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Upcoming Events

  • Kavli Virtual Mini-Symposium: Sensory Neurobiology
    Thursday, November 18, 2021
    Noon – 2 p.m.

    • Anoj Ilanges
      Graduate Fellow, Friedman Lab (RU)
      Neural control of the sickness state
    • Rodrigo Alonso
      Postdoctoral Associate, Hudspeth Lab (RU)
      Fast recovery of disrupted tip links induced by mechanical displacement of hair bundles
    • Erin Barnhart
      Assistant Professor, Columbia University
  • Kavli NSI Symposium on Tissue Clearing
    Monday, November 29, 2021
    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Carson Auditorium or Zoom

    • Marc Schneeberger Pané
      The Rockefeller University
      Introduction and Remarks
    • Pablo Ariel
      University North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      The basics of imaging tissue cleared samples
    • Nicolas Renier
      Institut du Cerveau et la Moelle Épinière
      Using tissue clearing to map social behaviors
    • Zhuhao Wu
      Mount Sinai School of Medicine
      Towards quantitative mapping of brain-wide patterns with whole mount imaging
    • Christoph Kirst
      University California Berkeley/University California San Francisco
      Whole brain mapping of the brain vasculature
    • Lina Marcela Carmona
      Columbia University School of Medicine
      The Involvement of corticothalamic neurons during motor learning
    • Marcelo de Oliveira Dietrich
      Yale University School of Medicine
      Mapping a neonatal brain
  • Second Practical Workshop on iDISCO Tissue Clearing Method
    November 29 – December 3, 2021
    Capacity: 20 attendees selected from applications (a Full Seminar Day on November 29th will be open to the campus community)
    Instructors: Nicolas Renier, Pablo Ariel, Christoph Kirst, Zhuhao Wu
    Organizer: Marc Schneeberger Pane and Paul Andrew Muller

    • Learn the full iDISCO/AdipoClear Clearing Pipeline as well as analysis possibilities using CLEARMAP 2.0 and IMARIS
    • Troubleshoot specific problems experienced by users in the past
    • Privileged access to latest updates on the protocol

    COVID-19 Guidelines:

    • Proof of Vaccination will be required to participate in the course
    • Negative Covid-19 test prior to the course start date and negative through Rockefeller’s on-campus testing on Day 1
    • Masks will be recommended or enforced depending on the status of the pandemic in November/December
    • Social distancing will be maximized when possible

    Fee: This course is sponsored by the Kavli NSI and is provided at no cost to selected participants
    How to Apply:
    Please answer the following questions:

    • What are the goals of the specific project in which you want to apply the technique?
    • What is your animal model of interest?
    • What type of staining and analysis do you intend to do?
    • Limit your response to one page (single spaced, 12-point font)

    Application Deadline: November 1, 2021 (selected attendees will be contacted soon after)
    Contact Email:

Future events are TBD.

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

Past Events


June 17, 2021

Kavli Virtual Mini-Symposium: Methods in Neuroscience

May 6, 2021

Kavli Virtual Mini-Symposium: Cell and Developmental Biology in Neuroscience

April 15, 2021

Kavli Virtual Mini-Symposium: Sexual Dimorphism

October 7, 2020

Kavli Virtual Mini-Symposium: RNA Regulation and Brain Function

May 20, 2020

Kavli Mini-Symposium: Motor Behavior – CANCELED

March 25, 2020

Kavli Mini-Symposium: RNA Regulation and Brain Function – CANCELED

January 22, 2020

Kavli Mini-Symposium: Understanding Large-Scale Data in Neuroscience

November 20, 2019

Kavli Mini-Symposium: Plasticity in Neural Circuits

September 25, 2019

Kavli Mini-Symposium: Behavior Quantification

May 15, 2019

Kavli Mini-Symposium: Neuronal Circuits Regulating Behaviour

March 20, 2019

Kavli Mini-Symposium: Molecular Structure and Mechanisms in Neuroscience

February 25, 2019

From Clearing to iDISCO

January 23, 2019

Kavli Mini-Symposium: Epigenetics and Gene Regulation in the Nervous System

November 28, 2018

Kavli Mini-Symposium: Peripheral Nervous System

September 19, 2018

Inter-Kavli Mini-Symposium with Columbia KIBS Fellows

June 6, 2018

Kavli Mini-Symposium: New Technologies in Neuroscience

May 18, 2018

Kavli Lunch Reception and Introductory Mini-Conference

May 12, 2018

Sense to Synapse 2018: Biology of Sensory Transduction and Neural Processing

April 11, 2018

Kavli Mini-symposium: Neuro-modulation of Behavior

January 17, 2018

Kavli Mini-Symposium: Vision

September 27, 2017

Kavli Mini-Symposium: Neural Development

June 22, 2017

Kavli Mini-Symposium: Social Communication

April 08, 2017

Sense 2 Synapse 2017: Biology of Sensory Transduction and Neural Processing

September 19, 2016

Coordinating Global Brain Projects

April 26, 2016

Roundtable discussion: The Neurobiology of Appetite, Feeding, and Body Weight

April 16, 2016

Sense 2 Synapse 2016: Biology of Sensory Transduction and Neural Processing

September 30, 2015

A Roundtable with the Kavli Neural Systems Institute


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

Lindsey Cole