Apr
14
Wed
Neurosciece/Neurobiology Seminar Series: Fudge
Apr 14 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Neuroscience/Neurobiology Seminar Series



For Zoom information, see email sent to cnbc-all list or contact christi@cmu.edu.

January 13
Dr. Anne ChurchlandProfessor of Neurobiology
UCLA 
Single-trial neural dynamics are dominated by richly varied movements

January 27
Dr. Jessica Cardin
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Yale University

State-dependent cortical circuits

February 17:Dr. Yi Zuo
Professor of Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

UC Santa Cruz

Experience-dependent synapse reorganization in the living brain 


March 24
Dr. Kwabena Boahen
Professor of Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering
Stanford University

TBD (topic: Brains in Silicon)


April 14
Dr. Julie Fudge
Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center

Cortical granularity shapes information flow to the amygdala and beyond: lessons from nonhuman primates

April 21
Dr. Takao Hensch
Professor of Molecular & Cellular BIology, and Neurology
Harvard University

TBD

April 28
Dr. Kamran Khodakhah
Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Cerebellar modulation of dopaminergic signaling

Apr
21
Wed
Neurosciece/Neurobiology Seminar Series: Hensch
Apr 21 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Neuroscience/Neurobiology Seminar Series



For Zoom information, see email sent to cnbc-all list or contact christi@cmu.edu.

January 13
Dr. Anne ChurchlandProfessor of Neurobiology
UCLA 
Single-trial neural dynamics are dominated by richly varied movements

January 27
Dr. Jessica Cardin
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Yale University

State-dependent cortical circuits

February 17:Dr. Yi Zuo
Professor of Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

UC Santa Cruz

Experience-dependent synapse reorganization in the living brain 


March 24
Dr. Kwabena Boahen
Professor of Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering
Stanford University

TBD (topic: Brains in Silicon)


April 14
Dr. Julie Fudge
Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center

Cortical granularity shapes information flow to the amygdala and beyond: lessons from nonhuman primates

April 21
Dr. Takao Hensch
Professor of Molecular & Cellular BIology, and Neurology
Harvard University

TBD

April 28
Dr. Kamran Khodakhah
Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Cerebellar modulation of dopaminergic signaling

Apr
28
Wed
Neurosciece/Neurobiology Seminar Series: Khodakhah
Apr 28 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Neuroscience/Neurobiology Seminar Series



For Zoom information, see email sent to cnbc-all list or contact christi@cmu.edu.

January 13
Dr. Anne ChurchlandProfessor of Neurobiology
UCLA 
Single-trial neural dynamics are dominated by richly varied movements

January 27
Dr. Jessica Cardin
Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Yale University

State-dependent cortical circuits

February 17:Dr. Yi Zuo
Professor of Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

UC Santa Cruz

Experience-dependent synapse reorganization in the living brain 


March 24
Dr. Kwabena Boahen
Professor of Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering
Stanford University

TBD (topic: Brains in Silicon)


April 14
Dr. Julie Fudge
Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry
University of Rochester Medical Center

Cortical granularity shapes information flow to the amygdala and beyond: lessons from nonhuman primates

April 21
Dr. Takao Hensch
Professor of Molecular & Cellular BIology, and Neurology
Harvard University

TBD

April 28
Dr. Kamran Khodakhah
Professor of Neuroscience, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Cerebellar modulation of dopaminergic signaling

May
20
Thu
CNBC Retreat
May 20 – May 21 all-day
Dec
9
Thu
The Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Science Lecture: Sheena Josselyn, Ph.D.
Dec 9 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sheena Josselyn, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Program in Neuroscience & Mental Health

The Hospital for Sick Children, Research Institute, University of Toronto

Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 4:00pm E.T.

Making Memories in Mice

Abstract:

Understanding how the brain uses information is a fundamental goal of neuroscience. Several human disorders (ranging from autism spectrum disorder to PTSD to Alzheimer’s disease) may stem from disrupted information processing. Therefore, this basic knowledge is not only critical for understanding normal brain function, but also vital for the development of new treatment strategies for these disorders. Memory may be defined as the retention over time of internal representations gained through experience, and the capacity to reconstruct these representations at later times. Long-lasting physical brain changes (‘engrams’) are thought to encode these internal representations. The concept of a physical memory trace likely originated in ancient Greece, although it wasn’t until 1904 that Richard Semon first coined the term ‘engram’. Despite its long history, finding a specific engram has been challenging, likely because an engram is encoded at multiple levels (epigenetic, synaptic, cell assembly). My lab is interested in understanding how specific neurons are recruited or allocated to an engram, and how neuronal membership in an engram may change over time or with new experience. Here I will describe both older and new unpublished data in our efforts to understand memories in mice.

Bio:

Sheena Josselyn is a Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and a Professor in the departments of Psychology and Physiology at the University of Toronto in Canada.  She holds a Canada Research Chair in Brain Mechanisms underlying Memory, is a Senior Fellow in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Her undergraduate degrees and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology were granted by Queen’s University in Kingston (Canada).  Sheena received a PhD in Neuroscience/Psychology from the University of Toronto with Dr. Franco Vaccarino.  She conducted post-doctoral work with Dr. Mike Davis (Yale University) and Dr. Alcino Silva (UCLA) before returning to Toronto.

Dr. Josselyn received several awards, including the Innovations in Psychopharmacology Award from the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CCNP) and the Effron Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). 

Dr. Josselyn is interested in understanding how the brain encodes, stores and uses information. Several human disorders (ranging from autism spectrum disorder to Alzheimer’s disease) may stem from disrupted information processing. Therefore, this basic knowledge is not only critical for understanding normal brain function, but also vital for the development of new treatment strategies for these disorders.

Learn more: https://www.cmu.edu/ni/events/lecture-series/carnegie-prize/carnegie-prize-2021-josselyn.html