2011 meeting:

This meeting was sponsored by the BRI, Semel Institute, the UCLA Departments of Neurobiology, Neurology, Physiological Science, and Psychology.

Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium, UCLA, Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Symposium Schedule:

8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Alcino J. Silva, Ph.D., Departments of Neurobiology, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, and Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

Session 1 Chair: David Glanzman, Ph.D., Departments of Integrative Biology & Physiology, and Neurobiology, University of California, Los Angeles
9:05 Investigations of Human Episodic Memory using High Resolution Functional MRI
Susan Y. Bookheimer, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles

9:35 Roles of DSCR1 in Learning & Memory and Neurodegeneration: Implications for Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease
Karen T. Chang, Ph.D., Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, and Department of Cell & Neurobiology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

10:05 Neural Mechanisms for Vocal Recognition Learning in Songbirds
Timothy Q. Gentner, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego
10:35 Coffee Break

Session 2 Chair: Michael Fanselow, Ph.D., Departments of Psychology, and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
11:00 Imaging Neuronal Ensembles in Mice During Learning
Takaki Komiyama, Ph.D., Section of Neurobiology and Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego

11:30 Optogenetic Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Jin Hyung Lee, Ph.D., Departments of Electrical Engineering, and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles

12:00 The Aware Mind in the Motionless Body: Neuroimaging in Disorders of Consciousness
Martin M. Monti, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
12:30 Lunch Break

Session 3 Chair: Alcino J. Silva, Ph.D., Departments of Neurobiology, Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, and Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
2:00 Spaces within Spaces: The Parietal Cortex Simultaneously Maps Position within Multiple Reference Frames
Douglas A. Nitz, Ph.D., Department of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego

2:30 Decoding Distributed Cortical Signatures of Memory Retrieval with fMRI
Jesse Rissman, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

3:00 Cortical Sensory Processing: The Impact of Specific Neurons and Individual Layers
Massimo Scanziani, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Section of Neurobiology, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego
3:30 Coffee Break

Session 4 Chair: Barbara Knowlton, Ph.D, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
4:00 Cell-Type Specific Regulation of Hippocampal Interneuronal Microcircuits
Ivan Soltesz, Ph.D., Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine

4:30 New Ways to Image Neuronal Activity and Synaptic Protein Turnover
Roger Tsien, Ph.D., 2008 Nobel Laureate (Chemistry), Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Department of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego

5:00 Genetic Dissection of Mammalian Basal Ganglia Circuit: Insights into Pathological Behaviors
William Yang, M.D., Ph.D. Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles
5:30 Reception- Gonda Building First Floor Conference Room, 1357

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