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Columbia Neuroscience Seminars

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

The Columbia Neuroscience Seminars series is a collection of invited talks by national and international researchers in the field of neuroscience.

The seminars are open to Columbia affiliates and take place at the Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute or Columbia University Irving Medical Center.   

Speakers are chosen by a selection committee composed of faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students from across Columbia's campuses. The committee solicits nominations for speakers broadly from the Columbia community before inviting speakers whose work represents various fields and techniques in Neuroscience. 

See the spring 2024 schedule, part of Tuesdays@10.

Columbia Neuroscience Seminars are open to Columbia ID holders only. If you are not a member of the Zuckerman Institute and would like to receive updates about these and other events, please sign up for the ZI Community Listserv.


Daphna Shohamy, Kavli Professor of Brain Science; Director of Columbia's Zuckerman Institute; Codirector of Columbia's Kavli Institute for Brain Science

Carol Mason, Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Ophthalmic Science (in Ophthalmology); Chair of Interschool Planning at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

Serge Przedborski, Page and William Black Professor of Neurology (in Pathology and Cell Biology and Neuroscience); Director, Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative

Steven Siegelbaum, Gerald D. Fischbach, M.D. Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Pharmacology; Chair, Department of Neuroscience



Dritan Agalliu, Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology (in Neurology)

Isabel Bravo, Graduate Student in the Neurobiology and Behavior Program

Xinyue Chen, Graduate Student in the Neurobiology and Behavior Program 

Katherine Delgado, Graduate Student in the Biology Program 

Yasmine El-Shamayleh, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience 

Ishani Ganguly, Graduate Student in the Neurobiology and Behavior Program

Jennifer Gelinas, Assistant Professor of Neurology (in the Institute for Genomic Medicine and the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center)

Stevie Hamilton, Graduate Student in the Neurobiology and Behavior Program

Guillermo Horga, Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Ashok Litwin-Kumar, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Caitlin Lloyd, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia Center for Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry

Emily Mackevicius, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Zuckerman Institute

Kapil V. Ramachandran, Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences (in Neurology, Neuroscience, and the Taub Institute)

Maria Antonietta Tosches, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences 

Hynek Wichterle, Associate Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology, Neuroscience (in Neurology), Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine 

View a list of past speakers

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