Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology (NCBP)


The department hosts a full schedule of seminars every academic year which features prominent researchers in the fields of neuroscience, cell biology, and physiology from around the world. Seminars take place on Fridays each semester from 2-3 p.m. in 101 NEC–Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. 

For more information, please contact seminar director, Dr. Juliusz Ashot Kozak via email at


2022 Fall Seminar Series
 Date and Time       Location Seminar Title Speaker

Oct. 7

2 p.m.

101 NEC

"Increased serum levels of proinflammatory cytokines and fatigue emerge in aviators following repetitive exposure to aggressive flight maneuvers"

Michael Decker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Physiology and Biophysics & Neurosciences
Center for Aerospace Physiology
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Host: Matt Sherwood, Ph.D.

Oct. 21

2 p.m.

101 NEC

“Hypoxia and physiologic episodes in tactical aviation”

Stephanie Warner, Ph.D.

Naval Medical Research Unit
Dayton, OH

Host: Matt Sherwood, Ph.D.

Oct. 28

2 p.m.

101 NEC

“Angiotensin II-driven mechanisms of neuroinflammation during hypertension”

Vinicia Biancardi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Auburn University
Auburn, AL

Host: Pat Sonner, Ph.D.

Nov. 18

2 p.m.

101 NEC "How do cells use both electricity and chemistry to communicate with one another"

Susy Kohout, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Cooper Medical School
Rowan University
Camden, NJ

Host: J. Ashot Kozak, Ph.D.

Dec. 2

2 p.m.

101 NEC “Running on fumes: Comparative insights to overcome neuronal metabolic stress”

Lara do Amaral Silva, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biology
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

Host: Chris Wyatt, Ph.D.