Recommended Readings: Lindsay Schwarz, Ph.D., March 7

Special Seminar
Monday, March 7
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Lindsay Schwarz, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Biology,
Stanford University

New Approaches for Uncovering Norepinephrine Circuit Organization and Function

Recommended Readings

Schwarz, L. A., & Luo, L. (2015). Organization of the locus coeruleus-norepinephrine system. Current Biology, 25(21), R1051-R1056. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.09.039.

Schwarz, L. A., Miyamichi, K., Gao, X. J., Beier, K. T., Weissbourd, B., DeLoach, K. E., … & Luo, L. (2015). Viral-genetic tracing of the input-output organization of a central noradrenaline circuit. Nature, 524(7563), 88-92. doi: 10.1038/nature14600.

Recommended Readings: David Schneider, Ph.D., March 14

Special Seminar
Friday, March 14
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

David Schneider, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Neurobiology,
Duke University

Sensory and Motor Circuits for Listening and Learning

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Nelson, A., Schneider, D. M., Takatoh, J., Sakurai, K., Wang, F., & Mooney, R. (2013). A circuit for motor cortical modulation of auditory cortical activity. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(36), 14342-14353. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2275-13.2013.

Schneider, D. M., Nelson, A., & Mooney, R. (2014). A synaptic and circuit basis for corollary discharge in the auditory cortex. Nature, 513(7517), 189-194. doi: 10.1038/nature13724.

Schneider, D. M., & Woolley, S. M. (2013). Sparse and background-invariant coding of vocalizations in auditory scenes. Neuron, 79(1), 141-152. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2013.04.038.

Review Paper

Schneider, D. M., & Mooney, R. (2015). Motor-related signals in the auditory system for listening and learning. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 33, 78-84. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2015.03.004.

Recommended Readings: Vanessa Ruta, Ph.D., February 26

Friday Lecture Series
The Detlev W. Bronk Alumni Lecture, Ph.D. Recruitment Lecture
Friday, February 26
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Vanessa Ruta, Ph.D.
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Assistant Professor,
Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior,
The Rockefeller University

Neural Circuits for Adaptive Behaviors

Recommended Readings

Caron, S. J., Ruta, V., Abbott, L. F., & Axel, R. (2013). Random convergence of olfactory inputs in the Drosophila mushroom body. Nature, 497(7447), 113-117. doi: 10.1038/nature12063.

Clowney, E. J., Iguchi, S., Bussell, J. J., Scheer, E., & Ruta, V. (2015). Multimodal chemosensory circuits controlling male courtship in Drosophila. Neuron, 87(5), 1036-1049. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.07.025.

Cohn, R., Morantte, I., & Ruta, V. (2015). Coordinated and compartmentalized neuromodulation shapes sensory processing in Drosophila. Cell, 163(7), 1742-1755. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.11.019.

Recommended Readings: Talia Lerner, Ph.D., March 10

Special Lecture Series
Thursday, March 10, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Talia Lerner, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Bioengineering,
Stanford University

Distinct Information Encoding in Circuit-Defined Nigrostriatal Dopamine Neuron Subpopulations

Recommended Reading

Adhikari, A., Lerner, T. N., Finkelstein, J., Pak, S., Jennings, J. H., Davidson, T. J., … & Kim, S. Y. (2015). Basomedial amygdala mediates top-down control of anxiety and fear. Nature,  527(7577), 179-185. doi: 10.1038/nature15698

Lerner, T. N., Shilyansky, C., Davidson, T. J., Evans, K. E., Beier, K. T., Zalocusky, K. A., … & Deisseroth, K. (2015). Intact-brain analyses reveal distinct information carried by SNc dopamine subcircuits. Cell, 162(3), 635-647. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.07.014.

Recommended Readings: Priya Rajasethupathy, M.D., Ph.D., January 25

Special Lecture
Monday, January 25, 2016
3:45 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Priya Rajasethupathy, M.D., Ph.D.
Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Bioengineering,
Stanford University

Targeted Top-down Control of Memory Retrieval

Recommended Reading

Fiumara, F., Rajasethupathy, P., Antonov, I., Kosmidis, S., Sossin, W. S., & Kandel, E. R. (2015). MicroRNA-22 gates long-term heterosynaptic plasticity in Aplysia through presynaptic regulation of CPEB and downstream targets. Cell Reports, 11(12), 1866-1875. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.05.034.

Rajasethupathy, P., Antonov, I., Sheridan, R., Frey, S., Sander, C., Tuschl, T., & Kandel, E. R. (2012). A role for neuronal piRNAs in the epigenetic control of memory-related synaptic plasticity. Cell, 149(3), 693-707. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2012.02.057.

Rajasethupathy, P., Sankaran, S., Marshel, J. H., Kim, C. K., Ferenczi, E., Lee, S. Y., … & Liston, C. (2015). Projections from neocortex mediate top-down control of memory retrieval. Nature, 526(7575), 653-659. doi: 10.1038/nature15389.

Recommended Readings: Thomas Jessell, Ph.D., December 4th

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, December 4, 2015
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Thomas Jessell, Ph.D.
Claire Tow Professor,
Department of Neuroscience,
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics,
Columbia University Medical Center
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Strategies and Circuits for Skilled Movement

Recommended Reading

Empirical Articles

Azim, E., Jiang, J., Alstermark, B., & Jessell, T. M. (2014). Skilled reaching relies on a V2a propriospinal internal copy circuit. Nature, 508(7496), 357-363. doi:10.1038/nature13021.

Fink, A. J., Croce, K. R., Huang, Z. J., Abbott, L. F., Jessell, T. M., & Azim, E. (2014). Presynaptic inhibition of spinal sensory feedback ensures smooth movement. Nature, 509(7498), 43-48. doi:10.1038/nature13276.

Mendelsohn, A. I., Simon, C. M., Abbott, L. F., Mentis, G. Z., & Jessell, T. M. (2015). Activity regulates the incidence of heteronymous sensory-motor connections. Neuron, 87(1), 111-123. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2015.05.045.

Zampieri, N., Jessell, T. M., & Murray, A. J. (2014). Mapping sensory circuits by anterograde transsynaptic transfer of recombinant rabies virus. Neuron, 81(4), 766-778. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2013.12.033.

Review Paper

Azim, E., Fink, A. J., & Jessell, T. M. (2014). Internal and external feedback circuits for skilled forelimb movement. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 79, 81-92. doi: 10.1101/sqb.2014.79.024786.

Recommended Readings: Winrich Freiwald, Ph.D., October 30th

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, October 30, 2015
3:45 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Winrich Freiwald, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Laboratory of Neural Systems,
The Rockefeller University

Face to Face: New Vistas on the Neural Mechanisms of Social Cognition

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Fisher, C., & Freiwald, W. A. (2015). Contrasting specializations for facial motion within the macaque face-processing system. Current Biology, 25(2), 261-266. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.11.038.

Meyers, E. M., Borzello, M., Freiwald, W. A., & Tsao, D. (2015). Intelligent information loss: The coding of facial identity, head pose, and non-face information in the Macaque face patch system. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(18), 7069-7081. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3086-14.2015.

Polosecki, P., Moeller, S., Schweers, N., Romanski, L. M., Tsao, D. Y., & Freiwald, W. A. (2013). Faces in motion: selectivity of macaque and human face processing areas for dynamic stimuli. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(29), 11768-11773. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5402-11.2013.

Schwiedrzik, C. M., Zarco, W., Everling, S., & Freiwald, W. A. (2015). Face patch resting state networks link face processing to social cognition. PLoS Biology, 13(9), e1002245. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002245

Review Papers

Brecht, M., & Freiwald, W. A. (2012). The many facets of facial interactions in mammals. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 22(2), 259-266. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002245.

Recommended Readings: Graeme Davis, Ph.D., October 2nd

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, October 2nd, 2015
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Graeme Davis, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Medicine,
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics,
University of California San Francisco

The Stable Brain: Homeostatic Control of Neural Function

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Ford, K. J., & Davis, G. W. (2014). Archaerhodopsin voltage imaging: synaptic calcium and BK channels stabilize action potential repolarization at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(44), 14517-14525. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2203-14.2014.

Gaviño, M. A., Ford, K. J., Archila, S., & Davis, G. W. (2015). Homeostatic synaptic depression is achieved through a regulated decrease in presynaptic calcium channel abundance. eLife, 4, e05473. doi:10.7554/eLife.05473.

Müller, M., Genç, Ö., & Davis, G. W. (2015). RIM-Binding protein Links synaptic homeostasis to the stabilization and replenishment of high release probability vesicles. Neuron, 85(5), 1056-1069. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2015.01.024.

Review Papers

Davis, G. W. (2013). Homeostatic signaling and the stabilization of neural function. Neuron, 80(3), 718-728. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2013.09.044.

Davis, G. W., & Müller, M. (2015). Homeostatic control of presynaptic neurotransmitter release. Annual Review of Physiology, 77, 251-270. doi:10.1146/annurev-physiol-021014-071740.

Recommended Readings: Erich Jarvis, Ph.D., September 28th

Special Lecture
Monday, September 28th, 2015
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Erich Jarvis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Neurobiology,
Duke University Medical Center
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Dissecting the Molecular Mechanisms of Vocal Learning and Spoken Language

Recommended Readings

Jarvis, E. D., Mirarab, S., Aberer, A. J., Li, B., Houde, P., Li, C., … & Samaniego, J. A. (2014). Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. Science, 346(6215), 1320-1331. doi:10.1126/science.1253451.

Jarvis, E. D., Mirarab, S., Aberer, A. J., Li, B., Houde, P., Li, C., … & Avian Phylogenomics Consortium. (2015). Phylogenomic analyses data of the avian phylogenomics project. GigaScience, 4(1), 1-9. doi:10.1186/s13742-014-0038-1.

Pfenning, A. R., Hara, E., Whitney, O., Rivas, M. V., Wang, R., Roulhac, P. L., … & Jarvis, E. D. (2014). Convergent transcriptional specializations in the brains of humans and song-learning birds. Science, 346(6215), 1256846. doi:10.1126/science.1256846.

Whitney, O., Pfenning, A. R., Howard, J. T., Blatti, C. A., Liu, F., Ward, J. M., … & Jarvis, E. D. (2014). Core and region-enriched networks of behaviorally regulated genes and the singing genome. Science, 346(6215), 1256780. doi: 10.1126/science.1256780.

Zhang, G., Li, C., Li, Q., Li, B., Larkin, D. M., Lee, C., … & Ganapathy, G. (2014). Comparative genomics reveals insights into avian genome evolution and adaptation. Science, 346(6215), 1311-1320. doi:10.1126/science.1251385.

Recommended Readings: Jonas Frisén, M.D., Ph.D., October 16th

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, October 16, 2015
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Jonas Frisén, M.D., Ph.D.
Tobias Foundation Professor of Stem Cell Research,
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology,
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Cellular Plasticity in the Intact and Injured Central Nervous System

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Ernst, A., Alkass, K., Bernard, S., Salehpour, M., Perl, S., Tisdale, J., … & Frisén, J. (2014). Neurogenesis in the striatum of the adult human brain. Cell, 156(5), 1072-1083. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.01.044

Magnusson, J. P., Göritz, C., Tatarishvili, J., Dias, D. O., Smith, E. M., Lindvall, O., … & Frisén, J. (2014). A latent neurogenic program in astrocytes regulated by Notch signaling in the mouse. Science, 346(6206), 237-241. doi: 10.1126/science.346.6206.237.

Sabelström, H., Stenudd, M., Réu, P., Dias, D. O., Elfineh, M., Zdunek, S., … & Frisén, J. (2013). Resident neural stem cells restrict tissue damage and neuronal loss after spinal cord injury in mice. Science, 342(6158), 637-640. doi: 10.1126/science.1242576

Review Paper

Bergmann, O., Spalding, K. L., & Frisén, J. (2015). Adult neurogenesis in humans. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 7(7), a018994. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a018994