The ASRC Neuroscience Initiative Seminar Series features talks, lectures and discussions with leading neuroscientists. The series offers seminars on cellular, molecular, developmental and cognitive neuroscience, as well as aspects related to neurological and psychiatric disorders. The series also serves as a platform for introduction and discussion of novel approaches and technologies.

To present your research, suggest external speakers, or for more information about the Neuroscience Seminar Series please contact Kevin Wang.

NOTE: The seminars generally take place at 11:00 am in ASRC’s auditorium on the first floor. Please be sure to check our Events page for details of each seminar.






Orie Shafer, Associate Professor

Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan

Light, Temperature, and Time: The Neurobiology of Circadian Timekeeping and Entrainment


Karen Mruk, Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Developmental Biology and Chemical and Systems Biology, Stanford University

Shining Light on Zebrafish Larvae: Chemical and Genetic Tools for CNS Studies


Michael Saul, Postdoctoral Fellow

Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Exploring the Social Brain Using Functional Genomics


Maria-Cecilia Angulo, Research Director

Center of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM)

The role of neuronal activity during myelination and myelin repair


Jessica Bolton, Hewitt Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

Departments of Pediatrics and Anatomy/Neurobiology, University of California-Irvine

Developmental Programming of Brain & Behavior by Early-life Environment: A Role for Microglia


Hauke Werner, Group Leader

Department of Neurogenetics, Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine

Myelin proteomics: A tool to identify novel myelin proteins with relevance for a healthy nervous system


Flaviano Morone, Research Assistant Professor

Levich Institute and Department of Physics, City College of New York

Symmetries of Biological Systems


Anne Desmazières, Associate Professor

INSERM-UPMC UMRS 1127, L’Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière

Dynamic study of early node of Ranvier formation in the central nervous system


Susana Mingote, Research Scientist III/ Associate Research Scientist

Department of Molecular Therapeutics, RFMH at NYS Psychiatric Institute; Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University

Uncovering the Function of Dopamine Neuron Glutamate Cotransmission


Virginia Hawkins, Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut

Astrocyte Mediated Control of Breathing


Maria Kukley, Group Leader

Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tübingen, Germany

Neurotransmitter-Mediated Axon-Glia Communication in The Central and Peripheral Nervous System


Olga Barca-Mayo, Senior Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Neuroscience and Brain Technologies, Italian Institute of  Technology

Astrocyte Regulation of Circadian Behavior