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2017 Symposium Program


Thursday, October 19

9:00 - 10:00 am

Light Refreshments and Check-in

10:00 - 10:15 am

Opening Remarks

William Newsome

Professor of Neurobiology
Director, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
Stanford University

10:15 - 11:00 am

Socioeconomic status and brain development: From science to policy

Martha Farah

Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences
Director of the Center for Neurosciences
University of Pennsylvania

11:00 - 11:45 am

The nightlife of the brain

Maiken Nedergaard

Professor of Glial Cell Biology
Center for Basic and Translational Neuroscience
University of Copenhagen
Dean's Professor and Co-Director of the Translational Neuromedicine
University of Rochester Medical Center

12:00 - 1:15 pm


1:15 - 1:30 pm

Sammy Kuo Awards presentation

Corinna Darian-Smith

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine
Stanford University

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Neural mechanisms of insect navigation

Barbara Webb

Professor of Biorobotics
School of Inofrmatics
University of Edinburgh

2:15 - 3:00 pm

Studying the neural circuit mechanisms of cognition using rodents

Carlos Brody

Wilbur H. Gantz III ’59 Professor of Neuroscience and Molecular Biology
Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Princeton University

3:00 - 3:15 pm

Afternoon Break

3:15 - 4:00 pm

Getting from genes to pathophysiology in autism spectrum and Tourette disorders

Matthew State

Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor and
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

4:00 - 4:30 pm

Town Hall

A conversation with Director William Newsome and the Institute Deputy Directors

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Poster Presentation and Reception