Each colloquium starts at 4:00pm on Wednesday unless otherwise noted. NSB colloquia 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 2016 Colloquium Schedule

Sep 28

How emotional arousal transforms how we see, think and remember

Mara Mather

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Host: Becky Ready

Oct 5

Signaling networks that control synapse development and cognitive function

Michael Greenberg

Dept. of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Sinauer Lecture

Host: Eric Bittman

Oct 12

A neural basis for sex differences in active vs. passive fear behavior

Rebecca Shansky

Dept. of Psychology, Northeastern University

Host: Beata Kaminska

Oct 19

Preparing to launch:  Neuroendocrine mechanisms controlling puberty onset

Jon Levine

School of Medicine & Public Health, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

Host: Luke Remage-Healey

Oct 26

Neurosteroid estrogens and seizures

Catherine Woolley

Dept. of Neurobiology, Northwestern University

Host: Dan Vahaba

Nov 2

Can computer-based cognitive training improve real world functioning?

Joe deGutis

Boston VA and Harvard Medical School

Host: Bekki Spencer

Nov 9

Estrogen synthase (aromatase)  in the human brain: Where, when and what for?

Anat Biegon

Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute

Host: Catherine de Bournonville

Nov 30

Dopamine modulation of synaptic plasticity - Balance between co-released neurotransmitters

Jun Ding

Depts. of Neurosurgery and Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine

Host: Genglin Li

Dec 7

Dissecting the neural basis of appetite and appetite suppression

Matthew Carter

Biology Department, Williams College

Host: Elena Vazey