CTNI: EPSC Seminars

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About Us:

Last year, the Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative (CTNI) introduced a new neuroscience seminar series, Extramural Postdoctoral Seminars at Columbia, or EPSC.

In our inaugural series, EPSC invited senior postdoctoral researchers from institutes outside of Columbia to present their work, meet with faculty, and interact with postdocs at Columbia. In addition to providing a unique opportunity to these young investigators, it also gives Columbia’s research community a chance to hear about emerging stories directly from the researchers who conducted the experiments, and get a preview of young scientists who will be starting research groups of their own and shaping their field for years to come. EPSC is inspired by a similar program offered at NYU (SPINES) and has imported the concept to Columbia and the CTNI.

EPSC is run and operated by a panel of senior postdocs at Columbia. They are responsible for nominating potential speakers and selecting the finalists for this series. They also host the speakers for the day. As a result of their hard work, we assembled an exciting list of speakers for 2017 who come from a broad background, spanning neurodevelopment to systems and theoretical neuroscience:

Meet the EPSC Committee:

  • Edmund Au
    Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology and Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (in Neurology)
     
  • Sarah Canetta
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurobiology (In Psychiatry)
     
  • Heike Blockus
    Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
     
  • Francesco Lotti
    Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center
     
  • Bianca Jones Marlin
    Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Neuroscience
     
  • Grace Shin
    Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
     
  • Hynek Wichterle
    Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology; Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine and in Neuroscience (Neurology)

Sign Up!
Please submit your abstract (max 500 words) and a CV (max 3 pages) as 1 document by filling out the following form.

Upcoming EPSC Seminars:

Date: Presenter: Title: Time: Location:
01/23/2019 Tomohisa Toda, PhD Nuclear Architecture, Neural Identity, and Brain Aging 11:00 AM Kolb Annex 3rd Floor Conference Room
(40 Haven Avenue, Room 321)


Past EPSC Seminars:

Date: Presenter: Time: Location:
10/11/2018 Dhananjay Bambah-Mukku, PhD 4:00 PM Hammer 312
8/30/2018 Andrea M. Gomez, PhD 12:00 PM Kolb Annex 3rd Floor Conference Room
(40 Haven Avenue, Room 321)

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Contact Us
EPSC Committee
Jennifer Heredia

Program Manager
710 West 168th Street, NI 9-100
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-342-3848