Shirley Ryan AbilityLab


Research Seminar Series

Posted By Rick Lieber


Mondays: 12–1 pm



Fall Quarter 2023: on Mondays, September 11 – December 11, 12–1 pm


The Fall quarter seminar series will be held in a webinar format only. No in-person viewing rooms are reserved. Zoom webinar links will be shared via weekly announcement emails and calendar invitations. If you would like to be added to the distribution list (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Northwestern University, and Affiliates only), please contact Lauren Steiner (

September 11 -- Lisa Ottomanelli, PhD
Clinical Psychologist
James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and Clinics
“Employment for veterans with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury: evidence driven approaches”

September 18 -- Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, MD, PhD
John McCrea Dickson MD Presidential Professor
Director, Clinical TBI Research Center
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
“Traumatic microvascular injury: a targetable endophenotype after acute and chronic TBI.”

September 25 -- David Brody, MD, PhD
Chief Science Officer and Chief Innovation Officer
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)
“Individualized resting state fMRI guided transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment for depressive symptoms in traumatic brain injury patients”

October 2 -- Anthony Wagner, PhD
Professor, Psychology
Deputy Director, Stanford Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Stanford University
“Readiness-to-remember: how young and older adults remember and forget”

October 9 -- Ken Paller, PhD
Professor, Psychology and James Padilla Chair in Arts & Sciences
Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Program
Northwestern University
“Memory reactivation during sleep: how to tweak it to enhance various health benefits of sleep”

October 16 -- Russ Poldrack, PhD
Albert Ray Lang Professor of Psychology
Associate Director, Stanford Data Science
Stanford University
“Making cognitive neuroscience more open and reproducible”

October 23 -- Zeb Kurth-Nelson, PhD
Research Scientist
DeepMind Technologies
“Compositional cognition”

October 30 -- Joshua Greene, PhD
Professor, Psychology
Harvard University
“How to build an on-ramp: scalable strategies for bridging divides”

November 6 -- Robert Motl, PhD
Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences, Kinesiology and Nutrition
University of Illinois Chicago
“Exercise training in multiple sclerosis: what we learned from 20-years of randomized controlled trials”

November 13 -- No Scheduled Seminar—Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

November 20 -- Todd Parrish, PhD
Professor, Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences Northwestern University
“Towards real-time mapping of brain activity during brain surgery using infrared thermal imaging”

November 27 -- No Scheduled Seminar—Thanksgiving Holiday

December 4 -- John O’Doherty, PhD
Fletcher Jones Professor of Decision Neuroscience
California Institute of Technology
“The brain is a mixture of experts”

December 11 -- Linda Resnik, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Professor, Health Services, Policy and Practice, Brown University
Research Career Scientist, Providence VA Medical Center
“Transforming practice and research through a learning health systems approach”

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