Date Speaker Title

23 Dec 2022


Dr. Sivakumar Sambandan
Synaptic Metal Ion Dynamics and Signaling, Laboratory of Neurobiology, MPI for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Göttingen, Germany

Molecular insights on neuronal glutamatergic synapses – What are they excited about?


15 Dec 2022


Dr. Abhilasha Joshi

Dynamic Synchronization between Hippocampal Spatial Representations and the Stepping Rhythm


14 Dec 2022


Dr. Arnab Barik
Assistant Professor, CNS, IISc

Central Circuits for Pain and Itch


2 Dec 2022


Thangaraj Senthil Kumar
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Structure, Aggregation and Seeding Properties of Amyloid Proteins Associated with Neurodegenerative Diseases


1 Dec 2022


Dr. Swagata Dey

Kinesin-13 dependent neuronal polarization and dendrite arborization in the PVD neurons of Caenorhabditis elegans


23 Nov 2022


Eric Hosy
Director of Research, IINS, CNRS-Université de Bordeaux. Bordeaux, France

Super-resolution microscopy to resolve the intimate organization and function of the synapse


22 Nov 2022


Prof. Ramakrishnan A. G.
MILE Lab, Dept of Electrical Engineering, Associate faculty, CNS

Analyzing patterns in EEG: from biometrics to altered states of consciousness


16 Nov 2022


Dr. Mini Jose Deepak
Ramalingaswami Fellow

Understanding cholesterol regulation on neuronal development and initial attempts to rewire the neurons by modulating multiple signaling pathways


11 Nov 2022


Dr. Vivek Kumar
Associate Professor, The Jackson Laboratory

Automated behavioral quantification using machine vision for scalable and reproducible neuroscience.


9 Nov 2022


Dr. Deependra Kumar
International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine (IIIS), University of Tsukuba, Japan

The mechanism of REM sleep for memory consolidation


17 Oct 2022


Dr. Supriya Ghosh
Department of Neurobiology, The University of Chicago

Cortical and Subcortical Contributions to Visual Attention and Adaptive Performance in Non-human Primates


6 Oct 2022


Dr. Preeya Khanna
Dept. of Neurology
University of California, San Francisco

Modeling and Restoring Neural Control of Reach-to-Grasp Movements


14 Sep 2022


Prof. S P Arun
Professor & Chair, CNS, IISc

A different wine for the same bottle? Same-different judgements as a fundamental readout of vision and cognition 


13 Sep 2022


Dr. Saloni Sharma
Postdoctoral Fellow, Marge Livingstone lab, Harvard University

Face pareidolia selectivity in macaque face-cells does not reflect perceived faceness


1 Sep 2022


Dr. Tanvi Deora
University of Washington, Seattle

Mechanics and neural control of movement in natural contexts


23 Aug 2022


Amrutha Swaminathan
Weizmann Institute of Science

Neurodevelopmental mechanisms driving stress-responsive behavior and epilepsy


28 Jul 2022


Dr. Qiufu Ma
Professor at Harvard Neurobiology Department and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

From pain circuit mapping to inflammation modulation by acupuncture


25 Jul 2022


Rajesh P. N. Rao
Hwang Professor of CSE and ECE at the University of Washington & Pratiksha Trust Visiting Chair Professor at IISc

Some New Results on Brain Co-Processors and Predictive Coding


21 Jul 2022


Prof. Anand Chandrasekhar
Professor in the division of biological sciences at the University of Missouri

Directed Neuronal Migration in the Vertebrate Hindbrain: How and Why?


15 Jul 2022


Dr. Vignesh Muralidharan
Postdoctoral Fellow
Aronlab of Cognitive Neuroscience

Investigating the neural correlates of inhibitory control: How do we stop ourselves?


12 Jul 2022


T. Thippeswamy
BVsc, MVSc, PhD The Epilepsy Research Lab Professor, Biomedical Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine Iowa State University, Ames United States, IA 50011

Disease-modification Strategies in Neurotoxin Exposed Experimental Models of Epilepsy


28 Jun 2022


Dr. Kshitij Jadhav
University of Cambridge

Long term neurobehavioral effects of chronic stress exposure in adolescence


31 May 2022


Dr. Ofer Yizhar
Weizmann Institute Of Science


22 Apr 2022


Dr. Latika Nagpal
Research Associate , Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
PhD, Department of Biotechnology, University of Calcutta

Studying redox mechanisms governing Neurodegenerative Diseases


18 Feb 2022


Dr. Sriparna Ghosal

Cortical and subcortical mechanisms of stress adaptation and pathology


18 Jan 2022


Sathya Puthanveettil
Department of Neuroscience,
Scripps Florida, Jupiter, FL 33458. USA

Decoding the dialog between genes and synapses during memory storage


28 Dec 2021


Dr. Vignayanandam R. Muddapu
Postdoctoral Researcher, Blue Brain Project, EPFL

Developing a patient-specific testbench for Parkinson’s disease


23 Dec 2021


Giriraj Sahu
Ph.D. Assistant Professor, NIPER Ahmedabad

Molecular characterization of hippocampal pyramidal cell slow afterhyperpolarization and its alterations in neurobiological disorders


8 Dec 2021


Dr. Debasish Roy

Fat instructs neurons to grow and sense disease or environment


30 Aug 2021


Vijendra Sharma
Ph.D. Research Associate,
Department of Biochemistry,
McGill University, Canada.

Cell-type-specific translation control mechanisms in the brain


25 Aug 2021


Dr. Sufyan ashhad
Dept Of Neurobiology, UCLA.

Inspiratory rhythms in the preBötzinger Complex emerge through synchrony driven cell assemblies


25 Mar 2021


Dr. Swagata Ghatak
Scripps Institute.

Targeting Excitatory/Inhibitory Imbalance in Neurological Disorders for Developing Therapeutics


5 Mar 2021


Dr. Ish Venkatesh
Research Asst Professor – Marquette University.

Molecular strategies to promote Spinal Cord repair: Barriers and Solutions


25 Feb 2021


Dr. Albert Chen
Ph.D. Associate Professor,
Scintillon Institute, San Diego, California.

The cerebellar nexus to motor control and beyond


16 Dec 2020



Under Pressure: the role of PIEZO ion channels in interoception


4 Sep 2020


Dr. Sergio Neuenschwander
Instituto do Cérebro

The entrained eye: Disentangling externally from internally-driven gamma oscillations


6 Aug 2020


Dr. Neeraj Kumar

Motor learning and memory: Plasticity in the somatosensory system


22 Jul 2020


Dr. Ashesh Dhawale
Center for Brain Science, Harvard University.

Uncovering the neural basis of motor skill learning and execution


1 Jul 2020


Dr. Santhosh Sethuramanujam
University of victoria.

Role of Acetylcholine-GABA co-transmission in retinal direction selectivity


8 Jun 2020


Dr. Navneet Vasistha
University of Copenhagen.

Deciphering cell-type vulnerabilities in mental disorders using single-cell transcriptomics


7 May 2020


Dr. Vishnu Sreekumar
National Institutes of Health,USA.

Understanding the role of context in memory: A journey from macro-scale experience to micro-scale brain activity


10 Mar 2020


Dr. Nandkishore Prakash
University of California San Diego.

Neurotransmitter plasticity in anhedonia


20 Feb 2020


Dr. Niranjan Kambi
University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Neural basis of Memory


14 Feb 2020


Dr. Naveen Sendhilnathan
Columbia University.

Neural correlates of reinforcement learning in mid-lateral cerebellum


28 Jan 2020


Dr. David Perrais
Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience, CNRS and University of Bordeaux, France

Visualizing the spatio-temporal dynamics of endocytosis and recycling in neuronal dendrites


28 Jan 2020


Dr. Achira Roy
Seattle Children’s Research Institute, USA.

Modelling human PI3K-related brain disorders time, cause and therapy


24 Jan 2020


Dr. Ruadhan O'Flanagan

Symbolic Information Processing in Navigation and Cognition


14 Jan 2020


Prof. Jesús Malo
Professor of Vision Science,
Department of Optics Universitat de València,

Visual Illusions in humans and artificial neural networks


8 Jan 2020


Sridevi Venkatesan
Ph.D. candidate,
Department of Physiology,
The University of Toronto.

Cholinergic modulation of attention circuits: a role for nicotinic receptors in the prefrontal cortex


7 Jan 2020


Dr. Kshitij S. Jadhav
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology),
Ph.D. (Neuroscience)

The Stress Deceleration Theory: How Chronic Mild Unpredictable Stress in adolescence arrests neurobehavioral development


24 Dec 2019


Rajat Saxena
Graduate student,
The University of California,

Modulation of the neocortex by the hippocampus signals


17 Dec 2019


Dr. Abhishek Banerjee
D.Phil, Associate Professor in Systems Neuroscience, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University Medical School.

Cognitive switches and adaptive neural dynamics in cortical circuits


21 Nov 2019


Dr. Dushan N. Wadduwage
Research Fellow,
Harvard University.

DEEP in the brain: rapid wide-field multiphoton microscopy through scattering tissue


5 Nov 2019


Dr. John Jeka

Multisensory Fusion and Human Postural Control


9 Jul 2019


Dr. Ravi Muddashetty

Pushes and Pulls of Synaptic Translation


3 Jul 2019


Dr. Abhishek Bhattacharya
Columbia University

Molecular identity of the electrical synapse connectome and its plasticity


20 Jun 2019


Prof. Mayank Mehta
Department Of Physics, UCLA

δ, β-> γ, θ -> η?


14 Jun 2019


Laboratory of intracellular calcium signaling National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore

Modulation of neuronal function by intracellular calcium signaling


4 Apr 2019


Richard G M Morris,
D.Phil., CBE, FRS Yusuf Hamied Visiting Professor in India 2019

The neurobiology of the making and keeping of memory


26 Mar 2019


Dr. Sufyan Ashhad
University of California, Los Angeles

Synchrony and Synfire chain: Mechanism ofInspiratory Rhythm Generation


8 Mar 2019


Dr. Saurabh Bose
University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Nature inspired computation using self-assembled networks


7 Mar 2019


Debanjan Dasgupta

Perception and representation of temporally structured odour stimuli in the mouse olfactory bulb


13 Feb 2019


Dr. Vivek Tiwari
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Imaging the neurochemicals in healthy brain and gliomas in vivo


7 Feb 2019


Dr. Sharika KM
University of Pennsylvania

Understanding the neurobiology of social decision-making


5 Feb 2019


Dr. Arjun Ramakrishnan
Research Associate in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania

Reward sensitivity and how it affects our actions


18 Jan 2019


Prof. Michael Hasselmo
Boston unviversity

Coding of space and time in the entorhinal cortex


8 Jan 2019


Dr. Abhilasha Joshi
University of California, San Francisco

Temporal organization in the brain – Rhythmic projection neurons coordinate distinct streams of information flow in the memory network


4 Jan 2019


Divya Subramaniam
PhD student, Duke University

Bayesian contributions to the perception of visual stability across saccades


3 Jan 2019


Dr. Megha Sharda

Music as a tool to study Brain Development and Neuroplasticity: An Interdisciplinary approach


13 Dec 2018


Prof. Gautam Awatramani
Univ of Victoria, Canada

Coarse and fine spatiotemporal coordination of excitation and inhibition underlying direction encoding in the retina


6 Dec 2018


Dr. Sangeeta Nath

Lysosomal accumulation progresses TNT (tunneling nano-tube) formation and direct neuronto-neuron transfer of pathology


20 Nov 2018


Kavita Babu
Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali, India

Maintaining acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction: what have claudins got to do with it?


26 Oct 2018


Dr. Ishaan Gupta
Neuroscience Weill Cornell Medical College, New York

Functional diversification of gene expression by RNA splicing


26 Oct 2018


Prof. Stuart Baker
Newcastle University

The Reticulospinal Tract and Hand Function: Importance in health and disease


9 Oct 2018


Dr. Rajnish P Rao Bernstein
Center for Computational Neuroscience, Humboldt University of Berlin

Neuronal responses to con specifics in the ventral CA1


20 Sep 2018


Dr. Samit Chakravarthy
University of Leeds

A mechanistic overview of mammalian motor control and assessment in humans


21 Aug 2018


Krithika Mohan
PhD Candidate, University of Chicago

How does the brain make flexible, categorical decisions?


24 Jul 2018


Dr. Shovamayee Maharana
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden

RNA tunes the solubility and phase behavior of prion-like RNA-binding proteins


19 Jul 2018


Dr.Dhrubjyoti Chowdhury
Johannes Hell Lab, University of California Davis

Regulation of ionotropic glutamate receptors at the synapse


18 Jul 2018


Arun Narasimhan
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York NY.

Morphological analysis using Oblique Light Sheet Tomography


12 Jul 2018


Dr. Debasis Das
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Dynamics of single nascent fusion pores – new direction to study neurotransmitter and hormone release


9 Jul 2018


Prof. Dean Buonomano
University of California, Los Angeles

Neural Dynamics, Recurrent Neural Networks and the Problem of Time


13 Jun 2018


Dr. Vivek Tiwari
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Metabolic and Genetic Imaging in Healthy Brain and Glioma Patients: Clinical insights from Magnetic Resonance Studies at 3T


25 Apr 2018


Dr. Vivek Swarup
Program in Neurogenetics, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

Identification of evolutionarily conserved gene networks that mediate neurodegenerative dementia


17 Apr 2018


Dr. Rangaprakash D
University of California, Los Angeles

Investigation of brain network mechanisms of emotion regulation and dysregulation using fMRI


3 Apr 2018


Bhavana Muralidharan
Department of Neurodegenerative Disease,
UK Dementia Research Institute, UCL, London

Building the brain: Role of Transcription factors and chromatin regulators


13 Mar 2018


Dr. Prakash Devaraju
Department of Developmental Neurobiology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis

Memory Circuits, Mitochondria and Mental Health


1 Mar 2018


Dr. Srikanth Padmala
University of Maryland

Interactions between emotion, motivation and cognition in the human brain


28 Feb 2018


Dr.Tapan Nayak
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, SUNY at Buffalo, New York, USA

A synaptic receptor in action: Sniff, Bind, Gate and Open


27 Feb 2018


Dr. Harini Chakravarthy

Converting adult pancreatic islet alpha cells into beta cells by gene targeting


19 Feb 2018


Prof. Itzhak Fried
University of California, Los Angeles

Recording from single neurons in humans: The Entorhinal-Hippocampal Memory Circuit


16 Feb 2018


Anant Jain
Dr. Catherine Woolley’s lab, Northwestern University, USA

Spikes Lecture Series (student run initiative) – Title: Acute estrogen Neuromodulation in the hippocampus.


6 Feb 2018


Dr.Parthasarathy Bhagavatula

Visually guided flight in birds


31 Jan 2018


Dr.Shrikant Bharadwaj

Impact of optical distortions on the visual perception of space and depth


30 Jan 2018


Dr.Chandana Kondapalli
Post doctoral research associate, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University

Aβ Oligomers Mediate its Synaptotoxic Effects through AMPK-dependent Increase in Mitochondrial Fission and Mitophagy in Pyramidal Neurons


29 Jan 2018


Dr.Arunesh Saras
Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Drosophila Seizure Disorders: Genetic Suppression of Seizure Susceptibility


23 Jan 2018


Dr.Bhuvanesh Awasthi
University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Can low-level visual processes modulate the high-level stimulus perception in a behaviourally relevant manner?


12 Jan 2018


Dr.Thiruma Arumugam
Department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 117597, Singapore and School of Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University Suwon Republic of Korea

Intermittent Fasting, Epigenetics and Stroke


12 Jan 2018


Prof.Mayank Mehta
UC Los Angeles

Cortico-hippocampal circuit dynamics during behavior and sleep


22 Dec 2017


Venkatesh N. Murthy Professor & Chair of Molecular & Cellular Biology Co-Chair,
Graduate Program in Biophysics Harvard University | 16 Divinity Ave Cambridge, MA 02138

Object segmentation and categorization in olfaction


7 Dec 2017


Prof. Shubha Tole,
Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India.

Towards a blueprint for building the brain


5 Dec 2017


Aditi Bhattacharya, PhD
Center for Brain Development and Repair Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, UAS-GKVK campus, Bangalore

Neural proteome in health and disease: why understanding the what, where and when matters?


3 Nov 2017


Swetha Gowrishankar, Associate Research Scientist,
Yale University School of Medicine

Impaired Axonal lysosome transport contributes to Alzheimer’s disease pathology


3 Nov 2017


Sarika Cherodath, PhD,
National Brain Research Center, Gurgaon

Neural mechanisms of reading in Hindi-English biliterate children


24 Oct 2017


Dr. Vishal Kapoor
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen

Neural activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex during conscious visual perception


16 Oct 2017


Dr. Suneel Reddy-Alla

Understanding the organization of neurotransmitter release site at presynaptic active zones


9 Oct 2017


Dr. Ramesh Kandimalla, Assistant Professor,
Garrison Institute of Aging, Texas Tech University

Reduced dynamin-related protein 1 protects against phosphorylated Tau and Aβ induced mitochondrial dysfunction, synaptic damage, dendritic spine loss, failure in auto/mitophagy in Alzheimer’s disease mouse models


4 Oct 2017





3 Oct 2017


Dr. Deepika Suri
Columbia University, New York.

Adolescent shaping of dopaminergic circuit activity and impulsive behavior


25 Sep 2017


Prof. Kobi Rosenblum
University of Haifa, Sagol Department of Neurobiology

From Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Cortical-Dependent Memories to Cognitive Enhancers


18 Sep 2017


Sridevi V. Sarma, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,
Institute of Computational Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, MD 21218

Fragility in the human decision making system : when internal biases hijack rationality


12 Sep 2017


Dr. Achira Roy Ph.D.
Center for Integrative Brain Research, Seattle Children’s Research Institute Seattle, WA, USA

Modelling human PI3K-related brain malformations and epilepsy – time, cause and treatment


18 Aug 2017


Dr. Marieke van Vugt, Assistant Professor,
Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Chasing cognitive mechanisms associated with oscillatory synchronization with computational models


11 Aug 2017


Dr. Kunjumon Vadakkan, Scientist,
Neurosearch Center, 76 Henry Street,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 1X2

Why did Camillo Golgi disagree with the Neuron doctrine? Preliminary neurobiological evidence and its implications


2 Aug 2017


Dr. Sadique Sheik
BioCircuits Institute, UCSD

Neuromorphic Engineering for Unsupervised Machine Learning


1 Aug 2017


Aditya Gilra
Computational Neuroscience Laboratory (IC/SV), CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

A learning scheme for neural networks in the brain to predict and control body movement


29 May 2017


Dr. Arjun Ramakrishnan
University of Pennsylvania

Reward sensitivity and how it affects our actions


9 May 2017


Rashmi Gupta, PhD.
Postdoctoral fellow,
Swiss Center for Affective Sciences,
University of Geneva, Switzerland

Role of emotion, motivation and value in attention


2 May 2017


Dr.Ayan Sengupta,
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Center, University of Nottingham, UK.

Multivariate Pattern Analysis (Decoding) of fMRI


1 May 2017


Dr. Arun Singh,
Department of Neurology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

Striatal mechanism in advanced stage of parkinsonism


21 Mar 2017


Prof. Neeraj Jain
National Brain Research Centre, Manesar

Spinal cord injuries and brain reorganization – what have we learned?


16 Mar 2017


Prof. Byron Yu
Associate Professor,
Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

Brain-computer interfaces for basic science


13 Mar 2017


Ashesh K. Dhawale, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral fellow, Laboratory of
Bence P. Ölveczky, Harvard University, Cambridge.

Long-term stability of behaviourally relevant dynamics in neural circuits


3 Mar 2017


Dr. Chhavi Mathur,
National Institute of Neurological Disorders &
Stroke, National Institutes of Health Bethesda,
Maryland-20851, USA

Transcriptome of squid giant axon provides insights into axonal protein synthesis


27 Feb 2017


Dr. Subashika Govindan
University of Geneva

Transcriptional blueprint for becoming a new neuron in the cerebral cortex


14 Feb 2017


Chandramouli Chandrasekaran
Shenoy laboratory
Department of Electrical Engineering
Stanford University USA

Towards a single-trial understanding of the neural circuit dynamics underlying perceptual decision-making


10 Feb 2017


Dr. Mitrajit Ghosh,
Edwin L. Steele Laboratory of Tumor
Biology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Radiation Oncology, Boston,
MA 02114, USA

Contribution of pericytes in pathogenesis of CADASIL


20 Jan 2017


Mehrab Modi,
Albeanu & Turner labs at Cold Spring Harbor Lab

Sustained odour responses in Drosophila Kenyon cells and their role in associative learning


12 Jan 2017


Dr. Santhosh Sethuramanujam,
Dept. of Biology, University of Victoria, Canada



10 Jan 2017


Suryadeep Dash

How the brain commits to an action: perspectives from primate oculomotor system


5 Jan 2017


Avik Roy, PhD,
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush medical college

PPAR-alpha: A Novel Target for Memory Loss


7 Oct 2016


B. Suresh Krishna
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory,German Primate Center, Kellnerweg 4, 37077 Goettingen,Germany

Visual Attention, Eye-movements and Auditory Processing


29 Sep 2016


Guhan Nagappan
Director in GSK Neuroscience R&D, USA.

Neuroplasticity: Implications in aging and neurodegenerative disease


20 Sep 2016


Dr. Anton Ilango
Research Fellow,
Institute of Experimental Psychology,
Heinrich Heine University,
Universitätsstr. 1,40225 Düsseldorf, Germany

Phasic dopamine signals and reinforcement learning


4 Aug 2016


Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder, Infosys & Dr. Subra Suresh, President, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

*CBR LECTURE SERIES* Centre for Brain Research (CBR), IISc


13 May 2016


Assistant Member (Assistant Professor),
Departments of Radiation Oncology; Neurology
Houston Methodist Research Institute

Diverse Implications of Genome Damage Repair Inhibition/Deficiencies in Neurological Disease Prevention: A Case of the Double-Edged Sword


6 May 2016


Prof. Maneesh Sahani
Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College

Neural Encoding Models and Population Analysis Methods


5 May 2016


Organized by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Pratiksha Trust, Bangalore

Workshop – Perception: Neurons and Models


3 May 2016


Prof. Patrick Kanold
Dept. of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Circuits that control early experience dependent development


29 Apr 2016


Dr. Sambashiva Banala

Development of Novel Chemical Tools for Biological Applications


11 Apr 2016


Dr. Sukant Khurana
Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory,
New York

Non-synaptic mechanisms of neuronal plasticity in auditory brainstem


7 Jan 2016


Dipak K. Sarkar
Board of Governors Professor and Distinguished Professor
Director, Rutgers Endocrine Program Rutgers
The State University of New Jersey

Targeting Neural Stem Cell to Control Neuroimmune Function and Cancer


29 Dec 2015


Krish Sathian, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurology, Rehabilitation Medicine and Psychology
Medical Director, Center for Systems Imaging,
Emory University School of Medicine

Is Modularity Dead? Distributed Neural Networks In Language


21 Dec 2015


Dr. Binu Ramachandran
European Neuroscience Institute,
Gottingen, Germany

Synaptic tagging mechanism and the role of Synaptotagmin 3 on learning and memory


21 Dec 2015


Prof. Jinkook Lee
Director, Program on Global Aging,
Health & Policy University of Southern California,
635 Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089-3332

The Longitudinal Study of Aging in India (LASI): Early Results and New Initiative on Dementia.


26 Nov 2015


Dr. Pinky Kain Sharma
Department of Entomology,
University of California Riverside,
California 92521, USA

Neural circuitry for detection of insect repellent DEET and attractive sugar in Drosophila


20 Nov 2015


Priyamvada Rajasethupathy
Postdoctoral fellow
Stanford University

Targeted top-down control of memory retrieval


12 Nov 2015


Dr. Srikanth Ramaswamy
In silico Neuroscientist
EPFL - Center for Brain Simulation
Biotech Campus
Chemin des Mines 9
1202 Geneva

Reconstruction and Simulation of Neocortical Microcircuitry


3 Nov 2015


Claudia Cavadas, PhD
Neuroendocrinology and Aging Group
Group Leader
CNC - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology
University of Coimbra, Portugal

Neuropeptide Y enhances autophagy in the hypothalamus: a mechanism to delay aging?


3 Nov 2015


Luis Pereira de Almeida, PhD
Vectors and Gene Therapy Group
CNC - Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology
University of Coimbra, Portugal

Molecular approaches to block or modify neurodegeneration in Machado-Joseph disease


24 Aug 2015


Dr. Bela Desai
Grant Adviser, Wellcome Trust DBT alliance

Sixth Sense: Understanding proprioception using the fly model


5 Aug 2015


Dr. Swanand Marathe
University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Notch Signaling in Neuronal Cell Cycle Control and Astrocyte-Neuron Interactions


7 Jul 2015


Avindra Nath M.D
Chief, Section of Infections of the Nervous System
Clinical Director, National Institute of Neurological
Disorders and Stroke,
National Institutes of Health

Recent progress and future challenges posed by neurological diseases


25 Jun 2015


Dr. Sundeep Teki
Laboratoire des Systemes Perceptifs,
Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris.

Cortical bases of auditory figure-ground segregation


16 Feb 2015


Dr. Etienne Herzog
Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience,

Molecular dissection of excitatory synapses in physiology and pathology


12 Feb 2015


Dr. Suryadeep Dash
Robarts Research Institute,
Western University,
London, Canada.

Continuous Updating of Visuospatial Memory in Superior Colliculus during Slow Eye Movements


10 Feb 2015


Dr. Selwyn Samuel Jayakar
Dept. of Neurobiology,
Harvard Medical School

Allosteric modulation of pentameric ligand gated ion channel function in mediating synaptic plasticity


9 Feb 2015


Dr. Stephen R. Price
University College London

Neuronal Nucleus Formation in the Developing Central Nervous System


29 Jan 2015


Aarthi Padmanabhan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Stanford University School of Medicine,
Stanford, USA

Biological Basis of Variability in Dopamine Availability on Frontostriatal Brain Function in Adolescence


13 Jan 2015


Gopikrishna Deshpande, Ph.D
Asst. Professor, AU MRI Research Center,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Adjunct Asst. Professor, Department of Psychology
200 Broun Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849
United States of America

Network Models of Brain Function in Health and Disease


9 Jan 2015


Dr. Shihab Shamma, Ph.D.
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and
Institute for Systems Research,
Director, Neural Systems Lab,
James A. Clark School of Engineering,
University of Maryland, USA

Cortical processing of complex sensory scenes


1 Jan 2015


Dr. Sonia Guha, Ph.D.
Department of Ophthalmology
Jules Stein Eye Institute (JSEI)
University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles- 90095, U.S.A.

The Neurology of Vision Disorders and the Lysosome: of wrong signals and stuck traffic!


22 Dec 2014


Ramkumar Sabesan
Postdoctoral fellow
University of California, Berkeley.

Advanced optical imaging to study cellular structure and function in normal and diseased eyes


15 Dec 2014


Prof. Frank Kruege
Department of Psychology & Molecular
George Mason University, USA

Diffusion of Responsibility Attenuates Altruistic Punishment: A Functional MRI and Multivariate Granger Causality Mapping Study


12 Dec 2014


Dr. Shamik DasGupta, Ph.D
Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

A Genetic Window into Decision-making


4 Dec 2014


Partha Talukdar
Assistant Professor,
SERC Indian Institute of Science

Knowledge Representation and Processing in Machines and Humans


5 Nov 2014


Debanjan Goswami
Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Stanford school of medicine, Stanford, CA.

Long-term Potentiation Requires Unique Postsynaptic SNARE Fusion Machinery


3 Nov 2014


Pitchaiah Mandava, M.D., Ph.D
Associate Professor of Neurology Program Director,
Vascular Neurology Fellowship,
Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas

Addressing the failures of clinical trials in stroke and brain injury through new analytical methods


31 Oct 2014


Prof. Farida Sohrabji, PhD
Joseph H Shelton Professor of Neuroscience
Associate Dept Head,
Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics Director,
Women's Health in Neuroscience Program
Texas A&M Health Science Center
4102 Medical Education and Research Building
8447 State Highway 47, Bryan TX 77807-3260

MicroRNA as neuroprotectants for ischemic stroke: Perils and Promises


28 Oct 2014


Dr. Ghanshyam N. Pandey
Professor of pharmacology,
Departments of psychiatry and Pharmacology,
Director of mood disorders and suicide research
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Neuroendocrine Abnormalities in Depression and Suicide: Focus on HPA Axis Genes


7 Oct 2014


Hans Herzog
Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine -4(INM-4),
Forschungszentrum Juelich, Juelich, Germany.

Neuroimaging with MRI, PET and MR-PET


25 Aug 2014


Thomas Biederer, Ph.D
Associate Professor,
Tufts University School of Medicine
Department of Neuroscience, Boston, MA 02111

Organization of Synapse Development by Trans-Synaptic Interactions


28 Jul 2014


Dr. Madhav Thambisetty, MD
Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health

Adiposity and Insulin Resistance in Alzheimer’s Disease: When State Meets Trait


16 Jul 2014


Prof. Saman K. Halgamuge
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Melbourne

The Connection between Neuro Science and Big Data


12 Jun 2014


Dr. Eakta Jain
Assistant Professor (CISE),
University of Florida

Human-centered Computer Graphics


1 Apr 2014


Amulya Nidhi Shrivastava, PhD
IBENS, U1024 (INSERM), Ecole Normale Superieure
46, Rue d'Ulm, 75005, PARIS, FRANCE

Understanding the Physiopathology of Neurodegenerative Disorders using Single Particle Tracking


13 Mar 2014


Dr. Suvarna Alladi
Additional Professor, Department of Neurology,
Nizam?s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad

Dementia and Cognitive Disorders: Current challenges and opportunities


11 Mar 2014


Dr. Nikhil Urs
Department of Cell Biology,
Duke University, North Carolina, USA

Functional selectivity in dopamine signaling: Biochemical and Behavioral analyses


7 Mar 2014


Jens Schwarzbach
Center for mind/Brain Science,
University of Trento, Italy

Distinguishing conceptual from motor decisions


6 Mar 2014


Angelika Lingnau
Center for Mind/ Brain Sciences
University of Trento, Italy

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging to study human movement representations


3 Mar 2014


Nixon Abraham
University Medical Centre,
University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Sniffing to decide: temporal aspects of information processing


24 Feb 2014


Srivatsun Sadagopan, Ph.D
Postdoctoral Fellow, Freiwald Lab
Shelby White and Leon Levy Center for Mind,
Brain and Behavior,
The Rockefeller University.

Cortical processing of voices and faces: linking neural computations to mechanisms


19 Feb 2014


Nitin Gupta, PhD
National Institutes of Health,

Revealing neural mechanisms of information processing using a simple brain


5 Feb 2014


Dr. Sridhar Devarajan
Stanford University

An avian midbrain model for the role of gamma oscillations in sensory coding and selective attention


29 Jan 2014


G. Govindaiah, PhD
University of Lousville, USA

Optogenetic Approaches in Neuroscience


28 Jan 2014


Prof. Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological
Research Institute at Texas Childrenn's Hospital,
Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics,
Baylor College of Medicine

Untangling the Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Disorders


24 Jan 2014


Dr. Sebastian Neggers
University of Utrecht

What you see is what you get: brain mechanisms underlying action-induced visual perception


26 Dec 2013


Dr. Chitra D. Mandyam,
Associate Professor Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders The Scripps Research Institute.

Alcohol dependence regulates cortical glial plasticity: New Avenues for Novel Therapies


6 Dec 2013


Prof. Harry Steinbusch
Director School for Mental Health and Neuroscience,
Maastricht University, Netherlands.

Brainstem Dysfunction in Neurodevelopment and Neuropsychiatric disorders – Moving from Forebrian to the Brainstem


5 Dec 2013


Prof. Thomas Metzinger
Professor, Theoretical Philosophy,
Johannes Gutenberg-Universit äMainz a& an Adjunct Fellow at the(FIAS).

The Ego Tunnel: Body Representation and Self-Consciousness


4 Dec 2013


Robert K. Shepherd PhD
Director, Bionics Institute &
Professor of Medical Bionics,
University of Melbourne Melbourne, Australia

Medical bionics: neural interfaces for damaged nerves


30 Oct 2013


Dr. Anusha Jayaraman
Post-doctoral Research Associate
University of Southern California

Degeneration to regeneration – Role of hormones in the nervous system


23 Oct 2013


Mark M. Rasenick
Distinguished University Professor of
Physiology& Biophysics and Psychiatry Director,
Biomedical Neuroscience Training Program University of Illinois Chicago, College of Medicine, CHICAGO, USA

G protein signaling in neurons and glia: effects of membrane microdomains and the cytoskeleton


17 Sep 2013


Prof. Hitoshi Okamoto
RIKEN Brain Science Institute (RIKEN BSI)

The habenula acts as the switchboard in fear response and aggression


11 Sep 2013


Dr Sridharan Devrajan

Decoupling choice bias from perceptual sensitivity in multialternative detection and decision-making tas


7 Aug 2013


Dr Marius Peelen
University of Trento

Neural mechanisms of person perception


31 Jul 2013


Shashank Hegde
Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University, USA

MRI using internal detectors


19 Jul 2013


Dr. Pavan Ramkumar
Research Associate at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Departments of Neurobiology and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwestern University

Building Marr’s bridges — linking islands of computational, algorithmic, and mechanistic descriptions of behavior, mind and brain


19 Jun 2013


Shreesh Mysore
Stanford University

Stimulus selection for spatial attention: Neural building blocks


18 Jun 2013


Dr. Vikram Gadagkar
Postdoctoral Associate Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853 USA

In Search of ‘Actor’ and ‘Critic’ Neurons in the Zebra Finch Song Circuit


13 Jun 2013


Geetanjali Chawla
Research Scientist Department of Biology Indiana University

Regulation of Drosophila let-7-Complex microRNAs and their role in neurodegeneration.


7 Jun 2013


Dr. Chaturbhuj Rathore MD, DM, DNB (Neurology), PDF (Epilepsy)
Associate Professor, Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Center Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India-695011

Challenges and opportunities in managing drug resistant epilepsy in India


24 May 2013


Dr. P. S. Mathuranath
Additional Professor, Department of Neurology, National Institute for Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bangalore, INDIA.

Neuroscience of Visual Perception


22 May 2013


Satish Iyengar
Professor & Chair, Statistics Department and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition University of Pittsburgh

Statistical aspects of integrate-and-fire neuron models


21 May 2013


Dr. Radhika Madhavan
Postdoctoral Fellow Boston Childrens Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Function of the human medial temporal lobe in sequence learning


15 May 2013


Additional Professor of Psychiatry & Wellcome Trust / DBT India Alliance Senior Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore

TRENDS – Translational Research on Endophenotypes in Neuropsychiatric DisorderS


30 Apr 2013


Dr. Sowmya Venkataramani
OHSU, Portland

Retinal Ganglion Cell Circuits in the Rabbit Retina


23 Apr 2013


Marylea Madiman & SP Arun

A dialogue between art and vision science


18 Apr 2013


Dr. Jai S Polepalli
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences Stanford University School of Medicine

Dissecting the molecular, synaptic and circuit mechanisms of learning and memory


8 Apr 2013


Shantanu P. Jadhav, PhD.
Center for Integrative Neuroscience University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

Neural ensemble activity required for learning and memory


3 Apr 2013


Gayathri Ranganathan, Ph.D.
Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, USA

Signal propagation in recurrent networks of mouse barrel cortex


22 Mar 2013


Mark R. Kotter MD PhD
Clinical Lecturer Department of Clinical Neurosciences & Wellcome Trust and MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, Anne McLaren Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine University of Cambridge

Central nervous system remyelination, can we wrap it up?


21 Mar 2013


Edward V. Quadros
Research Professor Departments of Medicine/Cell Biology SUNY-Downstate Medical Center New York

Folate receptor autoimmunity in neuro-developmental and autism spectrum disorders


20 Mar 2013


Dr. Naren Rao
INSPIRE Faculty, Centre for Neuroscience

Pathophysiology of cognitive symptoms in psychiatric disorders: ** Neuroimaging & behavioral observations for potential novel therapeutics


22 Feb 2013


Dr.Amitabha Majumdar
Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas.

The role of a self-sustaining amyloidogenic protein in persistence of memory


21 Feb 2013


Dr. Ravi Muddashetty
InStem, NCBS Bangalore

Dynamics of activity mediated protein synthesis at synapse


14 Feb 2013


Dr. Pratik Mutha
New Mexico Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, USA

Correcting Movement Errors and Learning from them using a Lateralized Brain


8 Feb 2013


Dr. James Chelliah
Scripps Research Institute, USA

Pathogenic SYNGAP1 mutations impair cognitive development by disrupting the maturation of dendritic spine synapses and restricting critical period plasticity.


4 Feb 2013


Dr. Debanjan Goswami
Stanford University, Stanford CA.

Long-term Potentiation Requires Unique Postsynaptic SNARE Fusion Machinery


11 Jan 2013


Prof. Bart Krekelberg
Rutgers Univ and visiting faculty CNS

Neural Mechanisms of Perceptual Stability


28 Dec 2012


Dr. Trichur Vidyasagar, MBBS, PhD
Professor, Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences and Adjunct Professor, Dept of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University of Melbourne Parkville, Vic 3010 Australia

Neural mechanisms of top-down attention: basis for a theory of the aetiology of dyslexia


21 Dec 2012


Mandyam V. Srinivasan AM, FRS
Queensland Brain Institute & School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering University of Queensland, Australia



21 Dec 2012


Sadashiva Pai
Senior Research Scientist Corning Incorporated, USA

Drug Discovery: Can the New Technologies Make a Difference


19 Dec 2012


Dipanjan Roy

Influence of cell type specificity, astrocytic glutamate uptake on representations in the primary visual cortex


18 Dec 2012


Mahendra Rao, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine National Institute of Health, USA

Stem Cells- A new paradigm for screening and therapy


17 Dec 2012


Anurag Mishra, PhD, MC Fellow
Chemistry Department, Durham University, England.

Responsive MR Imaging Probes for Functional and Structural Brain Mapping


14 Dec 2012


Biswa Sengupta
Center for Neuroscience,Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore.

Nuts and bolts of metabolic efficiency in single neurons


6 Dec 2012


Ashish Dhir, Ph.D.
Ramalingswami Fellow (equivalent to Scientist D) Department of Biotechnology Government of India C/o Gujarat Forensic Sciences University DFS Headquarters, Sector-21, Near Police Bhavan Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 382007, India

Recent Advances in Epilepsy Research


27 Nov 2012


Dr Divya Maitreyi Chari, DPhil
Senior Lecturer in Physiological Sciences Coordinator For Medical Intercalated Degrees Cellular and Neural Engineering Group Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine School of Medicine, David Weatherall building Keele University, Staffordshire ST55BG

Use of biomedical engineering strategies for the repair of neurological injury


21 Nov 2012


Prof. Tom Albright
Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA & IISc-DST Centenary Chair

Adapting to Environmental Change


19 Nov 2012


Sahadev Shankarappa
Harvard Medical School & MIT, USA

Putting a block on chronic neuropathic pain


9 Nov 2012


Dr. Madhusudhan Venkadesan
Group Leader, Morphology and Control Lab, National Center for Biological Sciences(NCBS), Bangalore.

Neuromechanics of finger contacts: How to hold an object


26 Sep 2012


Dr. Vatsala Thirumalai
Group Leader, Neural Circuits & Development Lab, National Center for Biological Sciences(NCBS), Bangalore.

Under Construction, But in operation! – Strategies from the developing brain


24 Aug 2012


Sreeganga Chandra Ph.D.
Asst. Professor, Yale School of Medicine,New Haven, CT.

Presynaptic Maintenance and Neurodegeneration


17 Aug 2012


Narender Ramnani
Brain, Action and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX

Cerebellum and Cognition: Evidence from Anatomy, Evolution and Brain Imaging


8 Aug 2012


Dr. Pradeep Shenoy
Postdoctoral fellow, University of California, San Diego

A computational, cognitive and neurobiological account of inhibitory control


7 Aug 2012


L S Shashidhara
Professor and Coordinator, Biology IISER, PUNE

Asymmetric cell division and neuronal diversity in Drosophila


19 Jul 2012


Dr. Sachin Deshmukh
Mind/Brain Institute Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Objects, space, and memory: how the hippocampal cognitive map comes together


17 Jul 2012


Dr. Uday Saxena
Co-Founder and Chief Advisor R and D at Kareus Therapeutics, USA

New approaches to treatment of Alzheimer’s: A disease not to be forgotten


3 Jul 2012


Dr. Deepak Nair
CNRS-Université Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

Nanoscale organization of AMPARs at the Postsynaptic density


26 Jun 2012


Dr. Lalitha Madhavan
BIO5 and Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute Interdisciplinary Programs in Neuroscience and Physiology University of Arizona

Stem Cells for Parkinson’s Disease


1 Jun 2012


Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology Investigator, HOPE Center for Neurological Disorders, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

Transcriptional control of axon growth in mammalian central nervous system


18 May 2012


Ananthakrishna Chintanpalli
Hearing Research Program Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Medical University of South Carolina

Evaluating the neural basis for concurrent vowel identification in dry and reverberant conditions


17 May 2012


Harsh Chaturvedi
Dept. Of Physics, IISER Pune

Molecular Interactions & Optical Devices


24 Apr 2012


Dr. Devi Majumdar
Vanderbilt University

‘Adaptive machinery’ at work in hippocampal dendritic spines and synapses: APPL1 and microfluidics


23 Apr 2012


Paul Carton PhD
Publishing Director,

How to get published in a research journal


17 Apr 2012


Odity Mukherjee, PhD
Research Scientist
National Center for Biological Sciences, TIFR

Modelling genotype to phenotype conversion in late onset neuro-degenerative disorders


9 Apr 2012


Dr. Ellora Sen
National Brain Research Center (NBRC), Haryana, India

Inflammation driven transcriptional networks: Implication in glioma pathophysiology