All seminars through December 2021 will occur virtually at 1 pm on Tuesdays.
The Columbia Neuroscience Seminars series is a collection of invited talks by national and international researchers in the field of neuroscience. Speakers represent a range of research institutions and career stages, who are recognized experts in their field or who have demonstrated future promise for outstanding research. As a major goal of this seminar series is to expose graduate students, postdoctoral and junior researchers to high-quality science and to stimulate scientific discourse, the weekly lectures and associated events are designed to draw together the neuroscience community at Columbia and to catalyze the conversations and collaborations that advance the discipline.
The live seminars, including a pre-recorded lecture with curated closed captions*, live Q&A, and post-lecture mingling, are open to Columbia affiliates. (Registration is required: register here.) Many lecture recordings are publicly accessible on the Zuckerman Institute YouTube channel approximately one week after each seminar. Invited speakers join meetings with faculty, graduate students and postdocs at Columbia to continue the conversation after their seminar. Those wishing to meet with a speaker may email the host listed below or see the contact information on individual event pages.
Speakers are chosen by a selection committee composed of over twenty members that are faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students from across Columbia's campuses. Guided by the Columbia Neuroscience Seminars Core Values and Participation Guidelines, the committee solicits nominations for speakers broadly from the Columbia community before inviting speakers whose work represents various fields and techniques in Neuroscience. Committee members are listed below.
The Fall 2021 series poster is available for download here.
*We strive for accuracy in closed captioning. When there is a discrepancy between the captions and the speaker, the speaker's words take precedence.
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.
FALL 2021 CALENDAR
Host: Natalie Niepoth
Host: Alex Dranovsky
University at Buffalo
Host: Gillie Ben-Chorin
Hosts: Latasha Wright
SEMINAR STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Rui Costa, Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology, Director and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia's Zuckerman Institute
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
SEMINAR SELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Nuno Dinis Alves, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dmitry Aronov, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Edmund Au, Assistant Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology
Jennifer Bussell, Associate Research Scientist
Briana Chen, Graduate Student in the Doctoral Program for Neurobiology and Behavior
Yasmine El-Shamayleh, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Vincent Ferrera, Professor of Neuroscience (in Psychiatry)
Mickey Goldberg, David Mahoney Professor of Brain and Behavior (in Neuroscience and Neurology [in Psychiatry and Ophthalmology])
Rene Hen, Professor of Pharmacology (in Psychiatry), Neuroscience
Oliver Hobert, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Ben Hobson, Graduate Student in the Doctoral Program for Systems Biology
Guillermo Horga, Florence Irving Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Eliza Jaeger, Graduate Student in the Doctoral Program for Biological Sciences
Christoph Kellendonk, Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Psychiatry
Niko Kriegeskorte, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Jennifer R. Merrit, Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Will Orent, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Georgia Pierce, Graduate Student in the Doctoral Program for Neurobiology and Behavior
Franck Polleux, Professor of Neuroscience
Monika Riegel, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Francisco Sacadura, Graduate Student in the Doctoral Program for Neurobiology and Behavior
Carol Troy, Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology and Neurology
Andrés Villegas, Graduate Student in the Doctoral Program for Neurobiology and Behavior
Daniel M. Virga, Graduate Student in the Doctoral Program for Neurobiology and Behavior
Hynek Wichterle, Associate Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology, Neuroscience (in Neurology), Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
Efran Zabeh, Graduate Student in the Doctoral Program for Neurobiology and Behavior
Lori Zeltser, Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
Jin Zhang, Associate Research Scientist