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Dendrites: Molecules, Structure & Function (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Dendrites in Health and Disease


March 25-26, 2017


Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco
Lucca (Barga), Italy


Christine Grienberger & Trace Henry

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Dendrites: Molecules, Structure and Function is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting-edge ideas.

The goal of this meeting is to encourage interactions among young scientists representing a broad spectrum of dendritic research, from the molecular to the microcircuit level. This two-day seminar will give young researchers a platform to highlight their work, and will provide a venue for professional development through a career panel consisting of representatives from the fields of academia and industry.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Dendrites: Molecules, Structure & Function" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:30 pm - 4:30 pmArrival and Check-in
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmMolecular Signaling in Dendrites
Discussion Leader: Christine Grienberger (Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA)
3:15 pm - 3:20 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
3:20 pm - 3:35 pmAnna Schroeder (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain and Disease Research, Belgium)
"A Modular Organization of Synaptic Adhesion Defines Synapse Identity"
3:35 pm - 3:40 pmDiscussion
3:40 pm - 3:55 pmStephen Glasgow (McGill University, Canada)
"Netrin-1 Regulates Glutamatergic Synaptic Transmission in the Adult Hippocampus"
3:55 pm - 4:00 pmDiscussion
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmDendritic Integration
Discussion Leader: Mirko Santello (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
5:30 pm - 5:35 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
5:35 pm - 5:50 pmKirsten Bohmbach (Institute of Cellular Neurosciences, University of Bonn, Germany)
"Endocannabinoid Control of NMDAR-Dependent Supra-Linear Dendritic Integration via Co-Agonist Supply"
5:50 pm - 5:55 pmDiscussion
5:55 pm - 6:10 pmRavi Chopra (University of Michigan Medical School, USA)
"Increased Dendritic Excitability Drives Purkinje Neuron Dendrite Degeneration in Cerebellar Ataxia"
6:10 pm - 6:15 pmDiscussion
6:15 pm - 6:30 pmTimothy Musial (Rush University Medical Center, USA)
"Manipulating Internal Calcium Stores Rescues a Mixed HCN Channelopathy Linked to Alzheimer's Disease"
6:30 pm - 6:35 pmDiscussion
6:35 pm - 6:50 pmLea Goetz (University College London, United Kingdom)
"Strong but Sparse Inputs Determine Orientation Selectivity via Dendritic Spikes"
6:50 pm - 6:55 pmDiscussion
6:55 pm - 7:10 pmRebecca Voglewede (Tulane Brain Institute, Tulane University, USA)
"Age-Dependent Alterations in Cortical Dendritic Spine Dynamics Following Whisker Stimulation"
7:10 pm - 7:15 pmDiscussion
7:15 pm - 7:30 pmGeneral Discussion
8:00 pmDinner
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amDendrites and Neural Circuits
Discussion Leader: Simon Chen (University of Ottawa, Canada)
9:00 am - 9:05 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:05 am - 9:20 amKatherine Thompson-Peer (University of California, San Francisco / Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA)
"Monitoring Dendrite Regeneration After Injury In Vivo"
9:20 am - 9:25 amDiscussion
9:25 am - 9:40 amErik Bloss (Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA)
"Projection-Specific Forms of Clustered Multi-Contact Excitatory Synaptic Connectivity on CA1 Pyramidal Neuron Dendrites"
9:40 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:00 amJenelle Wallace (Harvard University, USA)
"Development and Refinement of Functional Properties of Adult-Born Neurons"
10:00 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 am - 10:20 amSandeep Kishore (Northwestern University, USA)
"A Subcellular Map of Inhibition for Maintaining Left-Right Alternation at Fast Speeds Emerges During Development"
10:20 am - 10:25 amDiscussion
10:25 am - 10:40 amCourtney Yaeger (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
"Optically Probing Dendritic Inhibition During the Visual Critical Period"
10:40 am - 10:45 amDiscussion
10:45 am - 11:00 amGeneral Discussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Career Pathways for Young Researchers
Discussion Leader: Trace Henry (University of Michigan, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:35 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
1:35 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"What to Do After Your Ph.D.?"
  • Rita Balice-Gordon (Sanofi, USA)
  • Jun Ding (Stanford University School of Medicine, USA)
  • Benjamin Hall (F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland)
  • Judit Makara (Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes

Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13NS100364. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
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