UTSA NEUROSCIENCES INSTITUTE
The Neurosciences Institute Research Symposium is an annual day of immersive research talks featuring a panel of leading researchers assembed by one of our Investigators, to offer a framework for understanding key concepts and the state-of-the art in that investigator's research field. They are enriching for expert and novice alik, and are one of our flagship events for intellectual exchange.
Symposia are free and open to members of the public. Trainees of all level are invited to drop in between classes to enjoy some world class neuroscience research.
Find discussions with our panel in our podcast series, Neuroscientists Talk Shop.
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UTSA Neurosciences Institute Annual Symposia
2020 A Gut Feeling: Chemosensory signaling from the gut to the brain
Susanne Appleyard (Wash State), Ivan de Araujo (Mt Sinai), Diego Bohorquez (Duke), Lindsey Macpherson (UTSA), Alan Spector (FL State)
2019 Brain Oscillations in Parkinson's Disease
Mark Bevan (Northwestern), Robert Turner (Pitt), Judith Walters (NINDS), Jerrold Vitek (UMN), Charles Wilson (UTSA)
2018 Astrocytes in Synaptic Control
Alfonso Araque (U of MN), Philip Haydon (Tufts), Erik Herzog (Wash U), Carlos Paladini (UTSA)
2017 Neural Codes of Navigation
André Fenton (NYU), James Kneirim (Johns Hopkins), Isabel Muzzio (UTSA), David Redish (U of MN)
2016 Dopamine Neurons & Motivated Behavior
Stan Floresco (UBC Canada), Patricia Janak (Johns Hopkins), Hitoshi Morikawa (UT Austin), Nao Uchida (Harvard), Matt Wanat (UTSA)
2015 Cortical Sensory Processing: The Interplay Between Excitation & Inhibition
Alfonso Apicella (UTSA), Dan Feldman (Berkeley), Raju Metherate (UC Irvine), Massimo Scanziani (UCSD, HHMI), Li Zhang (USC)
2014 Neuron Regeneration (2 day joint symposium with the UTSA Cell & Molecular Program)
Bruce Appel (UC Denver), Philip Horner (UW Seattle), Jenny Hsieh (UT SW), Anthony Koleske (Yale), Arnold Kriegstein (UCSF), Annie Lin (UTSA), Vance Lemmon (U Miami), Bettina Winckler (U Va)
2013 Avalanches Pools & Pitfalls: Power Law Dynamics in the Brain
Larry Abbott (Columbia U), John Beggs (U of Indiana), Dietmar Plenz (NIMH), Fidel Santamaria (UTSA)
2012 Neural Dynamics & Coding
Uri Eden (Boston U), Adrienne Fairhall (UW Seattle), Eugene Izhikevich (Scholarpedia), Eric Shea-Brown (UW Seattle), Todd Troyer (UTSA)
2011 The Bilingual Brain
Karen Emmorey (SD State), Judith Kroll (Penn State), Lee Osterhout (U of WA), Nicole Wicha (UTSA)
2010 Wiring the Nervous System from Brain to Spinal Cord
Raj Awatramani (Northwestern), Jeremy Dasen (NYU, HHMI), Gary Gaufo, Goichi Miyoshi (NYU), Pasko Rakic (Yale)
2009 Ion Channels & Firing Patterns of Dopamine Neurons
Bruce Bean (Harvard), Carlos Paladini (UTSA), Jochen Roeper (Goethe, Frankfurt), Jim Surmeier (Northwestern), John Williams (OHSU)