Speakers

  • 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.
    • Jeremy Schmahmann, MD
      Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School Founding Director, Ataxia Unit Cognitive Behavioral Neurology Unit Director, Massachusetts General Hospital
      Biography
        Dr. Schmahmann is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and a Neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he is the Founding Director (1994) of the Ataxia Unit, Director of the Laboratory for Neuroanatomy and Cerebellar Neurobiology, and a member of the Cognitive Behavioral Neurology Unit. His research and clinical practice focuses on the neurology and basic science of the ataxias and other cerebellar disorders, and he has pioneered the role of the cerebellum in cognition and emotion. Dr. Schmahmann graduated with distinction from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, completed residency in the Neurological Unit of Boston City Hospital, and postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, and the American Neuropsychiatric Association of which he is Immediate Past President. He is a member of the Medical and Scientific Research Advisory Board of the National Ataxia Foundation, the Cerebellar Research Consortium for the Study of Cerebellar Ataxias, and on the Executive of the Society for Research on the Cerebellum and Ataxias. He has authored over 200 papers, chapters and clinical contributions, and written or edited 6 books. His awards include the Norman Geschwind Prize from the American Academy of Neurology and the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology, the Distinguished Neurology Teacher Award of the American Neurological Association, the Special Prize for Sustained Excellent in Teaching from, Harvard Medical School, and many visiting professorships. He has been cited in The Best Doctors in America since 1996.
      • Emad Eskandar, MD, MBA
        Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
        Biography
          Dr. Emad Nader Eskandar, MD, is a Professor and Chairman in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. He attended and graduated from University Of California, California College Of Medicine in 1993, having over 25 years of diverse experience, especially in Neurosurgery.
        • Larry Benowitz, PhD
          Professor of Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Neurosurgical Innovation and Research Endowed Professor, Boston Children's Hospital
          Biography
            Larry Benowitz holds the Neurosurgical Innovation and Research Professorship at Boston Children's Hospital, and is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. Larry received his PhD from Caltech with Nobel Laureate Roger Sperry and did postdoctoral fellowships at MIT and Harvard Medical School before joining the Harvard faculty, where he has worked for many years studying plasticity and regeneration of CNS connections, with a particular emphasis on the regeneration of the optic nerve. In the past decade, his group has studied the role of inflammation, oncomodulin and the protein kinase Mst3b in optic nerve regeneration, the role of TNF-alpha in animal models of glaucoma, the role of inosine in rewiring neural connections after stroke and spinal cord injury, combinatorial therapies to promote the rewiring of connections between the eye and the brain, and most recently, the role of zinc dysregulation and intra-retinal communication networks in controlling outcome after optic nerve injury. Dr. Benowitz has mentored many students and postdoctoral fellows and is first- or senior author on over 150 papers, reviews and book chapters. He was named by Scientific American as one of the 50 leaders of the year in science and technology in 2006, and more recently was awarded the Lewis Rudin Prize for "the most significant scholarly article on glaucoma published in a peer-reviewed journal in the prior calendar year".
          • 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
                Biography
                  Mauro Copelli is a theoretical physicist who has worked on the applications of techniques from Statistical Mechanics and Nonlinear Dynamics to the understanding of collective behavior of neural networks. He and his collaborators have studied how collective neural phenomena can account for information processing in sensory systems, having emphasized that coding of incoming physical stimuli can be optimized if the system is in a critical state. This interdisciplinary research theme has fostered his collaborations with theoretical physicists and experimental neuroscientists. He has also worked on the application of complex graphs to speech, a technique that has shown potential for automated psychiatric diagnosis. He obtained his undergraduate and MSc Physics degrees from the University of São Paulo in Brazil, a PhD in Physics from Hasselt University in Belgium and completed postdoctoral training in Physics at the University of California in San Diego and the Fluminense Federal University in Niterói, Brazil. He joined the faculty at the UFPE Physics Department in 2002.
                • Ryan Donnelly
                  Product Manager, Canon Biomedical
                  Biography
                    Ryan Donnelly received his Master's in Molecular Biotechnology, from George Washington University. He has experience throughout the product marketing life cycle; from uncovering unmet user needs, through product development, and ultimately launch and promotional activities. Ryan has nearly 10 years experience in life sciences marketing with a heavy focus in molecular biology and related fields. At Canon BioMedical his focus is on the supporting the Novallele copy number and genotyping assay product lines for researchers in the life science community.
                  • Archan Ganguly, PhD
                    Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego
                    Biography
                      Archan Ganguly received his graduate training as an electrophysiologist at Ohio University. His graduate work revealed the role of cAMP signaling on modulating inhibitory synaptic plasticity in Drosophila neurons and shows how inhibition is altered in learning and memory mutants. After completing graduate school, Archan started working as a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Subhojit Roy's lab at University of California San Diego. In the Roy lab, he unraveled the mechanisms by which several proteins required to facilitate synaptic plasticity are transported to distal pre-synaptic botuons along axons. After a highly productive stint in the Roy lab, Archan is now a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Susan Ackerman at University of California San Diego. In the Ackerman lab, he is utilizing his training as an electrophysiologist to examine changes in synaptic transmission in mouse models of neurodegeneration.
                    • Michael Hendrickson
                      Project Manager, BrainXell, Inc.
                      Biography
                        Mr. Hendrickson has worked for over a dozen years in the biotech industry, half of which in CNS drug development. He has a background in a range of neuroscience techniques, including rodent and human neuronal culture, as well as high-end microscopy. Currently, he provides technical support and customer interface for neuron and glia products from BrainXell.
                      • Jeremy Lehmann
                        Product Specialist Functional Genomics, MilliporeSigma
                        Biography
                          Jeremy Lehmann specializes in gRNA design, donor creation and screening assay development in his current role as a MilliporeSigma CRISPR Product Specialist. With ten years of genome editing experience, he first worked with human and mouse ES and IPS cells performing targeted integration and generating reporter cell lines and then moved into R&D in the ADME/Toxicology field developing genetically modified primary cells for use in cell based assays for the pharmaceutical industry.
                        • 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 Institute 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
                              Investigator, LA BioMed & Assistant Professor of Neurology, 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.
                                Biography
                                  Kelly completed her Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 2008. She moved abroad to do her Post doc at Charité Medical University in Berlin, Germany. In 2015 she started as a Research Scientist at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research before joining NanoString as a Field Applications Scientist in 2016.
                                • Brian Odegaard, PhD
                                  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, 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).
                                        • Tomas Ros, PhD
                                          Researcher, Department of Fundamental Neurosciences, University of Geneva
                                          Biography
                                            During his PhD at University of London, Tomas used transcranial magnetic stimulation to probe for the plastic effects of neurofeedback, showing for the first time cortical excitability changes directly after a training session. During his postdoc at University of Western Ontario, he uncovered that alpha-desynchronizing neurofeedback leads to correlated reductions in mind-wandering. This led to the first translational study investigating this protocol's impact on patients with PTSD, revealing a positive effect on well-being and a plastic modulation of key brain networks. Currently at the University of Geneva, Tomas is investigating the impact of neurofeedback on neurological and psychiatric disorders within the framework of critical brain dynamics.
                                          • Anthony Saporita, PhD
                                            Senior Scientist, MilliporeSigma
                                            Biography
                                              Dr. Saporita has over 15 years of experience in protein biochemistry and assay development. He earned his B.S. from University of Missouri and Ph.D. from Northwestern University and received postdoctoral training at Washington University in Saint Louis. As part of the Research & Development team at MilliporeSigma, Dr. Saporita designs new immunoassay kits for protein biomarker detection for several research categories including neuroscience, toxicity, and cell signaling.
                                            • 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
                                                Biography
                                                  Dr. Jill Weimer is a developmental neuroscientist and oversees the management and continued development of the Children's Health Research Center at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She started at Sanford Research in 2009 as an associate scientist, and her research program focuses on the division and differentiation of neural stem cells in the developing brain and how disruption in these processes can lead to a whole host of neural pediatric disorders, including Batten's disease. Dr. Weimer grew up in north central Missouri and moved to upstate New York where she received her bachelor's degree and Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. She completed her postdoctoral training in the Neuroscience Research Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a focus on developmental neuroscience. Dr. Weimer is also very active in education and the community. In addition to her role at Sanford Research, she is an associate professor at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and South Dakota State University's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She co-founded The Sanford PROMISE (Program for the Midwest Initiative in Science Exploration) and the It's All About Science Festival. Dr. Weimer serves on a number of educational/community boards including for the South Dakota Innovative Lab and the Kirby Science Discovery Center and the Washington Pavilion's Board of Trustees. Her husband Jarrett works as a nuclear engineer for Exelon Power.
                                                MAR 14 - 15 2018
                                                Neuroscience 2018
                                                20 91 12025

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                                                Speakers included Harvard professors Dr. Jeremy D. Schmahmann, Dr. Emery Brown, and Dr. Larry Benowitz; Albert Einstein College of Medicine professor and chairman Emad Eskander, Stanford professor Dr. Natalie Rasgon, USC professor Dr. Terence D. Sanger; and Federal University of Pernambuco professor Dr. Mauro Copelli.

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                                                • Neurological Disorders
                                                • Computational Psychiatry
                                                • Neural Basis of Consciousness
                                                • Molecular Mechanisms: Transport and Disease

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                                                Speakers:
                                                • Warren M. Zapol Prof. of Anaesthesia Harvard Medical School, Prof. of Computational Neuroscience MIT, Director, Neuroscience Statistics Research Laboratory, Anesthetist, Massachusetts General
                                                • Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School Founding Director, Ataxia Unit Cognitive Behavioral Neurology Unit Director, Massachusetts General Hospital
                                                • Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
                                                • Professor of Neurosurgery and Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Neurosurgical Innovation and Research Endowed Professor, Boston Children's Hospital
                                                • Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
                                                • Researcher, ATR Institute International
                                                • Associate Professor of Physics, Federal University of Pernambuco
                                                • Product Manager, Canon Biomedical
                                                • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego
                                                • Project Manager, BrainXell, Inc.
                                                • Product Specialist Functional Genomics, MilliporeSigma
                                                • 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 Institute for Neuroscience
                                                • Investigator, LA BioMed & Assistant Professor of Neurology, UCLA
                                                • Application Scientist, NanoString Technologies, Inc.
                                                • Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, University of California, Los Angeles
                                                • Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, 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
                                                • Researcher, Department of Fundamental Neurosciences, University of Geneva
                                                • Senior Scientist, MilliporeSigma
                                                • 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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                                                Agenda
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
                                                  Mapping Cerebellum-to-Forebrain Connectivity Using Optogenetics and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
                                                  Speaker: Paul Mathews, PhD
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
                                                  Speech Graphs as a Tool for Psychiatric Diagnosis: A Physicist's Walk into Computational Psychiatry
                                                  Speaker: Mauro Copelli, PhD
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
                                                  Targeting the Blood-Brain Barrier Transferrin Receptor for Delivery of Biologics for Alzheimer's Disease
                                                  Speaker: Rachita Sumbria, PhD
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 07:30 AM PDT
                                                  Keynote Presentation: Ataxia, Dysmetria of Thought, and the Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome
                                                  Speaker: Jeremy Schmahmann, MD
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
                                                  3D Dilemma of This Century
                                                  Speaker: Natalie Rasgon, MD, PhD
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
                                                  IPSC-Derived Human Neurons: Introduction and Application
                                                  Speaker: Michael Hendrickson
                                                  Sponsored By: BrainXell
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
                                                  CRISPR and ZFN Mediated Gene Editing for the Exploration of Neural Cell Mechanisms and Modeling
                                                  Speaker: Jeremy Lehmann
                                                  Sponsored By: MilliporeSigma
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
                                                  Investigating the Locus of Conscious Sensory Experience in the Brain
                                                  Speaker: Brian Odegaard, PhD
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
                                                  Studying Sex-Specific Signaling to Understand Male Bias in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
                                                  Speaker: Chiara Manzini, PhD
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
                                                  Deciphering the Complexities of Neurodegeneration and Neuroinflammation with Gene Expression Profiling
                                                  Speaker: Kelly Miller, PhD
                                                  Sponsored By: Nanostring Technologies
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
                                                  Decoding How Clathrin is Transported to Distal Synapses Along Axons
                                                  Speaker: Archan Ganguly, PhD
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
                                                  The self-tuning brain: normalizing brain oscillations with neurofeedback
                                                  Speaker: Tomas Ros, PhD
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 01:30 PM PDT
                                                  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
                                                  Keynote Presentation: Reinforcement Learning: Mechanisms and Implications
                                                  Speaker: Emad Eskandar, MD, MBA
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 07:30 AM PDT
                                                  Keynote Presentation: The Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain Under General Anesthesia
                                                  Speaker: Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
                                                  Axon Regeneration in the CNS: Insights from the Optic Nerve
                                                  Speaker: Larry Benowitz, PhD
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
                                                  Multiplex Immunoassay Detection of Alzheimer's Disease Biomarkers in Cerebrospinal Fluid, Plasma, and Serum
                                                  Speaker: Anthony Saporita, PhD
                                                  Sponsored By: MilliporeSigma
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
                                                  An Emerging Role of DNA Damage-Repair in Huntington's Disease
                                                  Speaker: Animesh Ray, PhD
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
                                                  Investigating Consciousness with Closed-Loop Neural Reinforcement
                                                  Speaker: Aurelio Cortese, PhD
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
                                                  Overcoming Hurdles in the Study of Rare Diseases: Innovative Strategies for Novel Therapy Development
                                                  Speaker: Jill Weimer, PhD
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
                                                  Acoustic Experience Alters How You See the World
                                                  Speaker: Stephen Lomber, PhD
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
                                                  Tough Targets, Simple Genotyping -Fast and Easy Protocols to Determine SMN1 and SMN2 Copy Number and APOE Allele Identification
                                                  Speaker: Ryan Donnelly
                                                  Sponsored By: Canon BioMedical
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 01:30 PM PDT
                                                  Rare Inherited Mutations in Autism Spectrum Disorder
                                                  Speaker: Maria Chahrour, PhD
                                                • Molecular Mechanisms: Transport and Disease
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
                                                  Mapping Cerebellum-to-Forebrain Connectivity Using Optogenetics and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
                                                  Speaker: Paul Mathews, PhD
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 07:30 AM PDT
                                                  Keynote Presentation: Ataxia, Dysmetria of Thought, and the Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome
                                                  Speaker: Jeremy Schmahmann, MD
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
                                                  IPSC-Derived Human Neurons: Introduction and Application
                                                  Speaker: Michael Hendrickson
                                                  Sponsored By: BrainXell
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
                                                  CRISPR and ZFN Mediated Gene Editing for the Exploration of Neural Cell Mechanisms and Modeling
                                                  Speaker: Jeremy Lehmann
                                                  Sponsored By: MilliporeSigma
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
                                                  Decoding How Clathrin is Transported to Distal Synapses Along Axons
                                                  Speaker: Archan Ganguly, PhD
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
                                                  Axon Regeneration in the CNS: Insights from the Optic Nerve
                                                  Speaker: Larry Benowitz, PhD
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
                                                  Overcoming Hurdles in the Study of Rare Diseases: Innovative Strategies for Novel Therapy Development
                                                  Speaker: Jill Weimer, PhD
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
                                                  Acoustic Experience Alters How You See the World
                                                  Speaker: Stephen Lomber, PhD
                                                • Computational Psychiatry
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
                                                  Speech Graphs as a Tool for Psychiatric Diagnosis: A Physicist's Walk into Computational Psychiatry
                                                  Speaker: Mauro Copelli, PhD
                                                • Neurological Disorders
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
                                                  Targeting the Blood-Brain Barrier Transferrin Receptor for Delivery of Biologics for Alzheimer's Disease
                                                  Speaker: Rachita Sumbria, PhD
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
                                                  3D Dilemma of This Century
                                                  Speaker: Natalie Rasgon, MD, PhD
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
                                                  Studying Sex-Specific Signaling to Understand Male Bias in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
                                                  Speaker: Chiara Manzini, PhD
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
                                                  Deciphering the Complexities of Neurodegeneration and Neuroinflammation with Gene Expression Profiling
                                                  Speaker: Kelly Miller, PhD
                                                  Sponsored By: Nanostring Technologies
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
                                                  Multiplex Immunoassay Detection of Alzheimer's Disease Biomarkers in Cerebrospinal Fluid, Plasma, and Serum
                                                  Speaker: Anthony Saporita, PhD
                                                  Sponsored By: MilliporeSigma
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
                                                  An Emerging Role of DNA Damage-Repair in Huntington's Disease
                                                  Speaker: Animesh Ray, PhD
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
                                                  Tough Targets, Simple Genotyping -Fast and Easy Protocols to Determine SMN1 and SMN2 Copy Number and APOE Allele Identification
                                                  Speaker: Ryan Donnelly
                                                  Sponsored By: Canon BioMedical
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 01:30 PM PDT
                                                  Rare Inherited Mutations in Autism Spectrum Disorder
                                                  Speaker: Maria Chahrour, PhD
                                                • Neural Basis of Consciousness
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
                                                  Investigating the Locus of Conscious Sensory Experience in the Brain
                                                  Speaker: Brian Odegaard, PhD
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
                                                  The self-tuning brain: normalizing brain oscillations with neurofeedback
                                                  Speaker: Tomas Ros, PhD
                                                • MAR 14, 2018 01:30 PM PDT
                                                  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
                                                  Keynote Presentation: Reinforcement Learning: Mechanisms and Implications
                                                  Speaker: Emad Eskandar, MD, MBA
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 07:30 AM PDT
                                                  Keynote Presentation: The Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain Under General Anesthesia
                                                  Speaker: Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD
                                                • MAR 15, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
                                                  Investigating Consciousness with Closed-Loop Neural Reinforcement
                                                  Speaker: Aurelio Cortese, 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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