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Neural Development (GRS)
Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar

From Stem Cells to Circuits


August 9-10, 2014


Salve Regina University
Newport, RI


Megan M. Corty

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Neural Development 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 highlight recent discoveries in the field of neural development that contribute to our understanding of brain development and function, as well as dysfunction in disease. Many diverse aspects of neural development in a variety of model systems will be discussed, including neural stem cells and fate specification, axon and dendrite development, synaptogenesis, plasticity, and brain evolution.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Neural Development" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmCell Fate Specification
Discussion Leader: Sebnem Tuncdemir (NYU)
3:45 pm - 3:50 pm Introduction by Discussion Leader
3:50 pm - 4:05 pm Jessica MacDonald (Harvard)
"Cited2 Controls Neocortical Callosal Projection Neuron Development at Two Distinct Stages, Regulating Their Broad Generation, Then Area-Specific Development and Connectivity"
4:05 pm - 4:10 pm Discussion
4:10 pm - 4:25 pm Claude Van Campenhout (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
"Prdm12 Specifies V1 Interneurons Downstream of Pax6 and Through Cross-Repressive Interactions with Dbx1 and Nkx6.1 in the Developing Vertebrate Ventral Spinal Cord"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pm Discussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 8:15 pmRegeneration and Plasticity
Discussion Leader: Megan Corty (UMass Medical School)
7:30 pm - 7:35 pm Introduction by Discussion Leader
7:35 pm - 7:50 pm Rachel Roberts-Galbraith (University of Illinois, Urbana)
"Identification of Critical Factors in Regeneration of the Planarian Nervous System"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pm Discussion
8:00 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Speaker
8:00 pm - 8:05 pm Introduction by Discussion Leader
8:05 pm - 9:05 pm Ben Barres (Stanford University)
"What Do Astrocytes Do?"
9:05 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amNeurogenesis
Discussion Leaders: Whitney Heavner (Stanford) and Natalie Patzlaff (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
9:00 am - 9:05 am Introduction by Discussion Leaders
9:05 am - 9:20 am Grey Wilkinson (University of Calgary)
"Cell Lineage Priming and the Timing of Cell Differentiation in the Neocortex Is Governed by Co-Expression of the Competing Lineage Determinants Neurog2 and Ascl1"
9:20 am - 9:25 am Discussion
9:25 am - 9:40 am Shohei Furutachi (University of Tokyo)
"A Slowly Dividing Origin of Adult Neural Stem Cells"
9:40 am - 9:45 am Discussion
9:45 am - 10:00 am Louis-Jan Pilaz (Duke)
"Prolonged Neural Progenitor Prometaphase Is a Primary Driver of Microcephaly Phenotypes"
10:00 am - 10:05 am Discussion
10:05 am - 10:20 am Michael Bonaguidi (Johns Hopkins)
"Different States and Discrete Populations of Neural Stem Cells in the Adult Hippocampus"
10:20 am - 10:25 am Discussion
10:25 am - 10:40 am Alex Paul (Columbia)
"Neurotransmitter Regulation of Adult Quiescent Neural Stem Cells"
10:40 am - 10:45 am Discussion
10:45 am - 11:00 am General Discussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:35 pmSynapse Formation and Remodeling
Discussion Leader: Zhiyong Shao (Yale)
1:30 pm - 1:35 pm Introduction by Discussion Leader
1:35 pm - 1:50 pm Adam Miller (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)
"Postsynaptic Neurobeachin Is Required for Electrical and Chemical Synaptogenesis"
1:50 pm - 1:55 pm Discussion
1:55 pm - 2:10 pm Mazell Tetruashvily (Princeton)
"MHCI Immune Molecules Are Required for Normal Synapse Elimination at the Developing Vertebrate Neuromuscular Junction"
2:10 pm - 2:15 pm Discussion
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Eva Harde (Goethe University)
"Ephrin-B2 Regulates VEGFR2 Signaling in Dendritic Development and Spine Morphogenesis"
2:30 pm - 2:35 pm Discussion
2:35 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes

Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13NS087769. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
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