2014 meeting:

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, UCLA

9:05 Chromatin Dynamics Mediating Cocaine-Induced Behavioral and Molecular Plasticity
Pamela Kennedy, Ph.D., Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
9:35 Effects of Manipulating Theta Oscillations and Medial Entorhinal Cortex on Hippocampal Temporal and Spatial Coding
Stefan Leutgeb, Ph.D., Section of Neurobiology, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego
10:05 Unraveling Synaptic Connectivity from Ensemble Recordings
Bruce McNaughton, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology & Behavior, University of California, Irvine

10:35 Coffee Break

Session 2 Chair: Carrie Bearden, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

11:00 Effects of Modern-Life stress on Memory: Mechanisms and Molecules
Tallie Z. Baram, M.D., Ph.D., Danette Shepard Professor of Neurological Sciences; Professor of Pediatrics, Anatomy/Neurobiology, Neurology, Physiology and Biophysics; Founder and Director, UCI Epilepsy Research Center, University of California, Irvine
11:30 Cognitive Networks and the Noisy Brain
Bradley Voytek, Ph.D., Department of Cognitive Science, Neurosciences Graduate Program, Institute for Neural Computation, University of California, San Diego
12:00 Plasticity Balance, the Sheldon Mouse, and Alzheimer's Disease
Dale Bredesen, M.D., Augustus Rose Professor of Neurology; Director, Mary S. Easton Center for
Alzheimer's Disease Research, University of California, Los Angeles

12:30 Lunch Break

Session 3 Chair: David Glanzman, Ph.D., Departments of Integrative Biology & Physiology, and Neurobiology, UCLA

2:00 Pattern Separation Beyond the Hippocampus: A Role for Medial Temporal Cortices
Michael Yassa, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology & Behavior, University of California, Irvine
2:30 Fronto-Basal-Ganglia Circuits for Stopping Action in Humans
Adam Aron, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego
3:00 There is a Time and a Place for the Dentate Gyrus
Andrea Chiba, Ph.D., Department of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego

3:30 Coffee Break

Session 4 Chair: Alicia Izquierdo, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, UCLA

4:00 Genes and Mechanisms that Orchestrate the Homeostatic Modulation of Synaptic Strength
Dion Dickman, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology, University of Southern California
4:30 Central Circuits Underlying Olfaction
Jeffry S. Isaacson, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego
5:00 Interneurons: Pieces of the Puzzle Alois Never Mentioned
Istvan Mody, Ph.D., Tony Coelho Professor of Neurology, and Professor of Physiology, University of California, Los Angeles

Sponsored by the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, the UCLA Brain Research Institute, and the UCLA Integrative Center for Learning & Memory


Previous meetings:2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002