Inter-Unit Neuroscience Journal Club

The Inter-unit Neuroscience Journal Club aims to host engaging, broad discussions on neuroscience topics from across the spectrum of neuroscience research at OIST. Papers can be presented by anyone, and even co-presented by researchers from different units, e.g. a computationalist and an experimentalist, to increase the diversity of scientific thought and discussion. All staff, students, and visitors are welcome to attend, irrespective of unit or research area.

Organisers: Tom Burns ( and M. ElTabbal (

2020 schedule

Date Paper Presenter(s) Location
Thursday 12 March, 4:30pm Isolated cortical computations during delta waves support memory consolidation Tom Burns

C209, Ctr Bldg

Thursday 9 April, 4:30pm Nested neuronal dynamics orchestrate a behavioral hierarchy across timescales M. ElTabbal Zoom
Thursday 14 May, 4:30pm Creating a False Memory in the Hippocampus Lorena Andreoli Zoom
Thursday 11 June, 4:30pm Required growth facilitators propel axon regeneration across complete spinal cord injury Lina Koronfel Zoom
Thursday 9 July, 4:30pm A kinematic synergy for terrestrial locomotion shared by mammals and birds Salvatore Lacava Zoom
Thursday 13 August, 4:30pm & Thursday 20 August, 4:30pm Impact of α-synuclein pathology on transplanted hESC-derived dopaminergic neurons in a humanized α-synuclein rat model of PD Gordon Arbuthnott Zoom
Thursday 10 September, 4:30pm Spatial and Temporal Regulation of Receptor Endocytosis in Neuronal Dendrites Revealed by Imaging of Single Vesicle Formation Sarah Nagasawa Zoom
Thursday 8 October, 4:30pm A Multi-Brain Framework for Social Interaction Katja Sangati Zoom
Thursday 12 November, 4:30pm EthoLoop: automated closed-loop neuroethology in naturalistic environments Sam Reiter Zoom
Thursday 10 December, 4:30pm   Thato Mokhothu Zoom


2019 schedule

Date Paper Presenter(s) Location
Thursday 13 June, 4:00pm Why Neurons Have Thousands of Synapses, a Theory of Sequence Memory in Neocortex Tom Burns & M. ElTabbal

B700, Lab 3

Thursday 17 July, 4:00pm Thalamocortical Axonal Activity in Motor Cortex Exhibits Layer-Specific Dynamics during Motor Learning M. ElTabbal B700, Lab 3