Sep
24
Thu
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

Sep
30
Wed
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

Oct
1
Thu
CNBC Colloquium: Stephanie White
Oct 1 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Oct
7
Wed
Neurobiology: Tirin Moore, PhD @ Online
Oct 7 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Tirin Moore, PhD
Professor of Neurobiology
Stanford University

Talk title TBA

Oct
15
Thu
Bearg Lecture
Oct 15 all-day
Victor M. Bearg Talk by Erich Jarvis
Oct 15 @ 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM
Oct
21
Wed
Mackenzie Mathis, PhD @ Online
Oct 21 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Mackenzie Mathis, PhD
Assistant Professor
EPFL

Talk title TBA

Nov
19
Thu
Neurobiology: Catherine Woolley, PhD @ Online
Nov 19 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Catherine Woolley, PhD
Professor of Neurobiology
Northwestern University

Sex Differences in the Brain: Not What You Think
Evidence for Latent Sex Differences in Mechanisms of Synaptic Modulation

Dec
3
Thu
Neuroscience Institute Speaker Series: Yartsev
Dec 3 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dec
9
Wed
Neurobiology: Bianca Jones @ Online
Dec 9 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Columbia University

Talk title TBA