Meeting Overview


251 E. Huron Street, Northwestern memorial Hospital

8:00-10:00 AM - Registration/Continental Breakfast - 3rd Floor

8:00-9:00 AM - Undergraduate Meeting - Room F

8:00-9:00 AM - Poster and Vendor Display Set Up - Atrium, 3rd Floor

8:00-4:00 PM - Poster Viewing and Vendor Display - Atrium, 3rd Floor

All posters MUST be down by 4:00 PM.


Stem Cell Therapy: Advances & Challenges.
Chair: Dean M. Hartley, Ph.D.

Arnold Kriegstein, M.D., Ph.D., UCSF
Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center
of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research
Neural stem and progenitor cells in human cortical development and evolution

John Kessler, M.D., Northwestern University
Director of the Northwestern University Stem Cell Institute
Stem and progenitor cells in the adult brain – Restoring aging related declines in memory

Sally Temple, Ph.D., The Neural Stem Cell Institute
Co-Founder and Scientific Director
CNS stem cell transplantation – The eyes have It

11:00-12:00 PM - KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Room A

Rudolf Jaenisch, M.D., M.I.T.
Stem Cells, Pluripotency, and Nuclear Programming

12:00-2:00 PM - Lunch Break

12:00-2:00 PM - Postdoctoral/Graduate/Undergraduate Poster Competitions - Atrium, 3rd Floor

12:15-1:15 PM - Dr. Jaenisch and Graduate Student Symposium Participants Lunch - Room E

2:00-3:30 PM - Graduate Student Symposium - Room A

Selected Graduate Student Presentations
Chair: Shubhik DebBurman, P.h.D. and Shunbin Zhu, Ph.D.

3:30-4:00 PM - Coffee Break

Poster Viewing - Atrium, 3rd Floor
Remove posters by 4:00 PM


Symposium 1 - Chair: Saverio Gentile, Ph.D., and Keith Fargo, Ph.D. - Pritzker Auditorium

Hormonal Regulation of Nervous System Function

4:15-4:45 PM - Lydia Don Carlos, Ph.D. - Loyola University Chicago
Sexual differentiation of developing brain: New rules?

4:45-5:15 PM - Richard J. Miller, Ph.D. - Northwestern University
Chemokine regulator of neuronal activity and development

5:15-5:45 PM - Leah H. Rubin, Ph.D. - University of Illinois at Chicago
Sex-specific association between peripheral oxytocin symptoms and emotion perception in schizophrenia

Symposium 2 - Chair: Valerie Kilman, Ph.D., and Lynne Rueter, Ph.D. - Room A

Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

Fred Turek, Ph.D. - Northwestern University

Martha Gillette, Ph.D. - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Daniel Margoliash, Ph.D. - University of Chicago

6:00-7:00 PM - Reception and Business Meeting - Atrium and Room A, respectively
Announcement of awards, recognition and election results immediately followed by the "EtOH Receptor Binding Study" Social

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