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Neurobiology and Behavior

Seminar series   •   Fall 2015
(all seminars are Thursdays at 12:30 pm in the Morison Room (A106) of Corson/Mudd Halls unless otherwise noted)

Aug. 27 Jenny Feng - Defense Seminar; Biological rhythms of vocal behaivor in fish: hormonal, neuronal, and genetic mechanisms    
Aug. 28 Biz Turnell - Defense Seminar; Sexual selection in the field: pre- and postcopulatory dynamics in a Hawaiian cricket (Friday 1:30)  
Sept. 3 Geraldine Wright, Newcastle University - Host: Rob Raguso (NBB) and Katja Poveda (Entomology); Sensing the bitter in the sweet: the bee's mechanisms for the detection of plant toxins in nectar    
Sept. 10 Stephen Shea, Cold Spring Harbor - Host: Christiane Linster; Inhibitory circuits for olfaction and audition    
Sept. 14 Daniela Schiller, Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai - Joint Seminar hosted by Dept. of Human Development and Department of Neurobiology and Behavior; A map for social navigation in the human brain (Monday 12:30; B51 Warren)  
Sept. 24 Anne Marie Oswald, University of Pittsburgh - Host: Christiane Linster; Inhibitory and disinhibitory circuits in olfactory cortex    
Sept. 30 Judith Bronstein, University of Arizona - Hosted by Entomology and EEB - Angela Douglas and Andre Kessler; Mutualism: what do we know, and where do we go from here? (Wednesday 3:30; G10 Biotech)
Oct. 1 NO SEMINAR    
Oct. 8 Reza Shadmehr, Johns Hopkins University - Host: Jesse Goldberg; Encoding of action by Purkinje cells of the cerebellum    
Oct. 15 NO SEMINAR    
Oct. 22 Dayu Lin, NYU Langone Medical Center - Host: Jesse Goldberg; The neural mechanisms of aggression    
Oct. 29 Donald Wilson, NYU Langone Medical Center - Host: Christiane Linster; Smell in context: Top-down processing in olfaction    
Nov. 4 Leslie Vosshall, The Rockefeller University - Hosted by NBB and Entomology - Ron Hoy and Laura Harrington; Building a mosquito's sensory system to hunt humans
(Wednesday 3:30; G10 Biotech)
Nov. 12 Sacha Vignieri,Senior Associate Editor for Science whose seminar and visit is being supported by Cornell’s BEST Program- Host: Ned Place - Opening the black box- an editor's perspective n scientific publishing    
Nov. 19 Conor Liston, Weill Cornell Medical College - Host: Melissa Warden - Prefrontal Cortical Circuit Mechanisms of Cognitive Deficits in Chronic Stress and Depression

Dec. 3 Karen Kapheim, Utah State University - Host: Michael Sheehan - Causes and Consequences of Social Evolution of Bees    
Dec. 10 Maria R Servedio, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Host: Kerry Shaw; Models and Mechanisms of Male Mate Choice    


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