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Monday, November 20, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Gita Mahmoudabadi, Ph.D. Candidate, Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology

Virology By the Numbers: A Quantitative Exploration of Viral Energetics, Genomics, and Ecology

Thesis Seminar
Location: Broad 100
Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Chen Institute Workshop on Computational Approaches to Neuroscience

Location: Beckman Institute Auditorium
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Neurolunch Seminar Series

Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Jaron Colas, Graduate Student, Computation and Neural Systems, Caltech

PhD Thesis Defense

Location: Broad 100
Monday, November 6, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Yong-Jun Lin, Graduate Student, Computation and Neural Systems, Caltech

PhD Thesis Defense

Location: Broad 100
Monday, October 23, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sotiris Masmanidis, Assistant Professor, Neurobiology, UCLA Brain Research Institute

CNS Seminar

Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Selvan Bavan, Postdoctoral Scholar in Biology and Biological Engineering, Neurobiology, California Institute of Technology
Aaron Nichols, Postdoctoral Scholar in Biology and Biological Engineering, Neurobiology, California Institute of Technology

Neuro Lunch Meeting

Neurolunch Seminar Series
Location: Steele 102
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ahmed Elgammal, Rutgers University

The Shape of Art History in the Eyes of the Machine

Location: Annenberg 105
Friday, July 28, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Chen Institute for Neuroscience Happy Hour

Location: Beckman Institute, Glanville Courtyard
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Ryan Remedios, Postdoctoral Scholar, Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Brian Duistermars, Postdoctoral Scholar, Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Neuro Lunch Meeting

Neurolunch Seminar Series
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Thursday, May 25, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
David Hall, Ph.D. graduate student, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Methods Advancing a Machine's Visual Awareness of People in Video

Thesis Seminar
Location: Broad 100
Monday, May 15, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wolfram Schultz, Department of Physiology Development & Neuroscience, Univerity of Cambridge, UK

Getting the best reward: neuronal mechanisms for utility maximisation

Computation and Neural Systems Seminar
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Zhannetta Gugel, Graduate Student, Neurobiology, California Institute of Technology
Jie-Yoon (Remy) Yang, Graduate Student, Computation & Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology

Neuro Lunch Meeting

Neurolunch Seminar Series
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Monday, April 24, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Daniel L.K. Yamins, Assistant Professor , Psychology and Computer Science, Stanford University

Using Artificial-Intelligence-Driven Deep Neural Networks to Uncover Principles of Brain Representation and Organization

Computation and Neural Systems Seminar
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Erica Hutchins, Postdoctoral Scholar, Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Rosa Uribe, Postdoctoral Scholar, Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Stephen Green, Postdoctoral Scholar, Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Marianne Bronner Lab Presenting

Neurolunch Seminar Series
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Monday, April 10, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Anatol C. Kreitzer , Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes, University of California, San Francisco

Fast-Spiking Interneurons Regulate Ensemble Calcium and Striatum-Dependent Learning

Computation and Neural Systems Seminar
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Yatang Li, Postdoctoral Scholar, Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Kyu Hyun Lee, Graduate Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, California Institute of Technology
Dawna Bagherian, Graduate Student, Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology

Neuro Lunch Meeting

Neurolunch Seminar Series
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Monday, March 13, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Russell Poldrack, Albert Ray Lang Professor , Psychology and (by Courtesy) Computer Science, Stanford University

The future of fMRI in cognitive neuroscience

Computation and Neural Systems Seminar
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
J. Anthony Movshon, Professor of Neural Science and Psychology, and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Center for Neural Science (CNS), New York University

Brain mechanisms of visual form perception

Wiersma Lecture
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Monday, February 27, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mitra J.Z. Hartmann, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

The structure of the mechano-tactile input to the rat vibrissal system

Computation and Neural Systems Seminar
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Vinny Augustine, Graduate Student, Computation and Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology
Sangjun Lee, Graduate Student, Neurobiology, California Institute of Technology

Neuro Lunch Meeting

Neurolunch Seminar Series
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Monday, February 13, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ivan Soltesz, James R. Doty Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurosciences, Stanford University

Organization and Control of Hippocampal Circuits

Computation and Neural Systems Seminar
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Thursday, December 15, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Yanan Sui, Graduate Student, Computation and Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology

Online Learning for the Control of Human Standing via Spinal Cord Stimulation

Thesis Seminar
Location: Gates-Thomas 135
Thursday, November 17, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ofer Yizhar, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Schience, Israel

Optogenetic analysis of long-range prefrontal connections in learning

Computation and Neural Systems Seminar
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Na Ji, Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, Virgina

"Optical physics for biological imaging"

Wiersma Lecture
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Monday, September 26, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Na Ji, Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, Virgina

"Probing Neural Circuits with Shaped Light"

Wiersma Lecture
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Monday, June 20, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hirohide Saito, Professor, Department of Life Science Frontiers, Kyoto University

"Synthetic RNA switches and nanostructures to control mammalian cell fate"

Bioengineering Lecture Series
Location: Beckman Institute Auditorium
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Le (Steven) Chang, Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Tomokazu Sato, Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Neuro Lunch Meeting

Neurolunch Seminar Series
Location: Gates Annex 22
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Simon Dunne, Graduate Student, Computation & Neural Systems, Caltech

Neural and hormonal systems underlying human reward-seeking behavior

Thesis Seminar
Location: Beckman Institute Auditorium
Monday, May 23, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Michael DeWeese, Associate Professor, Physics & Neuroscience, University of California Berkeley

A Rodent Model of the "Cocktail Party Problem"

Computation and Neural Systems Seminar
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Thursday, May 19, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aneesh Acharya, Bioengineering Ph.D. Candidate, Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology

"Multiplexed analysis of diverse RNA classes via hybridization chain reaction"

Location: Broad 100
Thursday, May 12, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gustavo Rios, Bioenigineering PhD Candidate, Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology

"Nanofabricated Neural Probe System for Dense 3-D Recordings of Brain Activity"

Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Thursday, May 12, 2016
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Bo Chen, Graduate Student, Computation & Neural Systems, Caltech

Quantum of Vision: the speed vs accuracy tradeoff in visual recognition

Thesis Seminar
Location: Annenberg 107
Friday, May 6, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gideon Nave, Graduate Student, Computation & Neural Systems, Caltech

Mechanisms underlying Economic Choice

Thesis Seminar
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Friday, May 6, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Changhong Zhao, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering, Caltech

Real-Time Load-Side Control of Electric Power Systems

Thesis Seminar
Location: Moore 239
Monday, May 2, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Karel Svoboda, Group Leader, HHMI - Janelia

Illuminating the cortical circuits underlying decision making

Computation and Neural Systems Seminar
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Monday, May 2, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Paul F.M.J. Verschure

The brain architecture of embodied action: The Distributed Adaptive Control Theory of decisions at a choice point

Information Science and Technology Seminar
Location: Annenberg 105
Monday, April 25, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bruno Olshausen, Professor, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and School of Optometry, UC Berkeley

Perception as an inference problem

Computation and Neural Systems Seminar
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Monday, April 25, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Victoria Hsiao, Bioenigineering PhD Candidate, Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology

"Synthetic circuits for feedback and detection in bacteria"

Location: Steele 102
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Thad Lindsay, Postdoctoral Scholar in Biology and Biological Engineering, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Peter Weir, Postdoctoral Scholar in Biology and Biological Engineering, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Irene Kim, Postdoctoral Scholar in Biology and Biological Engineering, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Neuro Lunch Meeting

Neurolunch Seminar Series
Location: Gates Annex 22
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Justin Lomont, Postdoctoral Scholar in Chemistry, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Sheel Shah, Graduate Student, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics , California Institute of Technology

Long Cai's Lab Presenting

Neurolunch Seminar Series
Location: Gates Annex 22
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Adam Shai, Bioenigineering PhD Candidate, Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology

"The Physiology and Computation of Pyramidal Neurons"

Location: Broad 100
Friday, November 20, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fritz Dannenberg, Graduate Student, Computer Science, Oxford University

Self-assembly pathways of DNA origami

Location: Moore B280
Monday, June 8, 2015
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Naoshige Uchida, Professor, Center for Brain Science, Department and Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

Dissecting computations in the dopamine reward circuit

Computation and Neural Systems Seminar
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sang Wan Lee, PhD, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, Califoria Institute of Technology
Noelle Stiles, PhD, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
Connie Wang, PhD Candidate, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Shimojo Lab Presenting

Neurolunch Seminar Series
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180
Thursday, May 21, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Peter Walter, Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco

"The Serendipitous Path of Discovery: From Protein Folding to Cognition"

General Biology Seminar
Location: Kerckhoff 119
Thursday, May 21, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Georg Seelig, Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering, University of Washington

"Learning the Sequence Determinants of Exon Definition from Millions of Random Synthetic Sequences"

Bioengineering Lecture Series
Location: Gates Annex 22
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
John Bagert, PhD Candidate, Bioengineering, Califoria Institute of Technology

"Quantitative, time-resolved proteomic analysis using bio-orthogonal non-canonical amino acid tagging"

Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vikas Trivedi, PhD Candidate, Bioengineering, Califoria Institute of Technology

"From molecules to organs: Microscopy and multi-scale nature of development"

Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Monday, May 11, 2015
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Andrew Huberman, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego

Genetic dissection of visual circuits for sensing direction

Computation and Neural Systems Seminar
Location: Beckman Behavioral Biology B180

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