PBRC/Békésy Lab NEURODIVERSITY SEMINAR
(AKA "Topics in nerve/muscle physiology")
This seminar meeting explores comparative and evolutionary aspects of the nervous sytem as components of biodiversity in the broad sense, in keeping with PBRC's focus on biodiversity research, training and outreach. Open to all interested students, faculty, postdocs, visitors, etc.
Development of prey-capture capabilities in fish
This spring's seminar tentatively will again be on development of predator-prey interactions in fish - behavior, neurobiology and ecology. Details TBA.
Simultaneously serving as a graduate seminar course (Zoology 712), officially enrolled students are given priority in choice of subjects for presentations. Students enrolled for a letter grade will have their grade dependent on their knowledgeable participation in the discussions and their presentations. Ordinarily one graduate credit will be given for enrollment.
Meetings in Bekesy Lab Rm. 103A
First meeting Wednesday January 17, 2018 2:00-3:00 PM
Students interested in enrolling, and for any questions, please contact Dan Hartline (danh at pbrc dot hawaii dot edu)
- Spring 2015: Larval Fish Neuroecology
- Spring 2013: Arthropod transcriptomics (hands-on workshops)
- Fall 2012: Diversity in the neuroecology of predator-prey interactions
- Spring 2012: Comparative and evolutionary neuroecology (copepod myelin biogeography; electroreception; ultrasonic audition; zombies; magnetoreception)
- Fall 2011: Diversity and evolution of glia: glia structure & evolution; phagocytosis, glial markers,
neurogenesis by fish gllia, glial plasticity, glial blood-brain barrier, myelin phylogeny and trophic roles
- Spring 2010: Mechano and electroreception; mechanoreception in arthropods, hydrodynamic receptors, crickets, copepods, spider; electroreception in paddlefish, platypus, shark; molluscan inking; anemone fish; guppy color
- Fall 2009: Diversity in sensory systems (settling, chemoreception, magnetoreception, mostion-detection, fish vision, kairomones, lateral line)
- Spring 2009: (diverse) invertebrate myelin, neuroactive components of cubozoan venom, diversity in central pattern generation, stress-response/aggression, comparative studies of nervous system diseases, plasticity, biological clocks
evolution of neuronal development, tetrodotoxin resistance: snakes vs newts, comparative studies on Dipteran flight control, diversity in neuropeptides, control of cephalopod chromatophores
- Spring 2004: Organizer: Adam Dewan -- comparative neurobiology of arginine vasotocin