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Neurobiology and Behavior

Seminar series   •   Spring 2014

(All seminars are Thursdays at 12:30 pm in the Morison Room (A106) of Corson-Mudd unless otherwise noted)

 

Jan. 23             Sujata Rao – Host: Deitcher

Light before sight: A fetal light response pathway in mouse eye development

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff_directory/staff_display.aspx?DoctorID=18326

 

Jan. 30             Michael Platt – Host: NBB Graduate Students

Foraging Decisions as a Unifying Approach to Behavioral Ecology and Neuroscience

                  http://www.dibs.duke.edu/research/profiles/7-michael-platt

 

Feb. 6              Janis Dickinson – Host: Deitcher

Why kin selection is not dead: Evidence from a sort of cooperative breeder

                  http://www2.dnr.cornell.edu/citizenscience/

 

Feb. 13            Chun Han – Host: Deitcher

Regulation of dendrite morphogenesis by the neuronal environment

 

Feb. 20           Joseph Tobias – Host: Webster

Species interactions and the evolution of animal signals

                  http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/people/view/tobias_j.htm    

 

Feb. 27           Antonello Bonci – Host: McCobb

Optogenetic approaches to studying reward and substance abuse disorders

                  http://irp.drugabuse.gov/Bonci.php

 

Mar. 6             Ian Ellwood – Host: Deitcher

A new perspective on dopaminergic tuning of behavioral flexibility

                  http://profiles.ucsf.edu/ian.ellwood

 

Mar. 11 (Tues) Daniel Baldassarre – Advisor: Webster  (Defense Seminar)

Sexual selection and speciation in the red-backed fairy-wren

                  http://www.nbb.cornell.edu/neurobio/websterlab/people.html

 

Mar. 13           Lainy Day – Host: Webster

Neural, Muscular and Hormonal Adaptations for Complex Display in Manakins (Pipridae)

                  http://olemiss.edu/depts/biology/people/faculty/day/index.php

 

Mar. 20          No NBB Seminar – Supporting Big Bio Seminar

 

Mar. 27          Elena Gracheva – Host: Hopkins • • • RESCHEDULED • • •

 

Apr. 3            No Seminar – Spring Break

 

Apr. 10          Elena Gracheva – Host: Hopkins

Molecular adaptations to unique lifestyle in mammalian hibernators

                  http://bbs.yale.edu/people/elena_gracheva.profile

 

Apr. 17          Ofer Tchernichovski – Host: Goldberg

Vocal learning in songbirds and human infants

                  http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/psychology/faculty/the-faculty-folder/tchernichovski

 

Apr. 24          Ian Whishaw – Host: Goldberg

The synthesis of visually guided reaching from nonvisual action

                  http://www.uleth.ca/artsci/neuroscience/dr-ian-q-whishaw

 

May 1             Honors Poster Session

 

May 8             Jonathan Victor – Host: Hoy

How the statistics of the sensory environment shape cortical visual processing

                  http://www-users.med.cornell.edu/~jdvicto/jdvonweb.html

 

May 12 (Mon) Elizabeth Tibbets – Host: Seeley

Wasps know each other’s faces: Communication, cooperation, and cognition in the Polistes

                  http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eeb/people/faculty/ci.tibbettselizabeth_ci.detail

 

May 19 (Mon)  Alison Bell – Host: Seeley

Causes of consistent individual differences in behavior in sticklebacks

                  https://sib.illinois.edu/bell/Bell_lab_web_page/Research

 

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