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Brain Science Institute Annual Symposium

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Friday, April 29th, 2011

8:00am – 5:15pm
Wood Basic Science Auditorium
East Baltimore Campus


8:00–8:30am              Breakfast

8:30–8:45am              Introduction and Welcome

8:45–9:25am              Fear Research: The Next Steps
                                       Joseph LeDoux, PhD
                                       University Professor and Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science,  
                                       New York University

9:25–10:05am            Auxiliary Subunits Expand The Social Network Of Glutamate

                                       Roger Nicoll, MD
                                       Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of
                                       California, San Francisco

10:05-10:45am          Studying Dynamic Modulation Of Amyloid-beta And Tau Metabolism
                                       In Vivo: Can This Provide Insights Into Alzheimer's Pathogenesis?

                                       David Holtzman, MD
                                       Andrew B. and Gretchen P. Jones Professor and Chairman of
                                       Neurology; Professor of Developmental Biology; Associate Director of
                                       the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Washington University 
                                       School of Medicine 

10:45–11:05am         Coffee Break

11:05–11:45am         Epigenetic Mechanisms Regulating Memory Formation In Health
                                       Li-Huei Tsai, PhD
                                       Picower Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive
                                       Sciences; Director, The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory,
                                       MIT; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

11:45am–12:30pm   Believing And Time: A Neural Mechanism For Decision Making
                                       Mike Shadlen, MD, PhD
                                       Professor of Biophysics and Physiology, University of Washington
                                       School of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

12:30–2:00pm            Lunch Break

2:00–2:40pm              Neuronal Plasticity And Diversity
                                       Rusty Gage, PhD
                                       Professor and Vi and John Adler Chair for Research on Age-Related
                                       Neurodegenerative Diseases, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

2:40-3:20pm               Epigenetic Mechanisms Of Drug Addiction
                                       Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD
                                       Nash Family Professor and Director of Neuroscience; Director of the
                                       Mount Sinai Friedman Brain Institute, The Mt. Sinai Medical Center

3:20–3:40pm              Coffee Break

3:40–4:20pm              Optogenetics: Development And Application
                                       Karl Desseiroth, MD, PhD
                                       Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Psychiatry and Behavioral
                                       Science, Stanford University; Early Career Scientist, Howard Hughes
                                       Medical Institute

4:20–5:00pm              Rett Syndrome: Linking Epigenetics To Neuronal Plasticity
                                       Huda Zoghbi, MD
                                       Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, Molecular and Human Genetics
                                       and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; Investigator, Howard
                                       Hughes Medical Institute

5:00–5:15pm              Closing Remarks

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