2009 meeting:

Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium, UCLA, Wednesday, June 3, 2009


8:30 Continental Breakfast

9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Alcino Silva, Ph.D., Departments of Neurobiology, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, and Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles


Chair: Michael Fanselow, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

9:05 The Role of Medial Temporal Lobe Subregions in Human Memory

Barbara Knowlton, Ph.D., Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

9:35 Pattern Separation in the Human Hippocampus

Craig Stark, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, and Center for the Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, University of California, Irvine

10:05 Toward a Hippocampal Neural Prosthesis: Implantable Biomimetic Microelectronics to Restore Lost Memory

Theodore Berger, Ph.D., David Packard Professor of Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience, University of Southern California, Los Angeles


10:35 Coffee Break


Chair: David Glanzman, Departments of Physiological Science, and Neurobiology, University of California, Los Angeles

11:00 Memory in Birdsong Learning

Mark Konishi, Ph.D., Bing Professor of Behavioral Biology, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

11:30 Phase Coding in the Hippocampal Memory System: Analog Synthesis of Spatial Memory Signals from Theta Oscillations

H. Tad Blair, Ph.D., Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

12:00 Neonatal Imprinting; Plastic Mechanisms Regulate Innate Behavior

Lisa Stowers, Ph.D., Department of Cell Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California


12:30 Lunch Break


Chair: Alcino Silva, Ph.D., Departments of Neurobiology, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, and Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

2:00 The Biochemistry of Learning: The Calpain Hypothesis Revisited

Michel Baudry, Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, University Of Southern California, Los Angeles

2:30 Zebrafish as a Model for Sleep and Sleep Disorders

David Prober, Ph.D., Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

3:00 Dissecting the Contribution of Individual Cortical Layers to Behavior

Tansu Celikel, Ph.D., Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Plasticity, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles


3:30 Coffee Break


Chair: Kelsey Martin, M.D., Ph.D., Departments of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, and Biological Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

4:00 Biochemical Networks Controlling Synaptic Plasticity

Mary Kennedy, Ph.D., Alan and Lenabelle Davis Professor of Biology, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

4:30 The Perirhinal Cortex is Critical for Memory Function, But What About Visual Perception?

Robert Clark, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego; VA San Diego Healthcare System

5:00 Sleep and Pavlovian Fear Conditioning

Stephan Anagnostaras, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, and the Neurosciences Program, University of California, San Diego


5:30 Reception— Gonda Building First Floor Conference Room, 1357


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