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2017 Suddath Symposium
"Neuromodulation and Synaptic Control: Modern Tools and Applications"
Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience
February 21-22, 2017
February 21, 2017
2017 Suddath Award Winner presentation
11:30 a.m. Suddath Award Winner, Christine He, Doctoral Candidate - Martha Grover, Advisor
"Building a Model Prebiotic Nucleic Acid Replication Cycle in Viscous Environments"
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Introductions
1:15 p.m. Welcome address - Steve Cross, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Research – Georgia Tech
Discussion Leaders – Simon Sponberg, Ph.D. – Georgia Tech, Dan Goldman, Ph.D. – Georgia Tech
1:20 p.m. Mark Schnitzer, Ph.D. - Stanford University -
"Reading Neural Codes and Voltage Dynamics in Behaving Animals"
2:05 p.m. Annabelle Singer, Ph.D. – Georgia Tech / Emory University
"Decoding Memory in Health and Disease"
2:30 p.m. Sam Sober, Ph.D. – Emory University
"Spike Timing Codes for Motor Control"
2:55 p.m. Break
Discussion Leaders – Timothy Cope, Ph.D. – Georgia Tech, and Christopher Rozell, Ph.D. – Georgia Tech
3:15 p.m. Gero Miesenböck, Ph.D. – University of Oxford
4:00 p.m. Liang Han, Ph.D. – Georgia Tech
"Itch Receptors in the Airway"
4:25 p.m. William Schafer, Ph.D. – University of Cambridge
"Arousal in C. elegans: Monoamines, Neuropeptides, and the Multilayer Connectome"
5:10 p.m. Presentation of Suddath Award Winner
5:15 p.m. Poster session and reception
6:30 p.m. Day 1 adjourns
February 22, 2017
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Discussion Leaders – Robert Butera, Ph.D. – Georgia Tech, Michelle LaPlaca, Ph.D. – Georgia Tech / Emory University
8:30 a.m. Vincent Pieribone, Ph.D. – Yale University School of Medicine
"Development of Genetically Encoded Voltage Indicators"
9:15 a.m. Ravi Kane, Ph.D. – Georgia Tech / Emory University
"Controlling Stem Cell Fate using Multivalency and Optogenetics"
9:40 a.m. Zhexin Wen, Ph.D. – Emory University
"Modeling Zika Virus Exposure and Screening Therapeutic Compounds with Human iPSC-derived Neural Cells"
10:05 a.m. Break
Discussion Leaders – Todd Streelman, Ph.D. – Georgia Tech, and Lena Ting, Ph.D. – Emory University / Georgia Tech
10:35 a.m. Paul Katz, Ph.D. – Georgia State University
"The Evolution of Rhythmic Motor Behaviors in Sea Slugs"
11:00 a.m. Patrick McGrath, Ph.D. – Georgia Tech
"The Genetics of Behavioral Variation"
11:25 a.m. Gordon Berman, Ph.D. – Emory University
"Predictability and Hierarchy in Animal Behavior"
11:50 a.m. Robert Liu, Ph.D. – Emory University
"Measuring and Modulating Social Information Processing and Reward in Rodents"
12:15 p.m. Lunch and optional tour of Neuroscience Design Suite Core Lab (sign-up sheets at registration desk)
Discussion Leaders – Dieter Jaeger, Ph.D. – Emory University, Astrid Prinz, Ph.D. – Emory University
1:30 p.m. Larry Young, Ph.D. – Emory University
"Oxytocin and the Neurobiology of Social Bonding: Origins of Behavioral Diversity"
2:15 p.m. Bilal Haider, Ph.D. – Georgia Tech / Emory University
"Inhibitory Regulation of Cortical Activity in vivo"
2:40 p.m. Eve Marder, Ph.D. – Brandeis University
"Degeneracy, Robustness and Variability in Neurons and Networks"
3:25 p.m. Closing remarks and adjourn