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.
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 2018–19.
The Neuroscience Institute hosts Seminars by Postdocs in Neuroscience: Extramural Series, or SPiNES. This monthly seminar series started in 2013 and brings advanced postdocs from the northeast region to NYU Langone for a formal seminar, a full day of one-on-one faculty discussions, and a dinner with other advanced postdocs.
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 faculty, postdocs, and students; and to provide NYU 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.
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.
The fifth annual lecture featured keynote speaker Fred H. Gage, PhD, president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Adler Professor, Laboratory of Genetics, and was held on September 16, 2019, at NYU Langone.
The following are our previous speakers.
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
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. Learn more about this year’s neuroscience retreat.