The Inhibition in the CNS GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
The inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA and the neurons which produce it play an outsized role of regulation of circuit function and behavior. This GRS program will showcase research on the unique roles of inhibitory neurons across different brain regions, the development and maintenance of inhibitory synapses and circuits, and computational models of inhibition. A major goal of this meeting is to foster discussion and collaborations between junior scientists in the field of inhibitory neuroscience. This meeting will feature a ‘mixer meal’ where trainees across relevant topics will be matched into groups for the first meal of the conference. To increase access for those who have not previously attended, we will be prioritizing applications from countries, demographic groups, and labs that have been underrepresented at this conference. Furthermore, in order to create an engaging and enriching conference, we will be accepting only 1-2 trainees per lab until our representation goals are met.
This conference is for everyone, and will have accommodations to ensure everyone can attend fully. The venue provides a lactation room and assistance arranging on-site childcare; please see the 'Venue and Travel Information' link above. Disabilities and dietary needs will be accommodated; please list these and any other accommodations you need in the 'Special Needs' section of the registration page following acceptance. Gender neutral restrooms and pronoun labels for conference name tags will be available.
We encourage eligible attendees to apply to the Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship and will nominate eligible attendees to International Diversity and PUI fellowships.