2013 meeting:

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: Michael Fanselow, Ph.D., Departments of Psychology, and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles

9:05 Noradrenergic Control of Cortical Membrane Potential Dynamics in Awake Behaving Mice
Peyman Golshani, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles

9:35 Information-Theoretic Principles in Learning and Decision-Making
Tatyana Sharpee, Ph.D., Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California

10:05 Strategies for Maintaining Cognitive Health
Gary Small, M.D., Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Longevity Center, University of California, Los Angeles

10:35 Coffee Break

Session 2 Chair: Dean Buonomano, Ph.D., Departments of Neurobiology, and Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

11:00 Deep Brain Stimulation, Memory Enhancement, and Hippocampal Theta-Gamma Coupling
Nanthia Suthana, Ph.D., Departments of Psychology, and Neurosurgery, University of California, Los Angeles

11:30 The Reactivation of Cortical Plasticity by Inhibitory Neuron Transplantation
Sunil Gandhi, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California, Irvine

12:00 Regulation of Inhibitory Synapses by the Transcription Factor Npas4
Brenda Bloodgood, Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego

12:30 Lunch Break

Session 3 Chair: David Glanzman, Ph.D., Departments of Integrative Biology & Physiology, and Neurobiology, University of California, Los Angeles

2:00 Worms Have Memory...Spatial Learning in C. elegans
Sreekanth Chalasani, Ph.D., Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California

2:30 Synaptic Signaling Networks and Neurodevelopmental Disease
Marcelo Coba, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

3:00 Optogenetics: Deconstruction of Diseased Brain Circuitry and Tool Development
Viviana Gradinaru, Ph.D., Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Los Angeles

3:30 Coffee Break

Session 4 Chair: Tom O’Dell, Ph.D, Department of Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles

4:00 The Role of Hippocampal Adult Neurogenesis in Context Discrimination
Fred (Rusty) Gage, Ph.D., Laboratory of Genetics, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California

4:30 Network-Level Analysis of Basal Ganglia Circuitry during Reward-Based Learning
Sotiris Masmanidis, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology and California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles

5:00 Neuron-Specific Nucleosome Remodeling: A Missing Link in Our Understanding of Intellectual Disability Disorders Marcelo Wood, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Center for the Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, University of California, Irvine

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