Upcoming and recent events at the VBI
The VBI hosts invited speakers in a regular series of Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society that occur on Wednesdays at 4 pm. See the announcements for upcoming seminars, and view the flyers for recent seminars.
The VBI also hosts the Neuroscience Graduate Program Research Forum NanoSymposiums, where graduate students in the program present updates on their research. The NGP Research Forum is held on Fridays: Fall Semester, 11:30 am; Spring Semester, 12:00 pm.
The VBI and its associated departments also host multiple dissertation defenses.
All VBI events are open to the entire Vanderbilt community.
|9/8/21||Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (Virtual)||Gina Poe, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology; Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences; Director, COMPASS Life Sciences and BRI SURE; co-Director MARC U*STAR, UCLA||Sleep to Change Your Mind: the mechanisms of learning and unlearning to form and reform cognitive schema and to resolve emotions during development and across the lifespan.||VBI|
|9/22/21||Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (Virtual)||Kim Noble, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience and Education, Director, Developmental Psychology program, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY||Socioeconomic Inequality and Children's Brain Development||VBI|
|9/30/21||Vanderbilt Brain Institute Annual Neuroscience Retreat||Anne Andrews, Ph.D.Professor of Psychiatry and Chemistry & Biochemistry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior and California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA||VBI 2021 RETREAT||VBI/NSO|
|10/6/21||Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society||Lucus Pozzo Miller, Ph.D., Co-Director, Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, UAB, Birmingham, AL||The role of the hippocampal-prefrontal cortex circuit in social memory, and its impairment in Rett syndrome mice||VBI/VKC|
|10/20/21||Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (Virtual)||Mustafa Sahin, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Director, Translational Neuroscience Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA||Tuberous Sclerosis: Shedding Light on the Neural Circuitry of Autism||VBI/VKC|
|11/3/21||Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (Virtual)||Jim DiCarlo, Ph.D., Director, MIT Quest for Intelligence; Head, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Investigator, McGovern Institute, Cambridge, MA||Reverse Engineering the Neural Mechanisms of Visual Intelligence||VBI/VVRC|
|11/17/21||SfN Week||NO SEMINAR SfN Annual Meeting||Chicago, IL|
|12/1/21||Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (Virtual)||Todd Roberts, Ph.D.,Thomas O. Hicks Scholar in Medical Research, Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX||Circuits and Synapses for Vocal Imitation||VBI|
|12/15/21||No Seminar||No Seminar||No Seminar||No Seminar|
|1/12/22||Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (Virtual)||Emery Brown, M.D., Ph.D.,Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA |
Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
|Rethinking General Anesthesia||VBI|
|1/26/22||Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (Virtual)||David Holtzman M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Neurology, Scientific Director of the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders, and Associate Director of the Knight ADRC, Washington University, St. Louis, MO||The role of APOE in Aβ and tau mediated pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease||VBI/Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center|
|2/9/22||Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (Virtual)||BJ Casey, Ph.D., Director, Fundamentals of the Adolescent Brain (FAB) Lab, Professor, Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, CT||Cognitive Neuroscience and the Age of Discovery||VBI/Vanderbilt Department of Psychology and Human Development|
|2/23/22||Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (Virtual)||Carmen S. Maldonado-Vlaar, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico||Are the endovanilloid TRPV1 receptors' within the mesolimbic system play a role in anxiety and depression?||VBI/NSO/DEI Student-Invited Speaker|
|3/9/22||Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society||Lu Chen, Ph.D., Professor of Neurosurgery and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA||Retinoid acid receptor-alpha signaling in neuropathic pain||VBI|
|3/23/22||Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society||Adriano Tort, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Computational Neurophysiology Laboratory, Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil||Respiration-coupled brain rhythms beyond olfactory areas||VBI|
|3/25/22||Special Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society||Juan Pascual, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Pediatric Neurologic Diseases; Ed and Sue Rose Distinguished Professor, Neurology, Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development, Pediatrics & Physiology, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX||Experimental augmentation of neural performance||VBI/Pharmacology|
|4/6/22||Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society||Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D. Director, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, (NIH/NIMH), Bethesda, MD||Challenges and Opportunities in Mental Health Research||VBI|
|4/21/22||VUMC Discovery Lecture Speaker||Eric Nestler M.D., Ph.D., Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience, Director of The Friedman Brain Institute & Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY||Transcriptional and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Drug Addiction||VUMC Discovery Lecture Speaker|
|4/27/22||Vivien Casagrande Lecture in Systems Neuroscience||Murray Sherman, Ph.D., Chair of Neurobiology, Maurice Goldblatt Professor of Neurobiology, Committee on Computational Neuroscience, Department of Neurobiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL||Functioning of Circuits Connecting Thalamus and Cortex||VBI|
|5/4/22||Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society||Alcino Silva, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Departments of Neurobiology, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Psychology, Director, Integrative Center for Learning and Memory, Brain Research Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA||Molecular, cellular, systems, brain region, and behavioral mechanisms for linking memories across time||VBI|
|5/18/22||Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (Virtual)||Paola Arlotta,, Ph.D., Chair, Harvard Department of stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Gould Family Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Cambridge, MA||Human Neurodevelopmental Disease:|
from Embryos to Organoids
VBI-affiliated departments also host their own seminars. As a service to the VBI community, all announcements to upcoming talks on campus will be posted in More Neuroscience Talks On Campus.