Seminars

Upcoming Seminars / Seminars This Week

Fri 6/15/18 12:30 pmGerstenzang 124
Brandeis Postdoctoral Seminar Series
Katya Morozova (Marder Lab)
Rapid adaptation of neurons in the crab stomatogastric ganglion to changes in extracellular K+ concentration
Vivek Vimal (Graybiel Lab)
Oscillations, Attractors, Collaborations, Epic Ideas and Spatial Orientation
Pizza Served
Hosted by Brandeis Postdoc Association

Fri 6/15/18 2 pmRosenstiel 118
Thesis Seminar (Graduate Program in Molecular and Cell Biology)
Jacqueline McDermott (Paradis Lab)
Class 4 Semaphorins and Plexin-B receptors regulate synapse development in the mammalian hippocampus

Tue 6/19/18 2 pmGerstenzang 122
Thesis Seminar (Graduate Program in Chemistry)
Jie Li (Xu Lab)
Enzyme-Instructed Self-Assembly (EISA) of Small Molecules Inhibit Cancer Cells

Thu 6/21/18 10 amAbelson 333
Thesis Seminar (Graduate Program in Physics)
Daniel Goldstein (Chakraborty Lab)
Active Plasticity and Control of Chemical Oscillators: Stepping Stones to Soft Machines

Thu 6/21/18 10 amVolen 201
Safety Training
Andy Finn
Lab Safety

Fri 6/22/18 12:30 pmGerstenzang 124
Brandeis Postdoctoral Seminar Series
Dylan Ma (Rosbash Lab)
Srinivas Gorur Shandilya (Marder Lab)
Pizza Served
Hosted by Vera Valakh - Brandeis Postdoc Association

Fri 6/22/18 4 pmShapiro Science Center GL14
Special Seminar
Dr.Tija Jacob (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Faculty Member Center for Neuroscience University of Pittsburgh )
Dynamic inhibition: GABAA receptor synaptic exchange and intracellular trafficking during agonist and positive modulator treatment
Hosted by Sue Paradis and Avi Rodal

Mon 6/25/18 10:30 amAbelson 333
IGERT Summer Institute
Jonathan Touboul (Brandeis University)
The role of noise and heterogeneity in the synchronization of neuronal networks
Hosted by Albion Lawrence

Mon 6/25/18 1:30 pmAbelson 333
IGERT Summer Institute
Mark McAvoy (Brandeis International Business School)
The Economics of Blockchain Technology
Blockchain Technology, the peer-to-peer network, has been likened as the second era of the world wide web. After describing the structure and cryptography that underlies this technology I will delve into how Blockchain technology will revolutionize our economies; using examples already being implemented such as in how it will allow us to: transfer money cheaper, vote remotely in a secure manner, share electricity with neighbors, prove one's identity (especially useful for refugees), and conduct international trade in a peer-to-peer manner.
Hosted by Albion Lawrence

Mon 6/25/18 3 pmAbelson 333
IGERT Summer Institute
Steven Girvin (Yale University)
Introduction to Quantum Error Correction (Part 1)
Hosted by Albion Lawrence

Tue 6/26/18 10 amAbelson 333
IGERT Summer Institute
Steven Girvin (Yale University)
Introduction to Quantum Error Correction (Part 2)
Hosted by Albion Lawrence

Tue 6/26/18 1:30 pmAbelson 333
IGERT Summer Institute
Rose Morris-Wright (Brandeis)
Hyperbolicity in Cube complexes: an Introduction to CAT(0) Geometry
Hosted by Albion Lawrence

Tue 6/26/18 3 pmAbelson 333
IGERT Summer Institute
Blake Stacey (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
Two Departures from Classical Information Theory
Hosted by Albion Lawrence

Wed 6/27/18 10:30 amAbelson 333
IGERT Summer Institute
Zeb Rocklin (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Introduction to the geometry and response of origami and thin sheets
Hosted by Albion Lawrence

Wed 6/27/18 1:30 pmAbelson 333
IGERT Summer Institute
Daniel Rothman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Biosphere-geosphere stability and mass extinction
Earth's carbon cycle, a loop between photosynthesis and respiration,

represents metabolism at a global scale. Mass extinction is always

accompanied by disruption of the loop. Yet the geochemical record also

exhibits many such disruptions without mass extinction. What separates

extinctions from benign events? At geologic timescales, mass

extinctions are associated with perturbations of the carbon cycle that

exceed a critical rate related to incomplete respiration. At short

time scales, mass extinction instead occurs when a perturbation

exceeds a critical mass related to other biogeochemical processes. A

simple calculation suggests that the mass of carbon added to the

oceans by human activities will exceed the critical mass by the year

2100. What happens next? Analysis of a two-dimensional dynamical

system reveals two routes to runaway ocean acidification: via

bifurcation of a stable fixed point to a stable limit cycle, or by the

transient excitation of a stable fixed point (as in biophysical models

of action potentials). The latter route, which is consistent with

observations, shows how modest perturbations can result in

catastrophic excitations of an otherwise stable carbon cycle.

Hosted by Albion Lawrence

Wed 6/27/18 3:30 pmAbelson 333
IGERT Summer Institute
Naziru Awal (Brandeis)
The smallest chimera: Periodicity and chaos in a pair of coupled chemical oscillators
Hosted by Albion Lawrence

Thu 6/28/18 9 amShapiro Science Center GL14
CommLab Poster Workshop
Gabriel Bronk and Madelen Diaz
Hosted by Anique Olivier-Mason

Thu 6/28/18 10:30 amAbelson 333
IGERT Summer Institute
James McInerney (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Geometric properties of liquid crystals
Hosted by Albion Lawrence

Thu 6/28/18 1:30 pmAbelson 333
IGERT Summer Institute
Zeb Rocklin (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Putting thin sheets to work: selected topics in origami metamaterials
Hosted by Albion Lawrence

Fri 6/29/18 12:30 pmGerstenzang 124
Brandeis Postdoctoral Seminar Series
Steven Del Signore (Rodal Lab)
Phillip Baer (Lee Lab)
Pizza Served
Hosted by Vera Valakh - Brandeis Postdoc Association

Mon 7/2/18 6 pmShapiro Science Center GL14
CommLab Abstract Workshop
Steve DelSignore
Hosted by Anique Olivier-Mason

Tue 7/10/18 12 noonShapiro Science Center, LL16
CommLab Poster Workshop
Tim Wiggin
Hosted by Anique Olivier-Mason

Thu 7/12/18 9 amShapiro Science Center GL14
CommLab Abstract Workshop
Jenn Bailey
Hosted by Anique Olivier-Mason

Fri 7/13/18 12:30 pmGerstenzang 124
Brandeis Postdoctoral Seminar Series
David Levitan (Nelson Lab)
Nick Trojanowski (Turrigioano Lab)
Pizza Served
Hosted by Vera Valakh - Brandeis Postdoc Association

Thu 7/19/18 1 pmAbelson 333
Thesis Seminar
Mathew Chamberlain (Gelles Lab)
Non-equilibrium regulation of DNA transcription

Fri 7/20/18 12:30 pmGerstenzang 124
Brandeis Postdoctoral Seminar Series
Elena Sapede (Haber Lab)
Andrea Marschall (Ivanovic Lab)
Pizza Served
Hosted by Vera Valakh - Brandeis Postdoc Association

Fri 7/27/18 12:30 pmGerstenzang 124
Brandeis Postdoctoral Seminar Series
Erin Clark (Nelson Lab)
Vera Valakh (Nelson Lab)
Pizza Served
Hosted by Vera Valakh - Brandeis Postdoc Association

 
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