Seminar Series – Spring 2016

All researchers are invited to attend a series of lunchtime talks at Boston University on Wednesdays at noon to facilitate discussion and collaborations associated with the Center for Systems Neuroscience. Seminars will include internal BU speakers and external speakers associated with the NSF EAGER grant that funds the Initiative for Physics and Mathematics of Neural Systems (IPMNS) at Boston University, facilitating collaborations between physicists, mathematicians, engineers, and neuroscientists.

Seminar Schedule: Center for Systems Neuroscience (CSN) and Initiative for Physics and Mathematics of Neural Systems (IPMNS):

Talks will be at one of two locations on the Charles River Campus at Boston University (in adjacent buildings):

  • Room B01 at 24 Cummington Street, with lunch afterward in Room 103, just upstairs
  • or Room 109 at 2 Cummington Street, with lunch served in the same room at start of talk.

All talks are on Wednesday at 12 noon. Speakers from Boston University are listed by their departmental affiliation.

Seminar Schedule: Center for Systems Neuroscience (CSN) and Initiative for Physics and Mathematics of Neural Systems (IPMNS)

January 2016

Jan. 13 – Chris Rozell, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering – 12 noon, Rm. B01 at 24 Cummington Mall
“The big (BRAIN) data cometh: Low-Dimensional Models for Understanding Neural Systems”

Jan. 20 – Thomas Yeo, National University of Singapore – 12 noon, Rm. B01 at 24 Cummington Mall
“Hierarchical Bayesian Models of Brain Function and Disorder”

Jan. 27 – Tatyana Sharpee, Salk Institute – 12 noon, Rm. B01, 24 Cummington Mall
“Sensory Coding in the Natural Environment”

February 2016

Feb. 3 – David Boas, MGH Harvard – 12 noon, Rm. B01. 24 Cummington Mall
“Neuroimaging With Light: From Human to Rodent and Back”

Feb. 24 – Weiji Ma, CNS NYU – 12 noon, Rm. B01. 24 Cummington Mall

March 2016

Mar. 16 – Jenny Luebke, BU Anatomy and Neurobiology – 12 noon, Rm. B01. 24 Cummington Mall
Diversity and Selective Vulnerability of Cortical Pyramidal Neurons

Mar. 23 – Sylvian Williams, McGill University – 12 noon, Rm. B01. 24 Cummington Mall
Optogenetic manipulation reveals an essential role for REM sleep theta rhythm in memory consolidation

April 2016

Apr. 6 – Katya Ravid and David Center, BU Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Office – 12 noon, Rm. B01. 24 Cummington Mall
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