Seminar Series


Date: Rescheduled to 2022
Yuko Munakata, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
UC Davis
Topic: TBD

Time: TBD



Date: November 23, 2021
Speaker: Susan Tapert, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Department of Psychiatry
UC San Diego

Topic: Alcohol and the Adolescent Brain
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Time: 1:00 PM PDT


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Date: November 19, 2021
Speaker: Greg Duncan, PhD
Distinguished Professor
School of Education, UCI

Speaker: Sonya Troller-Renfree, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Teachers College, Columbia University

Topic: The Impact of a Poverty Reduction
Intervention on Infant Brain Activity

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Time: 3:00 PM PDT



Date: September 14, 2021
Speaker: Alicia K. Smith, PhD
Vice Chair for Research
Diana & Bryan Blair Research Associate Professor
Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Topic: Epigenetic Consequences of Trauma Exposure Across the Lifespan
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Time: 1:00 PM PDT


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Date: June 8, 2021
Speaker: Fabricio H. Do Monte, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
McGovern Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Topic: Neural circuits regulating reward-approach vs. threat-avoidance responses
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Time: 1:00 PM PDT


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Date: April 27, 2021
Speaker: Catherine Jensen Peña, PhD

Assistant Professor
Princeton Neuroscience Institute

Topic: Transcriptomic and epigenomic consequences of early life stress
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Time: 12:00 PM PDT


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Date: February 9, 2021
Speaker: Deanna Barch, PhD

Chair, Psychological & Brain Sciences
Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Radiology
Washington University in St. Louis

Topic: Early adversity, brain development, and risk for mental health across development
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Time: 1:00 PM PDT


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Date: January 26, 2021
Speaker: Jenalee Doom, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Stress, Early Experience and Development (SEED) Center
University of Denver

Topic: Stress, Social Relationships, and Pathways to Mental and Physical Health
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Time: 2:00 PM PDT