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Seminar Schedule

August 31

David Zhi-Zhou He, Creighton University

September 7

Alfonso Apicella, University of Texas San Antonio

September 14

Daniel Wesson, University of Florida

September 21

Natalia De Marco Garcia, Weill Cornell Medical College

September 28

Florin Albeanu, Cold Spring Harbor Lab

October 5

Stephanie Palmer, University of Chicago

October 12

Cengiz Pahlevan, Harvard University

October 19

Yongsoo Kim, Penn State University

October 26

Udai Pandey, University of Pittsburgh, Med Ctr

November 2


November 9

Milutin Stanacevic, SB Dept of Computer & Electrical Engineer

November 16


November 23


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News & Announcements

FACULTY OPENING 2023-2024: Details Coming Soon


  • (CLOSED) One opening is in the area of Computational Neuroscience / NeuroAI at the Assistant or Associate professor level. See here for the application link and details! Deadline Dec 15. Welcome our new faculty member Dr. Siwei Wang!
  • A SUNY Empire Innovation Program tenured/tenure-track (open rank) position, with candidates studying movement, movement disorders and neurodegeneration relying on animal models and optical approaches especially encouraged to apply! Details and application link here. Deadline Dec 9.

09/22/2023 - On Sep 22nd at Old Field Club, NY, is the 2023 Retreat of the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jamie Maguire from Tufts University School of Medicine. Explore Circuit Dysfunction and Biased Information Routing in Mood Disorders.

09/20/2023 - Liam Lang's Dissertation Defense is on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 12:15 p.m. Laufer Center, Lecture Hall 101. The seminar is titled "Metastable Cortical Dynamics During Taste-Based Decision-Making.” Alfredo Fontanini is the advisor.

09/07/2023 - Alan Guo's Dissertation Defense is on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. The event will be held in Room 038 of the Life Sciences Building. The seminar is titled "Extracellular Factors Acting on Localized Intrinsic Determinants Promote Dendrite Development During Embryonic Brain Development.” Maya Shelly is the advisor.

07/03/2023 -  Our guest speaker for the 2023 Departmental Retreat will be Dr. Jamie Maguire – Professor, Tufts University, School of Medicine

07/03/2023 - The Thomas Hartman awards have been decided for 2023. CONGRATULATIONS to our 2023 Award Recipients: Dr. Joshua Plotkin, Dr. Markus Riessland (Co-Pi’s Dr. Joshua Plotkin, Dr. Lonnie Wollmuth), Dr. Mary Kritzer (CoPi Dr. Daniel Davis), Dr. Irene Solomon

(CLOSED) 2023 Hartman Applications: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. A call for proposals has been issued.  The deadline is May 29, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Catherine Costanzo (

09/22/2023 - SAVE THE DATE! Department of Neurobiology Retreat at the Old Field Club.

04/28/2023 - Maurice Kernan was awarded the SUNY Chancellor Award for Excellence in Teaching.

04/10/2023 - Our annual Mind Brain Lecture series welcomes professor Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D. from MIT to speak on "Deciphering the Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain Under General Anesthesia."

03/13/2023 - 03/19/2023 - Brain Awareness Week has returned! This year, we will be visiting a variety of libraries and organizations to educate children, teenagers, and adults on essential neuroscience hot topics. Come check us out at the following locations from March 13th 2023 - March 19th 2023.

  • Sachem Public Library: 3/13 @6pm on Emotions/mental health & hygiene (Teen Program)
  • Emma S. Clark Memorial Library: 3/14 @2pm on Neurobiology of Sleep (Adult Program)
  • The Smithtown Library: 3/14 @5pm on Movement (Children 8-12)
  • Middle Country Public Library: 3/16 @7:30pm on Memory & emotions (Adult)
  • Garden Farmer's Market at Daisy Gardens: 3/18 @10-2pm Table with Demonstrations (Open to all!)
  • Explorium at Port Jefferson: 3/19 @1-4PM Table with Demonstrations (Open to all!)

11/15/2022 - Applications for our Fall 2022 BRITE (Bolstering Research through Inclusion, Talent and Excellence) Postdoctoral Seminar Series are now closed. Congratulations to our selected speakers:

  • November 10, Angelica Torres-Berrio, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
  • November 17, Lindsay Sailer, Cornell University
  • December 8, Rose Creed, UC San Francisco

10/07/2022 - It's time for our Hartman Symposium for Parkinson's research! Check out the latest research! We feature Keynote Speaker Dr. David Sulzer from Columbia University. You can download the flyer here.

9/20/2022 - We are excited to invite you to the Parkinson's Research Symposium on October 7th featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. David Sulzer from Columbia University.  You can download the flyer here and register for the meeting here:

9/16/2022 - Group photo of the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at our recent retreat at the Old Field Club! Thanks to all our speakers and presenters, and our keynote speaker and former NBB faculty Dr. Joe Fetcho!

Group photo of the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior

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