MSNseminars (Mount Sinai Neuroscience seminars) is a seminar series competitive program that is organized by Mount Sinai Neuroscience Postdocs. Leading postdoctoral fellows from around the country are selected and invited to who give an institutional seminar and meet with the neuroscience community at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

We are very excited about launching this new initiative—run by our neuroscience postdocs—in order to promote diversity and give selected postdocs a chance to showcase their work. In addition to presenting in an institutional seminar, MSNseminars speakers meet with faculty individually, as well as with graduate students and postdocs. This series provides an excellent opportunity for senior postdocs to present their work as well as network with colleagues and peers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Underrepresented minorities in science are especially encouraged to apply. While postdoctoral researchers from all areas of neuroscience are welcomed to apply, this year the committee is inviting cognitive neuroscientists in particular to submit their applications.

2022 - 2023 Speakers:

September 29, 2022

Munir Gunes Kutlu, PhD, Vanderbilt University
Talk: Dissecting the role of accumbal D1 and D2 medium spiny neurons in information encoding

October 27, 2022

Min Jee Jang, PhD, Caltech
Talk: Spatial transcriptomics for profiling targeted gene delivery in the brain

November 11, 2022

Yuta Senzai, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Talk: A cognitive process occurring during sleep is revealed by rapid eye movements

December 15, 2022

Chen Ran, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Talk: Neural coding of visceral senses in the brain

January 26, 2023

David Barack, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Talk: Primate orbitofrontal learning of environmental states

February 23, 2023

Livia Tomova, PhD, University of Cambridge
Talk: Effects of isolation and loneliness on the human brain

March 30, 2023

Isabel Berwian, PhD, Princeton University
Talk: Using approaches from computational psychiatry to understand and predict treatment effects in depression

April 27, 2023

Heather Snell, PhD, Einstein College of Medicine
Talk: Elucidating the mechanism underlying stress and caffeine-induced motor dysfunction using a mouse model of episodic ataxia type 2

May 25, 2023

Daniela Di Bella, PhD, Harvard University
Talk: Multi modal atlas of cellular diversification in the mouse cerebral cortex

June 29, 2023

Piere Rodriguez-Aliaga, PhD, Stanford University
Talk: Dissection of the structural basis of Huntingtin pathogenesis: one molecule at the time

July 27, 2023

Joe Terranova, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Talk: Neural circuit mechanisms of experience-dependent observational fear in mice

MSNseminars Committee Members and Advisors:

The MSNseminars committee members and faculty advisors include:

Postdoctoral Committee

Angélica Torres Berrio
Anirudh Sattiraju
Anthony Lacagnina
Davide Folloni
Francesca Garretti
Jennifer Chan
Jeronimo Lukin
Kevin Braunscheidel
Philipp Neukam
Romain Durand
Swati Gupta
Yunyoung Yim
Zoe Christenson-Wick