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MAR 11, 2020

Neuroscience 2020



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

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

NIH BRAIN Initiative: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Neuroscience >>

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

Understanding the Scourge of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Dementia >>

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

Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders >>

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression

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

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

Use #LRneuro to follow the conversation!


Speakers
  • Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Director, Professor of Signal Transduction, University of Dundee
  • Member of Professional Staff, Executive Director, T&C Brain-Machine Interface Center, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience,T&C Chen Brain-Machine Interface Center Leadership Chair Director, T&C Brain-Machine Interface Center Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
  • Research fellow, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • University Professor, Bioengineering Department, Volgenau School of Engineering, Neuroscience Program, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, Founding Editor-in-Chief, Neuroinformatics
  • Associate Professor of Computational Neuroscience in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, High Point University
  • Tenured Professor & UPMC Endowed Vice Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Senior Medical Directo, Post-Acute Care, Health Service Division, UPMC
  • Graduate student, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Stanford University
  • Wilbur H. Gantz III '59 Professor of Neuroscience, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
  • Biggs Professor of Neuroscience, NYU School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience and Robotics, University of Michigan
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, Biomedical Engineer, VA R&D Center of Excellence
  • Abe and Zarem Professor of Biology and Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology
  • Professor of Neurology, Physiology & Neuroscience, Director, Center for Integrative Connectomics, USC Mark and Marry Stevens Neuroimaging & Informatics Institute, Keck School of Medicine, USC
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
  • Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
  • Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and adjunct in the Departments of Physics and Applied Mathematics, University of Washington
  • Director of the Center for Brain Function and Repair and Professor and Chair of Cell Biology and Anatomy at The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University
  • Associate Professor and Robert and Leona Chair in Neuroengineering at the Knight Campus, University of Oregon
  • Assistant Professor, Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Joel Keizer Chair in Theoretical and Computational Biology at UC Davis, and Professor in the Departments of Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior and the Department of Ophthalmology
  • Post-doctoral associate, Duke University
  • D.C and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Director of the Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gerontopsychiatry at the University of Bonn, Germany
  • MD/PhD Student, Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Director of CNS research,Cellectricon AB
  • Professor and Director of Neurosciences, Neuroscience & Behavior Graduate Program, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
  • Member of Professional Staff, Director of Engineering, T&C Brain-Machine Interface Center, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
  • Professor at Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital and leads the Executive Function/Memory module in the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
  • PhD Candidate in Neuroscience, Robarts Research Institute, The University of Western Ontario
  • Professor of Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, Neurobiology, University of California, San Diego
  • Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of the USC Neurorestoration Center, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Chair of Neurosurgery and Orthopedics
  • Research Professor in Neurobiology at the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech
  • President StressMarq Biosciences Inc.
  • Professor of Neuroscience in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute Columbia University
  • Assistant Professor at the University of California San Diego at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland in the Department of Mathematics
  • Senior Marketing Product Manager, Miltenyi Biotec
  • Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery and Co-director of the Pituitary Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the labs of Prof. Sam Wang at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and Prof. Michael Brecht at the Humboldt University
  • Graduate Student, Graduate Aeronautics Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
  • Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology and affiliated faculty in Bioengineering and Neuroscience, UCLA Medical Center & UCLA Brain Research Institute
  • Canada Research Chair in Neurochemistry of Dementia, Scientist, Robarts Research Institute, Professor Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience & Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Post-doctoral associate, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
  • Board of Governors Chair in Neuroscience, Director, Human Neurophysiology Research, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, Neurology & Biomedical Sciences, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Neuroethics Staff, Neurological Institute, Associate Director, Neuroethics Program, Center for Bioethics, Cleveland Clinic Center for Bioethics
  • Professor, Departments of Biology & Applied Physics Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Stanford University
  • Anthony B. Evnin Professor in the Neuroscience Institute and Computer Science Department at Princeton University, and Chief Research Scientist at Samsung Electronics
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering, Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute, California Institute of Technology
  • Associate Professor, Vice-Chair of Clinical Research, Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Professor, Stanford University
  • Professor of Physics and Neuroscience at Hebrew University and Director of Swartz Program in Theoretical Neuroscience at Harvard University
  • Assistant Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU Neuroscience Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Research Associate at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute
  • CV Starr Fellow at Princeton University
  • Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Princeton
  • Research Fellow at Boston Children's Hospital
  • Scientist/Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University

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Presentations

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

  • MAR 11, 2020 3:00 PM PDT
    Carlos Brody, PhD
    Wilbur H. Gantz III '59 Professor of Neuroscience, Prin...
    Ben Engelhard, PhD
    Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscienc...
    Stephen Keeley, PhD
    Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscienc...
    Marlies Oostland, PhD
    Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the labs of Prof. Sam...
    Lucas Pinto, MD, PhD
    Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscienc...
    Adrian Wanner, PhD
    CV Starr Fellow at Princeton University
    Ilana Witten, PhD
    Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Pri...
  • MAR 11, 2020 3:00 PM PDT
    Giorgio Ascoli, PhD
    University Professor, Bioengineering Department, Volgen...
    Hong-Wei Dong, MD, PhD
    Professor of Neurology, Physiology & Neuroscience, Dire...
    Byungkook Lim, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, N...
  • MAR 11, 2020 1:30 PM PDT
    Ariel Louwrier, PhD
    President StressMarq Biosciences Inc.
  • MAR 11, 2020 1:30 PM PDT
    Bo Li
    Professor of Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laborator...
    Tianyi Mao
    Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health an...
    Haining Zhong
    Scientist/Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon...
  • MAR 11, 2020 1:30 PM PDT
    Bo Li
    Professor of Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laborator...
    Tianyi Mao
    Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health an...
    Haining Zhong
    Scientist/Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon...
  • MAR 11, 2020 1:30 PM PDT
    Adam Mamelak, MD
    Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Epilepsy and Fun...
    Ueli Rutishauser, PhD
    Board of Governors Chair in Neuroscience, Director, Hum...
    Gabriel Kreiman, PhD
    Professor at Harvard Medical School and Children's Hosp...
    Jie Zheng, PhD
    Research Fellow at Boston Children's Hospital
  • MAR 11, 2020 12:00 PM PDT
    Robert Gaunt, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, Uni...
    Michael Boninger, MD
    Tenured Professor & UPMC Endowed Vice Chair, Department...
    Jennifer Collinger, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine an...
  • MAR 11, 2020 12:00 PM PDT
    Emre Aksay, PhD
    Associate Professor of Computational Neuroscience in th...
    Mark Goldman, PhD
    Joel Keizer Chair in Theoretical and Computational Biol...
    Sebastian Seung, PhD
    Anthony B. Evnin Professor in the Neuroscience Institut...
    Ashwin Vishwanathan, PhD
    Research Associate at the Princeton Neuroscience Instit...
  • MAR 11, 2020 12:00 PM PDT
    Tyson Aflalo, PhD
    Member of Professional Staff, Executive Director, T&C B...
    Richard A. Andersen, PhD
    James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience,T&C Chen Bra...
    Spencer Kellis, PhD
    Member of Professional Staff, Director of Engineering,...
    Charles Liu, MD, PhD
    Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of the USC Neurores...
  • MAR 11, 2020 10:30 AM PDT
    Michael T. Heneka, PhD
    Director of the Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gerontopsychiatry at the University of Bonn, Germany
    Sponsored By: NanoString Technologies
  • MAR 11, 2020 10:30 AM PDT
    Wayne Goodman, MD
    D.C and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chair of the Mennin...
    Nader Pouratian, MD, PhD
    Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology and af...
    Sameer Anil Sheth, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor, Vice-Chair of Clinical Research, N...
  • MAR 11, 2020 10:30 AM PDT
    Paul Katz, PhD
    Professor and Director of Neurosciences, Neuroscience &...
    Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD
    Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular B...
    William Frost, PhD
    Director of the Center for Brain Function and Repair an...
    Deidre Lyons, PhD
    Assistant Professor at the University of California San...
    Vince Lyzinski, PhD, B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Sc.E.
    Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland in th...
  • MAR 11, 2020 9:00 AM PDT
    Walter Koroshetz, MD
    Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • MAR 11, 2020 9:00 AM PDT
    György Buzsáki, PhD
    Biggs Professor of Neuroscience, NYU School of Medicine
    Attila Losonczy
    Professor of Neuroscience in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman...
    Mark J. Schnitzer
    Professor, Departments of Biology & Applied Physics Inv...
    Ivan Soltesz
    Professor, Stanford University
  • MAR 11, 2020 7:30 AM PDT
    Dario Alessi, FRS FMedSci FRSE
    Director, Professor of Signal Transduction, University of Dundee
  • MAR 11, 2020 7:30 AM PDT
    Adrienne Fairhall, PhD
    Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysic...
    Tim Gardner
    Associate Professor and Robert and Leona Chair in Neuro...
    Carlos Lois, MD, PhD
    Research Professor in Neurobiology at the Division of B...
  • MAR 11, 2020 6:00 AM PDT
    Florian Engert, PhD
    Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard Un...
    Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD
    Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular B...
    Haim Sompolinsky
    Professor of Physics and Neuroscience at Hebrew Univers...
  • MAR 11, 2020 6:00 AM PDT
    Michael Dickinson, PhD
    Abe and Zarem Professor of Biology and Bioengineering,...
    Anthony Azevedo, PhD
    Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Physiology and...
    Clare Howard, PhD
    MD/PhD Student, Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians...
    Luke Brezovec
    Graduate student, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Stan...
    Sasha Rayshubskiy
    Post-doctoral associate, Department of Neurobiology, Ha...
    Emily Palmer
    Graduate Student, Graduate Aeronautics Laboratory, Cali...
  • MAR 11, 2020 6:00 AM PDT
    Josh Mahlios, PhD
    Senior Marketing Product Manager, Miltenyi Biotec
    Sponsored By: Miltenyi Biotec
  • Mikhail G. Shapiro, PhD
    Professor of Chemical Engineering, Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute, California Institute of Technology
  • Marco A.M. Prado, PhD
    Canada Research Chair in Neurochemistry of Dementia, Scientist, Robarts Research Institute, Professor Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • Sebastian Illes, PhD
    Director of CNS research,Cellectricon AB
  • Nanthia Suthana, PhD
    Assistant Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Lauren R. Sankary, JD, MA
    Neuroethics Staff, Neurological Institute, Associate Director, Neuroethics Program, Center for Bioethics, Cleveland Clinic Center for Bioethics
  • Luis Gomez, PhD
    Post-doctoral associate, Duke University
  • Investigating Cerebellar Correlates of Autism in Model Mice
    Alexander D. Kloth, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Augustana University
  • Rachel E. Lackie, HBSc.
    PhD Candidate in Neuroscience, Robarts Research Institute, The University of Western Ontario
  • Kanaka Rajan, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience & Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Cynthia Chestek, PhD
    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience and Robotics, University of Michigan
  • Shana M. Augustin, PhD
    Research fellow, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Comfort A. Boateng, PhD
    Assistant Professor, High Point University
  • Marie P. Suver, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU Neuroscience Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • TBD
    TBD
    David J. Anderson, PhD
    Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology Director, Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience, Investigator, HHMI
    Continuing Education: Florida CE | P.A.C.E. CE
  • Understanding the Scourge of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Dementia
  • Sebastian Illes, PhD
    Director of CNS research,Cellectricon AB
  • Marco A.M. Prado, PhD
    Canada Research Chair in Neurochemistry of Dementia, Scientist, Robarts Research Institute, Professor Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • Rachel E. Lackie, HBSc.
    PhD Candidate in Neuroscience, Robarts Research Institute, The University of Western Ontario
  • MAR 11, 2020 6:00 AM PDT
    Josh Mahlios, PhD
    Senior Marketing Product Manager, Miltenyi Biotec
    Sponsored By: Miltenyi Biotec
  • MAR 11, 2020 7:30 AM PDT
    Dario Alessi, FRS FMedSci FRSE
    Director, Professor of Signal Transduction, University of Dundee
  • MAR 11, 2020 10:30 AM PDT
    Michael T. Heneka, PhD
    Director of the Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gerontopsychiatry at the University of Bonn, Germany
    Sponsored By: NanoString Technologies
  • MAR 11, 2020 1:30 PM PDT
    Ariel Louwrier, PhD
    President StressMarq Biosciences Inc.
  • Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders
  • Investigating Cerebellar Correlates of Autism in Model Mice
    Alexander D. Kloth, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Augustana University
  • Comfort A. Boateng, PhD
    Assistant Professor, High Point University
  • NIH BRAIN Initiative: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Neuroscience
    • Advancing Human Neuroscience
    • MAR 11, 2020 6:00 AM PDT
      Michael Dickinson, PhD
      Abe and Zarem Professor of Biology and Bioengineering,...
      Anthony Azevedo, PhD
      Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Physiology and...
      Clare Howard, PhD
      MD/PhD Student, Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians...
      Luke Brezovec
      Graduate student, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Stan...
      Sasha Rayshubskiy
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      Emily Palmer
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    • MAR 11, 2020 10:30 AM PDT
      Wayne Goodman, MD
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      Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology and af...
      Sameer Anil Sheth, MD, PhD
      Associate Professor, Vice-Chair of Clinical Research, N...
    • MAR 11, 2020 12:00 PM PDT
      Robert Gaunt, PhD
      Assistant Professor, Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, Uni...
      Michael Boninger, MD
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      Jennifer Collinger, PhD
      Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine an...
    • MAR 11, 2020 12:00 PM PDT
      Tyson Aflalo, PhD
      Member of Professional Staff, Executive Director, T&C B...
      Richard A. Andersen, PhD
      James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience,T&C Chen Bra...
      Spencer Kellis, PhD
      Member of Professional Staff, Director of Engineering,...
      Charles Liu, MD, PhD
      Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of the USC Neurores...
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      Emre Aksay, PhD
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      Mark Goldman, PhD
      Joel Keizer Chair in Theoretical and Computational Biol...
      Sebastian Seung, PhD
      Anthony B. Evnin Professor in the Neuroscience Institut...
      Ashwin Vishwanathan, PhD
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    • MAR 11, 2020 1:30 PM PDT
      Adam Mamelak, MD
      Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Epilepsy and Fun...
      Ueli Rutishauser, PhD
      Board of Governors Chair in Neuroscience, Director, Hum...
      Gabriel Kreiman, PhD
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      Research Fellow at Boston Children's Hospital
    • MAR 11, 2020 1:30 PM PDT
      Bo Li
      Professor of Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laborator...
      Tianyi Mao
      Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health an...
      Haining Zhong
      Scientist/Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon...
    • MAR 11, 2020 1:30 PM PDT
      Bo Li
      Professor of Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laborator...
      Tianyi Mao
      Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health an...
      Haining Zhong
      Scientist/Associate Professor, Vollum Institute, Oregon...
    • MAR 11, 2020 3:00 PM PDT
      Carlos Brody, PhD
      Wilbur H. Gantz III '59 Professor of Neuroscience, Prin...
      Ben Engelhard, PhD
      Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscienc...
      Stephen Keeley, PhD
      Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscienc...
      Marlies Oostland, PhD
      Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the labs of Prof. Sam...
      Lucas Pinto, MD, PhD
      Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscienc...
      Adrian Wanner, PhD
      CV Starr Fellow at Princeton University
      Ilana Witten, PhD
      Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Pri...
    • Resource and Tool Development
    • MAR 11, 2020 3:00 PM PDT
      Giorgio Ascoli, PhD
      University Professor, Bioengineering Department, Volgen...
      Hong-Wei Dong, MD, PhD
      Professor of Neurology, Physiology & Neuroscience, Dire...
      Byungkook Lim, PhD
      Assistant Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, N...
    • Understanding Circuits and Behavior
    • MAR 11, 2020 6:00 AM PDT
      Florian Engert, PhD
      Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard Un...
      Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD
      Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular B...
      Haim Sompolinsky
      Professor of Physics and Neuroscience at Hebrew Univers...
    • MAR 11, 2020 7:30 AM PDT
      Adrienne Fairhall, PhD
      Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysic...
      Tim Gardner
      Associate Professor and Robert and Leona Chair in Neuro...
      Carlos Lois, MD, PhD
      Research Professor in Neurobiology at the Division of B...
    • MAR 11, 2020 9:00 AM PDT
      György Buzsáki, PhD
      Biggs Professor of Neuroscience, NYU School of Medicine
      Attila Losonczy
      Professor of Neuroscience in the Mortimer B. Zuckerman...
      Mark J. Schnitzer
      Professor, Departments of Biology & Applied Physics Inv...
      Ivan Soltesz
      Professor, Stanford University
    • MAR 11, 2020 10:30 AM PDT
      Paul Katz, PhD
      Professor and Director of Neurosciences, Neuroscience &...
      Jeff Lichtman, MD, PhD
      Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular B...
      William Frost, PhD
      Director of the Center for Brain Function and Repair an...
      Deidre Lyons, PhD
      Assistant Professor at the University of California San...
      Vince Lyzinski, PhD, B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Sc.E.
      Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland in th...
  • Nanthia Suthana, PhD
    Assistant Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Lauren R. Sankary, JD, MA
    Neuroethics Staff, Neurological Institute, Associate Director, Neuroethics Program, Center for Bioethics, Cleveland Clinic Center for Bioethics
  • Marie P. Suver, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU Neuroscience Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Cynthia Chestek, PhD
    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience and Robotics, University of Michigan
  • Luis Gomez, PhD
    Post-doctoral associate, Duke University
  • Mikhail G. Shapiro, PhD
    Professor of Chemical Engineering, Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute, California Institute of Technology
  • Shana M. Augustin, PhD
    Research fellow, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Kanaka Rajan, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience & Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • TBD
    TBD
    David J. Anderson, PhD
    Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology Director, Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience, Investigator, HHMI
    Continuing Education: Florida CE | P.A.C.E. CE
  • MAR 11, 2020 9:00 AM PDT
    Walter Koroshetz, MD
    Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Speakers

  • Walter Koroshetz, MD
    Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Biography
      Dr. Koroshetz serves as Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He joined NINDS in 2007 as Deputy Director and has held leadership roles in a number of NIH and NINDS programs including co-leading the NIH's BRAIN Initiative, the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience, the Traumatic Brain Injury Center collaboration between the NIH intramural and the Uniformed Health Services University, the Helping to End Addiction Long Term (HEAL) Initiative, the Common Fund's Undiagnosed Disease and the Acute to Chronic Pain Transition programs,.and he was instrumental in founding the NIH Office of Emergency Care Research, Before joining NINDS, Dr. Koroshetz served as Vice Chair of the neurology service and Director of stroke and neurointensive care services at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He was a professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and led neurology resident training at MGH between 1990 and 2007. Over that same period, he co-directed the HMS Neurobiology of Disease Course with Drs. Edward Kravitz and Robert H Brown. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Koroshetz graduated from Georgetown University and received his medical degree from the University of Chicago. He trained in internal medicine at the University of Chicago and Massachusetts General Hospital. He then trained in Neurology and Neuroscience at MGH and Harvard Neurobiology focusing on how synaptic mechanisms might contribute to neuronal death. His early research in the lab and clinic focused on Huntington's disease and with the team at MGH performed the first study of pre-symptomatic testing based on linkage analysis. A major focus of his clinical research career was the development of measures in patients that reflect the underlying biology of their conditions. This led to brain the development and validation of imaging techniques including Magnetic Resonance (MR) spectroscopy in Huntington's disease; diffusion/perfusion MR and CT X-ray angiography and perfusion imaging in stroke. These stroke imaging tools are now commonplace in stroke care. Guided by these tools he pioneered acute clot removal for acute stroke patients with large artery occlusion which is now practiced at Comprehensive stroke centers around the country. He played a significant role in the revolution in acute stroke care in the US and the growth of the neurointensive care field.
    • Dario Alessi, FRS FMedSci FRSE
      Director, Professor of Signal Transduction, University of Dundee
      Biography
        Dario's research focuses on unravelling the roles of poorly characterised components which regulate protein phosphorylation or ubiquitylation pathways that are linked to human disease. Dario, obtained a BSc (1988) and PhD (1991) from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He carried out postdoctoral at the University of Dundee from (1991 to 1997), where he became fascinated by protein kinases and how they are regulated by insulin, growth factors and other extracellular signals that control almost all aspects of cell biology. In 1997 Dario became a program leader in the MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit, where he was appointed as its Director in 2012. Dario has contributed to our understanding of several disease relevant signal transduction pathways including PDK1 (diabetes and cancer), LKB1 (cancer), WNKs (blood pressure). Much of Dario's current work is focused on understanding LRRK2 and how mutations in this enzyme cause Parkinson's disease. Dario's work has contributed to approaches (LRRK2 kinase assay, LRRK2 Ser935 dephosphorylation assay, Rab phosphorylation assays) that have facilitated the development of inhibitors against LRRK2 that may be useful for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Dario's lab contributed to the discovery and validation of the first physiological substrates for the Parkinson's disease LRRK2 protein kinase to be identified showing that LRRK2 directly phosphorylates a subset of the Rab GTPases on a residue lying within the middle of the effector interacting-switch II domain. Dario in collaboration with the Michael J Fox Foundation to better interrogate and understand LRRK2 biology and how it is impacted by mutations, environment and inhibitors that are being developed and assessed. Dario also serves as the Director of the Dundee Signal Transduction Therapy Unit. This is a unique collaboration between scientists at the University of Dundee and pharmaceutical companies, dedicated to accelerating the development of specific inhibitors and chemical probes that target the protein phosphorylation and ubiquitylation system for the treatment of disease, as well as for the study of cell signalling. Dario has published around 260 papers and has a h-index of 131. To peruse Dario's publications see https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=9gPyVfsAAAAJ&hl=en
      • Tyson Aflalo, PhD
        Member of Professional Staff, Executive Director, T&C Brain-Machine Interface Center, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology
        Biography
          For the last 15 years, Tyson Aflalo has studied how the brain controls movements with applications to neural prosthetics. Tyson received his PhD from Princeton University in 2012, studying how natural behaviors are coded in the primate brain. After his PhD, Tyson moved to the California Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of Richard Andersen, where he helped initiate the first human clinical trial to directly decode high-level goals from neural implants in tetraplegic individuals. Currently, Tyson is Executive Director of the T&C Chen Brain Machine Interface Center at the California Institute of Technology. In this role, he helps to oversee a clinical study comparing how populations of neurons encode intentions in posterior parietal and primary motor cortices.
        • Richard A. Andersen, PhD
          James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience,T&C Chen Brain-Machine Interface Center Leadership Chair Director, T&C Brain-Machine Interface Center Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
          Biography
            Richard Andersen obtained his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Francisco and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Medical School. He was a faculty member of the Salk Institute and MIT before coming to Caltech. Andersen discovered gain-fields, the method the brain uses to transform signals between spatial representations. He also discovered neural signals of intention, proving that they are not sensory in nature but rather reflect the planning of the subject. He has applied this discovery of intention coding to advance research in brain-machine interfaces, showing that paralyzed patients' intentions can be decoded from brain activity to control assistive devices such as computers and robotic limbs. Andersen is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
          • Shana M. Augustin, PhD
            Research fellow, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
            Biography
              Dr. Augustin received her PhD for her work in Neuroscience from the University of Chicago, IL, USA in 2013, where her work focused on elucidating the role of cyclic AMP in corticostriatal synaptic plasticity. Following her graduate studies, Dr. Augustin joined the Laboratory for Integrative Neuroscience at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as an Intramural Research Training Award postdoctoral fellow (NIAAA-IRTA). There, she has continued her research examining the cellular mechanisms of corticostriatal synaptic plasticity focusing on the involvement of different striatal D2 dopamine receptor populations in the induction of synaptic plasticity. Also, she has worked on projects investigating the functional role of endocannabinoid transmissions in synaptic plasticity and behavior. Dr. Augustin was the recipient of an NIH BRAIN Initiative advanced postdoctoral career transition award (K99/R00). For her BRAIN Initiative project, she will examine the cellular and subcellular signaling pathways (e.g. cyclic AMP and PKA) during the induction corticostriatal plasticity and during striatal-based behaviors using genetically encoded sensors and optical techniques.
            • Giorgio Ascoli, PhD
              University Professor, Bioengineering Department, Volgenau School of Engineering, Neuroscience Program, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, Founding Editor-in-Chief, Neuroinformatics
              Biography
                Dr. Giorgio A. Ascoli received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Neuroscience from the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italy, and continued his research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, to investigate protein structure and binding in the nervous system. He moved to the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University in 1997, where he is University Professor in the Bioengineering Department and Neuroscience Program. He is also founder and Director of the Center for Neural Informatics, Structures, & Plasticity, a transdisciplinary research group that includes biologists, physicists, psychologists, computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and physicians. Dr. Ascoli is founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Neuroinformatics and an editorial board member of several other international journals. He serves on the advisory board of numerous scientific organizations and is Past President of the Potomac Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Dr. Ascoli contributed to the establishment of the fields of computational neuroanatomy and neuroinformatics. His own laboratory investigates the relationship between brain structure, activity, and function from the cellular to the circuit level. In the long term, Dr. Ascoli seeks to create large-scale, anatomically plausible neural networks to model entire portions of a mammalian brain, such as the hippocampus. Dr. Ascoli's interests also involve human memory and consciousness.
              • Emre Aksay, PhD
                Associate Professor of Computational Neuroscience in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine
                Biography
                  Emre Aksay is an Associate Professor of Computational Neuroscience in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine. He studied Physics at the University of Washington and Princeton University before obtaining a doctorate in Biophysics from New York University while working concurrently in the Biological Computation Division at Bell Labs. He completed his postdoctoral studies in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. Dr. Aksay's research focuses on dynamics in neural systems, with emphasis on the mechanisms underlying learning and memory. His work has been supported by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the Searle Scholar Program, the Frueauff Foundation, the Simons Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.
                • Anthony Azevedo, PhD
                  Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington School of Medicine
                  Biography
                    Tony received his B.S. in Engineering Physics at UC Berkeley, and completed his Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington in 2012 in Fred Rieke's lab. There, he studied the molecular mechanisms that make single-photon responses in mouse rod photoreceptors nearly noiseless. He then joined Rachel Wilson's lab in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School as a post-doc, to take advantage of novel genetic tools in Drosophila melanogaster and to study molecular, cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying mechanosensory and auditory processing. He then returned to the University of Washington to join his friend John Tuthill's lab to work on the sensorimotor circuits controlling walking in the fly.
                  • Comfort A. Boateng, PhD
                    Assistant Professor, High Point University
                    Biography
                      Dr. Comfort A. Boateng received her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences specializing in medicinal chemistry from Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL, in 2010. She received national awards such as the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowship (2005-2008), National Institute of Health (NIH)/Intramural NIAID Research Opportunity (INRO) Award (2008), and Merck & Company - American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Minority Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2008-2010) and research fellowship in laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases at NIH/NIAID in 2008. Followed by postdoctoral studies in the Medicinal Chemistry Section of the Molecular Targets and Medications Discovery Branch, Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA-IRP) where she was the recipient of the NIDA Scientific Director's Fellowship for Diversity in Research (2011-2014) and NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (2015). Dr. Boateng joined the High Point University (HPU) Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy as an Assistant Professor in the Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences Department since 2015. Since joining HPU, she has received national awards such as Maharaj Ticku New Investigator Award by Behavior, Biology, and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction, NIH/NIDA Diversity Scholars Network program, Organic/Bioorganic-Mentoring Workshop Fellowship by NIH/NIGM. She is serving on numerous local and national committees such as NIH Early Career Reviewer, American Chemical Society-Committee on Minority Affairs (CMA), American Association for Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)-Medicinal Chemistry Programming Section and AACP HPU faculty delegate including HPU-Intramural Research Award, 2020 AACP-NIA, AFPE, Project-SEED, NIH/NIDA Diversity supplement grants. At the School of Pharmacy, her duties include lecturing on medicinal chemistry principles, neuroscience, anti-infectives, cancer, natural products, and also serving on HPU academic committees and supervising research. She has published in peer-reviewed journals in areas such as CNS disorders and opportunistic pathogens. The focus of Dr. Boateng's current research interest is design, synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of selective ligands for the dopaminergic receptor systems, as molecular tools and leads toward potential treatment medications for psychostimulant abuse and other neuropsychiatric disorders.
                    • Michael Boninger, MD
                      Tenured Professor & UPMC Endowed Vice Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Senior Medical Directo, Post-Acute Care, Health Service Division, UPMC
                      Biography
                        Michael Boninger, MD is a tenured professor and UPMC endowed vice chair for research in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is senior medical director for Post-Acute Care for the Health Service Division of UPMC and President for UPMC Innovative Homecare Solutions. Dr. Boninger holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Bioengineering, Rehabilitation Sciences and Technology, Clinical Translational Science Institute, and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. He is also a physician researcher for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Boninger's central research focus is on enabling increased function and participation for individuals with disabilities through development and application of assistive, rehabilitative and regenerative technologies. Dr. Boninger is the director of the University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury, a National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Center of Excellence.
                      • Luke Brezovec
                        Graduate student, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Stanford University
                        Biography
                          Luke received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Penn State in 2015, and started his PhD in the Stanford Neurosciences program in 2016. He was attracted to neuroscience by its exciting molecular and cellular questions, and is now also exploring systems neuroscience. Currently, he hopes to use in vivo calcium imaging and virtual reality to ask questions about late stage visual processing in Drosophila. Luke's other passion is landscape and architecture photography; he earned a B.A. in Integrative Arts at Penn State and now enjoys photographing the California landscape.
                        • Carlos Brody, PhD
                          Wilbur H. Gantz III '59 Professor of Neuroscience, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
                          Biography
                            Carlos Brody did his Ph.D. in Computation and Neural Systems at Caltech, in John Hopfield's group, then did a computational postdoc in Ranulfo Romo's monkey neurophysiology lab in Mexico (which is Carlos' country of origin). After a short second postdoc at NYU with Tony Movshon, he began his first faculty position at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where he led a computational group until the allure of exploring cognitive processing in rodents led him to start doing experiments. He moved to Princeton in 2007, and since 2008 has been an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His group combines high-throughput behavior, electrophysiological recordings, optogenetic perturbations, and computational modeling to understand the neural circuit mechanisms that underlie cognitive processing.
                          • György Buzsáki, PhD
                            Biggs Professor of Neuroscience, NYU School of Medicine
                            Biography
                              György Buzsáki is Biggs Professor of Neuroscience at New York University. His main focus is "neural syntax", i.e., how segmentation of neural information is organized by the numerous brain rhythms to support cognitive functions. He is among the top 1% most-cited neuroscientists, elected member of the National Academy of Sciences USA, Academiae Europaeae and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He sits on the editorial boards of several leading neuroscience journals, including Science and Neuron, honoris causa at Université Aix-Marseille, France and University of Kaposvar, Hungary and University of Pécs, Hungary. He is a co-recipient of the 2011 Brain Prize. (Books: G. Buzsáki, Rhythms of the Brain, Oxford University Press, 2006; The Brain from Inside Out, OUP, 2019)
                            • Cynthia Chestek, PhD
                              Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience and Robotics, University of Michigan
                              Biography
                                Cynthia A. Chestek received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 2005 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 2010. From 2010 to 2012, she was a Research Associate at the Stanford Department of Neurosurgery with the Braingate 2 clinical trial. She is now an associate professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, where she joined the faculty in 2012. She runs the Cortical Neural Prosthetics Lab, which focuses on brain and nerve control of finger movements as well as to high-density carbon fiber electrode arrays. She is the author of 44 full-length scientific articles. Her research interests include high-density interfaces to the nervous system for the control of multiple degree of freedom hand and finger movements.
                              • Jennifer Collinger, PhD
                                Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, Biomedical Engineer, VA R&D Center of Excellence
                                Biography
                                  Jennifer Collinger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh and a Research Biomedical Engineer at the VA R&D Center of Excellence. Dr. Collinger's research interests are related to the use of neuroprosthetics and neurorehabilitation to restore function for individuals with upper limb paralysis or loss. In order to do so, her research program focuses on understanding the motor control of upper limb movements in both able-bodied participants and people with motor impairments. Currently, she is part of a team that is developing intracortical brain-computer interface technology for individuals with tetraplegia. This provides a unique opportunity to study sensorimotor cortical activity during complex motor behaviors.
                                • Michael Dickinson, PhD
                                  Abe and Zarem Professor of Biology and Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology
                                  Biography
                                    Michael Dickinson attended college at Brown University, originally with the intent of majoring in Visual Arts, but eventually switched to Neuroscience, driven by a fascination for the mechanisms that underlie animal behavior. He received a Ph. D. in Zoology at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1991. Dickinson worked briefly at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany, and served as an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Anatomy at the University of Chicago in 1991. He moved to University of California, Berkeley in 1996 and was appointed as the Williams Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology in 2000. From 2010 to 2014, he was the Ben Hall Professor of basic life science in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. He is now the Abe and Esther Zarem Professor of Biology and Bioengineering at Caltech. Dickinson enjoys cooking, gardening, playing guitar, and torturing his children with Dad jokes.
                                  • Hong-Wei Dong, MD, PhD
                                    Professor of Neurology, Physiology & Neuroscience, Director, Center for Integrative Connectomics, USC Mark and Marry Stevens Neuroimaging & Informatics Institute, Keck School of Medicine, USC
                                    Biography
                                      Dr. Hong-Wei Dong M.D., Ph.D., graduated from medical school in China then received both doctoral and postdoctoral training as a neuroanatomist in Larry Swanson's laboratory at the University of Southern California (USC). He was a founding scientist of the Allen Institute for Brain Sciences in 2004, where he made seminal contributions to the brain-wide gene expression mapping project-the Allen Brain Atlas project (ABA). Dr. Dong constructed the flagship Allen Reference Atlas (Dong, Wiley, 2008)-a standard mouse brain atlas that was used as the backbone of the ABA informatics and gene mapping project. Dr. Dong joined UCLA as Assistant Professor in 2006 and established The Mouse Connectome Project (MCP, www.MouseConnectome.org), a pioneering large-scale brain mapping project with the aim of creating a three-dimensional, Google Earth-like, digital Connectome atlas of the C57BL/6J mouse brain. To date, the MCP is an essential open resource for the broader neuroscientific community accessed by investigators worldwide. In 2013, Dr. Dong transitioned to USC and currently is Professor of Neurology, Physiology & Neuroscience as the founder and Director of the USC Center for Integrative Connectomics (CIC, http://cic.ini.usc.edu/) - comprised of neuroanatomists, computer scientists, and web programmers with cross-functional skillsets to facilitate the CIC's unique, interdisciplinary approach to computational neuroanatomy. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for many neuroscience journals, including Cell, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Methods, Nature Communications, Neuron, Journal of Comparative Neurology, etc. He currently leads and participates in multiple NIH-funded projects within the BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN), focused on anatomical characterization of neuronal cell types of the complete mouse brain. Dr. Dong intends to construct the whole brain wiring diagram in order to understand structural and functional organizational principles of the mammalian brain.
                                    • Ben Engelhard, PhD
                                      Post Doctoral Research Associate, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
                                      Biography
                                        Dr. Engelhard obtained his bachelor degree from the Technion - Israel Institute of technology, Haifa, Israel. He then joined the lab of Prof. Eilon Vaadia in The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he got his PhD in computational neuroscience in 2015. During his PhD, Dr. Engelhard investigated cortical dynamics during Brain-Machine -Interface learning, as well as the relationship between oscillatory activity, single-neuron synchrony, and behavior. He moved to the Princeton Neuroscience Institute in 2015 for his post-doctoral research in the laboratories of Dr. David Tank and Dr. Ilana Witten. Dr. Engelhard is interested in the behavioral role of different subcortical neural systems, and in particular in the role of midbrain Dopamine neurons in complex behavior. He uses cell type specific, cellular-resolution deep-brain imaging techniques in mice performing a navigation-based, accumulation of evidence decision-making task.
                                      • Florian Engert, PhD
                                        Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
                                        Biography
                                          Dr. Engert was originally trained as a physicist at the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. He transitioned into neuroscience under the mentorship of Tobias Bonhoeffer at the MPI of Neurobiology in Munich and, as a postdoctoral fellow, in the laboratory of Mu-ming Poo at UCSD and UC Berkeley. In early 2001 he moved to Harvard as a junior faculty where he switched his focus to the larval zebrafish as a model system for circuits neuroscience. The general goal of Dr. Engert's current research is the study of larval zebrafish in the context of neuroethology and the evolution of adaptive natural behaviors. To that end he has established a series of quantitative behavioral assays that allow the precise dissection of behavioral algorithms. These assays now provide a framework to generate hypotheses for neural circuit implementations that then can be validated and constrained by whole brain monitoring of neuronal activity, correlated brain wide connectomics, and by targeted interrogation of circuits via optogenetic tools.
                                        • Adrienne Fairhall, PhD
                                          Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and adjunct in the Departments of Physics and Applied Mathematics, University of Washington
                                          Biography
                                            Adrienne Fairhall is a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and adjunct in the Departments of Physics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington. She obtained her Honors degree in theoretical physics from the Australian National University and a PhD in statistical physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science. She joined the UW faculty in 2004 and now co-directs the University of Washington's Computational Neuroscience Center and the UW Institute for Neuroengineering. She has directed the MBL course, Methods in Computational Neuroscience and co-directs the UW/Allen Workshop on the Dynamic Brain. She has held fellowships from Burroughs-Wellcome, the McKnight Foundation, the Sloan Foundation and the Allen Family Foundation. As a theorist she collaborates with experimentalists working in a wide range of systems, from hydra to primates. Her work focuses on the interplay between cellular and circuit dynamics in neural computation, with a particular interest in adaptive and state-dependent neural coding.
                                          • William Frost, PhD
                                            Director of the Center for Brain Function and Repair and Professor and Chair of Cell Biology and Anatomy at The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University
                                            Biography
                                              William Frost is the Director of the Center for Brain Function and Repair and Professor and Chair of Cell Biology and Anatomy at The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University. Dr. Frost received his BA in biology from Reed College in 1978, and his PhD in physiology from Columbia University in 1987. His postdoctoral research was at the University of Iowa. He was an assistant professor and then associate professor from 1989 to 1998 at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His research interests are focused on identifying general principles of neural network function underlying behavior and learning in simple model systems such as gastropod mollusks. Research tools include the use of voltage sensitive dyes to record action potentials in large numbers of neurons during motor programs, paired with analytic methods such as ensemble analysis and dimensionality reduction to understand network function.
                                            • Tim Gardner
                                              Associate Professor and Robert and Leona Chair in Neuroengineering at the Knight Campus, University of Oregon
                                              Biography
                                                Tim Gardner is Associate Professor and Robert and Leona Chair in Neuroengineering at the Knight Campus, University of Oregon. He received an undergraduate degree in Physics from Princeton University and a graduate degree from the Rockefeller University in the program for Physics and Biology. In 2009 he joined the faculty at Boston University where his lab focused on sensory motor learning in songbirds and neural engineering. In 2017 he moved to San Francisco to join the founding team of Neuralink, a company dedicated to building human brain machine interfaces. He continues as scientific advisor to Neuralink and in 2019 joined the Knight Campus at the University of Oregon - a new institute that seeks to accelerate the pace of discovery and application of biomedical science. At the university of Oregon, he works on high resolution 3D printing for biological applications, neural interfaces and sensory-motor learning in songbirds.
                                              • Robert Gaunt, PhD
                                                Assistant Professor, Rehab Neural Engineering Labs, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
                                                Biography
                                                  Robert Gaunt, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Gaunt received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alberta in 2008 and received his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Douglas Weber at the University of Pittsburgh. He maintains a secondary appointment with the Department of Bioengineering. Dr. Gaunt's primary research interests are in the area of sensorimotor control and the development of neuroprosthetic devices. He works on developing methods to restore and improve bladder function using electrical stimulation of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves and on interfaces with the spinal cord and brain to monitor natural sensory activity and generate artificial sensations. These technologies will enable advanced neuroprosthetic devices with sensory capabilities.
                                                • Mark Goldman, PhD
                                                  Joel Keizer Chair in Theoretical and Computational Biology at UC Davis, and Professor in the Departments of Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior and the Department of Ophthalmology
                                                  Biography
                                                    Mark Goldman is the Joel Keizer Chair in Theoretical and Computational Biology at UC Davis, where he is a Professor in the Departments of Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior and the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science. He received a PhD in Physics from Harvard University in 2000 and did his postdoctoral work in Theoretical Neuroscience at MIT. Dr. Goldman's research uses mathematical modeling and computer simulations to address the cellular, synaptic, and circuit mechanisms underlying neurobiological functions such as memory storage and motor control. His work has spanned problems ranging from cellular biophysics to neural coding, network dynamics, and biological learning rules. He serves as an action editor for the Journal of Computational Neuroscience, is a former Co-Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory's Methods in Computational Neuroscience Course, and in 2014 was appointed as an HHMI Professor.
                                                  • Luis Gomez, PhD
                                                    Post-doctoral associate, Duke University
                                                    Biography
                                                      Luis J. Gomez is a Post-doctoral associate at the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences in Duke University Medical School at Durham, NC, USA, where he is developing optimization and computational techniques for use in improving non-invasive brain stimulation procedures. Previously, he was at the Radiation Laboratory, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, where he developed fast-integral equation methods for analyzing scattering by highly-heterogeneous media and inverse scattering methods. Dr. Gomez was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship in 2008, and a National Institutes of Health BRAIN initiative K99/R00 advanced post-doctoral career transition award in 2019.
                                                    • Wayne Goodman, MD
                                                      D.C and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine
                                                      Biography
                                                        Wayne Goodman, MD, D.C and Irene Ellwood Professor and Chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, specializes in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for intractable psychiatric illnesses. He is the principal developer of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS), the gold standard for assessing OCD, and co-founder of the International OCD Foundation, the major advocacy group for patients with OCD. Prior to joining Baylor, he held senior administrative positions at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NIMH and the University of Florida. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Electrical Engineering, received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his internship, residency, and research fellowship at Yale School of Medicine where he remained on faculty for 7 years. He is currently a Principal Investigator on three grants from NIH's BRAIN initiative including one on developing Adaptive DBS for OCD.
                                                      • Michael T. Heneka, PhD
                                                        Director of the Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gerontopsychiatry at the University of Bonn, Germany
                                                        Biography
                                                          Michael Heneka completed his medical coursework at the University of Tübingen, Germany in 1996. He obtained his medical degree in 1998 at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the University of Tübingen on the topic "The effect of polymerized hemoglobin on cardiovascular and renal parameters in septic shock." Thereafter he was a postdoc in the laboratory of Prof. DL Feinstein, at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, USA. In 2002 he passed the board examination in Neurology and qualified as a professor in Neurology in 2003 with a habilitation thesis entitled "Inflammatory mechanisms in Alzheimer's disease: characterization and development of therapeutic strategies" at the University of Bonn. He was offered a Fellowship in the Department of Neurosciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA, in the laboratory of Prof. K. Herrup and Prof. GE Landreth in 2004, after which he returned to Germany as a senior physician in the Department of Neurology at the University of Bonn. This was followed by a professorship (C3) for molecular neurology at the University of Münster (WWU) from 2004 to 2008. During this time he was head of the Department of Molecular Neuroscience and of the dementia clinic at the University Hospital MS. In 2008 he was appointed as Professor (W3) for Clinical Neurosciences at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. Since 2010 Prof. Heneka has been the Neurological Director of the joint Memory Clinic of the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology (Clinical Treatment and Research Center, KBFZ), University Hospital Bonn. Beyond his research, reviewer and teaching duties, Michael Heneka serves as head of the Clinical Research Unit 177 (DFG), is a board member of the BMBF Competence Network "Degenerative Dementias" (KNDD) and is a member of the BONFOR Commission. He is also the Organizing Chair of the biennial conference "Venusberg Meeting on Neuroinflammation". In 2011 he received the Christa Lorenz Award for ALS Research.