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Upcoming Events

Kavli NSI Mini-Symposium: Visualizing Neural Correlates of Learning and Memory
Thursday, April 6, 2023

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Carson Family Auditorium

Motor cortex circuits for learned movements
Takaki Komiyama, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Neurobiology
University of California, San Diego

A directed form of synaptic plasticity produces experience-dependent hippocampal representations
Christine Grienberger
Assistant Professor of Biology
Brandeis University

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Faculty & Students Club
Happy Hour
Kavli NSI Symposium on Latest Advances in Tissue Clearing Using the Whole Mount Clearing Approach iDISCO+
Monday, April 24, 2023
East room
Center room

Presented as part of the Kavli NSI-sponsored iDISCO Tissue Clearing Workshop at Rockefeller University, April 24-28, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kellen BioLink

Han Tan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
Rockefeller University

Zhuhao Wu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medicine

Amber L. Alhadeff, Ph.D.
Assistant Member, Monell Chemical Senses
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania

Coffee Break 

Keynote Address
Leslie B. Vosshall, Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor and Head, Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior
The Rockefeller University

Nicolas Renier, Ph.D.
Team Leader, Laboratory of Structural Plasticity
Paris Brain Institute

Lunch Break 

Marc Schneeberger Pane, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Yale School of Medicine

Marcelo Rigon Zimmer, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Comparative Medicine
Yale School of Medicine

Elena Gracheva, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Neuroscience
Yale School of Medicine

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Faculty & Students Club
Happy Hour

Talk titles and registration details to follow

Ongoing Events

Systems Neuroscience Journal Club
Thursday (every other week), 5:30 p.m., Markus Library
Organizers: Ben Deen

Evolution Journal Club
Thursday (every other week), 6:30 p.m., CRC room variable
Organizer: Buck Trible

Neurogenomics Journal Club
Monday (monthly), 6:30 p.m., CRC306
Organizer: Elitsa Stoyanova

NeuroStorm Journal Club
Wednesday (every other week), 7 p.m., CRC 402
Organizer: Olivia Goldman


We are pleased to announce the third iDISCO Tissue Clearing Workshop, sponsored by the Kavli NSI, which will be held at The Rockefeller University. This is an excellent opportunity to learn all the necessary steps for tissue clearing experiments and unbiased whole mount immunolabelling based analysis. The original developers of the iDISCO+/ClearMAP pipelines will run the workshop.

Dates:  April 24-28, 2023
Capacity:  25 attendees selected from applications
Instructors:  Nicolas Renier, Zhuhao Wu, Pablo Ariel
Organizers: Marc Schneeberger-Pane and Han Tan


  • Learn the iDISCO/AdipoClear Clearing Methods and analysis possibilities using CLEARMAP and IMARIS
  • Troubleshoot specific problems experienced by users in the past
  • Privileged access to latest updates on the protocol

Fee: This course is sponsored by the Kavli NSI and is provided at no cost to selected participants


Please answer the following questions and send the application (One page, single spaced, 12-point font) to

Model organism:
Region of the body: 
Research summary indicating the needs of tissue clearing for your work in progress:

Due date: March 15th, 2023 (selected attendees will be contacted soon after)


Past Events

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Kavli Neural Systems Institute
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 257
New York, NY 10065

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