Student-Hosted Seminar Series

Each year NUIN invites to campus several highly distinguished neuroscientists as part of the Student Hosted Seminar Series (SHSS). Potential SHSS speakers are selected and invited by a committee of NUIN students. Each event is organized by a team of two students from the committee that works closely with the speaker to arrange all aspects of their visit, including travel and itinerary. The SHSS Committee is advised by Dr. Savio Chan from the Department of Physiology.

Speakers for 2012-13:

Karel Svoboda, PhD; Janelia Farms: 08March 2013

Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD; Department of Human Genetics, Neurology, and Psychiatry, UCLA: Fall 2013, Date TBD


Speakers for 2011-12:

Alcino Silva, PhD; Brain Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles.
“Molecular and cellular mechanisms of memory allocation in neuronal networks”
01June 2012, 12:00-1:00p, Hughes Auditorium, Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center
Student Hosts: Neha Mehta and Katie Leaderbrand

Pablo Castillo, MD, PhD; Dept.of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
“Endocannabinoid-mediated Plasticity: Novel mechanisms and synaptic rules”
02March 2012, 4:00-5:00p, Canning Auditorium, Prentice Women’s Hospital, 250 E.Superior Street, Chicago
Student Hosts: Giulia Quattrocolo and Xiao-Wen Yu

Current Committee Members:
James Antony
Xiaojun (Agnes) Bao
Sara Berger
Shoai Hattori
Vivian Hernandez
Katie Leaderbrand
Sarah Lorenzen
John Marshall
Neha Mehta
Giulia Quattrocolo
Ricardo Ruiz Torres
Xiao-Wen Yu

Savio Chan, PhD (Faculty Advisor)