Each seminar starts at 4:00pm on Wednesday unless otherwise noted. NSB seminars are held in 222 Morrill Science Center II and refreshments are from 3:45-4:00pm.

To find more seminars in the Life Sciences, visit the Graduate Programs in Life Sciences Calendar.

Fall 2018 Seminar Schedule

Sep 12

Sinauer Lecture

Columbia University

Host: Eric BIttman

Sep 19


Department of Biochemistry and Moledular Biology

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sep 26

Social transmission of maternal behavior via oxytocin

New York University

Host: Luke Remage-Healey

Oct 3

The evolution of mechanosensation and its role in motor control and movement

University of Chicago

Host: Gerald Downes, Joint OEB/NSB hosted

Oct 10

Sex differences in the impact of alcohol on the developing prefrontal cortex

PhD Student

Neuroscience & Behavor Program

UMass Amherst

Oct 12

Homology and homoplasy of neural circuits and behavior in nudibranch molluscs

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Host: Norman Johnson

NOTE: Talk is of interest to both the OEB and NSB Programs. Scheduled for regular OEB Friday seminar day and time.

Oct 17

NSB Student Speakers


Sarah Winokur

RNAseq analysis of the Wistar-Kyoto mPOA reveals candidate genes underlying maternal behavior deficits associated with postpartum depression


Matheus Macedo-Lima

Neuromodulation of auditory learning in adult zebra finches


Ph.D. Candidates

Neuroscience & Behavior Program

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Oct 24

Form and function of a maturing brain: Insights from a small nervous system

University of Toronto

Host: Paul Katz

Oct 31


Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nov 7

No Seminar due to SfN Conference in San Diego

Nov 14

No Seminar due to Monday Schedule

Nov 28


Army Research Lab

Dec 5

NSB Student Speakers


Beata Kaminska-Kordowska

Do medial prefrontal neurons encode predicted value of a cue or the action elicited by a cue during classical conditioning? 


Marcelo Correia



NSB Graduate Students

University of Massachusetts Amherst