ION Seminar Series

ION seminars are held in Room 110 Willamette at 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays unless otherwise specified. A reception precedes the seminar at 3:30 pm near the base of the stairs on the north side open to all seminar attendees.

Contact Jenna Penny for scheduling speakers at seminars @ 


Fall 2019



Santiago Jaramillo Neural pathways for auditory cognition Promotion & Tenure Seminar
Carsen Stringer High Precision Coding in the Visual Cortex David McCormick
10/8/19 Tuesday Vijay Balasubramanian Becoming what you smell: adaptive sensing in the olfactory system Luca Mazzucato
10/10/19 Colin Johnson Elucidating the role of otoferlin at the ribbon synapse Adam Miller
10/17/19 Gwyneth Card Towards a brain architecture for visual behavior selection Chris Doe
10/24/19 Corey Harwell Epigenetic regulation of forebrain neuron diversity and circuit assembly Rachel Lukowicz
10/31/19 Andre Berndt TBA Phil Washbourne
11/7/19 Lisa Stowers TBA Matt Smear
11/14/19 Eric Shea-Brown TBA Luca Mazzucato
11/21/19 Scott Linderman TBA David Wyrick
11/28/19 Thanksgiving Holiday No Seminar - UO Campus closed  
12/5/19 Kevin Wright TBA Adam Miller
12/12/19 TBA TBA TBA


Spring 2019

4/4/19 Stefano Fusi The geometry of abstraction in hippocampus and prefrontal cortex Luca Mazzucato
4/11/19 Tim Mosca The Makings of Maturity: How Receptors and Proteolysis Regulate Synaptic Maturation Emily Heckman
4/18/19 Florin Albeanu Olfaction: from sensation to action and back Matt Smear
4/25/19 Peyman Golshani New Tools to Record Network Dynamics in Models of Disease David McCormick
5/2/19 Elaine Hsiao Host-microbiome interactions through the intestinal serotonergic system Judith Eisen & Karen Guillemin
5/9/19 Megan Williams Wiring the brain: how selective cell adhesion drives synapse specificity Adam Miller
5/16/19 Andrea Hasenstaub Flexible sound processing and cortical inhibition David McCormick
5/23/19 Ellie Heckscher

Time, stem cells and locomotion

Chris Doe
5/30/19 Christof Koch Cell Types in the Mouse and the Human Brain

David McCormick

6/6/19 Jen Li & Drew Robson A nonlinear oscilator coordinates brain-wide motivational state during foraging Sarah Stednitz & Mike Wehr