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August 2019

Neuroscience Summer Seminar Series – Mariana Pereira

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tobin 423, 135 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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August 21, 2019, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Tobin Hall Room 423 Mariana Pereira Assistant Professor Psychological and Brain Sciences How do mothers mother? Flexibility and Plasticity in the Maternal Circuitry Across the Postpartum Period The process of motherhood depends on the crucial maternal ability to link sensory cues with the underlying needs of the young, and promptly and contingently respond to their evolving needs. How do mothers tune their caregiving behavior to the young’s needs, affect, and developmental stage? The…

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September 2019

NSB Seminar – Caroline Robertson

September 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morrill Science Center II room 222, 611 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
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September 4, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Morrill 2, Room 222 Caroline Robertson Dartmouth College, Assistant Professor Robertson Lab Psychological and Brain Sciences "Sensory processing in autism - Core phenotypic status?" Atypical sensory experience is estimated to occur in ~90% of autistic individuals and to affect every sensory modality: taste, touch, audition, olfaction and vision. Because the neural computations underlying sensory processing are relatively well understood and are conserved between humans and other animals, sensory paradigms have considerable potential for shedding light on autistic…

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NSB Seminar – Distinguished Lecturer – Larry Young

September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morrill Science Center II room 222, 611 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
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September 18, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Morrill 2, Room 222 Larry Young William P. Timmie Professor Department of Psychiatry, Emory University Young Lab "The Neurobiology of Social Bonding, Empathy and Social Loss: Implications for Autism" Dr. Young conducts research on the neurobiological bases of complex social behavior and social cognition. He is interested in understanding the neural circuitry and genetics underlying social information processing and the formation of social bonds. He is also interested in understanding the biological bases for diversity…

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NSB Seminar – Roger Colbran

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morrill Science Center II room 222, 611 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
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September 25, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Morrill 2, Room 222 Roger Colbran Professor, Vanderbilt School of Medicine Colbran Lab Molecular Physiology and Biophysics "Synaptic CaMKII signaling: new 'tricks' for an old kinase" Calcium-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) is an abundant neuronal protein first characterized about 40 years ago. We now know that its structure is ideally suited to respond to dynamic changes in synaptic calcium concentrations and serve as a “memory molecule”, with critical roles in long-term potentiation and spatial learning. Recent…

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October 2019

NSB Seminar – Cory Miller

October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morrill Science Center II room 222, 611 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
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October 2, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Morrill 2, Room 222 Cory Miller Professor, UCSD Cortical Systems and Behavior Lab Psychology "Natural behavior and the primate brain"

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NSB Seminar – Marc Fuccillo

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morrill Science Center II room 222, 611 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
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October 16, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Morrill 2, Room 222 Marc Fuccillo Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania Fuccillo Lab Neuroscience "Circuit and Molecular Mediators of Goal-Directed Function"

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NSB Seminar – Angela Gutchess

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morrill Science Center II room 222, 611 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
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October 30, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Morrill 2, Room 222 Angela Gutchess Associate Professor, Brandeis University Aging, Culture, and Cognition Lab Psychology "Influences of Age and Culture on Memory"  

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November 2019

NSB Seminar – Randolph Ashton

November 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morrill Science Center II room 222, 611 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
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November 6, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Morrill 2, Room 222 Randolph Ashton Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Ashton Lab Biomedical Engineering "Bioengineering CNS Morphogenesis in 2- and 3-D"

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NSB / OEB Seminar – Michael Dickinson

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Integrative Learning Center (ILC) Room N151, 650 N Pleasant St
Amherst, 01003
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Michael Dickinson Esther M. and Abe M. Zarem Professor of Bioengineering and Aeronautics Division of Biology and Biological Engineering CalTech Dickinson Lab Host: Paul Katz The Alexander Lecture November 8, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Seminar Location: Integrative Learning Center, Room N151 "Straighten up and fly right: long distance dispersal and flight control in Drosophila" Dr. Dickinson studies the neural and biomechanical basis of behavior in the fruit fly, Drosophila. His lab strives to build an integrated model of behavior that incorporates an understanding of…

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NSB / MCB Seminar – Distinguished Lecturer – Ed Boyden

November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morrill Science Center II room 222, 611 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003
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Neuroscience Distinguished Lecture Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Morrill 2, Room 222 Ed Boyden Associate Professor, MIT Synthetic Neurobiology Group Biological Engineering / Brain and Cognitive Sciences Tools for mapping and controlling complex biological systems Ed Boyden is a leader in developing techniques for recording and manipulating neural activity using optical and physical probes. He is the co-inventor of optogenetics, using channelrhodopsin to stimulate neurons with light. His lab is developing new reporters as well as techniques such as…

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