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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.

**All seminars from March 10 onwards have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The series will resume virtually in the fall with speakers who were not able to speak in the 2019-2020 series.**

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.

To request a meeting with a particular speaker, please email the host lab representative (below) or see the contact information on individual event pages.

Unless otherwise noted, seminars will be held every Tuesday at 4:00 pm and will alternate between the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on Columbia's Manhattanville campus and the Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. To plan your trip, be sure to confirm the location of each lecture. Columbia University's Intercampus Shuttle Service is the best way to travel between campuses.

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. Speakers are invited by a Committee made up of faculty from across Columbia's campuses. Committee members are listed below.

Click here to download a PDF of the Spring 2020 calendar.

View a list of past speakers

Speaker Archive