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(Thursday, but Brandeis Monday)

Kassandra Ori-McKenney
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of California, Davis
"Microtubule Cartography: The Role of Microtubule-Associated Proteins in Directing Neuronal Transport"



Michael Hobin (Griffith)

Drosophila species learn dialects through communal living
Kacsoh, Balint Z., Julianna Bozler, and Giovanni Bosco. 
 PLoS genetics July, 2018

Vera Valakh (Nelson)

Progenitor Hyperpolarization Regulates the Sequential Generation of Neuronal Subtypes in the Developing Neocortex.  Ilaria Vitali, Sabine Fievre ... Denis Jabaudon Cell July 2018


(Tuesday, but Brandeis Monday)

Joseph Ransdell
Washington University, St. Louis
(Postdoc Invited Speaker)

"Voltage-gated Sodium Channel Accessory Proteins Fine Tune Purkinje Neuron Excitability and Cerebellar Function"

10/8/18Shen Wang (Van Hooser)

Cortical direction selectivity emerges at convergence of thalamic synapses

Lien, Anthony D ; Scanziani, Massimo
Nature, June 2018, Vol.558(7708), pp.80-86

Yunpeng Zhang (Griffith)

The thirsty fly: Ion transport peptide (ITP) is a novel endocrine regulator of water homeostasis in Drosophila
Martina Gáliková , Heinrich Dircksen, Dick R. Nässel PLoS genetics August 23, 2018

10/15/18*Chang Liu (Griffith)
Evolution of a central neural circuit underlies Drosophila mate preferences 
laura F. Seeholzer, Max Seppo, David l. Stern & Vanessa Ruta
Nature, July 2018, Vol.559, pp. 564-569

Sarah Richards (Van Hooser)

Ellwardt, E., et al., Maladaptive cortical hyperactivity upon recovery from experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Nature Neuroscience, September 2018. 21(10): p. 1392-1403

10/22/18Raul Ramos (Turrigiano)

Cellular tagging as a neural network mechanism for behavioural tagging
Masanori Nomoto, Noriaki Ohkawa, Hirofumi Nishizono, Jun Yokose, Akinobu Suzuki, Mina Matsuo, Shuhei Tsujimura, Yukari Takahashi, Masashi Nagase, Ayako M. Watabe, Fusao Kato & Kaoru Inokuchi
Nature Communications volume 7, Article number: 12319 (2016) |

Johanna Adams (Griffith)

Integration of Parallel Opposing Memories Underlies Memory Extinction.

Johannes Felsenberg, Pedro F. Jacob, Thomas Walker, ..., Gregory S.X.E. Jefferis, Davi D. Bock, Scott Waddell. Cell Sept. 2018

10/29/18Sonal Kedia (Marder)


Zebrafish Differentially Process Color across Visual Space to Match Natural Scenes

Maxime J.Y. Zimmermann, Noora E. Nevala, Takeshi Yoshimatsu, Daniel Osorio, Dan-Eric Nilsson, Philipp Berens, Tom Baden

Current Biology 28, 2018–2032 July 9, 2018

Lauren Tereshko (Sengupta)

Subcellular localization of MC4R with ADCY3 at neuronal primary cilia underlies a common pathway for genetic predisposition to obesity

Siljee JE1Wang Y1Bernard AA1Ersoy BA1,2Zhang S1Marley A3Von Zastrow M3Reiter JF4Vaisse C5.
Nature Geneticsvolume 50pages180185 (2018


SfN Annual meeting -- no Journal Club


Yishi Jin (UC San Diego; host: Piali Sengupta)

"Mechanisms of synapse maintenance and axon regeneration"


Justin Shin (Jadhav)

A mesocortical dopamine circuit enables the cultural transmission of vocal behaviour

Masashi Tanaka, Fangmiao Sun, Yulong Li & Richard Mooney

Daniel Powell


Distinct co-modulation rules of synapses and voltage-gated currents coordinate interactions of multiple neuromodulators

Xinping Li, Dirk Bucher, and Farzan Nadim. (2018) J. Neurosci. 38(40):8549-8562


Alejandro Torrado Pacheco (Turrigiano)

Nucleus Accumbens Subnuclei Regulate Motivated Behavior via Direct Inhibition and Disinhibition of VTA Dopamine Subpopulations

Yang, Hongbin, Johannes W. de Jong, YeEun Tak, James Peck, Helen S. Bateup, and Stephan Lammel. Neuron 97, no. 2 (2018): 434-449.

Dingbang Ma (Rosbash)

Morning and Evening Circadian Pacemakers Independently Drive Premotor Centers via a Specific Dopamine Relay

  Xitong LiangMargaret C.W. HoMark N. WuTimothy E. HolyPaul H. Taghert


Brian Lane (Turrigiano) 

Internally Generated Predictions Enhance Neural and Behavioral Detection of Sensory Stimuli in an Electric Fish

Armen G. Enikolopov, L.F. Abbott, and Nathaniel B. Sawtell. (2018) Neuron. Jul 11;99(1):135-146.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2018.06.006.


Mark Zielinski (Jadhav)

A corticopontine circuit for initiation of urination.

Yao, J., Zhang, Q., Liao, X., Li, Q., Liang, S., Li, X., … Chen, X. (2018). Nature Neuroscience, 21(11), 1541.


David Hampton (Marder)


Roshan Nanu (Lisman/Katz/Jadhav)