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.
Call for applications for 2022/23 are now closed.
The 2022-23 BrainExpo lineup of speakers is as follows:
|Marino Pagan||October 24, 2022||Neural sources of individual variability in cognitive behavior|
|Aaron Kuan||November 21, 2022||Neural Cartography: Mapping the Brain with X-ray and Electron Microscopy|
|Chen Ran||December 5, 2022||The coding of visceral senses in the brainstem|
|Elif Tunc-Ozcan||January 30, 2023||Hippocampal neuronal activity and BMP signaling in antidepressant action|
|March 20, 2023||The Enigmatic Spine Apparatus of Dendrites|
|Feng-Kuei Chiang||April 3, 2023||Information coding in primate prefrontal cortex underlying cognitive strategies|
|Tristan Geiller||April, 24, 2023||Organization and function of local circuits for hippocampal memory processing|
Speaker selection committee:
- Keeley Baker, postdoctoral research associate in the Fleischmann Lab
- Katherine Conen, postdoctoral research associate in the Desrochers Lab
- Rex Liu, postdoctoral research associate in the Frank Lab and Serre Lab
- Rajan Thakur, postdoctoral research associate in the O'Connor-Giles Lab
- Adrian Thompson, postdoctoral research associate in the Aizenman Lab
- Debbie Yee, postdoctoral research fellow in the Shenhav Lab
BrainExPo faculty advisors include:
- Kate O'Connor-Giles, Provost's Associate Professor of Brain Science
- Jessica Plavicki, Manning Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
- Alexander Fleischmann, Provost's Associate Professor of Brain Science
Previous BrainExPo speakers
About the Carney Institute
The Robert J. & Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science is committed to supporting research and facilitating collaborations in brain science across the Brown University community. The institute's mission is to promote discovery and innovation in brain science by supporting a diverse community of experimentalists, theorists, engineers, and clinical scientists. We do this by recruiting and retaining world-class faculty, creating an outstanding collaborative training environment, seeding innovative projects, supporting collaborative teams, and raising the visibility and reputation of Carney researchers.
The Carney Institute supports research in four areas of excellence: neurobiology of cells and circuits; cognition and behavior; computational brain science; and neuroengineering and neurotechnology.