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
Each Monday afternoon, the NYU neuroscience community gathers for a seminar series that features distinguished speakers from around the world. NYU’s Center for Neural Science and neuroscience groups within NYU Langone have jointly sponsored this venture for more than a decade, and it has become the keystone for building collaborations across the university, as well as broadening our trainees’ view of the field.
Seminars alternate between NYU Langone (uptown) and NYU’s campus at Washington Square (downtown). Uptown seminars take place at 12:00PM in the Smilow Research Center first floor seminar room. Downtown seminars take place at 12:30PM in Meyer Hall at 4 Washington Place, room 121.
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 32 labs participating in 2017–18.
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.
2018–19 SPiNES Committee
Nominations for 2018–19 SPiNES speakers are now open. To nominate yourself or a colleague, complete and submit the SPiNES nomination form by September 10, 2018.
Speakers are nominated and selected by the NYU SPiNES Committee. The 2018–19 committee consists of the following postdoctoral fellows and faculty:
Samuel McKenzie, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of György Buzsáki, MD, PhD
Sara Fenstermacher, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Jeremy S. Dasen, PhD
Robert Egger, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Michael A. Long, PhD
Julieta Lischinsky, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dayu Lin, PhD
Michael A. Long, PhD, faculty advisor
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 legacy 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 third lecture in this series was held in September 2017 and featured Margaret S. Livingstone, PhD, the Takeda Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School.
On September 25, 2018, we will feature Huda Zoghbi, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Molecular and Human Genetics, Neurology, and Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, Director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital, and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The lecture takes place at 4:00PM in Farkas Auditorium at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan.
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. We also take time out to enjoy the outdoors.
Registration for our annual retreat opens in early 2019. Please check back for updates. If you have any questions, please email Rihan Hassad, project coordinator, at email@example.com.