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University of Nebraska Medical Center

CoNDA Events

The CoNDA Center supports robust programming for our community, featuring webinars for Career Development and guest speakers with expertise in a broad range of Neuroscience research. Seminars are typically held on the third Friday of every month at 12:00 PM (CST). CoNDA Center Seminars are hosted in a hybrid format via Zoom, welcoming an in-person audience when possible.

The CoNDA Center also supports an annual Colloquium, with presentations from CoNDA-funded Research Project, Pilot Project, and Mini-Grant recipients.

Upcoming Events

Seminar Date TBA: Mayank Mehta, PhD (Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Neurology, Neurobiology, University of California, Los Angeles Brain Research Institute) - details to be announced.

Past Events

Seminar recordings are available at request.

2023 Seminar Series

January 20th, 2023: Thalamic Regulation of Prefrontal Dynamics for Cognitive Control presented by Michael Halassa, MD, PhD (Associate Professor and Director of Translational Research, Neuroscience Department, Tufts University School of Medicine)  - CoNDA Center Research Seminar Series.


February 17th, 2023: Role of APOE in Tau-mediated Neurodegeneration: Effects on Microglial Lipid Metabolism and the Immune Response presented by David Holtzman, MD (Professor of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine)  - CoNDA Center Research Seminar Series and 3rd Annual CoNDA Colloquium Keynote.


March 31st, 2023: Harnessing the power of neuroscience data by applying structured data standards presented by David Ellis (Research Data Analyst, UNMC).


April 21st, 2023: Hippocampal Subfield Aging: New Research Frontiers with in vivo Imaging Methods presented by Ana Daugherty, PhD (Assistant Professor of Gerontology and Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit).


September 15th, 2023: A cerebellar contribution to nonmotor behaviors relevant to neurodevelopmental conditions presented by Peter Tsai, MD, PhD (Associate Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center).


October 20th, 2023: How does the blood-brain barrier regulate brain function and behavior? presented by Richard Daneman, PhD (Professor, Departments of Pharmacology & Neurosciences, University of California San Diego School of Medicine).

2022 Seminar Series

March 18th, 2022: Dissecting Neurobiological Mechanisms of Autism Spectrum Disorders: from Genes ot Circuits presented by Guoping Feng, PhD (Poitras Professor of Neuroscience, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) - CoNDA Center Research Seminar Series.


June 17th, 2022: Psychadelics Reopen the Social Reward Learning Critical Period: Basic Mechanisms and Therapeutic Opportunities presented by Gul Dolen, MD, PhD (Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Brain Science Institute, Wendy Klag Center, Johns Hopkins University) - CoNDA Center Research Seminar Series.


July 15th, 2022: Data Management, Storage, and Sharing: Working with NIH Grant Requirements presented by Howard Fox, MD, PhD (Senior Associate Dean of REsearch & Development, College of Medicine; Professor, dEpartment of Neurological Sciences; Director, Center for Integrative & Translational Neuroscience, UNMC) - CoNDA Center Career Development Series.


August 19th, 2022: Plasticity of Working Memory in Adolescence and through Deep Brain Stimulation presented by Christos Constantinidis, PhD (Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University) - CoNDA Center Research Seminar Series.


August 26th, 2022: Targetting Inflammation in Neurologic Disease presented by Raymond Dingledine, PhD (Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, Emory University) - CoNDA Center Research Seminar Series.


September 16th, 2022: Subtyping Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease: Typical, Atypical, and Resilient presented by Elizabeth Mormino, PhD (Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University) - CoNDA Center Research Seminar Series.


October 21st, 2022: Stem Cell Approaches to Understand Acquired and Genetic Epilepsies presented by Jenny Hsieh, PhD (Professor, Director, and Department Chair of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology Department, University of Texas, San Antonio) - CoNDA Center Research Seminar Series.

2021 Seminar Series

January 29th, 2021: Introducing the Translational Imaging and Behavioral Assessment (TIBA) Core: Intravital Multiphoton Imaging & Small Animal MRI presented by Heather Jensen Smith, PhD (Intravital Imaging Core Director, UNMC) and Yutong Liu, PhD (Small Animal MRI Core Director, UNMC) - CoNDA Center Career Development Series.


February 12th, 2021: The UNMC Animal behavior Core: Supporting Standard and Novel Studies in Rodent Ethology and Comparative Cognition presented by Mystera Samuelson, PhD (Animal Behavior Core Director, UNMC) - CoNDA Center Career Development Series.


April 2nd, 2021: All About Budgets presented by Johna Belling (Research Grants Administrator, UNMC Department of Neurological Sciences) - CoNDA Center Career Development Series.


April 16th, 2021: The Influence of Exercise and Physical Activity on Cognitive & Brain Health presented by Arthur (Art) Kramer, PhD (Professor and Director of the Center for Cognitive & Brain Health, Northeastern University in Boston) - CoNDA Center Research Seminar Series.


April 30th, 2021:  All About K Awards presented by Jeffrey French, PhD (Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Nebraska Omaha) - CoNDA Center Career Development Series.


May 14th, 2021: Imaging the Molecular Pathology of Alzheimer's Disease presented by William Jagust, MD (Professor, Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley) - CoNDA Center Research Seminar Series.


June 25th, 2021: Navigating Your IACUC Protocol presented by Traci Clemons, VIT, CPIA, RLATG (Protocol Assessment Liason, Office of Animal Care and Use, UNMC) - CoNDA Center Career Development Series.


August 20th, 2021: Molecular, Cellular and Systems Mechanisms of Memory Linking: Implications for Age Related Cognitive Decline presented by Alcino J. Silva, PhD (Distinguished Professor and Director, Integrative Center for Learning and Memory, Departments of Neurobiology, Psychology, and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles) - CoNDA Center Research Seminar Series.


October 15th, 2021: Targeting Mitochondrial Associated TDP-43 for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases presented by Xinglong Wang, PhD (Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience, UNMC) - CoNDA Center Research Seminar Series.


November 19th, 2021: New Tools for Monitoring & Manipulating Cellular Activity presented by Loren Looger, PhD (Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego) - CoNDA Center Research Seminar Series.