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NEUROETHOLOGY OU PRESIDENTIAL DREAM COURSE (Zoology 4893/5893, Fall 2010) VISITING SPEAKERS

Sponsored by the OU President's Office, CBN, & the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

Eve Marder

Eve Marder

 

Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience

Head, Division of Science, Brandeis University

National Academy of Sciences member

 

"VARIABILITY, COMPENSATION, HOMEOSTASIS AND MODULATION OF NEURONS AND CIRCUITS"

7 PM, Thursday, September 9, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave., Norman, OK 73072

 

John Hildebrand

John G. Hildebrand

Regents Professor and Professor of Neuroscience, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Entomology, and Molecular & Cellular Biology

Head, Department of Neuroscience, University of Arizona

National Academy of Sciences member

 

"THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMALS IN THE WORLD: ARTHROPOD VECTORS OF DISEASE"

7 PM, Tuesday, September 21, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave., Norman, OK 73072

"EXPLORATIONS OF A 'SIMPLE' OLFACTORY SYSTEM"

4:30 PM, Wednesday, September 22, George Lynn Cross Hall 123, 770 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK 73019

 

Masakazu Konishi

Masakazu (Mark) Konishi

 

Bing Professor of Behavioral Biology, Caltech

National Academy of Sciences member

 

"SCIENCE OF BIRDSONG"

7 PM, Tuesday, October 5, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave., Norman, OK 73072

"HOW OWLS CATCH PREY IN THE DARK"

4:30 PM, Wednesday, October 6, George Lynn Cross Hall 123, 770 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK 73019

 

Joseph Fetcho

 

Joseph R. Fetcho

 

Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior

Cornell University

 

"A GROUND PLAN UNDERLYING THE ORGANIZATION OF MOTOR NETWORKS IN HINDBRAIN AND SPINAL CORD"

4:30 PM, Wednesday, October 20, George Lynn Cross Hall 123, 770 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK 73019

"USING TRANSPARENT ANIMALS AND FLUORESCENT NERVE CELLS TO UNDERSTAND THE BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR"

7 PM, Thursday, October 21, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave., Norman, OK 73072

 

William B. Kristan, Jr.

William B. Kristan, Jr.

 

Distinguished Professor, Section of Neurobiology

University of California, San Diego

 

 

"LIFE AS A MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAM: NEURONAL MECHANISMS OF DECISION MAKING"

4:30 PM, Wednesday, November 10, George Lynn Cross Hall 123, 770 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK 73019

"THINKING LIKE A LEECH: COMPLEX DECISIONS IN A SIMPLE NERVOUS SYSTEM"

7 PM, Thursday, November 11, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave., Norman, OK 73072

 

Larry J. Young

Larry J. Young

 

William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University

Chair, Division of Behavioral Neuroscience, Yerkes National Primate Research Center

 

"THE SCIENCE OF LOVE AND BONDING: IMPLICATIONS FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS"

7 PM, Tuesday, November 30, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave., Norman, OK 73072

"MOLECULAR NEUROBIOLOGY OF SOCIAL BONDING"

4:30 PM, Wednesday, December 1, George Lynn Cross Hall 123, 770 Van Vleet Oval, Norman, OK 73019