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    REGISTER NOW! The job of the postdoctoral fellow is, simply put, to get another job. Postdocs face significant challenges posed by the need to quickly learn a new field and formulate new hypotheses. As such, successfully navigating the postdoc-PI relationship is essential to the success and wellness of the postdoc. In this webinar, panelists will discuss ‘fit’ in a postdoc position, building a collaborative relationship between the postdoc and PI, and planning for the next career step. Learning objectives: At the conclusion of the webinar, you will gain insights from several different career stages and perspectives regarding: How to define, for yourself, the purpose of a postdoctoral position Different things to value or consider with respect to finding the right ‘fit’ for a postdoctoral lab Strategies to build a collaborative, mutually beneficial relationship between a postdoc and a PI Some examples for how one might navigate a difficult conversation between a postdoc and a PI
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    REGISTER NOW! Join this interactive session as Dr. Felix Felmy and Dr. Nikolaos Kladisios discuss their paper, “Synaptic Mechanisms underlying Temporally Precise Information Processing in the VNLL, an auditory brainstem nucleus”, with JNeurosci Reviewing Editor Ruth Anne Eatock. Attendees can submit questions at registration and live during the webinar. Below is the significance statement of the paper published on June 22, 2022, in JNeurosci and authored by Nikolaos Kladisios, Linda Fischer, Florian Jenzen, Michael Rebhan, Christian Leibold, and Felix Felmy Auditory information processing in the brainstem is a prerequisite for generating our auditory representation of the environment. Thereby, many processing steps rely on temporally precise filtering. Precise feed forward inhibition is a key motif in auditory brainstem processing and produced through sign inversion at several large somatic excitatory synapses. A particular feature of the ventral nucleus of the lateral lemniscus is to produce temporally precise onset inhibition with little temporal variance independent of sound intensity. Our cell-physiology and modeling data explain how the synaptic characteristics of different current components and their short-term plasticity are tuned to establish sound intensity-invariant onset inhibition that is crucial for filtering out spurious frequency information.
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    REGISTER NOW! Social media has profoundly changed the ways information is communicated and news can be manipulated by groups, aimed at spreading their opinions rather than scientifically verified data. Consequently, communication has become more difficult for researchers who had to modify the way they communicate in order to meet public attention. During this online event, panelists will discuss and try to understand the context in which fake-news develops, the basis for behaviors associated with fake-news and the brain areas and neurotransmitters associated with those behaviors. This webinar is a follow up of the in-person event organized at the FENS Forum 2022 on the same topic. As background, you are encouraged to watch ahead of the live webinar the recording of the in-person event. Watch the recording here or on YouTube. If you have not already, please watch the special interest event organized at the FENS Forum on Why Fake News is So Fascinating to the Brain. You will need to login to your FENS account to watch this recording.
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    Register Here! Mala Murthy will highlight discoveries from her lab on the neural mechanisms and computations underlying social communication in the Drosophila model system and the many parallels with communication strategies in other animals, including humans. She will explain the important role of developing quantitative tools for studying behavior. She will also discuss the choices that led her and her lab down this research path and the role of effective communication in science.
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    Register Here! Over the past seven years, an in situ chemical synthesis approach to biological systems has emerged, in which functional materials are assembled within tissues such as the brain – either constructed throughout the intact tissue (hydrogel-tissue chemistry/HTC), or genetically targeted to cell types (genetically-targeted chemical assembly/GTCA). Resulting hybrid materials are endowed with diverse capabilities, including anchoring and labeling of RNA and protein, in situ sequencing, transparency, reversible size changes, and electrical insulation or conduction.
  6. Neurobiology of Disease Webinar and Live Chat | July 12, 2018 If you receive an error message after logging in, please refresh your browser and try to log in again a few times to override the error. Advances in gene therapy have propelled the field into the clinical realm, and new medical treatment options are beginning to offer help in neurological diseases long thought to be incurable. In this webinar on July 12, select faculty from the 2017 Neurobiology of Disease Workshop will continue the discussion on: Gene targeted therapies for spinal muscular atrophy. Gene addition in hematopoietic stem-cells for leukodystrophies. Adeno-associated virus gene delivery for neurological disease. After the scientific presentations, join the speakers @csumner1 @miguel.esteves @breakefield in the replies below for a live chat. Feel free to leave your questions in the Neuronline Community in advance of the live chat. * Register now Watch the Webinar: July 12, 1:00 p.m. EDT Join the Live Chat: July 12, 1:45 p.m. EDT Can’t attend live? Register to watch on-demand. *Current and inactive SfN members log in using SfN.org information. non-SfN members create a new account. In the live chat: Charlotte Sumner, PhD Charlotte J. Sumner is a professor of neurology and neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Miguel Sena Esteves, PhD Miguel Sena Esteves is an associate professor in the department of neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Xandra O. Breakefield, PhD Xandra O. Breakefield is a professor in the department of neurology at Harvard Medical School and a geneticist in neurology and radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Link back to webinar
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    Demystifying the Academic Chalk Talk

    Chalk Talk Live Chat Of all the parts of the faculty job hiring process, the academic chalk talk can be the most mysterious. In this live chat, faculty members will discuss their experiences on both sides of the hiring committee, and will answer your questions about preparing, giving, and evaluating academic chalk talks. Whether you’re a postdoc or graduate student preparing to go on the job market or a faculty member sitting on a hiring committee, this live chat is relevant for you. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance of the live chat in the discussion thread below. You may direct questions to specific facilitators by tagging their usernames: @arianna_maffei @constanza.cortes @farran_briggs @xiong Related resources: Video and Q&A: Your Chalk Talk Questions Answered Webinar On-demand: Demystifying the Academic Chalk Talk Facilitators Arianna Maffei, PhD Arianna Maffei is an associate professor in the department of neurobiology and behavior at State University of New York (SUNY) - Stony Brook, where her research focuses on understanding how experience and learning modulate neural circuit connectivity and function. Maffei earned her PhD in physiology and biophysics from the University of Pavia in Italy and completed her postdoctoral training at Brandeis University. Constanza J. Cortes, PhD Constanza Cortes is an assistant professor in the department of neurology at the Duke University School of Medicine, where her research focuses on the relationship between autophagy and cellular clearance in skeletal muscle and proteostasis in the nervous system during aging. Cortes earned her PhD in neuroscience from the University of Chicago and completed her postdoctoral training and was a project scientist at the University of California, San Diego. Farran Briggs, PhD Farran Briggs is an associate professor in the department of neuroscience and the Ernest J. Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Her research focuses on understanding how visual information is encoded by early visual circuits and how cognitive factors, such as attention, alter the way visual information is encoded in these circuits. She earned her PhD in biology from the University of California, San Diego and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of California, Davis. Qiaojie Xiong, PhD Qiaojie Xiong is an assistant professor at Stony Brook University in the department of neurobiology and behavior. She received her undergraduate degree in biological science from the University of Science and Technology of China and her PhD in physiology from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Following that, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Her lab is focused on understanding how thalamostriatal and corticostriatal pathways are involved in auditory decision making.
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    Getting the Most Out of the Annual Meeting

    Whether you are an annual meeting veteran, or you are attending for the first time, proper planning is key to a successful experience. From lectures and poster sessions to professional development workshops and the NeuroJobs Career Center, this webinar and live chat will showcase the different types of learning and networking opportunities at the meeting. This webinar on November 2 from 3-4 p.m. EDT will discuss tips on: Understanding different types of events Taking advantage of professional development and networking opportunities Planning your schedule in advance If you feel more comfortable asking your questions anonymously during the live chat from 4-4:30 p.m. EDT following the webinar, you may do so by clicking your account’s round avatar icon in the upper right hand corner and selecting the “Enter Anonymous Mode” iconin the drop-down menu. During the live chat, you are also welcome to direct your questions to specific speakers by tagging their usernames: @Elisabeth_VanBockstaele @ajstavnezer @Biancajmarlin. Link back to webinar
  9. Neuroscientists are now collecting datasets of unprecedented scale thanks to technological advances. Yet, there are many unanswered questions that must be addressed to keep moving the field forward. In this webinar moderated by Gardiner von Trapp, panelists Michael Miller, Richard Myers, and Pascal Wallisch will discuss: -What types of research problems can a data-science approach solve? -How will neuroscientists analyze large-scale data sets most effectively, and with what tools? -What training challenges do mentors and trainees face for implementing large-scale data science practices? -What skills are valuable for neuroscientists to have to successfully understand and adopt this approach? Register now to learn why a data-science approach is an exciting horizon in neuroscience research, and what it means for training, whether you are a PI, professor, or trainee. Link back to webinar
  10. With different opportunities and environments in academia, industry, and government, how can neuroscientists determine the right career path for them? Understanding what to expect in each field can help you make informed choices that lead to satisfaction and success whether you are just starting out or transitioning later in your career. Join SfN tomorrow at 3pm EST for a webinar titled Making the Switch: Tips for Successfully Transitioning Between Academia, Industry, and Government, in which various speakers will showcase the unique characteristics of each workplace and share advice on what to consider when contemplating a career move based on their own transitions. Right after the panel discussion, a special live chat with the webinar speakers will happen right here in the Neuronline community so they can take your career path questions. Click here to post your questions in advance.This webinar and live chat are open to all SfN members. Not a member? Join or renew your membership today. Link back to webinar
  11. Tune into this webinar, featuring three experts with unique perspectives, to learn about the progression of animal models, including discussions of improved treatment; successes of regulation, including APHIS regulations and the three Rs; and the current status of animal rights. Link back to webinar
  12. Brain malformations, especially those affecting the cerebral cortex, are common causes of intellectual disability and epilepsy. Recent advances in genetics, imaging, and cell biology have substantially increased our knowledge of the mechanisms underlying cortical development and how it can go awry. Link back to webinar
  13. The way you communicate your science matters. In this interactive webinar, neuroscientists and science communicators will explain how to develop an effective description of your research for lawmakers. Link back to webinar
  14. Are you interested in science advocacy but not sure where to start? SfN’s Early Career Policy Ambassadors Program could be right for you. Hear from members of the 2015 class discuss their year in the program, activities they’ve participated in, and how you can apply for the class of 2016. Link back to webinar
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