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December 2019

NSB / MCB Seminar – Pascal Kaeser

December 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morrill Science Center II room 222, 611 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
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December 4, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Morrill 2, Room 222 Pascal Kaeser Associate Professor, Harvard Med Kaeser Lab Neurobiology "Mechanisms for Fast Dopamine Signaling"

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January 2020

NSB Seminar – Distinguished Lecturer – Naoshige Uchida

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morrill Science Center II room 222, 611 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
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January 29, 2020, 4:00 p.m. Morrill 2, Room 222 Naoshige Uchida Professor, Harvard University Uchida Lab Molecular and Cellular Biology "What does dopamine represent in the brain?" The Uchida laboratory is interested in understanding the neuronal processes by which sensory information and memory about previous experiences guide behavior of the animal.  They have developed an odor-guided perceptual decision task in rodents that they combine with multi-electrode recordings to determine how neuronal activity causes behavior.

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February 2020

NSB Seminar – André Fenton

February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morrill Science Center II room 222, 611 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
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February 5, 2020, 4:00 p.m. Morrill 2, Room 222 Rethinking Autism and Animal Models: A Systems Perspective André Fenton Professor, NYU Fenton Lab We are amassing important knowledge about the fundamental genetic and molecular basis of autism and related intellectual disability, but how close are we to understanding how molecular differences cause ASD symptoms? Animal models and a systems approach can help close this gap in understanding and perhaps identify strategies to target outcomes rather than causes. Dr. Fenton will…

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NSB Seminar Student Talk

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morrill Science Center II room 222, 611 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
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UMass Amherst Graduate Student Research Talk Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Morrill 2 room 222   Wayne Barnaby Downes Lab "Lose Your Inhibitions: GABAergic signaling in locomotor behavior"  

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NSB Seminar – Distinguished Lecturer – Eve Marder

February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morrill Science Center II room 222, 611 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
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February 19, 2020 Morrill 2, Room 222 Eve Marder Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience Biology Department Brandeis University Marder Lab website "Differential Resilience to Perturbation of Circuits with similar behaviors" Eve Marder is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a former President of the Society for Neuroscience. She has been very influential in both her advocacy and her research, which focuses on neurons in the crab stomatogastric ganglion.  Her work has shown the role that neuromodulatory…

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NSB Seminar – Student Talks

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morrill Science Center II room 222, 611 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
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UMass Amherst Graduate Student Research Talks Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Morrill 2 room 222 Jonathan Woodson Bergan Lab Uncovering the Circuit Configurations of AVP-expressing Neurons and Kyle Kainec Somneuro Lab (Spencer Lab) Age-Related Changes in Sleep-Dependent Emotional Memory Processing        

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March 2020

CANCELLED – NSB Seminar – Nicola Grissom

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morrill Science Center II room 222, 611 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
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March 4, 2020, 4:00 p.m. Morrill 2, Room 222 Nicola Grissom Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota NeuroGOAL Lab Psychology "Let me try that again: sex differences in reward learning, decision making, and modeling autism"

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April 2020

Remote NSB Seminar – Ilia Karatsoreos

April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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April 1, 2020, 4-5pm Zoom room can be found here: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/805179087 Ilia Karatsoreos Associate Professor, UMass Amherst Karatsoreos Lab Psychological and Brain Sciences "What, me stress? Why it's good, how it can be bad, and what to do about it" Dr. Karatsoreos will present an overview of the physiology and neurobiology of stress, with special emphasis on why stress is an important process that enables adaptation to environmental demands, and not merely a physiological response that leads to deleterious outcomes.…

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Remote NSB Seminar, PART 2 – Ilia Karatsoreos

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
online

April 7, 2020, 4-5pm Please register for the Zoom webinars here: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-tNREwC5SiKG-s60Lz8uvQ This only requires a one time registration, and the recurring NSB webinar URL  will be emailed to you once registration has been approved. Please bookmark that URL as it will be used for all future seminars, and will not be advertised. "PART 2: What, me stress? Why it's good, how it can be bad, and what to do about it" Professor Karatsoreos will continue his talk presenting an overview of…

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Remote NSB Seminar – Paul Katz

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
online

April 8, 2020 Link for registration can be found here: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-tNREwC5SiKG-s60Lz8uvQ Once registered, the Zoom URL will be emailed to you. Please bookmark for all future remote NSB seminars. Paul Katz Professor, UMass Amherst Katz Lab Biology "The 3 Fs of neural circuitry underlying behavior in nudibranchs: Form, function, and phylogeny" Nudibranchs have deceptively simple brains. The neural basis of simple behaviors can be determined with cellular and synaptic precision because individual neurons can be identified from animal to animal…

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