All seminars begin at 4 p.m. in Singleton Auditorium (46-3002), followed by a social reception until 6 p.m., unless otherwise noted. MCN students are invited to lunch with visiting (non-MIT). Please contact Charles Moss to sign up.
Schedule is being finalized; an updated schedule will be posted as soon as possible.
Feb. 7: Joseph Takahashi, UT Southwestern, "Circadian Clock Genes and the Importance of Timing in Aging and Longevity."
Mar. 6: Piali Sengupta, Brandeis University, "Food Mind Control: Regulation of Sensory Behaviors by Bacterial Diet in C. elegans."
Sept. 8: Daniel Johnston, University of Texas
Oct. 9: Melanie Samuel, Baylor College of Medicine
Nov. 6: Sheena Josselyn, University of Toronto, "Neuronal Allocation to an Engram."
Dec. 4: Corey Harwell, Harvard Medical School
Feb. 8: David Bartel, MIT, Whitehead Institute, and HHMI, "A Network of Noncoding Regulatory RNAs that Act in the Mammalian Brain."
March 15: Oleg Butovsky, Harvard Medical School, "Dual Faces of Dr. Jekyll Microglia: Degenerating Neurons Cannot 'Hyde'"
April 5: Avital Rodal, Brandeis Unversity, "Routing and Remodeling Membranes at the Synapse."
May 10: Susumu Tomita, Yale School of Medicine, "Molecular Constituents of Synaptic Transmission."
Sept. 20: Steve Flavell, MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences, "Serotonergic Circuits that Control Persistent Behavioral States."
Oct. 4: Wojciech Krezel, IGBMC, Strasbourg, "Vitamin A in Striatal Development and Neurodegeneration."
Nov. 8: Matthew Kennedy, University of Colorado Denver, "New Approaches for Manipulating Synapse Function and Neuronal Cell Biology with Light."
Dec. 6: Matthew Dalva, Jefferson College of Life Sciences, "Synapse Formation and Plasticity: Effects of Biological-Sex and Synaptic Nanostructure."
Feb. 9: Joshua Sanes, Harvard University, "Formation of Neural Circuits in the Retina: Cells and Molecules."
Mar. 2: Rachel Wilson, Harvard Medical School, "Neural Correlates of Orienting Behaviors and Latent Action Biases."
Apr. 6: Troy Littleton, MIT Biology and BCS, "Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Heterogeneity of Neurotransmitter Release Probability at Synapses."
May 4: Hisashi Umemori, Boston Children's Hospital, "The Dopaminergic Synaptic Organizers."
May 11: Uri Ashery, Tel Aviv University, "From Protein Structure to Neuronal Network Activity: The Role of DOC2B in Asynchronous Neurotransmitter Release."
Oct. 5: Rosalind Segal, Dana-Faber Cancer Institute, "Axonal Survival: RNA Transport and Translation."
Oct. 26: Fan Wang, Duke University, "General Anesthesia, Sleep, and Pain." (Note that Wang is now a faculty member in BCS.)
Nov. 16: MCN Student Symposium: Scarlet Barker (Tsai Lab), "Resilient Brains: Mef2 Activity is Associated with Cognitive Enhancement and Reserve in Mice and Humans"; Galen Lynch (Fee Lab), "Rhythmic Continuous-Time Coding in the Songbird Analog of Vocal Motor Cortex"; Hannah Wirtshafter (Wilson Lab), "Neuronal Activity in the Lateral Septum During Navigation."
Dec. 7: Hopi Hoekstra, Harvard University, "The Genetic Basis of Behavioral Evolution."
March 3: Zhigang He, Harvard Medical School / Boston Children Hospital, “From axon regeneration to functional recovery after injury.”
April 7: Bradford Lowell, Harvard Medical School, "Hunger Management: Feedback/Feedforward Regulation and the Effector Circuits."
May 5: Susumu Tonegawa, MIT Biology, "Monitoring and Engineering Memory Engram Cells and their Circuits."
Sept. 15: Fen-Biao Gao, UMass Medical School, "Insights from Drosophila and iPSC Models of C90RF72-related ALS/FTD"
Oct. 20: MCN Student Symposium: Kutay Atabay (Reddien Lab), "Mechanisms of Self-Organization in the Planarian Nervous System"; Zoe Hilbert (Kim Lab), "Sexually Dimorphic Decision-Making in C. elegans"; Caitlin Vander Weele (Tye Lab), "Dopaminergic Modulation of Prefrontal Cortex Subpopulations"; Lou Beaulieu-Laroche (Harnett Lab), "Dendritic Integration in Human Neurons."
Nov. 17: Gloria Choi, MIT BCS, "Gut Microbiome to Cortical Dysfunction: Neural Circuits Underlying Behavioral Abnormalities in Mice Exposed to Prenatal Immune Activation."
Dec. 8: Philip Haydon, Tufts Medical School, "Sleep and Wake Coordinated by Glia."
Feb. 5: Steve McCarroll, Broad Institute and Harvard Medical School, "Genetic Evidence for a Neuroimmune Mechanism in Schizophrenia.
March 4: Nace Golding, Univ. of Texas at Austin, “Life in the fast brain: mechanisms and temporal codes underlying sound localization.”
April 8: Kwanghun Chung, MIT Chemical Engineering/IMES, "Scalable Proteomic Imaging of Intact Biological Systems."
May 6: MCN Student Symposium
Sept. 16: Cagla Eroglu, Duke University, "How do Astrocytes Control Development and Plasticity of Synaptic Circuits?"
Oct. 14: Elly Nedivi, MIT BCS and Biology, "Visualizing Synapse Structural Dynamics in Neocortex in Vivo."
Nov. 18: Sebastian Kadener, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, "Molecular and Physiological Functions of Circular RNAs in the Brain." (Note that Kadener is now at Brandeis University)
Dec. 9: Chinfei Chen, Boston Children's Hospital, "A Role for Cortical Feedback in Thalamic Development."