Student-Hosted Seminar Series

Each year NUIN invites to campus several highly distinguished neuroscientists as part of the Student Hosted Seminar Series (SHSS). Potential SHSS speakers are selected and invited by a committee of NUIN students. Each event is organized by a team of two students from the committee that works closely with the speaker to arrange all aspects of their visit, including travel and itinerary. The SHSS Committee is advised by Dr. Mark Bevan from the Department of Physiology.



Previous Speakers:

Naoshige Uchida, PhD; Harvard University, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
“Multiple dopamine systems.”
June 8, 2017, Ward 5-230
Student Host: Anant Jain

Veronica Alvarez, PhD; NIAAA, Investigator, Laboratory for Integrative Neuroscience
“Dopamine effects on striatal circuitry and the multiple mechanisms that trigger its release.”
March 9, 12:30pm, Ward 5-230
Student Host: Asha Lahiri

Yang Dan, PhD; University of California, Berkeley, HHMI; Investigator and Professor, Neurobiology
“Neural circuits controlling sleep.”
Postdoc Host: Daniel Wood, PhD
December 1, 4:00pm, Pancoe Auditorium

Marla Feller, PhD;  University of California, Berkeley; Professor and Head, Division of Neurobiology
“Wiring up a circuit to perform computations: development of direction selectivity.”
September 29, 2016, 2:00pm, Tech Ryan Family Auditorium
Student Host: Dominic Frank

Peter Jonas, PhD
; Institute of Science and Technology (IST), Austria, Professor of Life Sciences
“Synaptic mechanisms of pattern completion.”
May 6, 2016, 12:00pm, Lurie – Hughes Auditorium

Cristina Alberini, PhD; NYU, Professor of Neural Science
“Molecular mechanisms of long-term memory formation and enhancement.”
November 19, 2015, 2:00pm, Lurie – Baldwin Auditorium

Richard H. Kramer, PhD; University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Neurobiology
“Optogenetic control of endogenous ion channels and receptors in the nervous system.”
May 27, 2015, 12:00pm, Lurie – Baldwin Auditorium

Misha Ahrens, PhD; HHMI Group Leader, Janelia Farm Research Campus
“Whole-Brain views of network activity underlying the modulation of motor circuits.”
April 14, 2015, 4:00pm, Pancoe Auditorium

Karel Svoboda, PhD; Janelia Farms: 08March 2013

Alcino Silva, PhD; Brain Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles.
“Molecular and cellular mechanisms of memory allocation in neuronal networks”
01June 2012, 12:00-1:00p, Hughes Auditorium, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center

Pablo Castillo, MD, PhD; Dept.of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
“Endocannabinoid-mediated Plasticity: Novel mechanisms and synaptic rules”
02March 2012, 4:00-5:00p, Canning Auditorium, Prentice Women’s Hospital, 250 E.Superior Street, Chicago
Student Hosts: Giulia Quattrocolo and Xiao-Wen Yu

Current Committee Members:
Mark Bevan, PhD (Faculty Advisor)
Priscilla Ambrosi
Dominic Frank
Josh Glaser
Anant Jain
Asha Lahiri
Amurta Nath
Arin Pamukcu
Daniel Wood, PhD

Please contact Dominic Frank <> if you are interested in joining this committee!