1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Arrival and Check-in
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome from the GRS Chair
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
The Functional Organization of Thalamocortical Interactions in Primates
Stacey Seidl (University of California, Davis, USA)
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Vinod Kumar (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany) "Functional Anatomy of the Human Thalamus"
3:30 pm - 3:35 pm
3:35 pm - 3:50 pm
Aidan Murphy (National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, USA) "The Primate Thalamus in High-Level Vision: A Comparison of Visually Selective Single-Units in the Primate Inferotemporal Cortex and Pulvinar Nuclei"
3:50 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sensorimotor Thalamocortical Interactions
Mike Hasse (University of Rochester School of Medicine, USA)
5:30 pm - 5:50 pm
Santiago Rompani (Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland) "Modulation of Visual Information in the Thalamus by a Novel Axo-Axonal Synapse"
5:50 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 6:20 pm
Sebastian Vasquez-Lopez (University of Oxford, United Kingdom) "Functional Micro-Architecture of the Auditory Thalamocortical Projection and Its Contribution to Spectral Integration in Cortex"
6:20 pm - 6:30 pm
6:30 pm - 6:50 pm
Bianca Sieveritz (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan) "Motor Thalamic Afferents to Prelimbic Cortex: A Role in Decision-Making?"
6:50 pm - 7:00 pm
7:00 pm - 7:20 pm
David Collins (New York University School of Medicine, USA) "Parallel Circuits Linking the Prefrontal Cortex with Dorsal and Ventral Thalamus"
7:20 pm - 7:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Development, Plasticity, and Disease
Ayan Ghoshal (Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 am
Peter Campbell (University of Louisville, USA) "Formation and Maturation of Intrathalmic Connections Between TRN and dLGN"
9:20 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am - 9:50 am
Stephanie Holden (University of California, San Francisco / Gladstone Institutes, USA) "Thalamocortical Function After Traumatic Cortical Injury"
9:50 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:20 am
Jaclyn Durkin (University of Michigan, USA) "State-Dependent Thalamocortical Activity Is Crucial for Visual System Plasticity"
10:20 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Alon Tenzer (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) "Evidence for Involvement of Vibrissal Sensory Thalamus in the Control of Head Motion"
10:50 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mentorship Component: Academic Transitions
Early Career Scientists will provide their experiences and advice on academic transitions from graduate student to post docs to faculty members.
Naomi Charalambakis (University of Louisville School of Medicine, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:35 pm
1:35 pm - 2:30 pm
Farran Briggs (University of Rochester, USA)
Matthew Colonnese (George Washington University, USA)
Santiago Rompani (Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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