2020 Symposium Archive

13th Annual SoCal Symposium: Friday, January 10, 2020

UC Riverside, Highlander Union Building 302

Arthur Liesz

Dr. Albert Stroberg and Dr. Elizabeth Patterson Keynote Lecture: Arthur Liesz, MD., PhD.

GSN Associate Faculty, Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD)
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Presentation: "Immunological mechanisms in Stroke”


Dr. Arthur Liesz Faculty Profile

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 Schedule subject to change


Registration Badge pick-up & Poster set-up

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.

Monica Carson

Symposium Opens

Welcome and Introduction to the Center for Glial-Neuronal Interactions

Monica J. Carson, Ph.D., S. Sue Johnson Presidential Endowed Chair and Professor and Chair of Biomedical Sciences
Director,  Center for Glial-Neuronal Interactions

University of California, Riverside
Arthur Liesz
Dr. Albert Stroberg and Dr. Elizabeth Patterson Keynote Lecture
Arthur Liesz, M.D., Ph.D., Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD), Stroke-Immunology Group, Munich Center for Neurosciences – Brain & Mind, Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Presentation title: “Immunological mechanisms in Stroke”


Lunch Buffet and Poster Presentations

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

Deborah Deas

Afternoon Address & Introduction

Deborah Deas, MD., M.P.H., Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences, Mark and Pam Rubin Dean, University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

Pam Lein

Afternoon Session I


Pam Lein, PhD., Department of Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, MIND Institute - College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis


Presentation title: “Neuron-glia interactions in traffic-related air pollution effects on Alzheimer’s disease (AD)-related phenotypes in a genetically susceptible rat model”

Daria Mochly-Rosen


Daria Mochly-Rosen, PhD., The George D. Smith Professor in Translational Medicine, Chemical and Systems Biology Operations at Stanford University


Presentation title: "Cytoprotection or cell death propagation from glia to neurons by extracellular mitochondria in neurdegenerative diseases"

Aileen Anderson

Aileen Anderson, PhD., Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, Director, Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine
Presentation title: "Neural stem cell trafficking is stop and go"
Poster Session with Coffee Break
Sika Zheng

Afternoon Session II


Sika Zheng, PhD., Assistant Professor, Division of Biomedical Sciences at the University of California, Riverside
Presentation title: “Neurogenetics of Axonogenesis”
Kelly Monk

The Glenn Hatton Lecture

Kelly Monk, PhD., Co-Director and Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute, Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program
Oregon Health & Science University
Presentation title: “Molecular and genetic mechanisms of glial cell development”
5:20-5:40pm Award Presentations
5:40-6:00pm Closing Session: Wrap-Up and Summary