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Upcoming and recent events at the VBI

VBI events

The VBI hosts invited speakers in a regular series of Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society that occur on Wednesdays at 4 pm in 1220 Medical Research Building III (MRB3). 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 at 12:00 pm the Fall & Spring Semester in 1220 Medical Research Building III (MRB3).

The VBI and its associated departments also host multiple dissertation defenses.

All VBI events are open to the entire Vanderbilt community.

DateSeminar TypeSpeakerTitleHost
9/7/2022Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society Samer Hatter, PhD, NIH/NIMH, Chief and Senior Investigator, Section on Light and Circadian Rhythms (SLCR), National Institute of Mental Health, John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Bethesda, MD"Retinal and brain circuits underlying
the effects of light on behaviors"
9/21/22Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society Jason Yeatman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Standford, CA"The dynamic interplay between white matter plasticity and learning"VKC/VBI
9/29/22Vanderbilt Brain Institute Annual Neuroscience RetreatAndre' A. Fenton, PhD, Professor, Neurobiology of Cognition Laboratory, Center for Neural Science and Neuroscience Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY"Memory, learning to learn, and control of cognitive representations"NSO/VBI
10/5/22Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society
Cagla Eroglu, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell Biology & Associate Professor of Neurobiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC"How do Astrocytes Sculpt Synaptic Circuits?"VBI
10/19/22Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society Xiao Jing Wang, PhD, Global Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Physics, Director, Swartz Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Center for Neural Science,
New York University, New York, NY (POSTPONED)
"Theory of the multiregional cortex:
cognition in space and time"
11/2/22Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society Emma K. Adam, PhD, Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, School of Education and Social Policy, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research & Associate Vice President for Research, Office for Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL,TBAVKC/VBI
11/16/22SfN Week NO SEMINAR SfN Annual MeetingChicago, ILSfN
11/30/22Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society Pablo E. Castillo, MD, PhD, Harold and Muriel Block Chair Professor, Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NYTBAVBI
12/7/22Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society Cynthia Moss, PhD, Chair & Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, with joint appointments in Neuroscience and Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, Baltimore, MDTBAVBI
1/11/23Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society Helen S. Mayberg, MD, Director, Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics, Professor, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Mount Sinai Professor of Neurotherapeutics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NYTBAVBI
1/25/23Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society TBA
2/8/23Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (Virtual)Anna Victoria Molofsky, MD, PhD
Samuel Barondes Professor of Neurobiology and Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Weill Institute for Neurosciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2/22/23Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and SocietyYishi Jin, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Junior Seau Foundation Endowed Faculty Chair, Department of Neurobiology, School of Biological Sciences, Co-Director, Kavli Institute of Brain and Mind, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
3/8/23Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and SocietyTBA
3/22/23Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and SocietyElisabeth A. (Betsy) Murray, Ph.D.
Chief, Section on the Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, Chief, Laboratory of Neuropsychology, NIMH, Bethesda, MD
4/5/23Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and SocietyAxel T Brunger, PhD,Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Neurology, Photon Science and Structural Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CATBAVBI
4/19/23Vivien Casagrande Lecture SeriesAnn Graybiel, PhD, Institute Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, McGovern Institute, Cambridge, MA TBAPsych/VBI
5/3/23Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and SocietyTBA TBAVBI
5/17/23Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and SocietyKimberlei Richardson, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DCTBAVBI

Other events

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.


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