BHRI Seminars/Forums

As a result of COVID-19 and in the interest of protecting our community, in-person group meetings at Kent State University have been put on hold. 

The BHRI 2021-2022 Seminar Series will be held virtually.

Influential neuroscientists present cutting-edge research at the BHRI Seminar Series, which occurs monthly from noon - 1:00pm, September through May.


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

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, 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