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Seminars by Postdocs in Neuroscience: Extramural Series

Seminars by Postdocs in Neuroscience: Extramural Series, or SPiNES has been a showcase for 88 junior scientists since 2011, enabling them to deliver a full-length lecture at NYU Langone and to spend the day meeting with members of our research community. Our aim is to attract a diverse group of talented neuroscientists.

Being selected as a SPiNES lecturer provides an exciting opportunity for postdocs to share cutting-edge research and to receive feedback from NYU Langone faculty, postdocs, and students. This interaction is often an invaluable asset during the job search process. In fact, most SPiNES speakers have gone on to tenure-track positions at top universities. But we are not completely altruistic here; our community benefits greatly from this mechanism by learning about exciting research conducted outside of our institute. This is the essence of “farm-to-table” science: stories from individuals who have typically collected all the presented data.

2022–23 SPiNES Lectures

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

January 12, 2023
Danielle Beckman, PhD
University of California, Davis
Laboratory of John Morrison, PhD

February 16, 2023
Marcela Lina Carmona, PhD
Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University
Laboratory of Rui Costa

March 2, 2023
Jiakun Chen, PhD
Vollum Institute
Laboratories of Marc Freeman, PhD, and Kelly Monk, PhD

March 9, 2023
Megha Sehgal, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Laboratory of Alcino Silva, PhD

April 6, 2023
Kelsie Eichel, PhD
Stanford University
Laboratory of Kang Shen, PhD

May 11, 2023
Debosmita Sardar, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Laboratory of Benjamin Deneen, PhD

May 18, 2023
Hannah Payne, PhD
Columbia University
Laboratory of Dmitriy Aronov, PhD

June 15, 2023
Qiancheng Zhao, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
Laboratory of Rui Chang, PhD

June 29, 2023
Rongxin Fang, PhD
Harvard University
Laboratory of Xiaowei Zhuang, PhD

SPiNES Committee

Speakers are selected by the SPiNES committee. The 2022–23 committee consists of the following postdoctoral fellows and faculty:

Maria Selles Japas, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Robert C. Froemke, PhD
Nicholas Kathman, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Katherine Nagel, PhD
Megan Kischgessner, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Robert C. Froemke, PhD
Vered Kurtz-David, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Paul Glimcher, PhD
Sam Larsen, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Richard Tsien, DPhil
Priya Prakash, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Shane A. Liddelow, PhD
Yunlu Zhu, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of David Schoppik, PhD
Ipshita Zutshi, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of György Buzsáki, MD, PhD
Michael A. Long, PhD, faculty advisor

Please direct any inquiries about the SPiNES application process to Rihan Hassad, MPH, senior project coordinator, Neuroscience Institute, at rihan.hassad@nyulangone.org.