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The Neuroscience Center holds monthly seminars, hosting internationally renowned speakers from across the country. Seminars are typically held on the third Wednesday of the month at 12 PM, in room 2006 LSB. These seminars present students with the opportunity to learn new research findings from some of the top researchers in Neuroscience.

2020
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David Vaillancourt
Free-water Imaging in Parkinsonism: From a Voxel to Clinical Application.
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Ashok Jansari
The man who mistook his neuropsychologist for a popstar: The fascinating world of face-blindness, super-recognition, and everyday face-recognition.
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Matthew Hutchison
Research and Early Development Biomarkers Group at Biogen Inc.
Beyond the Ivory Tower: Translating Academic Finding into Clinical Trial Biomarkers
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2019
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Rita Guerreiro
Van Andel Research Institute for Neurodegenerative Science
Genetics of Neurological Diseases - A Focus on Dementia
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Anna M. Lee
University of Minnesota
Oppositional regulation of alpha6-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in alcohol and nicotine co-addiction
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Jacob J. Michaelson
University of Iowa
Genetic Research at the Intersection of Mental Illness and High Ability
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Andrew A. George
Barrow Neurological Institutes
The Role of Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors (nAChRs) in Amyloid-Induced Alterations in Basal Forebrain Cholinergic Intrinsic Excitability
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Christina McCrae
University of Missouri
Neuroplasticity in Chronic Pain: Impact of Improved Sleep on Central Sensitization
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Ryan Larsen
University of Illinois Beckham Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
The Use of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to Investigate the Neurochemistry of Cognition
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2018
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Robert Bilder
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
The Biology of Creativity: From Mighty Mice to Extraordinary Humans
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Mark J. Ferris
Wake Forrest School of Medicine
Diurnal Variation in Motivational Properties of Reward Predictive Cues and Corresponding Dopamine Signals
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Marisa Roberto
Scripps Research Institute
Neuroadaptations Induced by Alcohol Dependence
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Brian D. Burrell
Sanford School of Medicine
Endocannabinoids and Habituation of Nociceptive Circuits: A New Perspective on Pain Research
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Nathan Okerlund
University of Utah
Eating Synapses - A Molecular View of Presynaptic Autophagy
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Lei Wang
Feinberg School of Medicine
Hippocampal-Prefrontal Network Dysfunction in Breast Cancer Survivors Undergoing Adjuvant Therapy
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2017
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Louis Ptáček
University of California, San Francisco
Clinical, Genetic, and Biological Characterization of the Human Circadian System
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Adrian Rothenfluh
University of Utah
Alcohol Use Disorders - Conserved Mechanisms from Flies to Humans
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Nalini M. Nadkarni
University of Utah
Fallen: A Transdisciplinary Tale of Disturbance and Recovery
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Jordan Yorgason
Brigham Young University
Neural Circuits Involved in Cocaine Addiction
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Chris J. Davis
Washington State University - Spokane
The Brain and Behavior: What Rodents Can Tell us about the Importance of Sleep
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Stephen J. Glatt
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Risk Genes, Biomarkers, and Mechanisms of Major Psychiatric Disorders
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