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Synapses, Behavior and Cognitive Diseases Mini Symposium

Date:   Monday, June 7, 2010, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm  

Location: Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse

8:30 – 8:40 am
Opening remarks
Jack Griffin and Rick Huganir
8:40– 9:10 am
“Gadd45b, roles in activity-induced DNA demethylation and autism?”
Hongjun Song, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience/Institute for Cell Engineering
9:10 – 9:40am
“Gliogenesis in the adult CNS”
Dwight Bergles, Ph.D.; Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
9:40 – 10:05 am
“Transcriptional control of developmental and plasticity-associated synaptogenesis”
Mollie Meffert, M.D., Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry and Neuroscience
10:05 – 10:25 am
10:25 – 10:55 am
"IEGs and Diseases of Cognition" 
Paul Worley, M.D.; Professor of Neuroscience
10:55– 11:25 am
“A rodent model of hallucination”
Peter Holland, Ph.D.; Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences
11:25  – 11:55 am
“Genes, brains, and cognition: Space and language in Williams syndrome”
Barbara Landau, Ph.D.; Professor of Cognitive Science
11:55 am – 1:55 pm
Poster session with Lunch
1:55 – 2:20 pm
“A neural mechanism for learning temporal expectancies”
Marshall Hussain Shuler, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
2:20 – 2:50 pm
“Synaptic disturbance in schizophrenia and mood disorders”
Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D.; Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
2:50 – 3:15 pm
“The Role of BACE1 in Pathological Mechanisms related to Alzheimer’s Disease and Schizophrenia”
Alena Savonenko, M.D., Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Pathology
3:15 – 3:35 pm
3:35– 4:00 pm
“Genetic approaches to study glutamate signaling defects in intellectual disability and autism"
Tao Wang, M.D., Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine
4:00 – 4:30 pm
“Semaphorin Dysregulation Mutations In Humans”
Aravinda Chakravarti, Ph.D.; Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Molecular Biology and Genetics; McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine