2015 GW Institute for Neuroscience Symposium - "Evolving Brains: Genomes, Connectomes, and Diversity". Friday, May 1, 2015. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom.


Topic: Evolving Brains: Genomes, Connectomes, and Diversity
Date: Friday, May 1, 2015
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 2015 GW Institute for Neuroscience (GWIN) Symposium is co-sponsored by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the GW Office of the Vice President for Research.
Registration: Register Today

Guest Speakers:

Yoav Gilad, Ph.D., Professor for the Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago

David Van Essen, Ph.D., Alumni Endowed Professor for the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University

Jon Kaas, Ph.D., Distinguished Centennial Professor of Psychology, Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, and Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University

Internal Speakers:

Irene Zohn, Ph.D., Principal Investigator for the Center for Neuroscience Research, Children's National Health System (CNHS), and Assistant Professor for the Departments of Pediatrics and Pharmacology and Physiology, GW SMHS

M. Chiara Manzini, Ph.D., Assistant Professor for the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology and the Institute for Neuroscience, GW SMHS

Dwight Kravitz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor for the Department of Psychology, GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) and the Institute for Neuroscience, GW SMHS

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

Poster Presentation:

This year, for the first time, the symposium will also include poster presentations during the lunch break. Anyone interested in presenting a poster must declare interest during registration and send the names of the author, the poster title, and an abstract of no more than 250 words to gwneuro@email.gwu.edu by Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Schedule of Events
8:00 AM Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:45 AM Welcome Opening
9:00 AM Faculty Talk - Irene Zohn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology and Physiology, GW SMHS; Principal Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research, CNHS.
9:30 AM Student Talk
9:50 AM Keynote Speaker - Yoav Gilad, Ph.D., Professor for the Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago.
10:50 AM Break
11:05 AM Faculty Talk - M. Chiara Manzini, Ph.D., Assistant Professor for the Department of Phamacology and Physiology and the Institute for Neuroscience, GW SMHS.
11:35 AM Student Talk
11:55 AM Break
12:10 PM Lunch and Poster Presentation
2:10 PM Keynote Speaker - David Van Essen, Ph.D., Alumni Endowed Professor for the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University.
3:10 PM Student Talk
3:30 PM Faculty Talk - Dwight Kravitz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor for the Department of Psychology, GW CCAS and the Institute for Neuroscience, GW SMHS
4:00 PM Break
4:10 PM Student Talk
4:30 PM Keynote Speaker - Jon Kaas, Ph.D., Distinguished Centennial Professor of Psychology, Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, and Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University.
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