The Picower Institute is a community of scientists dedicated to understanding the mechanisms that drive learning and memory and related functions such as cognition, emotion, perception and consciousness. We explore the brain at multiple scales, from genes and molecules, to cells and synapses, to circuits and systems, producing novel insights into how disruptions in these mechanisms can lead to developmental, psychiatric or neurodegenerative disease.
In keeping with that mission, the theme of the symposium is “Neural Mechanisms of Memory and Cognition.”
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Jessica Cardin, PhD, Yale University
Martin Fuhrmann, PhD, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Lisa Giocomo, PhD, Stanford University
Michael Halassa, PhD, MIT
Christopher Harvey, Harvard University
Thomas McHugh, PhD, RIKEN Center for Brain Science
Elly Nedivi, PhD, Picower Institute at MIT
Mu-ming Poo, PhD, Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai
Andreas Schaefer, PhD, Francis Crick Institute
9:00 - 9:05am: Opening Remarks, Li-Huei Tsai
9:05 - 9:40am: Jessica Cardin, “State-dependent cortical circuit function”
9:40 - 10:15am: Martin Fuhrmann, “How memories are stored and recalled – insights from Alzheimer’s disease models”
10:15 - 10:50am: Elly Nedivi, “Visualizing events in synapse formation in vivo”
10:50 - 11:20am: Break
11:20 - 11:55am: Andreas Schaefer, “Massively Parallel Microwire Arrays Integrated with CMOS chips for Neural Recording”
11:55am - 12:30pm: Christopher Harvey, "Cortical networks for flexible decisions during spatial navigation"
12:30 - 1:55pm: Lunch
1:55 - 2:30pm: Lisa Giocomo, "Multiple maps for navigation"
2:30 – 3:05pm: Thomas McHugh, "Hypothalamic modulation of hippocampal memory"
3:05 - 3:35pm: Break
3:35 – 4:10pm: Michael Halassa, “Thalamocortical architectures for cognitive control and flexibility”
4:10 - 4:55pm: Keynote Address, Mu-ming Poo, “The Use of Monkeys for Studying Human Biology and Diseases”
4:55 - 5:00pm: Closing Remarks, Matthew Wilson