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.



Upcoming Speakers:

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

Previous Speakers:

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)
Jad Barchini
Erica Binelli
Pei-Ching Chang
Ivy Cheung
Dominic Frank
Josh Glaser
Asha Lahiri
Kyle Lyman
Hecmarie Melendez-Fernandez
Amurta Nath
Xiao-Wen Yu