The Friedman Brain Institute


For more information, please contact Dr. Samuel E. Gandy at

For more information, please contact Dr. Emily Bernstein at

The goal is to bring chromatin biologists together from all areas of research including cancer, development, neurosciences, and structural biology. The club is meant to allow participants to learn about what their colleagues are doing on campus and facilitate interactions and collaborations.

Cognition Club meets to discuss research on cognitive function at a wide range of levels, from molecular biology of memory to cognitive function in psychiatric disease. The goal is to provide a forum in which researchers working on diverse problems in the broad area of cognition may spark new ideas and translational collaborations.

For more information on the Cognition Club, please contact Dr. Daniela Schiller at and Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez at

The Cajal Club is organized by the memebr of Kastor Neurobiology of Aging Laboratories and meets to discuss ongoing research on functional aspects of systems neuroscience, with a particular emphasis on the cellular and molecular biology of brain aging and age-related brain disorders. It will merge on occasion with the Cognition Club when topics being discussed are of relevance for the larger group.

For more information on the Cajal Club, please contact Dr. Patrick Hof at

For more information, please contact Erin Brittain at

For more information, please contact Dr. Brian Iacoviello

Organized by Dr. Sophia Frangou. These seminars are open to all those who are involved in research or clinical care of patients with psychosis and highlight new research findings and their translational application.

Venue: Icahn Building – 4th Floor, Room 4-82

For details, please contact

Date Time Speaker Institution/Lab
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 1-2:15pm Ricardo Vialle Sinai/Raj
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1-2:15pm Gloriia Novikova Sinai/Goate
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1-2:15pm Erming Wang Sinai/Zhang
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1-2:15pm Giovanni Coppola UCLA
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 1-2:15pm Jiqing Sinai/Cai
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1-2:15pm Ehrlich lab Sinai/Ehrlich
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 1-2:15pm Alan Renton Sinai/Goate
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1-2:15pm Giulietta Riboldi Sinai/Raj
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 1-2:15pm No meeting  
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 1-2:15pm Lily Sarrafha Sinai/Ahfeldt
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1-2:15pm Kurt Farrell Sinai/Crary
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1-2:15pm Kevin Strang Sinai/Crary
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1-2:15pm Julia TCW Sinai/Goate
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1-2:15pm Paloma Bravo Sinai/PaisanRuiz
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1-2:15pm Kat Bowles Sinai/Goate
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1-2:15pm Korey Kam Sinai/Varga
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1-2:15pm TBD Sinai/Dudley
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1-2:15pm Anna Pimenova Sinai/Goate
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1-2:15pm TBD Sinai/Robakis
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1-2:15pm Brian Fulton-Howard Sinai/Goate
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1-2:15pm Lei Guo Sinai/Zhang

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