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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 2018–19.

SPiNES Lectures

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 will feature keynote speaker, Fred H. Gage, PhD, President, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Adler Professor, Laboratory of Genetics, and is scheduled to be held on September 16, 2019 at 4:00PM at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan.

Previous Keynote Speakers included: 

September 25, 2018
Huda Zoghbi, MD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 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, 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. Learn more about this year’s neuroscience retreat.