NIH Systems Neuroscience Seminar Series


The NIH Systems Neuroscience Seminar Series aims to increase the exposure of NIH Neuroscience community to broad topics in Systems Neuroscience, which is focused on understanding the function and structure of neural circuit and systems. We have invited worldwide scientists to present their research on various aspects of Systems Neuroscience, such as neural circuit, computational neuroscience, and neurotechnology.

The NIH Systems Neuroscience seminars are open to the entire NIH Community.

How to Join

  • Location: Porter Neuroscience Building, 35, Room 640 
  • Remote Access: Zoom (Meeting ID: 161 037 4804; Passcode: 676583)

Committee Chairs

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FDG-PET imaging coupled with corticotropin-releasing hormone stimulation improves localization of pituitary micro-adenomas in Cushing’s disease patients.
FDG-PET imaging coupled with corticotropin-releasing hormone stimulation improves localization of pituitary micro-adenomas in Cushing’s disease patients. 
Credit: Nikhil Mummanemi; Dr. Prashant Chittiboina's lab.

    2022 - 2023 Schedule

    The seminars start at 10:00 a.m., the first Thursday of each month, October 2022 through June 2023.

    Date Speaker Host Seminar Title
    Oct. 6,  2022

    Guohong Cui, MD, PhD

    NIEHS, NIH

    Huaibin Cai, PhD Exploring new strategies for diagnosing and treating Parkinson’s disease
    Oct. 20,  2022

    Surya Ganguli, PhD

    Stanford University

    Mark Histed & Barry Richmond Understanding neural dynamics in high dimensions across multiple timescales; from perception to motor control and learning
    Nov. 3, 2022

    Hui Lu PhD

    GW School of Medicine

    Michelle Antoine, PhD Effects of MeCP2 loss at the level of neural circuits: an approach to understanding Rett syndrome. 
    Dec. 13, 2022

    John Reynolds   

    Salk Institute

    Mark Histed, PhD

    Intrinsic traveling waves of neural activity in Area MT of the awake, behaving monkey regulate the gain of stimulus-evoked responses and perceptual sensitivity

    Jan. 12, 2023

    Ila Fiete, PhD (Virtual Visit)

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Yi Gu, PhD Computing with attractors in the brain
    Feb. 2, 2023

    Ann Graybiel, PhD

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Huaibin Cai, PhD The Basal Ganglia and the Motivation to Act
    Feb. 9, 2023

    Adrienne Fairhall, PhD (Virtual Visit)

    University of Washington

    Lorna Role, PhD. Variability and robustness in birdsong
    Mar. 2, 2023

    Alison Barth, PhD

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Catherine Weisz, PhD Area of Interest:  Expectation, surprise, and somatostatin neuron plasticity during learning
    Apr. 6, 2023

    Melissa Warden, PhD

    Cornell University

    Hendrikje Nienborg, PhD Neuromodulation and the balance between goal-directed and reactive behavior
    May 4, 2023

    Steffen Hage, PhD

    University of Tubingen

    Yogita Chudasama, PhD Vocal motor control mechanisms in non-human primates: new insights into the evolution of human speech
    June 1, 2023

    Aryn Gittis, PhD

    Carnegie Mellon University 

    Huaibin Cai, PhD

    Area of Interest:  Our research seeks to understand how neural circuits in the basal ganglia are organized and function to shape movement in health and disease

     

    Special Acknowledgement - Porter’s User Group

    The NINDS Office of the Scientific Director (OSD) acknowledges the Porter’s User Group for sponsoring the Series.

     

    Alex Chesler, Ph.D., NCCIH, Chair
    Alex Chesler, Ph.D., NCCIH, Chair
    Yarimar Carrasquillo, Ph.D.
    Yarimar Carrasquillo,  Ph.D., NCCIH

     

    Mark Cookson, Ph.D., NIA
    Mark Cookson, Ph.D., NIA
    Rita Devine, Ph.D., NINDS
    Rita Devine, Ph.D., NINDS

     

    Zayd Khaliq, Ph.D., NINDS
    Zayd Khaliq, Ph.D., NINDS
    Clair Le Pichon, Ph.D., NICHD
    Clair Le Pichon, Ph.D., NICHD

     

    Wei Li, Ph.D., NEI
    Wei Li, Ph.D., NEI
    Dietmar Plenz, Ph.D., NIMH
    Dietmar Plenz, Ph.D., NIMH

     

    Nick Ryba, PhD, NIDCR
    Nick Ryba, PhD, NIDCR
    Ellen Sidransky, M.D., NHGRI
    Ellen Sidransky, M.D., NHGRI

     

    Cat Weisz, Ph.D., NIDCD
    Cat Weisz, Ph.D., NIDCD
    Claro Yu, NIMH
    Claro Yu, NIMH

     

    Recorded Seminars

    Recorded Seminars for the 2022-2023 Season. Recordings will be deleted in September 2023.  Seminars are generally available within in two days of the seminar date.

    Date Speaker Seminar Link Password
    Dec. 13, 2022     John Reynolds, Ph.D. Zoom 0F$c.VBO
    Jan. 12, 2023 Ila Fiete, Ph.D. Zoom JyH5^D?X