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Special Events Spring 2016
March 29th, 2016. 12:00pm. Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
Named for Dr Charles H (Tom) Sawyer, a BRI member and pioneer in the field of neuroendocrinology, this annual lecture is presented by an outstanding neuroendocrinology researcher from another institution.
This year's Sawyer Lecture will be delivered by Geert de Vries, PhD, Director of the Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia.
Title: "Sex Differences in the Brain: a Whole Body Perspective"
Host: Art Arnold, PhD, Director of the BRI's Labortory of Neuroendocrinology, Distinguished Professor, Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology, UCLA.
Light refreshments will be served in the foyer, at 11:30am.
May 9th, 2016. 8:30am -- 5:30pm. Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
This symposium is a yearly meeting primarily for Southern California laboratories interested in plasticity and learning. It is designed to promote collaborations and interactions between the many outstanding laboratories working in this field in Southern California. It is also a valuable resource for students and post-doctoral fellows interested since it provides an opportunity for them to be exposed to the breath and richness of our learning and memory community.
Confirmed Speakers are: Alcino Silva (UCLA), Caleb Tuck Finch (USC), Christina Gremel (UCSD), Dean Buonomano (UCLA),
Emily Jacobs (UCSB), Hakwan Lau (UCLA), Jill Leutgeb (UCSD), John O’Doherty (Caltech), Michael Goard (UCSB), Paul Mathews (UCLA),
Samuel Andrew Hires (USC), Yuki Oka (Caltech).
More details to come.
June 14th, 2016. 12:00pm. Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
Named for the institute's founder Dr Horace (Tid) Magoun, this annual lecture recognizes the outstanding achievements of a BRI member.
This year's Magoun Lecture will be delivered by Baljit Khakh, PhD, Professor, Neurobiology and Physiology.
Title: "Astrocyte Roles in Neural Circuits; New Tools, Findings and Concepts"
Host: Chris Evans, PhD, BRI Director and Professor, Neuropharmacology
June 14th, 2016. 12:00pm (preceding the Magoun Lecture). Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium
Named for BRI member Eva Kavan, MD who came to UCLA in 1956 and became a pioneer of open-heart surgery, this award recognizes a graduate student whose research exemplifies excellence in research on the brain
This year's Kavan Prize winner is Esther H Nie from the laboratory of S Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD.