Speakers

  • Jeremy Schmahmann, MD
    Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School Founding Director, Ataxia Unit Cognitive Behavioral Neurology Unit Director, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Biography
      Jeremy D. Schmahmann, M.D. is Founding Director of the MGH Ataxia Unit, a member of the Cognitive Behavioral Neurology Unit, and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School (HMS). He graduated with distinction from the University of Cape Town, winning the Nestle Prize (pediatrics) and Wilfrid Exner Bauman Prize (best student). After residency in the Boston City Hospital Neurological Unit, and fellowship in the Boston University School of Medicine Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, he joined the MGH faculty in 1989. He has been cited in The Best Doctors in America since 1996, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, and the American Neuropsychiatric Association, member of the National Ataxia Foundation medical research advisory board, the Cerebellar Research Consortium, and the Multiple System Atrophy Global Working Group. Dr. Schmahmann won the 2000 Norman Geschwind Prize from the American Academy of Neurology and Behavioral Neurology Society for pioneering research on the cerebellum and cognition, the 2008 Distinguished Neurology Teacher Award from the American Neurological Association, and the 2013 Special Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching in from HMS. His neurological and neuroanatomical research has been funded by NIH and private foundations. Dr. Schmahmann was a Founding Co-Director of the HMS Dementia Course, and has over 180 publications in peer-reviewed journals and academic texts. He has authored and edited 5 books: The Cerebellum and Cognition (Academic Press), MRI Atlas of the Human Cerebellum (Academic Press), Fiber Pathways of the Brain (Oxford University Press), Cerebellar Disorders in Children (Mac Keith Press), and Handbook of the Cerebellum and Cerebellar Disorders (Springer).
    • Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD
      Warren M. Zapol Prof. of Anaesthesia Harvard Medical School, Prof. of Computational Neuroscience MIT, Director, Neuroscience Statistics Research Laboratory, Anesthetist, Massachusetts General
      Biography
        Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D. is the Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School, a Professor of Computational Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Brown is the Director of the Neuroscience Statistics Research Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the co-director of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and an associate director of M.I.T.'s Institute for Medical Engineering & Science.[1] Brown also works as a doctor in the department of anesthesiology, critical care and pain medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.[2] In 2007, Brown was one of the recipients of the National Institutes of Health Director's Pioneer Award.[3] Brown is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
      • Maria Chahrour, PhD
        Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
        Biography
          Maria Chahrour, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at the Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from the American University of Beirut prior to attending the University of North Texas for a graduate degree in Forensic Genetics and Baylor College of Medicine for a Ph.D. in Molecular and Human Genetics. She later joined Harvard Medical school and Boston Children's Hospital as a postdoctoral fellow and worked there as an instructor in the Division of Genetics and Genomics. Her most recent work focuses on identifying novel genes in autism spectrum disorder and deciphering the molecular mechanisms underlying the disease, with a specific interest in leveraging shared ancestry and genomics to identify recessively inherited mutations and modeling these mutations in mouse.
        • Aurelio Cortese, PhD
          Researcher, ATR Institute International
          Biography
            Aurelio received his MSc degree from the Life Sciences and Technologies faculty at EPFL in Switzerland (2012), while spending one year at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich working on mice models of Alzheimer's disease and depression. He then moved to Japan, where he obtained his PhD (2016) under the joint supervision of Mitsuo Kawato at ATR (Kyoto, Japan) and Hakwan Lau at UCLA (CA, USA). Since then he has worked on confidence and awareness using a combination of beahvioral modeling, machine learning and multivariate aproaches to functional magnetic resonance imaging. Throughout, he has collaborated with Kaoru Amano at the Center for Information and Neural Networks (Osaka, Japan). He is now a researcher at ATR working with Mitsuo Kawato, with ongoing collaborations with Hakwan Lau's Lab at UCLA and Hong Kong University, and with Benedetto de Martino at UCL/Wellcome Trust (London, UK).
          • Mauro Copelli, PhD
            Associate Professor of Physics, Federal University of Pernambuco
          • Michela Fagiolini, PhD
            Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital
            Biography
              Dr. Fagiolini received her M.S. in Biological Sciences from University of Pisa, Italy and her Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in Physiology at the University of California, San Francisco under the mentorship of Dr. Michael P. Stryker, she joined the Laboratory for Neuronal Circuit Development at the Brain Science Institute in Japan. There she began a productive collaboration with Dr. Takao K. Hensch.
            • Archan Ganguly, PhD
              Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego
            • Inbal Israely, PhD
              Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University Medical Center
              Biography
                Dr. Israely received her BSc degree in Molecular Biology at the University of California, San Diego, in 1996. After working for a short while in the field of eukaryotic gene expression, she wanted to understand how the regulation of single proteins could lead to changes in brain function. She began her graduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the laboratory of Dr. Xin Liu and in collaboration with Dr. Alcino Silva, to study the role of a neural specific adhesion protein in cognitive function. After completing her PhD in 2004, Dr. Israely joined Susumu Tonegawa's lab at MIT, where, using two-photon imaging and glutamate uncaging, she examined long lasting changes at individual synapses upon activity. In 2009, she moved to Portugal to start her own group in the Champalimaud Neuroscience Program.
              • Stephen Lomber, PhD
                Canada Research Chair in Brain Plasticity and Development, Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology and Psychology, University of Western Ontario
                Biography
                  Stephen G. Lomber, Ph.D. is a Professor of Physiology and Psychology at the University of Western Ontario (Canada) where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Brain Plasticity and Development. Dr. Lomber holds degrees in Neurobiology from the University of Rochester (B.Sc.) and the Boston University School of Medicine (Ph.D.). Dr. Lomber directs the Cerebral Systems Laboratory (www.cerebralsystems.ca) and is a Principal Investigator in the Canadian National Centre for Audiology and the Brain and Mind Institute. Dr. Lomber's lab uses an integrated approach of psychophysics, electrophysiological recording, neuroanatomical techniques, and functional imaging to examine processing in the auditory cortex. The lab has pioneered the use of focal cooling to reversibly deactivate regions of the cerebrum. Work in his lab examines cortical plasticity in the presence and absence of acoustic input, and following the initiation of auditory processing through the means of cochlear prosthetics.
                • Chiara Manzini, PhD
                  Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, and Integrative Systems Biology, GW insitute for Neuroscience
                  Biography
                    M. Chiara Manzini is a human geneticist and cell biologist whose laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms of brain development. Her group at the George Washington University, identified disease-causing mutations in families affected by brain malformations, intellectual disability and autism. She uses both zebrafish and mouse models to study the cellular function of these disease genes. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Pavia in Italy, a PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior from Columbia University in New York City, and completed postdoctoral training in neurogenetics at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston. She joined the GWU faculty in 2013.
                  • Paul Mathews, PhD
                    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UCLA
                    Biography
                      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 Golding. Dr. Mathews work focused on understanding how the biophysical properties of specific voltage-gated ion channels in an auditory brainstem nuclei contribute to their capacity to make sub-millisecond computations necessary for low frequency sound localization. For the past several years Dr. Mathews has been working at UCLA under the mentorship of Dr. Tom Otis where he is currently working to uncover the cerebellar circuit mechanisms that underlie motor learning and memory. To do this Dr. Mathews is utilizing a multifaceted approach that includes both in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics, advanced optics, histology, and behavioral manipulations to make links between cerebellar circuit activity and motor output in rodent models. He is currently on the job market looking for a tenured track assistant professor position.
                    • Kelly Miller, PhD
                      Application Scientist, NanoString Technologies, Inc.
                    • Brian Odegaard
                      Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, University of California, Los Angeles
                      Biography
                        Brian Odegaard received his Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience in 2015 at UCLA, having applied Bayesian computational models to investigate how selective attention, sensory recalibration, and spatial biases influence multisensory processing. Upon finishing his doctoral work, he became a post-doctoral researcher in the Consciousness and Metacognition laboratory at UCLA under the guidance of Dr. Hakwan Lau, and he currently holds a secondary affiliation as a visiting researcher in the Department of Decoded Neurofeedback at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International in Kyoto, Japan, under the supervision of Dr. Kazuhisa Shibata and Dr. Mitsuo Kawato. His current research program uses a combination of behavior, computational modeling, machine learning, neurophysiology, and neuroimaging methods to understand high-level sensory processes. His recent work has focused on three main areas: (1) combining rigorous psychophysics with primate neurophysiology to decode neural signatures of perceptual confidence in several brain regions of interest; (2) applying decoded neurofeedback techniques with perceptual illusions to probe the neuroanatomical locus of perceptual consciousness; (3) Using computational models to better understand the principles underlying sensory integration. His goal is to develop an interdisciplinary approach to answer important questions about perceptual metacognition, attention, integration, peripheral vision, and consciousness.
                      • Megan Peters, PhD
                        Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles
                        Biography
                          Dr. Peters received her Ph.D. in computational cognitive neuroscience from UCLA in 2014. Her research aims to reveal how the brain represents and uses uncertainty and uncertain information to perform probabilistic computations that produce adaptive behavior, perception, and awareness. Dr. Peters uses neuroimaging, computational modeling, machine learning and neural stimulation techniques to study these topics.
                        • Natalie Rasgon, MD, PhD
                          Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director, Center for Neuroscience in Women's Health, Stanford University School of Medicine
                          Biography
                            Dr. Rasgon is a Professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University's School of Medicine. She began her distinguished career at Odessa Medical Institute and UCLA School of Medicine, and in 2002, she established the Center for Neuroscience in Women's Health at Stanford University. Dr. Rasgon is considered a renowned expert in neuroendocrinology and women's mental health. Dr. Rasgon is the author of more than 160 peer-reviewed publications, 25 book chapters, and is a reviewer for 30 professional journals. Her predominant research focus has been on neuroendocrine correlates in various models of affective and cognitive neuroscience, the treatment of bipolar disorder in women, the use of hormonal interventions during menopause and the effects on mood and cognitive function, and the interplay between endocrine function and aging.
                          • Animesh Ray, PhD
                            Professor, Keck Graduate Institute
                            Biography
                              Professor Ray earned his PhD in microbial genetics from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His PhD research led to the identification of a gene for efficient plasmid maintenance in Escherichia coli and a method for generating a multi-copy infectious plasmid that is packageable inside a virus coat--an early example of synthetic biology. He subsequently conducted research at the Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon, and the Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, during which periods he developed methods for precise in vivo chromosome engineering in yeast and in an experimental plant. He was an Assistant Professor from 1991 to 1995 and Associate Professor from 1996 to 2001 of Biology at the University of Rochester, New York, and an adjunct associate professor at the University of California, San Diego from 2001 to 2004. He was a visiting professor at the University of Rochester from 2001 to 2004, at Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle in 2009, University of Hyderabad in 2009, and is currently a visiting faculty in California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. Research in his laboratory led to the discovery of the first known maternal effect embryo pattern formation gene in plants. His student, Teresa Golden, cloned a plant gene (DCL1) that later became known as the first member of the Dicer group of genes required for microRNA biogenesis. His PhD student Stephen Schauer identified the remaining known plant Dicer genes (DCL2-4). From 1999 to 2001, while on extended leave of absence from the University of Rochester, Dr. Ray directed research programs on regulation of gene expression and gene targeting at a plant biotechnology start-up company in San Diego. His current research work involve systems biology of Huntington's disease, chromosome instability, non-coding RNAs in cancers, and cancer drug resistance mechanisms. In the late 1990s, Dr. Ray, along with a computer scientist colleague Dr. Mitsunori Ogihara, published a series of papers on experimental and theoretical investigations on designing massively parallel computing devices using solution phase DNA chemistry. Accounts of this research were featured in several news media including the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune and he and Dr. Ogihara were featured in the book One Digital Day: How the Microchip is Changing Our World. He currently teaches courses on molecular systems biology that includes molecular mechanisms of human diseases and pharmacogenomics. He was KGI's faculty chair (2010-2016) and director of KGI's PhD programs (2006-2016).
                            • Terence Sanger, MD, PhD
                              Director, Pediatrics Movement Disorders Program, Division of Neurology, David L. Lee & Simon Ramo Chair in Health Science & Technology, Professor of Child Neurology, USC Keck School of Med.
                              Biography
                                Terence Sanger, MD, PhD, was named the David L. Lee and Simon Ramo Chair in Health Science and Technology at a ceremony Sept. 29 on the Health Sciences Campus at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC. A provost associate professor of biomedical engineering, neurology and biokinesiology at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and Keck School of Medicine of USC, Sanger also is an electrical engineer, computational neuroscientist and child neurologist specializing in research and treatment of movement disorders in children. Sanger is the founder of the USC Health, Technology and Engineering Program and the Sanger Lab, which uses engineering principles to understand childhood movement and to discover new treatments and enabling devices to improve motor function in children with developmental disorders of movement. Lee is a co-founder and managing general partner of Clarity Partners, a private equity firm, and a founding member of the Keck School's Board of Overseers. Ramo was a USC professor and former chief scientist and technical director of the U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile program. He died this year on June 27 at the age of 103.
                              • Rachita Sumbria, PhD
                                Assistant Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy
                                Biography
                                  Dr. Sumbria received a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Pharmaceuticals & Fine Chemicals from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, India in 2005, and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in 2010. At TTUHSC, her research centered on the development of intracerebral microdialysis as an experimental tool to study changes in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability in ischemic stroke. Dr. Sumbria completed her postdoctoral training at the Department of Medicine, blood-brain barrier laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Department of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine from 2011-2014. During her postdoctoral research at UCLA, Dr. Sumbria focused on the problem of the BBB bottleneck in CNS drug delivery. Particularly, her research focused on the use of receptor-mediated transcytosis for non-invasive delivery of biologics across the BBB, and studying their pharmacologic effects in different experimental models of CNS disorders. At UCI, the focus of her research was studying the role of cerebral microbleeds in cerebrovascular diseases like stroke. She joined the Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy as an Assistant Professor in 2014 and is extensively involved in teaching and blood-brain barrier research. Her research is funded by the Alzheimer's Association, Joseph H. Stahlberg Foundation and NIH.
                                • Jill Weimer, PhD
                                  Senior Director of Therapeutic Development and Associate Scientist in Children's Health Research Center, Sanford Research
                                MAR 14 - 15 2018 Opens: 6:00 AM PT
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                                Neuroscience 2018
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                                With a hundred billion neurons, and close to a quadrillion connections between them, the human brain is thought to be the most complex object in research. The field of neuroscience is constantly developing new tools and technologies constantly being developed, the growth of knowledge of the brain is increasing exponentially. Determined to understand how a single organ can control the entire body, neuroscientists work within a much wider scope than ever before, studying the cellular, functional, evolutionary, computational, molecular, cellular and medical aspects of the nervous system.

                                LabRoots is proud to present the 6th Annual world-renowned Neuroscience virtual conference to be broadcast live for free March 14-15, 2018. Neuroscience 2018 aims to help advance knowledge of the brain and nervous system by bringing together research scientists, principal investigators, lab directors, clinicians and medical professionals from around the world to discuss and learn about the latest research and technologies in the field.

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                                Neuroscience 2018 will discuss topics such as:

                                • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
                                • Computational Psychiatry
                                • Neural Basis of Consciousness
                                • Orphan Disease
                                • CNS Disorders

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                                Speakers:
                                • Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School Founding Director, Ataxia Unit Cognitive Behavioral Neurology Unit Director, Massachusetts General Hospital
                                • Warren M. Zapol Prof. of Anaesthesia Harvard Medical School, Prof. of Computational Neuroscience MIT, Director, Neuroscience Statistics Research Laboratory, Anesthetist, Massachusetts General
                                • Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
                                • Researcher, ATR Institute International
                                • Associate Professor of Physics, Federal University of Pernambuco
                                • Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital
                                • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego
                                • Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University Medical Center
                                • Canada Research Chair in Brain Plasticity and Development, Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology and Psychology, University of Western Ontario
                                • Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, and Integrative Systems Biology, GW insitute for Neuroscience
                                • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UCLA
                                • Application Scientist, NanoString Technologies, Inc.
                                • Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, University of California, Los Angeles
                                • Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles
                                • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director, Center for Neuroscience in Women's Health, Stanford University School of Medicine
                                • Professor, Keck Graduate Institute
                                • Director, Pediatrics Movement Disorders Program, Division of Neurology, David L. Lee & Simon Ramo Chair in Health Science & Technology, Professor of Child Neurology, USC Keck School of Med.
                                • Assistant Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy
                                • Senior Director of Therapeutic Development and Associate Scientist in Children's Health Research Center, Sanford Research

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                                • MAR 14, 2018 07:30 AM PDT
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                                  Keynote Presentation: Ataxia, Dysmetria of Thought, and the Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome
                                • MAR 14, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
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                                  Studying Sex-Specific Signaling to Understand Male Bias in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
                                  Speaker: Chiara Manzini, PhD
                                • MAR 14, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
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                                  Rare Inherited Mutations in Autism Spectrum Disorder
                                  Speaker: Maria Chahrour, PhD
                                • MAR 14, 2018 01:30 PM PDT
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                                  Assessing the Role of Prefrontal Cortex in Consciousness Via a New Metric of Functional Connectivity
                                  Speaker: Megan Peters, PhD
                                • MAR 15, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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                                  Overcoming Hurdles in the Study of Rare Diseases: Innovative Strategies for Novel Therapy Development
                                • MAR 15, 2018 07:30 AM PDT
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                                  Keynote Presentation: The Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain Under General Anesthesia
                                  Speaker: Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD
                                • MAR 15, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
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                                  An Emerging Role of DNA Damage-Repair in Huntington's Disease
                                  Speaker: Animesh Ray, PhD
                                • MAR 15, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
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                                  Investigating Consciousness with Closed-Loop Neural Reinforcement
                                  Speaker: Aurelio Cortese, PhD
                                • MAR 15, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
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                                  Acoustic Experience Alters How You See the World
                                  Speaker: Stephen Lomber, PhD
                                • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
                                • MAR 14, 2018 07:30 AM PDT
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                                  Keynote Presentation: Ataxia, Dysmetria of Thought, and the Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome
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                                  Studying Sex-Specific Signaling to Understand Male Bias in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
                                  Speaker: Chiara Manzini, PhD
                                • MAR 15, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
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                                  Acoustic Experience Alters How You See the World
                                  Speaker: Stephen Lomber, PhD
                                • Autism
                                • MAR 14, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
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                                  Rare Inherited Mutations in Autism Spectrum Disorder
                                  Speaker: Maria Chahrour, PhD
                                • Neural Basis of Consciousness
                                • MAR 14, 2018 01:30 PM PDT
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                                  Assessing the Role of Prefrontal Cortex in Consciousness Via a New Metric of Functional Connectivity
                                  Speaker: Megan Peters, PhD
                                • MAR 15, 2018 07:30 AM PDT
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                                  Keynote Presentation: The Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain Under General Anesthesia
                                  Speaker: Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD
                                • MAR 15, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
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                                  Investigating Consciousness with Closed-Loop Neural Reinforcement
                                  Speaker: Aurelio Cortese, PhD
                                • Orphan Disease
                                • MAR 15, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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                                  Overcoming Hurdles in the Study of Rare Diseases: Innovative Strategies for Novel Therapy Development
                                • CNS Disorders
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                                  An Emerging Role of DNA Damage-Repair in Huntington's Disease
                                  Speaker: Animesh Ray, PhD
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                                • Anthony Grace, PhD

                                  Dr. Anthony A. Grace is a Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University School of Medicine with Dr. Benjamin S. Bunney and had postdoctoral ...

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                                • Ottavio Arancio MD, Ph.D

                                  Dr. Ottavio Arancio received his Ph.D and M.D. from the University of Pisa (Italy). From 1981 to 1986 he took residency training in Neurology at the University of Verona (Italy). Dr. Arancio has held Faculty appointments at Columbia University, NYU School of Medicine and at ...

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                                • Szczepan Baran, VMD, MS

                                  Dr. Szczepan Baran is the Global Head, Animal Welfare and Compliance Training at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. Dr. Baran received a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Delaware, a Veterinary Medical Doctoral degree from the ...

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                                • Ulrich Hengst, PhD

                                  Dr. Ulrich Hengst studied biochemistry at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, and conducted his graduate research at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland, in the group of Prof. Denis Monard. In 2003 he received his PhD from the ...

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                                • Suzanne Haber, PhD

                                  Dr. Haber's research focuses on the neural network underlying learning and decision-making that leads to action plan development. The cortico-basal ganglia-thalamic system is central to this network and comprises a diverse group of structures involved in reward and motivation ...

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                                • Paul Mathews, PhD

                                  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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                                • Philip Mitchell, AM, MB BS (Hons I), MD, FRANZCP, FRCPsych

                                  Philip Mitchell is Scientia Professor and Head of the School of Psychiatry at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia; Member, Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Research Committee; Vice-President (Governance), International Society for Bipolar ...

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                                • Kim Quang Do, PhD

                                  Following a career in basic research in chemistry, molecular biology and neurobiology (glutatmate and nitric oxide transmission, neuro Research Institute (Zurich University), I moved towards "bench to bed" research at the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience (Department of ...

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                                • Ahmad Salehi, MD, PhD

                                  Ahmad Salehi, M.D., Ph.D. is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford Medical School and the Director of the Translational Laboratory at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in California. He obtained his MD in Tehran, Iran ...

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                                • Katerina Venderova, PharmD, PhD

                                  Dr. Katerina Venderova obtained her master's and doctorate degrees in pharmacy, and her PhD in Toxicology from Charles University in the Czech Republic. She then received a fellowship from the Parkinson Society Canada and pursued her postdoctoral training at Toronto Western ...

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                                • Stephanie Willerth, PhD

                                  Dr. Willerth currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Victoria where she is dually appointed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Division of Medical Sciences. Her research group investigates how to engineer neural tissue ...

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                                • Josh Burk

                                  Professor Burk received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of California-Davis, an M.A. and Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Ohio State University. He joined the William & Mary faculty in ...

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                                • Megan Peters

                                  Dr. Peters received her Ph.D. in computational cognitive neuroscience from UCLA in 2014. Her research aims to reveal how the brain represents and uses uncertainty and uncertain information to perform probabilistic computations that produce adaptive behavior, perception, and ...

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                                • Valerie Voon, MD, PhD

                                  Valerie Voon is a neuropsychiatrist and neuroscientist at the University of Cambridge. She is a Medical Research Council Senior Clinical Fellow. She completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Toronto, a research fellowship at the National Institute of Neurological ...

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                                • Rowshanak Hashemiyoon, PhD

                                  Dr. Rowshanak Hashemiyoon is the head of the Human Brain and Behavior Laboratory in the Department of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University Hospital of Cologne in Germany. Her work unites scientific research with clinical care. It focuses on identifying the ...

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                                Supported Configurations

                                • Operating System Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari
                                  Vista IE8+ FF10+ Chrome15+
                                  Windows 7 IE8+ FF10+ Chrome15+
                                  Windows 8 IE10 FF10+ Chrome15+
                                  Mac OS X   FF10+ Chrome15+ Safari5.1+
                                • Cookie settings: session cookies enabled
                                • Browser configuration must have JavaScript enabled
                                • Adobe Flash player 10.2 or later

                                To watch our webinars and virtual events a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or an updated version of Internet Explorer is required.

                                Internet Connection

                                • A minimum of 100Kbps is recommended for audio-only events
                                • A minimum of 300Kbps is recommended for speaker on-video events

                                Computer Equipment

                                • Screen Resolution: Minimum 1024x768
                                • Video Card: 65,000 colors minimum
                                • Sound card and speakers (or headphones) for hearing webcast in full format
                                • Audio Card: 16-bit minimum
                                • RAM: 512MB of free RAM

                                Firewall Protocol

                                • HTTP on port 80 or HTTPS on port 443
                                • Adobe RTMP on port 1935, 80, or 443 with automatic fall-back to RTMPT (RTMP tunneling) on ports 1935, 80 or 443
                                • RTMPE (RTMP encrypted) on ports 1935, 80 or 443

                                Work-At-Home Attendees

                                • If a corporate VPN is used, confirm that your network traffic is not directed over the company VPN. If it is, please turn off the VPN while attending the virtual event.

                                For A Seamless Experience

                                When using a mobile device, FREE Mobile Apps are available:

                                - For viewing Webinars:

                                - For viewing Virtual Events

                                Attendee Guide

                                • To learn more about how the virtual event works for attendees, download the Attendee Guide (PDF).

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                                Continuing Education (CME/CE) Support

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