This center leverages the strengths of Carnegie Mellon in cognitive and computational neuroscience and those of the University of Pittsburgh in basic and clinical neuroscience to support a coordinated cross-university research and educational program of international stature.


Neuroscience of COVID @ ONLINE
Sep 24 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Neuroscience of COVID-19 

We still have a lot to learn about how COVID-19 affects the brain in the short and long term. In this talk and panel discussion, experts from Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Pittsburgh will discuss what we know about the neuroscience of COVID-19 and how their research has changed in response to the pandemic.


4:00 p.m.

The outstanding olfactory system as a sentinel in health and disease
Jay Gottfried, Arthur H. Rubenstein University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania


What can our sense of smell tell us about brain function and dysfunction? In this talk, Gottfried will discuss his work on the human olfactory system and how it links to brain regions at the interface of perception, emotion, memory, and behavior. He will also discuss how impairments in the sense of smell are commonly reported in many different neurodegenerative disorders, often before the emergence of overt symptoms and signs, and will place these findings in context of anosmia (smell loss) in COVID-19.


4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Moderator

Director, Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute and George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Auditory Neuroscience, Carnegie Mellon University


Marlene Behrmann, 

Thomas S. Baker University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Carnegie Mellon University


Jay Gottfried,

Arthur H. Rubenstein University Professor, University of Pennsylvania


George Wittenberg, 
Professor and Medical Director, University of Pittsburgh

Neurobiology: Alfonso Araque, PhD @ Online
Sep 30 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Alfonso Araque, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
University of Minnesota

Tripartite Synapses: Astrocyte control of synaptic transmission and plasticity

CNBC Colloquium: Stephanie White
Oct 1 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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