Since 2009, the department has joined forces with the FM Kirby Neurobiology Center at Boston Children’s Hospital to offer a seminar series that features outstanding neuroscientists from around the world. This joint program serves also to bring together investigators from BCH and HMS each week promoting discussion, exchange and collaboration. This series takes place on the BCH campus in the Folkman Auditorium, 330 Longwood Avenue, weekly on Mondays at 12:15 during the academic year. Coffee and cookies are served beforehand, a practice that brings people to the seminar early so they have time to meet and talk to investigators from both institutions. These talks are open to the public.