2017 GW Institute for Neuroscience Symposium - Marvin Center Grand Ballroom


The 2017 GWIN Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017


2017 GW Institute for Neuroscience Symposium

Topic: New Sensations: Exciting Insights in the Chemical Senses and Social Behaviors
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
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 2017 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: Registration is now open


Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Catherine DuLac, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

Dr. Charles Zuker, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University Medical Center

Faculty Speakers:

Dr. Colin Young, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology/GW Institute for Neuroscience

Dr. Abigail Polter, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology/GW Institute for Neuroscience

Dr. Joseph Scafidi, Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurology, Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research, Children’s National Medical Center

Dr. Hui Lu, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, GW Instititute for Neuroscience

Student Speakers:

TBD

Schedule of Events
8:00 AM Breakfast/Registration
8:45 AM Welcome – Dr. Robert Miller, Senior Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Anthony LaMantia, Director, GW Institute for Neuroscience; GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences
9:00 AM Faculty Talk – Dr. Colin Young, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology/GW Institute for Neuroscience
Title: Foie Gras and the Brain
9:40 AM Faculty Talk – Dr. Abigail Polter, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology/GW Institute for Neuroscience
Title: VTA inhibitory synapses as a target of stress
10:20 AM Student/Post-Doc Talk – TBA
10:40 AM Student/Post-Doc Talk – TBA
11:00 AM Break
11:15 AM Keynote Speaker – Dr. Catherine DuLac, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
Title: Neurobiology of Social Behavior Circuits in the Mouse Brain
12:30 PM Lunch/Posters
2:00 PM Faculty Talk – Dr. Joseph Scafidi, Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurology, Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research, Children’s National Medical Center
Title: TBD
2:40 PM Faculty Talk – Dr. Hui Lu, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, GW Instititute for Neuroscience
Title: Neural circuit dysfunction in Mecp2 disorders
3:20 PM Student/Post-Doc Talk – TBA
3:40 PM Student/Post-Doc Talk – TBA
4:00 PM Break
4:15 PM Keynote Speaker – Dr. Charles Zuker, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University Medical Center
Title: From Receptors to Behavior
5:30 PM Reception