Seminar Series

Debra Bangasser, PhD

Date: July 9, 2024, Time: 4:00 – 5:00PM (PT)
Speaker: Debra Bangasser, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
Associate Director, Center for Behavioral neuroscience
Georgia State University,

Topic: Early resource scarcity causes lasting changes in cognition and motivated behavior

Location: Plumwood House and also Telecast via Zoom, passcode: 764583

Cate Hartley

Date: June 18, 2024, Time: 4:00 – 5:00PM (PT)
Speaker: Cate Hartley, PhD
Associate Professor
Psychology and Neural Science
New York University

Topic: Interactive Development of Reinforcement Learning and Episodic Memory

Location: Herklotz Conference Room and also Telecast via Zoom, passcode: 764583

Mario Penzo

Date: May 21, 2024, Time: 4:00 – 5:00PM (PT)
Speaker: Mario Penzo, PhD
Senior Investigator
Unit on the Neurobiology of Affective Memory
National Institute of Mental Health

Topic: The Midline Thalamus and the Control of Goal-Oriented Behaviors

Location: Plumwood House (Across From Medical Education) and also Telecast via Zoom, passcode: 764583

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Date: February 27, 2024, Time: 4:00 – 5:00PM (PT)
Speaker: Seth Pollak, PhD
Vaughan-Bascom Distinguished University Professor
Departments of Psychology, Pediatrics, Anthropology
LaFollette School of Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Topic: Re-thinking Adversity: Early Life Stress from the Child's Perspective

Location: Plumwood House (Across From Medical Education) and also Telecast via Zoom, passcode: 764583

Dr. Pat Levitt

Date: January 16, 2024, Time: 4:00 – 5:00PM (PT)
Speaker: Pat Levitt, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, Senior VP and Director, The Saban Research Institute
Simms/Mann Chair of Developmental Neurogenetics
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
WM Keck Provost Professor of Neurogenetics
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Topic: Functional Implications of Developmental Heterogeneity

Location: Plumwood House (Across From Medical Education) and also Telecast via Zoom, passcode: 764583

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Date: November 9, 2023, Time: 4:00 – 5:00PM (PT)
Speaker: Flavio Donato, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, Head of Research Group
Biozentrum of the University of Basel

Topic: Memory dynamics through the divergent recruitment of developmentally-defined hippocampal traces

Location: Plumwood House (Across From Medical Education) and also Telecast via Zoom, passcode: 764583

Alex Shackman

Date: September 19, 2023, Time: 4:00 – 5:00PM (PT)
Speaker: Alexander Shackman, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Maryland

Topic: The Nature and Neurobiology of Anxiety

Location: Plumwood House (Across From Medical Education) and also Telecast via Zoom, passcode: 764583

Read Montague, Ph.D. Director, Human Neuroimaging Laboratory, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (David Hungate/ Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute)

Date: July 11, 2023, Time: 4:00 – 5:00PM (PT)
Speaker: Read Montague, PhD
Virginia Tech Carilion Vernon Mountcastle Research Professor
Director, Center for Human Neuroscience Research
Franlin Biomedical Research Institute, Virginia Tech

Topic: “Reinforcement Learning, Monoamines and the effort to connect neurochemical dynamics to Human Perception.”

Location: Plumwood House (Across From Medical Education) and also Telecast via Zoom, passcode: 764583

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Nathan A. Fox

Date: June 13, 2023, Time: 1:00 – 2:00PM (PT)
Speaker: Nathan A. Fox, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program
University of Maryland

Topic: “The Effects of Early Psychosocial Deprivation on Brain and Behavior: Lessons from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project.”

Also Telecast via Zoom

Passcode: 764583

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Tanja Jovanovic

Date: May 23, 2023, Time: 12:00 – 1:00PM (PT)
Speaker: Tanja Jovanovic, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences
Wayne State University

Topic: The “When” Matters: Developmental Timing of Trauma Exposure.

In-Person Location: Gross Hall 4th Floor, Thorpe Conference Room

Also Telecast via Zoom

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Date: April 6, 2023, Time: 12:00 – 1:30PM (PT)
Speaker: Mattia Maroso, PhD
Senior Editor
Science Magazine

Topic: Life at Science.

In-Person Location: Gross Hall 4th Floor Conference Room

Also Telecast via Zoom

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Date: March 23, 2023, Time: 2:00 – 3:00PM (PT)
Speaker: Scott Russo, PhD
Professor, Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Endowed Chair, Mount Sinai Professor in Affective Neuroscience
Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai

Topic: Immune-brain interactions in depression.

In-Person Location: Herklotz Conference Room

Also Telecast via Zoom

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Date: March 21, 2023, Time: 10:00 – 11:00AM (PT)
Speaker: Michael Bruchas, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology
University of Washington

Topic: Decoding Heterogeneity of the Locus Coeruleus Noradrenergic System in Arousal and Stress.

In-Person Location: ISEB Room 1200

Also Telecast via Zoom

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Date: March 20, 2023, Time: 3:00 – 4:00PM (PT)
Speaker: Diego Pizzagalli, PhD
Director, McLean Imaging Center, Center for Depression, Anxiety & Stress Research
Professor of Psychiatry
McLean Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Topic: New Frontiers in Depression Research and Treatments.

In-Person Location: Herklotz Conference Room

Also Telecast via Zoom

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Date: February 23, 2023
Speaker: Lisa M. Monteggia, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology

Vanderbilt University

Topic: Mechanisms of Rapid Antidepressant Action.

In-Person Location: Plumwood House (Showa Denko Lecture Hall)

Also Telecast via Zoom
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Time: 3:00 – 4:00PM (PT)

Dylan G. Gee, PhD, Associate Professor, Yale University

Date: February 21, 2023
Speaker: Dylan G. Gee, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Yale University

Topic: Leveraging the Science of Early-Life Adversity to Promote Youth Mental Health.

In-Person Location: Gross Hall, 4th Floor, Thorpe Conference Room, Also Telecast via Zoom
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Time: 4:00 – 5:00PM (PT)

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Date: January 17, 2023
Speaker: Andrea Danese, MD, PhD
Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
King’s College London

Topic: New Directions in Research on Childhood Adversity.

Location: Zoom
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Time: 9:00 – 10:00AM (PT)

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Date: November 29, 2022
Speaker: Dominik R. Bach, MD, PhD
Professor of Cognitive-Computational and Clinical Neuroscience,
Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging and Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research
University College London

Topic: Human action selection under threat:
computing adaptive behaviour

Location: Zoom
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Time: 9:00 – 10:00AM (PT)

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Date: October 25, 2022
Speaker: Rajendra Morey, MD, MS
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Division of Translational Neuroscience
Duke University

Topic: Leveraging Team Science at a Global Scale to
Investigate the Neurobiology of PTSD

Location: Zoom
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Time: 1:00 – 2:00PM (PT)

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Date: September 13, 2022
Speaker: Susan B. Perlman, PhD
Associate Professor

Department of Psychiatry
Director | Laboratory for Child Brain Development
Washington University of St. Louis

Topic: Neuroscientific Evaluation of Risk in Early Childhood Psychopathology: Integrating Proximal and Distal Factors.”

Location: Gross Hall 4th Floor & Zoom
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Time: 4:00 – 5:00PM (PT)

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Date: June 14, 2022
Speaker: C. Neill Epperson, M.D.
Robert Freedman Endowed Chair and Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Executive Director | Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center
Professor | Department of Family Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Anschutz Medical Campus

Topic: Enduring Impact of Childhood Adversity: Multimodal Investigations Across the Lifespan

Location: Zoom
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Time: 1:00 – 2:00PM (PT)

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Date: May 9, 2022
Speaker: Mathias Schmidt, Ph.D
Research Group Leader
Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
“Neurobiology of Stress Resilience”, Munich, Germany

Topic: Routes to enhance stress resilience: Manipulation of genes or environment?

Location: Gross Hall 4th Floor Conference Room - Refreshments and Pastries provided
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Time: 4:00 – 5:00PM (PT)

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Date: April 5, 2022
Speaker: Katie McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Harvard University

Topic: Neurodevelopmental Mechanisms Linking Childhood Adversity with Psychopathology Across the Life-Course
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Time: 1:00 – 2:00PM (PT)

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Date: February 22, 2022
Speaker: Garret Stuber, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
University of Washington

Topic: Neurocircuits for Motivation and Reward
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Time: 4:00 – 5:00PM (PDT)

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Date: February 15, 2022
Speaker: William A. Carlezon Jr., Ph.D.
Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Chair in Psychiatry Chief
Basic Neuroscience Division Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience McLean Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Topic: Enduring effects of early developmental immune activation
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Time: 1:00 – 2:00PM (PDT)

 

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Date: January 11, 2022
Speaker: Thomas L. Kash, Ph.D.
John Andrews Distinguished Professor
Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies
Vice-Chair for Faculty Development
Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Topic: Probing the Role of Serotonin in Alcohol Use Disorders
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Time: 1:00 – 2:00PM (PDT)