Spring 2016 Events

  • January 11, 2016
    Dr. Michael Fox, Virginia Tech Carilion Resarch Institute
    Novel mechanisms regulating the assembly of synapses in the developing brain
    12:20 pm, M307 WLSB
  • January 13, 2016
    Dr. Karen Litwa, Univ. Virginia
    Stem Cells & Synapses: How actomyosin regulation shapes neuronal development
    3:35 pm, M311 WLSB
  • January 15, 2016
    Dr. Angie Cason, Medical University of South Carolina. Title TBD
    2:00 pm, 411 Austin-Peay
  • January 19, 2016
    Alzheimer's Disease Symposium   Descriptive flyer
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm, A004 Blount Hall
    Speakers include Dr. Beau Ances (Washington University), Dr. Kiernan Murphy (Univ. Toronto), Dr. Gina Tourassi (ORNL), Dr. Xiaopeng Zhao (UTK), and Dr. Jon Wall (UTK Medical Center)
  • January 20, 2016
    Kavli BRAIN Coffee Hour*
    Dr. Douglas Weber, DARPA Biological Technologies Office (BTO) Program Manager
    Topic: DARPA's Biological Technologies Office: Neurotechnologies for restoring sensory, motor, and autonomic functions
    5:00-6:30 pm — Rm 416 Dougherty, UT Campus
    Flyer (PDF)
  • January 22, 2016
    Dr. Allison Brager, Morehouse Medical School
    Topic: In search of sleep regulatory mechanisms: from genes, brain, and behavior
    2:00 pm, 411 Austin-Peay
  • January 25, 2016
    Dr. Kalynn Schulz
    Topic: Sensitive periods of development, stress, and psychopathology
    2:00 pm, 411 Austin-Peay
  • February 1, 2016
    Dr. Estuardo Robles, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
    Topic: Towards a cellular-resolution understanding of visual system form and function
    12:20 pm M307 WLSB
  • February 3, 2016
    Dr. Keerthi Krishnan, Postdoctoral Scientist, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    Topic: Shaping neural circuits by experience: Uncovering aberrant plasticity in mouse models of Rett Syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder
    3:35 pm M307 WLSB
  • February 4, 2016  ETS-ACS S.C. Lind Lecture
    Dr. Jonathan Sweedler, James R. Eiszner Family Endowed Chemistry Chair, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Topic: New analytical tools for the cell by cell chemical characterization of the brain
    Lecture: 5:00 p.m. University of Tennessee, Buehler Hall, Room 555
    Dinner: 7:00 p.m. Bistro by the Tracks, Knoxville. RSVP to Dr. Shawn Campagna ( by Monday, Feb 1
    Flyer (PDF)
  • February 5, 2016   ETS-ACS S.C. Lind Lecture
    Dr. Jonathan Sweedler, James R. Eiszner Family Endowed Chemistry Chair, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Topic: Mass spectrometry imaging and correlated molecular imaging for increased chemical information from complex samples
    Lecture: 1:30 p.m. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Joint Institute of Computational Sciences, Building 5100, Room 128
    Flyer (PDF)
  • February 11, 2016
    Kavli BRAIN Coffee Hour*
    Dr. Christa Van Dort, Research Fellow in Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School; Research Affiliate at MIT
    Topic: Activation of cholinergic neurons in the PPT and LDT induces REM sleep
    5:00-6:30 pm — Rm 622 Min Kao Bldg, UT Campus
    Flyer (PDF)
  • March 21-24, 2016
    UTK Brain Awareness Week
    Descriptive Flyer
  • March 21, 2016
    Kavli BRAIN Coffee Hour*
    Dr. Owen Jones, J.D., Vanderbilt Univ. Law School; MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience
    Topic: Neuroscience in the courtroom
    4:30 pm — Rm 135 Law Bldg, UT Campus
    Descriptive flyer
  • April 7, 2016
    2016 NeuroNET Symposium — Development & Rehabilitation: Exploring Neural Mechanisms of Change
    Location: Frieson Black Cultural Center, 1800 Melrose Ave.
    Descriptive flyer
  • April 8, 2016
    MindfulnessTN Symposium
    Location: The Historic Bijou Theatre
    Registration is free: Click here
    Descriptive flyer
  • April 14, 2016
    Kavli BRAIN Coffee Hour*
    Dr. Larry Young, Emory University
    Topic: The Neurobiology of social bonding and empathy-related behavior: Implications for autism
    5:00-6:30 pm — Rm 622 Min Kao Bldg, UT Campus
    Descriptive flyer
  • April 25-26, 2016
    NeuroNET External Advisory Board meeting
  • May 6, 2016
    UT Psychology Speaker Series
    Dr. Matia Solomon, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Univ. of Cincinnati
    Sex differences in neuroendocrine and behavioral stress responses: Is it all about glucocorticoid receptors?
    2:00-3:00 PM - Austin Peay Room 411
    Descriptive flyer

*Kavli BRAIN Coffee Hours: each will consist of a ~50 min seminar followed by extended discussions. Refreshments will be served. Open to all interested individuals.

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