack Feldman

Dr. Jack Feldman, Distinguished Professor, Neurobiology, UCLA
Date: January 30, 2020
Title of talk: “Breathing Matters”
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 602, 4:00 p.m.

Ling Hao, Ph.D.

Ling Hao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, George Washington University
Date: February 6, 2020
Title of talk: Advancing Mass Spectrometry-based Omics Strategies to Study Neurodegeneration
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 602, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Nathan Smith

Dr. Nathan Smith, Principal Investigator, Children's National Hospital and Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Physiology, George Washington Univeristy
Date: February 13, 2020
Title of talk: "Ca2+- independent astrocytic lipid release modulates neuronal activity through Kv channels"
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 229, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Chiara Chirelli

Dr. Chiara Cirelli, Professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine
Date: February 20, 2020
Title of talk: "The Burden of Wake and the Reasons for Sleep"
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 643, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Mario Penzo

Dr. Mario Penzo, Principal Investigator, Unit on the Neurobiology of Affective Memory, NIMH 
Date: March 5, 2020
Talk Title: "Catecholamine neurons of the ventrolateral medulla drive hypoglycemic feeding through the midline thalamus"
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 602 at 4:00 P.M

Dr. JP Saint-Jeannet

Jean-Pierre N. Saint-Jeannet, PhD, Professor & Vice Chair for Research, Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, NYU
Date: March 12, 2020
Talk title: "Extracellular signals regulating neural crest and cranial placodes formation"
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 201A at 4:00 P.M.

Dr. Yi Zuo

Yi Zuo, PhD, Professor of MCD Biology, University of California Santa Cruz
Date: March 19, 2020
Title of talk: "Experience-dependent synapse reorganization in the living brain"
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 602, 4:00 p.m.

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Dr. Andrew Miller
Date: April 2, 2020
Talk title: TBA
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 602 at 4:00 P.M.

Dr. In-Jung Kim

In-Jung Kim, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University School of Medicine
Date: April 9, 2020
Talk title: TBA
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 602 at 4:00 P.M.

Dr. Zhen Yan

Zhen Yan, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Buffalo
Date: April 16, 2020
Talk title: TBA
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 602 at 4:00 P.M.

Dr. Tobias Egner

Tobias Egner, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Duke University 
Date: May 7, 2020
Talk title: TBA
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 323 at 4:00 P.M.

Dr. Fereshteh Nugent

Fereshteh Nugent, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Uniformed Sciences University 
Date: May 14, 2020
Talk title: TBA
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 323 at 4:00 P.M.

Dr. Jon Godbout

Dr. Jon Godbout, Professor of Neuroscience, The Ohio State University 
Date: May 21, 2020
Talk title: TBA
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 602 at 4:00 P.M.