Behavioral Neuroscience Seminar Series

Time & Place: Thursdays, 4pm in BOUS 160 (Map)
Contact john.salamone@uconn.edu if you have speaker suggestions, questions, or would like to receive email announcements.

Spring 2018

Feb 1 Susana Mingote, Columbia University Uncovering the Function of Dopamine Neuron Glutamate Cotransmission
Mar 8 Student Talk: Naixin Ren
Student Talk: Ruth McLeod
Inferring Synaptic Connections Using Spike Data
Effects of Caffeine and Sex on Preterm Hypoxic Ischemia Outcomes
Mar 22 Student Talk: Peter Perrino Developing a novel rule learning paradigm in mice
Mar 29 Sam McKenzie, NYU Medical College Excitatory control of feedback inhibition in the hippocampus
Apr 5 Jake Hinman, Boston University Navigating with Multiple Reference Frames: Entorhinal and Striatal Representations of Space
Apr 12 Student Talk: Renee Rotolo
Student Talk: Rose Presby
Serotonin Receptors and Effort-related Choice: 2A, 2C, 2B… or not 2B?
The Inflamed side of Depression: Cytokines, Motivation and Major Depressive Disorder
Apr 19 Linnaea Ostroff, PNB UCONN Local protein synthesis at synapses during consolidation of fear memory
Apr 26 Student Talk: Ryan Troha New directions in examining observational learning in rats
May 3 Andrie Kozlov, Imperial College, London UK Gating without swinging: a two-channel model of hair-cell mechanotransduction with membrane-mediated cooperativity

Past Seminars (2014-), Past Seminars (Before 2014)

PSYC 5200 & Student Presentations

The seminars are open to any interested faculty, staff, and students. However, BNS graduate students are required to take 4 semesters of seminar (PSYC 5200) for credit. The major goal of the course is to give students a chance to practice presenting and get feedback on their research. Senior graduate students and advanced/honors undergraduates working in BNS/PNB labs may also register.

Course Expectations:

  • Attendance at Thurs 4pm talks is mandatory for students registered for the course
  • Registered students should give 1 talk per semester
  • Send in your title and a short abstract (~300 words) 1 week before your scheduled talk
  • Avoid technical problems by checking the projector/laptop/adapters well before your presentation

Grading: pass/fail based on attendance (50%) and participation (50%)

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