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Neuroscience Special Seminars

The Department of Neuroscience holds special seminars outside of the regular seminar series. Please note the day, time & location below. Please join us and welcome each invited seminar speaker.

Neuroscience Seminar Series

The Department of Neuroscience and The Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience holds seminars to inform and update the medical community on current research.  Seminars are held on designated Tuesdays in the Medical Dental Building Room NE 401 at 12:00 pm unless otherwise noted.  Please join us and welcome each invited seminar speaker.  Check back often for updates.   Other neuroscience seminars sponsored through the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience can be found on the IPN Calendar.

October 9, 2018

October 23, 2018
Stephen Cowen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Arizona
Host: Kathy Conant, MD
Title:"Ketamine's capacity to coordinate neural activity in corticostriatal circuits & the hippocampus"

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November 13, 2018
George Dragoi, MD/PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience
Yale University School of Medicine
Host: Kathy Conant, MD
Title:"Neuronal ensembles underlying internal representations"

November 27, 2018
Lorenzo Leggio, MD, PhD, MsC
Chief of the Section on Clinical Psychoneuroendocrinology and Neuropsychopharmacology
NIAA/National Institutes of Health
Host: Italo Mocchetti, PhD
Title:"Investigating the Gut-Liver-Brain Axis in Addictive Disorders: Peptides, Bugs and Lancets"

December 18, 2018
Afonso Silva, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute
Host: Josef Rauschecker, PhD
Title:"Studying Sensory Systems in Awake Behaving Marmosets"

January 15, 2019
Joseph Castellano, PhD
Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Department of Neuroscience, Friedman Brain Institute
Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer's Disease
Host: Mark Burns, PhD
Title:"Youth-associated blood-borne proteins as revitalizing agents for the ailing brain"

January 29, 2019
Claire Le Pichon, PhD
Unit on the Development of Neurodegeneration
NICHD / National Institutes of Health
Host: Bill Rebeck, PhD
Title: "A common stress response pathway for neurodevelopment, neurodegenerative disease and pain"

February 19, 2019
Heather Cameron, PhD
Senior Investigator
Head of the Section on Neuroplasticity
NIMH / National Institutes of Health
Host: Neural Injury and Plasticity
Title:"Structural and functional role of new neurons in the adult hippocampus"

March 12, 2019
Mingyao Ying, PhD
Assistant Professor
Kennedy Krieger Institute / Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Host: Jian-Young Wu, PhD 

April 9, 2019
David Vance, PhD/MGS/MS
University of Alabama School of Nursing
Host: Xiong Jiang, PhD


Neurotopics is a departmental gathering which aims to increase awareness of ongoing research in the department and to foster collaboration among the neuroscience community. Seminars are held on the 1st Wednesday of the month in the New Research Building Room WP07 at noon unless otherwise noted.  Please join us and welcome each seminar speaker.  Check back often for updates. 

September 5, 2018
Jian-Young Wu, PhD
Department of Neuroscience
Georgetown University Medical Center
Title: "Hippocampus sharp waves, electrophysiology and Ca imaging"

October 3, 2018
Tingting Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Title: "Stabilizing Synapse Function via Glial Epigenetic Signaling"

November 7, 2018
Bevan Main, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Neuroscience, Burns Lab
Georgetown University Medical Center
Title: "Identifying the pathophysiological consequences of single and repetitive head impacts: Can this clarify the confusion of brain injury?"

December 5, 2018
Carlo Tornatore, MD
Professor & Chair
Department of Neurology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Title: "A Center for Neurodegenerative Disorders at GUMC: Is it time for a cross departmental approach to investigating these disease states"

January 9, 2019
Bill Rebeck, PhD
Department of Neuroscience
Georgetown University Medical Center
Title: "APOE and chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment"

February 6, 2019
Lewis Rubin, MD
Department of Pediatrics
Georgetown University Medical Center
Title: "TBA"

March 6, 2019
Max Riesenhuber, PhD
Department of Neuroscience
Georgetown University Medical Center
Title: "TBA"

April 3, 2019
Junfeng Ma, PhD
Proteomics & Metabolomics Shared Resource
Georgetown University Medical Center
Title: "TBA"

May 1, 2019
Marta Catalfamo, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Georgetown University Medical Center
Title: "TBA"

June 5, 2019
Lawrence Kromer, PhD
Department of Neuroscience
Georgetown University Medical Center
Title: "TBA"

Thank you for your participation and support for these seminars.

Check our department calendar for a schedule of additional upcoming events:

Neuroscience Calendar of Events