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Columbia Neuroscience Seminar Series

Elaine Hsiao, PhD, Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology & Physiology at UCLA, speaks a recent seminar (Credit: Sirin Samman for Columbia's Zuckerman Institute)

Sparking the conversations that drive science forward.

The Columbia Neuroscience Seminar series is the premier venue for external research and engineering talks focused on brain science at Columbia. This flagship neuroscience seminar series features weekly external speakers during the academic year.

Speakers are invited from across the local, national and international scientific communities to exchange new findings, nurture collaborations and establish connections within and beyond the field of neuroscience. Speakers give a one-hour seminar, while also meeting with faculty, students and postdocs.

**Our Spring 2019 seminar series has concluded. Please visit our archives to learn about past speakers, and check back later this summer to find out about future seminars.**


Seminar Selection Committee Members



Edmund Au, PhD (Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, and the Department of Neurology)
Oliver Hobert, PhD (Departments of Biological Sciences and Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics)
Carol Mason, PhD (Departments of Pathology and Cell Biology, Neuroscience, and Ophthalmology)
Franck Polleux, PhD (Department of Neuroscience)


Rudy Behnia, PhD (Department of Neuroscience)
Michael E. Goldberg, MD (Departments of Neuroscience and Neurology [in Psychiatry and Ophthalmology])
Jacqueline Gottlieb, PhD (Department of Neuroscience)
Nikolaus Kriegeskorte, PhD (Department of Psychology)

Neurobiology of Disease:

René Hen, PhD (Departments of Neuroscience and Pharmacology [in Psychiatry])
Christoph Kellendonk, PhD (Department of Pharmacology [in Psychiatry])
Carol Troy, MD, PhD (Department of Pathology and Cell Biology)


The series is a collaborative effort of Columbia's Zuckerman Institute, the Department of Neuroscience, the Doctoral Program in Neurobiology and Behavior and the Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative, and with support from the Kavli Institute for Brain Science.

View a list of past speakers

Speaker Archive