Special Events

WINTER 2015

THE CHARLES H. (TOM) SAWYER DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
March 3, 2015. 4pm. Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium            

Catherine Woolley, PhD, presents Neurosteroid Estrogens in the Hippocampus: Implications for Epilepsy”Catherine Woolley headshot

Dr. Woolley is the William Deering Professor, department of neurobiology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Her research focuses on steroid regulation of synaptic
structure and function, and the consequences of steroid-driven synaptic modulation for behavior.

Host Art Arnold, PhD, is director of the Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology and distinguished professor, department of integrative biology & physiology at UCLA. 

The Charles H. (Tom) Sawyer Distinguished Lecture is an annual event honoring the late Dr. Sawyer, who was a distinguished emeritus professor of neurobiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Sawyer was one of five founding members of the Brain Research Institute and established the institute’s Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, which has since become a leading center for research and education in the field. 

 

THE BRAIN RESEARCH INSTITUTE 26th ANNUAL H.W. MAGOUN LECTURE
March 10, 2015. 4pm. Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium

Istvan Mody, PhD, presents “Inhibition in the Brain: Watching the Wheels go Round and Round”

Dr. Mody is professor in the departments of neurology and physiology at UCLA. His research focuses on the physiology, pharmacology, and pathology of synaptic transmission in the mammalian brain, and the regulation of intracellular calcium homeostasis. More here.

Host Chris Evans, PhD, is director of the BRI, Hatos Center for Neuropharmacology Professor, in the department of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at UCLA. 

The H.W. Magoun Lecture is an annual event recognizing outstanding achievements by Brain Research Institute faculty in honor of institute founder Horace Winchell Magoun.

H.W. Magoun photoThe late Dr. Magoun (pictured right) was also the founding chair of the UCLA department of anatomy and emeritus professor of the department of psychiatry where he helped develop the department’s division of biobehavioral sciences. He was a pioneering neuroscientist who made fundamental contributions to the knowledge of how the brain functions, and the relationship between brain and behavior. More here.