2018-2019 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 2018-2019 seminar series will begin on September 13, 2018 and end on May 23, 2019. This year's speakers include:

Fall/Spring 2018-2019 Seminar Series

Dr. Christopher Ford, PhD, Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado.
Date: 9/13/18
Title of Talk: Dopamine Synaptic Transmission in Striatal Circuits
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 201, 4:00 p.m

Dr. Michelle Basso, PhD, Professor, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Brain Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
Date: 10/4/18
Title of Talk: TBA
Time & Room: Ross Hall, Room 201, 4:00 p.m.

Dayu Lin

Dr. Leonardo Tonelli, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland
Date: 10/18/18
Title of talk: Emerging Role of T Cells in Brain Function and Behavior
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 201, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Jason Triplett

Dr. Marianne Bronner, PhD, Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology
Date: 11/28/18
Title of talk: TBA
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 201, 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Gul Dolen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University
Date: 12/6/18
Title of talk: Social Reward: Developmental Mechanisms and Therapeutic Opportunities.
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 201, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Damien O'Halloran

Dr. Robert Johnston Jr, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University
Date: 12/13/18
Title of talk: Neuronal Subtype Specification in Fly Eyes and Human Retinal Organoids
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 201, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Adam Hantman, PhD, Janelia Research Campus
Date: 1/10/19
Title of talk: Neural Circuits of Dexterity
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 201, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. John Serences, PhD, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of California, San Diego
Date: 1/17/19
Title of talk: Simultaneous Representation of Sensory and Mnemonic Information in Human Visual Cortex.
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 201, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Robert Williams

Dr. Robert Williams, Department of Genetics, Genomics, and Informatics, University of Tennessee
Date: 3/7/2019
Title of talk: A Start at Experimental Precision Medicine
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 201, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Frank Polleux

Dr. Frank Polleux, Professor of Neuroscience, Columbia University
Date: 3/19/2019
Title of talk: TBA
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 201, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Bob Goldstein, James L. Peacock III Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Biology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Date: 3/22/19
Title of talk: Tardigrades: An Emerging Model for Studying the Evolution of Animal Body Plans and Survival of Biological Materials in Extreme Conditions
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 201, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Damien O'Halloran

Dr. Chinfei Chen, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Date: 4/4/19
Title of talk: Convergence of the Retinothalamic Circuit
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 201, 4:00 p.m.

GW Institute for Neuroscience Annual Symposium
Date: 4/24/19
Keynote speakers include: Dr. David Julius, Professor, and Chair, Dept. of Physiology, UCSF, Dr. Sean Mackey, Stanford University, and Dr. Irene Tracey, Oxford University.
Marvin Center, GW Foggy Bottom Campus

Dr. Barry Stein

Dr. Barry Stein
Date: 5/2/19
Title of Talk: Development and Plasticity of Multisensory integration: Clinical Implications
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 201, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Marthe Howard, Department of Neuroscience, University of Toledo
Date:5/9/19
Title of Talk: Neural Circuit Structure-Function Mapping of the Enteric Nervous System
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 201, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Gordon Shepherd, Department of Neuroscience, Yale University
Date: 5/16/19
Title of Talk: Thalamocortical Circuits in Motor and Retrosplenial Cortex of the Mouse
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 201, 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Karoly Mirnics
Date: 5/23/19
Title of Talk: TBA
Room & Time: Ross Hall, Room 201, 4:00 p.m.