Seminars

Spring 2020 Seminar Schedule

Jan 22

No Speaker; Graduate Program Director meeting with 1st year PhD and MS students enrolled in 1-credit seminar BIOL 891a

Jan 29

What does dopamine represent in the brain?

Distinguished Lecturer
Harvard University 

Host: Joseph Bergan
222 Morrill Science Center II

Feb 5

Rethinking autism and animal models: A systems perspective

New York University 

Host: Paul Katz
222 Morrill Science Center II

Feb 12

NSB Graduate Student Talk
Mutagenesis of GABA(A) receptor alpha subunits reveals selectivity in regulating locomotor behavior

Wayne Barnaby (Downes lab)

Feb 19

Differential resilience to perturbation of circuits with similar behaviors

Distinguished Lecturer
Brandeis University 

Host: Paul Katz
222 Morrill Science Center II

Feb 26

NSB Graduate Student Talks

Uncovering the circuit configurations of AVP-expressing neurons
Jonathan Woodson (Bergan Lab)

Age-related changes in sleep-dependent emotional memory processing
Kyle Kainec (Spencer Lab)

Mar 4

CANCELED
Let me try that again: Sex differences in reward learning, decision making, and modeling autism

University of Minnesota

Host: Elena Vazey
222 Morrill Science Center II

Mar 11

CANCELED
BRIDGE Speaker
Deciphering the ecology and natural history of African giant pouched rats, Cricetomys ansorge

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Host: Nikki Lee
222 Morrill Science Center II

Mar 25

NSB online gathering to reconnect (no speaker today)
4-4:30pm

https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/805179087

Mtg ID 805 179 087

Host: Kirby Deater=Deckard

Apr 1

REMOTE SEMINAR
What, me stress? Why it's good, how it can be bad, and what to do about it

UMass Amherst

Apr 7

REMOTE SEMINAR
Part 2 of "What, me stress? Why it's good, how it can be bad, and what to do about it"

UMass Amherst

Zoom webinar, one-time registration required; you will receive meeting ID after registration approved -- register here:
https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-tNREwC5SiKG-s60Lz8uvQ

 

Apr 8

REMOTE SEMINAR
The 3 Fs of neural circuitry underlying behavior in nudibranchs: Form, function, and phylogeny

UMass Amherst

Zoom Webinar: Click here to register

Apr 15

REMOTE SEMINAR
Neurodevelopmental impacts of the immune system on mouse behavior

Mount Holyoke College

Zoom Webinar: Click here to register

Apr 22

NO SEMINAR [UMass Monday class schedule today]

Apr 29

REMOTE SEMINAR
Memory and time in the hippocampus

Mount Holyoke College

Zoom Webinar: Click here to register