NIH seminars available online

Today during the Tsien lab meeting, one of the post-docs mentioned an online repository of video/postcasts of NIH events and seminars. Intrigued, I harnessed the power of Google to find the NIH VideoCasting and Podcasting website, brought to us by the Center for Information Technology. The website contains a library of seminars, recorded in both video and audio forms, on subjects in Neuroscience, Bioethics, Career Development, and Evolution and Medicine.

Some examples from the list of available Neuroscience seminars:

  • Molecular neurobiology of social bonding: implications for autism spectrum disorders, by Larry Young.
  • Selectivity of local circuits in the neocortex by Stanford's own Shaul Hestrin.
  • Receptors, Synapses and Memories by Richard "Not-to-be-confused-with-Huguenard" Huganir
  • Common Mechanisms of Axon Guidance, Axon Regeneration and Vascular Patterning by Marc Tessier-Lavigne
  • The Ins and Outs of Glutamate Receptor Synaptic Trafficking by Roger Nicoll
  • Plasticity and Processing in the Whisker Map in Rat Somatosensory Cortex by Dan Feldman.
  • Recurrent Inhibitory Circuits in the Cortex by Massimo Scanziani
  • Synaptic Plasticity: Multiple Mechanisms and Functions by Rob Malenka

The list goes on. In short, a rich repository of fascinating talks given by experts in the field of neuroscience.

Again, these talks are available online at the NIH VideoCasting Website.


    Astra Bryant

    Astra Bryant is a graduate of the Stanford Neuroscience PhD program in the labs of Drs. Eric Knudsen and John Huguenard. She used in vitro slice electrophysiology to study the cellular and synaptic mechanisms linking cholinergic signaling and gamma oscillations – two processes critical for the control of gaze and attention, which are disrupted in many psychiatric disorders. She is a senior editor and the webmaster of the NeuWrite West Neuroblog