Chicago SfN 2014 Meeting
CHICAGO CHAPTER SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCE 2014 - FRIDAY, APRIL 4
7:30-10:00 AM - Registration/Continental Breakfast - 3rd Floor
8:00-8:45 AM - Mentoring Panel & Breakfast - Room B
(with Keynote & Presidential Symposium speakers)
Moderator: Eric Norstrom, Ph.D. (DU) & Amy Herrold, Ph.D. (Hines)
8:00-8:45 AM - Poster & Vendor Display Set Up - Atrium, 3rd Floor
8:00-4:00 PM - Poster Viewing & Vendor Display - Atrium, 3rd Floor
All posters MUST be down by 4:00 PM.
9:00-9:15 AM - Special address: U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (IL) - Room A
Americans Cure Act: Innovation and Discovery by Investing in Breakthrough Biomedical Research
Chair: Michael Calik, Ph.D. (UIC)
9:15-11:15 AM - PRESIDENTIAL SYMPOSIUM - Room A
Molecular & Therapeutic Advances in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Chair: Subhik DebBurman, Ph.D. (LFC)
Donald Cleveland, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Chair, Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Neurosciences; & Member, Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research
"From Charcot to Lou Gehrig: Mechanisms and therapy in ALS and beyond"
Carla Shatz, Ph.D., Stanford University
Sapp Family Provostial Professor; Director, Bio-X; Professor of Biology and of Neurobiology
"Developmental Critical Periods & Alzheimer's Disease- can knowledge of one help cure the other?"
Harry Orr, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Director, Translational Neuroscience; Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
"SCA1: Linking Cellular Pathways to Therapeutic Interventions"
11:00-12:15 PM - KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Room A
Susan Lindquist, Ph.D.
Whitehead Institute/M.I.T. and H.H.M.I.
"From yeast cells to patient neurons: a powerful discovery platform for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease"
12:00-4:00 PM - Chicago Public Schools Teachers Workshop - Room B (12-1:30 PM) & Other Locations
Co-sponsored by NU Graduate Student Association
Lunch-&-Learn Seminar: 12-1:30 PM
Brain Pedagogy Activities : 1:30-4:00 PM
12:30-1:30 PM - Diversity in Careers: Themed Lunch Tables - Atrium, 3rd Floor
Neuroscientists in Careers of Teaching, Corporate, Government/Non-profit, and Administration/Law
Chair: Subhik DebBurman, Ph.D. (LFC) & Michael Calik, Ph.D. (UIC)
12:15-2:00 PM - Poster Competitions & Lunch Break - Atrium, 3rd Floor
Graduate Poster Competition - Chairs: Michelle Hastings, Ph.D. (RFU) & Hoky KIm, Ph.D. (RFUMS)
Postdoctoral Poster Competition - Chairs: Joel Voss, Ph.D. (NU) & Pascale Lacor, Ph.D. (NU)
Undergraduate Poster Competition - Chairs: Irina Calin-Jageman, Ph.D. (Dominican) & Naomi Wentworth, Ph.D. (LFC)
12:15-1:15 PM - Dr. Lindquist & Grad Student Symposium Participants Lunch - Room E
2:00-3:30 PM - Plenary Afternoon Symposium - Room A
Hot Topics in Neuroscience (Neural Circuits)
Moderator:Toni Pak, Ph.D. (LUC)
Graduate student members chose the panel of Chicago neuroscientists
Jon Grant, J.D., M.D., University of Chicago, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
“Targeting Neurocognition in the Treatment of Gambling Disorder”
Jason MacLean, Ph.D., University of Chicago, Department of Neurobiology
“Emergent properties of neural circuits: observation and analysis of functional networks in sensory neocortex”
Tom Bozza, Ph.D., Northwestern University, Department of Neurobiology
“Genetic dissection of odor representations in the mouse”
Jhumku Kohtz, Ph.D., Lurie Children’s Research Center, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
“Evf2 lncRNA controls seizure susceptibility in mice”
Hans Breiter, M.D., Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
3:30-4:00 PM - Coffee Break - Atrium, 3rd Floor
Remove posters by 4:00 PM
4:10-5:45 PM - Graduate Student Symposium - Room A
Selected Graduate Student Talks from six Chicago area medical/graduate schools
Moderator: Monsheel Sodhi, Ph.D. (UIC)