Here you can find a list of all the speakers that have made WWNeuRise possible!

Upcoming speakers

Special Session on Alternative Careers for Neuroscience PhDs, July 2023

Patrick Mineault, Freelance AI consultant, xcorr consulting.

Ashley Juavinett, Assistant Teaching Professor, UC San Diego.

Matt Kelley, Senior Scientist, Pfizer.

Seminar Details

Past speakers

Jan-May 2023

Shervin Safavi: “Signatures of criticality in efficient coding networks” - Dayan Lab, MPI for Biological Cybernetics. Abstract | Replay

Leandro J Fosque: “Quasicriticality and the quest for a framework of neuronal dynamics” - Beggs Lab, IU Bloomington. Abstract | Replay

Roman Huszár: “Developmentally structured coactivity in the hippocampal trisynaptic loop” - Buzsáki Lab, New York University. Abstract | Replay

Dániel Barabási: “Nature over Nurture: Functional neuronal circuits emerge in the absence of developmental activity” - Engert Lab, MCB Harvary University. Abstract | Replay

Elijah Lowenstein: “Prox2+ and Runx3+ vagal sensory neurons regulate esophageal motility” - Birchmeier lab, Max Delbrück Center. Abstract | Replay

Rocio Servin: “PIEZO2 in somatosensory neurons coordinates gastrointestinal transit” - Patapoutian Lab, Scripps Research Institute. Abstract | Replay

Dheeraj Roy: “Targeting thalamic circuits rescues motor and mood deficits in PD mice” - Feng Lab, Broad Institute (MIT/Harvard). Abstract | Replay

Maryam Pasdarnavab: “Hippocampal network dynamics during impaired working memory in epileptic mice” - Ewell lab, University of Bonn. Abstract | Replay

Karola Käfer: “The medial prefrontal cortex replays generalized sequences” - Csicsvari Lab, IST Austria. Abstract | Replay

Sept-Dec 2022

João Barbosa: “Flexible selection of task-relevant features through population gating” - Ostojic Lab, École Normale Supérieure. Abstract | Replay

Olivier Gschwend: “Prefrontal top-down projections control context-dependent strategy selection” - Li Lab, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Abstract | Replay

Aran Nayebi: “Mouse visual cortex as a limited resource system that self-learns an ecologically-general representation” - ICoN Fellow, MIT. Abstract | Replay

Rylan Schaeffer: “No Free Lunch from Deep Learning in Neuroscience: A Case Study through Models of the Entorhinal-Hippocampal Circuit” - Stanford University & Fiete Lab, MIT. Abstract | Replay

William de Cothi: “Learning predictive maps in the brain for spatial navigation” - Barry Lab, UCL. Abstract | Replay

Brianna Vandrey: “Lateral entorhinal cortex directly influences medial entorhinal cortex through synaptic connections in layer 1” - Nolan Lab, University of Edinburgh. Abstract | Replay

Kevin Berlemont: “Nonlinear neural network dynamics accounts for human confidence in a sequence of perceptual decisions” - Wang Lab, NYU. Abstract | Replay

Gabriel Stine: A neural mechanism for terminating decisions - Shadlen Lab, Columbia University. Abstract | Replay

Pantelis Vafeidis: - Rangel Lab, Caltech. Abstract | Replay

Anna Kutschireiter: “The secret Bayesian life of ring attractor networks” - Spiden AG. Abstract | Replay

June-July 2022

Vladyslava Pechuk: “Reprogramming the nociceptive circuit topology reshapes sexual behavior in C. elegans” - Oren Lab, Weizmann Institute of Science. Abstract | Replay

Cathy Chen: “Sex Differences in Learning from Exploration” - Grissom Lab, University of Minnesota. Abstract | Replay

Meritxell Sáez: “Gene-free landscape models for development” - Instituto Químico de Sarrià (IQS). Abstract | Replay

Esther Klingler: “Transcriptional controls over projection neuron fate diversity” - Jabaudon lab, University of Geneva. Abstract | Replay

Ipshita Zutshi: “Extrinsic control and intrinsic computation in the hippocampal CA1 network” - Buzsáki Lab, NYU. Abstract | Replay

Xenia Grande: “The functional architecture of the human entorhinal-hippocampal circuitry” - University Magdeburg & German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Abstract | Replay

Apr-May 2022

Tatsuya Tsukahara: “Transcriptional adaptation couples past experience and future sensory responses” - Datta Lab, Harvary Medical School. Abstract | Replay

Stephane Bugeon: “A transcriptomic axis predicts state modulation of cortical interneurons” - Harris/Carandini Lab, UCL. Abstract | Replay

Megha Sehgal: “Co-allocation to overlapping dendritic branches in the retrosplenial cortex integrates memories across time” - Silva Lab, UCLA. Abstract | Replay

Danil Tyulmankov: “Meta-learning synaptic plasticity and memory addressing for continual familiarity detection” - Abbott Lab, Columbia University. Abstract | Replay

Mar-Apr 2022

Manuel Beiran: “Parametric control of flexible timing through low-dimensional neural manifolds” - Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Columbia University & Rajan Lab, Icahn Mount Sinai. Abstract | Replay

Laureline Logiaco: “Flexible motor sequence generation by thalamic control of cortical dynamics through low-rank connectivity perturbations” - Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Columbia University. Abstract | Replay

Tamar Koren: “Remembering immunity: Neuronal representation of immune responses” - Rolls Lab, Technion. Abstract | Replay

Alexandra Klein: “Brain-body interactions that modulate fear” - Kheirbeck Lab, UCSF. Abstract | Replay

Payam Piray: “Efficient reuse of computations in planning” - Daw Lab, Princeton University. Abstract | Replay

Yul Kang: “Spatial uncertainty provides a unifying account of navigation behavior and grid field deformations” - CBL Lab, Cambridge University. Abstract | Replay

Jan-Feb 2022

Jacob Bellmund: “Deforming the metric of cognitive maps distorts memory” - Doeller lab, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Abstract | Replay

Alexander Attinger: “Distance-tuned neurons drive specialized path integration calculations in medial entorhinal cortex” - Giocomo lab, Stanford University. Abstract | Replay

Michael Reitman: “Norepinephrine links astrocytic activity to regulation of cortical state” - Poskanzer Lab, UCSF. Abstract | Replay

Katharina Merten “Astrocytes encode complex behaviorally relevant information” - Nimmerjahn Lab, Salk Institute. Abstract | Replay

Munir Gunes Kutlu: “Dissecting the role of accumbal D1 and D2 medium spiny neurons in information encoding” - Calipari Lab, Vanderbilt University. Abstract | Replay not available

Olivia Swanson: “Primary motor cortex circuitry in a mouse model of Parkinson’s Disease” - Dani Lab, University of Pennsylvania. Abstract | Replay not available

Chaitanya Chintaluri Metabolic spikes: from rogue electrons to Parkinson’s - Vogels Lab, IST Austria. Abstract | Replay

Zahid Padamsey How does the metabolically-expensive mammalian brain adapt to food scarcity? - Rochefort lab, University of Edinburgh. Abstract | Replay

Navigation (Nov-Dec 2021)

Erik Hermansen: “Space wrapped onto a grid cell torus” - Dunn lab, NTNU. Abstract | Replay

Sarthak Chandra: “Self-organized formation of discrete grid cell modules from smooth gradients” - Fiete lab, MIT. Abstract | Replay

Salman Qasim: “Phase precession in the human hippocampus and entorhinal cortex” - Gu lab, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Abstract | Replay

Hannah Payne: Neural representations of space in the hippocampus of a food-caching bird - Aronov lab, Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute. Abstract | Replay

Nick Robinson: “Targeted Activation of Hippocampal Place Cells Drives Memory-Guided Spatial Behaviour” - Häusser lab, University College London. Abstract | Replay

Philip Shamash: “Mice identify subgoals locations through an action-driven mapping process” - Branco lab, University College London. Abstract | Replay

Anna Gillespie: “Hippocampal replay reflects specific past experiences rather than a plan for subsequent choice” - Frank lab, UC San Francisco. Abstract | Replay

Predictive Processing (Sept-Oct 2021)

Caroline Jahn: “Rule learning representation in the fronto-parietal network” - Buschman lab, Princeton University. Abstract | Replay

Ramon Bartolo: “The role of the primate prefrontal cortex in inferring the state of the world and predicting change” - Averbeck lab, National Institute of Mental Health. Abstract | Replay

Nick Audette: “Expectation of self-generated sounds drives predictive processing in mouse auditory cortex” - Schneider lab, New York University. Abstract | Replay

Colleen J. Gillon: “Learning from unexpected events in the neocortical microcircuit” - Richards lab, University of Toronto. Abstract | Replay

Nuttida Rungratsameetaweemana: “Neural dynamics of probabilistic information processing in humans and recurrent neural networks” - Sejnowski lab, Salk Institute & UCSD. Abstract | Replay

Oded Bein: “Learning and updating structured knowledge” - Niv lab, Princeton University. Abstract | Replay

Selina Solomon: “Limited Evidence for Sensory Prediction Error Responses in Visual Cortex of Macaques and Humans” - Kohn lab, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Growth Intelligence. Abstract || Unfortunately, Selina’s talk had to be cancelled due to unforeseen events.

Tomaso Muzzu: “Feature selectivity can explain mismatch signals in mouse visual cortex” - Saleem lab, University College London. Abstract | Replay

Neuromodulation (Jun-Jul 2021)

Lindsay Collins: “Effects of vagus nerve stimulation on arousal state and cortical excitation” - McCormick lab, University of Oregon. Abstract | Replay

Cristina Colangelo: “An in-silico framework to study the cholinergic modulation of the neocortex” - Blue Brain Project, EPFL. Abstract | Replay

Jasmine Pickford : “Cerebellar acetylcholine and motor behaviour” - Apps lab, University of Bristol. Abstract | Replay

Luke Coddington: “A role for dopamine in value-free learning” - Dudman lab, HHMI Janelia. Abstract | Replay

Rohan Sharma: “Acetylcholine modulation of short-term plasticity is critical to reliable long-term plasticity in hippocampal synapses” - Suhita lab, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune. Abstract | Replay

Inês Guerreiro: “Disinhibitory and neuromodulatory regulation of hippocampal synaptic plasticity” - Gutkin lab, Ecole Normale Superieure. Abstract | Replay

Neuroscience of Naturalistic Behavior (May-Jun 2021)

Asaf Gal: “The collective behavior of the clonal raider ant: computations, patterns, and naturalistic behavior” - Kronauer lab, Rockefeller University. Abstract | Replay

Daniel Knebel: “Three levels of variability in the collective behavior of locusts” - Ayali lab, Tel Aviv University. Abstract | Replay

Constanze Lenschow: “Anatomical and functional characterization of the neuronal circuits underlying ejaculation” - Lima lab, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown. Abstract | Replay

Takashi Yamaguchi: “Distinct limbic-hypothalamic circuits for the generation of social behaviors” - Lin lab, New York University. Abstract | Replay

Ayelet Sarel: “Natural switches in sensory attention rapidly modulate hippocampal spatial codes” - Ulanovsky lab, Weizmann Institute of Science. Abstract | Replay

Tu Anh Nguyen “Investigating the sun compass in monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus)” - el Jundi lab, University Würzburg. Abstract | Replay

Yael Bitterman: “Structures in space and time - Hierarchical network dynamics in the amygdala” - Luethi lab, FMI for Biomedical research. Abstract | Replay

Adam Calhoun: “Measuring behavior to measure the brain” - Murthy lab, Princeton University. Abstract | Replay

Inter-areal communication (Mar-Apr 2021)

Aleena Garner: “A Cortical Circuit for Audio-Visual Predictions” - Keller lab, Friedrich Miescher Institute. Abstract | Replay

Kelly Clancy: “Understanding sensorimotor control at global and local scales” - Mrsic-Flogel lab, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre. Abstract | Replay

Matthew Perich: “Inferring brain-wide interactions using data-constrained recurrent neural network models” - Rajan lab, Mount Sinai. Abstract | Replay

Evren Gokcen: “Exploring feedforward and feedback communication between visual cortical areas with DLAG” - Yu lab, Carnegie Mellon University. Abstract | Replay

Monique Smith: “Anterior Cingulate inputs to nucleus accumbens control the social transfer of pain and analgesia” - Malenka lab, Stanford University. Abstract | Replay

Adi Kol: “Astrocytes contribute to remote memory formation by modulating hippocampal-cortical communication during learning” - Goshen lab, Edmond & Lily Safra Center. Abstract | Replay

David Tingley: “A metabolic function of the hippocampal sharp wave-ripples” - Buzsáki lab, NYU. Abstract | Replay

Javad Karimi Abadchi: “Spatiotemporal patterns of neocortical activity around hippocampal sharp-wave ripples” - Mohajerani & McNaughton lab, University of Lethbridge. Abstract | Replay

Neuroscience at the intersection of experiments and theory (Jan-Feb 2021)

Nicolas Meirhaeghe: “Predictive processing in the macaque frontal cortex during time estimation” - Jazayeri lab, MIT. Abstract | Replay not available

Federico Stella: “Global AND Scale-Free? Spontaneous cortical dynamics between functional networks and cortico-hippocampal communication” - Battaglia lab, Donders Institute. Abstract | Replay not available

Soledad Gonzalo Cogno: “Slow global population dynamics propagating through the medial entorhinal cortex " - Moser lab, NTNU. Abstract | Replay not available

Zoe Ashwood: “Mice alternate between discrete strategies during perceptual decision-making” - Pillow lab, Princeton University. Abstract | Replay

Claire Hales: “Modelling affective biases in rodents: behavioural and computational approaches” - Robinson lab, University of Bristol. Abstract | Replay

Arseny Finkelstein: “Mechanisms of cortical communication during decision-making” - Svododa lab, Janelia HHMI. Abstract | Replay