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Biology Colloquium Speaker-Dr. Dominique Pritched

For your attention:

Today’s Biology Colloquium starts at 11:10 AM. Please use the following link to join.

The talk, titled Circuit mechanisms for associative learning in the cerebellum will be given by  Dr. Dominique Pritched from Howard University.

See below for Dr. Pritched’s abstract:


The cerebellum is primarily known for its role in motor control. Through classical Pavlovian behaviors, like eyeblink conditioning, it has been established that associative learning is the primary mechanism for coordinating learned movements in the cerebellar circuit. Recent evidence has implicated the cerebellum in cognitive function and social behaviors, linking its involvement in neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia. However, current models of cerebellar associative learning poorly explain its potential role in cognition. The cerebellum exhibits simple connectivity with repeating architecture throughout, perhaps suggesting a single computation, or a so-called “Universal Transform Function” (UTF). One suggested hypothesis is “sensory prediction” is a general UTF of cerebellar circuit computations, and may explain its role in cognition. The primary goal of my lab is to 1) elucidate the circuit mechanisms for sensory prediction using associative learning behaviors in rodents, 2) explore sensory prediction in motor learning behaviors in humans to assess how the cognitive load contributes to the rate of learning, and 3) develop novel behavioral and methodological approaches to address the role of cognition in rodent models of motor learning, thereby bridging the gap in our mechanistic understanding of the cerebellar UTF and how it contributes to cognition.

Biology Colloquium Schedule for Fall 2021-Starting Sept. 1, 2021

Fall 2021 Colloquium

Repost: Important dates to consider for FALL 2021

REPOST From Clifford Couloute, Director of QC Hub & Financial Aid Services and James J. Curry, Jr. Director of QC Hub & Registrar:


The QC Hub team would like to welcome you to the start of the Fall 2021 semester and provide you with some important information, dates, and deadlines.


  • Wednesday, August 25: First day of Fall 2021 classes


  • Tuesday, August 31:
  • Priority deadline for Declaration of Major/Minor for undergraduate students
  • Last day of self-service registration through CUNYfirst
  • Course registration as of this date will be used to review/finalize student financial aid eligibility for Fall 2021


  • Wednesday, September 1-Tuesday, September 14: Verification of Enrollment rosters available


  • Friday, September 3-Wednesday September 8: No classes


  • Monday, September 6: College closed; no classes


  • Wednesday, September 15-Thursday, September 16: No classes


  • Monday, October 11: College closed; no classes


  • Thursday, November 4: Deadline to apply for Fall 2021 graduation


  • Thursday, November 25-Sunday, November 28: College closed; no classes



  • Sunday, December 13:
  • Last Day of Classes
  • Deadline for Academic Withdrawal with a “W” grade. Please be aware that students may incur financial aid liability if they withdraw and should consult the QC Hub for information.
  • Deadline to elect the Pass/No Credit Option for elective courses. Students should consult with the Academic Advising Center for details.


  • Wednesday, December 15-Tuesday, December 21: Final examinations


  • Tuesday, December 21: End of Fall 2021 semester

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QC, We’re Back!!!! Fall Semester 2021!


For those returning to campus and others learning virtually, welcome to the Fall 2021 semester. I offer these words from G.K. Nielson as encouragement, “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.”






Mentorship program for students interested in earning a PhD


Summer Leadership Institute-ALL QC Students are welcomed!

Deadline: Friday, June 11, 2021 @ 5PM

Available seats in 300 level Biology Course-Summer 2021

Histology poster Sum 2021

QC Bio Dept Virtual Graduation 2021-Important Information

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