GW Institute for Neuroscience Symposium


**The 2015 5th Annual GWIN Neuroscience Symposium will be held on Friday, May 1, 2015.**

 

Topic: Brain and Body: Neural Control of Homeostasis
Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom, Cloyd Heck Marvin Center at The George Washington University
800 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052
Sponsorship: The 2014 GW Institute for Neuroscience Symposium is co-sponsored by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the GW Office of the Vice President for Research.
Registration: Registration is closed.

Guest Speakers:

Clifford Saper, M.D. Ph.D., James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School and Chair of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center in Boston

Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D., Loyd B. Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience, and Chairman of the Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Internal Speakers will be:

Anna Penn, M.D. Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Children's Research Institute, Children's National Health Sciences

Joshua Corbin, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research, Children's National Health Sciences

David Mendelowitz, Ph.D., Professor and Vice-Chairman, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Damien O'Halloran, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Plus: 4 Graduate Students/Post-doctoral fellows from GWIN laboratories.

Schedule of Events
8:00 AM Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:45 AM Welcome: Leo Chalupa, Ph.D., Vice President for Research, The George Washington University
9:00 AM Anna Penn, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Fetal and Transitional Medicine, Neontology; Principal Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research, CNHS. "Fetal Brain Injury: a Placental Disorder"
9:40 AM Damien O'Halloran, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, GW Department of Biological Sciences; GW Institute for Neuroscience. "Calcium Homeostasis via Sodium Calcium Exchangers in Neural Circuit Assembly"
10:20 AM Marine Bouyssi-Kobar, Graduate Student, GW Institute for Biomedical Sciences. "Impact of Congenital Heart Disease on Cerebral Perfusion and Brain Development"
10:40 AM Summer Sheremata, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology. "Hemifield Asymmetries Differentiate VSTM for Single- and Multiple- Feature Objects"
11:00 AM Break
11:15 AM Keynote: Clifford Saper, M.D., Ph.D., James Jackson Putnam Professor, Harvard Medical School; Chairman, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. "Hypothalamic Regulation of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms"
12:30 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Joshua Corbin, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research, CNHS; Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Pharmacology and Physiology, GW SMHS. "Embryonic Developmental Control of Hypothalamic Circuits Controlling Homeostasis and Innate Fear"
2:40 PM David Mendelowitz, Ph.D., Professor and Vice-Chairman, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, GW SMHS. "Can Targets in the CNS be Beneficial for Treating Cardiovascular Diseases?"
3:20 PM Jennifer Baker, Graduate Student, GW Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology. "Evolution of the Human Genome: from Teeth to Brains"
3:40 PM Alejandra Fernandez, Graduate Student, GW Institute for Biomedical Sciences. "Metabolic Redox Imbalance Compromises Neuronal Capacity to Engage in Circuit Development in a Mouse Model of 22q11DS"
4:00 PM Break
4:15 PM Keynote: Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Neuroscience, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. "Molecular Architecture to the Circadian Clock in Mammals"
5:30 PM Closing Remarks: Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Ph.D., Director, GW Institute for Neuroscience; Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, GW SMHS.
5:45 PM Reception