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Brain and Body: Neural Control of Homeostasis

4th Annual Neuroscience Symposium
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:00am to 6:30pm

Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom
The George Washington University
800 21st St NW, Washington, DC

Featured 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

Anna Penn, M.D. Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Children's Research Institute, CNMC

Joshua Corbin, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research, CNMC

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 and Breakfast
8:45 AM Welcome
9:00 AM Faculty: Anna Penn, "Fetal Brain Injury: a Placental Disorder"
9:40 AM Faculty: Damien O'Halloran, "Calcium Homeostasis via Sodium Calcium Exchangers in Neural Circuit Assembly"
10:20 AM Student: Marine Bouyssi-Kobar (Graduate Student)
10:40 AM Student: Yingfan Zhang (Postdoc)
11:00 AM Break
11:15 AM Keynote: Clifford Saper, "Hypothalamic Regulation of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms"
12:30 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Faculty: Joshua Corbin, "Embryonic Developmental Control of Hypothalamic Circuits Controlling Homeostasis and Innate Fear"
2:40 PM Faculty: David Mendelowitz, "Can Targets in the CNS be Beneficial for Treating Cardiovascular Diseases?"
3:20 PM Student: Alejandra Fernandez (Graduate Student)
3:40 PM Student: Summer Sheremata (Postdoc)
4:00 PM Break
4:15 PM Keynote: Joseph Takahashi, "Molecular Architecture to the Circadian Clock in Mammals"
5:30 PM Closing and Reception

Reception to follow.

Registration is required. To register, visit:

This event is free of charge.

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.