Molecular Psychiatry 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 2016-2017 academic year. Please visit this webpage again for details on upcoming seminars, as they are released:  


Conor Liston, MD, PhD,  Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Cornell Weill Medical College

August 30, 2017, Noon, 1459 PBDB  

Joshua Weiner, PhD, Professor of Biology, University of Iowa

October 11, 2017, Noon, 1459 PBDB

Noboru Hiroi, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

November 1, 2017, Noon, 1459 PBDB  

Brad Grueter, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

January 17, 2018, Noon, 1459 PBDB  

Stefan Strack, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Iowa

February 7, 2018, Noon, 1459 PBDB  

Suma Jacob, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

March 7, 2018, Noon, 1459 PBDB 

Ellen Hoffman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine 

April 11, 2018, Noon, 1459 PBDB

David MacLean, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Rochester Medical Center

May 9, 2018, Noon, 1459 PBDB

Allan Andersen, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Iowa

May 30, 2018, Noon, 1459 PBDB

Scott Russo, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine 

June 6, 2018, Noon, 1459 PBDB  

Anissa Abi-Dargham, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair of Research, Stony Brook University 

September 28, 2018, Noon, 1289CBRB (Kelch Conf Room)

Nenad Sestan, MD, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, Comparative Medicine, Genetics and Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

October 26, 2018, Noon, 1289CBRB (Kelch Conf Room)

Stewart Anderson, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

November 16, 2018, Noon, 1289CBRB (Kelch Conf Room) 

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