Scientific Activities

The CNLM hosts many scientific activities, including invited colloquia, Fellows luncheons, and an annual scientific conference.

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Scientific Colloquia

Colloquia are open to interested members of the neuroscience community. The public is always welcome, but please be aware that these colloquia are very technical in nature. They are held in the Herklotz Conference Center at UCI, unless otherwise indicated. The CNLM Colloquium Series is supported by an endowment from the Thomas Henry Curtis Fund. Click here for a schedule of upcoming colloquia, as well as links to past talks.

Spring Meeting

The CNLM organizes a major scientific 2-day conference for neuroscientists every spring. This conference brings together CNLM Faculty Fellows from all affiliated institutions, along with their laboratory members to share their latest research findings. The conference features talks, panel discussions, data blitz sessions for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as lunches and dinners in the courtyard. The next conference will be held on April 13-14, 2017. More information will be forthcoming. Click here for information on Spring meetings. 

The Hebb Club

The Hebb Club (formerly known as the Medial Temporal Lobe journal club) is a biweekly meeting where members discuss memory-related new and relevant findings in peer-reviewed literature. Cellular, molecular, behavioral (animal and human) and imaging studies are all valid for discussion. The goal of the Hebb club is to foster discussion and collaboration among laboratories. This “meeting of the minds” is essential for academic growth both at the level of faculty and students. Click here for more information and schedule.

Special Scientific Symposia

The CNLM collaborates with other Centers, Schools and Departments at UC Irvine to create and foster links between Neurobiology and other disciplines. The next Special Scientific Symposium, Physical Exercise and Brain Health will be on March 2, 2016 and is a collaboration between the CNLM and the Exercise Medicine and Sport Sciences Initiative. Click here to find out more.

Fellows Luncheons

CNLM Fellows at UCI get together once a month for a brown-bag lunch meeting and informal discussion where one Fellow presents research ideas or data (typically using either slides or chalkboard discussion) to the other Fellows to gather feedback and engender dialogue. This exercise is intended to provide an opportunity to informally exchange with colleagues without constraint and foster creativity and collaboration. Schedule for upcoming luncheons will be forthcoming.

Other Herklotz Hosted Events

In addition to CNLM activities, the Herklotz Conference Facility is used to host scientific activities by associated organizations, such as the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, the Ayala School of Biological Sciences, the UC Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, the Center for Hearing Research, and many more. Those events will be announced when they are scheduled.