BHRI Seminars/Forums


BHRI Seminar Series - Spring 2024

April 9, 2024

Threat and urgency – a role for CRH neurons in tuning innate survival behavior
Jaideep Bains, Ph.D., Director of the Krembil Research Institute and Interim Director and Senior Scientist of the Krembil Brain Institute at University Health Network


March 5, 2024

The ever expanding swallow pattern generator
Teresa Pitts, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of the Speech Language and Hearing Sciences at the University of Missouri- Columbia


February 13, 2024

The domain-specificity of domain-generality: Attention, executive function, and academic skills
Eric D. Wilkey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University


January 16, 2024

Infant vocal development and the origin of language: The importance of developmental research in autism and congenital deafness
D. Kimbrough Oller, Ph.D., Professor and Plough Chair of Excellence at the University of Memphis



BHRI Seminar Series - Fall 2023

December 5, 2023

Sleep, autophagy, and nitrogen stress: early directions of the Bedont lab
Joseph Bedont, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Kent State University


November 7, 2023

Myelin – a favorable niche for Glioblastoma and Neuronal stem cells
Gunnar Poplawski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic


October 10, 2023

Are the endovanilloid TRPV1 receptors within the mesolimbic system playing a role in anxiety and depression?
Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar, Ph.D., Chair and Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras Campus


September 12, 2023

Donuts, and engines: Neural circuit mechanisms of categorical selection and spatial attention
Shreesh Mysore, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, and the Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute at Johns Hopkins University


BHRI Seminar Series - Spring 2023

March 21, 2023

Multimodal Methods of fNIRS and EEG in Social Neuroscience
J. Adam Noah, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine


February 21, 2023

High Five: Dissecting Alterations in 5-HT Neurotransmission Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Matthew J. Robson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati


January 24, 2023

Effects Produced Through Engaging Persons with Dementia: Prepare to be Amazed
Cameron J. Camp, Ph.D., Director of Research and Development, Center for Applied Research in Dementia


BHRI Seminar Series - Fall 2022

October 18, 2022

Infant social trauma and the developmental trajectory of neurobehavioral pathology
Regina Marie Sullivan Ph.D., Professor Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Researcher Nathan Kline Institute, NYUMC Neuroscience Institute 


September 27, 2022

GLUD2, DHEAS and the Hominid Origins of Adrenarche 
Benjamin Campbell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


BHRI Seminar Series - Spring 2022

May 24, 2022

Neuroinflammatory sex differences in an Alzheimer's Disease Mouse Model
Erin Reed-Geaghan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, NEOMED


Seminar Series - Fall 2021

August 31, 2021

Neural estimation of current and future physiological states
Mark Andermann, PhD, Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School


September 28, 2021

Mechanisms and Markers of Trauma-Related Neural Hypervigilance
Mariann Weierich, PhD, James K. and Lois Merritt Mikawa Distinguished Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno


October 26, 2021

The nature and the neurobiology of anxiety
Alexander Shackman, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland


November 23, 2021

Cognitive influences on speech intelligibility in people with normal and impaired hearing
Emma Holmes, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, University College London


BHRI Neurodiversity Forum

May 20, 2021

Speakers: Danielle Jones, Jessy Rice, Zachary Strickler


Seminar Series - 2020-2021

 September 22, 2020

Emotion: Insights from Ethology  
David Huron, PhD, School of Music and Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, The Ohio State University


October 20, 2020

Role of prefrontal parvalbumin cells in stress-related mood disorders
Laurence Coutellier, PhD, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University


November 17, 2020

Translational approaches to the discovery of mechanisms of sleep, circadian disruption and opioid dependence
Ryan Logan, PhD, Center for Sleep and Circadian Science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


December 15, 2020

Gonadal steroid hormones and regulation of homeostasis in the rodent
Robert Handa, PhD, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University


January 26, 2021

Defects in myelination are a common pathophysiology in autism spectrum disorder
Brady Maher, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University


February 16, 2021

Translational Neuroelectronics
Dion Khodagholy, PhD, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University


March 16, 2021

Big data brain imaging, virtual reality, and neurofeedback for stroke rehabilitation research
Sook-Lei Liew, PhD, Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Health, University of Southern California


April 20, 2021

From brain to body and back: consequences of disrupted body clocks on health
Ilia Karatsoreos, PhD, Department of Psychological and Brain Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


May 18, 2021

Linguistic Processing in Autism: Challenges in Studying a Neurodevelopmental Disorder
Diane Williams, PhD, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Penn State University


Seminar Series - 2019-2020

September 16, 2019

Neural correlates of perceptual deficits following early-life hearing loss and stress
Merri Rosen, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Northeast Ohio Medical University


Optimizing dance interventions to promote neuroplasticity
Angela Ridgel, PhD, Department of Exercise Physiology, Kent State University


October 14, 2019

Music as an emotional signal
Joshua Albrecht, PhD, School of Music, Kent State University


Adrenarche: linking behavioral and brain changes in primate evolution
Rafaela Takeshita, PhD, Department of Anthropology, Kent State University


November 18, 2019

Cellular mechanisms underlying function and experience-dependent development of brainstem sound localization circuits
Bradley Winters, PhD, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Northeast Ohio Medical University


Factors impacting age-related changes on speech perception in noise
Bruna Mussoi, PhD, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Kent State University


December 16, 2019

Investigations of the brain circuits that control ovulation
Richard Piet, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University


The Electrophysiological Neuroscience Laboratory of Kent (ENLoK): Past, Present, and Future
Joshua Pollock, PhD, Department of Sociology & Criminology, Kent State University


January 21, 2020

Optical probing of neurodegeneration
Hod Dana, PhD, Department of Molecular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic


February 18, 2020

Remyelination failure as a cause of disease progression in multiple sclerosis
Ranjan Dutta, PhD, Department of Molecular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic