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UTSA Spring 2018 Neurobiology Lecture Series

Presented by the Department of Biology and the UTSA Neurosciences Institute.

Seminars will be held in BSB 3.03.02 at 12pm.  Parking available in Ximenes Ave Garage, adjacent to the BSB, map here.   Download postable flyer here

Lecture Series

January 11, 2018

Huizhong Tao, PhD

Associate Professor


Dissecting Neural Circuits for Visual Processing and Behavior

Host: Alfonso Apicella

January 18, 2018

Dwight Bergles PhD


Johns Hopkins

Oligodendrocyte dynamics in the adult brain

Host: Carlos Paladini

January 25, 2018

Danny Winder PhD



Novel signaling in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in stress and alcohol forced abstinence

Host: Isabel Muzzio

February 1, 2018

Thomas Anastasio PhD

Associate Professor

University of Illinois

Confronting Neurobiological Complexity: Computational Analysis of Irreducibly Complex Neurobiological Processes

Host: Fidel Santamaria

February 8, 2018

Marco Gallio PhD

Assistant Professor


Temperature representation and processing in the fruit fly brain

Host: Todd Troyer

February 9, 2018  ALL DAY BSE 2.102

Astrocytes in Synaptic Control Symposium

Panelists: Alfonso Araque (UMN), Phil Haydon (Tufts), Erik Herzog (Wash U), Carlos Paladini (UTSA)

February 15, 2018

Kyung-An Han PhD

Associate Professor


Neurobiological Mechanism underlying inhibitory control & impulsivity

host: Hyoung Gon Lee

February 22, 20182018

Ed Stern PhD

Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Pathophysiology of the neocortical network in mouse models of dementia.

Host: Charles Wilson

March 1, 2018

John Manstch PhD

Dept Chair, Professor

Marquette University


Host:  Matt Wanat

March 8, 2018

Alcino Silva PhD

Distinguished Professor


Molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms that link memories across time

Host: PhD Students (Matt Lopez)

March 22, 2018

Ulrich Hoffman PhD

Internal Senior Fellow

Freiburg University, Germany

Electroceuticals and other theragnostic revolutions

Host: Fidel Santamaria

March 29, 2018

Ping Li PhD


Penn State

How Second Language Learning Remodels Our Brains

Host: Nicole Wicha

April 5, 2018

Jorge Manzo PhD


University of Veracruz, Mexico

Enriched environment and cerebellum in a rat model of autism.

Host: Fidel Santamaria

April 19, 2018

Joanna Jankowsky PhD

Associate Professor

Baylor College of Medicine

Chemogenetic modeling of circuit dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease

Host: Hyoung Gon Lee

April 26, 2018

Jonathan Fritz PhD

Research Scientist

University of Miami


Host: Todd Troyer