2020-2021 Neuroscience Seminar Series Schedule


Sponsored by the Neurological Institute at The Ohio State University

Virtual via Zoom
12:00 – 1:00 pm

December 14, 2020
Gina Poe, PhD
Professor, Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
University of California, Los Angeles
"Adaptive Sleep Features That Formulate and Renovate Memories for Development and Lifelong Mental Health"
Host: Dr. Leah Pyter

January 25, 2021
Dorothy (Dori) Schafer, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
"Microglia and Neural-immune Signaling at the Synapse"
Host: Dr. Benjamin Segal

February 1, 2021
Corey Harwell, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
"Development and Diversity of Neural Cell Types in the Septum"
Host: Dr. Leah Pyter

February 8, 2021
Michelle Monje, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neuro-Oncology
Stanford University
"From Cognition to Cancer: Neuron-glial interactions in health and disease"
Host: Dr. Wenjing Sun

February 15, 2021
R. Douglas Fields, PhD
Chief, Nervous System Development & Plasticity Section
National Institutes of Health, NICHD
"Regulation of Myelin and Conduction Velocity by Action Potentials"
Host: Dr. Dana McTigue

February 22, 2021
Baljit (Bal) Khakh, PhD
Professor, Departments of Physiology and Neurobiology
University of California, Los Angeles
"Cells That Tile Your Brain: Astrocyte roles in neural circuits"
Host: Dr. Min Zhou

March 1, 2021
Michelle Gray, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology and Neurobiology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Astrocytes in Huntington's Disease: The other part of the story"
Host: Dr. Dana McTigue

March 29, 2021
Paola Arlotta, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Harvard University
"Understanding human brain development and disease: from embryos to organoids"
Host: Dr. Jason Wester

April 19, 2021
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminar
Magdalena Götz, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Physiological Genomics
Director, Institute for Stem Cell Research
Helmholtz Center Munich and Biomedical Center, University of Munich, Germany
"Novel mechanisms of neurogenesis and neural repair"
Host: Lindsay Strehle on behalf of the Neuroscience Graduate Program students

April 26, 2021
Yishi Jin, PhD
Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
University of California, San Diego
"From Axon Regeneration to Neuronal Degeneration: story of a double-edged sword"
Host: Dr. Andrea Tedeschi