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 are held on Fridays each semester, from 2-3 p.m., in 101 NEC - Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. 

If you would like additional information, please contact seminar director, Dr. Juliusz Ashot Kozak via email at


2021 Fall Seminar Series
 Date and Time Location Seminar Title Speaker

Friday, October 1



101 NEC

"Calcium signaling in specialized dental epithelia"

Rodrigo Lacruz, MSc, PhD

Associate Professor

Dept. of Molecular Pathobiology

New York University

College of Dentistry, NYC

Host: J. Ashot Kozak

Friday, November 5


101 NEC

"Tolerating Consequences of Repeated Opioid Use on the Control of Breathing" 

Alfredo Garcia, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dept. Medicine-Emergency Medicine

University of Chicago, Illinois

Host: Chris Wyatt, Ph.D.

Friday, November 12


101 NEC "Behavioral effects and biological targets of psilocybin and its metabolites"

Matthew McMurray, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Psychology

Center for Neuroscience and Behavior

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Host: Chris Wyatt, Ph.D.

Friday, November 19


101 NEC

"Differential roles of F-Box proteins in protein degradation and cancer development: FBXL16 as an antagonist of others." 

Weiwen Long, PhD

Associate  Professor


Friday, December 3


101 NEC

"Human gene therapy for Canavan disease: the Dayton experience." 

Dr. Paola Leone, PhD


Cell and Gene Therapy Center

Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey

Host: Christopher Janson