Tulane Brain Institute Seminar Series

Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule (pdf)



Wednesday September 13, 2017 -  4pm School of Medicine Room 6001, Tulane University Downtown Campus

Genetic and epigenetic regulation of posttraumatic stress response

Alicia K. Smith, PhD  Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine



Wednesday September 20, 2017 - 
4pm Boggs Room 122, Tulane University Uptown Campus

Sports Related Brain Injury and CTE- Media Science and Policy

Gregory Stewart, PhD  Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, W.Kennon McWilliams Professor of Sports Medicine,  Tulane University School of Medicine


Wednesday September 27, 2017 -  4pm School of Medicine Room 6001, Tulane University Downtown Campus

Neural Regulation of brown adipose tissue in diet-induced obesity

Christopher J. Madden, PhD  Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine


Wednesday October 4, 2017 - 
4pm Boggs Room 122, Tulane University Uptown Campus

Mitochondrial dynamics in brain blood vessels

Davis Busija, PhD  Regents Professor and Chairman, Department of Pharmacology, Tulane University School of Medicine


Wednesday October 11, 2017 -  4pm School of Medicine Room 6001, Tulane University Downtown Campus

Frequency-dependent input processing in hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons

Sonia Gasparini, PhD  Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Anatomy, LSU HSC School of Medicine


Friday, October 20, 2017
-  4pm Jones Room 102, Tulane University Uptown Campus

TBA Co-sponsored with Cell and Molecular Biology

Erik Jorgensen, PhD  Distinguished Professor, HHMI Researcher, Department of Biology, The University of Utah


Wednesday October 25, 2017
-  4pm School of Medicine Room 6001, Tulane University Downtown Campus

A neural ensemble for the emergence of pain affect: Nociceptive abstractions in the amygdala

Gregory F. Corder, PhD  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University


Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  4pm Boggs 122, Tulane University Uptown Campus

Pain in the context of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Scott Edwards, PhD  Assistant Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience, Physiology Graduate Program Coordinator, LSU HSC School of Medicine


Wednesday November 8, 2017
-  4pm School of Medicine Room 6001, Tulane University Downtown Campus

Brain Damage in Neurotrauma: Mechanisms, Experimental Models, and Neuroprotective Strategies

Ludmila Belayev, MD  Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Neuroscience, LSU HSC School of Medicine


Wednesday November 15 and November 22, 2017

No Seminar-  Happy Thanksgiving Holiday



Wednesday November 29, 2017
-  4pm Boggs 122, Tulane University Uptown Campus

Parsing structural and functional diversity within cell types in auditory brain circiuts

Nace L. Golding, PhD  Director and Professor, Institute for Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience, The University of Texas at Austin.

Wednesday December 6, 2017-  4pm Boggs 122, Tulane University Uptown Campus

Acquired Dendritic Channelopathies

Danial Johnston, PhD Professor of Neuroscience and Director, Center of Learning and Memory, The University of Texas at Austin


Past Seminar Series

Fall 2016 Seminar Series Schedule (pdf)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series Schedule (pdf)

archived seminar series can be found here