The Gordon Research Seminar on Molecular & Cellular Neurobiology is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
This meeting will focus on how genes and proteins regulate the development and function of the nervous system and their contribution to neurological disease. The meeting will bring together speakers and discussants that represent a wide range of neuroscience research.
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Address: Optogenetics|
|Discussion Leader: Aaron Wong (University of Goettingen)|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Gero Miesenböck (University of Oxford)|
"The Beginnings of Optogenetics"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Circuits, Synapses and Development |
|Discussion Leader: Jun Xia (HKUST)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Matthew O'Sullivan (University of California-San Diego)
"FLRTs are Endogenous Ligands for Latrophilins and Regulate Excitatory Synapse Development"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Melissa Mckenzie (New York University)
"A possible gradient in the developing forebrain to determine principal cortical interneuron cell types"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Corey Harwell (University of California-San Francisco)
"A New Role for Sonic Hedgehog in the Construction of Cortical Circuitry"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Angela Vandenberg (University of California-San Francisco)
"TrkB dependent, cell-type specific development of inhibitory input to Layer 5 in the mouse anterior cingulate during the periadolescent period"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Disease, Development and Memory|
|Discussion Leader: Huaibin Cai (National Institute on Aging, NIH)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Noel Derecki (University of Virginia)
"Bone marrow transplant arrests pathology in a mouse model of Rett Syndrome"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Hsiu-Chun Chuang (Academia Sinica)
"Tbr1 haploinsufficiency impairs the axonal projection of amygdala and amygdala-dependent memory"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Simon Chen (University of British Columbia)
"The Transcription Factor MEF2 is a Master Regulator of Visual Experience-Driven Functional and Structural Metaplasticity in the Developing Brain"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Travis Dickendesher (University of Michigan)
"Novel Mechanisms of Axonal Growth Inhibition Following Central Nervous System Injury"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Neurotransmission and Plasticity|
|Discussion Leader: Weichun Lin (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||Sarah Baas (Vanderbilt University)
"A Forward Genetic Screen for Novel Presynaptic Regulators of Dopamine Transmission in C. elegans"
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm||Fergil Mills (University of British Columbia)
"Synaptic Plasticity and Reversal Learning are Impaired following β-catenin Stabilization in Hippocampal Neurons"
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|