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2019 Symposium Program and Schedule

12th Annual

Southern California Symposium on Glial-Neuronal Interactions in Health and Disease

Friday, January 11, 2019

Highlander Union Building, Room 302

The symposiumis a forum for individuals with neuro-centric, glial-centric or disease-centric research focus (as well as for all who find themselves in between) to present their ongoing research and initiate collaborations across disciplines and between organizations.

 

Baljit Khakh

Keynote Speaker: Bal Khakh, Ph.D.

Director, UCLA Physiology Outreach Program; Vice Chair, Neuroscience; Associate Director of Research, Brain Research Institute; Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology

"Cells That Tile Your Brain: Astrocyte Roles in Neural Circuits"

2019 Symposium Schedule

9:00 a.m.

Registration & Poster Setup

Registration is free (but required) for attendees from non-profit organizations and includes program, lunch and coffee breaks. Registration is $175 for those from for-profit organizations.

10 a.m.

Baljit Khakh

Symposium Opens

Welcome: Monica J. Carson, Ph.D., Director of Center for Glial-Neuronal Interactions, University of California, Riverside

Keynote Lecture: Baljit Khakh, Ph.D., UCLA
"Cells That Tile Your Brain: Astrocyte Roles in Neural Circuits"
Go to Baljit Khakh's website

11:15 a.m. — 1:35 p.m.

Lunch and  Poster Presentations

Lunch with speakers and attendees is sponsored by CGNI. Student and fellow posters will be available for review.

1:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session I

Viji Santhakumar, Ph.D

Presentation 1

Viji Santhakumar, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neuroscience, UC Riverside
Go to Viji Santhakumar's website

"Role of Immune Regulation of Neuronal Excitability in Acquired Epilepsy"

30-minute presentation followed by 10-minute discussion.
Iryna Ethell, Ph.D, Chair and Discussion Leader

2:10 p.m.

Jonathan Goodout

Presentation 2

Jonathan Godbout, Ph.D., Center for Brian and Spinal Cord Repair, Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, The Ohio State University
Go to Jonathan Godbout's website

"The Influence of Microglial Elimination and Repopulation on Stress-Sensitization Induced by Repeated Social Defeat"

30-minute presentation followed by 10-minute discussion.
Iryna Ethell, Ph.D, Chair and Discussion Leader

2:50 p.m.

 

Jyoti Watters

Presentation 3

Jyoti Watters, Ph.D., Professor of Comparative Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin
Go to Jyoti Watters' website
"In Utero Exposure to a Model of Maternal Sleep Disordered Breathing Alters Offspring Microglia-neuron Interactions"

30-minute presentation followed by 10-minute discussion.
Iryna Ethell, Ph.D, Chair and Discussion Leader

3:30 p.m.

 
Poster Session with Coffee Break

4:00 p.m.

 
Afternoon Session II

Daniel Reich

Presentation 4

Daniel Reich, M.D., Ph.D., The Ohio State University & National Institute of Health (NIH)
Go to Daniel Reich's website
"What can MRI Tell Us About Microglia in Multiple Sclerosis"

30-minute presentation followed by 10-minute discussion.
Nicholas DiPatrizio, Ph.D, Chair and Discussion Leader

4:40 p.m.

Maria Lehtinen

The Glenn Hatton Lecture

Maria Lehtinen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard University
"Choroid plexus-cerebrospinal fluid based signaling in developing brain"

Go to Maria Lehtinen's website

5:30 p.m.

Award Presentations

5:40 p.m.

Closing Session

Wrap-Up and Summary

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