Seminar Series

Sponsored by the Kim Family Fund

Seminars are held in the Low Learning Center at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Rashmi Bansal,, or Jody Gridley,

2018 Fall Schedule

Date Guest Host
September 4 NONE
11 Marc Fuccillo, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Dr. David Martinelli
18 John Danias, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology and Cell Biology, Co-Director of the Glaucoma Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Vice Chair Research, and Director Glaucoma Service, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY Dr. Ephraim Trakhtenberg
25 Douglas Oliver, Professor, Department of Neuroscience, UConn Health, Farmington, CT Internal
October 2 Min Tang-Schomer,  Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at UConn Health, Joint appointment with JAX, Farmington, CT Dr. Riqiang Yan
9 Arindam Bhattacharjee, PhD, Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY Dr. Bojun Chen
16  Jeffrey Huang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC Dr. Stephen Crocker
23 Ephraim Trakhtenberg, Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, UConn Health, Farmington, CT Internal
30 Catherine Weisz, PhD, Tenure Track Investigator/Acting Chief, Section on Neuronal Circuitry, NIH/NIDCD, Bethesda, MD Dr. Douglas Oliver
November 6 NO Neuroscience Seminar – Society for Neuroscience (SFN) Meeting in San Diego, CA, November 3-7 N/A
13 Bojun Chen, Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, UConn Health, Farmington, CT Internal
20 NO Neuroscience Seminar – Thanksgiving Break N/A
27 Rajini Rao, Professor of Physiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Dr. Vishwanatha Rao
4 Jorge E. Contreras, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neurocience, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ Dr. Zhao-Wen Wang
11 Siu-Pok Yee, Assistant Professor, Cell Biology, UConn Health, Farmington, CT Internal

2019 Spring Schedule

Date Guest Host
January 15 Michael N. Nitabach, Professor, Departments of Cellular & Molecular Physiology and Genetics, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Dr. Zhao-Wen Wang
29 Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD, Professor, University of California San Francisco, Psychiatry & Weil Institute for Neurosciences, Deputy Director at UCSF Dyslexia Center, San Francisco, CA Dr. Riqiang Yan
February 5 Zeeshan Ahmed, PhD, Assistant Professor, Genetics & Genome Sciences, UConn Health, Farmington, CT Dr. Royce Mohan
19 Marcel van der Heijden, Neurosciences Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands Dr. Leslie Bernstein
March 5
12 Dritan Agaliu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology, Pathology and Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY Dr. Stephen Crocker
19 NO Neuroscience Seminar – Spring Break (March 17-23)
April 2
16 Eric Gaier, MD, PhD, Clinical Fellow, Neuro-ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA Dr. Richard Mains
23 Scott Baraban, UCSF, CURE Seminar Dr. Eric Levine
May 7 Retreat week?