Department of Neuroscience

Neuroscience Seminar Series

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Neuroscience seminars attract distinguished leaders and scientists from around the United States and internationally. They are an important aspect of the rich academic environment that is cultivated in our department. The 2021/2022 Neuroscience Seminar Series will launch on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 and conclude on Friday, May 27, 2022. Due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community, the format for the fall series will continue to be virtual (via Zoom). The date and time for all seminars remain Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon (CST). Our weekly events are open to all members of the larger neuroscience community at the Texas Medical Center.  

Join via Zoom

To receive Zoom login information or weekly reminders, please contact Sheila Gurwitch at gurwitch@bcm.edu. There will be a unique zoom link set up for each seminar to ensure the security of our series.  

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Seminar Speakers September – November 2021

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Sept. 10, 2021: Michelle Antoine, Ph.D.

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11 a.m. via Zoom. Dr. Michele Antoine is a Distinguished NIH Scholar and the Acting Chief of the Section on Neural Circuits at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) at NIH. Seminar title: Circuit homeostasis: keeping a level head when the brain gets hot. Seminar host: Mingshan Xue, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Departments of Neuroscience and Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and Caroline DeLuca Scholar in the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital.

Sept. 17, 2021: Melissa Blessing, D.O.

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11 a.m. via Zoom. Dr. Blessing is an assistant professor in the Departments of Pathology and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. Seminar title: Autopsy as Research; Oncologic and Forensic Collaborations in Neuroscience and Beyond. Seminar host: Russell Ray, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Departments of Neuroscience and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics; McNair Scholar, Baylor College of Medicine.

Sept. 24, 2021: Michelle D. Jones-London, Ph.D.

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11 a.m. via Zoom. Dr. Michelle Jones-London is the Chief of the Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce Diversity (OPEN-WD) at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at NIH. Seminar title: NINDS Strategies for Enhancing the Diversity of Neuroscience Researchers. Seminar host: Jennifer L. Johnson, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Departments of Genetics and Neuroscience, in the lab of Dr. Huda Zoghbi.

Oct. 15, 2019: Elly Nedivi, Ph.D.

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11 a.m. via Zoom. Dr. Elly Nedivi is the William R. (1964) and Linda R. Young Professor of Neuroscience and Investigator in The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Seminar title: Mapping inputs to individual L2/3 pyramidal neurons, with implications for cortical ‘read out’ of visual input. Seminar host: Kimberley Tolias, Ph.D., associate professor in the Departments of Neuroscience and Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine.

Oct. 22, 2021: Barani Raman, Ph.D.

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11 a.m. via Zoom. Dr. Barani Raman is professor of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Seminar title: To be Announced. Seminar host: Fabrizio Gabbiani, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. 
 

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Oct. 29, 2021: Details to be announced

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Seminar Series Journal Club

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Join us! Seminar Series Journal Club is held Wednesdays preceding the week's Friday speaker.

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Additional Journal Clubs

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