Keck Neuroscience Program

W.M. Keck Science Department

Thomas Borowski, PhD, Program Director

Keck Neuroscience Program

W.M. Keck Science Department

Thomas Borowski, PhD, Program Director


Neuroscience Speaker Series

Arnaud Delorme

Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego

“Computational Neuroscience and Consciousness”

Thursday, September 19th, 2019 5:00 PM

Burns Lecture Hall (RM B31), Keck Science Center

Pat Levitt

Institute for the Developing Mind, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

“Developmental Neuroscience”

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019, 5:00 PM

TBA, Pomona College

Jeffrey Donlea

Department of Neurobiology, UCLA

"Molecular functions of sleep"

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, 5 PM

Burns Lecture Hall (RM B31), Keck Science Center

Baljit Khakh

Department of Physiology, UCLA


Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, 5:00 PM

Burns Lecture Hall (RM B31), Keck Science Center

Past Speakers


Summer Thyme

Harvard University

"Phenotypic Landscape of Schizophrenia-Associated Genes Defines Candidates and their Shared Functions"

Harold Zakon

University of Texas at Austin

"Scorpions vs. Desert Mice: A Case Study of Evolutionary Jiu Jitsu"

Ute Hochgeschwender

Central Michigan University

"Bioluminescent Optogenetics – Molecular Control with Biological Light "

Michele Basso

Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior

“Cognition and Movement in Parkinson’s Disease”

Rachita Sumbria

Keck Graduate Institute

"High-affinity transferrin receptor antibodies to piggyback biologics into the brain for Alzheimer’s disease"

Wayne Wu

Carnegie Mellon University

“Neuroscience and the Challenge of Consciousness”

Richard Mooney

Duke University

“From Song to Synapse: The Neurobiology of Vocal Communication”

An Do

University of California, Irvine

“Encoding of associative memory in engram cell pathways”

Spring 2018

Michael Landy

New York University

"Sensory Cue Integration: Beyond Vision"

Audrey Chen

University of California, Irvine

"Neuroimmunological regulation of sleep"

Andrei Irima

University of Southern California

"Concussions and their lasting effects upon mental health, neural degeneration and human longevity"

Ilana Bennett

University of California, Riverside

"Diffusion imaging of the aging brain: How integrity relates to episodic memory dysfunction"

Teresa Wen

Neuroscience Program, University of California, Riverside

"Development of structural and functional abnormalities underlying auditory hypersensitivity in a mouse model of Fragile X Syndrome"

Fall 2017

Barbara Knowlton

Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

"Neural Correlates of “Desirable Difficulties” in Motor Skill Learning"

Giorgio Coricelli

Departments of Economics and Psychology, University of Southern California

"Brain, Emotion and Decision Making: The Paradigmatic Examples of Regret and Envy"

Nicholas DiPatrizio

Division of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of California, Riverside

"Endocannabinoids and the Gut-Brain Control of Hedonic Eating"

Fall 2016

Arne Dietrich

Department of Psychology, American University of Beirut

"The Flow Experience: From Mystetry to Mechanism"

Katie Page

Department of Internal Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine

"A View from the Top: Brain Regulatuion of Appetite and Feeding Behavior"

Weisong Ong

Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania"

"Evaluating the Neurobiology of Strategic Cooperation in Non-Human Primates"

Spring 2016

Michael Landy

Department of Psychology and Neural Science, NYU

"The Hebbian normalization model or cortical adaptation"

Paul Merritt

Department of Psychology, Georgetown University

Jessie Peissig

Department of Psychology, Calstate Fullerton

"Biological basis of makeup and attractiveness"

Patricia Phelps

Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology, UCLA

"Ellects of olfactory enshaething cell after spinal cord injury"

Edythe London

Department of Molelcular nand Medical Pharmacology, UCLA

"Dopamine and brain function in addiction"

Fall 2015

Lori James

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Laura Loesch Harrison

University of Southern California

Christie Fowler

Dept Neurobiology & Behavior, UC Riverside

"Neural Circuits and Signaling Mechanisms Mediating Nicotine Dependence"

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