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
Head, Division of Science, Brandeis University
"Variability, Compensation, Homeostasis, and Modulation of Neurons and Circuits"
September 9, 2010, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
John G. Hildebrand
Regents Professor and Professor of Neuroscience, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Entomology, and Molecular & Cellular Biology
Head, Department of Neuroscience, University of Arizona
"The Most Dangerous Animals in the World: Arthropod Vectors of Disease"
September 21, 2010, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
"Explorations of a 'Simple' Olfactory System"
September 22, 2010, George Lynn Cross Hall 123
Masakazu (Mark) Konishi
Bing Professor of Behavioral Biology, Caltech
"The Science of Birdsong"
October 5, 2010, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
"How Owls Catch Prey in the Dark"
October 6, 2010, George Lynn Cross Hall 123
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"
October 20, 2010, George Lynn Cross Hall 123
"Using Transparent Animals and Fluorescent Nerve Cells to Understand the Brain and Behavior"
October 21, 2010, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
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"
November 10, 2010, George Lynn Cross Hall 123
"Thinking Like a Leech: Complex Decisions in a Simple Nervous System"
November 11, 2010, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
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"
November 30, 2010, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
"Molecular Neurobiology of Social Bonding"
December 1, 2010, George Lynn Cross Hall 123