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.
    • Maria Chahrour, PhD
      Assistant Professor, McDermott Center for Human Growth & Development/Center for Human Genetics, Department of Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical
      Biography
        Dr. Chahrour received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the American University of Beirut prior to attending the University of North Texas for a masters degree in Forensic Genetics. She obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular and Human Genetics from Baylor College of Medicine where she studied molecular mechanisms underlying Rett syndrome. She joined Harvard Medical school and Boston Children's Hospital as a postdoctoral fellow and later as an instructor in the Division of Genetics and Genomics, where she focused on identifying genetic causes of autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Chahrour joined the faculty at the McDermott Center for Human Genetics and the departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry in 2015.
      • 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.
          • 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, PhD
              Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
              Biography
                Dr. Rasgon is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Stanford School of Medicine. Before joining Stanford in October 2002, Dr. Rasgon obtained an M.D. from the U.S.S.R. in 1980, a Ph.D. in Reproductive Endocrinology in 1988 from the Central Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education, and a Ph.D. in Pathological Physiology from the Central Research Institute of General Pathology & Pathological Physiology Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, USSR. In addition, Dr. Rasgon was an NSRA Research Fellow at the Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA School of Medicine from 1995-1996, an Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, and the Director of the UCLA Menopause-Related Mood Disorders Program, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital. Dr. Rasgon has been involved in longitudinal placebo-controlled neuroendocrine studies for nearly two decades, and she has been involved in neuroendocrine and brain imaging studies of estrogen effects on depressed menopausal women for the last eight years. It should be noted that in addition to her duties as a Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Rasgon is also the Director of the Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Program and the Women's Wellness Program in the Department of Psychiatry. Research in the Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Program, which Dr. Rasgon founded, focuses on the interaction between reproductive hormones and brain function. Research efforts of the lab are concentrated in two areas: (1) the reproductive endocrine status of women with affective disorders, and (2) the neurobiology of the effects of hormone therapy in aging women.
              • 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).
                • 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
                12 10 2031

                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 broadcasted live for free March 14-15, 2018. Neuroscience 2017 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.
                 

                Neuroscience 2017 discussed topics such as:

                • Cognition, learning and memory
                • Sensory motor
                • Motivation and Emotion
                • Disease, including neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease and psychiatric disease.
                • Broad-Based Application
                   

                LabRoots virtual conferences allow you to participate in a global setting, with no travel or cost to you. You can participate in exactly those parts which you are interested in and be back at your desk or bench in an instant. Virtual events remove time and place restrictions and ensure that everyone who wants to participate can do so. This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global neuroscience community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

                 

                Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the Neuroscience 2018 Virtual Event. Submission is free. Submit your abstract here

                 

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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
                • Assistant Professor, McDermott Center for Human Growth & Development/Center for Human Genetics, Department of Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical
                • 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
                • Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles
                • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
                • Professor, Keck Graduate Institute
                • Senior Director of Therapeutic Development and Associate Scientist in Children's Health Research Center, Sanford Research

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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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