Seminar Series

Every semester we are proud to host several outstanding seminar speakers. All seminars are held on the second Wednesday of each month at Noon in Room 1458 of the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building unless otherwise noted. All are encouraged to attend free of charge. 

Encouraged format: 30-35 minutes of presentation, followed by 15-20 minutes of discussion designed to foster exchange of ideas and new collaboration.

The following individuals are scheduled to present seminars during the 2017-2018 academic year. Please visit this webpage again for details on upcoming seminars, as they are released:  


Marisa Roberto, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute

March 29, 2019, Noon, Kelch Conference Room (1289 Carver Biomedical Research Building)


Vaughn Steele, PhD, National Institute on Drug Abuse

April 18, 2019, Noon, Eckstein Medical Research Building (EMRB) 283 


Danny Winder, PhD, Professor of  Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

May 3, 2019, Noon, Kelch Conference Room (1289 Carver Biomedical Research Building)


Su Chun-Zhang, MD, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

May 24, 2019, Noon, Kelch Conference Room (1289 Carver Biomedical Research Building)


Regina Sullivan, PhD, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine

September 6, 2019, Noon, Kelch Conference Room (1289 Carver Biomedical Research Building)


Scott Vrieze, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota

September 27, 2019, 11am-Noon, Medical Alumni Auditorium (General Hospital E331)


Simon Eickhoff, Professor of Neuroscience, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Germany

November 15, 2019, Noon, Kelch Conference Room


Mark Thomas, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota

January 31, 2020, Noon, Kelch Conference Room (1289 Carver Biomedical Research Building)


Amanda Law, MSc, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado- Denver

April 10, 2020, Noon, 2117 Medical Education Research Facility (MERF)


Mary E. Hatten​, PhD, Frederick P. Rose Professor, The Rockfeller University- New York

May 15, 2020,  Noon, Kelch Conference Room (1289 Carver Biomedical Research Building)


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Daniel Langstraat in advance at 319-384-9299