UCI Brain Circuit | December E-newsletter

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Upcoming Virtual Events

UCI Brain sends out a monthly digest of upcoming brain­​ related events, news and positions from units across campus. Check out the complete event calendar and submit your event.

December 1, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Neurobiology and Behavior Distinguished Colloquium 

Dr. Bence Olveczky is a Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. His research focuses on the neural circuits underlying motor learning in rodents and song birds. Learn More

December 1, 2020
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Making Waves: Entrepreneur Conversations

UCI Beall Applied Innovation will host a conversation with Richard Sudek, executive director at Beall Applied Innovation and chief innovation officer at UCI, and Leen Kawas, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of Athira Pharma.

They’ll discuss how a young woman pursuing the American Dream goes from scientist to startup to taking her company public with her IPO in the Alzheimer’s therapy space. Learn More

December 3, 2020
10:00 am – 11:00 am

NextGen Epilepsy Seminars

Cleber Trujillo, PhD, a postdoc in Alysson Muotri’s lab at UCSD, will present his latest epilepsy-related research. This event is part of the NextGen Epilepsy Seminar Series which features postdocs and graduate students. This event is sponsored by the Epilepsy Research Center and the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology. Learn More

December 4, 2020
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Thriving through Connections seeks to bring together a diverse group of mental health professionals and the 16-24-year-old population for a day of learning and connection in a safe and welcoming virtual space. Thriving through Connections will deliver a highly interactive, 3D environment with a live streaming video keynote from Zak Williams, son of actor/comedian Robin Williams. It will also feature live breakout sessions and interactive resource booths within a resource fair.

UCI Professor Michael Yassa will be holding a breakout session concerning Destigmatizing Mental Illness Through a Scientific Lens from 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm. Learn More

December 4, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Facebook LIVE Q&A: Can stem cells treat Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias?

Dr. Mathew Blurton-Jones from the department of Neurobiology and Behavior will be answering questions about the use of stem cells in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Learn More

December 8, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

CNLM Virtual Colloquium

Memory at the scale of episodes: How the neocortex and hippocampus support memory for complex events

Dr. Ranganath’s research focuses on characterizing the psychological processes that support human memory, and their neural underpinnings. In particular, they have investigated the functions of brain regions in the prefrontal cortex and medial temporal lobes. Learn More

December 15, 2020
10:00 am – 11:00 am

EpiCenter Seminar Series

Dr. Gaia Novarino, professor of life sciences at IST Austria, will be one of the speakers in the 2020/21 EpiCenter Seminar Series. Learn More


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New Positions

The UCI Brain community is hiring. Below are a few of the open positions at UCI. Visit our website to view all positions and to submit your open position for inclusion on our website.

Faculty Position:

Open Position(s) – Neurobiology & Behavior Lecturer
School of Biological Sciences – Neurobiology and Behavior
Final Date: June 30, 2021

2020-2021 Psychological Science Lecturer Pool Ad
Department of Psychological Science
Final Date: February 17, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellows / Project Scientists Positions:

Environmentally Induced Cortical Plasticity: Postdoctoral Scholar – Frostig Lab
School of Biological Sciences – Neurobiology and Behavior
Final Date: December 31, 2020

The Development, Disorder and Delinquency Laboratory Postdoctoral Scholar
School of Social Ecology – Psychological Science
Final Date: Nov 30, 2020

Research Staff Positions:

Preclinical and Translational Imaging Center MRI Technician
Department of Pediatrics
Open until filled

Study Coordinator in Sleep and Cognition Lab
Department of Cognitive Sciences
Open until filled

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