Josh Trachtenberg to give 33rd H.W. Magoun Distinguished Lecture

Please join us on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm in the NRB auditorium for our special 33rd H.W. Magoun Distinguished Lecture featuring Dr. Joshua Trachtenberg from the Department of Neurobiology

“The Evolution and Development of Experience-Dependent Cortical Plasticity in Early Postnatal Life”
Joshua Trachtenberg, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurobiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA



Dept of Neurobiology Annual Symposium

The UCLA Dept of Neurobiology annual symposium will be held on Thursday, September 22nd at the Laurie and Steven C. Gordon Neuroscience Research Building from 1 pm – 5 pm with reception following.  All are welcome.  Speakers will include:  Anne Churchland, Hong-wei Dong, Nicholas Foster, Hakeem Lawal, and Yirong Peng,


1:00 p.m.        Paul Micevych, Ph.D.  Professor & Chair, Neurobiology

“Opening remarks”

 1:10 p.m.         Hong Wei Dong, Ph.D.  Professor, Neurobiology

“A Multi-Scale Connectivity Atlas of The Mouse Primary Motor Cortex”

 1:50 p.m.        YiRong Peng, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology & Neurobiology

“Molecular and Evolutionary Mapping of Neural-Circuit Specialization in High-Acuity Vision”

 2:30 p.m.        Break & Refreshments

 2:50 p.m.        Hakeem Lawal, Ph.D. Professor of Neuroscience, Delaware State

University & Associate Adjunct Professor, UCLA Neurobiology

“Synaptic Transmission and Consequences: A Tale of Two Neuro-

transmitters and Their Involvement in Aging and Parkinson’s Disease”

 3:30 p.m.        Nicholas Foster, Ph.D. Assistant Adjunct Professor, Neurobiology

“The Mouse Cortico-Basal Ganglia-Thalamic Network”

 4:10 p.m.        Anne Churchland, Ph.D. Professor, Neurobiology

“Decisions, Movements and Cell Types”

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