Neuroscience Lecture Series: Past Events

These public lectures about  mind, brain, and behavior complement the Biology Department’s annual Lectures in Life Sciences Series and the Psychology Department’s Current Advances in Psychology series (CAPS).

March 23, 2010
How Neurons Change During Learning in Young and Aging Brain
Annual Eukaryon Lecture: The Inauguration of Journal Volume Number 6
Dr. John Disterhoft, Magerstadt Memorial Research Professor, Department of Physiology and Director, Northwestern University Institute Neuroscience
Feinberg Medical School, Northwestern University
4:30 pm, Reference Lobby, Donnelley & Lee Library (Reception at 4:00 pm)

 

April 24, 2010
Lenti on the Brain: Strategies for reducing amyloid-beta pathology in Alzheimer disease
Keynote Lecture of the 2010 Lake Forest College NeuroFrontiers Workshop
Dr. Robert Marr, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Rosalind Franklin Univ of Medicine & Science
4:30 pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall (Lobby Reception at 4:00 pm)

 

April 19, 2009
Expert Performance: From Action to Perception to Understanding
Sian Beilock, Ph.D., University of Chicago
5:00pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall

 

April 17, 2009
Choking, Stereotype Threat, & The Phenomenology of Control
Tom Carr, Ph.D., Michigan State University
5:00pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall

 

March 30, 2009
PARKINSON’S DISEASE - Vulnerability of Dopamine or Norepinephrine Neurons?
Javier Sanchez, Ph.D. Candidate, Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, Northwestern University
4:15 p.m., Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall (Lobby Reception at 3:45 p.m.)

 

December 6, 2008
MODELING SCHIZOPHRENIA IN RODENTS: A Heuristic Approach
Keynote Lecture of the 2008 Lake Forest College NeuroFrontiers Workshop
Dr. Kuei Y Tseng, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Rosalind Franklin Univ of Medicine & Science
4:30 pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall (Lobby Reception at 4:00 pm)

 

November 12, 2008
STEM CELLS & NANOTECHNOLOGY IN THE TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGIC DISEASE
Keynote Lecture of the 2008 Lake Forest College Brain Awareness Week
Dr. John Kessler, Davee Professor of Stem Cell Biology & Chairman of Neurology
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
4:15 pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall (Lobby Reception at 3:45 pm)

 

November 10, 2008
Cultural Neuroscience: Visualizing Culture-Gene Influences on the Brain
Joan Chiao, Ph.D., Northwestern University
4:00pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall

 

October 27, 2008
UNDERSTANDING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS WITH A VIRAL MOUSE MODEL
D’Anne Duncan’04, PhD Candidate, Microbiology-Immunology Dept, Northwestern University
4:15 pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall (Lobby Reception at 3:45 pm)

 

October 6, 2008
WHY DO NEURONS DIE IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE & HOW CAN IT BE STOPPED?
Dr. James Surmeier, Nathan Smith Davis Professor and Chairman of Physiology,
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
4:15 pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall (Lobby Reception at 3:45 pm)

 

April 23, 2008
USING FAST VOLTAGE SENSITIVE DYES TO “SEE” NEURAL NETWORK ACTIVITY
Dr. William Frost, Professor of Cell Biology & Anatomy, R. Franklin University of Medicine & Science
4:00 pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall (Lobby Reception at 3:45 pm)
 
March 19, 2008
EXAMINING THE ROLE OF GONADAL STEROIDS AND ELECTRICAL STIMULATION IN A RAT FACIAL NERVE INJURY MODEL
Ms. Nijee Sharma ’04 (Biology major), MD/PhD candidate, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
4:00 pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall (Lobby Reception at 3:45 pm)

 

February 13, 2008
NEURONS IN MOTION: THE ROLE OF THE PLANAR CELL POLARITY PATHWAY DURING FACIAL BRANCHIOMOTOR NEURON MIGRATION
Mr. Oni Mapp, PhD candidate, Department of Developmental Biology, University of Chicago
Mr. Avery Posey, PhD candidate, Department of Genetics, University of Chicago
4:00 pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall (Lobby Reception at 3:45 pm)

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Putting the Mouse on the Couch: Fear Extinction & Re-emergence in Rodent
Model of Phobia
Matthew Sanders, Ph.D., Marquette University
4:00pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall

 

Wednesday, October 10 2007
MOLECULAR MECHANISMS IN ALZHEIMERS DISEASE
Dr. Robert Vassar, Professor of Cell & Molecular Biology, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
4:15 pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall (Lobby Reception at 4:00 pm)

 

November 30, 2007
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: A TANGLED PROBLEM
Keynote Lecture of the 2007 Lake Forest College NeuroFrontiers Workshop
Dr. Lester Binder, Abbott Professor of Biology, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
8 am, McCormick Auditorium (Lobby Reception at 9:00 am)

 

November 30, 2007
NEUROSCIENCE IN SEARCH FOR A CURE FOR DRUG ADDICTION
Keynote Lecture of the 2007 Lake Forest College NeuroFrontiers Workshop
Dr. T. Celeste Napier, Professor of Pharmacology, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
4:30 pm, McCormick Auditorium (Lobby Reception at 4 pm)

 

Monday, April 23, 2007
Adaptive Memory: An Evolutionary/Functional Analysis
James Nairne, Ph.D., Purdue University
4:00pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall

 

April 18, 2007
USING MOUSE MODELS TO UNDERSTAND THE PRIMARY FEATURES OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE
Dr. Gloria Meredith, Professor and Chair, Department of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine & Science
4 pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall, Lobby Reception at 3:30 pm
   
March 29, 2007
Memory Illusions in Aging & Alzheimer’s Disease
David Gallo, Ph.D., University of Chicago
4:00pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall

 

March 5, 2007
EXTREME NANOMACHINES:  Protein Refolding Drives Membrane Fusion By The Paramyxovirus Fusion Protein
Dr. Robert Lamb, John Evans Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology,
Northwestern University,  & Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
4 pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall, Lobby Reception at 3:30 pm
 
January 25, 2007
PROTEIN DEPOSITS IN THE BRAIN: Friendly Or Deadly?
Dr. Sarita Lagalwar, Department of Cell & Molecular Biology, Northwestern University
4:15 pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall, Lobby Reception at 4:00 pm
 
November 8, 2006
HOW OUR HANDS HELP US THINK
Keynote Lecture of the 2006 Lake Forest College Brain Awareness Week
Dr. Susan Goldin-Meadow, Ruml Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago
4 pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall
Lobby Reception at 3:30 pm

 

Monday November 6, 2006
Dyslexia & The Brain: Prediction & Intervention in Infancy
Dennis Molfese, Ph.D., University of Lousiville
4:00pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall

 

October 25, 2006
YEAST AS SMALL “MAD COWS” DEMONSTRATE PROTEIN-BASED INHERITANCE
Dr. Susan Liebman, Distinguished University Professor, University of Illinois-Chicago
4 pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall
Lobby Reception at 3:30 pm

 

September 27, 2006
STRESS & AGING IN NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE
Dr. Richard Morimoto, Bill & Gayle Cook Professor of Biology, Northwestern University
4 pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall
Lobby Reception at 3:30 pm

 

Monday, October 24, 2005
Schizophrenia: Indicators of Genetic Risk
Monica Calkins, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
4:00pm, Meyer Auditorium, Hotchkiss Hall