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2023 Symposium Program and Schedule

The 16th Annual SoCal Symposium on Glial-Neuronal Interactions in Health and Disease

In-Person • Friday, February 10, 2023
Highlander Union Building Room 302, UC Riverside

Schedule subject to change


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9:00 — 10:00 a.m.

Registration, badge pick-up, and poster set-up

General Info: Registration is free (but required) for attendees from non-profit organizations and includes full symposium program and poster viewings. Registration is $175 for those from for-profit organizations.

10:15 a.m.

Symposium Opens

Monica Carson

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 of Center for Glial-Neuronal Interactions, University of California, Riverside

10:15 — 11:15 a.m.

2023 CGNI Keynote Lecture

Anna Molofsky

Anna Molofsky, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Glial Biologist

UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences – School of Medicine, University of San Francisco, California

Presentation title: "Immune mechanisms of neural circuit remodeling"

11:15 a.m. — 1:20 p.m.

Lunch and In-Person Poster Session

Posters are only in-person. No remote viewing options will be offered.

1:20 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.

Afternoon Session I Moderator

Khaleel Razak

Khaleel A. Razak, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Director, Graduate Neuroscience Program

1:30 p.m. — 2:10 p.m.

Afternoon Session I

Presentation I

Georgia Hodes

Georgia Hodes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Neuroscience, Virginia Tech

Presentation title: TBA

2:10 p.m. — 2:50 p.m.

Presentation II

Martin Riccomagno

Martin Riccomagno, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology
College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, University of California, Riverside

Presentation title: TBA

2:50 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.

Presentation III

Thomas Lane

Thomas Lane, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Neurobiology & Behavior
Institute for Immunology, University of California, Irvine

Presentation title: TBA

3:30 p.m. — 3:50 p.m.

Afternoon break and Poster Session

3:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon Session II Moderator

Viji Santhakumar

Viji Santhakumar, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology

4:00 p.m. — 4:40 p.m.

Afternoon Session II

Presentation IV

Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neuroscience,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland

Presentation title: At the Nexus: "What Can We Learn from HIV about Neuro-Glial Interactions"

4:40 p.m. — 5:20 p.m.

The Glenn Hatton Lecture

Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith, Ph.D., Director of Basic Neuroscience Research and Principal Investigator, Center for Neuroscience,
Children’s National Health System and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Presentation title: TBA

5:20 p.m. — 5:40 p.m.

Award Presentations

5:40 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.

Closing remarks and thank yous!