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UTSA Neurosciences Institute

One UTSA Plaza San Antonio TX 78249

Hosted by CBI


UTSA Spring 2016 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.

Lecture Series

January 14, 2016

Hillel Adesnik PhD

“Unexpected Roles for inhibitory circuits in the neocortex”

UC Berkeley

Host: PhD Students

January 21, 2016

Mark Bevan

“Abnormal activity of the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson’s disease: underlying mechanisms and corrective, therapeutic interventions”

Northwestern University

Host: PhD Students

January 28, 2016

Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD

“Intergenerational imaging of reading networks”


Host: Nicole Wicha

February 4, 2016

Jagmeet S. Kanwal PhD

“Modeling Speech Perception within the Brain of a Bat”

Georgetown University

Host: Todd Troyer/Nicole Wicha

February 11, 2016

Gordon MG Shepherd MD PhD

"Circuit organization of mouse motor cortex"

Northwestern University

Host: Alfonso Apicella

February 18, 2016

Christopher Olsen PhD

“Overlap and divergence in neural ensembles engaged by cocaine and non-drug rewards”

Medical College of Wisconsin

Host: Matt Wanat

February 25, 2016

Dan Hyde PhD

“Neural foundations for mathematics learning”

University of Illinois-UC

Host: Nicole Wicha

March 3, 2016

Bard Ermentrout PhD

“Space: The final Frontier

Modeling and analysis of large scale brain activity”

Univ of Pittsburgh

Host: Charles Wilson

March 10, 2016

Isabel Muzzio PhD

“Where are we? Hippocampal neural activity predicts behavior during reorientation”


Host: Fidel Santamaria

March 24, 2016

Javier Medina PhD

“Coding in silence: Precise control of movement kinematics by optogenetic inhibition of Purkinje cells”

Baylor College of Med

Host: Isabel Muzzio

March 31, 2016

Russel Ray  PhD

“Unraveling the brainstem and its roles in physiology and behavior”

Baylor College of Medicine

Host: Gary Gaufo

April 7, 2016

Lee Goldstein MD PhD


Boston University

Host: George Perry

April 14, 2016

Laura Colgin PhD

“Spatial memory operations differ during slow and fast gamma rhythms in the hippocampus”

UT Austin

Host: Isabel Muzzio

April 21, 2016

Daniel Polley PhD

“Deep layer cortical circuits control columnar excitability and modulate subcortical auditory processing”

Harvard University

Host: Alfonso Apicella

April 28, 2016

John Williams PhD

“How does L-DOPA increase dopamine dependent transmission?”

Oregon Health Sciences University

Host: Carlos Paladini