Brain Science External Postdoc Seminar Series

The Carney Institute's Brain Science External Postdoc Seminar Series (BrainExPo) showcases the work of advanced postdoctoral scholars from around the world. The goal of this series is to: 1) provide a platform for early-career scientists to share their research and network with Carney's brain science community, and 2) provide an opportunity for the institute's community of faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students to hear about new innovative research.

During their visit to Brown, selected speakers will present their research to Carney’s brain science community, and they will have the opportunity to meet with faculty members and postdoctoral researchers. We encourage applications from postdoctoral researchers in any field of brain science. Invited speakers will be chosen to reflect the diversity of research conducted at Brown. We aim to attract a diverse group of scientists, and we especially welcome applications from women and people from historically underrepresented populations. For more information, email the selection committee.

Upcoming BrainExPo Speakers

Speaker Date Title
Tahereh Toosi  April 3, 2024 Cortical Computations Underlying the Integration of Perceptual Priors and Sensory Processing
Jacqueline Giovanniello TBD TBD

2023-2025 speaker selection committee:

  • Darcy Diesburg, Jones Lab
  • ​Jake Russin, Frank and Pavlick Labs
  • Eric Salter, Abdelfattah Lab
  • Ladan Shahshahani, Badre Lab
  • Gunjan Singh, Larschan and O’Connor-Giles Labs
  • Kevin Turner, Moore Lab
  • Debbie Yee, Shenhav Lab

BrainExPo faculty advisors include:

Previous BrainExPo speakers

Speaker Date Title
Tristan Geiller April 24, 2023 Organization and function of local circuits for hippocampal memory processing
Feng-Kuei Chiang April 3, 2023 Information coding in primate prefrontal cortex underlying cognitive strategies
Hanieh Falahati March 20, 2023 The Enigmatic Spine Apparatus of Dendrites
Elif Tunc-Ozcan January 30, 2023 Hippocampal neuronal activity and BMP signaling in antidepressant action 
Chen Ran December 5, 2022 The coding of visceral senses in the brainstem
Aaron Kuan November 21, 2022 Neural Cartography: Mapping the Brain with X-ray and Electron Microscopy
Marino Pagan October 24, 2022 Neural sources of individual variability in cognitive behavior
Emilia Favuzzi June 27, 2022 During brain wiring, specialized microglia are dedicated to remodeling distinct synapse types
Micaela Chan May 23, 2022 Patterns of functional brain network in healthy and unhealthy aging
Julieta Lischinsky April 25, 2022 Hardwired to attack? Understanding the developmental and cellular mechanisms for innate social behaviors in the medial amygdala
Danique Jeurissen March 28, 2022 Parietal Cortex: Useless or flexible? Deficits in decision-making after cortical inactivation dissipate on two time scales 
Megha Sehgal February 28, 2022 Co-allocation to overlapping dendritic branches in retrosplenial cortex integrates memories across time
Carl Schoonover and Andrew Fink January 31, 2022 Learning and forgetting in primary olfactory cortex
Ashley Ingiosi June 28, 2021 Of sleep and stars: defining a role for astrocytes in sleep and sleep homeostasis
Seungwon (Sebastian) Choi May 24, 2021 Ascending somatosensory circuitry that shapes the perception of touch and pain
Lisa Scheunemann April 26, 2021 Context-dependent Memory Suppression
Anita Devineni March 29, 2021 Neural processing for flexible behavior in the Drosophila taste system
Allan-Hermann Pool February 22, 2021 Mapping and re-engineering neural circuits mediating biological motivations
Sergey D. Stavisky January 25, 2021 Intracortical brain-computer interfaces: from fundamental science and engineering to restoring speech, reach and grasp

Photo by Plavicki Lab/Brown University