The Neuroscience Center holds monthly seminars, hosting internationally renowned speakers from across the country. Seminars are typically held on the third Friday of the month at 2 pm, in room 2102 LSB. These seminars present students with the opportunity to learn new research findings from some of the top researchers in Neuroscience.


Mark J. Ferris

Wake Forrest School of Medicine

Diurnal Variation in Motivational Properties of Reward Predictive Cues and Corresponding Dopamine Signals

Upcoming- October 19th, 2018
2:00-2:50 PM, 2102 LSB

Marisa Roberto

Scripps Research Institute

Neuroadaptations Induced by Alcohol Dependence


Brian D. Burrell

Sanford School of Medicine

Endocannabinoids and Habituation of Nociceptive Circuits: A New Perspective on Pain Research

Nathan Okerland

University of Utah

Eating Synapses - A Molecular View of Presynaptic Autophagy

Lei Wang

Feinberg School of Medicine

Hippocampal-Prefrontal Network Dysfunction in Breast Cancer Survivors Undergoing Adjuvant Therapy


Stephen J. Glatt

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Risk Genes, Biomarkers, and Mechanisms of Major Psychiatric Disorders

Christopher J. Davis

Washington State University - Spokane

The Brain and Behavior: What rodents can tell us about the importance of sleep

Jordan Yorgason

BYU - Steffensen Laboratory

Neural Circuits Involved in Cocaine Addiction

Nalini Nadkarni

University of Utah

Fallen: A transdisciplinary tale of disturbance and recovery

Adrian Rothenfluh

University of Utah

Alcohol Use Disorders - Conserved Mechanisms from Flies to Humans

Louis Ptacek

University of California SF

Clinical, Genetic, and Biological Characterization of the Human Circadian System


Richard McMurtrey

Brigham Young University

Neural Tissue Engineering: A Convergence of Stem Cells, Biomaterials, Nanotechnology, and Mathematics to Understand and Reconstruct Neural Tissue Structure and Function

Vania Apkarian

Northwestern University

Brain Predictions and Consequences of Chronic Pain

Dave Vago

Harvard University

Mapping Modalities of Mindful Awareness: Neurobiological Substrates and Clinical Relevance for a Settled Mind

Raymond P. Kesner

University of Utah

A process-oriented approach for understanding the functions of the dorsal and ventral dentate gyrus sub regions of the hippocampus

Brian B. Monson

Harvard Medical School

The Effect of Abnormal Early Experience on Auditory and Brain Development

Valentina Parma

International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, Italy

Human Chemosignal Communication