Fall 2018 Seminar Schedule

Sep 12

Sinauer Associates/OUP Distinguished Scientist Lecture

Mechanisms underlying the evolution and expression of vocal communication

Columbia University

Integrative Learning Center (ILC), Room N331

Host: Luke Remage-Healey

LOCATION CHANGED ON 9/11 to Integrative Learning Center (ILC), Room S331

Sep 18

Special IDGP Workshop
Hands-on workshop aimed to help students get creative about ways they can market their skills and knowledge

Katherine Onk

Host: Samantha Glaze-Corcoran
Tuesday seminar
French Hall, Room 209, 10AM


Sep 19

Modeling synaptic dysfunction in schizophrenia using human induced pluripotent stem cells

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular 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

NSB Graduate Student Research Talks

Andrea Silva-Gotay

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


Maggie Ugolini

Electrophysiological and behavioral correlates of auditory language processing in 5-year-old children


NSB Graduate Students

University of Massachusetts 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 Graduate Student Research Talks


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

Memory research in the 21st century: More than just pinning the tail on the donkey

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

University of Massachusetts Amherst

This talk is part of the UMass Week of Memory and Forgetting: Science, Society, and Senescence.

Nov 7

No Seminar due to SfN Conference in San Diego

Nov 14

No Seminar due to Monday Schedule

Nov 28

Real-world neuroimaging technologies - pushing EEG neuroscience outside of the lab to enhance human-machine partnership

Army Research Lab

Host: Maggie Ugolini

Dec 5

NSB Student and PBS Postdoctoral Researcher Talks


Beata Kaminska-Kordowska

NSB Graduate Student

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


Jeremy Spool

PBS Postdoctoral Research Associate, Healey Lab

Contributions of critical breeding resources to shaping behavior and the brain in two seasonally breeding birds