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Neuroscience Institute Events

To bring together the neuroscience community and stay abreast of the latest research developments, the Neuroscience Institute welcomes researchers from across NYU and NYU Langone campuses to attend our seminars, colloquia, lectures, and annual retreat.

See our full events calendar and our graduate training events calendar.

Joint Neuroscience Colloquia

The Joint Neuroscience Colloquia series features distinguished speakers from around the world who visit the university to share cutting-edge research and meet with faculty and trainees. For more than a decade, this series has been jointly sponsored by NYU’s Center for Neural Science and neuroscience groups within NYU Langone to help build community and foster collaborations across departments and campuses.

Weekly Group Meeting

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have the opportunity to present their ongoing research to the community during our weekly group meeting. What started as a small group has become a popular forum, with more than 35 labs participating in 2019–20.

SPiNES Lectures

The Neuroscience Institute hosts Seminars by Postdocs in Neuroscience: Extramural Series, or SPiNES. This monthly event invites postdoctoral researchers from outside of NYU Langone to present their work in an hour-long seminar, to meet one-on-one with faculty, and to engage our community in informal discussions. This seminar series started in 2011 and brings advanced postdocs from the northeast region to NYU Langone for a formal seminar, a full day of one-on-one faculty meetings, and to engage our community in informal discussions.

We aim to attract the best and brightest from the local region with a twofold goal: to provide talented young scientists with an unprecedented opportunity to share their research and receive feedback from NYU Langone faculty, postdocs, and students; and to provide NYU Langone postdocs with an opportunity to network with the next generation of faculty before they move on to faculty positions.

Nearly 70 percent of speakers in this series have gone on to independent faculty positions at institutions such as Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California, San Francisco, and Harvard University.

We are proud to present the speakers for our 2022–23 SPiNES lecture series.

Rodolfo Llinás Lecture

The Neuroscience Institute created the annual Rodolfo Llinás lecture series in recognition of Rodolfo Llinás, MD, PhD, and his exemplary contributions to the field of neuroscience throughout his long and distinguished career. György Buzsáki, MD, PhD, presented this honor to Dr. Llinás at the 2013 Brain Meets Cognition Symposium. The Llinás lecture series features prominent neuroscientists whose areas of expertise build upon the seminal contributions of Dr. Llinás. Special thanks to Donna and Roys Poyiadjis for their continued support of this annual event.

Please save the date for the sixth annual Rodolfo Llinás lecture on October 10, 2022, at 4:00PM EST in the Thomas Murphy Auditorium at NYU Langone.

Carol Barnes, PhD
Regents’ Professor of Psychology, Neurology, and Neuroscience
Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging
Director, Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute
University of Arizona

The following are our previous speakers.

September 16, 2019
Fred H. Gage, PhD
President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Adler Professor, Laboratory of Genetics

September 25, 2018
Huda Zoghbi, MD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

September 18, 2017
Margaret S. Livingstone, PhD
Takeda Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

September 14, 2015
Richard Axel, MD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and University Professor, Columbia University

September 8, 2014
Nikos Logothetis, PhD
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Neuroscience Retreat

Each year, NYU Langone hosts a neuroscience retreat to highlight important science currently under way in our labs. All members of the NYU neuroscience community and beyond are encouraged to attend. Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students present their work through short talks and posters.