University of Southern California

USC Neuroscience

2008 Fall Seminar

September 9, 2008
"Extracellular Regulators of Synapse Formation in C. Elegans"
Kang Shen (Stanford University) Host: Samantha Butler (NB)

September 23, 2008
"Burning Pain and Body Temperature: Predominant Function of the Vanilloid Receptor TRPV1 is Body Temperature Maintenance"
Narender Vavva (Amgen) Host: David McKemy (NB)
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October 7, 2008
"Forcing Cell Fate: Engineering Microenvironments to Induce Differentiation"
Jonah Chan (USC) Host: Samantha Butler (NB)
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October 16, 2008
"Bayesian Models for the Perception and Neural Representation of Local Motion"
Eero Simocelli (University of New York) Host: Bosco Tjan (NS)
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October 21, 2008
"Computational Encoding and Decoding Models of Natural Visual Perception"
Jack Gallant (UC, Berkeley) Host: Bartlett Mel (NS)

October 28, 2008
"Auditory Cortex at the Cocktail Party: Studies of Spatial Hearing"
John Middlebrooks (UC, Irvine) Host: Neil Segil/ Sarah Bottjer (NS)
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November 4, 2008
"Dancing with Dinosours: Birds and the Origins of Mammalian Cortex"
Harvey Karten (UC, San Diego) Host: Sarah Bottjer (NS)
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November 11, 2008
"A Critical Period for Synaptic Circuit Rearrangement in the Visual Thalamus"
Chinfei Chen (Children's Hospital in Boston) Host: Sarah Bottjer (NB)
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December 2, 2008
"Development Mechanisms Controlling Neurogenesis in the Spinal Cord"
Ben Novitch (UCLA) Host: Chien-Ping Ko (NB)
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December 16, 2008
"Dopamine Genes and Children's Disruptive Behavior Disorder"
Irwin Waldman (Emory University) Host: Laura Baker (NS)

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