Upcoming Events

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Gut-Eye-Lacrimal Gland-Microbiome - Axis in Sjogren Syndrome

Seminar: Oxyopia Seminar | September 23 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Cintia De Paiva, Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Dimensionless Numbers in Brain Science

Colloquium | September 23 | 4:15 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 1 LeConte

 Dr. Markus Meister, Caltech

 Department of Physics, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

In the field of engineering, dimensionless numbers frequently help to characterize the state of a system. I will present a series of vignettes about unusually large dimensionless numbers that arise in brain science. These can indicate issues that are poorly understood, and in some cases clearly misunderstood.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Rebooting AI

Seminar: Redwood Seminar | September 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Gary Marcus, NYU

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Monday, September 30, 2019

Rebecca Flitter

Seminar: Oxyopia Seminar | September 30 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dr. Rebecca Flitter

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Identifying the algorithms for calculating spatial maps

Seminar | October 3 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Lisa Giacomo, Stanford University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Monday, October 7, 2019

Dimitri Azar

Seminar: Oxyopia Seminar | October 7 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dimitri Azar, MD, MBA, College of Medicine, The University of Illinois

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Cells that Tile Your Brain: astrocyte roles in neural circuits

Seminar | October 10 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Baljit Khakh, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Physiology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Monday, October 14, 2019

Stephen A. Burns

Seminar: Oxyopia Seminar | October 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Stephen A. Burns, PhD, School of Optometry, Indiana University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Friday, October 18, 2019

What if we succeed?

Colloquium: ICBS Seminar | October 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1102

 Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science and Cognitive Science, UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

It is reasonable to expect that AI capabilities will eventually exceed those of humans across a range of real-world-decision making scenarios. Should this be a cause for concern, as Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and others have suggested? While some in the mainstream AI community dismiss the issue, I will argue instead that a fundamental reorientation of the field is required. The "standard model"...   More >

Thursday, October 24, 2019

IB Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | October 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Lance Kriegsfeld, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Integrative Biology

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series Seminar

Seminar | October 31 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Aude Oliva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Friday, November 1, 2019

Imaging the Brain at High Spatiotemporal Resolution: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Na Ji, UC Berkeley, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Physics has long employed optical methods to probe and manipulate matter on scales from the infinitesimal to the immense. To understand the brain, we need to monitor physiological processes of single synapses as well as neural activity of a large number of networked neurons.

Optical microscopy has emerged as an ideal tool in this quest, as it is capable of imaging neurons distributed over...   More >

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Information routing in the hippocampus

Seminar | November 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Tom McHugh, Riken Institute, Tokyo, Japan

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

From paws to hands: The evolution of the forelimb and cortical areas involved in complex hand use

Seminar: Redwood Seminar | November 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Leah Krubitzer, UC Davis

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Forelimb morphology and use in mammals is extraordinarily diverse. Evolution has produced wings, flippers, hooves, paws and hands which are specialized for a variety of behaviors such as flying, swimming and grasping to name a few. While there is a wealth of data in human and non-human primates on the role of motor cortex and posterior parietal cortical areas in reaching and grasping with the...   More >

Thursday, November 21, 2019

IB Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | November 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Leah Krubitzer, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

Neural circuit mechanisms of emotional and social processing

Seminar | November 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Kay Tye, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Division of Neurobiology and H. Wills Neuroscience Institute

Seminar | December 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Kevin Bender, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Division of Neurobiology and H. Wills Neuroscience Institute

Seminar | December 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Josh Rosenthal

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Division of Neurobiology and H. Wills Neuroscience Institute

Seminar | January 23 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Ona Bloom, Feinstein Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Thursday, March 12, 2020

IB Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | March 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Ivan Soltesz, Stanford University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar | March 18 |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, HHMI Janelia Farms

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Innate immune mechanisms of synapse remodeling

Seminar | March 31 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Anna Molofsky, University of California, San Francisco, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The temporal dynamics of neuronal responses in human visual cortex

Seminar | April 2 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Jonathan Winawer, New York University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

Seminar | April 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Seth Rakoff-Nahoum, Harvard University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Division of Neurobiology and H. Wills Neuroscience Institute

Seminar | April 9 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Chinfei Chen, Harvard University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar | April 23 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Liqun Luo, Stanford University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Friday, April 24, 2020

Marian E. Koshland Memorial Lecture

Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Janet Iwasa, University of Utah

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

Seminar | April 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Carolyn Bertozzi, Stanford University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Thursday, April 30, 2020

IB Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | April 30 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Tom Hahn, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series Seminar

Seminar | April 30 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Matt Wilson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Max-Planck Inst

Seminar | May 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Gilles Laurent, Max-Planck Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH