Invited Seminars
            
C.M. Harley “Learning: A neural perspective” Brain Awareness week, Metropolitan State University, March 2018

 
C.M. Harley “Textbooks are not the only option: Teaching A and P with an App" Star Symposium. February 2018

C.M. Harley “The eyes have it: The visual guidance of host localization and escape in the medicinal leech” JB Johnston    Club Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C., November 2014

            C.M. Harley “Small minds, Big World: Learning from invertebrate navigation” Brain awareness week. St. Olaf College.                 Northfield MN October 2013

            C.M. Harley  “Trick or Treat: How leeches localize their prey” Smith College. Northampton, MA October 2013

            C.M. Harley  “Closing multiple loops: How sensory processing influences locomotor behavior and vice versa” Gordon     
            Research Seminar : Closing the Loop. West Dover, VT August 2013

C.M. Harley "Crawl vs. Swim: How leeches decide between two competing motor programs" Dept Entomology UMN April 2013

C.M. Harley "You can't always get what you want, but if you crawl some times, you might just find, you get what you need" Dept Biology Wright State University March 2013

C.M. Harley "Beyond the pest: what cockroaches can tell us about neural control of complex behavior". Dept Entomology UMN November 2012

C.M. Harley and K.A. Mesce "To swim or to crawl: the effect of different locomotor states on prey localization". JBJohnston Club New Orleans, LA October 2012

C.M. Harley and D.A. Wagenaar "Finding the right food: Developmental Regulation of Prey Sensing". 
Flow Sensing in Air and Water Bonn, Germany July 2011

C.M. Harley and R.E. Ritzmann “Why do cockroaches have brains?”
 Case Western Reserve University. Cleveland, OH August 2009

C.M. Harley and R.E. Ritzmann “Using your head: the involvement of the cockroach brain and head sensors in obstacle negotiation behaviors” 
California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA February 2009

C.M. Harley and R.E. Ritzmann “If I only had a brain: the involvement of the cockroach brain and head sensors in obstacle negotiation behaviors” 
University of Maryland Baltimore County Baltimore, Md November 2008

C.M. Harley and R.E. Ritzmann “Using Behavioral Analysis to Diagnose Deficits in Insects with Discrete Lesions of the Central Body Complex”
 Insect Behavior: Small Brains, Big Functions,Janelia Farm, Washington D.C. March 2007

C.M. Harley and R.E. Ritzmann “The Role of Head Sensors in the Avoidance of Complex Obstacles” 
Zoologisches Institut,Universität zu Köln Cologne Germany June 2006

C.M. Harley and R.E. Ritzmann “The Role of Head Sensors in the Avoidance of Complex Obstacles”
 Department of Biological Cybernetics, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld Germany July 2006

C.M. Harley and R.E. Ritzmann “Complex Decisions about Simple Obstacles: Cockroach Climbing and Tunneling” 
East Coast Nerve Net. Woods Hole, Ma. April 2006

C.M. Harley and R.E. Ritzmann “Investigating the Role of MotionSenstitive Cells in Mantis Strike” 
Dept. Biology CWRU Cleveland,OH April 2005. (as part of qualifying exam)

Posters
                  
C. Yoder, B. Chi, C. M. Harley (2018) In search of the leech optimotor response. Midbrains, St Paul MN

Auletta A, Rue MCP, Harley CM, Mesce KA. 2016. The organization of the spider nervous system as revealed by dopamine immunolabeling. 20th International Congress of Arachnology, Golden, CO, USA.

Auletta A, Harley CM, Rue MCP, Mesce KA. 2015. The organization of the spider nervous system as revealed by dopamine immunolabeling and confocal microscopy. 2015 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America,
Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Auletta A, Harley CM, Mesce KA. 2015. Journey to the center of the spider: the first immunocytochemical analysis of dopamine in the CNS of a spider & possible behavioral correlates. 2015 Gordon Research Seminar & Conference in Neuroethology, Barga, Italy.

C. M. Harley, M. Reilly, C. Stewart, E. Morley, M. Songpitak, S. Hadir, K. Crisp, K.A. Mesce (2014) Homeostatic plasticity directed by physical therapy facilitates locomotor recovery after removal of cephalic inputs. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. Washington, D.C.

K.J. Thompson, C. M. Harley, M. A. Sanders, K.A. Mesce (2014) Imaging silver-impregnated histological preparations with confocal microscopy. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. Washington, D.C.

C. M. Harley, M. Reilly, C. Stewart, E. Morley, M. Songpitak, S. Hadir, K. Crisp, K.A. Mesce (2014) Compensatory plasticity directed by physical therapy facilitates locomotor recovery after removal of cephalic inputs. Intl. Soc. Neuroethology. Abstr. Sapporo, Japan

C. M. Harley, K.J. Thompson, M. A. Sanders, K.A. Mesce (2014) Seeing a new silver lining: Imaging silver-impregnated histological preparations with confocal microscopy. Intl. Soc. Neuroethology. Abstr. Sapporo, Japan

C. M. Harley, M. Reilly, C. Schlegel, S.M.A.J. Haidir, K.A. Mesce (2013) Physical therapy in an invertebrate model facilitates locomotor recovery after nerve cord injury Soc Neurosci Abstr. San Diego, CA

C.M. Harley, K.A. Mesce (2013) Visual Processing in the medicinal leech: More than meets eye Soc Neurosci Abstr. San Diego, CA
 
C.M. Harley  “Closing multiple loops: How sensory processing influences locomotor behavior and vice versa” Gordon Research Conference : Closing the Loop. West Dover, VT August 2013
 
K.A. Mesce, C. M. Harley, A. J. Shafqat, K. M. Crisp, M. Reilly, E. Morley, C. Schlegel, C. W. Nagel, J.G. Puhl (2012) Organization of dopamine regulated locomotor behavior in the medicinal leech Soc Neurosci Abstr. New Orleans, LA     
       
C. M. Harley, M. Rossi, J. Cienfuegos, D. A.Wagenaar, K. A. Mesce (2012) Sensory guidance of locomotor behavior in the medicinal leech Soc Neurosci Abstr. New Orleans, LA


Karen A. Mesce, Cynthia M. Harley, Kevin M. Crisp, Amy J.Shafqat, Christian W. Nagel, Joshua G. Puhl (2012) Steps and strides in understanding how a dopamine‐regulated locomotor behavior is organized in the medicinal leech Intl. Soc. Neuroethology. Abstr.       
        
Cynthia M. Harley, Matthew Rossi, Javier Cienfuegos, Karen A. Mesce, Daniel A.Wagenaar (2012) To see or not to see: integration of sensory information in the medicinal leech is dependent on mode of locomotion  Intl. Soc. Neuroethology. Abstr.       
       
Joshua P. Martin, Laiyong Mu, Cynthia M. Harley, Malavika Kesavan and Roy E. Ritzmann(2012) Origin of descending inputs controlling reflex reversals in the cockroach (Blaberus discoidalis) Intl. Soc. Neuroethology.Abstr.
            
C.M. Harley, , D.A. Wagenaar (2010) Frequency Dependence of Behavioral Responses to Prey in the Medicinal Leech During Different Life Stages Soc. Neuroscience Abstr.
            
C.M. Harley, J. Cienfuegos, D.A. Wagenaar (2010) Frequency Dependence of Prey Localization Responses in the Leech Hirudo Medicinalis During Different Life Stages Intl. Soc. Neuroethology.Abstr.

C.M. Harley, L. Mu, R.E. Ritzmann (2009) Lesions within Specific Cockroach Brain Regions Reveal Control for Obstacle AvoidanceSoc. Neurosci. Abstr.

C.M.Harley, S.J. Awe, L. Mu, J.A. Bender, R.E. Ritzmann (2008) Discrete lesions within the cockroach brain affect obstacle negotiation behaviors. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.

C.M. Harley, B. English, R.E. Ritzmann (2008) Using your head: the involvement of the cockroach brain and head sensors in obstacle negotiation behaviors. Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines Cleveland,Ohio 2008.

C.M. Harley, B. English, R.E. Ritzmann (2007) Discrete Lesions within the Cockroach Brain and their Effect on Negotiation of Barriers. Kleinztiern Konferenz Tutzing, Germany October 2007.

C.M. Harley, B. English, A. Pollack, R.E. Ritzmann (2007) Discrete Lesions within the Cockroach Brain and their Effect on Negotiation of Barriers. The Eighth International Congress ofNeuroethology July 2007 Vancouver Ca.

C.M. Harley, J. Predina, R.E. Ritzmann (2006) Responses to Incomplete Sensory Information in Cockroach Climbing Behavior. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.

C.M. Harley, W.A. Lewinger, R.E. Ritzmann, R.D. Quinn (2006) Characterization of obstacle avoidance behaviors in the cockroach Blaberus discoidalis and implementation in a semi-autonomous robot. Research ShowCase.

C.M. Harley, W.A. Lewinger, R.E. Ritzmann, R.D. Quinn (2005) Characterization of obstacle avoidance behaviors in the cockroach Blaberus discoidalis and implementation in a semi-autonomous robot. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr.

C.M. Harley, W.A. Lewinger, R.E. Ritzmann, R.D. Quinn (2005)High-speed video and kinematic analysis of transitional behaviors in the cockroach. Research ShowCase

Ritzmann, R.E., C.M. Rice*, A.J. Pollack, A.L. Ridgel, D.A. Kingsley, and R.D. Quinn (2001) Roles of Descending Control in Locomotion through Complex Terrain. The Sixth International Congress of Neuroethology, July 29-August 3, 2001 vol. 6, p. 234. *maiden name