2023 Symposium Program and Schedule

2023 Symposium 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

9:00 — 10:00a.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.



10:15 — 11:15 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

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 you!

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