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MAR 11, 2020

Neuroscience 2020



The 8th Annual Neuroscience Virtual Conference is now available ondemand. This distinguished, online-only, event is free to attend and brings together the neuroscience community to discuss and present the newest advances in understanding the human brain, neuropsychiatric disorders, and behavorial processes as it relates to the brain function. 

The theme for this years event is Brain Function: In Health and In Disease and includes the following tracks and topics:

NIH BRAIN Initiative: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Neuroscience >>

  • Cell Type Diversity
  • Tool Development
  • Advancing Human Neuroscience
  • Early Career BRAIN Scientists
  • Understanding Circuits and Behavior

Understanding the Scourge of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Dementia >>

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Neuroprotective agents and their role in ND

Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders >>

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. The event will remain open 6 months from the date of the live event.  The webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing. 

Continuing Education
LabRoots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this event, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit per presentation for a maximum of 40 credits.

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Speakers
  • Walter Koroshetz, MD

    Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dario Alessi, FRS FMedSci FRSE

    Director, Professor of Signal Transduction, University of Dundee
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tyson Aflalo, PhD

    Member of Professional Staff, Executive Director, T&C Brain-Machine Interface Center, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Richard A. Andersen, PhD

    James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience,T&C Chen Brain-Machine Interface Center Leadership Chair Director, T&C Brain-Machine Interface Center Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Shana M. Augustin, PhD

    Research fellow, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Giorgio Ascoli, PhD

    University Professor, Bioengineering Department, Volgenau School of Engineering, Neuroscience Program, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, Founding Editor-in-Chief, Neuroinformatics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Emre Aksay, PhD

    Associate Professor of Computational Neuroscience in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Anthony Azevedo, PhD

    Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Comfort A. Boateng, PhD

    Assistant Professor, High Point University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Michael Boninger, MD

    Tenured Professor & UPMC Endowed Vice Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Senior Medical Directo, Post-Acute Care, Health Service Division, UPMC
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Luke Brezovec

    Graduate student, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Carlos Brody, PhD

    Wilbur H. Gantz III '59 Professor of Neuroscience, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • György Buzsáki, PhD

    Biggs Professor of Neuroscience, NYU School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Cynthia Chestek, PhD

    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience and Robotics, University of Michigan
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jennifer Collinger, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, Biomedical Engineer, VA R&D Center of Excellence
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Michael Dickinson, PhD

    Abe and Zarem Professor of Biology and Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Hong-Wei Dong, MD, PhD

    Professor of Neurology, Physiology & Neuroscience, Director, Center for Integrative Connectomics, USC Mark and Marry Stevens Neuroimaging & Informatics Institute, Keck School of Medicine, USC
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ben Engelhard, PhD

    Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Florian Engert, PhD

    Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Adrienne Fairhall, PhD

    Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and adjunct in the Departments of Physics and Applied Mathematics, University of Washington
    BIOGRAPHY
  • William Frost, PhD

    Director of the Center for Brain Function and Repair and Professor and Chair of Cell Biology and Anatomy at The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tim Gardner

    Associate Professor and Robert and Leona Chair in Neuroengineering at the Knight Campus, University of Oregon
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Robert Gaunt, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mark Goldman, PhD

    Joel Keizer Chair in Theoretical and Computational Biology at UC Davis, and Professor in the Departments of Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior and the Department of Ophthalmology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Luis Gomez, PhD

    Post-doctoral associate, Duke University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Wayne Goodman, MD

    D.C and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Michael T. Heneka, PhD

    Director of the Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gerontopsychiatry at the University of Bonn, Germany
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Clare Howard, PhD

    MD/PhD Student, Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sebastian Illes, PhD

    Director of CNS research,Cellectricon AB
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Paul Katz, PhD

    Professor and Director of Neurosciences, Neuroscience & Behavior Graduate Program, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Stephen Keeley, PhD

    Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Spencer Kellis, PhD

    Member of Professional Staff, Director of Engineering, T&C Brain-Machine Interface Center, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Gabriel Kreiman, PhD

    Professor at Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital and leads the Executive Function/Memory module in the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Rachel E. Lackie, HBSc.

    PhD Candidate in Neuroscience, Robarts Research Institute, The University of Western Ontario
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bo Li

    Professor of Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD

    Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Byungkook Lim, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, Neurobiology, University of California, San Diego
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Charles Liu, MD, PhD

    Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of the USC Neurorestoration Center, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Chair of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Carlos Lois, MD, PhD

    Research Professor in Neurobiology at the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ariel Louwrier, PhD

    President StressMarq Biosciences Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Attila Losonczy

    Professor of Neuroscience in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute Columbia University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Deidre Lyons, PhD

    Assistant Professor at the University of California San Diego at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Vince Lyzinski, PhD, B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Sc.E.

    Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland in the Department of Mathematics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Josh Mahlios, PhD

    Senior Marketing Product Manager, Miltenyi Biotec
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Adam Mamelak, MD

    Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery and Co-director of the Pituitary Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tianyi Mao

    Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marlies Oostland, PhD

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the labs of Prof. Sam Wang at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and Prof. Michael Brecht at the Humboldt University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Emily Palmer

    Graduate Student, Graduate Aeronautics Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lucas Pinto, MD, PhD

    Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD

    Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology and affiliated faculty in Bioengineering and Neuroscience, UCLA Medical Center & UCLA Brain Research Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marco A.M. Prado, PhD

    Canada Research Chair in Neurochemistry of Dementia, Scientist, Robarts Research Institute, Professor Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kanaka Rajan, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience & Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sasha Rayshubskiy

    Post-doctoral associate, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ueli Rutishauser, PhD

    Board of Governors Chair in Neuroscience, Director, Human Neurophysiology Research, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Neurology & Biomedical Sciences, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lauren R. Sankary, JD, MA

    Neuroethics Staff, Neurological Institute, Associate Director, Neuroethics Program, Center for Bioethics, Cleveland Clinic Center for Bioethics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mark J. Schnitzer

    Professor, Departments of Biology & Applied Physics Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sebastian Seung, PhD

    Anthony B. Evnin Professor in the Neuroscience Institute and Computer Science Department at Princeton University, and Chief Research Scientist at Samsung Electronics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mikhail G. Shapiro, PhD

    Professor of Chemical Engineering, Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute, California Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sameer Anil Sheth, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor, Vice-Chair of Clinical Research, Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ivan Soltesz

    Professor, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Haim Sompolinsky

    Professor of Physics and Neuroscience at Hebrew University and Director of Swartz Program in Theoretical Neuroscience at Harvard University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nanthia Suthana, PhD

    Assistant Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marie P. Suver, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU Neuroscience Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ashwin Vishwanathan, PhD

    Research Associate at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Adrian Wanner, PhD

    CV Starr Fellow at Princeton University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ilana Witten, PhD

    Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Princeton
  • Jie Zheng, PhD

    Research Fellow at Kreiman Lab, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Haining Zhong

    Scientist/Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
    BIOGRAPHY

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Presentations

Starting in 2020, LabRoots is introducing our new agenda format. We will be offering a full agenda of scheduled presentations throughout the day of the event; including Keynotes, Panels and Sponsored speakers. We will also be offering unlimited presentations available for immediate On-Demand viewing when the doors to our virtual event open. The content of our presentations will be delivered by experts in industry and academia. We hope you enjoy our new format!

  • MAR 11, 2020 3:00 PM PDT

    PANEL: A Team Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Understanding the Neural Circuit Dynamics Underlying Working Memory and Decision-Making

    Carlos Brody, PhD, Ben Engelhard, PhD, Stephen Keeley, PhD, Marlies Oostland, PhD, Lucas Pinto, MD, PhD, Adrian Wanner, PhD, Ilana Witten, PhD
    Carlos Brody, PhD
    Wilbur H. Gantz III '59 Professor of Neuroscience, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
    Ben Engelhard, PhD
    Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
    Stephen Keeley, PhD
    Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
    Marlies Oostland, PhD
    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the labs of Prof. Sam Wang at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and Prof. Michael Brecht at the Humboldt University
    BIOGRAPHY
    Lucas Pinto, MD, PhD
    Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
    Adrian Wanner, PhD
    CV Starr Fellow at Princeton University
    BIOGRAPHY
    Ilana Witten, PhD
    Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Princeton
  • MAR 11, 2020 3:00 PM PDT

    PANEL: Anatomical Characterization of Neuron Cell Types in the Mouse Brain

    Giorgio Ascoli, PhD, Hong-Wei Dong, MD, PhD, Byungkook Lim, PhD
    Giorgio Ascoli, PhD
    University Professor, Bioengineering Department, Volgenau School of Engineering, Neuroscience Program, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, Founding Editor-in-Chief, Neuroinformatics
    BIOGRAPHY
    Hong-Wei Dong, MD, PhD
    Professor of Neurology, Physiology & Neuroscience, Director, Center for Integrative Connectomics, USC Mark and Marry Stevens Neuroimaging & Informatics Institute, Keck School of Medicine, USC
    BIOGRAPHY
    Byungkook Lim, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, Neurobiology, University of California, San Diego
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 1:30 PM PDT

    Examining the effects of sonication on alpha synuclein pre-formed fibrils (PFFs)

    Ariel Louwrier, PhD
    President StressMarq Biosciences Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  StressMarq Biosciences
  • MAR 11, 2020 1:30 PM PDT

    PANEL: Dissecting the circuit logics in the amygdala underlying emotional learning (copy)

    Bo Li, Tianyi Mao, Haining Zhong
    Bo Li
    Professor of Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    BIOGRAPHY
    Tianyi Mao
    Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University
    BIOGRAPHY
    Haining Zhong
    Scientist/Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 1:30 PM PDT

    PANEL: Dissecting the circuit logics in the amygdala underlying emotional learning

    Bo Li, Tianyi Mao, Haining Zhong
    Bo Li
    Professor of Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    BIOGRAPHY
    Tianyi Mao
    Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University
    BIOGRAPHY
    Haining Zhong
    Scientist/Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 1:30 PM PDT

    PANEL: The Neuronal Mechanisms of Human Episodic Memory: a Multidisciplinary Consortium Utilizing Human Single-Neuron Recordings

    Adam Mamelak, MD, Ueli Rutishauser, PhD, Gabriel Kreiman, PhD, Jie Zheng, PhD
    Adam Mamelak, MD
    Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery and Co-director of the Pituitary Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
    Ueli Rutishauser, PhD
    Board of Governors Chair in Neuroscience, Director, Human Neurophysiology Research, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Neurology & Biomedical Sciences, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
    Gabriel Kreiman, PhD
    Professor at Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital and leads the Executive Function/Memory module in the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
    BIOGRAPHY
    Jie Zheng, PhD
    Research Fellow at Kreiman Lab, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 12:00 PM PDT

    PANEL: A Neuroscience-Based Approach to Restoration of Sensorimotor Function After Spinal Cord Injury

    Robert Gaunt, PhD, Michael Boninger, MD, Jennifer Collinger, PhD
    Robert Gaunt, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
    Michael Boninger, MD
    Tenured Professor & UPMC Endowed Vice Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Senior Medical Directo, Post-Acute Care, Health Service Division, UPMC
    BIOGRAPHY
    Jennifer Collinger, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, Biomedical Engineer, VA R&D Center of Excellence
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 12:00 PM PDT

    PANEL: Cracking a Neural Circuit's Function Through High-Resolution Physiology, Connectomics, and Computational Modeling

    Emre Aksay, PhD, Mark Goldman, PhD, Sebastian Seung, PhD, Ashwin Vishwanathan, PhD
    Emre Aksay, PhD
    Associate Professor of Computational Neuroscience in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
    Mark Goldman, PhD
    Joel Keizer Chair in Theoretical and Computational Biology at UC Davis, and Professor in the Departments of Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior and the Department of Ophthalmology
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sebastian Seung, PhD
    Anthony B. Evnin Professor in the Neuroscience Institute and Computer Science Department at Princeton University, and Chief Research Scientist at Samsung Electronics
    BIOGRAPHY
    Ashwin Vishwanathan, PhD
    Research Associate at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 12:00 PM PDT

    PANEL: Thought to action: developing brain machine interfaces to assist individuals with paralysis

    Tyson Aflalo, PhD, Richard Andersen, PhD, Spencer Kellis, PhD, Charles Liu, MD, PhD
    Tyson Aflalo, PhD
    Member of Professional Staff, Executive Director, T&C Brain-Machine Interface Center, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
    Richard A. Andersen, PhD
    James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience,T&C Chen Brain-Machine Interface Center Leadership Chair Director, T&C Brain-Machine Interface Center Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
    BIOGRAPHY
    Spencer Kellis, PhD
    Member of Professional Staff, Director of Engineering, T&C Brain-Machine Interface Center, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
    Charles Liu, MD, PhD
    Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of the USC Neurorestoration Center, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Chair of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 10:30 AM PDT

    Innate immunity in chronic neurodegeneration

    Michael Heneka, PhD
    Director of the Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gerontopsychiatry at the University of Bonn, Germany
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 10:30 AM PDT

    PANEL: Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression Using Directional Current Steering and Individualized Network Targeting

    Wayne Goodman, MD, Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD, Sameer Anil Sheth, MD, PhD
    Wayne Goodman, MD
    D.C and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
    Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD
    Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology and affiliated faculty in Bioengineering and Neuroscience, UCLA Medical Center & UCLA Brain Research Institute
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sameer Anil Sheth, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor, Vice-Chair of Clinical Research, Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 10:30 AM PDT

    PANEL: The Berghia Brain Project: A Team Approach to Understanding Whole-Brain Control of State-Dependent, Motivated Behaviors

    Paul Katz, PhD, Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD, William Frost, PhD, Deidre Lyons, PhD, Vince Lyzinski, PhD, B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Sc.E.
    Paul Katz, PhD
    Professor and Director of Neurosciences, Neuroscience & Behavior Graduate Program, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    BIOGRAPHY
    Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD
    Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard
    BIOGRAPHY
    William Frost, PhD
    Director of the Center for Brain Function and Repair and Professor and Chair of Cell Biology and Anatomy at The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University
    BIOGRAPHY
    Deidre Lyons, PhD
    Assistant Professor at the University of California San Diego at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
    BIOGRAPHY
    Vince Lyzinski, PhD, B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Sc.E.
    Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland in the Department of Mathematics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 9:00 AM PDT

    Keynote Presentation: The BRAIN Initiative and its Promise for the Treatment of Neuro/Mental/Substance Abuse Disorders

    Walter Koroshetz, MD
    Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 9:00 AM PDT

    PANEL: Neural circuit mechanisms of memory replay

    György Buzsáki, PhD, Attila Losonczy, Mark Schnitzer, Ivan Soltesz
    György Buzsáki, PhD
    Biggs Professor of Neuroscience, NYU School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
    Attila Losonczy
    Professor of Neuroscience in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute Columbia University
    BIOGRAPHY
    Mark J. Schnitzer
    Professor, Departments of Biology & Applied Physics Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
    Ivan Soltesz
    Professor, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 7:30 AM PDT

    Keynote Presentation: Interplay between LRRK2 protein kinase and Rab GTPases in Parkinson's disease

    Dario Alessi, FRS FMedSci FRSE
    Director, Professor of Signal Transduction, University of Dundee
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 7:30 AM PDT

    PANEL: Neuronal Circuit Resilience - How the Brain Manages to Maintain Reliable Behaviors with Unreliable Neurons

    Adrienne Fairhall, PhD, Tim Gardner, Carlos Lois, MD, PhD
    Adrienne Fairhall, PhD
    Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and adjunct in the Departments of Physics and Applied Mathematics, University of Washington
    BIOGRAPHY
    Tim Gardner
    Associate Professor and Robert and Leona Chair in Neuroengineering at the Knight Campus, University of Oregon
    BIOGRAPHY
    Carlos Lois, MD, PhD
    Research Professor in Neurobiology at the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 6:00 AM PDT

    PANEL: Sensorimotor Processing, Decision Making, and Internal States: Towards a Realistic Multiscale Circuit Model of the Larval Zebrafish Brain

    Florian Engert, PhD, Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD, Haim Sompolinsky
    Florian Engert, PhD
    Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
    BIOGRAPHY
    Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD
    Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard
    BIOGRAPHY
    Haim Sompolinsky
    Professor of Physics and Neuroscience at Hebrew University and Director of Swartz Program in Theoretical Neuroscience at Harvard University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 6:00 AM PDT

    PANEL: The Neural Control of Locomotion, an Integrative Approach

    Michael Dickinson, PhD, Anthony Azevedo, PhD, Clare Howard, PhD, Luke Brezovec, Sasha Rayshubskiy, Emily Palmer
    Michael Dickinson, PhD
    Abe and Zarem Professor of Biology and Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
    Anthony Azevedo, PhD
    Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington School of Medicine
    BIOGRAPHY
    Clare Howard, PhD
    MD/PhD Student, Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    BIOGRAPHY
    Luke Brezovec
    Graduate student, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Stanford University
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sasha Rayshubskiy
    Post-doctoral associate, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
    BIOGRAPHY
    Emily Palmer
    Graduate Student, Graduate Aeronautics Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 6:00 AM PDT

    The Rise of Neuroimmunology: Discover the tools & solutions Miltenyi Biotec has to help you navigate experimental challenges during the next revolution in human health.

    Josh Mahlios, PhD
    Senior Marketing Product Manager, Miltenyi Biotec
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  Miltenyi Biotec
  • Acoustically Targeted Molecular Neuromodulation

    Mikhail Shapiro, PhD
    Professor of Chemical Engineering, Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute, California Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bridging the translational gap in rodent behavioral testing using touchscreens and the MouseBytes Open science data repository

    Marco Prado, PhD
    Canada Research Chair in Neurochemistry of Dementia, Scientist, Robarts Research Institute, Professor Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Deciphering the spreading of neuropathologies in neuronal circuits using a high capacity microfluidics platform

    Sebastian Illes, PhD
    Director of CNS research,Cellectricon AB
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Deep brain Recording and Stimulation of Real World Episodic Memory in Humans

    Nanthia Suthana, PhD
    Assistant Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ethical Challenges in Early Phase Brain Device Research

    Lauren Sankary, JD, MA
    Neuroethics Staff, Neurological Institute, Associate Director, Neuroethics Program, Center for Bioethics, Cleveland Clinic Center for Bioethics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Improving the Precision and Targeting of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

    Luis Gomez, PhD
    Post-doctoral associate, Duke University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Investigating Cerebellar Correlates of Autism in Model Mice

    Investigating Cerebellar Correlates of Autism in Model Mice

    Alexander Kloth, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Augustana University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Investigating the roles of the Hsp90 co-chaperone, STI1, in neuronal resilience during aging

    Rachel Lackie, HBSc.
    PhD Candidate in Neuroscience, Robarts Research Institute, The University of Western Ontario
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Multi-region Neural Network Models of Adaptive and Maladaptive Learning in the Brain

    Kanaka Rajan, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience & Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Neural Interfaces for Controlling Finger Movements

    Cynthia Chestek, PhD
    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience and Robotics, University of Michigan
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Real-Time Monitoring of Striatal GPCR Mediated cAMP Signaling Using Genetically Encoded Fluorescent Sensors

    Shana Augustin, PhD
    Research fellow, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Selective D4R Ligands Reveal Structure-Activity Relationships that Engender Agonist Efficacy

    Comfort Boateng, PhD
    Assistant Professor, High Point University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sensing in a dynamic world: what the antennae of the fruit fly can teach us about sensation and the perception of movement

    Marie Suver, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU Neuroscience Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • TBD

    TBD

    David Anderson, PhD
    Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology Director, Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience, Investigator, HHMI
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Understanding the Scourge of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Dementia
  • Deciphering the spreading of neuropathologies in neuronal circuits using a high capacity microfluidics platform

    Sebastian Illes, PhD
    Director of CNS research,Cellectricon AB
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bridging the translational gap in rodent behavioral testing using touchscreens and the MouseBytes Open science data repository

    Marco Prado, PhD
    Canada Research Chair in Neurochemistry of Dementia, Scientist, Robarts Research Institute, Professor Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Investigating the roles of the Hsp90 co-chaperone, STI1, in neuronal resilience during aging

    Rachel Lackie, HBSc.
    PhD Candidate in Neuroscience, Robarts Research Institute, The University of Western Ontario
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 6:00 AM PDT

    The Rise of Neuroimmunology: Discover the tools & solutions Miltenyi Biotec has to help you navigate experimental challenges during the next revolution in human health.

    Josh Mahlios, PhD
    Senior Marketing Product Manager, Miltenyi Biotec
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  Miltenyi Biotec
  • MAR 11, 2020 7:30 AM PDT

    Keynote Presentation: Interplay between LRRK2 protein kinase and Rab GTPases in Parkinson's disease

    Dario Alessi, FRS FMedSci FRSE
    Director, Professor of Signal Transduction, University of Dundee
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 10:30 AM PDT

    Innate immunity in chronic neurodegeneration

    Michael Heneka, PhD
    Director of the Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gerontopsychiatry at the University of Bonn, Germany
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 1:30 PM PDT

    Examining the effects of sonication on alpha synuclein pre-formed fibrils (PFFs)

    Ariel Louwrier, PhD
    President StressMarq Biosciences Inc.
    BIOGRAPHY
    Sponsored By:  StressMarq Biosciences
  • Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders
  • Investigating Cerebellar Correlates of Autism in Model Mice

    Investigating Cerebellar Correlates of Autism in Model Mice

    Alexander Kloth, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Augustana University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Selective D4R Ligands Reveal Structure-Activity Relationships that Engender Agonist Efficacy

    Comfort Boateng, PhD
    Assistant Professor, High Point University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • NIH BRAIN Initiative: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Neuroscience
  • Deep brain Recording and Stimulation of Real World Episodic Memory in Humans

    Nanthia Suthana, PhD
    Assistant Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ethical Challenges in Early Phase Brain Device Research

    Lauren Sankary, JD, MA
    Neuroethics Staff, Neurological Institute, Associate Director, Neuroethics Program, Center for Bioethics, Cleveland Clinic Center for Bioethics
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sensing in a dynamic world: what the antennae of the fruit fly can teach us about sensation and the perception of movement

    Marie Suver, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU Neuroscience Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Neural Interfaces for Controlling Finger Movements

    Cynthia Chestek, PhD
    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience and Robotics, University of Michigan
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Improving the Precision and Targeting of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

    Luis Gomez, PhD
    Post-doctoral associate, Duke University
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Acoustically Targeted Molecular Neuromodulation

    Mikhail Shapiro, PhD
    Professor of Chemical Engineering, Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute, California Institute of Technology
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Real-Time Monitoring of Striatal GPCR Mediated cAMP Signaling Using Genetically Encoded Fluorescent Sensors

    Shana Augustin, PhD
    Research fellow, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    BIOGRAPHY
  • Multi-region Neural Network Models of Adaptive and Maladaptive Learning in the Brain

    Kanaka Rajan, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience & Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    BIOGRAPHY
  • TBD

    TBD

    David Anderson, PhD
    Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology Director, Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience, Investigator, HHMI
    BIOGRAPHY
  • MAR 11, 2020 9:00 AM PDT

    Keynote Presentation: The BRAIN Initiative and its Promise for the Treatment of Neuro/Mental/Substance Abuse Disorders

    Walter Koroshetz, MD
    Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health
    BIOGRAPHY
    • Understanding Circuits and Behavior
    • MAR 11, 2020 6:00 AM PDT

      PANEL: Sensorimotor Processing, Decision Making, and Internal States: Towards a Realistic Multiscale Circuit Model of the Larval Zebrafish Brain

      Florian Engert, PhD, Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD, Haim Sompolinsky
      Florian Engert, PhD
      Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
      BIOGRAPHY
      Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD
      Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard
      BIOGRAPHY
      Haim Sompolinsky
      Professor of Physics and Neuroscience at Hebrew University and Director of Swartz Program in Theoretical Neuroscience at Harvard University
      BIOGRAPHY
    • MAR 11, 2020 7:30 AM PDT

      PANEL: Neuronal Circuit Resilience - How the Brain Manages to Maintain Reliable Behaviors with Unreliable Neurons

      Adrienne Fairhall, PhD, Tim Gardner, Carlos Lois, MD, PhD
      Adrienne Fairhall, PhD
      Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and adjunct in the Departments of Physics and Applied Mathematics, University of Washington
      BIOGRAPHY
      Tim Gardner
      Associate Professor and Robert and Leona Chair in Neuroengineering at the Knight Campus, University of Oregon
      BIOGRAPHY
      Carlos Lois, MD, PhD
      Research Professor in Neurobiology at the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech
      BIOGRAPHY
    • MAR 11, 2020 9:00 AM PDT

      PANEL: Neural circuit mechanisms of memory replay

      György Buzsáki, PhD, Attila Losonczy, Mark Schnitzer, Ivan Soltesz
      György Buzsáki, PhD
      Biggs Professor of Neuroscience, NYU School of Medicine
      BIOGRAPHY
      Attila Losonczy
      Professor of Neuroscience in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute Columbia University
      BIOGRAPHY
      Mark J. Schnitzer
      Professor, Departments of Biology & Applied Physics Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Stanford University
      BIOGRAPHY
      Ivan Soltesz
      Professor, Stanford University
      BIOGRAPHY
    • MAR 11, 2020 10:30 AM PDT

      PANEL: The Berghia Brain Project: A Team Approach to Understanding Whole-Brain Control of State-Dependent, Motivated Behaviors

      Paul Katz, PhD, Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD, William Frost, PhD, Deidre Lyons, PhD, Vince Lyzinski, PhD, B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Sc.E.
      Paul Katz, PhD
      Professor and Director of Neurosciences, Neuroscience & Behavior Graduate Program, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
      BIOGRAPHY
      Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD
      Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard
      BIOGRAPHY
      William Frost, PhD
      Director of the Center for Brain Function and Repair and Professor and Chair of Cell Biology and Anatomy at The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University
      BIOGRAPHY
      Deidre Lyons, PhD
      Assistant Professor at the University of California San Diego at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
      BIOGRAPHY
      Vince Lyzinski, PhD, B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Sc.E.
      Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland in the Department of Mathematics
      BIOGRAPHY
    • Advancing Human Neuroscience
    • MAR 11, 2020 6:00 AM PDT

      PANEL: The Neural Control of Locomotion, an Integrative Approach

      Michael Dickinson, PhD, Anthony Azevedo, PhD, Clare Howard, PhD, Luke Brezovec, Sasha Rayshubskiy, Emily Palmer
      Michael Dickinson, PhD
      Abe and Zarem Professor of Biology and Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology
      BIOGRAPHY
      Anthony Azevedo, PhD
      Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington School of Medicine
      BIOGRAPHY
      Clare Howard, PhD
      MD/PhD Student, Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
      BIOGRAPHY
      Luke Brezovec
      Graduate student, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Stanford University
      BIOGRAPHY
      Sasha Rayshubskiy
      Post-doctoral associate, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
      BIOGRAPHY
      Emily Palmer
      Graduate Student, Graduate Aeronautics Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
      BIOGRAPHY
    • MAR 11, 2020 10:30 AM PDT

      PANEL: Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression Using Directional Current Steering and Individualized Network Targeting

      Wayne Goodman, MD, Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD, Sameer Anil Sheth, MD, PhD
      Wayne Goodman, MD
      D.C and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine
      BIOGRAPHY
      Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD
      Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology and affiliated faculty in Bioengineering and Neuroscience, UCLA Medical Center & UCLA Brain Research Institute
      BIOGRAPHY
      Sameer Anil Sheth, MD, PhD
      Associate Professor, Vice-Chair of Clinical Research, Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine
      BIOGRAPHY
    • MAR 11, 2020 12:00 PM PDT

      PANEL: A Neuroscience-Based Approach to Restoration of Sensorimotor Function After Spinal Cord Injury

      Robert Gaunt, PhD, Michael Boninger, MD, Jennifer Collinger, PhD
      Robert Gaunt, PhD
      Assistant Professor, Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
      BIOGRAPHY
      Michael Boninger, MD
      Tenured Professor & UPMC Endowed Vice Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Senior Medical Directo, Post-Acute Care, Health Service Division, UPMC
      BIOGRAPHY
      Jennifer Collinger, PhD
      Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, Biomedical Engineer, VA R&D Center of Excellence
      BIOGRAPHY
    • MAR 11, 2020 12:00 PM PDT

      PANEL: Thought to action: developing brain machine interfaces to assist individuals with paralysis

      Tyson Aflalo, PhD, Richard Andersen, PhD, Spencer Kellis, PhD, Charles Liu, MD, PhD
      Tyson Aflalo, PhD
      Member of Professional Staff, Executive Director, T&C Brain-Machine Interface Center, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
      BIOGRAPHY
      Richard A. Andersen, PhD
      James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience,T&C Chen Brain-Machine Interface Center Leadership Chair Director, T&C Brain-Machine Interface Center Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
      BIOGRAPHY
      Spencer Kellis, PhD
      Member of Professional Staff, Director of Engineering, T&C Brain-Machine Interface Center, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
      BIOGRAPHY
      Charles Liu, MD, PhD
      Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of the USC Neurorestoration Center, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Chair of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics
      BIOGRAPHY
    • MAR 11, 2020 12:00 PM PDT

      PANEL: Cracking a Neural Circuit's Function Through High-Resolution Physiology, Connectomics, and Computational Modeling

      Emre Aksay, PhD, Mark Goldman, PhD, Sebastian Seung, PhD, Ashwin Vishwanathan, PhD
      Emre Aksay, PhD
      Associate Professor of Computational Neuroscience in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine
      BIOGRAPHY
      Mark Goldman, PhD
      Joel Keizer Chair in Theoretical and Computational Biology at UC Davis, and Professor in the Departments of Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior and the Department of Ophthalmology
      BIOGRAPHY
      Sebastian Seung, PhD
      Anthony B. Evnin Professor in the Neuroscience Institute and Computer Science Department at Princeton University, and Chief Research Scientist at Samsung Electronics
      BIOGRAPHY
      Ashwin Vishwanathan, PhD
      Research Associate at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute
      BIOGRAPHY
    • MAR 11, 2020 1:30 PM PDT

      PANEL: The Neuronal Mechanisms of Human Episodic Memory: a Multidisciplinary Consortium Utilizing Human Single-Neuron Recordings

      Adam Mamelak, MD, Ueli Rutishauser, PhD, Gabriel Kreiman, PhD, Jie Zheng, PhD
      Adam Mamelak, MD
      Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery and Co-director of the Pituitary Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
      BIOGRAPHY
      Ueli Rutishauser, PhD
      Board of Governors Chair in Neuroscience, Director, Human Neurophysiology Research, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Neurology & Biomedical Sciences, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
      BIOGRAPHY
      Gabriel Kreiman, PhD
      Professor at Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital and leads the Executive Function/Memory module in the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
      BIOGRAPHY
      Jie Zheng, PhD
      Research Fellow at Kreiman Lab, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
      BIOGRAPHY
    • MAR 11, 2020 1:30 PM PDT

      PANEL: Dissecting the circuit logics in the amygdala underlying emotional learning

      Bo Li, Tianyi Mao, Haining Zhong
      Bo Li
      Professor of Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
      BIOGRAPHY
      Tianyi Mao
      Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University
      BIOGRAPHY
      Haining Zhong
      Scientist/Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
      BIOGRAPHY
    • MAR 11, 2020 1:30 PM PDT

      PANEL: Dissecting the circuit logics in the amygdala underlying emotional learning (copy)

      Bo Li, Tianyi Mao, Haining Zhong
      Bo Li
      Professor of Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
      BIOGRAPHY
      Tianyi Mao
      Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University
      BIOGRAPHY
      Haining Zhong
      Scientist/Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
      BIOGRAPHY
    • MAR 11, 2020 3:00 PM PDT

      PANEL: A Team Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Understanding the Neural Circuit Dynamics Underlying Working Memory and Decision-Making

      Carlos Brody, PhD, Ben Engelhard, PhD, Stephen Keeley, PhD, Marlies Oostland, PhD, Lucas Pinto, MD, PhD, Adrian Wanner, PhD, Ilana Witten, PhD
      Carlos Brody, PhD
      Wilbur H. Gantz III '59 Professor of Neuroscience, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
      BIOGRAPHY
      Ben Engelhard, PhD
      Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
      BIOGRAPHY
      Stephen Keeley, PhD
      Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
      BIOGRAPHY
      Marlies Oostland, PhD
      Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the labs of Prof. Sam Wang at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and Prof. Michael Brecht at the Humboldt University
      BIOGRAPHY
      Lucas Pinto, MD, PhD
      Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
      BIOGRAPHY
      Adrian Wanner, PhD
      CV Starr Fellow at Princeton University
      BIOGRAPHY
      Ilana Witten, PhD
      Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Princeton
    • Resource and Tool Development
    • MAR 11, 2020 3:00 PM PDT

      PANEL: Anatomical Characterization of Neuron Cell Types in the Mouse Brain

      Giorgio Ascoli, PhD, Hong-Wei Dong, MD, PhD, Byungkook Lim, PhD
      Giorgio Ascoli, PhD
      University Professor, Bioengineering Department, Volgenau School of Engineering, Neuroscience Program, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, Founding Editor-in-Chief, Neuroinformatics
      BIOGRAPHY
      Hong-Wei Dong, MD, PhD
      Professor of Neurology, Physiology & Neuroscience, Director, Center for Integrative Connectomics, USC Mark and Marry Stevens Neuroimaging & Informatics Institute, Keck School of Medicine, USC
      BIOGRAPHY
      Byungkook Lim, PhD
      Assistant Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, Neurobiology, University of California, San Diego
      BIOGRAPHY

Speakers


  • Walter Koroshetz, MD
    Walter Koroshetz, MD

    Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Dario Alessi, FRS FMedSci FRSE
    Dario Alessi, FRS FMedSci FRSE

    Director, Professor of Signal Transduction, University of Dundee

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tyson Aflalo, PhD
    Tyson Aflalo, PhD

    Member of Professional Staff, Executive Director, T&C Brain-Machine Interface Center, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Richard A. Andersen, PhD
    Richard A. Andersen, PhD

    James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience,T&C Chen Brain-Machine Interface Center Leadership Chair Director, T&C Brain-Machine Interface Center Division of Biology and Biological Engineering

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Shana M. Augustin, PhD
    Shana M. Augustin, PhD

    Research fellow, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Giorgio Ascoli, PhD
    Giorgio Ascoli, PhD

    University Professor, Bioengineering Department, Volgenau School of Engineering, Neuroscience Program, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, Founding Editor-in-Chief, Neuroinformatics

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Emre Aksay, PhD
    Emre Aksay, PhD

    Associate Professor of Computational Neuroscience in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Anthony Azevedo, PhD
    Anthony Azevedo, PhD

    Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington School of Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Comfort A. Boateng, PhD
    Comfort A. Boateng, PhD

    Assistant Professor, High Point University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Michael Boninger, MD
    Michael Boninger, MD

    Tenured Professor & UPMC Endowed Vice Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Senior Medical Directo, Post-Acute Care, Health Service Division, UPMC

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Luke Brezovec
    Luke Brezovec

    Graduate student, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Stanford University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Carlos Brody, PhD
    Carlos Brody, PhD

    Wilbur H. Gantz III '59 Professor of Neuroscience, Princeton Neuroscience Institute

    BIOGRAPHY
  • György Buzsáki, PhD
    György Buzsáki, PhD

    Biggs Professor of Neuroscience, NYU School of Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Cynthia Chestek, PhD
    Cynthia Chestek, PhD

    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience and Robotics, University of Michigan

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jennifer Collinger, PhD
    Jennifer Collinger, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, Biomedical Engineer, VA R&D Center of Excellence

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Michael Dickinson, PhD
    Michael Dickinson, PhD

    Abe and Zarem Professor of Biology and Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Hong-Wei Dong, MD, PhD
    Hong-Wei Dong, MD, PhD

    Professor of Neurology, Physiology & Neuroscience, Director, Center for Integrative Connectomics, USC Mark and Marry Stevens Neuroimaging & Informatics Institute, Keck School of Medicine, USC

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ben Engelhard, PhD
    Ben Engelhard, PhD

    Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Florian Engert, PhD
    Florian Engert, PhD

    Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Adrienne Fairhall, PhD
    Adrienne Fairhall, PhD

    Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and adjunct in the Departments of Physics and Applied Mathematics, University of Washington

    BIOGRAPHY
  • William Frost, PhD
    William Frost, PhD

    Director of the Center for Brain Function and Repair and Professor and Chair of Cell Biology and Anatomy at The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tim Gardner
    Tim Gardner

    Associate Professor and Robert and Leona Chair in Neuroengineering at the Knight Campus, University of Oregon

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Robert Gaunt, PhD
    Robert Gaunt, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mark Goldman, PhD
    Mark Goldman, PhD

    Joel Keizer Chair in Theoretical and Computational Biology at UC Davis, and Professor in the Departments of Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior and the Department of Ophthalmology

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Luis Gomez, PhD
    Luis Gomez, PhD

    Post-doctoral associate, Duke University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Wayne Goodman, MD
    Wayne Goodman, MD

    D.C and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Michael T. Heneka, PhD
    Michael T. Heneka, PhD

    Director of the Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gerontopsychiatry at the University of Bonn, Germany

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Clare Howard, PhD
    Clare Howard, PhD

    MD/PhD Student, Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sebastian Illes, PhD
    Sebastian Illes, PhD

    Director of CNS research,Cellectricon AB

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Paul Katz, PhD
    Paul Katz, PhD

    Professor and Director of Neurosciences, Neuroscience & Behavior Graduate Program, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Stephen Keeley, PhD
    Stephen Keeley, PhD

    Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Spencer Kellis, PhD
    Spencer Kellis, PhD

    Member of Professional Staff, Director of Engineering, T&C Brain-Machine Interface Center, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Gabriel Kreiman, PhD
    Gabriel Kreiman, PhD

    Professor at Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital and leads the Executive Function/Memory module in the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Rachel E. Lackie, HBSc.
    Rachel E. Lackie, HBSc.

    PhD Candidate in Neuroscience, Robarts Research Institute, The University of Western Ontario

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Bo Li
    Bo Li

    Professor of Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD
    Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD

    Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Byungkook Lim, PhD
    Byungkook Lim, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, Neurobiology, University of California, San Diego

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Charles Liu, MD, PhD
    Charles Liu, MD, PhD

    Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of the USC Neurorestoration Center, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Chair of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Carlos Lois, MD, PhD
    Carlos Lois, MD, PhD

    Research Professor in Neurobiology at the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ariel Louwrier, PhD
    Ariel Louwrier, PhD

    President StressMarq Biosciences Inc.

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Attila Losonczy
    Attila Losonczy

    Professor of Neuroscience in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute Columbia University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Deidre Lyons, PhD
    Deidre Lyons, PhD

    Assistant Professor at the University of California San Diego at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Vince Lyzinski, PhD, B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Sc.E.
    Vince Lyzinski, PhD, B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Sc.E.

    Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland in the Department of Mathematics

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Josh Mahlios, PhD
    Josh Mahlios, PhD

    Senior Marketing Product Manager, Miltenyi Biotec

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Adam Mamelak, MD
    Adam Mamelak, MD

    Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery and Co-director of the Pituitary Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Tianyi Mao
    Tianyi Mao

    Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marlies Oostland, PhD
    Marlies Oostland, PhD

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the labs of Prof. Sam Wang at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and Prof. Michael Brecht at the Humboldt University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Emily Palmer
    Emily Palmer

    Graduate Student, Graduate Aeronautics Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lucas Pinto, MD, PhD
    Lucas Pinto, MD, PhD

    Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD
    Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD

    Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology and affiliated faculty in Bioengineering and Neuroscience, UCLA Medical Center & UCLA Brain Research Institute

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marco A.M. Prado, PhD
    Marco A.M. Prado, PhD

    Canada Research Chair in Neurochemistry of Dementia, Scientist, Robarts Research Institute, Professor Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Kanaka Rajan, PhD
    Kanaka Rajan, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience & Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sasha Rayshubskiy
    Sasha Rayshubskiy

    Post-doctoral associate, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ueli Rutishauser, PhD
    Ueli Rutishauser, PhD

    Board of Governors Chair in Neuroscience, Director, Human Neurophysiology Research, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Neurology & Biomedical Sciences, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Lauren R. Sankary, JD, MA
    Lauren R. Sankary, JD, MA

    Neuroethics Staff, Neurological Institute, Associate Director, Neuroethics Program, Center for Bioethics, Cleveland Clinic Center for Bioethics

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mark J. Schnitzer
    Mark J. Schnitzer

    Professor, Departments of Biology & Applied Physics Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Stanford University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sebastian Seung, PhD
    Sebastian Seung, PhD

    Anthony B. Evnin Professor in the Neuroscience Institute and Computer Science Department at Princeton University, and Chief Research Scientist at Samsung Electronics

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Mikhail G. Shapiro, PhD
    Mikhail G. Shapiro, PhD

    Professor of Chemical Engineering, Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute, California Institute of Technology

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Sameer Anil Sheth, MD, PhD
    Sameer Anil Sheth, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor, Vice-Chair of Clinical Research, Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ivan Soltesz
    Ivan Soltesz

    Professor, Stanford University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Haim Sompolinsky
    Haim Sompolinsky

    Professor of Physics and Neuroscience at Hebrew University and Director of Swartz Program in Theoretical Neuroscience at Harvard University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Nanthia Suthana, PhD
    Nanthia Suthana, PhD

    Assistant Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Marie P. Suver, PhD
    Marie P. Suver, PhD

    Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU Neuroscience Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ashwin Vishwanathan, PhD
    Ashwin Vishwanathan, PhD

    Research Associate at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Adrian Wanner, PhD
    Adrian Wanner, PhD

    CV Starr Fellow at Princeton University

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Ilana Witten, PhD
    Ilana Witten, PhD

    Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Princeton

  • Jie Zheng, PhD
    Jie Zheng, PhD

    Research Fellow at Kreiman Lab, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    BIOGRAPHY
  • Haining Zhong
    Haining Zhong

    Scientist/Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University

    BIOGRAPHY
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  • Karen David, PhD

    Karen David currently oversees the Circuits and Integrated Approaches portfolio of the BRAIN initiative. She joined the Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience cluster in 2013. Over the years, she has served the BRAIN Initiative in various capacities, including as Project Officer ...

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  • Kristin Dupre, PhD

    Dr. Kristin Dupre serves as a Scientific Content and Communication Strategist in the Office of Scientific Liaison (OSL) at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). OSL aims to provide a seamless flow of information on NINDS research advances and ...

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  • Hsiao Yu (Christina) Fang, PhD

    Dr. Hsiao Yu (Christina) Fang is a Scientific Program Manager in the NINDS Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster. She earned her B.S. from National Tsing Hua University, and a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Cambridge. Under the guidance of Prof. Alfonso ...

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  • James Gnadt, PhD

    Dr. Jim Gnadt, NINDS Program Director in Systems and Computational Neuroscience and Team Lead for the NIH BRAIN Integrative and Quantitative Approaches, has worked in systems and cognitive neuroscience and neuroengineering for over 35 years. He has held his current position at ...

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  • Nina Hsu, PhD

    Dr. Nina Hsu is as a Health Science Policy Analyst in the Office of Scientific Liaison at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at NIH, where she helps to provide a seamless flow of information on NINDS research advances and initiatives to various ...

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  • Ariel Louwrier

    President & CEO of StressMarq Biosciences Inc., a research reagent company with primary product lines in neurodegenerative diseases and cellular stress based in Victoria (BC), Canada. Successful Senior Scientific Business Executive with demonstrated expertise growing markets ...

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  • S. Alex Marshall, PhD

    Dr. Marshall is an Assistant Professor in the department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. He was previously in the Basic Pharmaceutical Science Department in High Point University's Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy. He ...

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  • Paul Mathews

    Dr. Paul J. Mathews received his bachelors degree from the University of Oregon where he studied invertebrate behavioral plasticity in the lab of Dr. Nathan Tublitz. He received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Texas at Austin under the mentorship of Dr. Nace ...

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