The John B. Pierce Laboratory


Seminars & Events

Seminars are held in the Peter B. Gordon Memorial Library of the John B. Pierce Laboratory on Mondays at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise stated. Seminars are announced through the Yale Weekly Bulletin and the Medical School Calendar. The public is welcome to attend.  For further information, email pklaje@jbpierce.org .

Seminar Chairperson: Dana Small, PhD


Forthcoming Seminars

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Rapid signaling along the gut to brain axis regulates homeostatic hunger neuron activity”

J. Nicholas Betley, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
University of Pennsylvania

Host: Guillaume de Lartigue, PhD


January 22, 2018

Siri Leknes, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Oslo, Norway

Host: Paul Geha, MD


Previous Seminars

October 23, 2017

What anthropology teaches us about the brain and human perception”

David Howes, PhD
Professor of Anthropology
Co-Director, Centre for Sensory Studies
Director, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Host: Lawrence Marks, PhD


October 9, 2017

Oral complex carbohydrate sensing”

Juyun Lim, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Food Science of Technology
Oregon State University

Host: Barry Green, PhD


September 25, 2017

Internal and external sensory systems”

Stephen Liberles, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School

Host: Guillaume de Lartigue, PhD


May 8, 2017

Neuroimaging of pain and distress:  From biomarkers to brain representation”

Tor D. Wager, PhD
Professor
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
And the Institute for Cognitive Science
The University of Colorado, Boulder

Host: Paul Geha, MD


April 24, 2017

Eating with the nose”

Sanne Boesveldt, PhD
Assistant Professor
Sensory Science and Eating Behavior
Division of Human Nutrition
Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Host: Justus Verhagen, PhD


April 10, 2017

Cortico-Basal Ganglia Circuit Roles in Action Control and Addiction”

David Lovinger, PhD
Chief, Laboratory for Integrative Neuroscience
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Host: Ivan de Araujo, DPhil


March 27, 2017

Sympathetic sympathy:  neural communication strategies in physical stress”

J. Kevin Shoemaker, PhD
Professor, Canada Research Chair
School of Kinesiology
Western University
London, Ontario, Canada

Host: Nina Stachenfeld, PhD


February 27, 2017

Where the gut meets the brain”

Diego V. Bohorquez, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Medicine and Neurobiology
Duke University

Host: Guillaume de Lartigue, PhD


February 13, 2017

Mitochondria, Metabolism and Aging”

Michael Ristow, MD
Professor of Energy Metabolism
ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
Switzerland

Host: Dana Small, PhD


January 9, 2017

The bioenergetic scaling of visually perceived space”

Dennis Proffitt, PhD
Commonwealth Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Virginia

Host: Dana Small, PhD


December 12, 2016

Developing the next generation of obesity treatments”

Kerri Boutelle, PhD
Professor, Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Director, Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research
Senior Psychologist UCSD Eating Disorders Program
University of California San Diego

Host: Dana Small, PhD


December 5, 2016

Function and plasticity of GABAergic inhibition in neocortical dendrites”

Michael J. Higley, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Yale School of Medicine

Host: Vincent Pieribone, PhD


November 28, 2016, 3:00 PM

Non-invasive access to the vagus nerve via electrical stimulation of the external ear”

Eleni Frangos, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Host: Maria Veldhuizen, PhD


November 21, 2016

Why culture matters:  A tour of olfactory language and cognition from hunter-gatherers to wine experts”

Asifa Majid, PhD
Professor of Language, Communication, and Cultural Cognition
Center for Language Studies
Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Affiliated Principal Investigator at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and the
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior

Host: Lawrence Marks, PhD


October 24, 2016

Angiotensin II and fluid intake:  signaling and (de)sensitization”

Derek Daniels, PhD
Associate Professor and Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program Director
Department of Psychology
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Host: Nina Stachenfeld, PhD


November 7, 2016 – CANCELLED

Flexible function:  Interneuron contributions to cortical circuits in health and disease”

Jess Cardin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Yale School of Medicine

Host: Vincent Pieribone, PhD


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Distinguished Lecture Series Sponsored by The John B.Pierce Laboratory and Department of Neuroscience

Lecture 4:00 pm
The Anlyan Center Auditorium, Yale University, TAC N-107

Neurogastronomy:  Culinary Medicine – Bridging the Gap Between Kitchen and Clinic

Leah R. Sarris, Executive Chef
Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine
Tulane University

Introductory talk:   “Flavor is in the Brain” given by Dana Small, PhD, Deputy Director, The John B. Pierce Laboratory, Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

Lecture followed by a wine and cheese reception in the Lobby:

  • Poster session
  • Book signing by Mark Schatzker, author of “The Dorito Effect”

September 26, 2016

Early life sugar consumption and hippocampal dysfunction:  a vicious circle”

Scott Kanoski, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Southern California

Host: Guillaume de Lartigue, PhD


September 12, 2016

Chemotherapy-induced anorexia and malaise:  from gut to brain…to brain”

Bart C. De Jonghe, PhD
Assistant Professor of Nutrition Sciences
Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences
School of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania

Host: Guillaume de Lartigue, PhD


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Enteric nervous system as modulator of intestinal immune homeostasis

Gianluca Matteoli, PhD
Assistant Professor
Laboratory of Mucosal Immunology
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
University of Leuven, Belgium

Host: Guillaume de Lartigue, PhD


Monday, May 9, 2016

Estrogen-induced hypophagia and circadian feeding rhythm regulation:  effect of light environment

Akira Takamata, PhD
Professor
Department of Environmental Health
Nara Women’s University, Japan

Host: Nina Stachenfeld, PhD


Monday, April 4, 2016

The Interoceptive Mid-Insula:  From Visceral Sensation to Psychiatric Illness

Kyle Simmons, PhD
Principal Investigator
Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Associate Professor
University of Tulsa

Host: Dana Small, PhD


Monday, March 21, 2016

Systems Biology of Skeletal Muscle Remodeling with Exercise

Monica J. Hubal, PhD, FACSM
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Systems Biology
George Washington University, Washington, DC

Host: Nina Stachenfeld, PhD


Monday, March 7, 2016

Flight motor control networks modulate primary olfactory processing and perception in plume tracking moths

Kevin Daly, PhD
Woodburn Professor of Biology
Associate Chair of Graduate Studies
Department of Biology
West Virginia University

Host: Justus Verhagen, PhD


Monday, February 22, 2016

Why did I eat that? Changes in striatal function and cue-triggered “craving” that contribute to obesity

Carrie R. Ferrario, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of Michigan

Host: Dana Small, PhD


Monday, February 8, 2016

Chewing the fat:  dietary modulation of vagal neurocircuits

Kirsteen Browning, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences
Penn State College of Medicine

Host: Guillaume de Lartigue, PhD


Monday, January 25, 2016

Neural control of economic decision making

Michael Nitabach, PhD
Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Genetics
Yale School of Medicine

Host: Ivan de Araujo, PhD


Monday, December 7, 2015

Astrocytes and Hindbrain Autonomic Control

Richard C. Rogers, PhD
John S. Mcllhenny Professor of Neuroscience
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Host: Guillaume de Lartigue, PhD


Monday, November 23, 2015

Intrinsic regulators of axon regeneration in the aging nervous system

Alexandra Byrne, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Genetics
Program in Cellular Neuroscience
Yale School of Medicine

Host: Vincent Pieribone, PhD


Monday, November 16, 2015

Feeding and nutrient sensing in flies

Greg S. B. Suh, PhD
Associate Professor
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
Neuroscience and Department of Cell Biology
New York University School of Medicine

Host: Ivan de Araujo, PhD


Monday, November 9, 2015

Hydrogen sulfide as a gasotransmitter in human skin:  Mechanisms and implications in hypertension

Lacy Alexander, PhD, FASCM
Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology
The Pennsylvania State University

Host: Nina Stachenfeld, PhD


Monday, October 26, 2015

Cognitive neuroscience of obesity:  Links to intervention

Cary Savage, PhD
John H. Wineinger Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director of the Center for Health Behavior Neuroscience
The University of Kansas Medical Center

Host: Dana Small, PhD


Monday, October 12, 2015

The evolution and ecology of olfactory navigation

Lucia Jacobs, PhD
Professor
Department of Psychology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
University of California, Berkeley

Host: Justus Verhagen, PhD


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Lecture 4:00 pm  (Refreshments 3:45 pm)
The Anlyan Center Auditorium, Yale University, TAC N-107

Neurogastronomy:  Understanding the brain mechanisms of food liking and wanting

Kent C. Berridge, PhD
James Olds Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
University of Michigan

Followed by:
5:30    Posters and Pizza @BAR –
254 Crown Street
7:00    Demonstration by acclaimed mixologist Dave Arnold

Distinguished Lecture Series Sponsored by The John B.Pierce Laboratory and Department of Neurobiology


Monday, September 28, 2015

Ensemble dynamics in the frontal cortex during adaptive decision-making

Alex Kwan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Psychiatry and Neurobiology
Yale School of Medicine

Host: Vincent Pieribone, PhD


Monday, May 4, 2015

Multisensory integration in the gustatory cortex of alert rats

Chad L. Samuelsen, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, New York

Host: Justus Verhagen, PhD


Monday, April 20, 2015

Central mitochondrial dynamics in the control of glucose metabolism

Sabrina Diano, PhD
Professor
Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences
Neurobiology and Section of Comparative Medicine
Yale School of Medicine

Host: Nina Stachenfeld, PhD


Monday, April 6, 2015

 “The importance of food, jealousy, and paternal care in the evolution of owl monkey monogamy

Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, PhD
Professor
Department of Anthropology
Yale University

Host: Barry Green, PhD


Monday, March 23, 2015

Sweet taste, obesity and ingestive behavior

M. Yanina Pepino, PhD
Assistant Professor
Center for Human Nutrition
Department of Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Host: Dana Small, PhD


Monday, March 9, 2015

Brain banking as a neuroimaging resource:  MRI, microscopy, and web services

Jacopo Annese, PhD
Director, The Brain Observatory, San Diego
Chairman and CEO, The Institute for Brain and Society
Assistant Professor in Residence, Radiology
University of California San Diego

Host: Dana Small, PhD


Monday, February 9, 2015

“Automated speech analysis for diagnosis in psychiatry”

Guillermo A. Cecchi, PhD
Research Staff Member, Biometaphorical Computing
Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, NY

Host: Paul Geha, MD


Monday, January 12, 2015

 “Dissecting how fruit flies perceive motion

Damon A. Clark, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Yale University

Host: Vincent Pieribone, PhD


Monday, December 8, 2014

 “Beyond bottom-up sensory processing:  Learning and expectation shape sensory input to the mouse brain

John McGann, PhD
Associate Professor
Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Section
Psychology Department
Rutgers University

Host: Justus Verhagen, PhD


Monday, November 3, 2014

State vs. trait?  Brain response to visual food cues during satiety

Ellen Schur, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harborview Section of the Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Washington

Host: Dana Small, PhD


Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Refreshments 3:45 pm, Lecture 4:00 pm
The Anlyan Center Auditorium, Yale University, TAC N-107

How Cooking Made Us Human:  With Insights Into Food Addiction and Obesity

Richard Wrangham, PhD
Author of “Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human”
Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology
Department of Human Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University

Sponsored by The John B.Pierce Laboratory and Department of Neurobiology, Yale School of Medicine


Monday, October 6, 2014

 “Amylin modulates the mesolimbic reward system to regulate energy balance

Matthew R. Hayes, PhD
Assistant Professor of Nutritional Neuroscience
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania

Host: Dana Small, PhD


Monday, September 15, 2014

Dietary triglycerides act on mesolimbic structures to regulate the rewarding and motivational aspects of feeding

Serge Luquet, PhD
CNRS Researcher, Group Leader
Unit of Functional and Adaptive Biology (BFA)
Université Paris Diderot

Host: Dana Small, PhD


Monday, September 8, 2014

The exercise pressor reflex in health and simulated peripheral artery disease

Marc P. Kaufman, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Research Associate Director
Heart and Vascular Institute
Penn State College of Medicine

Host: Nina Stachenfeld, PhD


Monday, May 5, 2014

The explore-exploit dilemma in human reinforcement learning

Robert C. Wilson, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Princeton University

Host: Mark Laubach, PhD


Monday, April 7, 2014

Drift diffusion for perceptual inference and reinforcement learning

Bruno B. Averbeck, PhD
Chief, Unit on Learning and Decision Making
National Institute of Mental Health

Host: Mark Laubach, PhD


WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 – SPECIAL SEMINAR

A fructose receptor functions as a nutrient sensor in the Drosophila brain

Tetsuya Miyamoto, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine
Texas A&M Health Science Center
College Station, TX

Host:  Dana Small, PhD


Monday, March 24, 2014

Thalamocortical and sound processing specializations of the ventral auditory cortical fields in the rat

Heather Read, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience Division
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Connecticut

Host: Justus Verhagen, PhD


THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 – SPECIAL SEMINAR

Responding to hypoxia and reoxygenation:  from molecules to physiology

Dengke K. Ma, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Host:  Dana Small, PhD


Monday, March 10, 2014

Curbing hedonia:  modulation of reward and emotional function by dietary fats

Stephanie Fulton, PhD
Assistant Professor
Centre de Recherche du CHUM – Department of Nutrition
Faculty of Medicine
University of Montreal

Host: Dana Small, PhD


TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 – SPECIAL SEMINAR

The neurobiology of vagal afferent neurons:  cause or consequence of obesity?

Guillaume de Lartigue, PhD
Assistant Project Scientist
Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California, Davis

Host:  Dana Small, PhD


WEDNESDAY, February 26, 2014 – SPECIAL SEMINAR

Hunger-promoting neurons connect energy metabolism to complex behaviors

Marcelo O. Dietrich, MD, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Section of Comparative Medicine
Yale School of Medicine

Host:  Dana Small, PhD


Monday, February 24, 2014

Multisensory network effects on chemosensory processing

Joost X. Maier, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Psychology
Brandeis University

Host:  Maria Veldhuizen, PhD


Wednesday, February 19, 2014 – SPECIAL SEMINAR

Developmental trajectories of mental illness:  Dopaminergic projections and adult behavior

Minae Niwa, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Host:  Dana Small, PhD


Monday, January 27, 2014

The global pandemic of physical inactivity:  An urgent public health priority

Harold W. (Bill) Kohl, III, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology and Kinesiology
University of Texas Health Science Center–Houston
University of Texas, Austin

Host:  Nina Stachenfeld, PhD


Monday, January 13, 2014

Frontal theta as a mechanism of cognitive control

James F. Cavanagh, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of New Mexico

Host:  Mark Laubach, PhD


Monday, December 9, 2013

Discerning the functional topography of gustatory cortex in a rat model

Alan C. Spector, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL


Monday, November 18, 2013

Towards an understanding of anterior cingulate cortex function

Jeremy K. Seamans, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Brain Research Centre
University of British Columbia
Canada


Monday, November 4, 2013

Individual variability in neural response to food stimuli:  implications for ingestive behavior & obesity

Kyle S. Burger, PhD, MPH, RD
Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition
The University of  North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Monday, October 21, 2013

Single scale for odor intensity in olfaction

Yevgeniy Sirotin, PhD
Neuroscience Fellow
Shelby White and Leon Levy Center for Mind, Brain, and Behavior
The Rockefeller University


Monday, October 7, 2013

A common molecular toolkit for alimentary chemosensation:  implications for taste, nutrient response, and metabolic disease

Steven D. Munger, PhD
Professor
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine


Monday, September 23, 2013

Taste cells of the gut and endocrine cells of the tongue

Robert F. Margolskee, MD, PhD
Associate Director
Monell Chemical Senses Center


Monday, May 6, 2013

Neural circuitry of impulsive choice

Jamie D. Roitman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology and Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience
University of Illinois at Chicago


Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

Impaired peripheral and cerebral microvascular function in at risk populations

R. Mathew Brothers, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
University of Texas at Austin


Monday, April 15, 2013

Phasic mesolimbic signaling: from affect to action and points in between

Mitchell F. Roitman, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Illinois at Chicago


Monday, March 11, 2013

Vascular inflammation in sleep apnea

Sanja Jelic, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Columbia University
New York, New York


Monday, February 25, 2013

Mechanisms of compulsive eating

Paul John Kenny, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Therapeutics
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience
The Scripps Research Institute
Jupiter, Florida


Monday, January 28, 2013

The Fifth Influence, or The Dialectics of Pleasure

Michel Cabanac, MD
Faculty of Medicine
Laval University
Quebec, Canada


Monday, November 19, 2012

Compensatory Reserve for Human Hemorrhage: Translation from Physiology to Monitoring in the Emergency Care Setting

Victor A. Convertino, PhD
Research Physiologist and Manager
Tactical Combat Casualty Care Research Program
Research Division
US Army Institute of Surgical Research
San Antonio, TX


Monday, November 12, 2012

Theoretical principles of optogenetic stimulation

Cameron C. McIntyre, PhD
Associate Professor
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine


Monday, October 22, 2012

“Positron Emission Tomography and fMRI studies on the role of dopamine in impulsive behavior”

Alain Dagher, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
Montreal Neurological Institute


Monday, September 24, 2012

“Perceptual effects of genetic variation in human odorant receptors”

Joel Mainland, PhD
Assistant Member
Monell Chemical Senses Center
Philadelphia, PA


Monday, September 10, 2012

“Serotonergic and dopaminergic influences on taste-guided motivated behavior and taste detection”

Clare M. Mathes, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience
Florida State University


SPECIAL EVENT to be held in the Anlyan Center (TAC), N107, Auditorium:

The Arthur B. DuBois Distinguished Lecturer Series

Thursday, June 7, 2012

4:00 p.m.

“Hyperbaric oxygen augments vasculogenesis by bone marrow- and adipose tissue-derived stem cells: roles for reactive oxygen and nitrogen species”

Stephen R. Thom, MD, PhD
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Chief of Hyperbaric Medicine, Institute for Envoronmental Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Monday, May 7, 2012

“Optogenetics and other technologies for analyzing neural circuits”

Ed Boyden, PhD
Business Career Development Professor
MIT Media Lab and McGovern Institute
Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Monday, April 23, 2012

“Distributed nutrient sensing in the integrated neural control of energy balance”

Gary J. Schwartz, PhD
Professor
Department of Medicine (Endocrinology)
Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Monday, April 16, 2012

“Context and Episodic Memory”

Michael J. Kahana, PhD
Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania


Monday, April 9, 2012

“Elucidating causes and consequences of microvascular dysfunction in prediabetes”

Dwayne N. Jackson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Medical Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering
The University of Western Ontario
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry


Monday, March 26, 2012

“The value of food – behavioral and fMRI investigations”

Ifat Levy, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Comparative Medicine and Neurobiology
Yale University School of Medicine


Monday, March 12, 2012

“Olfactory-visual encoding of threat”

Wen Li, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Wisconsin, Madison


Monday, February 13, 2012

“TRPM8 – the good, the bad, and the ugly about a cool ion channel”

Sven-Eric Jordt, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Yale University School of Medicine


Monday, January 9, 2012

“Function and dysfunction in the hippocampal-prefrontal circuit”

Joshua A. Gordon, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University


Monday, December 19, 2011

“Specialized roles of nucleus accumbens and prefrontal cortex opioids in the telencephalic control of ‘non-homeostatic’ feeding”

Brian A. Baldo, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Monday, December 5, 2011

“Food addiction: a valid phenotype of human obesity “

Caroline Davis, PhD
Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Faculty of Health
York University, Toronto, Canada


Monday, November 21, 2011


“Control of skin blood flow and sweating during hemorrhage: A “choice” between heat dissipation and blood pressure control”

Craig Crandall , PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical
Center at Dallas
Research Scientist
Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine
at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas


Monday, November 7, 2011

“The sympathetic nervous system in obesity: effects of bariatric surgery”

Timothy B. Curry, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor in Anesthesiology and Physiology
Departments of Anesthesiology and Physiology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota


Monday, October 10, 2011

“Rats, risk and research: what can we learn from models of impulsivity and gambling behavior in rodents?”

Catharine Winstanley , PhD
Department of Psychology
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C.


Monday, September 26, 2011

“fMRI olfactory bulb studies of odor structure, concentration, and exposure “

D.S. Fahmeed Hyder , PhD
Professor
Diagnostic Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
Yale University School of Medicine


Monday, September 19, 2011

“Reinforcement learning: beyond reinforcement”

Nathaniel Daw , PhD
Assistant Professor
Center for Neural Science & Department of Psychology
New York University


Monday, April 25, 2011

“Altruism and self-control”

Howard Rachlin, BME, MA, PhD
Research Professor
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Psychology
Stony Brook University


Monday, April 11, 2011


“Meal-related neurons in the nucleus accumbens shell: convergence of sleep, gut-satiety signals, and feeding “

Ranier Gutierrez, PhD
Associate Professor
Laboratory of Neurobiology of Appetite
Department of Pharmacology
Center for Advance Research and Studies
(CINVESTAV-IPN) Mexico City


Monday, April 4, 2011

“Over- and under-eating determine differentially brain reward abnormalities”

Guido K.W. Frank, MD
Assistant Professor,
Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
The Children’s Hospital
University of Colorado, Denver


Monday, March 21, 2011

“Neurovascular control of human skin blood flow”

Gary W. Mack, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Exercise Sciences
College of Life Sciences
Brigham Young University


Monday, March 7, 2011

“Dissection of the neural circuitry of memory in the behaving mouse brain”

Clifford Kentros , PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Oregon Institute of Neuroscience


Monday, February 7, 2011

“Neurochemical interactions involved in behavioral activation and effort-related processes: Studies of dopamine, adenosine, and GABA”

John D. Salamone, PhD
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor
Head, Behavioral Neuroscience
Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience
University of Connecticut


Monday, January 31, 2011

“Dissecting local circuits in vivo: inhibitory regulation of cortical activity”

Jess Cardin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology
Yale University School of Medicine


Monday, December 6, 2010

“Top down versus bottom up influences on evaluations of food and other hedonic stimuli “

Nathan Novemsky, PhD
Associate Professor of Marketing
Yale School of Management


Monday, November 8, 2010

“Rapid construction of useful neural models: an application to working memory”

Chris Eliasmith, PhD, PEng
Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Neuroscience
Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience
University of Waterloo, Ontario Canada


Monday, November 1, 2010

“Sweet tales about mice and sugar “

John I. Glendinning, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
Barnard College, Columbia University


Monday, October 18, 2010

“Rapid dopamine signaling in reward processing”

Nii A. Addy, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Yale University School of Medicine


Monday, October 11, 2010

“Optogenetic studies of olfactory circuits in rodents”

Venkatesh N. Murthy, PhD
Professor
Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Harvard University


Monday, September 27, 2010

“Vascular consequences of overweight and obesity “

Christopher A. DeSouza, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado at Boulder


Monday, September 13, 2010

“You are HOW you eat: effects of bingeing on the brain”

Rebecca Corwin, PhD
Associate Professor of Nutrition and Neuroscience
Department of Nutritional Science
Penn State University


Monday, April 19, 2010

“TRPA1 as a sensory neuronal target of chemical irritants and counterirritants: A painful tale of mushrooms, tear gas, and smokes”

Christian von Hehn, MD, PhD
Research Fellow
F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center
Children’s Hospital Boston
Harvard Medical School


Monday, April 5, 2010

“Dynamic regulation of decision processes in frontal-basal ganglia circuits”

Michael J. Frank, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences, Psychology and Psychiatry
Brown University


Monday, March 22, 2010

“Merging of the senses: multisensory integration in the human brain”

Johan N. Lundström, PhD
Assistant Member
Monell Chemical Senses Center


Monday, February 8, 2010

“The neurobiology of self-control”

Antonio Rangel, PhD
Associate Professor of Neuroeconomics
California Institute of Technology


Monday, January 11, 2010

“Environmental estrogens and reproductive tract developmental disorders”

Hugh S. Taylor, MD

Professor and Director
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Department of Obsterics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Yale University School of Medicine


Monday, November 16, 2009

“Learning and energy regulation: “outwitting” the wisdom of the body”

Terry L. Davidson, PhD
Professor
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University


Monday, November 9, 2009

“Coupling value to actions: dopamine and decision making”

Paul E. M. Phillips, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Pharmacology
University of Washington


Monday, November 2, 2009

“How the study of synesthesii sheds light on basic cognitive and perceptual processes “

Edward Hubbard, PhD
Department of Psychology and Human Development
Vanderbilt University


Monday, October 12, 2009

“Gustatory processing in the amygdalo-cortical axis “

Alfredo Fontanini, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior
Stony Brook University, State University of New York


Monday, October 5, 2009

“Gustatory reward in rat models of obesity and gastric bypass surgery “

Andras Hajnal, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Neural & Behavioral Sciences, and Surgery
Penn State College of Medicine, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA


Monday, September 14, 2009

“Circuitry regulating responses to reward predictive cues”

Howard L. Fields, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
University of California
San Francisco


Monday, April 13, 2009

“Auditory selective attention”

Robert D. Melara, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychology
City College, City University of New York


Monday, April 6, 2009

“New ideas about sympathetic regulation of blood pressure in humans”

Michael J. Joyner, M.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology
Deputy Director for Research and Associate Dean
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Monday, March 30, 2009

“Signal transduction and information processing in mammalian taste buds”

Stephen D. Roper, PhD
Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami


Monday, March 23, 2009

“Taste coding through time: a feast for the mind”

Patricia M. Di Lorenzo
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology”
Binghamton University


Friday, February 20, 2009

“The neurobiology and embodied nature of primate communication”

Asif Ghazanfar, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Princeton University


Monday, February 9, 2009

“Amygdala activity and synaptic strength predict reward learning”

Patricia Janak, PhD
Associate Professor and Principal Investigator
Gallo Center
University of California, San Francisco


Monday, December 8, 2008

“The orbitofrontal cortex and adaptive behavior”

Geoffrey Schoenbaum, MD, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Anatormy & Neurobiology, and Psychiatry
University of Maryland School of Medicine


Monday, November 24, 2008

“Hypothalamic neuronal pathways involved in type 2 and type 1 diabetes”

Ligang Zhou, Ph.D
Department of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology
Yale University School of Medicine


Monday, November 10, 2008

“Mechanisms of cutaneous active vasodilation in humans: insights and speculation”

Christopher T. Minson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Head
Department of Human Physiology
University of Oregon


Monday, October 20, 2008

“The human detection (taste?) of dietary free fatty acids”

Richard D. Mattes, MPH, Ph.D.
RD
Professor
Department of Foods and Nutrition
Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN


Monday, October 6, 2008

“The contributions of prefrontal cortex-basal ganglia circuitry to behavioral flexibility”

Michael Ragozzino, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology


Monday, September 22, 2008

“Olfactory information processing in awake behaving mice”

Dmitry Rinberg, Ph.D.
Fellow
Janelia Farm Research Campus
Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Monday, September 8, 2008

“Costs, benefits, and learning the value of actions”

Stephanie Borgland, Ph.D .
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver