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Brain Activity Map (BAM) Mini-Symposium

This mini-symposium's goal is to establish novel collaborations and interactions focused on the Brain Activity Map which will lead to stronger applications for funding in this area in the future. This symposium will bring together neuroscientists, engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians and nanotechnologists to discuss new methods of analysis and we especially encourage members of the School of Engineering and the School of Arts and Sciences to participate.

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013, 2:15 -5:30pm
Mason Hall,
3103 Wyman Park Dr • Homewood Campus


2:15 – 2:30 – Overview & goals of BAM
                         James Knierim, Ph.D.,
                         Professor, Neuroscience and Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute

Session 1 – Imaging & Sensors
Chair: Jin Kang, Ph.D.,
Jacob Suter Jammer Professor of Electrical Engineering,
Chair, Electrical & Computer Engineering

2:30 – 2:45 - "Imaging Dynamic Neurotransmitter Receptor Plasticity In Vivo"
                        Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D., Professor & Director, Neuroscience,
                        Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
                        Co-Director, Brain Science Institute

2:45 – 3:00 - "The Secret Life of Axons"
                        David Linden, Ph.D.,
                        Professor, Neuroscience,
                        Editor in Chief, The Journal of Neurophysiology

3:00 – 3:15 - “Computational Anatomy, Brain Mapping and Neuroinformatics at 1mm

                        Michael Miller
                        Herschel and Ruth Seder Professor of Biomedical Engineering
                        Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
                        Director, Center for Imaging Science
                        Gilman Scholar

3:15 – 3:30 - "Quantum Dots for Biomarker Detection and Intracellular Monitoring"
                        Jeff Wang
                        Professor, Departments of Mechanical Enginering, Biomedical Engineering
                        and Oncology

3:30 – 4:00 - Break / refreshments

Session 2 – Large-Scale Parallel Recordings & Advances in Electrophysiology
Chair: Daniel O’Connor, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience and BSi

4:00 – 4:15 - To Be Announced
                        Ralph Etienne Cummings, Ph.D.,
                        Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

4:15 – 4:30 - “The Role of Spike Synchrony in the Neural Coding of Object Features”
                        Steven S. Hsiao, Ph.D.,
                        Professor, Neuroscience and Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute

4:30 – 4:45 – “The Challenges of Identifying Cell Types from Extracellular Recordings”
                         James Knierim, Ph.D.,
                         Professor, Neuroscience
and Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute

4:45 – 5:00 – "High Density Tetrode Recordings Reveal Extended Sequential
                         Representations of Future Goal-directed Navigational Behavior"

                         David Foster, Ph.D.,
                         Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience

5:00 - 5:30  – Informal Discussion, Adjourn


Additional information on presentations will be added as it comes available


Please RSVP to Barbara Smith - or 410-955-4504

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