Colloquium Information

Greg Demas, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology, Indiana University

Friday, March 23, 2018
4:00 PM, 215 Tolentine

You Make Me Mad:  The Neuroendocrine Mechanisms Underlying Aggression in a Seasonal Species  

The primary focus of our laboratory is in the general area of "ecological physiology." Specifically, we study the interactions among the nervous, endocrine and immune systems and behavior in a variety of ecologically relevant environmental contexts.  Our laboratory is in a unique position to apply an integrative approach to the understanding of how the brain communicates with the periphery in coordinating seasonal and other environmental changes in physiology and behavior. We believe an integrative, multidisciplinary approach will allow for a biologically meaningful, ecologically relevant examination of the interactions among the neuroendocrine and immune systems and behavior.

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Elizabeth Kensinger, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Boston College

Friday, April 6, 2018
4:00 PM, 215 Tolentine

The Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at Boston College combines behavioral and brain imaging techniques to understand how the emotional content of information affects the processes that we use to remember information. We are interested in understanding these processes in young adults and in identifying how these processes change across the adult lifespan.