Hormones for Breakfast Archive

September 6, 2023
French Hall 209

Mariana Rodriguez Santiago Neural basis of acoustic mating decisions in a female treefrog

Come join us next Wednesday, September 6th, at 8:30am for our first Hormones for Breakfast of the academic year with speaker Mariana Rodriguez Santiago, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Kim Hoke's lab at Colorado State University. 

May 24, 2023
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Mary Harrington

May 10, 2023
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Diane Kelly 

Brennan Falcy


April 26, 2023
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Rajae Talbi

April 12, 2023
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Annabelle Flores Bonilla

Lynnette Sievert

March 29, 2023
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Lisa Mangiamele


February 15, 2023
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Nora Prior

December 7, 2022
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Natalie Bourdon & Sarah Dickinson

November 9, 2022
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Gregory Pearson & Travis Hodges

October 26, 2022
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Jeremy Spool

October 12, 2022
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Cheyenne Tait

September 28, 2022
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Kristina Smiley

September 14, 2022
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Eric Bittman & Group Discussion

Hormones For Breakfast is back!

April 29, 2020
Morrill 337

Jeremy Spool (Healey lab) and Emily Rothwell (Lacreuse lab)

April 15, 2020
Morrill 337

Cheyenne Tait (Katz lab) on: ""

April 1, 2020
Morrill 337

John Stoffalano (Stockbridge) on: ""

March 4, 2020
Morrill 337

First, Nicole Lee (Beery Lab) on: "Toward more naturalistic study of behavior."

Second, Sarah Winokur (Pereira Lab) on: "Establishing the relationship between pregnancy hormones and maternal behavior"


February 19, 2020
Morrill 337

First:  Gregory Pearson (Karatsoreos lab) on: "Interactions between the circadian clock and immunity."

Second: Andrea Silva-Gotay (Richardson lab) on: “Sex-specific effects on proinflammatory mediators may underlie differential sensitivity of myelinated axons to alcohol drinking in adolescent rats."

February 5, 2020
Morrill 337

Charles Gaultieri (Bergan lab) on: “The Medial Amygdala and the Social Behavior Network”

January 22, 2020
Morrill 337

Diogo Ferreira Martins (postdoc, McCormick lab) on: "Role of Growth Hormone and Insulin-Like Growth Factor in Metamorphosis and Osmoregulation of Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus)."

December 4, 2019
French 209

Daniel Tobiansky (Brown University) on: "The incredible diversity of steroid action"

November 20, 2019
French 209

Michael Bahiru (Bittman lab) on : "The role of biological clocks in adult neurogenesis, LH surge timing and circuitry. "

November 6, 2019
French 209

Eric Bittman on: "Circadian organization, disruption, and desynchronization: distinctions

with a difference?"
October 9, 2019
French 209

First: Emily Rothwell (Lacreuse lab postdoc) on: "Longitudinal aging in marmosets: cognition, motor performance and stress."

Second: Jeremy Spool (Healey lab postdoc) on: "Genetic and physiological segregation of principal- and interneuron-like cell types in avian auditory cortex."

September 25, 2019
French 205

Cheyenne Tait (postdoc, Katz lab) on:  "Characterization of reproductive hormones and behaviors in the nudibranch Berghia stephanieae".

May 1, 2019
Tobin 423

Tara Mandalaywala (PBS) on "Cognitive adaptations and stress physiology in primates."

April 17, 2019
Tobin 423

First: Marcela Fernandez-Vargas (Visiting Assistant Professor, PBS) on: " What could the Neotropical singing mouse reveal about neuromodulation of vocal communication?"


Second: Jeremy Spool (Postdoc, Healey Lab) on: "Genetic segregation of, and aromatase colocalization in, excitatory vs inhibitory cell types in songbird auditory cortex "



April 3, 2019
Tobin 423

Steve McCormick on: “Evidence for a role of thyroid hormones in the photoperiod-driven seasonal clock of fish”

March 20, 2019
Tobin 423

Andrea Silva-Gotay (Richardson lab) on: "Protective effects of estradiol: sex differences in TLR4 expression after adolescent alcohol."

February 27, 2019
Tobin 423

First, Prabin Majhi (postdoc, Jerry lab) on: "Estrogen, R-loops, DNA damage and breast cancer."

Second, Joe Jerry (VASCI) on: "Breast cancer: Should I blame estrogen?"

January 24, 2019
Tobin 423

Jenny Feng, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale  on the topic: "Surviving without water: neural and hormonal regulation of fluid homeostasis during hibernation."

November 28, 2018

First: Ira Male (Karlstrom Lab) on: "Hedgehog Signaling Regulates Neurogenesis in the Larval and Adult Zebrafish Hypothalamus."


Second: Larry Schwartz on: ""Programmed Cell Death- Of Moths and Men (and Women too)" "

November 14, 2018

First: Chris Perk (CNS postdoc) on: "Target-specific effects of hypocretin/orexin neuron activation on seeking-taking behavior in the



Second: Said Akli (Richardson lab) on: "Determining how alcohol impacts oligodendrocyte lineage during adolescence in male and female mice""

November 7, 2018

[Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting]

October 24, 2018

First:  Ciaran Shaughnessy (McCormick lab) on: "Corticosteroid control of osmoregulation in the basal sea lamprey."


Second: Matheus Macedo-Lima (Healey lab)  on: "Learning sounds on steroids: a (song)birds-eye view."

October 10, 2018

First: Emily Rothwell (new CNS postdoc) on: "Aging: cognition, sleep & affect."

Second Joe Bergan on: "Receptors, circuits, and behaviors"

September 26, 2018

Jeremy Spool (new CNS postdoc) on: ""Contributions of critical breeding resources and sex steroid hormones to fine-tuning social behavior, physiology, and neural systems in seasonally-breeding birds."

April 25, 2018

First: Prakruti Nanda on: "Exploring the Role of Hypothalamic Vasopressin in Male Sociability".

Second: Ajay Kumar (Bittman Lab) on: "Clock function is necessary at multiple nodes of a hypothalamic neuroendocrine circuit for an appropriately timed preovulatory LH surge."

April 11, 2018

Jon Woodson (Bergan lab) on: "Vasopressin and the intersection between stress and social behavior"

March 28, 2018

Jeff Blaustein on: "Studies of aromatase inhibitors in women with breast cancer: some methodological considerations."

March 7, 2018

(SNOWED OUT - POSTPONED)  Nora Prior (U Maryland) on: “Breeding, environment and domestication influence neuroendocrine states in zebra finches”

February 28, 2018

Desmond Ramirez (postdoc, Katz lab) on:  “Characterizing molecular signatures of identifiable neurons using high-throughput single neuron RNAseq”

January 31, 2018
Tobin 423

Joe Bergan on: "Sexually dimorphic inputs from V1R recipient accessory olfactory bulb neurons to aromatase neurons in the medial amygdala" 

December 13, 2017
French 209

Postponed: Jeff Blaustein on "Studies of aromatase inhibitors in women with breast cancer: some methodological considerations."

November 29, 2017
French 209

Marcela Fernandez-Peters on "Cortical responses to vocalizations in auditory scenes"

November 8, 2017
French 209

Matias Andina (Pereira Lab) on "Dissecting maternally relevant neurons in mPOA"

October 25, 2017
French 209

FIRST Sarah Winokur (Pereira Lab) on "RNAseq Analysis of the Medial Preoptic Area in Early Postpartum Rats"


SECOND Tal Inbar (Bergan Lab) on "A robust and highly specific aromatase feedback to the accessory olfactory bulb." 

October 11, 2017
French 209

Catherine de Bournonville (Healey lab) on "Testosterone synthesis in the female zebra finch auditory forebrain induced by song."

September 27, 2017
French 209

Lynnette Sievert  on "Variation in levels of AMH (anti-Mullerian hormone) among Maya and non-Maya women in Campeche, Mexico."

September 13, 2017
209 French Hall

Sandy Petersen on "Progesterone-Independent Neuroprotective Effects of Pgrmc1:   Mechanisms and Implications"