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Symposium 2019

Thank you to all who attended and helped make the inaugural University of Virginia Brain Symposium possible!

 

 

Wednesday May 29th, 2019 - Morning: Autism | 9AM-12PM

Kevin Pelphrey

Kevin Pelphrey, PhD

Harrison Wood Professor of Neurology

University of Virginia

When: 9:15AM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Prediction of Treatment Response & Mechanisms of Change in ASD

Michelle Olsen

Michelle Olsen, PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

When: 9:45AM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Altered Astrocyte Function in Rett Syndrome

Mazurek Micah

Micah Mazurek, PhD

Associate Professor of Education

University of Virginia

When: 10:45AM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Autism Assessment: Challenges and New Directions

Gerald D Fishback

Gerald D. Fischbach, MD

Distinguished Scientist and Fellow

Simons Foundation

When: 11:15AM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Autism a Hopeful Time: What We Know and What is Next

 

Wednesday May 29th, 2019 - Afternoon: Clinical Translational Neuroscience | 1PM-4PM

Eric and Sonia

Eric Minikel, PhD and Sonia Vallabh, PhD

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Harvard Medical School

When: 1:00PM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

A Path to Prevention of Genetic Prion Disease

Christopher Barrett

Christopher Barrett, PhD

Executive Director of the Biocomplexity Institute and Professor of Computer Science

University of Virginia

When: 1:35PM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Decentralized Cognition in Naturally Occurring and Engineered Intelligence

William Petri

William Petri, MD, PhD

Wade Hampton Frost Professor of Medicine

University of Virginia

When: 2:45PM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Neurodevelopment of Infants in the Urban Slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh

W. Jeffrey Elias

W. Jeffrey Elias, MD

Professor of Neurological Surgery

University of Virginia

When: 3:20PM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Focusing on Neurologic Disease

 

Thursday May 30th, 2019 - Keynote | 9AM-10AM

Ed Boyden, PhD

Ed Boyden, PhD

Y. Eva Tan Professor of Neurotechnology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

When: 9:00AM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Tools for Analyzing and Repairing Brain Circuits

 

Thursday May 30th, 2019 - Morning - Neurodegeneration | 10AM-1PM

Reisa Sperling

Reisa Sperling, MD

Professor of Neurology

Harvard Medical School

When: 10:00AM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Can we treat Alzheimer’s disease a decade before dementia? (and why we must!)

George Bloom

George Bloom, PhD

Professor and Chair of Biology

University of Virginia

When: 10:35AM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Amyloid-β and Tau: the Trigger and Bullet for Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis

Li Gan

Li Gan, PhD

Director of the Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute

Weill Cornell Medicine

When: 11:45PM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Converging Pathways in Neurodegeneration: New Insights and Therapeutic Strategies

Laura Ranum

Laura P.W.Ranum, PhD

Director of Center for NeuroGenetics

University of Florida

When: 12:20PM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

RAN translation in C9orf72 ALS/FTD: molecular mechanisms and therapeutic strategies

 

Thursday May 30th, 2019 - Midday: Round Table Discussion: Innovation in Neuroscience with Industry/Investor Perspectives | 1:15PM-2:15PM

Jill Caroll

Jill Carroll, MS

President

SR One

Where:

CMMEB 1st Floor Learning Studio

Laszlo Kiss, PhD

Laszlo Kiss, PhD

Executive Director

Pfizer Ventures

Where:

CMMEB 1st Floor Learning Studio

Manuel López-Figuera, PhD

Manuel López-Figueroa, PhD

Managing Director

Bay City Capital

Where:

CMMEB 1st Floor Learning Studio

Stephen Zachary, PhD

Stephen Zachary, PhD

Principal

Sands Capital Ventures

Where:

CMMEB 1st Floor Learning Studio

 

Thursday May 30th, 2019 - Afternoon: Neural Development | 2:30PM-5:30PM

Yishi Jin

Yishi Jin, PhD

Professor and Chair of Neurobiology

University of California, San Diego

When: 2:30PM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Novel Pathways for Axon Regeneration Identified in C. elegans

Sara Kucenas

Sarah Kucenas, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology

University of Virginia

When: 3:05PM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Unwrapping Glial Diversity in the Vertebrate Nervous System

Takao Hensch, PhD

Takao Hensch, PhD

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Neurology

Harvard University

When: 4:15PM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Balancing brain plasticity/stability

Tobias Grossmann, PhD

Tobias Grossmann, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology

University of Virginia

When: 4:50PM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Developing Social Brains

 

Thursday May 30th, 2019 - Evening: Reception

Where:

MR6 Courtyard (weather permitting)

 

Friday May 31st, 2019 - Morning - Brain Immune Crosstalk | 9AM-12PM

Li-Huei Tsai, PhD

Li-Huei Tsai, PhD

Picower Professor of Neuroscience

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

When: 9:00AM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Single-cell transcriptomic analysis of Alzheimer's disease reveals cell type and sex specific pathophysiology

David M. Holtzman, MD,

David M. Holtzman, MD

Professor and Chairman of Neurology

Washington University

When: 9:35AM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Tale of 2 stories: Sleep, apoE, TREM2, and the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease

John Lukens, PhD

John Lukens, PhD

Assistant Professor

University of Virginia

When: 10:45AM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

DNA Damage Surveillance by the Innate Immune System in CNS Health and Disease

Jony Kipnis, PhD

Jony Kipnis, PhD

Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor and Chair of Neuroscience

University of Virginia

When: 11:20AM

 

Where:

CMMEB 3rd Floor Auditorium

Surprise at the synapse - cytokine receptors as neuromodulators

Draftsman

The Draftsman, Autograph Collection

Dates:

5/28 to 5/31

Price:

$159 per night

Valet Parking:

$15 Daily

Last day to book

4/26/19

Reserve

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 UVA Brain Symposium! Pre-registration has closed; however, you are welcome to join us.

On-site registration will take place daily in the MR5 BME Atrium.

Space is limited, but we would like to accommodate as many attendees as possible. If you have questions, please contact uvabrain@virginia.edu. We hope to see you there!