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UTSA Neurosciences Institute

One UTSA Plaza San Antonio TX 78249

Hosted by CBI


UTSA Spring 2017 Neurobiology Lecture Series

Presented by the Department of Biology and the UTSA Neurosciences Institute.

Seminars will be held in BSB 3.03.02 at 12pm.  Parking available in Ximenes Ave Garage, adjacent to the BSB, map here.

Lecture Series

January 12, 2017

Tiziano Barbieri PhD

“Directed derivation of specific cell types from human pluripotent stem cells”

Associate Scientist

Southwest Natl Primate Research Ctr

Host: Gary Gaufo

January 19, 2017

Leslie Whitaker PhD

“Functional alterations within neuronal ensembles that mediate associative learning”

NIDA Fellow


Host: Claire Stelly

January 26, 2017

Henry Yin PhD

“Basal Ganglia in action”

Associate Professor

Duke University

Host: Matt Higgs

Februrary 2, 2017

Harel Shouval PhD

“It’s about time”

Associate Professor

University of Houston

Host: Todd Troyer

Februrary 9, 2017

Peter Kalivas PhD

“Using the neurobiology of will power to treat drug addiction”

Professor and Chair

Medical University of South Carolina

host: Carlos Paladini

Februrary 16, 2017

Ibey Bennet PhD

“The biophysical and biochemical impact of nanosecond pulsed electric field exposure”

AFRL-Ft. Sam Houston

Host: Fidel Santamaria

Februrary 23, 2017

Serena Dudek PhD

Deciphering the Physiology and Function of Hippocampal Area CA2

Deputy Chief & PI


Host:  Brian Derrick

March 2, 2017

Christiane Linster PhD

“Regulation of learning and recall in the olfactory system”



Host: Todd Troyer

March 9, 2017

Nick Hollon PhD

“Striatal dopamine in action selection and evaluation”



Host: Matt Wanat

March 23, 2017

Gemma Casadesus PhD

“Balancing age-related hormonal dysregulation to combat Age-related memory loss and AD development”

Associate Professor

Kent State University

Host: Hyoung-gon Lee

March 30, 2017

Alan Lerner MD

“The New Alzheimer’s Disease”

Neurological Institute Chair for Memory and Cognition

Case Western Reserve

Host: George Perry

April 6, 2017

James Tepper PhD

“Instrastriatal Interneuronal Circuitry”

Distinguished Professor

Rutgers University

Host: Alfonso Apicella

April 13, 2017

Joanna Phillips MD PhD

“GBM heterogeneity and the extracellular regulation of oncogenic signaling”

Assistant Professor, Director Brain Tumor Tissue Center Bank


Host: Annie Lin

April 20, 2017

Zhihong Chen PhD

“Cellular and molecular identity of tumor-associated macrophages in glioblastoma”

Research Associate

Emory School of Medicine

Host: Astrid Cardona

April 27, 2017

Suzanne Haber PhD

“Circuits of reward and decision-making: what monkey tracing studies can tell us about human connectivity”


University of Rochester Med Ctr

Host: Charles Wilson