The Gordon Research Seminar on Amygdala Function in Emotion, Cognition and Disease is an excellent opportunity for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience to present their work, explore cutting-edge research and techniques, and to network with the next generation of neuroscientists. There will also be opportunities for professional and career development.
The focus of the meeting is to bring together our understanding of the neurobiological underpinnings of amygdala function, spanning all levels of research from molecular analysis to behavior. The seminar will encourage meaningful interactions and stimulating discussion of unpublished data. Topics to be covered include molecular, genetic, and circuit dissection of amygdala function with relevance to clinical disease. There will be a particular emphasis on pathological conditions, including stress-related disorders, addiction and epilepsy. Additional time at this year’s meeting will be dedicated to sexual dimorphism in amygdala form and function.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by May 3, 2019. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.